Using the AW3® Nd Yag Q-switched laser I safely and effectively fade or remove tattoos, permanent make up, and skin pigmentation such as age spots, sunspots and birthmarks for clients across Nottingham.
So, how does lazer tattoo removal actually work? It’s fascinating; when you first had your tattoo, you most likely noticed some things after getting it.
First, the skin heals up, and within the first year, your tattoo probably got a bit lighter. The reason this happens is that your body recognizes the tattoo for what it is – the addition of something foreign in your body.
When the tattoo ink is put deep into your skin, white blood cells do attack the ink in your body’s attempt to remove the foreign particles and protect your skin. While your skin heals, the majority of the ink remains in place. Your tattoo will fade a bit as the smaller particles are removed, but the bulk of the ink stays.
The tattoo ink particles that linger are too big for your immune system to remove naturally. When ink gets injected into the lower layers of your skin (dermis) it gets locked away by several collagen fibres. Q-switched lasers create bursts of high energy laser light, in short intervals, which gets absorbed by the large tattoo particles, generating heat that disintegrates the tattoo pigment into tiny particles which your body can remove.
Due to the ink selectively absorbing the laser energy, the surrounding skin doesn’t overheat and there is no lasting damage.