Any laser or IPL treatment is designed to cause a reaction to a specific coloured target (known as a chromophore) in the case of tattoo removal, that target is the tattoo ink that has been forcibly placed in the dermis of the skin. Our Q-Switched Nd;Yag laser creates very short-duration, high powered pulses – and different wavelengths of light, to target and shatter the selected chromophore which is then removed by the lymphatic system.
Interesting fact: because the shattered ink particles are removed by the lymphatic system, a urine sample taken in the hours following a tattoo removal treatment would show ink particles under a microscope! This is because the ink is removed in the blood and filtered out through the kidneys into the urine.
The Stellar M22 from Lumenis boasts pinpoint accuracy and as such, this type of tattoo can be safely removed with no damage to surrounding tissues.
Should you decide you’d like to have your dark tattoo removed, then we can help! Call and speak to one of our friendly team to arrange a FREE consultation.
We are all individuals and as such, the number of treatments and the results from treatments will vary from person to person. Similarly, due to the varying response of the individual, the down-time, recovery and the longer term results achieved following the treatment will differ from person to person. The information we provide you with is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide range of clients of differing age and gender.