How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
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Perhaps you got a tattoo of a unicorn when you were younger that you really don't see yourself wanting to sport for the rest of your life. Or, possibly, you tattooed someone's name on a part of you and they turned out not to be the "one." Whatever your reasons, laser tattoo removal has been revolutionized by the PicoSure™ laser, offering fast and effective tattoo removal.

Our New York dermatologist, Dr. Bruce Katz, utilizes the PicoSure™ laser for laser tattoo removal treatments. The PicoSure laser can clear up tattoos in half of the time of a traditional nanosecond laser because it fires much faster, at speeds that are less than trillionths of a second. This means that your tattoo can be removed quicker and more effectively than older laser tattoo removal attempts.

Utilizing photomechanical PressureWave technology, the PicoSure™ laser destroys ink particles. Once these ink particles are destroyed completely, they are eliminated by your body, so your tattoo will no longer exist. It is also targetable so the tissue surrounding your tattoo will not be damaged and there is no scarring as a result.

To schedule a consultation about laser tattoo removal, please contact our Manhattan dermatologist at JUVA Skin & Laser Center today or call us at (212) 688-5882.

To view Dr. Katz utilizing the PicoSure™ Laser on the Today Show, please check out this video: