One Year of Laser Tattoo-Removal Sessions at Cosmetic & Vascular Suite NYC (Up to 72% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Tattoos gradually fade under the light of the Enlighten Laser by Cutera performed by James Silberzweig, MD

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 month(s). Must sign waiver. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Appointment required, 24 hour advance notice required for cancellation. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. 6-8 weeks required between tattoo removal sessions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $457 for one year of laser tattoo-removal sessions for an area of up to 2x2 inches ($1,462 value)
  • $743 for one year of laser tattoo-removal sessions for an area of up to 3x3 inches ($2,580 value)
  • $998 for one year of laser tattoo-removal sessions for an area of up to 4x4 inches ($3,354 value)

During the sessions, the Enlighten Laser by Cutera breaks up tattoo pigments, which fade as the body disposes of them through natural pathways. The treatment is said to cause some discomfort, but rarely causes scarring. The number of sessions and desired results can vary based on the tattoo’s age, the density and color of the ink, and may require more than six sessions.

Laser Tattoo Removal: Out from Under Your Skin

Learn exactly how light can get rid of color with Groupon’s exploration of tattoo removal.

In 2012, a Harris Interactive poll reported, one out of five US adults had a tattoo—and 14% of those polled wished they could take it back. Through laser tattoo removal, they might be able to do just that. The job of a laser system configured to fade tattoos is essentially to make the tiny granules implanted by the tattoo needle beneath the skin even smaller. During removal, the device emits short pulses of light whose wavelength is calibrated to be absorbed only by certain colors. The ink absorbs the energy from this light, heats up, and breaks down into fragments small enough to be escorted away by the immune system’s tiny bodyguards.

Certain pigment colors are easier to remove than others: black pigment is the easiest to remove because it absorbs all laser wavelengths, whereas yellow is one of the most difficult because it only absorbs a very specific wavelength. The tattoo’s location also affects how completely it can be removed: tattoos closer to the heart benefit from rapid blood flow that can quickly carry away ink fragments and sad memories.

In the decades before lasers, the main option for removing tattoos was simply abrading the skin, which always carried a risk of scarring. Further back, centuries-old historical accounts discuss a diverse array of removal tactics, from covering skin with saltpeter and turpentine in ancient Alexandria to stretching the tattoo while rubbing it with green corn juice among the North American Chickasaw people. In the future, all tattoos may be more temporary: new tattoo inks are being developed that encapsulate the pigment particles in microscopic beads designed to easily rupture under a single laser pulse. For now, however, multiple treatment sessions are almost always necessary.

Customer Reviews

Wow! I had my first tattoo removal session and The Dr. was amazing! He consulted me for 10 minutes and the Enlighten machine was better than Pico, for my black tattoo, that I had in another place.
Nihal K. · January 8, 2017
Very clean and the doctor was very professional. First laser didn't hurt AT ALL!
Maddy K. · November 26, 2016
Great Doctor! Great Staff!
Shirley C. · September 1, 2016
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