No pain, no scars - The Center for Laser Medicine of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia at the Hospital of the Ruhr-University in Bochum's St. Joseph Hospital is the first hospital in Europe to use the new technology, "PicoSure" and wants to explore their effect.
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Only since May, which is 300 000 Euro expensive equipment on the market. The German manufacturer Cynosure Promise: The unloved motives disappear almost without trace - without negative marks, no scars. In addition, it should go faster, be to make with fewer sessions and above all: almost painless.
"I've watched some videos on the internet that showed how tattoos are removed with the old laser technology. That looked pretty brutal out, "says nobody.” The pain will be worse than the tattoo itself" When the doctor, Klaus Hoffmann bends over no man's bare chest and begins to move the laser over the tattoo, this is pleasantly surprised. "Feels like little electric shocks," he says.
After about ten minutes, the session is over, two to four more every few weeks to follow. In the past would have required 15 to 20 one-hour treatments?
At own expense - The cost has remained the same from 1500 to 2000 Euros it cost to removal. Health insurance pay the treatment, according to the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds not - this is also true of alternative methods, such as the injection of solutions or the cutting away of the affected skin area.