OCTOBER 2, 2023

LightSense® laser tattoo removal technology in our NYC studio
LightSense® laser tattoo removal technology in our NYC studio

How do you remove a tattoo in NYC?

This is how you remove a tattoo in NYC in four simple steps. Illustrated using stills from a bespoke animation NAAMA commissioned to better explain the process behind tattoo removal. 

Though sophisticated, the way that NAAMA’s laser technology works to clear unwanted tattoos needn’t be difficult to understand.

There are a few specialist terms, macrophages for instance, but aside from that the process is relatively straightforward. 

Of course there are other methods for removing a tattoo available to New Yorkers. Salabrasion and dermabrasion were used by the Romans, but we wouldn’t recommend them today. For cutting-edge laser tattoo removal read on for how the LightSense® laser system removes tattoos in a skin-kind way. 

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A tattoo artist skillfully deposits ink into the dermis, the skin’s middle layer. The immune system responds to the ink as if a foreign body, swiftly attempting to clear it.

Specialized immune cells - macrophages - consume the large ink particles and they become lodged in the dermis. The tattoo is fixed in place.

How to remove a tattoo step 1
How to remove a tattoo step 1

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The LightSense® laser system emits a precise beam of energy that shatters the ink pigment through a combination of photothermal and photoacoustic effects.

How to remove a tattoo step 2 NAAMA Studios
How to remove a tattoo step 2 NAAMA Studios

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Macrophages ingest the resultant tiny ink particles, before they’re evacuated through the lymphatic system.

How tattoo removal works step 3 NAAMA Studios
How tattoo removal works step 3 NAAMA Studios

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This elegant process, using the laser to shatter the ink apart, is repeated until all of the unwanted ink is removed.

On average it takes 8-12 sessions to fully clear a tattoo with treatments as often as every 2-3 weeks. We offer laser tattoo removal in months not years.

How tattoo removal works step 4 NAAMA Studios
How tattoo removal works step 4 NAAMA Studios

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