Tattoo Removal Specialist

Eric Reynolds, DPM

Diabetic Wound Care Specialist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Jersey City, NJ

Nearly 25% of Americans who have a tattoo wish they could get rid of it. If you’re among that crowd, erase your unwanted ink once and for all with laser tattoo removal treatments at Downtown Medspa in Jersey City, New Jersey. Using the state-of-the-art PicoSure® laser by Cynosure®, Eric Reynolds, DPM, and his team of Downtown Medspa experts shatter each layer of ink until your skin is clear again. Call now or book your free tattoo removal consultation online.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

How can I erase my tattoo?

When you’re ready to get rid of an unwanted tattoo, the first thing you need is patience. Although your tattoo artist took only a few hours to create the tattoo, your doctor needs months, and sometimes a year or more, to erase it. The ink is deeply embedded into the layers of your skin and must be removed one layer at a time to avoid damaging your skin.

The fastest, safest, and most effective way to remove your tattoo is with laser tattoo removal. The experts at Downtown Medspa use the PicoSure® laser because it’s FDA-cleared to treat all skin types, from darkest to lightest.


What happens during a tattoo removal session?

A Downtown Medspa team member directs the PicoSure energy to the pigment in your tattoo. The laser releases short, intense bursts of energy that last for only picoseconds. A picosecond is one trillionth of a second.

The energy pulses are delivered using PressureWave™ technology that shatters the tattoo pigment into tiny dust-like particles. These particles are smaller than those created by most other types of lasers. Your lymphatic system then processes the dust, gradually eliminating it through excretion.


Does tattoo removal hurt?

Tattoo removal isn’t pain-free, but most women and men tolerate the stinging sensation well. In fact, it’s similar to the sensation of getting a tattoo. Your aesthetic professional applies numbing cream to your skin to increase your comfort.


What kinds of tattoos can I remove with PicoSure?

PicoSure’s state-of-the-art technology erases even stubborn tattoos that didn’t respond to previous treatment. You expert uses PicoSure to remove a range of colors, including:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red
  • Multicolored

If requested, your expert can use PicoSure to target a specific portion of your tattoo, while leaving the rest of your tattoo in place.


How long does tattoo removal take?

Most tattoo removal sessions take only about 10 minutes each. However, large and elaborate tattoos take longer.

Because each layer of tattoo ink must be shattered separately, you need at least five to six treatments to fully remove a tattoo. You should wait about a month and a half to two months between laser tattoo removal sessions to allow your skin to heal and to evaluate your results.

Get started on tattoo removal today by booking a free consultation at Downtown Medspa by phone or online form.