Laser Tattoo Removal in Commack, NY
How it Works
If you’re thinking of tattoo removal, you’re not the only one. According to studies, nearly 11% of all people with tattoos have had them removed. 26% of millennials with tattoos wish to have them removed.
You may be considering removal for one or more of the following reasons:
- it’s a bad tattoo
- a relationship ended
- you want a different tattoo
- a desired career/job change does not favor tattoos
- your significant other /loved one doesn’t like it
- the tattoo has faded
- the tattoo went out of style
- you want to join the military
Successful multi-color tattoo removal requires a high powered laser that can deliver enough energy within the absorption spectrum of a wide range of colors. As the tattoo ink particles absorb the energy from the laser, the particles heat up and then shatter into tiny fragments. Breaking the ink up into tiny fragments, allows your immune system to then excrete the tiny ink particles.
What to Expect
During your first session, the laser’s energy will be absorbed by the ink in the uppermost layer of skin. Since tattoo ink is injected into deeper layers of the dermis, laser tattoo removal requires multiple sessions in order to penetrate multiple layers and entirely remove a tattoo. The ink penetrated by the laser in each layer must be flushed out of the area and out of your system before additional treatments can be effective. For this reason, and in order to heal blistering/scabbing, treatments should be spaced at least 6 weeks apart.
How many treatments are required to remove a tattoo? How long does the overall process take?
That depends on the size, age and location of the tattoo. Some large tattoos are so big they can’t be covered in one session, thus requiring more appointments. Also, older tattoos are harder to remove as over time the pigment goes deeper within the skin. Keep in mind intervals of 6-8 weeks between sessions are mandatory therefor an 8 session process can take a little bit over a year.
Tattoo removal before and after photos
It normally can take between 4-8 laser treatments for a successful removal of a tattoo. The exact number greatly depends on the age of the tattoo, the patient’s pain tolerance and skin type and genetic factors. Therefore we encourage you to send photos that were taken after each session and not only at the beginning and end of the treatment process. Some patients choose to only remove the tattoo partially, as they want to cover it with a new tattoo so less treatment sessions are required in this case.
**Results may vary. We are reputable for complete customer satisfaction for completed treatments. Before & After images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary. No treatment is promised to provide permanent results. A guarantee is neither provided nor implied. Statements estimating treatment duration and the number of treatments required are bases on the typical experience of our patients, however individual experiences may vary.