Laser Tattoo Removal Overview
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
Here at Fresh Start – Austin laser tattoo removal clinic, we want your entire laser tattoo removal experience to be as pleasant and easy as possible. We believe in educating our patients from start to finish, to ensure you feel informed, comfortable, and confident heading into your treatment. This page unravels the secret behind tattoo permanency and how our lasers work to remove them.
The reason tattoos are permanent is because they are embedded into the deepest layer of skin, the dermis. When a tattoo is applied, your immune system recognizes the ink as a foreign substance and sends macrophages to remove them immediately upon insertion. Macrophages are a special type of white blood cell that eat up bacteria and other small particles.
Although the macrophages continuously eat away at the pigment particles over time, the deep insertion and large size of the ink particles makes them difficult to remove. This explains why tattoos remain permanently etched in the skin but gradually fade and lose color over time.
The Laser Tattoo Removal Process
Laser tattoo removal helps speed up the natural fading process of tattoos by using light energy to break down the large ink particles. During treatment, our state-of-the-art Astanza Trinity laser gently emits ultra-quick pulses of light energy into the skin. Each pulse of light energy is absorbed by the ink particles, causing them to shatter into tiny fragments that are small enough for the macrophages to dispose of. Over a series of treatments, our laser will continue to break down the ink particles while you witness your tattoo gradually fade until no ink is visible in the skin.
Most patients need multiple treatments before achieving complete removal. The number of treatments needed is unique to you and your tattoo. Fresh Start Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic uses a variety of factors to best estimate the number of treatments you will need to achieve the look that you want.
Unlike other tattoo removal methods, laser technology is completely safe, extremely effective, and noninvasive. Our lasers gently penetrate through the skin into the dermis to specifically target the unwanted ink without causing harm to the surrounding skin tissue. For more information on this procedure, visit our FAQ’s page or call our Austin office at (512) 249-0000 to schedule your free consultation and get in touch with one of our laser tattoo removal specialists.