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Should I Get Laser Tattoo Removal or a Cover-Up?

Some people looking for tattoo removal want to be tattoo-free. Others want to replace their old tattoo with something new. Laser tattoo removal can help your tattoo artist by lightening your old tattoo. If you have no plans for a cover-up, more sessions will erase your tattoo. 

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

The New York Skin & Vein Center team uses the Enlighten™ laser for tattoo lightening and removal. The energy from this laser targets tattoo pigments deep in the skin. The laser heats them and breaks them apart so your body’s natural filtration process can get rid of them. The tattoo then fades over time. 

Should I Get Laser Tattoo Removal or a Cover-Up?

If you want to remove your tattoo and have no plans to replace it, then complete laser tattoo removal will allow you to reach your goal. If you have considered replacing your tattoo with a new one, tattoo fading with the Enlighten™ laser offers several advantages. 

  • Fades hard-to-cover dark and bright colors
  • Gives your tattoo artist more freedom with your cover-up with the colors you want
  • Prevents the chance of the old tattoo showing through
  • Fewer treatments save money and time

Whether you choose removal or a cover-up depends on how you feel about another tattoo. If you have a special new tattoo in mind that would make a good cover-up, tattoo fading may be perfect for you. 

What is Laser Tattoo Removal Like?

We make sure you feel little to no discomfort during your laser tattoo removal. The Enlighten™ laser uses advanced technology to protect the skin. We will apply numbing cream and use and cooling device to keep the skin at a comfortable temperature. Numbing injections can keep even very sensitive skin from feeling any pain. 

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What Results Will I See With Laser Tattoo Removal?

Most tattoos require multiple treatments for fading or removal. Complete removal can take between two and eight sessions. Your skin requires four to eight weeks between treatments, so laser tattoo removal requires a long-term commitment. On the other hand, fading a tattoo enough for a good cover-up will take fewer sessions. 

We offer our tattoo removal guarantee: if your tattoo is not gone within eight sessions, we will not charge you any future treatments. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal is usually the best option if you have a tattoo you want to fade or remove. This treatment is safe for almost all skin types and tones. You may need to wait for treatment if you have an active skin condition that could make your skin more sensitive.


*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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