Category Archives:Tattoo Removal

Enlighten Laser for Tattoo Removal in the Press

For those experiencing tattoo regret and contemplating laser tattoo removal, you are not alone. Many celebrities have increased the popularity of tattoos. They have also increased awareness of sometimes regretting those tattoos and having them removed. This is an interesting read from Observer about the topic of tattoo regret and new options for laser tattoo removal Camden County NJ.

http://observer.com/2016/06/think-before-you-ink-new-removal-machine-lessens-tattoo-regret/

Laser Tattoo Removal Camden County NJ

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 of Q-switched lasers. This provides 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 Camden County NJ 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)

Introducing Enlighten III - The Newest Laser to Remove Tattoos of All Colors

Shore Vascular & Vein Center, the region’s leader in laser tattoo removal Ocean County NJ, is pleased to be the first center in the entire Delaware Valley to offer the brand new, Enlighten III laser!  Back in 2015, they were the first center to offer what was, at that time, the latest picosecond laser, Enlighten.  Now, for the first time ever, the developers of the original Enlighten laser have created Enlighten III. This new laser adds a third wavelength for improved removal of some of the most difficult tattoo colors. Once again, Shore Vascular & Vein Center is on the cutting edge of providing this brand new and improved technology to their patients.

How Does the Enlighten III Work?

     Enlighten III combines 3 different laser wavelengths, along with both picosecond and nanosecond laser technology. This provides for the most complete laser tattoo removal Ocean County NJ available.  It is the equivalent of having 5 different lasers available to treat tattoos of all colors, on all skin types.  No other laser provides these 3 unique laser wavelengths combined in one unit.

This means people seeking tattoo removal can now expect to obtain markedly improved results in treating tattoos of multiple colors. Even the typically difficult colors to treat, such as green, turquoise and blue.  Furthermore, just like its predecessor, Enlighten, the Enlighten III laser will treat tattoos of the most common colors. It will be able to do so more completely, and in fewer treatments than with other lasers. That means less time, less cost and less pain for the individuals receiving the treatment than with other lasers.

Other Advantages

Another advantage to Enlighten III is that each treatment session will be faster and easier than with previous methods.  When various tattoo characteristics need to be treated, such as color, density, or shade of ink, the doctor is able to simply adjust the laser settings, to obtain the best possible results. Therefore, most treatment sessions (depending on size of tattoo) are able to be completed in 10 minutes or less.

In addition to offering the latest, most advanced laser technology, Shore Vascular & Vein Center offers free initial consultations for laser tattoo removal Ocean County NJ. At that consultation, individuals will personally meet the doctor and have his or her tattoo evaluated. Individuals will also be given expectations for the amount of treatments needed, as well as the cost of treatment. Various treatment packages are available, which offer significant discounts on the price of treatment.

 

At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, all laser procedures are performed by a Board Certified Surgeon, using the most state-of-the-art laser technology.  They have been proudly serving residents of Atlantic County, Cape May County, Ocean County, Cumberland County, Camden County, and the surrounding southern New Jersey region for more than 20 years.  If you are experiencing tattoo regret, call (609) 927-3030 today for a free consultation. Learn about how to have your tattoo safely and permanently removed using the latest Enlighten III laser. Or visit us on the web at EndTattooRegret.com.

 

 

Laser Tattoo Removal Cost and Concerns

One of the most common questions related to laser tattoo removal that we are asked is, “How much will it cost to remove my tattoo?” The answer to that question depends on many factors and is impossible to know with 100% accuracy in the very beginning. In this article we will describe the various factors that affect laser tattoo removal cost so that you can apply those principles to your own tattoo.

Tattoo removal is a process. It requires multiple treatments that are spread apart by six to twelve weeks in most cases. The total cost to remove a tattoo will depend on the cost per treatment, which is based on the size of the tattoo, and the total number of treatments that are needed. Most tattoos that we treat at Shore Vascular & Vein Center range in price between $150 and $450 per treatment. Certain very large tattoos will cost more, but the majority that we treat fall within this range.

