The Tattoo Removal Process
- 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.
- 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.
- Due to the way in which tattoo ink is layered into the skin, most tattoos will require multiple treatments in order to achieve complete removal.
- Each treatment will progressively target the deeper layers of ink that were previously hidden by the earlier layers.
- We recommend that treatments be spaced at least 8 weeks apart, in order to allow for an optimum degree of fading between visits.
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