Member, American Academy of
Diplomate, American Board of
Society of Cosmetic Dermatology
Member, American Society of Laser
Medicine & Aesthetic Surgery
What Does The Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment Feel Like
The most common statement my patients make to
me after their first treatment is "That was nothing ...I thought it would
be much worse".
In fact nobody in over 20,000 laser tattoo removal treatments has ever
not tolerated a procedure or failed to come back. On the contrary, many
referrals I receive are patients who have had painful and stressful
It is often stated that Laser Tattoo Removal feels like a simple rubber
band snap. That is what it feels like in my office. However, that is
only true if performed properly with some form of preparation. Without
such preparation, it can be a very painful procedure.
In my practice, I utilize a European skin-cooling machine, which acts
like a computerized air conditioner for the area of skin the tattoo is
under. By monitoring your skin temperature and maintaining it at about
12-15 degrees centigrade, I eliminate about 90% of all pain for most
patients. This makes all the difference and my patients love it. I have
used these machines for about six years now and it has allowed me to
give my patients not only the most effective tattoo removal, but also
the most comfortable.
A second advantage of this cooling machine is that it extracts all the
heat from the skin after the procedure. This beneficial action
practically eliminates the dramatic swelling that can occur without its
use. Patients have virtually no down time from normal work and family
time and rarely if ever do I receive phone calls about discomfort. This
is a completely different post-laser course that my patients used to go
through in the past prior to my importing this machine. This accounts
for the gratitude that the patients I inherit from other offices feel
toward me after their first treatment in my office.
For some patients I recommend a numbing cream in combination with my
cooling machine. This is for larger more complex tattoos or tattoos in
certain locations. Between the cream and my machine, I can treat anybody
young or old with any degree of pain tolerance.
Lastly, I believe in relaxation and proper breathing. As a student of
Chinese Tai Chi since 1983, I help each patient relax and breathe
properly. I know this helps me whenever I am my doctor’s office and my
patients tell me it helps them in mine. After the first treatment with
me and their initial anxiety about the unknown, most patients relax
completely and in fact look forward to their next treatment especially
as they see their tattoo lightening with 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 laser tattoo
removal 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 NYC Laser Tattoo Removal Center for directions
from Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester,
Long Island, Manhattan, New Jersey, or Connecticut.
347 5th Avenue
New York, New York 10016
Before and After Photos
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