Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist

Lumos Dermatology®

Dermatology & Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Flatiron, Gramercy, Murray Hill, New York, NY

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but if you’re among the 25% with regrets about a tattoo, it may be time to consider laser tattoo removal. At Lumos Dermatology® in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, New York City, the board-certified dermatologists provide laser tattoo removal using the Cutera® enlighten® system, which is equipped with advanced laser technology that removes your tattoo quickly and safely. For a consultation, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

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What is laser tattoo removal?

With advances in medical technology, you no longer have to spend the rest of your life regretting and hiding your inked skin. Laser tattoo removal is a cosmetic treatment that uses targeted laser energy to break up the pigmentation of your tattoo.

The board-certified dermatology team at Lumos Dermatology® uses the Cutera® enlighten® laser, which is equipped with picosecond laser technology that breaks up the ink under your skin quickly and safely. The advanced laser technology can even remove pigments from old and faded tattoos. 

Am I a good candidate for tattoo removal?

The board-certified dermatology team at Lumos Dermatology® determines if you’re a good candidate for laser tattoo removal during a consultation. With the advanced laser tattoo removal system, the team can treat most unwanted tattoos, including those that are colorful or faded. However, to be considered a good candidate, you must be in good overall health.

What can I expect during laser tattoo removal?

At Lumos Dermatology®, all laser tattoo removal treatments are rendered by a board-certified dermatologist. The team received specialized training in the laser system to ensure you get the best and safest results.

During your laser tattoo removal treatment, your dermatologist carefully and precisely directs the laser energy at the pigments in your tattoo to get the desired results. You may experience some discomfort during your laser tattoo removal session. However, anesthesia isn’t usually needed. 

The length of your session depends on the size of your tattoo. The team at Lumos Dermatology® develops your personalized treatment plan before you get started so you know what to expect.

You may experience some redness and swelling after your laser treatment, but those can be eased with an ice pack. Your dermatologist may also provide an antibiotic cream to apply to your skin to reduce the risk of infection. You need to keep your skin covered with clothing or sunblock when out in the sun during the healing process. 

How many laser tattoo removal sessions do I need?

Your board-certified dermatologist at Lumos Dermatology® determines the number of laser treatments you need during your consultation. Your tattoo artist injected the ink into your skin in layers and laser tattoo removal can only break up one layer at a time. However, with the enlighten laser system, the team at Lumos Dermatology® can remove your tattoo faster compared to other laser tattoo removal systems.

To schedule a consultation with the experienced dermatology team, call Lumos Dermatology® today or use the online booking feature. 

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