How it works

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

When a tattoo is applied, ink is deposited into the skin’s dermis, triggering your immune system to send white blood cells to consume the foreign material. The white blood cells then dispose of the ink through the lymphatic system to be processed and naturally disposed of.

These tattoo ink particles are much larger than the tiny white blood cells, making them difficult to be removed all at once. Instead, your body continuously chips away at the ink over time, gradually causing your tattoo to fade and lose color over a lifespan. This is why tattoos are permanent but lose their vibrancy over time.

Laser tattoo removal speeds up the natural fading process by breaking the large ink particles into nanoparticles, making it easier for your immune system to remove the ink.

Our Duality laser emits quick, potent pulses of light energy into the ink of the unwanted tattoo during a laser treatment. The ink particles absorb the light energy, heat up and shatter into tiny fragments that are naturally flushed out through the lymphatic system.

Every client will need multiple treatments to achieve significant fading and complete removal. Each laser session breaks up numerous layers of ink in the tattoo, causing your tattoo to fade more until you reach your desired goal of either complete removal or fading for a cover-up.

Fading for Cover-Ups

Are you interested in getting a cover-up tattoo? Cover-up tattoos are difficult to achieve, even for the most talented tattoo artists. Cover-ups are met with several limitations without laser tattoo removal, especially if the existing tattoo includes a lot of black ink.

By lightening a tattoo with laser tattoo removal, you’re creating a cleaner canvas for your tattoo artist to work on, giving you more size, color, and design options to execute the perfect cover-up.

Laser tattoo removal is the safest, most effective method for removing unwanted tattoos. Other methods like tattoo removal creams, excision, salabrasion, saline injections, and dermabrasion are simply ineffective, invasive, or result in scarring. Laser tattoo removal at Nova Lux uses non-invasive laser technology to produce unparalleled results for all skin types and tattoo colors. Call our Kalamazoo practice today to schedule a consultation and tattoo assessment!