What we do not know, and there is no way to know for sure in the beginning, is how many treatments will be needed to reach the desired endpoint. That is because tattoo ink may contain numerous different substances and colors. For example, something that looks “green” to the naked eye may have black, or blue or other colors mixed in order for the tattoo artist to obtain the desired effect. Furthermore, inks can be injected at different depths in the skin. All of these elements will affect the speed of response of laser treatment.

At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, we use the latest Enlighten picosecond laser for tattoo removal. What that means, is that for most tattoos, we can complete treatment in approximately half as many treatment sessions than are required with the older Q-switched lasers that many other centers still use. In most cases, treatment will be completed in fewer than ten sessions.  We have had numerous patients who have reached their desired endpoint in two to five treatments.  In other centers that use older, less effective equipment, it is not uncommon for 20 or more treatments to be required.

Therefore, the total laser tattoo removal cost is generally less expensive, and faster, in our center than in centers using older equipment. Again, these are only guidelines based upon what we see in our center. Results will vary from person to person. Some tattoos are more resistant to treatment and will therefore require more sessions than average. However, even in those cases, the number of treatment sessions needed will likely be significantly less than what would be required with other lasers.

At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, we will carefully examine your tattoo and give you the best initial estimate possible regarding how many sessions we feel will be needed. While we can’t know exactly for sure in the beginning, we can usually get a reasonable estimate. We also offer various treatment packages that help to remove some of the uncertainly in laser tattoo removal cost. Many people will opt to purchase a package that provides multiple treatment sessions at one discounted price. In this way, people can often save 20% or more on the total cost of treatment. Also, some centers charge extra to remove tattoos with multiple colors. Our enlighten picosecond laser is effective in treating many different colors of ink, and we do not charge extra for that.

If you are feeling “tattoo regret” call Dr. Jeffrey Gosin at Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey (609) 927-VEIN (8346) for a FREE consultation. We proudly serve Atlantic County, Cape May County, Camden County, Ocean County Cumberland County and the surround southern New Jersey areas.

Not All Laser Tattoo Removal is Created Equal

For people who have gotten tattoos, the intent was for the tattoo to be permanent. However, many people with tattoos, at some point in time, change their mind and no longer want the tattoo. In fact, surveys show that as many as 25% of people who have tattoos no longer want them. The problem is that tattoo removal can be very difficult. Fortunately, new laser tattoo removal technology has greatly improved the ability to remove tattoos of all sizes, locations and colors. But, not all laser tattoo removal is the same.

In choosing a specialist to remove your tattoo, it is important to know the differences between the various types of laser tattoo removal. Lasers have been used to lighten and remove tattoos for many years. Over the years, the technology has evolved and improved greatly. Our bodies view tattoo ink as a foreign material and the immune system is constantly trying to remove it. However, the ink particles are too large for the immune system to remove completely. That is why older tattoos will appear faded compared to when they are new. But they will only fade to a certain point, at which the body alone cannot lighten them any further. That is where laser technology comes in. The laser energy smashes the ink particles and breaks them up into much smaller particles that the body is then able to remove. This process needs to be repeated over and over again, as each time the particles are broken down further.

With the older lasers that are still widely used for tattoo removal, such as the Q-switched lasers, it is not uncommon for 20 or more treatments to be required to reach the desired agree of removal or lightening of a tattoo. That process could take years, as well as significant cost and discomfort to complete. However, new picosecond laser technology has now greatly improved that process. Most tattoos can be treated in roughly half of the number of treatments that are needed with the older lasers.

At Shore Vascular & Vein Center we offer the latest enlighten picosecond laser for tattoo removal. Enlighten combines multiple laser wavelengths with the most advanced picosecond technology. What that means in plain English is that it allows for removal of most tattoos in 40% fewer treatments than with older lasers. That means less time needed to obtain a complete result, less pain, and lower cost than with other lasers. The other advantage to the enlighten laser is that it can be safely and effectively used on tattoos of many different colors on all skin types, even very dark skin.

