Laser tattoo removal science is well established. Lasers are the safest and most effective method of removing a tattoo. Here is how it works. Laser light targets the tattoo ink in the skin’s dermis layer. When the laser is fired at the tattoo, ink particles absorb the light energy emitted by the laser and shatter into tiny fragments. Your body’s immune system then eliminates the fragments.
All lasers operate at different wavelengths. Different lasers emit different light wavelengths in order to target specific ink colors. Depending on the wavelength of the laser being used and the ink color targeted, the ink will either absorb or reflect the laser’s light energy.
The key to removing any pigment color is the ability for the ink to absorb the lasers light energy. If the ink cannot absorb the laser light, the ink won’t shatter. If the ink does not shatter the tattoo will not be removed.
Think of a drawing done in colored pencil that has an image made up of red, blue and green. Instead of being able to use a single eraser to remove the whole thing, you would have to use three different erasers – one that targeted red, one that targeted blue and one that focused on green.
The most common lasers used for removing tattoos are:
The 1064 nm wavelength is near infrared. The beam from this laser is invisible to the human eye. The 1064 nm wavelength absorbs dark ink exceptionally well.
Colors Targeted: Black, Dark Browns, Dark Blues, Dark Purples
The 532 nm wavelength is visible green light. This laser is highly effective on red ink and other warm-toned colors.
Colors Targeted: Red, Orange,Violet, Darker Yellows, Brown.
The 694 nm wavelength is barely visible red light. The Ruby laser effectively removes brighter shades of blue, green and purple as well as neon colored inks.
Colors Targeted: Blue, Green, Purple, Teal, Turquoise, Lime green.
The 755 nm wavelength like the 694 nm is also barely visible red light. The 755 nm also targets blue and green, but with less power than the 694 nm wavelength.
Colors Targeted: Black, Green, Blue.
Light works the way it does because of certain inarguable scientific principles. Depending on their color, objects either absorb or reflect different wavelengths of light. A black car absorbs ultra violet light from the sun, while a white car reflects the same wavelength of light. This is why the black car will get hotter in the sun. Tattoo ink is no exception.
Careful consideration of the clinic you choose to remove your tattoo will lead to a smoother, less frustrating experience in the long run. The single most important tattoo removal success factor is ensuring that your clinic has the right laser to efficiently remove the ink colors in your tattoo.
Fresh Start Laser Clinic uses the Astanza Trinity to remove 95% of tattoo ink colors. We are the best Austin tattoo removal clinic The Trinity is a full spectrum laser removal system that utilizes three wavelengths to provide our clients fast and flawless tattoo removal results. If you’re located in or around the Austin, Texas area and are searching for the experienced, passionate laser tattoo removal clinic that you know you can trust, you’ve come to the right place. Regardless of the type of tattoo you want to remove, we can give you the help you need when you need it the most. To schedule your free consultation, call Fresh Start Laser Clinic at (512) 249-000. With prices starting at $39, we offer safe tattoo removal at the lowest prices in Central Texas.
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