Tattoo Removal at Blue Water Spa
Blue Water Spa Medical Spa Serving Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Nearby Areas
When you are marrying Jake, but Larry just won’t go away.
At Blue Water Spa, we have done extensive research on tattoo removal. As it stands right now, there is no one laser that can treat all tattoos. After much consideration, we decided to obtain two different types of tattoo removal lasers to provide our clients with FDA approved technology that will effectively and safely treat tattoos of the entire color spectrum.
Some patients opt to have complete removal of their tattoo, while others would like to remove select areas or colors of their tattoo. Your treatment plan will be customized to best suit your needs.
Why are tattoos so difficult to remove?
Depth: Ink is injected into the dermis, below the skin, where it’s harder to remove.
Ink Particle Size: The bigger the ink particle size, the harder it is to remove a tattoo. Traditional laser tattoo removal can be used to break up ink particles making them easier for the body to carry away, but sometimes the remaining ink particles are still too large, even after multiple laser treatments. Color: While blues and blacks are easy to treat, reds and yellows can be difficult to nearly impossible to remove. Skin Tone: With most lasers, darker skin tones are harder to treat because too much energy can be absorbed into the skin rather than the targeted ink particles. Not only does this weaken the results, it also increases the risk of injury.
How it Works
Tattoos are created by embedding ink in cells in the top layer of skin. At Blue Water Spa, we utilize dual wavelength lasers that can penetrate deep into the skin. The energy breaks up the tattoo ink in the skin so it can easily be eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system. During the treatment the PicoWay® handpiece delivers energy with an highly precise, high-power laser in extremely short pulses to target ink particles with great impact. These pulses shatter the tattoo ink into minuscule particles, making it easier for the body to carry away and clear the tattoo, requiring few treatments.