Dr. Jovanovic, OBGYN & Cosmetic Surgery
OB/GYNs & Cosmetic Surgeons located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
Is your tattoo emblematic of an earlier time in your life that doesn’t represent who you are today? Do you want to erase the tattoo but want to be sure to find the most qualified professional to remove it safely? Dr. Jovanovic, OBGYN & Cosmetic Surgery on the Upper East Side in New York City, New York, uses the most advanced laser tattoo removal technology available today. Don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online to remove that old tattoo.
Tattoo Removal Q & A
What is enlighten™ tattoo removal?
New in 2014, enlighten™ is part of the patented Cutera suite of sophisticated lasers. The enlighten™ laser is the most powerful and precise laser for removing tattoos and certain other skin lesions.
How does enlighten™ laser tattoo removal differ from other laser tattoo removal options?
The enlighten™ laser contains the shortest laser pulses available today to break down the ink in tattoos. The pulses come in ‘picoseconds’ -- a picosecond is one-trillionth of a second and is 1,000 times shorter than the ‘nanosecond’ pulses used in other lasers for this procedure. Dr. Jovanovic uses the enlighten™ Pico Genesis™ laser which removes your tattoo more quickly and more completely than other lasers without burning the skin. The adjustments on the laser make it available for all skin types.
The sizes and depth of the ink particles in tattoos range widely, not to mention the variety of colors. The enlighten™ laser contains various wavelengths that are necessary to remove colors of different depths within your skin. The pulses target the density of the ink and the size of the particles. The enlighten™ laser combines the necessary wavelengths, pulse time, and energy released in one complete laser system.
How many treatments are necessary for the tattoo to disappear?
The total number of treatments differ depending on the composition, depth and the color of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. You should be prepared for multiple treatment sessions, and Dr. Jovanovic can provide you with a better idea of the total number of treatments needed during your consultation and once your treatments begin.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?
In many cases, yes. However, it is crucial to understand that some ink colors are more difficult to clear than others. Dr. Jovanovic assesses each situation and tells you if enlighten laser is right for you.
Is enlighten™ tattoo removal painful?
Patients compare the procedure to a rubber band being snapped against their skin. It is far less painful than traditional tattoo removal treatment. You can use topical or local anesthetics from Dr. Jovanovic to minimize discomfort.
Are there any side effects following the treatment?
Most patients experience redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary. Infection of the skin rarely occurs due to laser tattoo removal. Keep the area clean and wash gently every day.
Is there any downtime associated with the treatment?
There is no downtime! You will be able to return to your regular activities immediately following the treatment.