As a permanent form of skin art, Tattoos have a way of sticking around. But just as with any type of body alteration, we may eventually outgrow the way we feel about our tattoos. In those cases, a tattoo removal procedure may be necessary. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is among the best tattoo removal specialists in New York, in large part due to his familiarity and expertise in laser procedures. Indeed, most cosmetic surgeons now consider laser tattoo removal to be the most effective means of permanently mitigating tattoos.
The Nature of Tattoo Removal
It’s not as though tattoos are something new. This type of body art goes back easily 5000 years or so. What is new is our ability to effectively and safely remove something that was once permanent. In most cases, Dr. Rokhsar will use what is called a Q-switched laser (in particular, the Q-Switched Alexandrite, or Nd: YAG laser) to break up the pigment particular of the tattoo. As the pigment breaks up, the tattoo gradually clears. Of course, there are many factors, including:
- The depth of the tattoo
- The color of the tattoo
- The age of the tattoo
- The placement and size of the tattoo
- How the Tattoo was applied
- Your individual healing process
- Who the tattoo was applied by (a professional vs. amateur, for example)
Is Tattoo Removal Safe?
Laser tattoo systems, such as the Q-Switched laser, have drastically improved the performance of tattoo removal. These modern systems have a very low risk of scarring as they remove the pigment. Additionally, Q-Switched Lasers work on many pigment types and colors, including blues and blacks (which previously were difficult to target). This means that a wide variety of new patients now have access to laser tattoo removal procedures, so even if you were not a good candidate for laser tattoo removal before, you might be now. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rokhsar.
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Laser Tattoo Removal Results
At his practice in New York and in Garden City, Dr. Rokhsar has been able to achieve excellent results with his laser tattoo removal procedures. Patients have remarked that they feel better and, sometimes, more authentic after receiving these procedures. In other words, their bodies are now in tune with their identities. That is a very important aspect of laser tattoo removal procedures. It may take several sessions in order to achieve the results you’re after, but you will notice a diminishment after each treatment.
As one of the most qualified laser experts in the world, Dr. Rokhsar is among the best resources for laser tattoo removal in New York. To schedule an appointment—and to finally get rid of those tattoos—contact our offices to schedule a confidential consultation. You don’t have to live with tattoos you no longer want! Get laser tattoo removal today.