Shore Vascular & Vein Center is a leading center for laser tattoo removal serving Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County , Ocean County, Camden County and the surrounding areas in Southern New Jersey.  Our Board Certified surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Gosin, personally performs all treatments himself.  He has years of experience using  multiple  lasers to treat a variety of conditions.  Call (609) 927-VEIN (8346) for a consultation or visit us on the web at EndTattooRegret.com.  Schedule an appointment for a FREE initial consultation and learn how to end YOUR tattoo regret.

The Top Five Reasons People Want Their Tattoo Removed

It is estimated that 25% of all people who have gotten tattoos will change their mind and want tattoo removal.  At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, a  leading center for laser treatment of vascular conditions and tattoo removal, we see this every day.  The reasons that people no longer want their tattoo are numerous. Here are the top five, in no particular order.

  1. The person got the tattoo on an impulse and he or she never really liked it. Maybe this happened during spring break in college. Maybe it felt “liberating” at the time.  However, as time has gone on, the tattoo no longer reflects how the person views him or herself.
  2. This reason pertains to new moms. When the woman was younger and had different priorities, the tattoo was fun and interesting.  However, when the first child comes along, Mom doesn’t want her new son or daughter to ask questions about the tattoo and seeks treatment to have tattoo removal.
  3. There is too much attention drawn to the tattoo and away from other things that the person finds important. At times, this is due to the location of the tattoo.  At other times, it may be due to the content of the tattoo itself.  The picture or words might be controversial.  Or, the tattoo might be in an area that draws attention to that area or body part.  For these and many similar reasons, people often want their tattoos removed so that less attention is drawn to them.
  4. The person is seeking a new job that does not permit visible tattoos. Many people do not realize until it’s too late, that certain jobs, including some military and law enforcement positions, have restrictions on visible tattoos.  The person may apply for such a job and is told that they will not be a candidate for the job until the tattoo is removed.
  5. One of the most common reasons that we see for people requesting removal of a tattoo is because the tattoo has either the name, picture, or other symbol that represents a previous relationship. Sometimes it is the person him or herself who wants the tattoo removed.  Other times, it is a new spouse or significant other who does not want to constantly look at the other person’s name or image.  In either case, the only way to safely and permanently remove the tattoo is with laser tattoo removal.

 

Regardless of your particular reason, Shore Vascular & Vein Center offers the most advanced laser available for tattoo removal.  We specialize in the state-of-the-art Enlighten picosecond laser for the most complete tattoo removal available. Our center looks to offer the fewest number of treatments for most tattoos, in the most common colors.  We serve Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Camden County, Ocean County and the surrounding southern New Jersey areas.  All procedures are performed by a Board Certified surgeon. Call (609) 927-VEIN (8346)  or visit us on the web at EndTattooRegret.com to schedule your FREE consultation.

 

 

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

iHeart Radio interview with Dr. Gosin on Laser Tattoo Removal

Listen to Dr. Gosin’s iHeart Radio interview above, and read below for a refresher on how Dr. Gosin can help you end your tattoo regret:

Tattoo regret is something that numerous individuals are acquainted with. This happens when they no longer need a tattoo. Perhaps the tattoo helps them to remember a past relationship or a period in their life that was fun at the time yet now they need to overlook. Tattoo regret can likewise happen when individuals still like their body art however need to remove it to make themselves look more professional, and increase their odds of landing their dream job.

In the event that you are in that situation, cutting edge tattoo removal technology can offer assistance. One of the best systems is laser tattoo removal, which utilizes present day strategies and equipment to help, and by and large totally get rid of your ink. Before you agree to this treatment, however, you ought to do your own research about the procedure. Not all laser tattoo removal is the same. Understanding the diverse options available, and selecting the best will permit you to acquire the most ideal results.

