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The Science Behind Laser Tattoo Removal: How Does it Work?

The concept of tattooing skin is not new. An estimated 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo, making up a tattoo industry reaching over a billion dollars annually. Of course, eventually regretting a tattoo is also not a new occurrence. Whether the problem is the content of the tattoo, the placement or the quality of the artwork, many people find themselves in position to seek tattoo removal.
As the most effective option for tattoo removal, it can be helpful to understand the science behind laser tattoo removal. How exactly does it work?
The laser tattoo removal process
Laser tattoo removal is considered the most successful and safest option for tattoo removal for several reasons. First, with the right laser technology, it is the only method of removing a tattoo without causing scarring.
During a tattoo removal procedure, laser light is applied to the tattooed area of the skin. The light is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. When the laser light is applied, the tattoo ink particles absorb the laser energy, heat up, and shatter into smaller ink particles.
After the procedure, the body’s immune system flushes away the shattered ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade in the days and weeks following a laser treatment. Over a series of treatments, more of the ink fragments, leaving the skin free of ink.
Because laser tattoo removal is so powerful, many people wonder if it is safe for the skin. Tattoo removal lasers can avoid affecting surrounding skin because they produce specific wavelengths of light that are only absorbed by certain colors of ink. When the laser energy is applied for the right length of time, at the right level of energy, and in the proper wavelength, the tattoo ink alone is targeted.
Tattoo removal at LeBeau Clinic  
At LeBeau Clinic, we use the most advanced technology to preform effective tattoo removal treatments. With the Astanza Trinity laser system and our trained team, we are skilled and experienced in removing a wide range of colored ink, including blues, reds and greens.
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To find out more about our process and how we provide tattoo removal in Pensacola, we welcome you to contact our office to learn more or request a consultation.