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How Does a Laser Remove a Tattoo?

Get inked! It is the new trend these days. But what happens when you get tired of your tattoo or regret getting it in the first place? You no longer have to live with your mistakes thanks to laser tattoo removal. Let’s explore how this technology works so you can make an informed decision about whether or not this is the right solution for you.

Laser tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses beams of concentrated light to break up the ink particles in your skin. This allows your immune system to gradually remove the tattoo over the course of several weeks or months. The number of treatments you will need depends on the size, location, and color of your tattoo, as well as your skin type and overall health.

Lasers emit short pulses of intense light that pass through the outer layers of your skin and are absorbed by the tattoo pigment. The light energy breaks up the ink particles into tiny fragments that are then removed by your body’s immune system.

Different wavelengths of light are absorbed by different colors of tattoo pigment, so multiple lasers are often used to target all the colors in a tattoo. For example, black and blue inks can be treated with a single wavelength laser, while green and yellow inks require two different wavelengths. Red ink may also require multiple wavelengths for complete removal.

If you’re thinking about getting a tattoo removal, Visage Laser and Skin Care is here to help. We offer state-of-the-art laser tattoo removal technologies so you can get the results you want. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!


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