When a tattoo is applied, thousands of particles of ink are deposited into the dense inner layer of skin known as the dermis. The body’s normal reaction to foreign particles such as ink, is to absorb and eradicate them however the size of the particles in tattoo ink prevents this.
During laser treatment the ink particles are shattered into tiny fragments so that the body can remove it.
The laser doesn’t target the skin at all, it selectively targets the ink molecules only.
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
Tattoo ink is layered into the skin so most tattoos require a series of treatments to completely remove. Each treatment will progressively target the deeper layers of ink that were previously hidden by the earlier layers.
Treatments are a minimum of 6 weeks apart, we usually recommend 8 week gaps in order to achieve optimum fading from each treatment.