How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
Tattoos are comprised of an abundance of ink particles that are deposited into your skin’s deepest layer, the dermis. Once as ink particles are embedded, your immune system immediately sends bacteria eating cells to remove the alien substance from your skin. Due to their large size in proportion to the cells, the ink particles remain etched in your skin but gradually fade as your immune system continually eats away at the particles over time.
Laser tattoo removal acts as an aid to your immune system by speeding up the natural fading process. During a laser session, our Astanza Duality sends ultra-quick pulses of light energy onto the undesired tattoo. The ink particles absorb the light energy, heat up, and shatter into tiny nanoparticle fragments that your immune system can more easily flush out.
Multiple treatments are required to treat the various layers of ink particles that make up a tattoo. The laser targets the shallowest layer of ink and works its way down with each session until the deepest layer is shattered. Over the weeks following each treatment, your immune system will continue to send bacteria eating cells to clear the shattered ink fragments until all the ink is removed to your desired goal.