About Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal is an innovative procedure that uses advanced laser technology to safely and effectively erase unwanted ink from the skin. Previous methods for tattoo removal involved cutting or scraping of the skin and often resulted in permanent damage such as scarring. Brainerd Tattoo Removal uses only the best technology to perform noninvasive treatments, ensuring the best results. Read more to find out how this exciting procedure works.
Tattoo application involves a needle puncturing through the skin and embedding large ink particles in the dermis, the skin's deepest layer. Immediately upon insertion, your body's immune system is activated by the foreign material and sends bacteria eating cells, phagocytes, to dispose of them. Due to the large size of the ink particles, the phagocytes are unable to remove the particles completely, allowing the ink to stay permanently intact in your skin. Over time, the phagocytes continuously eat away at the trapped ink, which explains why tattoos fade and lose color after many years.
Laser tattoo removal helps speed up the natural fading process carried out by your immune system. During a procedure, our Astanza Revolution laser emits ultra-quick pulses of light energy onto the unwanted tattoo. The ink particles absorb the wavelengths of light energy and shatter into tiny fragmented pieces. These smaller fragments are then flushed out by the phagocytes the weeks following a treatment, making the tattoo fade in appearance.
Multiple sessions are required to completely remove the tattoo. The laser breaks down the varying layers of ink with each session, ensuring that no traces of ink are visible in the skin. The number of treatments needed is specific to each patient and their tattoo. Our Revolution laser is designed to shatter more ink in each session, decreasing the overall number of treatments needed. Brainerd Tattoo Removal uses the best technology and safest protocols to deliver optimal results for all skin types. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation!