Remove tattoos with laser

Written by: Dra. Adriana Ribé
Published: | Updated: 17/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®


To eliminate tattoos, there are different techniques. Which is the most effective?

Do you want to get rid of a tattoo? in Ribé Clínic Medical Center we offer you the best technology. We currently know that laser is the most effective method to remove ink from tattoos. In our medical center we have the Rev Lite laser, which is the most powerful laser on the market and with a more homogeneous shot. This means that we are able to eliminate a lot of ink, ink of all colors, minimizing the damage we produce in the surrounding tissue. Thus we are able to eliminate the ink of the tattoos without leaving possibilities of scars or color disorders. This is achieved because this is the best laser to have control of the shot. What we want is for the ink to absorb the laser light and we can destroy it in very small pieces that our body will be able to eliminate.. So, session by session, we will be getting to eliminate the ink of that tattoo that you no longer want.

Can this technique be used in any area of ​​the body?

Yes, this laser can be used to remove tattoos from any area of ​​the body, although it is true that there are areas, which, because they are more specific, you have to go much more carefully. Here is important the medical hands of the professional who will use it. For example, if we remove a tattoo on the upper eyelid, which is a delicate structure, we must use eye protection. But in principle you can remove a tattoo at any location. It is also important to know that after a wound is not going to remain, there will simply be a little inflammation that can last a day and what we do is apply an antibiotic anti-inflammatory cream, but you can resume normal life, routine life, without any problem and it can be exposed to the sun with sun protection.


Does the type of tattoo and the way it is made influence its removal?

We all want good results, both professionals and patients, and this will depend on the experience of the professional, the machine that will be used and of course the characteristics of the tattoo. If we have chosen a good medical center with a professional that guarantees results and experience, what will the final result be better or worse? It will depend on whether the tattoo has a lot of ink, if there are colors that are more difficult to eliminate because there are colors that absorb the laser light very well and the ink is easily destroyed and there are others where it will cost more because they will not absorb so much. light. That is why it is important to have a laser that has many wavelengths that can be adapted to all the colors of our tattoo. Therefore if it is important, also, the characteristics of the tattoo that will define a greater or lesser number of sessions, we are usually around 6 or 8 and one is done every 3 months.


Once eliminated, can there be marks and scars or does the skin recover its original texture?

Obviously when we look for good results we refer to eliminate the tattoo in its entirety and that the quality of the skin after the treatment has to be perfect, without scars or discolorations. This is possible, it is necessary to do a gradual and progressive elimination of the tattoo without leaving any type of alteration.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Adriana Ribé
Aesthetic Medicine

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona, ​​Dr. Adriana Ribé is formed in Anatomy Pathology at the Clinic Hospital and Dermatopathology in the New York Presbyterian Hospital. He has extensive experience in cosmetic dermatology and is an expert in laser techniques for stains, hair removal, tattoo removal, scar correction, facial rejuvenation and body contouring. She is Director of Ribé Clinic, medical center accredited by the Generalitat that has the latest laser technology and injectable materials. Dra. Adriana is Ribé opinion leader laser prestigious international companies.

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