Laser Tattoo Removal in Manhattan, NYC & Long Island
Sometimes you make decisions you later regret. In many cases, you just have to live with the regret, but you don’t have to live with unwanted tattoos you no longer love. Board-certified physician Craig Baldenhofer uses PicoSure® to perform laser tattoo removal for residents in Manhattan, New York City and Long Island.
What is Laser Tattoo Removal with PicoSure®?
PicoSure® is a highly advanced laser, designed specifically for tattoo removal. It’s the first picosecond laser in the world. A picosecond is one trillionth of a second. The PicoSure® laser is ultrafast, delivering super-short pulses of laser energy lasting one to ten picoseconds.
PicoSure® laser tattoo removal obliterates the ink particles without causing harm to the skin or surrounding tissue. It works on multi-colored tattoos, including black ink, and can improve the results on stubborn tattoos you may have tried to remove in the past.
What are the Benefits of PicoSure® Laser Tattoo Removal?
Some of the most common benefits of PicoSure® laser tattoo removal include:
- Fewer treatments – Usually 4-8 instead of traditional laser treatments of 8-15
- Faster tattoo removal – Takes 6-12 months instead of 12-18 months
- Improved tattoo clearance without traces of ink
- Less painful with fewer side effects
- Little to no recovery time needed
- Amazing response to purple, green and blue colored tattoos
- Fewer visits to the office
How Does PicoSure® Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
The super-short, ultrafast pulses emitted by the PicoSure® laser cause a change in pressure (PressureWave™ technology) that make the ink literally shatter into dust. These dust-like particles are then picked up by the body’s lymph system and removed naturally.
Non-invasive laser tattoo removal with the PicoSure® device is performed in the office by Dr. Baldenhofer and only takes 10 to 15 minutes for a small or average size tattoo. Larger tattoos may take a bit longer. Typically no anesthesia is needed for the PicoSure® treatment. It is safe to use on all areas of the body, with little to no recovery time required. Often multiple appointments are required to achieve full removal of the tattoo.
Is PicoSure® Laser Tattoo Removal Right for Me?
If you’re a healthy adult who has a tattoo you want to remove, chances are you’re a good candidate for PicoSure® laser tattoo removal. During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss all your options with you and help you determine if PicoSure® is the best choice for you, based on your medical history and your personal aesthetic goals.
What Are the Side Effects of PicoSure® Laser Tattoo Removal?
You may see some lightening of the skin in the treated areas, but normal skin color usually returns when the healing is complete. Blistering is not seen as much with PicoSure® as with traditional laser treatments. The rapid pulse rate and the PressureWave™ delivered during the procedure work together, minimizing the amount of heat used, so there’s less damage to the skin.
The skin in the treated area may be more vulnerable to the sun, so it’s recommended you use an SPF 30+ sunscreen during extended sun exposure.
If your reaction to your tattoo has changed from “How cool is this?” to “What was I thinking?” you may want to consider PicoSure® tattoo removal. Dr. Craig Baldenhofer, board-certified plastic surgeon, performs all the treatments delivered in our office, including tattoo removal. To find out more about PicoSure® laser tattoo removal or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today. We proudly offer our services to men and women in Manhattan, NYC and Long Island, as well as surrounding communities.