Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoos are art, similar to a piece of jewellery for others to admire. People allow themselves to get tattooed simply because it’s beautiful.

The history of tattooing goes back for thousands of years, and the reasons for getting tattooed are many. These permanent markings are always personal, they can be plain or elaborate, and they serve as amulets, healing and status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religion, adornments and even forms of punishment.

Tattoos are mostly considered permanent, but now with the advancement in medical technology it is possible to remove them.

How does laser remove tattoo?

Tattoos are composed of multiple particles of tattoo ink suspended in the skin.

The normal human immune system typically remove small foreign particles from the skin, tattoo ink particles are too big in size to be able to be removed by the system and are thus considered permanent.

The use of laser helps to break up these particles into small pieces that can be removed.

With laser removal, tattoo pigment particles can be selectively destroyed without harming the surrounding tissue by means of selective photo-thermolysis.

This requires the correct choice of laser parameters, including wavelength, radiant exposure, and pulse duration of the laser applied.