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Can You Completely Remove a Tattoo with a Laser?

If that bad tattoo makes you cringe, you probably want to see it completely gone. The Enlighten™ laser offers the fastest, most comfortable tattoo removal available. Removing your tattoo will usually take more than one treatment, but how many depends on the characteristics of your tattoo.

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How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

When you get a tattoo, the artist injects pigment particles into the deeper layers of skin. The body cannot remove these pigments, so your tattoo stays in place. The Enlighten™ laser uses nanosecond and picosecond pulses of energy that strike the pigment particles and fragment them into smaller pieces. The body can remove these smaller particles, filtering them out of the skin and disposing of them. The three wavelengths of the Enlighten™ laser can target more pigment colors than other lasers for faster, more complete removal. 

Can You Completely Remove a Tattoo With a Laser?

Older or less efficient lasers target darker colors like blue or black, often leaving bright colors behind. The Enlighten™ laser removes more shades of tattoo ink, so you achieve complete removal. Most people will see their tattoo removed completely in eight sessions or less

We feel so confident that we can remove most tattoos in eight sessions that we offer our laser tattoo removal guarantee. If you need more than eight sessions to get rid of your tattoo, we will cover the cost of any further sessions. 

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What is Laser Tattoo Removal Like?

As laser tattoo removal experts, we offer more ways to keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment. We typically use topical numbing cream and cold air for your comfort. The Enlighten™ laser usually does not require any more than this to keep you comfortable, but if you need it, we also offer injected numbing medication or laughing gas (nitrous oxide). A small tattoo may take less than ten minutes, while a larger one may take up to half an hour. You will have treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart. 

Is There Any Downtime With Laser Tattoo Removal?

You may see some redness and blistering over the treated area. This will resolve within a few weeks. Your healing skin needs to avoid sun exposure as much as possible. After treatment, you can resume normal activities but avoid damaging or irritating the recently treated skin

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

If you have a bad tattoo and want to see it gone, you may make a great candidate for laser tattoo removal. You should have no active skin problems or conditions over the treatment area. Ideal candidates understand that complete tattoo removal is sometimes a long process, but we are committed to achieving results. 


*Individual Results May Vary

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To schedule your in-person laser tattoo removal consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you!

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