Our bodies are constantly trying to get rid of tattoo ink. That is why tattoos often appear to fade slightly over time. However, the ink particles are too large for our immune systems to eliminate. That is where lasers com in! Laser tattoo removal delivers high energy over a very short duration of time to break up the ink into tiny particles that are then eliminated by the body’s own natural systems.
There are many different types and colors of ink that are used. That ink can be placed at different depths and in different concentrations and mixtures, depending upon who created the tattoo. These differences in the makeup of a tattoo affect how that particular tattoo will respond to treatment. Tattoos of varying color, density and age will respond differently to laser treatment. Some colors respond best to certain wavelengths of laser and others respond best to different wavelengths. The same principle applies to the density and depth of the ink. Different tattoos respond differently to various laser pulse times. Therefore, it is common for multiple devices to be needed to obtain a final endpoint with laser tattoo removal.
Enlighten III™ is actually a combination of multiple different lasers. It provides unique flexibility, allowing for the safe and effective treatment of multiple ink colors on all types of skin. Enlighten III™ a picosecond laser, making it faster and more effective in breaking down and removing tattoo ink than older laser technology. While it is impossible to know exactly what the final endpoint will be, or how many treatments will ultimately be needed, with the Enlighten III™ laser, you can expect more complete removal of most tattoos, in much fewer treatments than with other lasers.