BENEFITS

It’s exceedingly viable

Present day, high quality lasers give the most ideal results with tattoo removal. Most tattoos can be either significantly lightened, or removed totally. However, the achievement of the treatment relies upon numerous things, for example, the kind of ink that was utilized, the injection depth of the ink, and the shades of your tattoo (a few colors are harder to remove than others). Additionally, our immune system assumes an imperative part in expelling the separated ink from your skin and eliminating it from your body.

The odds of totally removing your undesirable body art will rely upon these components, and also the kind of laser that is utilized to remove the tattoo, and they are not all the same. The best lasers for tattoo removal are known as picosecond lasers. At Shore Vascular and Vein Center we utilize the new enlighten laser for tattoo removal. Enlighten utilizes the freshest, most progressive innovations to give the speediest, most complete tattoo removal accessible.

You can correct your tattoo

There are times when you simply need to adjust the presence of your tattoo. If so, you can utilize laser tattoo removal to expel a portion of your body art; once it’s gone, you can then request that your tattoo artist roll out the improvements you need.

Risks

When performed appropriately, laser tattoo removal is viable, as well as exceptionally effective. An accomplished doctor will know how to minimize any related dangers. Certain wavelengths of laser energy can bring about lightening of darker skin. Nonetheless, this can be either minimized or disposed of totally by the doctor selecting the correct sort of laser for the skin sort being dealt with. After treatment, there is generally some wounding and skin disturbance that will keep going for around a week or less. After it mends, the skin will come back to normal.

On the off chance that you have a tattoo that you are regretting, Shore Vascular and Vein Center is here to offer assistance. Call (609) 927-VEIN (8346) for a free discussion or visit us on the web at EndTattooRegret.com

 

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

How Long Will the Tattoo Removal Process Last?

“How many sessions will it take to remove my tattoo?” This is one of the most common questions that people ask when they consider laser tattoo removal. Unfortunately, answering this isn’t easy since every tattoo is unique.  Anyone can look at a tattoo and measure the size and notice the colors.  However, factors that are not known are what substances are in the ink that was used to create the tattoo and how deep the ink was injected.

Here are some facts that apply to most tattoos:

  • Most tattoos will require multiple treatments to reach an endpoint
  • Black ink is generally easier to remove than light colors. However, with proper laser wavelengths, most colors can also be effectively treated
  • Tattoos on the extremities will usually require more treatments to completely remove that tattoos on the trunk
  • The type of laser used to remove a tattoo is one of the most important factors in obtaining the best possible result.
  • Picosecond lasers, such as the enlighten laser used at Shore Vascular & Vein Center provide the most complete results in the fewest number of treatments for most tattoos.

These are just some of the factors that can affect the number of treatments you’ll need. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us here at Shore Vascular and Vein Center. We specialize in laser tattoo removal in the Atlantic County, Cape May County,   Camden County, Cumberland County and Ocean County NJ area and can help you remove your unwanted body art within the shortest amount of time.

 

The History of Laser Tattoo Removal Technology

Picosecond lasers are currently the state-of-the-art treatment for tattoo removal. Here at Shore Vascular and Vein Center, we offer the enlighten picosecond laser tattoo removal in the Atlantic County, Cape May County and Ocean County, NJ area.  It’s highly effective and with it we can remove most tattoos in the shortest amount of time and more completely than with any other laser.

 

Tattoo Removal in the Past: Before Picosecond Lasers

Tattoo regret isn’t a modern thing; in fact, it’s safe to say that it has been around since people started getting tattoos!

In earlier times, people used painful and often more dangerous means to remove their tattoos. One of the methods they used was dermabrasion, which was done with a rough object (such as a wire brush) and exposed the client to infections. Another technique was salabrasion, which used table salt and a gauze pad and left the client with lots of scarring.

As the times progressed, people turned to more modern yet still ineffective tattoo removal methods that caused pain, scarring, and infections. Some used chemicals like tannic acid and silver nitrate as well as certain kinds of phenol solutions, which caused burns and left the skin disfigured. Others surgically removed the skin where the tattoo was placed and, in cases where a large tattoo is removed, covered the affected area with a skin graft. Still others froze the tattooed area using cryogenics then removed the ink using microdermabrasion.

