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Tattoo Removal

The Safe and Effective New Treatment to Remove an Unwanted Tattoo

Do you have a tattoo that seemed a good idea at the time but you now regret and would love to remove it?

If so, the answer would be easier than you think. Many wish to know, ‘is laser tattoo removal safe and effective?’ Tattoo removal has come a long way in recent years. The new FDA-approved Harmony XL Pro laser tattooremoval treatment uses high power Q-switchd Nd:YAG 1064nm and KTP 532nm laser light treatment to shatter the ink pigment.  Harmony Laser is powerful enough to remove even the most stubborn tattoos to reveal clear, smooth and inkfree skin. This treatment carries only a very slight risk of scarring or pigmentation changes.

Is laser tattoo removal safe and effective and how does it work?

Tattoo ink particles are too large to be expelled naturally by the body. The tattoo pigment is injected into the lower layers of the skin it becomes trapped by collagen fibers. So although tattoos may fade over time, the only truly effective way to remove a tattoo is professionally. The treatment works by using high intensity light beams to shatter the large ink particles into tiny particles which the body’s immune system can then remove. Meaning, the tattoo gradually starts to fade then disappears altogether. Due to the tattoo ink selectively absorbing the laser energy, the surrounding skin does not become harmed or overheated.

The Harmony XL Pro is a Q-switched laser. This means that laser light is delivered in nanoseconds and is regarded as the gold standard amongst dermatologists.

Full spectrum laser tattoo removal

Unwanted dark and multi-colored tattoos can be safely and effectively eliminated with Alma’s range of tattoo removal treatments.

Successful multi-color tattoo removal requires a high powered laser that can deliver enough energy within the absorption spectrum of a wide range of colors.

The high power Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser is ideal for treating darker ink colors (black, blue and green), while the 532 nm wavelength is effective for brighter ink colors (red, orange and yellow). The mechanical Q-Switched effect works by vibrating and breaking down the ink particles in the tattoo. As the area heals, the body’s immune system flushes away the shattered ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade with minimal risk of scarring or hypopigmentation.

What to expect from your full spectrum laser tattoo removal treatment

  • Treatment Time – 5 minutes to over an hour dependent on type/size
  • Back to Work – Immediate
  • Anaesthetic – None/Topical if required
  • Sensitivity Period – 7 days+
  • Visible Results – Improvement after first treatment
  • Number of Treatments – Dependent on type/quality of tattoo – 2 to 8
  • Possible Side Effects – Redness, bleeding, irritation, itchiness, blistering
  • Duration of Results – Permanent

Before & After



How many treatments are required to remove a tattoo? How long does the overall process take?
That depends on the size, age and location of the tattoo. Some large tattoos are so big they can’t be covered in one session, thus requiring more appointments. Also, older tattoos are harder to remove as over time the pigment goes deeper within the skin. Keep in mind intervals of 6-8 weeks between sessions are mandatory therefore an 8 session process can take a little bit over a year.
Is it safe?
The Harmony XL Pro Tattoo Removal system is clinically proven to be both safe and effective.
How does it work?
Tattoo ink is seen as a foreign body in the skin layer. Laser light targets the pigment in the ink that causes photoacoustic fragmentation of the ink particles. These particles are removed by phagocytes and drained out of the body through the lymphatic system.
Is the treatment suitable for me?
Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064nm and KTP 532nm laser light can be used on all skin types. However, prior to treatment a free consultation is carried out during which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. You will be asked to give informed consent and a small test patch will be carried out prior to your first session.