In the past, tattoo removal was a surgical process that would often leave a scar. But laser technology used for tattoo removal has improved significantly over the years. making it easier and less painful to remove unwanted tattoos completely without surgery and without a scar.
This page gives some background information about laser tattoo removal, but tattoos are highly variable, and the only way to know what results you can expect and how long they may take to achieve is to book a free tattoo removal consultation in person by one of our laser tattoo removal expert.
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
Tattoos are made up of ink that has been placed into the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis. This layer of skin is not shed like the upper layers of your skin, but remains in place, which is what makes tattoos permanent. In order to remove them, the cells that hold the ink have to be removed.
Removal of tattoos depends on the principle of selective photothermolysis; when the proper wavelength is applied the ink absorbs the energy preferentially, causing it to break down. The body’s natural healing processes remove broken down pigment over time. Surrounding tissue is largely unaffected, but not entirely spared, so tattoo removal is typically uncomfortable for patients. Numerous sessions are required to maximize results.
At Premier Laser & Skin we use the industries safest, most advanced laser such as Lutronic Spectra XT and Cynosure Revlite Xi. Both systems are using industry gold standard Q switch multiple wavelength laser technology for removing black and multi-coloured tattoos. Our tattoo removal procedure are safe and fast. You can see the great improvement after one session.