Learn How Tattoo Removal Works
There are many misconceptions regarding exactly how tattoo removal works. Here at Ink Revoke, we want you to fully understand how the ink removed, and why it’s so important to choose a clinic that fully understands the science behind it.
If you’re seriously considering treatment for full removal, or fading to help facilitate a new cover-up, we encourage you to read this full write-up and watch the videos.
To fully understand how tattoos are removed, you should first know what makes a tattoo permanent to begin with.
As soon as you leave your favorite tattoo shop with your new ink, your body recognizes the ink as foreign particles. Because of this, your immune system suddenly tries to remove the foreign ink particles by sending white blood cells to engulf them.
Since the ink particles are too large to engulf by the macrophages (white blood cells) your tattoo remains under your skin forever.
Over the years, the ink particles slowly get smaller, allowing your ink to fade slightly. But it will never fully remove.
Tattoos are removed by greatly speeding up the natural fading of ink that time would create.
The two most common misconceptions about how tattoo removal works is that the laser burns or cuts the ink out of the skin. These two theories are of course totally false.
First, Ink Revoke uses the newest-generation FDA-Cleared laser – Quanta Studio, to shatter & fragment your ink into tiny particles.
The laser beam passes harmlessly through the top layers of your skin, heating up and destroying the ink underneath it. Suddenly, your ink particles are small enough to be engulfed.
Second, your body’s immune system responds by sending white blood cells to the fragmented ink particles. The shattered tattoo ink is then successfully engulfed by your white blood cells.
The next part of the process involes the ink traveling safely through your body’s lymphatic channels.
Finally, your liver receives the ink, and slowly removes it between treatments through natural bodily excretion.
More specifically, it passes through your liver, onto your gall bladder to bile, and eventually stool.