Dr. Yves Herbert

Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoos have grown particularly popular over the last few years. Yet while many people want to get them, just as many want to get rid of them. Tattoos are created by injecting coloured pigments into tiny holes made in the skin. The results are more or less permanent regardless of whether the pigment has been injected by a professional tattoo artist or an amateur. Many of us come to the realization that the tattoo we thought would be perfect forever is now a liability either for professional or social reasons. There is now a solution for most tattoos depending on the colour and how the tattoo was first applied.

Laser tattoo removal is now considered the best method for deleting unwanted tattoos. Pulses of light from a laser are directed onto the tattoo to break up the pigment. Over the weeks following each treatment, macrophages in the body eliminate the pigments that have been destroyed. Generally, several treatments are needed to get rid of the entire tattoo which means that the process could require many months.

The treatment protocol and the results that you may expect are explained during the initial consultation with one of our doctors who will go through the pros and cons of this technology and the possible complications.