In addition to making hair removal, scar removal, and other treatments more effective and comfortable than ever before, laser technology has also revolutionized the process of removing tattoos. In the past, tattoo removal was often tedious, painful, and ineffective. Now, with laser tattoo removal, patients at our practice serving Long Island, Manhattan, and Queens, can safely and gently have their unwanted body art completely eliminated.
To complete the laser tattoo removal procedure, a beam of high-energy light is targeted directly onto the tattoo that is being removed. The laser energy causes the tattoo ink to disintegrate into tiny particles that are harmlessly absorbed into the skin. Although the procedure generally does not cause significant discomfort, an anesthetic can be administered to ensure that treatment is painless. No downtime is needed after treatment; patients can resume their normal activities immediately.
Laser tattoo removal treatment carries many advantages over surgical removal, take-home treatments, and other procedures. Laser treatment does not result in any scars and it does not leave behind unpigmented areas of skin. Side effects including red or tender skin are rare and usually disappear within just a few days. To learn more about laser tattoo removal treatment and its advantages, contact our practice today and schedule a free consultation.
The number of treatment sessions that are required to completely remove the tattoo depends upon a number of factors, including the color, size, and age of the tattoo. In addition, the type of ink used in the tattoo can determine the number of treatment sessions that are necessary for its removal. Laser tattoo removal treatment sessions are usually spaced a few months apart.
The single most important contributing factor in laser tattoo removal is the color of the tattoo. Different lasers are necessary to remove different color families, and some colors respond better to treatment than others. Turquoise-colored tattoos are among the most difficult to remove. In some instances, Dr. Bodian may recommend IPL™ (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy for faster, more effective removal.
Schedule a Laser Tattoo Removal Appointment at Our Practice Serving Manhattan, Queens, and Nearby Areas
For more information on laser tattoo removal or to schedule an appointment, we invite you to contact our practice serving Long Island, Queens, and Manhattan.
11 Grace Avenue
Toll Free / 516-482-2882
104-20 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Ph / (718) 459-2121