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How to Care for Your Skin After Laser Tattoo Removal?

If you are tired of your tattoo and ready to see it gone, your team at New York Skin & Vein Center has good news. Tattoos are not as permanent as you might think. With the use of the most advanced laser technology in the industry, laser tattoo removal is faster, more comfortable, and more effective than ever before. However, taking care of your skin after treatment is still important to achieve your best results.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Have you ever wondered why your body does not remove a tattoo? The inks used are too large for your body to filter away. Laser tattoo removal with the Enlighten™ laser uses wavelengths of energy that target different ink colors. The ink particles absorb the energy, shattering them into smaller pieces that your body can remove. The Enlighten™ laser is more effective at removing stubborn ink colors than older, less effective treatments. 

How to Care for Your Skin After Laser Tattoo Removal

After your treatment, your skin will usually look red and feel sensitive. These effects can last for a few days. You may develop some scabs or small blisters, which you should not touch or break open. Other tips include:

  • Wash the area twice daily with lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser. We can recommend appropriate products. 
  • Do not apply scented products, scrubs, or other irritants to the treated area. 
  • Only apply the creams that your laser tattoo removal expert recommends.
  • Avoid sun exposure to the area as much as possible and use sunscreen between treatments and for at least two weeks after your last treatment.  
  • Reach out to us if you notice anything unusual. We will provide you with full instructions, including things to watch out for. 

You can return to work and most of your usual activities immediately after treatment. You will receive instructions specific to your needs.

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 Many Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions Will I Need?

The number of tattoo removal sessions you need will vary. Factors that affect how fast your tattoo disappears include:

  • The colors of your tattoo, since some colors require more sessions to remove
  • The density of ink in your skin, such as heavily pigmented tattoos
  • How your body responds to treatment and clears the ink away
  • The size and other aspect of your tattoo

We proudly offer our guarantee that if your tattoo is not gone after eight sessions, we will not charge you for additional treatments. 

Am I a Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?

The Enlighten™ laser allows us to provide laser tattoo removal for all skin types and tones. It also allows us to remove all tattoo colors, even stubborn yellows or oranges. Almost anyone can be a good candidate for treatment, although people with certain medical or skin conditions should not have this procedure.


*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 Center at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you.

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