Tattoo Removal

About Tattoo Removal

Unwanted dark and multi-colored tattoos can be safely and effectively eliminated with Alma’s range of tattoo removal treatments.

Successful multi-color tattoo removal requires a high powered laser that can deliver enough energy within the absorption spectrum of a wide range of colors.

The high power Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser is ideal for treating darker ink colors (black, blue and green), while the 532 nm wavelength is effective for brighter ink colors (red, orange and yellow). The mechanical Q-Switched effect works by vibrating and breaking down the ink particles in the tattoo. As the area heals, the body’s immune system flushes away the shattered ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade with minimal risk of scarring or hypopigmentation.

The Process

How many treatments are required to remove a tattoo?

That depends on the size, age and location of the tattoo. Some large tattoos are so big they can’t be covered in one session, thus requiring more appointments. Also, older tattoos are harder to remove as over time the pigment goes deeper within the skin.

How long does the overall process take?

Keep in mind intervals of 6-8 weeks between sessions are mandatory therefor an 8 session process can take a little bit over a year.

Can tattoo removal be combined with any other skin treatments?

Yes, combined treatments are highly recommended. It consists of 2 options: various technologies combinations available on the Harmony system or as well as combining laser treatments with fillers such as hyaluronic acid.