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PicoSure, Enlighten and PicoWay Picosecond Lasers in New York and New Jersey

Residents of New York and New Jersey are able to remove those embarrassing tattoos and unwanted scars with Picosecond Lasers at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey. 

What are Picosecond Lasers?

Regretting that wrist tattoo before your big job interview? Picosecond lasers are FDA-approved laser technologies that use short bursts of energy— picoseconds — which require fewer treatments, less pain and have a faster recovery time. Paying for an 18-year-old decision does not have to be as painful as it once was with Picosecond lasers.

If a tattoo is not what’s haunting you, these lasers have also proven effective in treating surgical and acne scars, removing pigmented lesions, revitalizing skin and, most recently, wrinkle treatment.

Benefits of Picosecond Lasers 

Benefits include:

  • Treatment times are shorter than traditional lasers resulting in less pain to the patient
  • Fewer treatments resulting in less expense
  • Dark colors such as green, blue, black and sometimes even red ink can be removed. Even better, some previously-treated, recalcitrant tattoos, which are no longer responding to traditional lasers, may respond to picosecond lasers.
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scars

What Is the Procedure for Picosecond Lasers?

What makes Picosecond lasers the faster, less painful and less expensive way to take care of skin issues is the patented  picosecond  technology that uses a pulse width 100 times shorter than that of nanosecond lasers, the older technology.  These bursts of energy are delivered to your skin in trillionths of a second breaking the pigment into smaller pieces that are more easily carried out of the body by white blood cells. This procedure allows the problem area to be targeted more precisely resulting in less damage to the surrounding skin.

With Picosecond lasers, tattoo ink is eliminated in fewer sessions, dark inks can be lightened quicker, colored ink is easily removed and recovery happens faster due to less injury to the surrounding tissue. An anesthetic can be used during treatment to help lessen discomfort, which some compare to that of getting a tattoo.

Preparing for Picosecond Lasers

There are some situations that will keep Picosecond lasers from being the right treatment for you.  Some doctors will advise against smoking weeks before the procedure or taking medications that could be related to blood clotting.

It is important to be aware of the time it may take to achieve optimal results with Picosecond lasers.  Depending on the size, color and location of a tattoo, some could see results within the first three sessions for others it could take up to ten or more to get the results you desire.

Picosecond Laser Recovery

Since results are usually obtained in just a few sessions with Picosecond lasers, most patients can count on a speedy recovery.  It is recommended to keep the treated area dry and covered with a bandage and use antibiotic ointment for a few days following the procedure.

How Much Does Picosecond Laser Treatments Cost?

The price of Picosecond laser treatment is determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the extent of treatment needed for each person.  Pricing and financing will be discussed during your consultation with the Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey.

Is Picosecond Laser Treatment Right For Me?

If you are looking to get rid of a tattoo, wrinkle or scar fast and with little recovery time then Picosecond laser treatment is the right option for you.

Why Choose Dr. David Goldberg for Picosecond Lasers? 

David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D. is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice since 1985 he is well reputed nationally and internationally for his innovative work with skin lasers, cosmetic dermatology, and facial rejuvenation techniques. Under his direction, Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey has been a pioneer in making skin laser and cosmetic dermatology technologies available to the public.

Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey is staffed with expert dermatologists and PA-C skin specialists in five different locations making the Picosecond laser  treatment widely available in the New York and New Jersey area.

In addition to offering Picosecond laser treatment, Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey customize packages and offer financing plans enabling you to afford the treatment you desire.

What to Expect During Your Picosecond Laser Consultation

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss Picosecond lasers with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey. During your consultation, we will customize a plan for you based on your skin type, unique tattoo or scar and schedule. We will estimate the number of sessions it will take to remove the tattoo or scar based on its size, color and other factors. We will let you know the cost of the Picosecond laser procedure upfront and will make you aware of payment and financing options.

Dr. Goldberg and his staff at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey provide personalized care to residents of New York and New Jersey with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (201) 299-4521 to speak with our friendly staff.


Keeping you healthy and beautiful.

"Dr. Goldberg is one of the most skilled dermatologists in the industry. He is the first dermatologist to utilize the most cutting- edge lasers and techniques. Beyond his skills as a dermatologist, he is someone I trust to care for my skin." - R. G., New York, New York

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