Laser Tattoo Removal in Oahu 

Slick Vision Tattoo & Laser Removal is a judgment-free space that provides laser tattoo removal for ever respective motivation. Our advanced laser technologies are designed to effectively remove or alter unwanted tattoo ink while optimizing patient comfort. We are excited to offer this advanced procedure at our Oahu, Hawaii tattoo shop located in Aiea Commercial Center

The Natural Tattoo Fading Process 

Despite their permanent design, tattoos naturally lose color per time. In fact, the moment tattoo ink is inserted into your skin, your immune system immediately works to remove the foreign ink particles. This inherent immune process explains why tattoos fade gradually over many years. 

So why are tattoos permanent? When a tattoo is applied, ink particles are inserted in the skins's dermis, the deepest layer below the epidermis. Once applied, your immune system is triggered and sends bacteria eating cells to remove the foreign ink particles naturally through your lymphatic system. However, the ink particles strategic placement in the dermis and large size makes it very difficult for the tiny cells to fully absorb and remove the ink. Instead, the bacteria eating cells continuously scrape away tiny fragments of ink over an entire lifetime, causing your tattoo to fade while remaining permanently fixed in your skin.

Fading for Cover Ups 

Laser tattoo removal is often used as a reparative tool rather than just an eraser. Tattoo artists around the world, including the talented team at Slick Vision Tattoo & Laser Removal, use laser tattoo removal for clients interested in getting a cover-up tattoo. In the majority of cases, cover-up tattoos are limited in their design, size, and ink colors due to the pre-existing artwork. To continue delivering the best artwork, our Oahu shop uses laser technology to lighten an unwanted tattoo to create a cleaner canvas for our tattoo artists to work on.

Tattoo fading not only gives our artists more flexibility with their work, but it also gives you more creativity and options for your cover-up tattoo. Instead of limiting your tattoo cover-up to a large black piece, we can lighten your tattoo and work in various design elements, colors, and dimension to give you a tattoo you’re truly happy to wear.

If you’re interested in fading a tattoo for a cover-up or completely removing an unwanted tattoo, contact Slick Vision Tattoo & laser Removal in Aiea for more information!

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works 

Laser tattoo removal works by speeding up the natural fading process by breaking down the large ink particles into smaller nanoparticles that your body can easily absorb and flush away. Our Astanza Duality laser uses advanced

Q-switching technology to safely penetrate through the skin, selectively target unwanted ink, and shatter the ink quickly and efficiently without damaging any surrounding skin tissue.

During a treatment, the laser emits ultra-quick pulses of light energy into the skin. The wavelengths of light energy are selectively absorbed by the ink particles, causing them to heat up and shatter into tiny fragments. This process is repeated over multiple treatments; each session targets the shallowest layer until no ink is visible in the skin.

On average, most customers require a minimum of 5 to 10 treatments for complete removal. Customers interested in altering their tattoo for a cover-up can receive laser tattoo removal fading within 2 to 5 treatments. The number of treatments is unique for every client and is calculated using a variety of factors including the tattoo’s age, location, size, ink density, skin type, and more.