If you have tattoos you no longer like or want, help is within reach at Island Medical Laser. Wayne Wertheim, MD, offers tattoo removal using cutting-edge laser technology at his office in the Roslyn Heights neighborhood of Long Island, New York. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.
Tattoo removal at Island Medical Laser uses laser energy to disperse and break up tattoo pigment within your skin to get rid of tattoos you no longer want. Lasers can remove tattoos of any size, color, and shape without pain or downtime.
To find out if you’re a candidate for tattoo removal at Island Medical Laser, Dr. Wertheim discusses your medical history and desired outcome. He examines your skin in areas containing unwanted tattoos and personalizes each treatment to give you the best results possible.
To get ready for laser tattoo removal at Island Medical Laser, follow Dr. Wertheim’s instructions. Keep your skin protected from the sun and stop taking certain medications if he asks you. Wear comfortable clothing the day of the procedure, shave the treatment area if needed, and make sure your skin is clean.
Right before laser tattoo removal at Island Medical Laser, Dr. Wertheim numbs the treatment area to help you avoid discomfort. You can wear special glasses to protect your eyes from the light of the laser. He uses a handheld device to emit laser energy into pigmented areas of your skin, dispersing the pigment and eliminating tattoo coloring over time.
You might feel a sensation like a rubber band snapping. The length of time each treatment lasts depends on the size of the tattoo and treatment area. Dr. Wertheim often recommends a series of laser tattoo removal treatments spaced apart over time to give you the best outcome.
After each tattoo removal treatment, there’s no downtime, so you can resume normal activities right away. Your skin is often red, swollen, and tender after each session. You can ice the area if needed to enhance comfort and reduce swelling. Dr. Wertheim lets you know when to schedule your next session.
After all treatments are complete, you can expect the smoother, even-toned, pigment-free skin you deserve.
To learn more about tattoo removal at Island Medical Laser and find out if it’s right for you, call the office. or schedule an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary.