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Laser therapy is one of the most exciting treatments for removing unwanted tattoos. Lasers work by emitting a specialized light that is passed through the skin and preferentially absorbed by its target, be it an unwanted hair, vein, or in this case, the unwanted pigment from tattoo ink in the skin. The laser causes the pigments to break up and disappear, leaving you with smooth, clear skin.

At our offices in NJ and NYC, we use several Q-switched and newer picosecond lasers that can remove a variety of different tattoo colors. In general, older Q-switched lasers are better at treating newer black tattoos. Picosecond systems such as PicoSure and Enlighten are better at treating older tattoos and some colors such as yellow that do not respond to Q-switched lasers.

Which laser should I choose?

As one of the premier laser centers in the nation, Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists is proud to offer a wide variety of lasers to treat unwanted tattoos. This allows us to treat the widest variety of patients and situations. Each option performs best for different types of patients and needs.

During your initial consultation for laser tattoo removal in NYC, your board-certified dermatologist will guide you to the ideal laser for your unique circumstances.

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Will tattoos completely disappear?

In most cases, patients experience almost complete removal of their tattoos. The outcome of your tattoo removal, however, depends upon many factors that Dr. Goldberg and his staff may be unable to determine. The rise in popularity of tattoos means hundreds of inks and tattoo techniques are used, and these factors significantly affect the ability to remove your tattoo.

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How many treatment sessions will it require to remove the tattoo?

When dealing with tattoos, the average, professional tattoo requires approximately 6-8 treatments, while amateur tattoos require approximately 3-4 treatments, all spaced approximately at least 4-6 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends upon the volume and type of ink used and the depth of the ink in the skin.

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Why choose Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists?

When you come to our office for treatment, you are assured of a boutique practice and a personalized experience. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists is overseen by Dr. David Goldberg, a world-renowned dermatologist who has hand selected a team of board-certified dermatologists.

Each one is able to comfortably and effectively deliver the most advanced dermatological procedures, allowing our patients to avail themselves of unrelated skin conditions.

We are known for our artistry in cosmetic dermatology, specifically our ability to craft a custom treatment plan for each patient’s unique needs. At Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists, we are dedicated to making your treatment as enjoyable as possible—not just your results, but also every detail of your treatment.

Will insurance cover this procedure?

Laser treatments of tattoos and pigments, like other cosmetic procedures, are not usually covered by your insurance company. If you have any questions, it is best to talk with your provider.

How do I get started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss tattoo removal laser treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in NYC or NJ.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

If your concern is a true medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

A message from Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ:

Dear Patients,

Our providers and staff recognize that we are all faced with difficult times as this pandemic continues to unfold throughout our area. However, the continuation of your care remains our top priority!

At this time, our New York City office is temporarily closed.

In our effort to provide you with the highest level of service, the Hackensack and Hillsborough NJ offices will remain open until further notice with limited hours of availability. We ask for your understanding with our protocols on hand washing and social distancing when you arrive for your appointment. Please do not come to the office if you are experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Should you prefer not to visit the office in person, our providers are now offering virtual office visits. This is commonly known as telemedicine, or in this case, teledermatology. Our dedicated concierge team will assist you in scheduling a virtual appointment with your provider, including those in the New York City office.

Currently, the government mandates that the only way to have these virtual visits is to communicate via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp video. This is because your medical providers needs to see you, and you can show the provider the problem area of your body that you are concerned about. You will also be able to discuss any other issues regarding your ongoing care or for any new skin concerns you may have. Your provider may tell you that an in-person visit may be required for testing or more in-depth examination. In that case, a concierge team member will reach out to schedule an in-office visit.

To schedule your in-person or virtual appointment, please call our office at 908-359-8980 or email [email protected] Our concierge team members will schedule a time for your medical provider to call you back. We have set aside times for all of our medical providers to call you for your virtual appointment.

Please be aware that virtual visits must be billed to your medical health insurance just as they would for an in-person office visit. If your insurance has recently changed, please have that information ready to provide to our team members. Depending on your insurance plan, you may have financial obligations such as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance just as you would for an in-office visit (at the present time, the government has only waived co-pays related to COVID-19 testing).

We understand that this is a stressful time, but we are here for you!

Stay safe and healthy,

Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ

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