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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

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?
Lasers work by emitting specialized, safe yet powerful, single wavelength beams of light. Laser light, if utilized properly, has properties that allow it to pass harmlessly through normal skin layers until it reaches the ink in your unwanted tattoo. The light energy called photon energy will be converted into thermal (heat), acoustic (sound) and mechanical (physical) energy upon hitting the large target ink particles. This leads to the breakdown of these larger ink particles into many smaller ink particles. These small particles can now be processed by your body’s natural cleansing mechanism and removed.

Can anyone remove my tattoo if they have a laser?

The proper combination of laser equipment, experience and technique is critical to the safety and effectiveness of laser tattoo removal. All tattoos are unique and different inks in different people differ in their responses. Every laser tattoo removal procedure is a complex sophisticated procedure requiring knowledge of laser physics, tattoo inks, and skin biology. I customize each treatment I perform. I choose the of my lasers to use, the correct laser wavelengths, the optimal energy level and proper laser spot sizes necessary for the safest quickest and most effective treatment of your unwanted tattoo.

Is Laser Tattoo Removal a one-time procedure?
No. Multiple treatments are always required. With each successive treatment there is more clearance of ink. Treatments are separated in time from a minimum of 6-8 weeks to several months depending on the tattoo. Over time, as the ink is gradually cleared, the tattoo color intensity and appearance will fade.

Does tattoo size determine the number of treatments needed?
No. Most people mistakenly believe that a tattoos size is the most important factor determining the number of treatments needed This is absolutely false. Other factors are much more important.

Do smaller tattoos get better results than big tattoos?
No. Once again, size is perhaps the least important factor. Some large tattoos respond beautifully and some small tattoos are very difficult.

What areas of the body do you perform laser tattoo removal on?
I regularly treat tattoos of all sizes on the hands, neck, arms, legs, back, chest, breasts, stomach, buttock, groin, legs, and feet. I do not treat facial tattoos.

Can I lighten my tattoo in order to cover it with another tattoo?
Yes. Tattoo artists refer me many patients who request that I lighten their tattoos before cover up work is performed. This often allows for greater choice in new tattoo design and improves the final result.

Am I going to have to take off from work or school?
No. Most people go back to work or school same day or next. The only exceptions may be my patients with multiple tattoos, sleeves or very large tattoos. Sometimes these patients choose to take a day off.

How much will removing my tattoo cost?
Tattoo removal is affordable. However, without an assessment of your tattoo and the number of treatments required, I cannot accurately provide you with a true picture of your investment. That is one reason that I provide fee consultations to patients with qualified tattoos. Price quotes and phone estimates are good marketing tools not good medicine. I work with patients of all income levels, provide interest free financing and almost always find a way to help a patient meet their goals. (Link to page - Price)

How do I know if I am a good candidate for laser tattoo removal?
Not all tattoos are equally treatable and some tattoos are not good candidates at all. There is no way to answer this question on the telephone. You deserve to have your questions answered honestly and accurately. After performing 20,000 laser tattoo removal treatments since 1995, I know that this can only be done by examining your tattoo in person.

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 or to schedule a consultation with the Manhattan, New York Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist please feel free to contact his NYC Laser Tattoo Removal office.  Please feel free to contact the NYC 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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347 5th Avenue
Suite 1101
New York, New York 10016


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