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What Does Laser Tattoo Removal Feel Like?

Getting rid of your bad tattoo doesn’t have to hurt. Many people have heard stories about the pain involved in this process. Laser tattoo removal with the Enlighten™ laser keeps you comfortable while eliminating your tattoo. Topical numbing, cold air devices, nitrous oxide, and injectable numbing as needed will make you feel relaxed and at ease through the treatment. 

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Tattoos last because their pigments are too big for the body to break down and remove. As a result, the ink stays where your artist put it. Laser tattoo removal breaks up pigment particles into tiny fragments that the body can filter away. 

The Enlighten™ laser uses nanosecond and picosecond pulses to target a variety of ink colors, even bright colors or light areas that other lasers have trouble removing. The energy from the laser has no effect on the skin, but it strikes the tattoo pigments and causes them to break apart. Your body can clear away these fragments, removing the pigment and fading your tattoo. 

What Does Laser Tattoo Removal Feel Like?

Depending on your provider, you can have a pleasant or painful laser tattoo removal experience. We specialize in laser tattoo removal and use the advanced Enlighten™ laser. We also apply a numbing cream and use a cold air machine to chill the area before your treatment to keep you even more comfortable. If you’re really sensitive we can inject lidocaine under the tattoo or use nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to make you feel nothing during the process!

Untrained providers using less effective equipment may not give you the same comfortable experience. Poor technique or older lasers can cause burns, blistering, and other painful effects. For a more enjoyable experience, find a provider specializing in this service and has customer reviews to back up their work. 

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How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions Will I Need?

Your total number of sessions depends on factors like the size of your tattoo, its colors, and its location on your body. You may need only two sessions to fade a small tattoo, while a larger one will take more. We offer our guarantee that if you need more than eight sessions to remove your tattoo, we do not charge for additional sessions

Is There Any Downtime With Laser Tattoo Removal?

You can return to your usual activities after your laser tattoo session. You may experience some redness and minor blisters. These will disappear within a few weeks. We space your tattoo sessions four to eight weeks apart, so your skin heals completely in between sessions. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

If you have an unwanted tattoo, you might make a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. Ideal candidates have reasonable expectations about their results and the treatment process. If you have any active skin conditions or health problems, make sure to discuss them during your consultation. 


*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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