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Tattoo Removal in New York



Tattoo Removal 411 is the premiere resource for finding tattoo removal specialists in New York.

We provide a directory of specialists in NY specializing in tattoo removal procedures such as Laser Tattoo Removal, Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL), Excision and Dermabrasion. If you have questions regarding tattoo removal or just want to learn more about the procedure, we invite you to contact one of our doctors for a private consultation.

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New York Tattoo Removal Clinics added by Tattoo Removal 411



A Advanced Dermatology Pc & the Center For Laser & Cosmetic Surgery 5847 188th St, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 Update your listing
Aesthetic Surgery & Dermatology 1226 Ocean Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11230 Update your listing
Arthur Elizabeth A 500 Helendale Rd Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14609 Update your listing
Blue Ribbon Bar 34 Downing St, New York, NY 10014 Update your listing
Englert Deborah Ann Md 100 White Spruce Blvd, Rochester, NY 14623 Update your listing
I. Paul Rappaport MD Aesthetic Laser and Skin Care 414 Maple Ave Suite 300, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Update your listing
Karen Julie Md 317 E 34th St FL 6, New York, NY 10016 Update your listing
Kulick Kevin B Md Pc 3839 Delaware Ave Ste 1, Buffalo, NY 14217 Update your listing
Lark Tattoo 1610 Old Country Rd, Westbury, NY 11590 Update your listing
Laser East Inc 6143 Jericho Tpke, Commack, NY 11725 Update your listing
Levine Laurie Md Pc 200 Old Country Rd, Mineola, NY 11501 Update your listing
Manhattan Dermatology 71 Park Ave Suite 1A, New York, NY 10016 Update your listing
Medical Laser Treatment Clinic 48 Batavia City Ctr, Batavia, NY 14020 Update your listing
Mitchell J Mandel Pc 116 E 68th St Ste 1C, New York, NY 10065 Update your listing
Neiman Center For Hair Transplantation the (Toll Free-Dial '1' & Then) 1140 Youngs Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221 Update your listing
Pain Ink 10221 Roosevelt Ave, Corona, NY 11368 Update your listing
Roney, Natalie M, Md - Advanced Skin Care Ctr 240 Riverside Dr Ste 10, Johnson City, NY 13790 Update your listing
Saratoga Dermatology 54 Seward St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Update your listing
Studio 316l Tatoo & Body Piercing 8402 Roosevelt Ave Suite 34, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 Update your listing
STUDIO 69 TATTOO 2311 Union Blvd, Islip, NY 11751 Update your listing
Sturza, Jeffrey, Md - Advanced Dermatology-Wstchstr 150 White Plains Rd Ste 210, Tarrytown, NY 10591 Update your listing
Tattoo Removal Center 161 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 Update your listing
Tattoos Forever 26304 US Route 11, Evans Mills, NY 13637 Update your listing


Laser Tattoo Removal



by: Becky McClure

We all know that tattoos are more popular than ever. The bad news is that lots of people regret their tattoos for a variety of reasons. The good news is that laser tattoo removal is becoming a more acceptable form of erasing past mistakes.

There are several reasons why people want to remove their tattoos, but mostly because of indiscretion of youth:

Guys intending to join the military would want to remove their tattoos because any tattoo or brand located anywhere on the head or face are prohibited by the U.S. Army (NOTE: the Army may have relaxed this restriction somewhat to bolster recruitment. Check with your recruiter for more details.).

Women may want to remove the tattoo on their ankle or leg so they can wear nylons in the workplace.

Or there is nothing like showing up for an job interview looking like a member of a gang and wondering you are never getting any call backs!

Lasers are the most popular method of tattoo removal these days. Laser tattoo removal has generally better results, less pain and less chances of scarring. But that is NO guarantee everything will work out perfectly. As always, KNOW YOUR RISKS!

I think the easiest way to explain how the laser tattoo removal works is this; when you get tattooed, the ink particles stays in the skin because it is too big for your tissue to remove. What the laser does is emit short, but powerful pulses of light that break the ink pigment into tiny particles, which are more easily removed by the body’s immune system during the weeks and months following laser treatment.

The number of laser treatments to remove the unwanted tattoo varies depends on the type of ink used, how deep the ink was injected and the location of the tattoo. Also, keep in mind that the professional tattoos are much harder to remove than the “street” tattoos. That is because the professionals use better quality ink and tattoo equipment to insure and minimize fading of the tattoo.

The color of the ink is a big factor in determining how many laser treatments you will need to remove the tattoo. Black and blue tattoos are the easiest to remove while the green and yellow pigments are the hardest.

The usual laser tattoo removal process would require anywhere from 4 to 12 laser treatments spaced out 5 weeks apart. These parameters can change so be sure to discuss this with your laser technician.

The laser treatment can be painful and usually the laser technician will apply or recommend a topical anesthetic or “numbing cream” to reduce your skin’s sensitivity to the laser pulses BEFORE the process starts.

Another thing to keep in mind is that laser tattoo removal can destroy hair follicles. So if you want to have a tattoo removed from an area where there is wanted hair growth, you may have to manually extract all follicles prior to treatment. Again, check with your laser technician to determine your exact risks.

Surprisingly in most areas, there are no license or certification required to operate a laser tattoo removal device. The lasers were originally designed for use by Doctors only -- but recent modifications made this device simple enough for anyone to learn to use and perform.

Your laser technician should ask you several relevant questions about your medical history and currently prescribed medication. This is because certain medical conditions and medications would make exposure to the laser treatment dangerous to you.

You can expect to see some redness, swelling, blistering, bruising, pinpoint bleeding or scabbing in the treated areas. And the treated area will feel warm for a few hours after treatment.

Your laser technician will give you after care instructions like applying an ice pack for a hour or so… and keeping the treated area clean. The technician may tell you to stay out of the sun and avoid the tanning beds for a while.

Conclusion:

In short, laser tattoo removal is more acceptable today. As always, do your due diligence when seeking to have your unwanted tattoo removed. Make sure the equipment and office is sanitized… and the technician is experienced and knowledgeable about the laser tattoo removal process.

The process does involve some pain and requires several treatments for success. There is always a chance the laser will leave a scar. There are several parameters that will determine how many laser treatments will be needed to remove your unwanted tattoo. Be mindful that there are no guarantees of a complete tattoo removal because of so many different brands of tattoo inks. And gradually, you will see your tattoo fade away…

Becky McClure believes that the MOST important word after you made the decision to get inked is “Patience!” Pick the right tattoo design. Pick the right location on you. And then pick the best artist you can find for your new body art. Her website at http://www.dream-tattoo-design.com provides a wealth of informative articles and directions to a huge tattoo design gallery.



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