Laser tattoo removal helps transform the skin from the inside out. It is the only noninvasive method that can safely and effectively penetrate deep enough into the skin without causing any scarring or permanent damage. Today, the introduction of Q-switched Nd:YAG and ruby laser technology has made it possible to shatter ink in a matter of seconds, effectively reversing the permanency of unwanted tattoos.
Tattoo application involves using a needle to deposit ink particles into the dermis, the deepest layer of skin. Immediately upon embedment, your immune system detects the ink particles as foreign material and sends bacteria eating cells to dispose of them. Due to the large size and deep placement of the ink particles, your body is unable to remove them, leaving the ink particles permanently trapped in your skin. However, your immune system continuously eats away at the foreign material in hopes of completely removing it, which explains why tattoos gradually fade and lose color over time.