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When you make the decision to have a tattoo applied, in a sense you’ve made a decision the affects your life, good, bad or indifferent. It’s the same when you make the decision to have a tattoo removed, although your reasons may be very different. We understand you may be at a crossroads in life and we’ll do everything we can to make your treatments as painless (both physically and emotionally) as possible.
You’ll find our staff friendly, nonjudgmental and our facility clean, soothing and state-of-the-art. Bottom line, we want you to feel comfortable when you walk in our door, and even more so when you leave.
Realizing you may be curious exactly how the process works, below is a bit of background on the procedure. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with any member of our staff who will be happy to answer your questions or concerns.
How The Tattoo Removal Process Works
Scientifically speaking, your body treats the application of a tattoo as a foreign entity and tries to remove it, just as it would any cold, flu or infection. This can be seen as any tattoo will fade over time and those brilliant colors will become faded and hazy. That said, most of the ink particles are too large for the body to flush, so the tattoo remains, simply a bit dimmer over time.
In a sense, the laser removal is just technology lending a hand to your body’s natural desire to remove foreign entities. There is misinformation causing people to think the laser is burning out the ink, but that is not correct. Laser pulses simply shatter the ink particles into microparticles, small enough for the body to flush them, which it does slowly over weeks and months.
The Science Behind Laser Tatoo Removalk?
Thankfully, laser technology, just like other forms of tech, has advanced, which is a benefit to the patient.
Effectively there are two types of lasers, nanosecond q-switched and the picosecond laser from PicoSure. While each one performs its function well, the picosecond is a more effective, often cutting the number of treatments in half. This is accomplished by shattering the ink particles into even smaller microparticles, which aid the body with removal.
We actually only have one goal, and that is to help you achieve your desired results. We accomplish this by having a well-trained staff and the latest laser tattoo removal equipment. For instance, we employ both the nano and pico lasers, which allows us to customize your treatment based on the color of your tattoo as well as skin type. By doing this, your tattoo will be removed in a shorter period of time, which ultimately will save you time, money and stress.
Age is part of life and all of us walk the same journey. With regards to tattoos, the age of the person, as well as the age of the tattoo are both factors in its removal since effectively, your own immune system is doing the majority of the work. As we age, our skin is not as supple as when we were younger, making both the application or removal of a tattoo more difficult.
Beyond that, as a tattoo ages, it tends to sink deeper into the dermis, which makes reaching it with a laser more difficult, not impossible, just more difficult which is a factor to consider.
Your body’s own lymphatic system is what actually carries away the ink particles shattered by the laser. Because of this, the closer your tattoo is to your heart, the easier the removal and the faster the area will heal.
While it may seem strange, the most difficult tattoos to remove are the smaller ones located on the fingers, ankles or toes.
Bottom line, we do everything possible to make you feel at ease and help you achieve the results desired. If at any time you have questions or concerns, just ask and we’ll be happy to discuss the procedures or provide more information for your consideration.