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How Lasers Can Remove Tattoos

It is estimated that as many as 25% of American adults have one or more tattoos. When they got those tattoos, the intent was for them to be permanent. However, as is often the case, people’s situations can change over time and many people eventually don’t want that permanent tattoo anymore. The good news is that with modern pico second laser tattoo removal technology, most tattoos don’t need to be permanent anymore.

How Our Bodies Work to Remove Tattoos

Our bodies view tattoo ink as a foreign substance and constantly try to eliminate it. That is why tattoos seem to lighten slightly over time, but they never completely fade away. Our immune systems try to remove the particles of ink. However, most of those particles are too big for the immune system to handle. That’s why slight lightening is seen naturally over time, but overall, it is just a very small amount of change. Therefore, the tattoo is permanent.

The correct type of laser energy that is selective absorbed by the tattoo ink, actually breaks up the particles of ink into much smaller particles. The body is able to better eliminate these smaller ink particles. The more times that the tattoo is treated, the more small particles that are created, and the more tattoo ink is removed.

Different Variable in Laser Technology

However, not all lasers are able to break up tattoo ink. And, not all lasers that can break up tattoo ink are able to do that equally. There are numerous variables that affect how effectively a tattoo can be removed.

The first important laser variable is the wavelength of laser energy used. Different color ink will respond to different wavelengths of laser energy. For example, dark ink, such as black, should be treated with a different wavelength of energy than colored inks. Red ink is best treated with different wavelength energy than blue and green ink. Also, some colors are actually a mixture of different colors, so that is another important consideration.

Pico Second Laser Tattoo Removal

Another important laser variable is what is known as the pulse width. The pulse width refers to the duration of time that the laser pulse is emitted. The older generation of lasers that were used for tattoo removal, referred to as Q-switched lasers, used nanosecond (ns) pulse widths. The newer lasers can now use picosecond (ps) pulse widths. These pico lasers emit the laser energy 1000 times faster than the older lasers. Pico second laser tattoo removal is much more effective in removing most tattoo ink than the older lasers.

At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, the latest state-of-the-art picosecond enlighten laser is used for tattoo removal. The enlighten laser uses multiple different wavelengths of laser energy to treat both and multiple colors of tattoo ink. It also combines the latest pico laser technology with the best qualities Q-switched lasers to provide unprecedented effectiveness in removing tattoos more completely, and in fewer treatments than with older lasers.

If you are experiencing tattoo regret, call Shore Vascular & Vein Center for a free laser tattoo removal consultation. They are a leading center, serving Atlantic County, Cape May County, Ocean County, Cumberland County, Camden County and the surrounding South Jersey communities. Visit EndTattooRegret.com or call (609) 927-VEIN (8346)

What to Expect During Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment

People often ask what the experience of laser tattoo removal treatment will be like. How long does treatment last? Does it hurt? Is there any preparation needed? Is there a lot of special care required following treatment?

The time that it takes to perform laser tattoo removal treatment is related to the size of the tattoo. Obviously, larger tattoos will take longer to treat. However, treatment, in general, can be performed quickly. In our office, a typical treatment will last approximately ten minutes. A very large tattoo might take a bit longer. Very small tattoos can often be treated in as little as one minutes or even less.

People most frequently describe the sensation of having laser tattoo removal treatment to be similar to being snapped with a rubber band. People also frequently say that the discomfort is no worse than getting the tattoo in the first place, but the treatment takes much less time. In our office, we typically cool the area prior to, and during treatment. We also apply a topical numbing cream to the area in preparation for treatment.  If people are extremely sensitive to the discomfort, the area can be treated with injectable numbing medication called lidocaine. However, this is rarely necessary.

Prior to undergoing laser tattoo removal, you should not tan the area that is going to be treated. The area should be kept clean. No makeup or cover-up should be applied to the area immediately prior to treatment.

Following treatment, the doctor or one of our nurses, will carefully dress the wound and will show you how to take care of it at home. The process is very simple. You will apply a nonstick ointment and dressing to the wound during the time that it is healing. You might notice some scabs form on the treated area during the healing phase. It is also not uncommon to have some blisters develop temporarily, especially with tattoos that have colored ink in them. You will keep it covered during this healing process. In most cases, this will last for less than a week. You will be instructed to avoid tanning the area during the healing process. Usually, within about a week, the appearance of the skin will return to normal. Then, over the next 6 -10 weeks, you will see that the ink is beginning to fade. We can take photographs prior to each treatment so that you can clearly compare before and after photos and follow your progress. If at any time between your treatment you have a question or a concern, we are happy to see you back in the office as needed to examine the area and address your concerns. There is never a charge for these visits.

