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Can Laser Tattoo Removal Completely Get Rid of a Tattoo?

You have good reasons for wanting to remove your tattoo. Laser tattoo removal erases tattoos over a series of sessions. The safety and effectiveness of the treatment depend on your provider’s experience and skill, so choose New York Skin & Vein Centers for optimal results. 

What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal at NYSVC uses the Enlighten™ laser. This advanced tattoo removal system can target more pigments than most other lasers, making it more effective in removing tattoos. The laser energy targets tattoo pigments and breaks them apart. Your body removes these broken pieces of pigment and filters them away. Laser tattoo removal can be used almost anywhere on the body you can get a tattoo.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Laser tattoo removal is the most effective and safe way to remove tattoos. It works using laser energy that affects tattoo pigments but not skin. The pigments absorb the laser energy, breaking them apart into fragments. Tattoos stay on your skin because your body cannot remove the large pigments. However, it can filter away these smaller fragments. Your lymphatic system recognizes and removes these particles, removing more of your tattoo with each treatment. 

Can Laser Tattoo Removal Completely Get Rid of a Tattoo?

The Enlighten™ laser can remove almost all tattoos. However, you may need several treatments depending on your tattoo’s size, colors, and other aspects. At NYSVC, we offer our tattoo removal guarantee: If your tattoo is not gone after eight sessions, we will not charge you for additional treatments. While some tattoos may be more resistant than others, we guarantee that we will continue working with you to eliminate them. 

Is There Any Downtime After Laser Tattoo Removal?

You will not have downtime after laser tattoo removal and can return to your activities. However, your skin in the treated area will need special care for a few days. You may experience redness, sensitivity, and crusting or blisters. Avoid using harsh products on the area until it heals. Treatment will make your skin very sun-sensitive, so use sun protection and avoid exposure. 

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

How Long Does it Take to Remove a Tattoo?

Tattoo removal is a process and can take several months. Most people need between two and eight treatments. You will need four to six weeks between sessions for your skin to heal and your body to remove treated pigments. Older tattoos and those performed by amateurs are closer to the surface and easier to treat. Bright colors often require more sessions than black or dark shades. Each tattoo will fade uniquely. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

If you have a tattoo you prefer not to see anymore, you may be a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. Ensure you have your treatment with a qualified provider for safety and better results. Almost any tattoo can be removed from almost any skin type and tone. Do not have treatment if you have irritated or infected skin in the treatment area. 


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

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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