When a tattoo is applied, a need penetrates past the epidermis and deposits ink particles into the dermis, the deepest layer of skin. Immediately upon insertion, your body’s immune system detects the ink particles as foreign substances and sends phagocytes, bacteria eating cells, to eat up the alien material.
Due to the large size and deep placement of the ink particles, they remain trapped in your skin. However, that doesn’t stop your immune system from trying rid the ink from your skin. Your body continuously eats away at the ink particles, which explains why tattoos fade and lose color over time.
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
Laser tattoo removal helps speed up the natural removal process by breaking the tattoo ink particles into tiny fragments that are small enough for your immune system to flush out. During your treatment, our Duality laser emits wavelengths of light energy onto the unwanted tattoo. The ink particles in your skin absorb the energy, heat up, and shatter. Your body continuously send phagocytes to eat up the now fragmented particles which are small enough for them to flush out through the lymphatic system.
Over a series of treatments, our laser will continue to break down the ink particles in your skin and you will see your tattoo fade progressively until no ink is visible. Every patient will experience different rates of fading. Patients with strong immune systems have seen faster fading than those with weak immune systems. Because your body does half of the work in removing ink from your skin, we encourage patients to boost their immune system through exercise and by drinking plenty of water. See actual results achieved with our laser on our results page.
Laser tattoo removal at Wichita Laser Clinic is the ultimate solution for saying goodbye to tattoo regret. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and see just how effective laser tattoo removal is!