What To Know About Laser Tattoo Removal

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March 3, 2015

Once upon a time, when you got a tattoo, you were stuck with it – forever.

Fortunately, with today's technology, it is possible to get rid of most tattoos with little or no scarring left behind. In the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon, a tattoo can be erased from your skin with the use of a special laser. The old removal techniques of cutting the skin with surgery are in the past: now a laser can do the work, leaving patients with smooth, tattoo-free skin.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

A laser designed for tattoo removal uses a special high-intensity light beam that breaks up the ink in the tattoo. Black and dark blue inks are the easiest to remove, while other colors may require more work. Most tattoos are removed successfully with practically no evidence left behind once the entire course of treatment is complete.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE TATTOO REMOVAL PROCEDURE?

Most tattoos require several sessions with the laser in order to be completely removed. The number of sessions you may need depends upon the size, color, and location of your tattoo. Larger, more colorful tattoos tend to be more difficult to remove than small black or blue ones, but it is possible. It's important to talk with a qualified cosmetic surgeon who specializes in laser tattoo removal to find out what you should expect with your particular tattoo removal service.

Patients wear protective eye gear during each procedure. Patients do report stinging or pain while the laser is working, and in some cases, a local anesthetic may be used to minimize this discomfort.

Interested In Learning More About Laser Procedures? Contact Dr. David Funt

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Funt at any of his offices located in Woodmere, Garden City, or Manattan. For more information, contact us today. We can be reached at 516-295-0404 on Long Island and (212) 257-0007 in New York City.

 

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