Laser Tattoo Removal
For the best laser tattoo removal, look no further than ReBalance of Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness of NYC. We use the latest revolutionary, permanent Laser Tattoo Removal. Our latest Q-Switched ND: Yag laser successfully eliminates tattoos of different colored ink and is considered one of the best tattoo removal methods. It takes several weeks for your immune system to clear shattered ink particles from your body.
Why Did I Do That? And How Can I Reverse It?
Americans love to get inked. In fact, about 30 percent of the population has at least one tattoo. Unfortunately, many are unhappy with their tattoos. An astonishing 25 percent of people with tattoos claim to regret ever getting them. The good news is that tattoos aren’t the permanent, life-long commitment that they once were.
If you’re among the growing number of men unhappy with their ink, laser tattoo removal is a safe option. With all of the modern advances in laser technology, the results are much more satisfying than they were just a few years ago. And laser removal also has the added advantages of virtually no downtime or side effects.
What Is Laser Tattoo Removal?
With the overwhelming popularity of tattoos over the last ten years, the market for effective laser removal has exploded.
Are you wondering – How to remove a tattoo? Do you feel that your tattoo became unattractive, no longer expresses you, or is associated with painful memories? Then we could offer a solution for you.
Our modern permanent tattoo removal process allows you to remove nearly any tattoo completely, without surgery and without a scar.
The laser that’s used to remove tattoos breaks up the ink deposits under the surface of your skin. High-intensity light acts directly on pigment colors. Black ink is the easiest color to treat because the dark pigment absorbs every laser wavelength. Other tattoo colors are treatable, but lasers specifically targeted towards the pigment color may be required.
Start the process by speaking to one of our expert laser technicians, so that they can evaluate your tattoo and answer any questions that you have.
Since each tattoo is unique and pigments can vary in quality and density, there is no set number of treatments. Several issues factor into this, including:
- The size of the tattoo
- The number of colors
- Its age
- The color of your skin
- Its depth
- The condition of your skin
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
During the laser tattoo removal process, an ultra-short pulse of laser light is directed at the tattooed area of the skin.
The laser light passes the outer layer of the skin and directly targets the tattoo ink. The tattoo ink particles selectively absorb the laser energy which heats and shatters into smaller ink particles to provide permanent tattoo removal results.
The body’s immune system works diligently for the following several weeks to flush away the shattered ink particles and causes fading of the tattoo colors.
Latest laser removal technology to successfully remove tattoos of different colored ink
After several treatments, the skin is left ink-free. Our practice utilizes the latest Q-Switched ND: Yag laser technology, which is considered one of the best tattoo removal methods, to successfully eliminate tattoos of different colored ink. Removing tattoos has never been easier.
Before the tattoo laser removal procedure, you shouldn’t tan and avoid sun exposure for a minimum of 4 weeks to avoid the risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation (darkening or lightening of the skin). To achieve the best color tattoo removal results, avoid using products that might contain retinol, benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, salicylic acid, and stringent.
You would need to clean shave the area and treat all hair.
While each tattoo differs in some way, other factors remain constant. During your laser removal sessions in NYC, you can expect to be treated with safe and comfortable treatments:
- Wearing eye protection is mandatory, regardless of the location of your tattoo.
- The laser specialist tests your skin to gauge how it reacts to the laser., which determines the type of energy that’s most effective for your treatment.
- The laser delivers intense pulses of light just deep enough into your skin to be absorbed by the tattoo pigment. The laser energy breaks up the pigment into smaller pieces.
Size does matter. The smaller your tattoo, the fewer sessions it requires. But typically, all tattoos require more than a single treatment session. Each session produces noticeable results, and your tattoo becomes lighter and lighter with each visit.
Does Tattoo Removal Hurt?
Tattoo laser removal discomforts vary from patient to patient; you might feel a warm sensation and a mild sting, similar to a rubber band snapping. If you are concerned with the discomfort when getting a tattoo removed, please let us know so we may administer topical or local anesthesia and air cooling to alleviate your pain and discomfort.
Getting your tattoo probably may have stung at least a little, depending on its location. Getting it removed is going to be slightly uncomfortable, too. Most men don’t require anesthesia, but you may opt for an anesthetic cream that’s applied topically.
Following your session, an antibiotic ointment or cream is applied before the treated area is covered with a bandage. You can apply an ice pack directly to the treated area to soothe any discomfort. Make sure you use a high-SPF sunblock on the area whenever you go outside. Your skin is raw initially, but it heals within several days to a week.
How Many Treatments Will Tattoo Removal Require?
The number and frequency of treatments will be different depending on your tattoo type, ink colors, the skin type being treated, and your individual immune system. It takes several weeks for your immune system to clear shattered ink particles from your body.
This means you should be scheduling your color tattoo removal sessions every 6–8 weeks. Other factors such as various medical conditions and prescribed medication might also affect the number of treatments required. The timing might vary for each individual, but these are the average recommendations.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal Safe For Me?
There are certain contraindications for the laser tattoo removal process that you should be aware of and must notify your technician if you have them. If you are taking medications that cause photosensitivity, have a medical condition causing you to be more photosensitive, have viral or bacterial infections, or are pregnant, then you should make sure your technician is aware of this. This treatment might also not be safe for people with Fitzpatrick Skin Type IV-VI. Laser tattoo removal in NYC should not be performed if you have the following medical conditions:
- Cellulitis (MRSA)
- Poorly controlled Diabetes Mellitus
- Bleeding disorders
- Lichen Planus
- History of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
- Collagen Vascular Diseases
- Multiple Sclerosis
What Happens After The Tattoo Laser Removal Treatment?
Immediately after the best tattoo removal in NYC, the treated area might appear red or crusty white and swollen. This is an expected outcome and will fade away and heal in 5-7 days. Your treated tattoo might become darker before it starts fading away. Your treated area will be covered by the dressing after the treatment for several days. We will provide you with detailed instructions on how to properly change the dressing and care of the treated area.
Please follow the given instructions carefully. Keep the area dry and clean, and avoid applying ice or heat directly over the area. You might feel itching and scabbing at the treated area which might last 7-10 days. To avoid tattoo scarring and infection, do not pick or scratch the treated area.
How Much Does Tattoo Removal Cost?
The cost of tattoo removal is based on various factors such as the size, color, and complexity of the tattoo. To find out the exact laser tattoo removal cost per session, you can schedule a consultation with our specialist at our Midtown, NYC dermatology office. After the consultation, you will be provided with the exact price of getting a tattoo removed.
Other Laser Treatment Procedures Performed in Our Office
- Laser skin rejuvenation
- Laser vein treatment
- Laser Hair removal
- Laser stretch mark removal
Dr. Fazylova and the staff at ReBalance of Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness strive to provide holistic and individualized care to help you on your journey to a better health and vibrant appearance.
Do you have questions? To receive more information about getting a tattoo removed and to learn if you are a candidate for the best Laser Tattoo Removal in NYC, please contact ReBalance of Radiance Aesthetic & Wellness. To find out the cost of tattoo removal or to schedule an appointment with the top Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist in Midtown NYC, Dr. Natalya Fazylova, please call our office.
ReBalance of Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness
Aesthetic, Integrative Health & Functional Medicine Specialist
635 Madison Ave #1400
New York, NY 10022