Mar 12

Tattoo Laser Removal

Whether you planned a tattoo for years or got it on a whim, sometimes that decision turns into a regrettable one.

A tattoo is a permanent mark or design made on the body when pigment is inserted into the dermal layer of the skin through ruptures in the skin’s top layer.

Lasers have become the standard treatment for tattoo removal because they offer a bloodless, low risk, effective way of penetrating into the skin, targeting and shattering the ink, while avoiding scarring. The body’s immune system then responds to the laser treatment by “eating away” at the shattered ink, flushing it away over a series of weeks. The laser also selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo without damaging the surrounding skin, so normal skin pigment is not removed or changed.

More than one treatment, which actually only takes minutes, is usually needed to remove an entire tattoo – the number of sessions depends on the amount and type of ink used and how deeply it was injected. Six-week intervals between sessions are required to allow pigment residue to be absorbed by the body.

No matter the reasoning for your tattoo regret, book a free consultation at Impulse and say farewell.