Laser Tattoo Removal

Jeffrey S. Gosin, MD, FACS -  - Board Certified Vascular Surgeon

Shore Vascular & Vein Center

Jeffrey S. Gosin, MD, FACS

Board Certified Vascular Surgeon located in Somers Point, NJ

If you’re starting a new job that frowns upon tattoos, or you just plain regret a tattoo you received in the past, Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, has you covered. The expert care team of Jeffrey Gosin, MD, FACS, offers the most advanced, state-of-the-art cosmetic laser treatment available, including the groundbreaking enlighten® III picosecond laser for tattoo removal. Best of all, Dr. Gosin’s methods offer a complete treatment in up to 40% fewer procedures than standard laser removal. To learn more, call Dr. Gosin to schedule your consultation or book online.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Lasers remove tattoos by delivering high energy directly into the ink beneath the surface of your skin, breaking it up into tiny particles. Those particles are then eliminated by your body’s own natural immune mechanisms.

Inks of different types and colors, at different depths, can provide significant challenges to remove. Historically, tattoos often require multiple treatments for complete removal. The Shore Vascular & Vein Center team takes advantage of the latest laser technology in the enlighten III  to reduce overall treatments and improve results

What is the enlighten III laser?

Tattoo removal gets easier when the ink under your skin is broken into smaller parts, which is what shorter “pulses” of laser energy do. The Shore Vascular & Vein Center’s new enlighten III laser can deliver energy at picosecond intervals. A picosecond is one-trillionth of a second, one thousand times shorter than classic lasers for tattoo removal.

Picosecond lasers, sometimes referred to as “pico” lasers, are shown to remove tattoos more thoroughly and with fewer treatments, than lasers used in the past. Additionally, the enlighten III also allows Dr. Gosin to treat all skin types and tattoo pigments with a single laser, meaning less time, less discomfort, and less cost.

The Shore Vascular & Vein Center is the first center in the entire Delaware Valley to offer the new enlighten III laser for tattoo removal. Enlighten III is the first laser system available to combine both picosecond and nanosecond pulse duration with three specific wavelength lasers. Never before has this combination of power and flexibility been available.

What can I expect during laser tattoo removal?

Laser removal is an outpatient procedure performed in Dr. Gosin’s office. Before treatment, Dr. Gosin numbs the site of your tattoo with a local anesthetic. Once the site is prepared, Dr. Gosin applies several pulses of laser energy to your tattoo, breaking up the ink.

You might experience some slight swelling or blistering following treatment. This is perfectly normal, and Dr. Gosin can recommend an antibacterial ointment to help speed recovery.

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

Typically, two factors determine the total cost to remove a tattoo. These include the size of the tattoo and the number of treatments that will be required. While size is a simple measurement, the number of treatments needed cannot always be accurately predicted.

Shore Vascular & Vein Center offers free consultations for you to get an exact price per treatment, as well as a reasonable estimate of the number of treatments needed. Additionally, the practice does not charge extra for treating colored tattoos, and it also offers discount packages for multiple treatments or removal of more than one tattoo.

How many tattoo removal sessions will I need?

Laser tattoo removal typically takes multiple treatments, though it’s not easy to determine exactly how many treatments will be necessary for removal. Tattoos vary in size, location, color, type of ink used and the depth that the ink was injected, making it impossible to know exactly how many treatments will be needed ahead of time.

The new enlighten III laser system is proven up to 40% faster in removing tattoos than prior laser systems. Shore Vascular & Vein Center offers complete treatment of most tattoos in 3-10 treatments. For comparison, some of the older lasers used at other centers typically require 20 or more treatments for many tattoos.

Is complete tattoo removal possible?

Whether your tattoo can be completely removed depends on a variety of factors, including the type of ink used, the depth of injection, and the colors of the ink. Because of these factors, Shore Vascular & Vein Center cannot guarantee the extent if your tattoo’s removal.

With that said, the enlighten III laser is very effective in removing most tattoos, even those with a variety of colors. Your Shore Vascular & Vein Center physician will examine your tattoo prior to removal and will give you more information, including realistic expectations about your results.

Whether you want a redo on a prior tattoo or want to erase the tattoo gone, the enlighten III laser provides fast, effective treatment. To learn more, call Dr. Gosin at Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, to schedule your consultation or book online.

Shore Vascular & Vein Center is proud to serve individuals in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Ocean County, and the surrounding areas in southern New Jersey.

 

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