If you are experiencing tattoo regret and are considering laser tattoo removal treatment, Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey is the only center in the region to offer the latest Enlighten picosecond laser for the fastest, most complete tattoo removal available for most tattoos.  We proudly serve all of southern New Jersey, including Atlantic County, Cape May County, Camden County, Cumberland County, and Ocean County. Call our Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Gosin, (609) 927-3030,  for a FREE consultation or visit us on the web at EndTattooRegret.com.

Interview with Dr. Gosin on SNJ Today

SNJ Today Hotline with Jeffrey S. Gosin, MD, FACS – SNJ Today

Click on link above to watch an interview with Dr. Gosin on SNJ Today and read below for a refresher on how Dr. Gosin and Shore Vascular and Vein Center can help you with treating Varicose Veins:

We’re halfway through summer, however the “risk” of varicose veins isn’t precisely over. You may have possessed the capacity to abstain from calling attention to your legs or perhaps you abstained from hitting the beach this past summer because of unattractive leg veins. They’re truly nothing to be humiliated about however. Truth be told, in the United States, around 70 percent of ladies and 45 percent of men experience some sort of vein issue or problem. Varicose veins specifically, influence half of individuals 50 years or older.

With those measurements, it may be easy to determine whether or not you may be susceptible to being a victim of varicose veins. There are quite a few variables that decide the danger of having visible veins in legs. On account of that, who precisely gets varicose and spider veins? What’s more, what causes determine if you will get them down the line or not?

The five most normal determinants of varicose and spider veins are:

Age

As you get older and more established, your vein valves debilitate. When this happens, blood that ought to stream towards your heart can wind up streaming in reverse, making blood pool and your veins to enlarge and become varicose due to the pressure.

Sex

As statistics are quick to point out, ladies are more likely to develop varicose veins than men. Hormones are a major explanation behind this divergence. The progressions ladies’ bodies experience amid monthly cycle, menopause and even birth control have an impact since female hormones have been known to relax vein walls. Some pregnant women develop varicose veins.

Also, pregnancy can increase chances because the volume of the blood in a lady’s body increases yet the blood stream from her legs to pelvis does not. This is the body’s characteristic response to growing a solid baby, yet therefore can also bring about the veins to end up swollen, particularly towards the end of pregnancy. What’s more, changes in hormone levels during pregnancy can likewise add to the probability of creating varicose veins.

Medical history

On the off chance that you happen to be born with frail vein valves, then your danger of creating varicose veins or a venous reflux disease is expanded. Likewise, if your family has a past filled with family members who have had them, it is also more probable for them to appear in your legs as well. About 50 percent of individuals with varicose vein issues have the same issue with a relative.

Obesity

Being overweight or obese puts additional weight on your veins. The abundance of fat in legs presses the vein and valves can begin to malfunction. When this happens, blood can stream in reverse and begin to pool, bringing on the veins to end up noticeably varicose.

Prolonged Standing or Sitting

Sitting or standing for drawn out stretches of time can prompt more than discomfort. When you’re similarly situated for long stretches, your blood doesn’t stream as effectively as it would with regular movement, this causes the veins to work harder to pump your blood up to your heart. The additional exertion can cause the veins to get swollen and varicose.

Whether you’re currently attempting to cover up protruding veins or end up falling into a couple of the risk classifications above, give Dr. Jeffrey Gosin at Shore Vascular and Vein Center a call at (609) 927-VEIN (8346) for more information, get diagnosed or receive treatments. Try not to let whatever remains of summer cruise you by, get out there and flaunt those legs.

 

Serving: Cape May County: Cape May, Villas, Marmora, Avalon, Wildwood, Ocean City, West Cape May, North Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Upper Township, Middle Township, Lower Township, Woodbine, Dennis Township; Atlantic County: Somers Point, Northfield, Linwood, Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Atlantic City, Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Pleasantville, Folson, Buena Township; Ocean County: Barnegate, Bay head, Beach Haven, Berkley Township, Brick Township, Easleswood Township, Harvey Cedars, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Island, Lakehurst, Lakewood Township, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Township, Ocean Township, Manaloking, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, Stafford Township, Tuckerton, Toms River Township, South Toms River, Ship Bottom; Cumberland County: Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Deerfied Township, Upper Deerfield Township

The Before and After of Laser Tattoo Removal: How to Prepare and What to Expect

Years ago, getting rid of a tattoo was something that was close to impossible. Fortunately, the technology of laser tattoo removal was developed, so people can now remove any unwanted body art with relative ease. But, if you’re planning to undergo this procedure, take note that there are several things you should do to make the procedure as safe and successful as possible. Read on to learn about the preparations you should make as well as the steps you need to take after the procedure.

