Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal in New York City

New York Magazine recognized the Laser and Skin Surgery Center as offering "the best tattoo removal in NYC," thanks to our specialized expertise, technology, and training. Our board-certified dermatologists are among the most experienced in this field, having helped develop most of the lasers presently used for laser tattoo removal. We have eleven different types of lasers specially designed for tattoo removal, including the only PicoSure™ lasers in New York, as well as the new R0 multiple treatments per session technique, which was developed at our center. With our expert knowledge and expansive range of devices, we tailor each laser tattoo removal treatment to the skin type of each patient and can treat all tattoo colors.

How many treatments does it take to remove a tattoo?

Laser tattoo removal in NYC typically requires multiple treatment sessions. The results of this treatment vary, depending upon the colors of the tattoo, the age of the tattoo, and pigmentation of the patient. Different lasers are necessary to treat the various colors within a tattoo. These include the Q-switched ruby, Q-switched Nd:YAG, Fraxel Re:store Dual®, Fraxel Re:pair®, and PicoSure™ lasers.

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How does laser tattoo removal work?

Featuring a short pulse with higher power, and superior absorption, the Q-switched Ruby laser can remove complex tattoos without damaging the surrounding skin. Our physicians are also world leaders in the Fraxel laser treatments for tattoo removal, after being involved in the development of most of the Fraxel devices now available for patient treatment.

We also harness our leading knowledge of the PicoSure™ laser. This laser uses short bursts of energy to rapidly clear almost all tattoos, especially the blue and green colors which have been difficult to remove by other lasers. Our center performed the clinical work which led to the PicoSure™ being approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In our clinical study of 22 subjects with multi-colored and recalcitrant tattoos, the PicoSure™ laser achieved more than 80% overall tattoo clearance over a two week period. On average, 94% clearance was achieved for blue and green ink.

Who performs the tattoo removal treatments?

Our board-certified dermatologists will perform your tattoo removal in NYC, typically administering a local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. Repetitive treatment sessions are usually necessary, at intervals of one to two months. We also specialize in the treatment of cosmetic tattoos on the eyelids, eyebrows, and lips, as well as "road burn" injuries and radiation tattoos.

To discuss the best combination of treatments and technologies for your tattoo removal, please call us for an appointment today. Our New York based office offers tattoo removal treatments for patients in New Jersey and the surrounding New York Metropolitan area, as well as tattoo removal in NYC.


 

Tattoo removal at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York® featured on the Dr. Steve Show

 
Tattoo RemovalRolling Stone Magazine photo of Dr. Geronemus removing 50 Cent's tattoos with laser tattoo removal 

Additional information on Tattoo Removal:

What Patients Should Know About Tattoo Removal (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery)

Tattoo Removal Before & After Photos

Learn how PicoSure Laser Removes Tattoos


In The News

NYC Tattoo Removal News Update

2015 American Society For Laser Medicine and Surgery Lectures

Dr. Roy G. Geronemus

“State of the art in tattoo removal”

Dr. Jeremy A. Brauer
"State-of-the-Art in Tattoo Treatment: New Lasers and Concepts"

Dr. Hamad Alabdulrazzaq
'A new Paradigm for optimal tattoo removal using three picosecond laser wavelengths” 



2014 Tattoo Removal Lectures at Various Conferences 

Dr. Roy G. Geronemus 
“Tattoo Removal: Innovation Is Finally Here!”
“Tips for Faster Tattoo Removal”
"Removal of Eyeliner and Eyebrow Tattoos" 
"Removal of Cosmetic Tattoos"
"Tattoos - Ultra Short Pulses vs. Multiple Pass Technique"

Dr. Robert T. Anolik
"Advances in the Laser Treatment of Tattoo Removal" 

Dr. Jeremy A. Brauer
"Advances in Laser Tattoo Removal - New Lasers/New Concepts"



Dr. Geronemus presented the following discussions at this years American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting in Denver, Colorado (March - 2014).
Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. 
"Tattoo Removal: Innovation is Finally Here!"
"Tips for faster Tattoo Removal
"Removal of Eyeliner and Eyebrow Tattoos" 


New Tattoo Removal Techniques to be Presented by Dr. Roy Geronemus at the National Laser Conference

Dr. Geronemus will be presenting two breakthrough concepts in tattoo removal at the April 2013 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery meeting in Orlando, Florida. He will be discussing a new technique developed at our Center for more rapid tattoo clearance, by providing multiple treatments in one session without delays between treatments. He will also be presenting on the new PicoSure laser for the rapid removal of green and blue tattoo inks.



Our Center Offers New York's First PicoSure Laser For Tattoo and Pigmented Lesion Removal
The FDA has cleared the PicoSure™ laser for tattoo and pigmented lesion removal. The approval is based on the clinical work performed at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York under the direction of Dr. Roy G. Geronemus which has been published in the Archives of Dermatology. At the present time there are three PicoSure™ lasers in the world, two of which are at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York,  located in midtown Manhattan.

Click here for before & after photos

New Tattoo Removal Techniques to be Presented by Dr. Roy Geronemus at the National Laser Conference

Dr. Geronemus will be presenting two breakthrough concepts in tattoo removal at the April 2012 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery meeting in Orlando, Florida. He will be discussing a new technique developed at our Center for more rapid tattoo clearance by providing multiple treatments in one session without delays between treatments. He will also be presenting on the new PicoSure laser for the rapid removal of green and blue tattoo inks.
 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. 
"Tattoo Removal: Innovation is Finally Here!"

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Tips for faster Tattoo Removal
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Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Removal of Eyeliner and Eyebrow Tattoos"
 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. 
"Tattoo Removal: Innovation is Finally Here!"

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Tips for faster Tattoo Removal
'
Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Removal of Eyeliner and Eyebrow Tattoos"
 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. 
"Tattoo Removal: Innovation is Finally Here!"

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Tips for faster Tattoo Removal
'
Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Removal of Eyeliner and Eyebrow Tattoos"
 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. 
"Tattoo Removal: Innovation is Finally Here!"

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Tips for faster Tattoo Removal
'
Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Removal of Eyeliner and Eyebrow Tattoos"
 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. 
"Tattoo Removal: Innovation is Finally Here!"

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Tips for faster Tattoo Removal
'
Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Removal of Eyeliner and Eyebrow Tattoos"
 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. 
"Tattoo Removal: Innovation is Finally Here!"

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Tips for faster Tattoo Removal
'
Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
"Removal of Eyeliner and Eyebrow Tattoos"
 

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References

Reddy KK, Brauer JA, Anolik R, Bernstein L, Brightman L, Hale E, Karen J, Weiss E, Geronemus RG."Topical perfluorodecalin resolves immediate whitening reactions and allows rapid effective multiple pass treatment of tattoos." Lasers Surg Med. 2013 Feb:45(2):76-80.

Brauer JA, Reddy KK, Anolik R, Weiss ET, Karen JK, Hale EK, Brightman LA, Bernstein L,  Geronemus RG.  “Successful and rapid treatment of blue and green tattoo pigment with a novel picosecond laser.” Arch Dermatol.  2012 Jul; 148(7):820-3.

Weiss ET, Geronemus RG. “Combining fractional resurfacing and Q-switched ruby laser for tattoo removal.” Dermatol Surg. 2011 Jan; 37(1):97-9.