**Our laser is effective at removing a wide range of tattoos.**

Complete laser tattoo removal requires multiple treatment sessions, typically spaced at least 6 weeks apart.

At each session, some but not all of the tattoo pigment particles are effectively fragmented, and the body removes the smallest fragments over the course of several weeks. The result is that the tattoo is lightened over time. Our laser technicians have been specially trained in advanced concepts relating to q-switched lasers and can answer all your questions relating to laser tattoo removal.

Remaining large particles of tattoo pigment are then targeted at subsequent treatment sessions, causing further lightening. The number of sessions and spacing between treatments depends on various parameters, including the area of the body treated and skin color. Forearm and ankle tattoos generally take longest.

The amount of time required for the removal of a tattoo and the success of the removal varies with each individual.

We are a leading provider of laser tattoo removal in Manhattan, and serve clients from all over NYC. Laser tattoo removal is a process, and many factors influence the number of treatments that you'll need:
  • skin type
  • location
  • color
  • amount of ink
  • scarring or tissue change
  • layering

Many patients ask the number of treatments that will be needed to remove a tattoo.  In the past healthcare providers would simply guess on the number of treatments a patient needed which was rather frustrating to patients.  For many patients, homemade or amateur tattoos will need 3 to 5 treatments, and professional tattoos will need at least 5 treatments.  A predictive scale, the "Kirby-Desai Scale", was developed to assess the potential success and number of treatments necessary for laser tattoo removal, provided the medical practitioner is using a quality-switched Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) laser incorporating selective photothermolysis with 6 to 8 weeks between treatments.

The Kirby-Desai Scale assigns numerical values to six parameters:
  • skin type
  • location
  • color
  • amount of ink
  • scarring or tissue change
  • layering

Parameter scores are then added to yield a combined score that will show the estimated number of treatments needed for successful tattoo removal. It is recommended that this scale be used by all laser practioners to help determine the number of treatments required for tattoo removal and as a predictor of the success of the laser tattoo removal treatments.


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