Laser Tattoo Removal Process
Natural Fading of Tattoos
Did you know the moment tattoo ink is inserted into your skin, your body’s immune system immediately and constantly works to remove it? You must be wondering why tattoos are permanent then. Tattoo ink is strategically placed in the dermis, the skin’s deepest layer, to achieve its permanent design. However, the ink particles are much larger in relation to the tiny immune cells, making removal difficult. Instead, the ink particles get absorbed by new fibroblasts and connective tissue in the skin’s dermis while the tiny immune cells continuously chips away at the trapped ink. This instinctive immune process explains why tattoos naturally and slowly fade over time.
How It Works
Laser tattoo removal essentially improves and significantly speeds up the immune system’s natural process by breaking down the large ink particles into bite-sized pieces that are easier to remove. Over a series of treatments, our Astanza Trinity laser sends multiple pulses of light energy to break up the large ink particles in your skin’s dermis. Specific wavelengths of light energy are used to target a select group of ink colors. The large ink particles absorb the light energy, heat up, and shatter into smaller fragments without causing damage to the surrounding skin tissue. The shattered ink particles are then absorbed by your immune system and naturally flushed out through the lymphatic system.
This process is repeated over a series of treatments, with each session shattering more ink than the previous and further speeding up the removal process. That said, virtually every tattoo will need multiple treatments to target the multiple layers that make up a tattoo. During your free consultation, a Connecticut Tattoo Removal medical practitioner will assess your tattoo and determine the number of treatments you will need to reach your desired outcome.
Fading for Cover-Ups
Laser tattoo removal isn’t just for erasing. Many clients interested in getting a cover-up tattoo are recommended by their tattoo artist to receive laser tattoo removal to fade their existing tattoo. Fading a tattoo before a cover-up helps create a cleaner canvas for your tattoo artist to work on. Furthermore, it removes size and color limitations that tattoo artists often face when trying to conceal a dense tattoo with dark black ink. Don’t regret your tattoo twice. Consider getting laser tattoo removal to lighten your tattoo in preparation for a cover-up piece.