There are many people in Tulsa who are so happy with the tattoos that they got. Their tattoos mean something special to them, and they are happy to show them off to the world. However, if you are reading about laser tattoo removal, it is likely that you are not one of those individuals. Instead, you probably find yourself in the camp of those who loved their tattoo when they first got it, but now that time has passed, regret the tattoo. Or maybe it’s not that you regret the tattoo, but it’s that you do not like the quality of the artwork that was done. Or maybe when you got the tattoo, it meant something to you. But now your relationship with that person has changed. So every time you see the tattoo, instead of giving you warm and fuzzy feelings, it makes you feel hurt, sad, or betrayed. If you find yourself in that camp, then it’s likely you will be interested in learning about how laser tattoo removal works.
Contrary to what a lot of people believe, laser tattoo removal procedures do not work by burning the ink off your skin. Instead, the lasers are designed to make it easier for your white blood cells to identify the ink as a foreign agent and attack it.
From the second you get a tattoo, your body is going into overdrive trying to attack the ink. However, a lot of the ink particles are so large that your white blood cells do not have the ability to break them down or carry them away to be removed in your waste removal system. That’s why your tattoo will start to fade, but it doesn’t go away completely on its own.
Laser tattoo removal quickly heats the ink. The ink is made up of different metal particles, depending on the color of the ink. So these metal particles will quickly heat, expand, shrink, and break. As this happens, the particles become small enough so that your body can start to break them down and remove them like it does every other foreign object in your body.
As you can probably tell, your body needs time to be able to remove the ink particles that have been broken down. And it usually takes multiple sessions at our office in Tulsa before the ink particles have been broken down small enough so that your body can do its job. This means that laser tattoo removal is not something that happens overnight. It’s a process that is going to take some time. The nice part is that over time, you’re going to start to see results. Many people have results that are so good you can barely tell they had a tattoo at all.