About Laser Tattoo Removal in Joplin, Missouri
Blacklist wants to help our clients understand how the procedure works to ensure you feel completely comfortable before receiving treatment. Our advanced Astanza Duality technology is a leading medical Q-switched laser that produces two powerful wavelengths for optimal tattoo removal or tattoo fading for cover ups.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
When a tattoo is applied, a needle inserts ink into the deepest layer of skin, the dermis, where it remains trapped. Immediately upon insertion, your body's immune system detects the ink particles as foreign substances and continuously sends macrophages to remove them. This is why tattoos become faded and lose color over many years. The reason tattoos are permanent is because the ink particles are too large and too deep to be removed by the macrophages. In order to get rid of these ink particles, they must first be broken into smaller fragments.
Laser tattoo removal helps speed up the fading process by emitting ultra-short pulses of light energy into the skin. The wavelengths of light pass through the top layers of skin and into the dermis where the ink is embedded. The ink particles absorb the light energy, heat up, and shatter into smaller ink fragments that are then naturally flushed out by the body's immune system. Over a series of treatments, the laser will continue to break up the ink particles and your tattoo will fade more and more until no ink is visible.
Your Immune System Matters
Many patients believe the laser does most of the work removing ink from the skin, and although the laser itself plays an integral role in the laser tattoo removal procedure, it is actually your immune system that performs the removal process.
Your immune system is a vital component for efficient ink clearance. That being said, patient's with stronger immune systems will experience faster clearance rates than those with weaker immune systems. To ensure you receive the best results possible, we encourage all Blacklist patients to boost their immune systems by staying active, maintaining a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and getting plenty of rest.
Better Technology, Better Results
At Blacklist Laser Tattoo Removal, we put a lot of time and effort into researching the safest and latest technologies on the market so that our patients receive the best treatments possible. That is why we have invested in the cutting-edge Astanza Duality laser.
The Duality is a powerful workhorse that was engineered by Astanza, the leaders in laser tattoo removal technology. It produces two versatile wavelengths – 1064 nm and 532 nm – that are ideal for efficient removal on a variety of tattoo ink colors and are safe to use on all skin tones.
The Duality uses advanced Q-switching technology to emit ultra-short pulses at high peak power for precise ink shattering and ultimate ink clearance. Furthermore, the Duality is engineered with a flat top profile laser beam that enables faster treatments and reduced treatment overlap for safer energy application and minimized risks of side effects.
This technology is used by leading tattoo removal practices worldwide, including Blacklist Laser Tattoo Removal. We are proud to be the first and only laser tattoo removal clinic offering advanced tattoo removal treatments with this system in Joplin, Missouri. Patients of Blacklist are sure to see excellent clearance results in the fewest amount of treatments. Call us today to schedule your free consultation and see what our clinic and technology has to offer you! We promise you won't be disappointed.