Before

  • The most important issue to consider before proceeding with laser tattoo removal is knowing who will be performing your procedure and what type of equipment he or she will be using. Many people do not realize all practitioners and all lasers are not equivalent. At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, all laser tattoo removal procedures are performed by a Board Certified surgeon using the most advanced picosecond laser.
  • Be knowledgeable about laser tattoo removal. Do your research and don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have to your doctor or any other health professional. This way, you’ll know what to expect during and after the procedure and you’ll be more prepared for it. A truly concerned physician and his or her staff will take the time to answer all of your questions in detail and explain everything to your satisfaction.
  • Set your expectations. Remember that the success of the procedure depends on several factors, such as the size and location of the tattoo as well as the type of inks used. It will usually take several sessions before the tattoo lightens significantly. In some cases, it may not be 100 percent removed and may leave behind a slight ghost image. However, advanced laser tattoo removal tends to be very effective in removing most tattoos to individual’s satisfaction.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure, putting on self-tanners, and using tanning machine at least two weeks before your laser tattoo removal This does not mean that you can’t go outside! Simply keep in mind that it is best to perform laser treatment on skin that is not freshly tanned, so try to use good quality sunscreen if the area will be exposed to the sun. This is a good practice to remember in general, even if you are not planning to have a laser procedure.
  • On the day of your session, don’t put makeup or any other product on the area where your tattoo is located.
  • Shave the area (if you can) to remove hairs and increase the efficacy of the laser treatment.
  • Laser removal comes with tolerable pain, but you can ask your doctor if you can apply a topical pain reliever to minimize discomfort.

After

  • You might notice swelling, redness, blistering, and even slight bleeding at the site. This is a normal reaction and will heal completely within about a week or two of the treatment. Your doctor will instruct you on the specifics of how to care for the area as it is healing.
  • Keep the area clean. Once the irritation has subsided, wash the site with water and gentle soap to remove bacteria and prevent infection.
  • The treatment area may develop small scabs. Avoid picking on the scabs.
  • Avoid applying anything to the treated area without first consulting with your physician.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure to the area for a few weeks after your laser tattoo removal Use medical-grade sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. As with all instructions, your doctor will explain everything. And, never hesitate to ask any questions that you may have.

Laser treatments can effectively lighten or even remove your tattoos. To ensure they’ll be successful, follow the steps above to make the right preparations and learn how to do proper aftercare. Visit us at http://getgreatlegs.com/laser-tattoo-removal/ for the most advanced Tattoo removal procedures. We proudly serve Atlantic County, Cape May County, Ocean County, Cumberland County, Camden County and all surrounding areas.

5 Types of Tattoos You May Want to Consider Removing

Many tattoos are works of art. They let the wearer express his or her personality, record important life milestones, or show affection towards loved ones while decorating the body with intricate shapes and meaningful images. But there are also tattoos that aren’t so pleasant to look at. They can result from rash decisions (which are sometimes made while intoxicated) or from a mistake by the tattoo artist, and they often cause feelings of regret and anxiety and are usually better off removed. Some of these tattoos include:

Ex’s names

If you’ve tattooed the name of an ex-relationship on your body, it can surely be helpful if you have it removed. This way, you can completely move on from that relationship and open yourself up to the possibility of finding new love. You’ll also avoid any awkward moments with your new girlfriend or boyfriend, who’ll surely ask who “Sean” or “Jessica” is and why his/her name is on your forearm.

Tattoos in visible places

Many people get tattoos on their face, neck, hands, and other parts of the body that can be easily seen.  Some employers, such as the military, have specific regulations regarding visible tattoos. Other industries, such as the business, finance, and hospitality industry emphasize the importance of looking professional, which may be difficult with certain tattoos in highly visible locations. No matter how sharp your business suit is and how well you deliver your presentation, your clients might still end up staring at your tattoo. These are a type of tattoo that people frequently request to have removed.

