What Happens to Your Skin When Tattoos are Removed?

Tattoo removal can be a life-changing experience. Whether you’re trying to present a more professional appearance and land a new job, or just rid your body of an tattoo design you now no longer like, it’s entirely possible to remove that ink completely with pain-free laser tattoo removal.

Let’s take a look at what happens when you have hit Delete,

Understanding tattoos and their removal

To understand tattoo removal, it’s best to start with the knowledge of how tattoos work in the first place. The first two layers of your skin are the epidermis, which is responsible for making new skin cells and protecting the body, and the dermis, which brings blood to the skin, produces sweat, and grows hair.

During tattoo application, your skin is punctured and ink is injected into the dermis. Because your body treats it like a wound, the tattoo is attacked by white blood cells in an attempt to absorb the ink particles and dispose of them. The body is unsuccessful in this effort due to the size of the pigments. Your body simply can’t fight ink particles of that size, so what remains is a permanent tattoo.

Methods of Tattoo Removal

While there are several methods for tattoo removal, they are not all created equal. Smaller tattoos can literally be cut out of your skin through a process called excision (which feels about as pleasant as it sounds). They can also be removed via dermabrasion, which entails sanding away the epidermis similar to how you would sandpaper a piece of wood.

Laser treatments are the safest method of tattoo removal but can vary in type, price, discomfort and duration. At Delete – Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon, we understand that this can lead to people feeling apprehensive about their decision to remove a tattoo. That’s why we are happy to introduce our clients to the safest, most effective option, a highly-specialized laser tattoo removal process called PicoWay.

How PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal Works

With PicoWay, your skin is treated with short pulses of laser energy measured in fractions of a second to the trillionth degree. The laser breaks the ink pigment into small pieces so they can then be disposed of by your body’s white blood cells.

PicoWay is effective on multi-colored tattoos and can also be used on pigmented skin lesions which are benign. It works on any skin type and without the uncomfortable heat generated by Q-Switched lasers.

It is important to understand that the process of tattoo removal takes time. One of the benefits of PicoWay laser tattoo removal treatment is that, because of its effectiveness, fewer sessions are generally required to see complete results.

Delete – Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon

PicoWay is the best option for laser tattoo removal in Phoenix and the entire Valley of the Sun. At Delete – Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon, we are happy to provide a free consultation and discuss the best course of treatment for your individual needs. Please contact us to schedule an appointment today. 



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