Laser Tattoo Fading

Cover Up Past Mistakes

When it comes to tattoo mistakes, most people think of tattoo removal as completely removing the tattoo. But what if you want to cover it with another tattoo? At New York Skin & Vein, we offer laser tattoo lightening so you can get a better tattoo cover-up or correction work for tattoos that don’t reflect who you are anymore or for mistakes! There’s no longer a reason to go through several sessions of painful tattoo removal treatments. Get ready for a simpler coverup process with tattoo lightening.

How Does Tattoo Lightening Work?

At NYSVC, we use the Enlighten™ laser for all our tattoo treatments. Enlighten™ is a safe laser for tattoo lightening that produces awesome results. The laser light breaks the old tattoo ink into small particles that your body will flush out over time. Enlighten™ uses both picosecond and nanosecond bursts of light, making it one of the most advanced lasers for tattoo treatment on the market. This means you’ll need fewer treatments overall, saving you time and stress. 

Am I A Good Candidate For Laser Tattoo Lightening?

If you have a tattoo you received that you no longer wish to have, but don’t want it removed all the way, Enlighten™ tattoo fading is the best option for you. Most patients receive this treatment to make it easier to get a cover-up tattoo over the one they no longer want. Tattoo lightening patients should be overall healthy and have reasonable expectations for the results of their treatment. Enlighten™ is safe for use on any skin tone and can fade nearly all ink colors. If you wish to fully remove or correct your tattoo, those options are available with us as well.

Laser Tattoo Removal Consultations Available

To schedule your Laser Tattoo Removal consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 201-1100 
or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you!l

What is a Typical Treatment Like?

Each tattoo fading session lasts about 15-45 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo, so even patients with the busiest schedules should have no trouble squeezing in an appointment. Since we numb the area prior to the treatments, you should experience no pain

Because tattoo lightening isn’t completely removing the tattoo, you can expect to need fewer treatments than someone having a tattoo completely removed. However, the exact number of sessions you need will vary depending on the age, color, and location of the tattoo. Multicolor tattoos may need a slightly longer treatment program as different wavelengths are used, but black and blue ink are usually easier to remove. Regardless of how many treatments you need, they are usually done every 4-8 weeks.

What Results Will I See?*

Patients who have undergone laser tattoo lightening with Enlighten™ have reported a quicker and more effective fading of the tattoo in comparison to other lasers or at-home methods. You can expect to see fading in just days following treatment as the body flushes away the broken up ink particles. You will see your tattoo fade even more with each consecutive session. After your tattoo is faded, you’ll be able to head to the tattoo parlor and get a beautiful new cover-up tattoo of which you can be proud!

Is There Any Downtime?*

Dr. Dohner and his team love the Enlighten™ laser because it requires no downtime. You can get back to your regular schedule immediately after your treatment session. Some people may notice a little redness or blisters, but this will clear up within a few weeks of your treatment. We purposely schedule the treatments spaced out to ensure the skin has plenty of time to heal and recover before your next treatment.


*Individual Results May Vary

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