Qswitch Nd: Yag 1064 / 532nm – laser removal of tattoo and permanent makeup


Laser tattoo removal technology

The Harmony XL platform (ALMA LASERS) with which the laser tattoo removal and permanent make-up procedure is performed is the most multi-application laser platform used so far in aesthetic medicine offices. Using it, you can perform dermatological and aesthetic treatments using one of the most effective technologies that use laser radiation.

The effects of laser tattoo removal procedure

The treatment is mainly aimed at removing an unwanted tattoo or permanent make-up. The effect is possible thanks to the Qswitch technology. During the treatment, very high density energy is used, which allows you to easily and easily break up the dye used to make a tattoo or make-up on very small particles. The particulate matter is removed from the body through phagocytosis.
Depending on the type of tattoo (its structure and dyes used), the number of treatments ensuring its complete removal varies. In the case of amateur tattoos, usually 4-5 treatments are enough, and professional – even 6-10. Treatments are carried out 6-8 weeks apart. This is the time when particles are absorbed by the body. This process is manifested by gradual fading of the drawing.


What does the procedure for removing a tattoo with a laser look like?

The procedure is performed by a certified cosmetologist. At the request of the patient, a specialist in aesthetic medicine may conduct an additional consultation. Therapy is not painful, but if there is such a need, local anesthesia is possible. Harmony Qswitch laser cumulates energy in an ultra-short pulse that is introduced into the skin. The laser beams are in consequence selectively absorbed by the dye, which leads to its breaking up into small molecules. Then, these particles are naturally captured and removed from the body by macrophages (specialized blood cells). Depending on the color of the substance, waves of different lengths are absorbed. What is important, the pulses sent by the laser do not cause thermal damage to the tissues, so that even after several treatments the skin structure remains unchanged.

The time of the laser removal procedure

The duration of the procedure depends on the size of the tattoos. It ranges from 5 to 60 minutes.

The period of convalescence

After the laser removal of the tattoo, the skin is swollen as well as red. Local edema is possible, which is quite normal for this type of procedure. The total convalescence time is several weeks. Depending on the doctor’s recommendations, the treatment should be repeated. In order to maintain the effects, among others give up sunbathing.

The duration of the effects

By following the recommendations, you can get lasting results.


  • Bacterial or viral infection,
  • Immune system disorders,
  • Isotretinoin (during the last 6-9 months),
  • Scleroderma,
  • Radiotherapy,
  • Healing disorders,
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding,
  • Skin type VI,
  • Other possible contraindications include irregular skin pigmentation (psoriasis, vitiligo) and recurrent infections.

The presented description of the procedure is of general character and does not constitute medical information. The basis for the operation is always an individual medical consultation.

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