Badly drawn tattoos

If you don’t like how the artist drew your tattoo, why not have it removed through laser tattoo removal? Remember: there’s no use hanging on to body art that you don’t even like and doesn’t really look like the design you had in mind. You can always start over by having the tattoo removed then going to another artist who knows what he or she is doing and can give you the beautiful tattoo you want.

Tattoos that are no longer meaningful to you

You may have a tattoo that was exquisitely made and has remained beautiful through the years but is no longer special to you. Maybe it features a place you loved to visit but no longer care for now, or perhaps it’s inspired by a clothing brand you no longer like. Whatever it is, you may want to consider removing a tattoo that has lost its significance and is just cluttering up your body.

Tattoos that have never really meant anything

Many young people walk into a tattoo salon, browse through the design books, and point to a cool and mysterious-looking symbol. Then, once they have it on their forearm, neck, or ankle, people keep asking them about what the symbol means, and they can’t really answer because they don’t know. If this is the case for you, don’t hesitate to get laser tattoo removal. This won’t only free you from the trouble of avoiding people’s questions but will also liberate you from the burden of having a tattoo that means nothing to you.

These are just some of the tattoos that you should consider removing. If you have one of them, contact Shore Vascular & Vein Center or visit our website at http://getgreatlegs.com/laser-tattoo-removal/ to know how we can help. We proudly serve Atlantic County, Cape May County, Ocean County, Cumberland County, Camden County and all surrounding areas.

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Getting a tattoo is difficult, but getting it off is much harder. Fortunately, you can make this process easier by opting for laser tattoo removal services.

To understand how laser tattoo removal works, you first have to understand how tattooing works. Basically, when you get a tattoo, the needles inject ink to your dermis. This ink, which is usually made of heavy metals (among other ingredients), is considered to be a foreign object by your body, so your immune system tries to “attack” it by sending white blood cells to remove the ink. But ink particles are larger than your cells, so they can’t be removed right away. Your body doesn’t give up, though, so it continues to send white blood cells to “eat” the ink; this is why new tattoos look clear and sharp and 20-year-old tattoos look faded.

Laser tattoo removal speeds up this process by using laser to heat up the ink particles and break them down. Since the ink particles become smaller, they can now be “eaten” by your white blood cells, removed from your skin, and brought to the liver for disposal. After several sessions, the ink particles get smaller and smaller, and you’ll notice that your tattoo has become lighter or may even have disappeared completely. Visit us at http://getgreatlegs.com/laser-tattoo-removal/ to review how we can assist you with your tattoo removal.

Laser Tattoo Removal: The Story Behind the Treatments

If you have investigated laser tattoo removal, you probably already know that it involves a series of treatments.  It is not a “one and done.”  But why is that the case?  How long do I need to wait between treatments?  Is there any special care needed between treatments?  These are some of the common questions we are asked regarding laser tattoo removal.

Tattoo ink is viewed by the body as a foreign material.  The body is constantly trying to remove it.  However, the ink particles are too large for the body to completely remove.  Over time, this will cause tattoos to fade slightly, but other than that slight degree of fading, without treatment, the ink is essentially permanent.

Specially designed lasers, such as the enlighten™ picosecond laser used at Shore Vascular & Vein Center use laser energy to break up the ink into smaller particles that the body can then remove.  While the actual treatment only takes a few minutes, it will take weeks for the body to then remove those particles.   That is why waiting between treatments is necessary.  A laser treatment will begin to break up the ink, and the small particles will be able to be removed.  This will cause the tattoo lighten and fade.  But then, the tattoo will need to be retreated to break up the ink even further and continue to lighten the tattoo.  The process is repeated until the ink is gone.

The number of treatments needed will vary from tattoo to tattoo and is based on many factors which will be explained in detail at your consultation.  The time you must wait between treatments usually ranges between 5 and 8 weeks.  We recommend waiting long enough for the body’s immune system to have a chance to adequately eliminate the ink, while understanding that most people are anxious to obtain their final result as soon as possible.

After treatment it is common to have some irritation to the skin, slight scabbing, and even occasional blistering of the skin over the treated area.  This usually heals completely without leaving any permanent blemishes or scars.  The time to healing will vary from person to person but generally occurs with one to two weeks.  During that period of time, the care is simple and is very similar to what you did when you first got the tattoo. You will cleanse the wound daily with gentle soap and water, apply a nonstick ointment and cover it with a clean dry dressing.  You will be given detailed instructions at the time of your treatment.  After a week or so, when the area is completely healed, no further special care is needed, except it is important to not have any prolonged sun exposure to the area.  This can easily be accomplished by using a high quality sunscreen if the area is not covered.

