FAQ Tattoo Removal Ärzte- und Laserzentrum

Ärzte- und Laserzentrum Frankfurt und Wiesbaden

The cost depends on the size of the area to be treated. For larger tattoos, we will be happy to provide you with an individualized estimate before treatment begins. As a rule, you pay per treatment, but there are also treatment packages reduced in price.

Avoid the blazing sun and solarium visits for some time before the start of the treatment. If the skin is pale, the risk of pigmentation disorders from the treatment is minimal. Some drugs can significantly increase photosensitivity. Therefore, please let us know if you take any medications on a regular basis.

Laser tattoo removal should not be performed during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Treatment can be continued after breastfeeding without any problems.

Immediately after the treatment, the lasered area is protected with a cream and a bandage or plaster. A crust forms over the next few days, and blistering is also possible. Make sure that the place is protected from friction. Once the crust has fallen off, you can leave off the patch and use an oily wound ointment to care for it.

Blisters may appear after the treatment. A crust, which falls off by itself after about two to three weeks, also develops. With well-punctured tattoos with an average amount of color, the risk of scarring is very low. The laser, specially developed for tattoos, with a very short pulse duration, prevents scarring, as the skin is only heated for an extremely short time.

For a professional tattoo, you should definitely count on four to six treatments. The more color a tattoo contains, or the “fresher” it is, the more treatments are required. Pale, old or self-pierced tattoos can also be completely removed after only three to four treatments. On the other hand, very dark and deeply stung tattoos may require more than ten treatments.

If the color is superficial, part of the color is repelled with the crust after laser treatment. A large proportion of the dissolved color pigments is removed via the lymphatic channels. The removal of the paint can be accelerated by lymphatic drainage, which we also offer. For this purpose it is necessary to perform lymphatic drainage for at least half an hour after the treatment.

The pain of a single laser pulse, is similar to the pain of getting a tattoo. If desired, a test shot can be taken on the skin during the consultation so that you can get an impression of the treatment.

Because these do not absorb the laser light, but rather reflect it. The ink particles can therefore not be destroyed by the laser.

There are other methods besides laser to remove your unwanted tattoo, these are briefly explained once here. However, we do not recommend all methods except laser tattoo removal. Method: The removal with the help of electricity In this method, with the help of electricity, heat is directed into the skin, which destroys the dye. This method has some disadvantages, such as the risk of scarring and burning the surrounding skin cells. The healing with this method is also very painful and long. Method: Abrasion of the skin Here, the top layer of skin is removed with the help of a cutter or a sandblaster, in which the tattoo color is located. The treatment also entails risks. Local anesthesia is required. As a rule, this method leaves permanent scars. Method: Chemical peeling During treatment with a chemical peel, which usually consists of concentrated fruit acid, the upper layers of the skin are removed. The final removal of the pigments is done with the help of a sandblast, water or by using other chemicals. Scarring is also to be expected with this type of treatment, furthermore a lengthy healing process is to be expected. Method: Lactic acid In the treatment with lactic acid, as in tattooing, the lower layers of the skin are opened with needles and the lactic acid gets under the skin. As a result, the body regards the tattooed ink as a foreign body and rejects it. However, this method should be considered with caution, as it can cause adverse health effects. The skin and mucous membrane may show severe irritation, which may also cause scarring.

As a laser center, we have various lasers at our disposal. Tattoo removal is also possible with the YAG laser in our office.

Basically, a freshly stung tattoo should first heal completely. We recommend that a tattoo should be at least six months old before it can be removed with laser therapy.

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