Long Islands First and Only Physician delivered Laser Tattoo Removal
Expert And Compassionate Care since 2005
Laser tattoo removal is the best means of removing an unwanted tattoo with the least risk of scar formation and pigment issues. However, it must be properly performed and in NY laser tattoo removal is a medical procedure.
Glenn J. Messina MD , affectionately called Dr Undo Tattoo by his patients has been actively involved in laser tattoo removal since 2005 and developed settings used for specific colors that are in wide use today. He personally performs every laser tattoo removal session which translates to a smoother progression of tattoo removal for you and a practitioner that knows your specific needs.
Dr. Messina is a Multicolor Laser Tattoo Removal specialist and uses 5 different lasers to treat multicolor tattoos.
Laser tattoo removal is a process and requires multiple sessions spaced no less than 6 weeks apart depending on the laser used. How many laser tattoo removal sessions you need is based on the Kirby Score and takes into account skin tone, ink color, location, volume of ink and scars. Multiple color tattoos require multiple laser wavelengths and add a few sessions to your laser tattoo removal process. The average tattoo requires 10 sessions, maybe more unless you simply want a fade to Cover the tattoo with a fresh one. In that case most artists are ready to cover after 2-3 laser tattoo removal sessions.
This website is made to inform you about laser tattoo removal and should serve as a great guide to understanding how laser tattoo removal works, how much discomfort there is during each session, the types of lasers involved, the normal healing after your laser tattoo removal session and finally the cost.
It is estimated 50% of persons with a tattoo have remorse so you are not alone. I no longer relate to the tattoo is the most common reason followed by my husband, wife, mother hate the tattoo or Im being judged because of my tattoos.
If laser tattoo removal pain is your concern enjoy my Youtube video on the subject and read my pain page.
Dr. Messina with the Ruby Laser for Green & Blue Ink.
Dr. Messina a laser medicine expert, a preceptorship trained physician for laser skin surgery and laser tattoo removal . A Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Delivering quality medical care since 1986 and is a pioneer in laser tattoo removal.
Dr. Messina was first medical practice on Long Island to establish a laser tattoo removal service and the only medical laser practice completely physician performed.
Early into the field Dr. Messina noted shortcomings in the laser tattoo removal of several ink colors specifically blue and red. Thus, Dr. Messina developed several laser settings for red and blue inks that are widely used today and adapted into the user guide book of a major laser company. Dr. Messina has been interviewed by multiple media outlets such as the New York Times regarding laser tattoo removal.
Aside from teaching laser principles to other physicians he has lectured at University Hospital regarding laser usage and safety and of course Laser Tattoo Removal . Unlike many practices where "certified laser technicians" are performing the procedure and in many states illegally, Dr. Messina delivers all of the laser services personally.
This is a very important factor in determining where you have your laser tattoo removal procedures because your ultimate outcome depends on continuity. The common practice is for an esthetician to perform your laser tattoo removal procedure, very often you never see the same person twice. This is a break in continuity of care because there is no real time recollection of how you responded to the laser, thus treatments can be less effective or worse cause a complication such as a blister or burn should an incorrect laser setting is utilized .
Since Dr. Messina personally performs every laser session the continuity of your care is unparalleled.
Where as the majority of laser tattoo removals are uneventful there is always the risk of developing complications such as a herpes outbreak, an allergic reaction, urticaria ( severe itching) , blister formation and infection.
Dr. Messina is available to his patients and capable of treating any sudden complications accurately and expediently.
Can laser tattoo removal ruin your life?
Well, not every tattoo is a good candidate for a laser procedure.
Some inks and colors simply will give you a bad result that could last a lifetime!
Watch this video and find out what and why.
We have multiple lasers specifically for laser tattoo removal designed to target multiple colors of ink.
However, I am honest with my patients ,despite all the advances in laser technology there is no laser currently in use that will target every color. The basis of removal is the ink absorbing the wavelength of the laser, white ink will not absorb any laser wavelength and thus nobody can remove white ink. Yellow ink absorbs a wavelength not seen on any laser system. Fortunately, yellow absorbs close to the red wavelength thus the KTP 532 laser may target yellow however the removal of yellow ink is unpredictable.
We own 5 FDA approved lasers for Laser Tattoo removal.
These are Q-Switched lasers which have been the gold standard for photo-acoustic laser tattoo removal since 1964.
The outcome of your laser tattoo removal process is not only based on a competent, well trained laser surgeon but powerful quality lasers that are maintained by the engineers at the company that produced that laser.
Dr. Messina is capable of offering you local anesthesia for your laser tattoo removal in the form of a topical cream , injection or nerve block.
These measures along with contact cooling can make you laser tattoo removal pain free!
This is in contrast of spas with a " medical director" who can not confer the ability to treat pain with medications to non physicians.
As a board certified physician I can extend care credit where you can repay the loan at your leisure for 6 months to a year interest free.
This is an excellent way to pay for a large package
This great video shows you just what you can expect during your first session.
Be aware this video contains answers to questions and photos viewers of my channel sent me after their laser sessions at other practices.
I do not expect you to have scar formation in my practice.
Laser Tattoo Removal does not have to be a painful experience.
Enjoy the video on my videos page and find out how.
Can I swim? Can I sunbathe? Can I party and drink with friends after my laser tattoo removal session.
All these are answered on my video page.
Laser Tattoo removal for chest tattoos can be done and the tattoo removed cleanly.
This area can scar so expert care is required.
Tattoos can be cleanly lasered off, darker complected persons as well. However, it requires conservative treatments.
Shaded tattoos like this one tend to come off quicker and cleaner with laser tattoo removal compared to dark tattoos with a lot of ink and boarders.
Appointments can be made directly from our website.
Most times you will receive a confirmation in under an hour.
Consistent results always make for a happy patient.
Dr. Messina delivering quality care since 1986.
A pioneer in laser tattoo removal.
Over 9000 Tattoos Lasered !
Of course you want your tattoo removed rapidly we always work to remove your tattoo in the least amount of sessions. However, we never sacrifice safety to do so.
Your care is considered personal and private. All laser procedures and cosmetic procedures are held in strict confidence.
No two patients are alike and every treatment is specifically tailored to your needs. Medical conditions, medications and potential adverse reactions are always accounted for before we start your laser tattoo removal journey.
Dr. Messina is a world class human being and at the top of his field. Down to earth, humble, funny, classy, full of great stories, makes you feel right at home and like family. It is absolutely an honor to know this man and to spend any amount of time around him. He is honest about his work and will walk you through every step of the process from the very beginning.
Fast friendly service! Was able to get my first session done the same day, enjoyed the experience and will be finishing my removal here. The doctor is so nice and made me feel good about the process.
Over the years I have sent so many friends and family members to Dr. undo tattoo. I have never trusted a physician more completely. He is an amazing doctor and I can thank him enough for the personal attention and the caring he put into the treatments. He erases tattoos like magic