When getting tattooed, color particles are pinched with fine needles into the sub-cutaneous tissues. The thin epidermis (first layer of skin) allows the color particles of the sub-cutaneous skin shine through. The process of tattooing leaves both, smaller and larger color particles in the skin. Over time, the body's scavenger cells (macrophages or white blood cells) are removing these foreign bodies.
That is why tattoos fade after a few years. However, since only the small color particles can be removed from these scavenger cells, a visible portion remains even after a very long time. Laser removal uses this principle by "shooting" the color particles with an intense light beam, splitting the particles into smaller ones which then can be transported away by the lymph system.
To remove a tattoo with a laser, bundled (visible or invisible) light is used to heat the color particles for a very short (billionth of a second) period and thus let them burst. The smaller parts then can be removed by the macrophages.
Since at each treatment only parts of the color particles are destroyed, several sessions (usually between 8 and 12) are necessary to get rid of the tattoo completely.
Nd:YAG laser is the abbreviation for neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser and describes a special type of laser. The neodymium is responsible for the intensification of the light (brightness and luminosity) and the yttrium aluminum garnet as crystal for the generation of the light.
The generated light beam operates with a wavelength of 1064 nm (frequency-doubled: 532 nm) and emits intense light beams over shortest periods (billionth of a second). Depending on the wavelength, different color particles are affected, i. e. the different colors of a tattoo can be optimally removed by adjusting the frequencies.
Another quality feature of the lasers is the so-called Q-switched technology, which emits the high energy light only at very short intervals. This is particularly kind to the skin, because short periods of time are sufficient to burst the color particles in the skin. The shorter the interaction of the laser with the skin, the lower the irritation.
Most customers want a quick tattoo removal, for obvious reasons. Nevertheless, it is important to set serious expectations - usually several treatments per tattoo are necessary. The number is individually dependent on the number of colors, the composition of the colors of the tattoo artist, the type and depth of the tattoo, the intensity of the tattoo, but also physical factors such as the immune system play an important role. As a rule, tattoos can be completely removed within 8 and 12 sessions, always depending on the individual case.
In order to minimize the pain during the treatment, we use:
As we care about the well-being of our customers, we use a special air-cooling unit for each treatment, producing cold air (-20 °C to -30 °C), which makes a much more painless treatment possible.
Equipped with the latest Q-switched technology, the laser is especially kind to the skin, because the shortest time is enough to burst the color particles within the skin. The shorter the interaction of the laser within the skin, the lower the irritation.
The available alternatives to a laser treatment have considerable disadvantages. In order to give you an overview of other methods, you can find a short list here.
Other medical reasons that prevent laser treatment are pregnancy, hemophilia, viral hepatitis, epilepsy, kidney disease, and HIV. In case of doubt, please contact our treatment experts, who provide you advise individually and free of charge.
Hair removal by means of SHR (Super Hair Removal) permanently interrupts the growth of the hair. In our skin, the hair roots normally produce hair again and again - conventional methods such as shaving, waxing or chemical removal are not permanent, because the hair roots themselves remain intact. The goal of a hair removal by a laser is thus to permanently interrupt the production of the hair at its root, by this is degenerated and can not produce any more hair.
For this purpose, hair roots must be heated to at least 45 ° C - because of the temperature, they become permanently deadened and thus produce no more hair. In order to protect the surrounding skin, the SHR method of InkLess uses only a very short beam of light (pulse) to prevent burns around the hair roots. The outer skin layer remains unaffected, while the hair itself directs the energy into the root by its own color (melanin). This leads to the heating and obliteration of the root.
There are two basic procedures for the permanent removal of hair - removal by the SHR method (Super Hair Removal), which Inkless uses, and the IPL (Intense Pulse Light) method.
In the conventional IPL method, very short pulses with very high energies are emitted. Via the melanin, this energy is directed to the hair root and generates a heat of about 70 ° C. Since the skin also contains melanin, this also takes up some of the energy, which in the worst case can lead to burns, but at the most is felt as painful by most people.
With the SHR-method instead of a short, but high-energy impulse is set to a longer warming. 6-10 light pulses are emitted at short intervals (up to 10 per second). Thus, not only the melanin of the hair is addressed, but also the tissue of the stem cells is slowly and gently heated. The temperature rises to only about 45 ° C, which is perceived as a pleasant warmth and prevents the skin from getting burned. It is also possible to treat very light hairs by SHR, since the melanin is no longer the only influencing factor. In addition, in contrast to IPL, even darker skin types can be treated.
With our treatment it is possible to easily and painlessly remove the annoying spider veins. In the treatment of these small veins, energy is transmitted to them through very short light pulses with a special IPL device. These heat up to 70 ° C and close permanently. The procedure is extremely painless, well proven, and provides a safe way to permanently remove the spider veins.
If a serious disease of the underlying veins is excluded (medical preliminary examination), the treatment can immediately begin. Our trained staff ensures through many years of experience that both fast and gentle results in the treatment are to be expected.
As a rule, all spider veins can be removed in 1-3 sessions. The result varies between types of skin, but in all cases there is a noticeable improvement already after the first session.