How It Works
Lasers are light, and we all know strong light can darken skin, so how does laser tattoo removal work?
It’s all about focusing the light energy through the incredibly accurate FOTONA QX MAX; when the energy is focused through the skin and onto the tattoo ink it sucks up the energy, just like a black hat on a sunny day.
After each session your body naturally absorbs the broken down ink over a 4-8 week period, causing the tattoo to simply fade away over a number of visits. Some brighter colours don’t absorb the energy as well and take a little longer to break down, but in the majority of cases there is no trace of a tattoo after 6- 8 sessions.
The laser energy gradually breaks the layers of ink down over repeat treatments, reducing it into microscopic pieces; the process is almost entirely pain free with just some minor discomfort for the few seconds the laser is used.
After each session your body naturally absorbs the broken down ink over a 4-8 week period, causing the tattoo to simply fade away over a number of visits. Some brighter colours don’t absorb the energy as well and take a little longer to break down, but in the majority of cases there is no trace of a tattoo after 6 - 8 sessions.
Knowing exactly how long it will take depends on a number of factors; just as some people clear colds faster than others your immune system plays a huge role in breaking down and absorbing the tattoo, so a strong immune system should help you get through it quickly.
Skin tone is also important; darker skin tone has less contrast against the ink than lighter skin tone and so can take longer to get satisfactory results.
The colours of inks used on your tattoo can also speed or slow the process; richer colours such as black, red, deep blue or dark orange absorb the energy well and quickly fade, while bright whites, greens, purples and light blues require break down more slowly.
Finally the quality of tattoo; amateur or home made tattoos tend to use weak inks and sit close under the top layer of skin, so are very easy to treat.
Professional tattoos use very permanent inks and tend to be deep in the skin, so much more work is needed. It’s complex working out how long any individual tattoo may take to break down, with many factors unique to the individual, however by following the after care advice of our experienced team and remaining patient the huge majority of customers experience complete tattoo removal. No matter what your concerns or questions we’re happy to help and make you as informed as possible; why not contact us today and arrange for a consultation with one of our friendly team, and see just what we can do for you.