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Member, American Academy of Dermatology

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Member, American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology

Member, American Society of Laser Medicine & Aesthetic Surgery

Cover Up Tattoos

Lightening a Tattoo Prior to Cover up with a New Tattoo
Many of my referrals come from Tattoo artists who refer people with existing tattoos that they wish to cover with a new tattoo.  Some tattoos are so dark or dense that any cover up would have to be even darker and denser thus limiting the clients choices and reducing the ability of the artist to be as creative as possible. Over the years, tattoo artists have come to trust me to lighten their clients' tattoos thereby giving them a cleaner canvas upon which to work with greater flexibility of color and design. The end result is cleaner better art and a more satisfied client.

The procedure for lightening a tattoo prior to re-tattooing is the same as for removing an unwanted tattoo. We simply stop treating the tattoo when sufficient lightening is achieved. Obviously this requires fewer treatments and less time than tattoo removal. There is communication between the client (patient), the artist and myself with regard to how light the tattoo needs to be. There is also communication with regard to which parts or colors of the tattoo are most important to be lightened and which parts and colors cannot be lightened easily.

Removing a Tattoo that is a Cover Up Over an Older Tattoo
In my Manhattan laser tattoo removal practice I commonly treat patients seeking laser tattoo removal for a tattoo that is a cover up over an older tattoo. There is often much more ink, ink at different levels, mixtures of ink colors and ink types. Therefore a greater number of treatments are always needed. Some cover up tattoos respond beautifully and simply require more treatments over time. Others don't not fade as completely. A consultation to remove a dense cover up tattoo is more complex than a typical laser tattoo removal consultation. These cases are challenging. However, some of my most satisfying cases have been cover up removals where the patient was realistic and allowed me to treat them properly over time.

The Board Certified Dermatologist, Jeffrey L. Rand, MD, specializes in laser tattoo removal, and has a world renowned reputation for his best-in-class practices in performing laser tattoo removal and tattoo lightening.  For more information regarding laser tattoo removal, or to schedule a consultation with the Manhattan, New York Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist please feel free to contact the doctor's NYC Laser Tattoo Removal office.  Please feel free to contact the Manhattan Laser Tattoo Removal Center for directions from Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Manhattan, New Jersey, or Connecticut.

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New York, New York 10016


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Laser Tattoo Removal Manhattan, New York: 347 5th Avenue, Suite 1101 - New York, New York 10016 

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