People look into laser tattoo removal for numerous reasons, including faded ink. Over time, the body’s immune system attacks the ink because it sees it as a foreign object. The ink is then removed from the body through sweat glands and waste, resulting in a faded and sometimes distorted tattoo. This leaves people the option of having their tattoo touched up, covered up, or removed.

Laser tattoo removal is often a top choice because over the years people get tired of their ink and want a clean canvas. When you got the tattoo, the ink was injected into the dermis layer of the skin, which is the layer below the epidermis. During the tattoo removal treatments, lasers target the pigment of the ink without damaging the epidermis layer, accelerating the natural healing process the immune system has been performing. For this reason, your tattoo ink will continue to fade even after your treatments and can fade faster by exercising and not smoking.

Having a laser tattoo removal treatment over the summer doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying your summer at the pool or beach. The first two weeks after treatment are the most important to keep the treated area covered and treated with post-procedure skin care. One reason to keep covered is to block the sun from over-exposing your skin, which could cause hypo- or hyperpigmentation.