If you have a tattoo that you regret, or want to remove a specific area of a tattoo, then let Island Dermatology help you. Laser tattoo removal is now more safe and effective than ever. Modern advances in laser technology have helped eliminate unwanted tattoos of all sizes and colors. Island Dermatology is at the forefront of these advances.
Island Dermatology is widely recognized as one of the leading providers of laser tattoo removal. We service all of Suffolk and Nassau counties. Island Dermatology provides a variety of laser tattoo removal treatments for unwanted body designs. Our laser tattoo removal techniques can eliminate your tattoo by breaking up the pigment colors of the tattoo with a high-intensity light beam that disbands the tattoo ink which in turn is absorbed by the body. This treatment can be accomplished without damaging the surrounding tissue. The laser tattoo removal can usually be completed in approximately 5-20 treatments depending on the tattoo color(s) and size. Results are most noticeable during the first several treatments, becoming more gradual with later treatments.
How Does it Work?
The laser tattoo removal techniques at Island Dermatology are safe and can eliminate your tattoo with minimal side effects. We offer complete removal, lightening, or partial removal of tattoos. An example of partial tattoo removal is removing a name inside of a tattoo banner, skillfully removing the name without disturbing the surrounding tattoo. We encourage patients to consider lightening existing tattoos before applying a professional cover-up. Existing tattoos are often visible underneath a cover-up. Lightening your existing tattoo creates the opportunity for a perfect cover-up from your artist. We welcome input from your tattoo artist to best determine the level of lightness required for the best look of your body art.
In 1991 the YAG laser – Q-Switched Neodymium was utilized for tattoo removal. This laser uses a longer wavelength (1064nm) which allows for deeper penetration and at the same time reduces the amount of melanin absorption. Early studies using this laser showed that it was very effective in removing dark colored ink in amateur and professional tattoos and specifically useful in removing cosmetic eyeliner tattoos. The addition of a crystal which provided an increased frequency aided in the laser output which also aided the removal of tattoos containing multi colored ink like red and orange. The benefit of using this type of laser is due to the varying number of wavelengths which can be used to treat a variety of pigmented skin concerns, including solar lentigines (brown spots), tattoos, etc.
For more information about Island Dermatology and our tattoo laser removal treatment, please contact our office to speak with one of our friendly receptionists to schedule you for a consultation and meet with one of our highly knowledgeable physicians or physician assistants who will address all your questions and concerns. See why Island Dermatology is so highly recommended by our patients for all of their skin care needs. Call us at 516-432-0011 to schedule an appointment today!
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