How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
Tattoos use special ink that embeds itself into your skin, meaning it won’t come off when you scrub it and stay there for the rest of your life. So, to remove this ink, a special device is required. At Rejuve, we use the Quanta Q-Plus C laser, offering 3-wavelengths of light energy.
In essence, the laser shines different wavelengths of light on the tattooed area, destroying the pigments in the ink. After exposure to the laser, the pigments convert light energy to heat, breaking down and shattering into smaller particles that your body can absorb and filter out through the lymphatic system.
Average Amount of Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions Needed
Tattoos can be extremely stubborn, and they also come in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, we can’t say for certain how long a tattoo will take to be removed. On average, most professional tattoos will be removed within 5-15 sessions. However, amateur tattoos – or tattoos of lower quality – can be removed after 2-5 treatments.
It mainly depends on the quality of the tattoo and how deep the ink goes into your skin. Amateur tattoos tend to be closer to the surface, which is why they don’t take as long to remove. The tattoo’s size must also be taken into account, as do the colors used.