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Laser Tattoo Removal: An Overview

If you have a tattoo you want to fade or get rid of entirely, New York Skin and Vein Center offers laser tattoo removal with the Enlighten™ Laser. If your tattoo artist made a mistake or part of your tattoo doesn’t look right, we also provide tattoo corrections. If you have plans to cover up or redo that old tattoo, you may just need a few treatments to fade it.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work? 

The Enlighten™ Laser produces powerful energy that bypasses your skin and has a powerful effect on pigment molecules. This laser energy targets  ink  and tattoo pigments in the skin and breaks them apart. This  causes them to be flushed away by your body.

Many other tattoo removal systems work well on black, red or dark blue colors but struggle to remove yellow, green, teal or light blue colors. The Enlighten™ Laser’s patented technology removes the entire spectrum of pigment colors and works on all skin types and tones. 

What is Laser Tattoo Removal Like?

The Enlighten™ Laser works more quickly and efficiently than many other lasers, requiring fewer treatments so it saves you money and treatment time. We apply numbing cream to prevent you from feeling any discomfort, and your session will last between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo. The number of sessions required will vary. Large, brightly colored tattoos will require more sessions to remove than a small, dark tattoo. Your treatments will be spaced several weeks apart so your skin can heal and the body can remove all the broken pigments from the previous treatment. 

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What Results Will I See From Laser Tattoo Removal?

Each tattoo responds differently to laser tattoo removal, so there are very few guarantees. Fortunately, we offer our NYSV Laser Tattoo Removal Guarantee: if your tattoo is not gone within eight treatment sessions, we will not charge you for any further sessions needed. 

After your first session, you should see fading within a few days as the body absorbs the broken ink particles and harmlessly gets rid of them. After each treatment, you will see more fading. Some tattoos may only require a few treatments to remove them, while others may require up to eight or possibly more. 

Is There Any Downtime With Laser Tattoo Removal?

Your skin may become red or develop minor blisters after treatment. This should clear up within a few days to a week. Within a few weeks, your skin will have healed enough to undergo another round of treatment if needed. After each session, you can resume your normal activities with no downtime, although the treated area may feel mildly sore. 

Am I A Candidate For Laser Tattoo Removal?

If you have a tattoo and want it corrected, faded, or removed, you are a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. We make removal as painless, fast, and easy as possible so you can get rid of your tattoo and get on with your life.


*Individual Results May Vary

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To schedule your in-person tattoo correction 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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