Laser Tattoo Removal Overview
Laser tattoo removal is growing more popular with each passing day. Tattoo removal methods have existed for thousands of years, but only laser tattoo removal is the safest, most effective non-surgical method for getting rid of unwanted ink.
Every patient and tattoo is unique and so are the motivations for removing a tattoo. Whether your tattoo is unwanted in the workforce, no longer represents you and your lifestyle, has negative connotations you regret, or needs to be removed to make room for better artwork, we can help! Our clinic is all about fresh starts and clean slates. We will work hard to give you the results you want, no matter your removal reason. Our Austin clinic is a judgment-free space that cares only about delivering great results. That being said, we believe it’s important for you to understand the procedure and feel comfortable before moving forward with treatment. Keep reading below to find out how our laser safely removes your unwanted ink.
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
Tattoos are made up of large ink particles that are trapped in your skin’s dermis, the deepest layer of skin. Your body’s immune system constantly sends blood cells to consume and remove the foreign ink particles over time, however, the ink particles are too large in size and deeply embedded in your skin that they’re only able to scrape away tiny bits at a time. As your body continuously eats away at the ink, your permanent tattoo eventually fades and loses color over time.
Laser tattoo removal is essentially an advanced tool that assists your body’s natural removal process. During a treatment, our Trinity laser sends extremely fast pulses of light energy into the skin’s dermis and selectively targets the unwanted ink. The ink particles absorb the light energy and instantly shatter into tiny fragmented particles that are small enough for your blood cells to remove naturally. The laser treats the shallowest layer of ink and works its way deeper with each session until no ink is left in the skin. You will witness your tattoo gradually fade over the weeks following each treatment until your skin is a clean slate.
Determining Your Needs
Virtually every patient will need multiple treatments to see complete tattoo removal. Patients with older, faded tattoos or those wanting to lighten a tattoo for an easier cover-up application will require fewer treatments. Clean Slate Ink determines the number of treatments you will need based on a variety of factors that are unique to you and your tattoo.