How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

Tattoo pigment is located in the skin’s dermis, the deepest layer of skin, making tattoos permanent and very difficult to remove. From the moment a tattoo is applied, your immune system naturally tries to remove the ink from your skin which explains why tattoos are permanent but gradually fade over time.

Laser tattoo removal works as an assistant to your immune system by exponentially speeding up the natural fading process. Laser tattoo removal is the only noninvasive method, nonsurgical method that can safely remove unwanted tattoo pigment without harming the surrounding skin tissue.

During a treatment, our Astanza Duality laser directs extremely fast and powerful pulses of light energy onto the undesired tattoo. The light energy safely penetrates through the epidermis and targets the pigment trapped in the skin’s dermis layer. The pigment particles absorb the light energy, heat up, and shatter into tiny fragmented particles that your immune system can more easily absorb and remove.

This process is repeated over multiple treatments until no ink is visible in the skin. Virtually every client will need a series of treatments in order to target and successfully shatter each layer of ink found in a tattoo. The number of treatments needed relies on a variety of factors including ink colors, professional vs. amateur tattoo quality, tattoo location and size, and much more.