Getting A Tattoo Removed
Cutting Edge Laser Tattoo Removal Technology
How Tattoo Colour Affects Removal
In addition to ink particle size, tattoo colours affect the removal process. The lasers use different wavelengths to remove colours. Removal of certain coloured pigments requires specific wavelengths of light.
There are three main classes of tattoo ink particles, each with a unique reaction to the laser:
- Black ink particles are the smallest ink particles.
- Colours such as green, yellow, red and orange are mid-range in size.
- White ink particles are the largest.
The result of removing a colour tattoo using a laser varies from case to case. Some tattoo colours are easier to remove than others. Black ink particles, with their small size, are the easiest to remove. However, with the right percentage of reflection and the proper wavelength, any colour can be successfully removed.
The chart above shows how deeply different wavelengths penetrate the skin. The deeper that colour of wavelength penetrates the skin, the more effective it is. This can have a direct impact on the number of sessions required for a successful laser tattoo removal experience.
If you are looking for tattoo removal in Toronto & Vancouver, consult our guide on how to pick a laser tattoo removal clinic.