How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
During a laser tattoo removal treatment, the laser is used to disrupt the ink pigment that is embedded in the skin. Lasers use highly concentrated pulses of energy that are absorbed by the pigment in the tattoo. The pigments are then broken down into tiny particles. This ink is then safely absorbed by the body and flushed away by the body’s lymphatic system. These pigments then fade and disappear over time.
When it comes to removing color, different wavelengths of light are absorbed by different tattoo ink colors. The right wavelength will need to be directed at the targeted ink color and will then be able to break it down.
Typically, black and gray tattoos are the easiest to remove. Red inks are the second easiest to remove, and the darker blues, greens, and purples are more difficult to remove. The key to color removal is to be able to direct the correct wavelength at the specific color you wish to remove.
At Flawless Medspa, we can remove all the colors of tattoo ink because our Pico lasers are able to operate at multiple wavelengths to remove darker inks, brighter inks, and the most difficult to remove blue-greens.