Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist

West Derm Center -  - Dermatology

West Derm Center

Dermatology located in Bronx, NY, White Plains, NY, New Rochelle, NY & Yonkers, NY

With the advanced technology behind the Candela™ GentleMax Pro® laser platform, you can undergo highly effective tattoo removal treatments and restore your natural skin tone. The expert dermatology team at West Derm Center provides personalized laser tattoo removal packages at their locations in White Plains, New Rochelle, and Yonkers, New York, and their Bronx clinics in Pelham Gardens and Riverdale. Click the online scheduler or call the clinic nearest you to speak with a team member to book your laser tattoo removal consultation today.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Gone are the days when covering up an unwanted tattoo was your only solution. Nowadays, you can undergo highly effective laser tattoo removal treatments with the GentleMax Pro 755 nm Alexandrite laser. 

This groundbreaking system delivers laser energy that seeks out ink pigments while leaving surrounding tissues untouched. Each burst of laser energy essentially breaks apart and shatters pigments on the spot.

Over the following weeks, as your skin heals, your lymphatic system sweeps through and flushes away those destroyed ink pigments. At the same time, cells are busy turning over and creating new skin tissues. So as your ink fades, healthy new skin takes its place. 

How many laser tattoo removal sessions do I need?

The number of laser tattoo removal sessions you need at West Derm Center depends on a variety of factors. During your laser tattoo removal consultation, your dermatologist evaluates your unwanted tattoo to determine how many treatments you may need. The following factors play a role:

  • Age of your tattoo — older tattoos are harder to remove
  • Depth of the ink — deeper tattoos take longer to treat 
  • Colors in your tattoo — more vibrant colors take more sessions
  • Size of your tattoo — larger tattoos might require additional visits

Three to eight laser treatments are usually necessary. All laser tattoo removal sessions at West Derm Center need to be about 4-6 weeks apart to give your skin time to heal. 

Is laser tattoo removal painful?

Laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable at times, particularly in sensitive areas, just like when you got the tattoo in the first place. 

While the rubber band snapping sensation of the laser is very well-tolerated, your dermatologist at West Derm Center may recommend applying a topical numbing cream ahead of time to minimize pain. You can come to the clinic about half an hour before your laser tattoo removal session to apply the numbing solution. 

Learn more about the modern laser tattoo removal solutions offered at West Derm Center by booking a consultation today. You can schedule online or by phone with any office location.

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