Fortunately, laser techniques were developed for tattoo removal and rendered the above methods unnecessary. The first laser tattoo removal session happened in 1967, when Dr. Leon Goldman used an ND: YAG laser and a 694 Ruby laser to get rid of a client’s body art. Other specialists, meanwhile, developed CO2 lasers, argon lasers, and continuous-wave lasers. However, these early laser treatments weren’t as safe and effective as technicians hoped, so additional research and development had to be done to improve the technology.

The end result was Q-switched lasers, which became commercially available in the 1990s. These lasers produce a giant pulse formation that have high levels of energy and are powerful enough to deal with different color wavelengths and break down tattoo ink.  Q-switched lasers are still used today in many centers for tattoo removal. While these Q-switched lasers are effective in removing certain tattoo ink, they still have significant limitations.  They will often require a large number of treatments, and even after all of these treatments, they might not be effective in obtaining a satisfactory result.

The Present and Future of Picosecond Lasers

In order to deal with the limitations of Q-Switched lasers, most recently picosecond lasers were developed.  They produce short bursts of energy that are measured in picoseconds (or trillionths of a second).  These picosecond bursts are far more effective in breaking down tattoo ink than the previous Q Switched lasers. As a result, they halved the required treatment time; instead of 15 sessions, tattoos could be removed in just 6 or 7 sessions. They also lead to a faster recovery time since the skin receives minimal damage.

 

At Shore Vascular & Vein Center we use the enlighten picosecond laser fast, safe, highly effective removal of most tattoos.  If you have a tattoo that you are regretting, Shore Vascular & Vein Center is here to help.  Call (609) 927-VEIN (8346) for a free consultation or visit us on the web at EndTattooRegret.com

Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoo regret is something that many people are familiar with. This happens when they no longer want a tattoo. Maybe the tattoo reminds them of a previous relationship or a period in their life that was fun at the time but now they want to forget. Tattoo regret can also take place when people still like their body art but want to remove it to make themselves look more professional, and increase their chances of getting their dream job.

If you are in that situation, modern tattoo removal technology can help. One of the best techniques is laser tattoo removal, which uses modern methods and equipment to lighten, and in many cases completely remove your ink. Before you sign up for this treatment, though, you should do your research and understand the process.  Not all laser tattoo removal is the same.  Understanding the different technologies available, and selecting the best will allow you to obtain the best possible results.

 

BENEFITS

It’s highly effective

Modern, high quality lasers provide the best possible outcomes with tattoo removal.  Most tattoos can be either significantly lightened, or removed completely. However, the success of the treatment depends on many things, such as the type of ink that was used, the injection depth of the ink, and the colors of your tattoo (some pigments are more difficult to remove than others). Also, our immune system plays a very important role in removing the broken-down ink from your skin and eliminating it from your body.

The chances of completely removing your unwanted body art will depend on these factors, as well as the type of laser that is used to remove the tattoo, and they are not all the same.  The most effective lasers for tattoo removal are known as picosecond lasers.  At Shore Vascular & Vein Center we use the new enlighten laser for tattoo removal.  Enlighten uses the newest, most advanced technology to provide the fastest, most complete tattoo removal available.

You can correct your tattoo

There are times when you just want to alter the appearance of your tattoo. If this is the case, you can use laser tattoo removal to remove a portion of your body art; once it’s gone, you can then ask your tattoo artist to make the changes you want.

RISKS

When performed properly, laser tattoo removal is not only effective, but it is also very safe.  An experienced physician will know how to minimize any associated risks. Certain wavelengths of laser energy can cause lightening of dark skin.  However, this can be either minimized or eliminated completely by the physician selecting the proper type of laser for the skin type being treated.  After treatment, there is usually some bruising and skin irritation that will last for about a week or less.  After it heals, the skin will return to normal.

If you have a tattoo that you are regretting, Shore Vascular & Vein Center is here to help.  Call (609) 927-VEIN (8346) for a free consultation or visit us on the web at EndTattooRegret.com