The Technology behind Tattoo Removal
Tattoos are created by inserting pigment (ink) deep into the skin’s layers via a group of needles attached to an electric tattoo machine with different colored inks. These needles are rapidly injected repeatedly into the skin injecting small droplets of ink with every puncture to create the tattoo. Overtime, the tattoo ink stays in place with minimal or no fading.
The preferred method for removing tattoos is laser tattoo removal. Lasers have been used for many years for tattoo removal, some with minimal to moderate success and some without any success at all. Successful removal of a tattoo depends greatly upon the type of laser being used. Many lasers are available today for tattoo removal, but not all lasers have the same results. Therefore, it is important to be treated using the most technologically-advanced laser on the market.
Our Q-switched laser is the top-of-the-line. It is capable of producing brief, but powerful pulses of energy, which are the ones most effective for tattoo removal. Depending on the size, color, and location of the tattoo, we will choose the specific combination of laser wavelength and energy that will work best for your tattoo.
Tattoo ink is removed by using specific wavelengths of laser energy that passes into the skin, but is absorbed only by the ink. This causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the body’s own immune system. Our laser provides maximum tattoo removal while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.