How dose the laser work?
Tattoo removal using laser is the gradual fading of the tattoo utilising multiple treatments over time.While tattoos were once considered permanent, it is now possible to remove them with laser treatment fully or partially for “cover-up”. Tattoo removal is most commonly performed using lasers to break down the ink particles in the tattoo. The broken-down ink is then absorbed by the body, mimicking the natural fading that time or sun exposure would create. All tattoo pigments have specific light absorption spectra. A tattoo laser must be capable of emitting adequate energy within the given absorption spectrum of the pigment to provide an effective treatment. Certain tattoo pigments, such as yellows, whites and fluorescent inks are more challenging to treat than blacks, purples greens, reds and blues.
How does the laser work ?
Tattoo ink particles are too large for the body’s immune system to remove naturally. By passing a very short pulse of high power laser light through the skin, the tattoo ink is broken into smaller particles, which the body is able to remove. How many treatments are required to remove a tattoo? In most cases it takes 3-12 treatment sessions to remove tattoo as much as possible. Generally, laser removal treatments will be scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. It is not guaranteed that your tattoo will be completely erased, The number of treatments also depends on the color and location of your tattoo. For example, black or dark red tattoos are the easiest to remove and will require fewer sessions than a tattoo that is another color or a mixture of many colors ie yellow and orange and green.