FAQ

  • Yes. The place can be completely re-tattooed later.

  • The duration of the treatment depends on the size of the tattoo and on the cooling time. We plan at least 30 minutes for a treatment.

  • The health insurance usually does not cover the costs for the removal of a tattoo.

  • There should be about six weeks between treatments to allow the skin and immune system to recover. It is important that the wound has healed completely before the next treatment can take place.

  • Photosensitivity increasing drugs that are not taken regularly should be avoided before treatment.
    The affected area must be kept dry and absolutely clean for two days after treatment to avoid exposing it to infection.
    The tattoo should not be exposed to the sun during the treatment period.

  • During the tattoo removal the tattoo is “shot” with the laser light. These shattered colour pigments trigger a cleaning process in the body, so that the colour pigments are then removed via the lymphatic system.

  • Amateur tattoos are engraved with a simple needle and ink or ink itself. Professional tattoos are pricked into the skin with a special machine. The professional tattoos are usually placed a little deeper into the skin.

  • Yes. The laser can shatter all the color pigments. Black or dark blue tattoos are the easiest to remove. With light colours it is more difficult, because the skin should not be damaged. A colour change may occur during the treatment. If this is the case, additional treatments are necessary.

  • Even dark-skinned or Asian people can have a tattoo removed. However, there is a risk of depigmentation.

  • The area to be treated will initially be reddened and swollen. If a crust forms, it should not be removed, otherwise there is a risk of scarring. Pigment spots may be visible on very dark skin. It is important to follow the care instructions of our dermatologist to avoid the risk of bacterial infections.

  • The number of treatments is individual. Only very small tattoos can be removed in rare cases with a few treatments. The number depends on various factors: amateur or professional tattoo, colour and colour composition, size and texture, depth and density, lymphatic system reactivity and aftercare. Usually you can see the success after each treatment, as the tattoo gradually weakens. Several treatments are always necessary for complete removal.

  • Yes, pain can also occur during tattoo removal, depending on the sensitivity of the person and the area. The feeling is roughly comparable to that during tattooing.

  • No. The removal of a tattoo with the Dermacare Nd:YAG laser is gentle on the skin and leaves no scars as long as the client follows the instructions of our therapist. In the case of particularly tanned skin, it is possible to see light pigmentation areas.

  • Dermacare uses only the most effective laser devices that have proven themselves over long periods of time. For tattoo removal we use the most modern PICO-second laser from ALMA (Pico Clear) and REVLITE, the highly effective nano-second laser from Cynosure. The lasers have different wavelengths (1064nm, 650nm, 585nm and 532nm) so that almost all colours can be removed.

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