If you are interested in pursuing laser tattoo removal, or simply obtaining more detailed personalized information, call Dr. Jeffrey Gosin (609) 927-VEIN (8346) at Shore Vascular & Vein Center for a FREE consultation. To learn more visit us on the web: EndTattooRegret.com.  We proudly serve Atlantic County, Cape May County, Ocean County, Cumberland County, Camden County and all surrounding areas.

How Tattoos Work – Is There A Way To Permanently Erase Them?

Did you know that the first tattoos date back to the roots of our civilization, or more precisely, more than 6,000 years ago? That being said, tattoos are an art that has been popular for thousands of years, and will continue to remain such. But just because tattoos have been around for ages, doesn’t mean every one is a good idea.

As you may know, a tattoo is essentially a life-long decision. Up until fairly recently (in human history, that is) you were stuck with whatever tattoo you chose – no matter how tacky or misspelled. You could always go the cover-up route and add more ink on top in order to mask the original offender, but thanks to recent technology you now have the choice to remove your unwanted ink altogether. While every tattoo and every person will have different results, the Enlighten picosecond laser makes the process of removing tattoos quicker, safer, and even less painful.

Check out the video below to find out exactly how tattoos work, and what exactly makes them permanent. Then contact Dr. Jeffrey Gosin at Shore Vascular & Vein Center to make an appointment for a FREE laser tattoo removal consultation in Cape May County, Atlantic County, Ocean County, Camden County and Cumberland County.


Serving: Cape May County: Cape May, Villas, Marmora, Avalon, Wildwood, Ocean City, West Cape May, North Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Upper Township, Middle Township, Lower Township, Woodbine, Dennis Township; Atlantic County: Somers Point, Northfield, Linwood, Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Atlantic City, Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Pleasantville, Folson, Buena Township; Ocean County: Barnegate, Bay head, Beach Haven, Berkley Township, Brick Township, Easleswood Township, Harvey Cedars, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Island, Lakehurst, Lakewood Township, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Township, Ocean Township, Manaloking, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, Stafford Township, Tuckerton, Toms River Township, South Toms River, Ship Bottom; Cumberland County: Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Deerfied Township, Upper Deerfield Township

3 Things to Look For When Choosing a Tattoo Removal Specialist

As with any procedure, your choice of a specialist to remove your tattoo is very important. You might not be aware, that depending upon which center you visit, the person who actually performs the tattoo removal procedure might not even be a physician. In addition, there is great variability between the types of equipment that may be used to remove a tattoo.

With choices available in where to go to have your tattoo removed, it is important to be certain that you are choosing a center with a qualified person performing your procedure, who is using the best available equipment. Below are just some of the things to look for and to enquire about when selecting a specialist to remove your tattoo.

The Qualifications of the Person Performing the Procedure

You should ask who performs the procedures. Is that person a licensed physician? What are his or her qualifications and experience? Depending upon where you go, you might meet a doctor at your initial visit and then find that the actual procedure is performed by a technician or even an aesthetician. Lasers are very powerful instruments that can be dangerous if not used properly by experienced, qualified operators. At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, all tattoo removal procedures are performed by Dr. Jeffrey Gosin. Dr. Gosin is a Board Certified surgeon, with certification in both surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Gosin has been successfully performing laser procedures in his center for years.

The Type of Laser Used

Not all tattoo removal lasers are the same. Technology has come a long way in recent years. The latest technology available for tattoo removal is the enlighten ™ laser. What make enlighten™ so special is the fact that it combines the most effective type of laser, known as picosecond laser, with multiple different wavelengths of laser energy. This provides unprecedented effectiveness and flexibility in treating tattoos of many different colors on all types of skin. Shore Vascular & Vein Center is the first center in the entire Delaware Valley to offer enlighten™ to their patients for tattoo removal

The older type of laser used, which is still widely used in many centers, is known as Q-switched laser. Enlighten™ will be able to treat most tattoos more completely and with far fewer treatments than the older Q-switched laser. When seeking a center to remove your tattoo, you should ask what equipment is being used and be sure that it’s the best technology available.

