Tattoos are permanent marks on the skin made by inserting pigment into punctures in the skin.
New York Magazine recognized the Laser & Skin Surgery Center as offering “The Best Tattoo Removal in NYC,” thanks to our specialized expertise, technology, and training.
Unwanted tattoos can be reduced or removed with laser treatment.
Our board-certified dermatologists are among the most experienced in this field, and have been directly involved in the study of most of the lasers presently used for laser tattoo removal. We have eleven different types of lasers specially designed for tattoo removal, including the “R0” multiple treatments per session technique, which was developed at our center. This vast range of device options ensures we can treat all tattoo colors and all skin tones safely and effectively. We customize each treatment to the precise needs of our patient so we achieve an optimal outcome every time. All of our tattoo removal treatments are performed by our board-certified physicians, giving patients peace-of-mind in knowing their treatment will be handled with the utmost care and expertise.
what treatment options are available?
All of our patients receive local anesthetic before their treatment to ensure their comfort throughout. This step sets us apart from MedSpas and other tattoo removal clinics, providing our patients a superior treatment experience. We can use our devices to treat gradient tattoos, cosmetic tattoos, and decorative tattoos on any location of the body. We also specialize in the removal of permanent makeup, including eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner.
When Will I See Results?
Full tattoo removal will typically take 6-12 laser sessions, depending on the size of the tattoo, color of ink, how deep the ink is, and how old the tattoo is. Results can start to be seen around the 3rd session. Sessions are typically scheduled 6-8 weeks apart.
The rapid clearance of tattoos is possible through the use of our own R0 technique, which borrows and improves upon the R20 technique:
“The R20 technique involves multiple passes over the tattoo with a 20-min interval between each pass for up to four passes, whereas the R0 method involves the use of a fluorocarbon compound perfluorodecalin (PFD), which is sprayed or applied over the tattoo after each pass and subsequent passes without the waiting time of R20 technique.”
Tattoo Removal In The News
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With This Tattoo, I Thee Wed – Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. discusses the rise in tattoo removal with The New York Times
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Questions and Answers
Q: What is Involved in Removing a Tattoo?
Laser tattoo removal typically requires multiple treatment sessions. The results of this treatment vary depending upon the colors of the tattoo, the age of the tattoo, and the pigmentation of the patient’s skin. Different lasers are necessary to treat the various colors within a tattoo.
Q: How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
A: Featuring short pulses with high power and superior absorption our lasers can remove complex tattoos without damaging the surrounding skin. Our physicians are also world leaders in the field of tattoo removal and have been involved in the clinical development of many of the technologies used for this purpose.
Different color inks require different laser for optimal benefit. Many times we mix and match our many lasers with various ink colors to maximize success. It is not uncommon to use multiple lasers on a tattoo during a single treatment session. Healing generally takes place within a week and shorter once the tattoo begins to lighten. Most recently, we have developed techniques that remove blue, green and yellow ink rapidly where previously removal was difficult. 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. The treatments are comfortable as we typically administer a local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort.
Q: Who Performs the Tattoo Removal Treatments?
To discuss the best combination of treatments and technologies for your tattoo removal, please call us for an appointment today. All tattoo removal procedures are performed by our board-certified dermatologists at both our NYC and Southampton offices.
Q: Will Laser Treatment Fully Remove My Tattoo?
A: In most cases, yes. Most tattoos are able to be fully removed, but the size, color, location and age of the tattoo are all factors in whether it can fully be removed or not.
Q: Where Can I Get More Information About Tattoo Removal?
A: Check out the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery website for more information. Or visit our treatment page on tattoo removal. You may also call our office for a consultation about the removal of a tattoo or permanent makeup comprising of any color of on any part of your body.
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