You may have heard stories about the pain involved in laser tattoo removal. People describe it as worse than getting the tattoo in the first place. Fortunately, none of this is true. Laser tattoo removal with newer technology works with more comfort and safety than ever before.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
We use the PicoWay® laser for tattoo removal. This laser emits energy pulses lasting only picoseconds (trillionths of a second), protecting your skin from heat damage. The energy pulses contact the ink particles, causing them to absorb the energy and break up into smaller pieces. The body can remove these smaller pieces to filter them away over time. With each session, more ink particles break down with laser treatment.
What Does Laser Tattoo Removal Feel Like?
While some people had uncomfortable experiences with old laser systems, laser tattoo removal has become a more comfortable experience. Numbing cream can be used to make you even more comfortable. At worst, you may feel some heat and stinging. While each person’s pain tolerance varies, most people find the treatment tolerable.