Laser Tattoo Removal Healing Process

Most clients ask me about how skin area heals post laser tattoo removal. So I thought including the below information would help everyone having or looking into Laser Tattoo Removal.

Stage 1 The Inflammatory Phase
Initially after treatment to tattoo area the tissue and the cell membranes damaged from laser tattoo removal release vasoconstrictors which helps to limit bleeding. After a short period, capillary vasodilatation occurs secondary to local histamine release, and the cells of inflammation are able to migrate to the wound bed. First platelets come in which release epidermal growth factor, fibronectin, fibrinogen, etc. Then come scavenger cells (macrophage) to take away wound debris (fragmented ink and dead cells) and to stimulate fibroblasts (connecting tissue to make new collagen).

Stage 2 The Proliferative Phase
New skin tissue forms and new collagen is deposited in the treated area which is the main steps in this portion of wound healing after laser tattoo removal.
If the basement membrane remains intact and the normal layers of epidermis are restored in 2-3 days. If the basement membrane has been destroyed, similar to a (second or third-degree burn), then the epidermis is rebuilt. This takes longer and may appear different.

Stage 3 The Maturational phase
Collagen deposition continues for a prolonged period, but the net increase in collagen deposition plateaus after 21 days. Skin returns back to normal.

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