Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist

Capital Skin

Aesthetics Specialists located in Clifton Park, NY

Tattoos do last forever, but they fade, or sometimes their design is regrettable. At Capital Skin in Clifton, New York, John Purcell Jr., MD, and a team of experienced practitioners offer tattoo removal with the enlighten™ laser system. To learn how you can get rid of your old ink, call the office or schedule a consultation using the online tool.

Laser Tattoo Removal Q & A

How does the enlighten laser remove unwanted tattoos?

The enlighten laser provides short and high-powered pulses of light to break down the ink particles in tattoos. It delivers nanosecond and picosecond pulse durations – so both large particles of color and smaller ones are effectively destroyed. It also offers the ideal blend of treatment parameters, including the right wavelengths, correct spot sizes, and optimal energy levels to address unwanted pigment and ink.


What are the benefits of the enlighten laser for tattoo removal?

Prior tattoo removal technologies offered mediocre results, and sometimes a shadow of your tattoo remained after treatment. But enlighten removes a full spectrum of tattoo colors, including stubborn blues and purples. The enlighten system is effective and powerful so that you can experience an erasure of your tattoo in fewer treatments than other devices.

Laser tattoo removal with enlighten is safe for all skin types, even darker skin. The laser provides exceptional results.


How many sessions will I need to remove a tattoo successfully?

The team at Capital Skin develops a customized plan for you. The number of treatment sessions you need depends on:

  • The size of your tattoo
  • The type of ink that was used
  • The location of your tattoo
  • Your overall health and lifestyle 

When you come in for a consultation for evaluation of your tattoo, the staff can give you an estimate of how many sessions it will take to erase it.


Does tattoo removal with enlighten hurt?

Most people tolerate their tattoo-removal sessions well. If you have a large tattoo with multiple colors, it may take a bit longer than smaller, less-colorful pieces.

The sensation of tattoo removal feels like the snap of a rubber band against your skin. The procedure is no more uncomfortable than how it felt when you acquired your tattoo.


How long is the recovery time following tattoo removal?

Tattoo removal treatments with enlighten require no downtime. Go back to all of your daily activities right after your appointment without any need for concealing your skin. If you do experience any redness or swelling, it’s minimal and fades in a few hours.

If you’re ready to get rid of that outdated tattoo, call Capital Skin, or book an appointment using the online tool.