To create a tattoo ink is injected into the dermal layer of the skin, and the blobs form a pattern or design. These individual ink blobs subsequently are encapsulated by the body’s own defence system making them inactive and ‘permanent’. Laser tattoo removal is regarded as one of the safest and most effective methods for removing unwanted ink.
Laser tattoo removal works by a laser penetrating the deep layers of the skin with an intense light. The energy pulses from the laser and is fired in fractions-of-a-second into the skin, targeting the ink blobs found in the dermis. This process breaks up the ink particles, which the body then passes through the body, leading to the tattoo fading. The laser energy is harmless, as it only targets the skin that contains the ink pigments, which are then removed by the body’s own immune system.