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The Tattoo Removal Process

Step 1

  • During the application of tattoos, thousands of particles of ink are deposited into the dense inner layer of skin known as the dermis.
  • Whilst the body’s normal reaction to such foreign particles is to absorb and eradicate them, the size of the particles in tattoo ink prevents this.
  • During laser treatment however, these large ink particles are shattered into many smaller pieces, which the body can then remove.

Step 2

  • Laser treatment selectively targets the ink molecules only, not the surrounding skin tissue.
  • It consists of very short and fast pulses of concentrated energy, at wavelengths that are specifically matched to be of greatest impact on the targeted ink colour.
  • Once the ink particles have been broken down into smaller pieces, the body’s immune system will go to work removing them and the tattoo will begin to fade.