Tattoos are very special. We get them to commemorate the people, places and things that have meant a lot to us. Unfortunately, sometimes these special people or places become less meaningful over time. What was once an emotional reminder may now be a painful memory. Or maybe you got the tattoo as a spur-of-the-moment adventure, and now regret the placement or subject matter. That’s why LaserAway provides laser tattoo removal for San Diego and other cities in southern California.
Tattoos are subdermal, intended to last a lifetime. That makes them uniquely difficult to get rid of. They are made up of thousands of tiny particles of pigment suspended in the subdermal layer of the skin. Normally, your body would remove foreign objects from your skin, but these pigment particles are too large for your body’s immune system to remove naturally.
With laser tattoo removal, the laser produces short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of skin and penetrate the tattoo pigment. The energy produced by the laser breaks the tattoo pigment into smaller and smaller pieces, until they are tiny enough to be removed by your immune system. The laser is targeted to only attack tattoo pigment, so you won’t lose any natural coloration from your skin. Laser tattoo removal cannot completely remove all tattoos, but it can significantly lighten them. Black tattoos come off easier than colored ones, and more recent tattoos are easier to remove than old ones.
Laser tattoo removal at LaserAway San Diego can remove or significantly lighten all tattoos. The number of sessions required will depend on the size, color, and placement. Consult LaserAway in San Diego to discuss your laser tattoo removal needs.