How Tattoo Removal Works
Laser tattoo removal is an exciting procedure that uses advanced laser technology to break up tattoo ink pigments trapped in the skin. When a tattoo is applied, a needle inserts ink into the dermis, the deepest layer of skin.
Once the ink is embedded, your body’s natural immune system detects it as foreign material and sends phagocytes to remove the ink pigments. Due to the large size of the pigment particles, your body’s immune system is unable to remove them so they remain trapped in the dermis – explaining why tattoos are permanent. Although your immune system is unable to remove the ink pigment on its own, it continuously attempts to do so which is why tattoos fade and lose color over time.
Laser tattoo removal speeds up the natural fading process of tattoos by emitting short bursts of light energy onto the tattooed portion of your skin. The trapped ink pigments absorb the energy and shatter into tiny fragments upon impact. The fragmented ink particles are then small enough for your body’s immune system to carry out its job and flush the pigment particles out of your skin.
Over a series of treatments, our laser technology will continue to assist your immune system by breaking up the remaining ink particles. You will see your tattoo fade more and more after each treatment until it looks like you never had a tattoo to begin with.
No other method is safer or more efficient than laser tattoo removal. Methods like excision, salabrasion, or dermabrasion cause major damage to the skin and almost always result in scarring. Tattoo removal creams are extremely ineffective due to their inability to reach the ink particles trapped in the dermis.
Laser tattoo removal is the only successful, noninvasive method for removing unwanted ink. Our innovative PicoSure laser can safely penetrate through your skin and selectively remove ink without causing any damage to the surrounding skin tissue. We offer the greatest tattoo removal technology in all of Appleton – if great results are what you’re looking for, call our office today!