How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work

When people make the decision to get a tattoo, the intention is for permanent results. However, circumstances change and sometimes a tattoo removal is sought. Does laser tattoo removal work? Is it possible to remove something that was intended to be permanent? Before any procedure, we're happy to walk our clients through the tattoo removal process. This is a little of what you can expect and how laser tattoo removal works.

Tattoo Removal Process

From the moment tattoo ink is injected into the skin, the body realizes the ink particles as intruders. This causes white blood cells to engulf and escort small particles to the liver, where they can be excreted. Many of the ink particles are too large for the white blood cells to takeover, which is the reason many tattoos will fade over time, but not disappear completely.To totally rid the skin of a tattoo, ink must be broken down into smaller particles through the laser tattoo removal process. 

Our PicoWay laser operates on a scale of picoseconds, or one trillionth of a second. This ultra-fast delivery to the targeting ink particles will shatter them. With the ink broken down into smaller particles, white blood cells are able to transport them to the liver for excretion. 

Smarter Every Day has created a behind the scenes video of tattoo removal to explain the process.

Time Frame

There are several benefits to using a PicoWay Laser, one of them being the minimized time frame in the tattoo removal process. Because of the ultra-fast delivery of PicoWay's pulses, even tiny particles are broken down further so that the body can clear the ink more quickly. Additionally, treatments for a medium size tattoo can last as little as 15 to 20 minutes, allowing clients to even schedule appointments on their lunch break.


If you have any further questions about the tattoo removal process or want to schedule your appointment, don't hesitate to give us a call. 

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