How Laser Tattoo Removal Works | Dr. Ink Eraser

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

Our Powerful & Effective Laser Tattoo Removal Process

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

When you get a tattoo, tattoo needles deposit ink deep into the dermis layer of the skin, where your body’s immune system will fight off the ink particles. It will break down some of the smaller particles, but the larger particles will stay in the skin (which is why tattoos fade over time).


Lasers can break down the remaining ink particles to remove tattoos. Some lasers are more effective at breaking down certain particles of ink, depending on the size and color, as well as skin type and tone.

What Happens to the Ink in Laser Tattoo Removal?

During laser tattoo removal, the laser light breaks down the ink particles into even smaller pieces. This makes it easier for your body’s immune system to flush these particles out.


Where Does the Ink Go After Laser Tattoo Removal?

The ink doesn’t magically disappear after a single treatment session. The immune system recognizes the ink as waste and discards it through sweat, urine, or excrement.


How Painful is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Many patients are concerned about pain during laser tattoo removal. Just like your unwanted tattoos, it’s a concern we can help you erase.


Dr. Ink Eraser offers multiple pain relief options to help relieve discomfort during the procedure, including:

  • Deep Numb numbing cream
  • Pro-Nox nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
  • Sub-Z


What Kinds of Tattoo Removal Lasers and Technology Do You Use for Treatments?

On top of our pain relief options, we use a combination of Nanosecond and Picosecond lasers technology to erase tattoos. We also offer PFD Patches and the Z-Wave, which allow us to make multiple passes over the tattoo in a single session.


How Do the Lasers Only Impact the Ink?

The Picosecond technology uses 3 wavelengths of light that cover the full spectrum of colors in the rainbow. These lasers are great for breaking down smaller particles. Conversely, Nanosecond laser technology is effective at breaking down larger particles.


The majority of lasers (including Nanosecond lasers) operate at 1 wavelength, which makes it difficult for those lasers to register colors that are outside of that single wavelength. This makes Picosecond lasers ideal for removing colors that a Nanosecond laser may not be able to remove as well on its own.


What Happens to the Skin After Laser Tattoo Removal?

Many of our patients share their concerns about scarring and how laser tattoo will affect their skin.


Combining these lasers makes our process a more powerful tattoo removal option than traditional methods. Together, these Nanosecond and Picosecond lasers operate at high speeds without heating up. This way, they won’t damage the skin and can remove the tattoo in nearly half the time and the number of sessions it would take other lasers on their own.


Following our aftercare instructions can also help reduce the risk of scarring.


As a result, scarring is a rarer occurrence compared to the early days of laser tattoo removal.


How Many Laser Sessions Does it Take to Remove a Tattoo?

The number and length of each tattoo removal session will depend mainly on the density of your tattoo. The deeper and denser the tattoo is, the longer it will take to remove the tattoo.


We’ll repeat removal sessions roughly every 6 to 8 weeks until the tattoo is officially removed.


It’s also important to follow our laser tattoo removal aftercare instructions. Following these instructions may help you cut down on the number of removal sessions you need to completely remove your tattoo.


Start the Tattoo Removal Process Today: Schedule a Free Consultation

To start the tattoo removal process, you’ll have to schedule a consultation. We’ll listen to you and figure out what the best options are for you based on the size and colors of your tattoo and discuss financing options if needed. We’ll either start removal sessions on the same day or work with you to schedule your first laser removal session.


Contact one of our many locations today to schedule a free consultation.