How Tattoo Removal Works

To the casual observer, laser tattoo removal may look far simpler that actually getting inked. However, it’s actually a very complex process and should not be relied on as a quick fix for a permanent problem!

The ink used for tattoos are often made from heavy metals, including metals like copper, lead and ,anganese. There are even some inks that contain mercury!

The reason that tattoos are permanent is because of the metals in them, although some ink has been linked to allergic reactions, such as severe scaring and eczema.

At the start of the process when the needle deposits ink into the skin, the body views the foreign particles as intruders, and sends out millions of white blood cells to fight them off.

Apart from surgically removing a tattoo, the only way is to use a laser.

The most popular lasers are Q Switched Nd Yag lasers, which use a very short pulse, are very hot, and operate in a particularly narrow frequency. The speed and heat generated from the laser is important to help to break down the ink particles.

At British Laser Clinics in Bristol we have invested in the very latest technology to ensure our customers have the best success rate with their tattoo removal.