How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
Tattoos last because their pigments are too big for the body to break down and remove. As a result, the ink stays where your artist put it. Laser tattoo removal breaks up pigment particles into tiny fragments that the body can filter away.
The Enlighten™ laser uses nanosecond and picosecond pulses to target a variety of ink colors, even bright colors or light areas that other lasers have trouble removing. The energy from the laser has no effect on the skin, but it strikes the tattoo pigments and causes them to break apart. Your body can clear away these fragments, removing the pigment and fading your tattoo.
What Does Laser Tattoo Removal Feel Like?
Depending on your provider, you can have a pleasant or painful laser tattoo removal experience. We specialize in laser tattoo removal and use the advanced Enlighten™ laser. We also apply a numbing cream and use a cold air machine to chill the area before your treatment to keep you even more comfortable. If you’re really sensitive we can inject lidocaine under the tattoo or use nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to make you feel nothing during the process!
Untrained providers using less effective equipment may not give you the same comfortable experience. Poor technique or older lasers can cause burns, blistering, and other painful effects. For a more enjoyable experience, find a provider specializing in this service and has customer reviews to back up their work.