Medical tattoo removal with the Hollywood Spectra laser allows you to get rid of a tattoo you regret having or whose original appearance has become distorted.
This is quite a long treatment, however, as it requires several sessions spaced longer and longer apart. The number of sessions will depend on how many different pigments (colours) there are to remove.
If the tattoo is covered by hair, the area will need shaving prior to treatment (except the eyebrows).
When the laser is passed over the skin, it will feel like an elastic band snapping on the skin and a sharp cracking noise is emitted with every shot.
Over the next few days, the patient must avoid rubbing the area, having hot baths, doing intense exercise or exposing the area to ultraviolet rays (sun).
For “dermo-cosmetic” tattoos, i.e. “permanent” make-up:
We then recommend having the area retattooed by a dermo-pigmentation expert, to cover up the area that cannot be treated with medical lasers.
Like all treatments using this type of laser, side-effects are expected but are temporary. The doctor will tell the patient what to do:
We recommend disinfecting the area and applying a healing cream twice a day for 15 to 21 days after treatment.
High-factor sun protection is also required (SPF50+) for the month following treatment.
Like for any aesthetic medicine treatment, patient safety is the doctor’s priority. Therefore, there are some counter indications to consider before undergoing this type of treatment:
The fee depends on the pigments present in the treatment area.
The fees per session are set out by the laser specialist during a free consultation prior to treatment, when a quote is drawn up and the effects are explained.
Please note that, the more ink the tattoo contains, i.e. the deeper and darker it is, the more sessions will be required in order to remove it.
We recommend spacing the first sessions at least 2 months apart, then leaving even more time between the final sessions in order to allow the body enough time to eliminate the fragments of pigment naturally.