If I Have Laser Tattoo Removal, How Bad Will The Scars Be?

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We all have had that moment where we realize we are no longer interested in having that tattoo anymore. It might remind us of a time that we don't care to remember or maybe you just aren't that excited about dolphins anymore. Whatever the reason may be, there is a simple and efficient method for removing your tattoo: laser tattoo removal.

At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, our Manhattan dermatologist, Dr. Bruce Katz, can utilize the Picosure laser to remove your tattoo without any pain and minimal, if any, scarring.

In order to remove the pigment from a tattoo, a laser performs what's known as selective photothermolysis. What this means is that the ink of your tattoo absorbs more of the laser's light than the surrounding skin and tissues. This leaves the ink destroyed and able to be naturally shed from your body, but leaves the surrounding skin unharmed.

In order to properly remove a tattoo with minimal or no scarring, our Manhattan dermatologist performs laser tattoo removal carefully and slowly. This means that it may take several treatments to remove your entire tattoo, but doing it in a slow and purposeful manner will limit the chance of scarring.

To discuss how the Picosure laser tattoo removal system can work for you, please contact our NYC dermatologist today. We will discuss how likely it is that we can completely remove your tattoo, how many treatments it should take, and if you may have any scarring at all. Call us today at (212) 688-5882.