Medical lasers designed for removing pigment from skin work by producing one or more specific wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed by using this specific wavelength of light which passes into the skin, but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the body's natural filtering systems. Whether your tattoo is professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic, or surgical, laser technology has advanced enough to treat all kinds of tattoos. Older techniques for tattoo removal such as dermabrasion, saltabrasion and Argon or CO2 lasers are less effective and often leave behind scars in place of the tattoo. A typical scenario for the removal of a professional tattoo is a cycle of 6-8 treatments, while an amateur tattoo may require 4-5 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin.Request a Consultation
Richard P. Glunk, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers premier plastic surgery and meticulous attention to each and every patient who steps into our office. Each of our highly trained staff members is here to serve you in your quest for physical refinement. We strive to provide you with the highest level of medical excellence and professionalism combined with warm, accommodating service. Dr. Glunk maintains the strictest standards of plastic surgery and requires that each staff member uphold his level of practice.
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As founder and Medical Director, Dr. Glunk brings nearly 20 years of plastic surgery and anti-aging experience to his private practice in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Glunk has been recognized nationally for his work on celebrities at his office on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Dr. Glunk is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Glunk is also a member of the exclusive American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and has even been invited to teach cosmetic surgery courses nationally for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Glunk is also a reviewer for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the most prestigious journal in plastic surgery.
Dr. Glunk belongs to a number of other medical and honor societies including the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and Montgomery County Medical Society.
Dr. Glunk specializes in a wide variety of procedures targeting the body, breast, face, and skin. We employ innovative plastic surgery and skin care techniques to create subtle improvements throughout the body, although dramatic results are certainly possible. We treat each patient as an individual and listen carefully to define specific and appropriate goals. Dr. Glunk and his staff harbor a wealth of knowledge and will expertly guide you through your decision-making process while determining reasonable expectations.