How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work
Before we learn how laser tattoo removal works, we need to know…
How is the ink applied during a tattoo?
First we need to understand exactly how the ink was applied to the skin in the first place. If you already know about this from prior research before you had your tattoo done, then feel free to ignore this part and skip to the next section.
When you get a tattoo a mechanised set of needles are rapidly moved up and down to puncture the first layer of the skin to allow for the ink to be injected into the dermis, the second layer of skin. The ink is applied to this second layer just below the epidermis. The ink stays in the second layer of skin and the first layer heals up, this is what makes tattoos ‘permanent’.
Now that we understand where think ink is located we can begin to look into ways of removing the ink.
How to remove a tattoo
From a biological standpoint our bodies are trying to remove the ink via out blood. Specifically out white blood cells are the cells who’s job it is to remove toxic or alien substances from our body. White blood cells engulf the foreign bodies and transport them to your liver to be excreted. Thats the basics but to spare you the biology lesson we’ll leave it at that for now.
So why doesn’t our body remove tattoo ink for us?