The Science Behind Tattoo Removal Before & After Results
Laser tattoo removal is the only clinically-proven method of removing a tattoo without causing scarring. For more than a decade, Q-switched lasers, like those manufactured by Astanza, have been designed to create ultra-short pulses of light energy that shatter ink in a tattoo.
The production of ultra-short (nanosecond) pulses of the precise wavelengths of light energy best designed to shatter tattoo ink is the hallmark of Astanza’s technology. No other manufacturer has made the same commitment to this precise field of lasers, and practitioners worldwide demand the power and reliability of Astanza’s superior Q-switched lasers.
During a tattoo removal procedure, laser light is applied to the tattooed area of the skin. The light is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, leaving the surrounding skin tissue and chromophores unharmed.
The tattoo ink particles absorb the laser energy, heat up, and shatter into smaller ink particles.
In the days and weeks following a laser treatment, the body’s immune system flushes away the shattered ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade. Over a series of treatments, more and more of the ink shatters, leaving the skin free of ink.