Our Process

Step Number 1

Imagine the skin in layers, magnified as under a microscope. It would look like the image above. You see how the ink is really embedded in the skin (not near the surface)

Step Number 2

Each ink granule would look like a piece of “rock” and many, many “rocks” (ink granules) would be scattered in the layers of skin. They were injected deep into your skin when you had the tattoo done.

Step Number 3

When the tattoo is treated with the laser, light energy from the laser gets absorbed by the ink particles (rocks).  The energy causes the “rocks” to be broken up into smaller “stones”,”pebbles”, “sand,” and “powder”. Some heat is produced during this process.


Step Number 4

Over the next 4-8 weeks, the very smallest ink particles are removed from the tattoo area by the lymphatic system and flushed out naturally from your body. Because the lymphatic vessels are very small, the process occurs very slowly. With each successive treatment, more and more ink is broken down and cleared, causing the tattoo to fade and eventually to be completely removed.

Step Number 5

Different colored inks require a laser with a different wavelength to break down that particular color of ink. For example, the laser used for black ink will not remove a tattoo that has blue ink or red ink.  Our laser unit, the state-of-the-art Quanta Q-Plus C produces three different wavelengths, enabling us to remove multiple colors of tattoo ink.