What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
There may be many reasons why you no longer want a tattoo. Perhaps it resembles a painful memory. Or maybe it has lost its color or simply no longer represents who you are. Regardless of the reason, advancements in tattoo removal technology have made it feasible to lighten and maybe even remove the unwanted tattoo altogether. At Bodian Dermatology in Great Neck, NY, Dr. Adam Bodian offers tattoo removal with a high-tech laser system combining multiple lasers especially the strongest tattoo laser available, the enlighten PICO Genesis by Cutera. By revitalizing skin quickly and efficiently, this technology is known to deliver optimal results in fewer sessions than other tattoo clinics.
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Ideal Candidates for Tattoo Removal
There are a number of considerations that may improve the success of your tattoo removal. The best candidates for laser tattoo removal:
- Have strong immune systems. A strong immune system helps the body’s ability to dispose of the broken down ink properties.
- Are healthy overall. Eating a well-balanced diet aid the body’s immune system in performing at max capacity.
- Have tattoos that are more then one year old. The older a tattoo, the better it will respond to treatment.
Our Laser Tattoo Removal Technique
As soon as Dr. Bodian determines that your skin is ideal for laser tattoo removal, the treatment area will be prepped with a deep cleansing and an application of a topical anesthetic. Some tattoos may require local anesthesia injections. Dr. Bodian will begin by passing the applicator over the surface of the skin as it emits laser light and pulsing energy. The treatment time can vary, depending on the size of the tattoo. In some circumstances, Dr. Bodian may use three different lasers in one session. All tattoos require multiple sessions before noticeable results are seen. This will all be discussed with you during your consult.
What to Expect Following Removal
Following each treatment, an ointment will be applied to the skin along with bandages to protect the area. You can expect swelling, redness, and sensitivity. You may also feel like you have a sunburn and experience minor scabbing and oozing. It's important to adhere to aftercare instructions precisely to expedite the healing process. Once the site is ready, your next treatment session can be scheduled. Dr. Bodian does not recommend scheduling sessions sooner than 4 – 8 weeks apart.
Remove the Past
Tattoos can be a beautiful reflection of your self-image and identity. However, when you have a tattoo that you are no longer proud of, the thought of its permanence on the body can be tough to cope with. At Bodian Dermatology, we care about your feelings and wish to offer an answer. We use state-of-the-art tattoo removal technology that offers excellent results for both men and women. If you want a tattoo removed or if you have questions about the removal process, we encourage you to reach out to our Great Neck, NY office today.