Their honesty and clarity in procedures

There are some unknowns when embarking on laser tattoo removal treatment. It is impossible to know exactly how many treatments will be needed to complete the process or exactly what the end result will be. An experienced, honest practitioner will be able to give you a reasonable estimate about these things. Every individual and every tattoo is different.

At Shore Vascular & Vein Center we will answer all of your questions as best as possible. If we cannot give an exact answer, we will honestly tell you that. We can usually give you a very accurate range of the number of treatments needed and what your final result will be.

If you’re looking for a laser tattoo removal specialist in Cape May County, Atlantic County, Ocean County or Cumberland County, contact Dr. Jeffrey Gosin at Shore Vascular & Vein Center today – and get rid of your ink in a safe and effective way!


 

Serving: Cape May County: Cape May, Villas, Marmora, Avalon, Wildwood, Ocean City, West Cape May, North Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Upper Township, Middle Township, Lower Township, Woodbine, Dennis Township; Atlantic County: Somers Point, Northfield, Linwood, Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Atlantic City, Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Pleasantville, Folson, Buena Township; Ocean County: Barnegate, Bay head, Beach Haven, Berkley Township, Brick Township, Easleswood Township, Harvey Cedars, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Island, Lakehurst, Lakewood Township, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Township, Ocean Township, Manaloking, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, Stafford Township, Tuckerton, Toms River Township, South Toms River, Ship Bottom; Cumberland County: Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Deerfied Township, Upper Deerfield Township

Top Five Biggest Tattoo Removal Questions & Answers

Many people have questions regarding tattoo removal. Since every tattoo is different, in order to obtain specific answers regarding your tattoo it is best to make an appointment with a specialist and have your particular situation evaluated. Dr. Jeffrey Gosin at Shore Vascular & Vein Center provides FREE consultations. You can call (609) 927-8346 to schedule an appointment and learn specific information about what can be done to remove your unwanted tattoo. Below is some basic information to help get some of your general questions answered.

I already hate my new tattoo, how soon can I make an appointment to start the laser tattoo removal process?

There is not a specific time period that everyone must wait after obtaining a tattoo before beginning the process to have it removed. As with many situations, every individual is unique. In general terms, the skin should be completely healed from the tattoo application process prior to beginning removal. That time will be different from person to person. You should have the area evaluated by a tattoo removal specialist who will be able to tell you when it is safe to begin.

I’m really freaked out about the process, is there a way to remove my tattoo from home?

While you may see some supposed home remedies for tattoo removal advertised online or in other places, the only safe and effective method for removing a tattoo is with laser. The most advanced laser available for this purpose is Enlighten. The Enlighten laser combines picosecond technology with multiple wavelengths of laser energy to safely and effectively remove most tattoos faster and more completely than other lasers.

There are make ups that can be used to cover a tattoo, but they will not remove it. Methods to attempt to remove a tattoo at home will be ineffective and possibly dangerous.

After I get my tattoo removed, can I get another tattoo over it?

Yes. It is common for people to want to make a change to an old tattoo. Perhaps a relationship has changed. Maybe your taste is just different from what it was years before when you originally got your tattoo. A new tattoo can be applied to an area where a tattoo was removed. Also, a portion of a tattoo can be removed and a new name or graphic can be applied to that area. Always consult with your tattoo removal physician to learn when it would be safe to get the new tattoo in the treated area.

How do I prep before a session?

For you initial consultation at Shore Vascular & Vein Center, no preparation is needed at all. You tattoo will be evaluated by Dr. Jeffrey Gosin. If you would like to begin treatment on that day, our staff will take care of all of the prep for you. Typically, a numbing agent will be applied to the skin and the area will be cleansed. For any subsequent treatments, you will receive detailed instructions in advance, but the process is fast and simple.

How long will it take for me to start seeing my tattoo fade? How long until it’s completely gone?

Every person, and every tattoo is different. Usually people will begin to see his or her tattoo begin to lighten after the first treatment. However, it is impossible to know exactly how many treatments will be needed to reach the end-point. At Shore Vascular & Vein Center we use the most advanced tattoo removal laser available anywhere. Most people can expect complete, or near complete removal of their tattoo in roughly 40 percent fewer treatments than would be required with other lasers.

If you find yourself regretting your tattoo and would like to explore the best option for tattoo removal in Cape May County, Atlantic County, Ocean County or Cumberland County, make an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Gosin at Shore Vascular & Vein Center today. Call (609) 927-8346 for a FREE consultation.