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Dr. Poulos creates a comfortable, soothing practice environment where patients can regain their confidence along with pristine, youthful skin.

What is the Discovery laser tattoo removal method?

The Discovery is a breakthrough in laser technology. Classified as a picosecond laser, the Discovery transcends conventional picosecond lasers by combining the highest power possible with more wavelengths and treatment modes. This makes the Discovery highly effective for a range of skin issues and skin types.

Most notably, the Discovery can break down the most difficult to treat tattoo colors and pigmentations given its power, precision, and unique design. Better outcomes are achieved in fewer, more comfortable treatment cycles.

How does the Discovery break down pigment so effectively?

If you think of a pigmentation or tattoo like a boulder, the Discovery uses one emission mode to initially break down the boulder into large pebbles and then a pico-second mode breaks those particles into even finer particles until the entire boulder is nothing but dust.

The Discovery is also unique because it’s the only picosecond laser with three true laser wavelengths, which allows it to eliminate the full spectrum of tattoo colors.

Cynthia M. Poulos MD

Will my Discovery treatment be painful?

The Discovery power settings and handpieces were designed to maximize comfort and to reduce side effects and healing time. The laser treats the skin across any pigment or tattoo shape evenly and precisely so the skin can heal naturally and effectively.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

The number of treatments needed depends on each patient case but the Discovery laser can ultimately reduce the number of sessions required to achieve the desired outcome.

Who is a good candidate?

The Discovery is safe for all skin types. The larger spot sizes and ability to treat all tattoo colors — including notoriously difficult to remove light blue and green pigments — makes it especially effective for tattoo removal.

Cynthia M. Poulos MD

My experience with Dr. Poulos was awesome. I felt totally comfortable with her after the first 5 minutes of meeting her. She does not rush through your consultation, giving you time to discuss your procedure and expected outcome. I found her to be very honest, ethical and trustworthy. I also have nothing but praise for her staff whose enthusiasm and knowledge is impressive. I am over the moon with my results and have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Poulos to anyone.

Joan D.

What are the benefits?

  • Little to no downtime
  • Preserves surrounding skin
  • Safe, non-surgical and painless
  • Effective for all ink colors
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What will my recovery be like?

Some minor swelling, redness or blistering is common in the first few hours after laser tattoo removal. Flaking and scabbing will follow for a few weeks.

You should take care to avoid direct contact with the sun, and avoid spas and pools. Dr. Poulos will provide a full aftercare plan for you to follow.

Why choose Dr. Poulos in Northborough for laser tattoo removal?

Dr. Poulos is passionate about solving cosmetic issues in the most innovative and transformative way possible. She remains ahead of the curve when it comes to acquiring cutting edge technology and equipment that will serve her patients’ busy, active lifestyle and cut down on recovery time as well as discomfort. Her commitment is to treat each client as a unique individual, giving them her utmost attention as an active listener.

Dr. Poulos graduated from the State University of New York School of Medicine. She then pursued a general surgery residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, followed by an additional residency in plastic surgery at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. She is certified by the American Board of General Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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We are open and seeing Patients!

We'd like to inform you of the proactive steps we are taking to prioritize the health and safety for you and our staff. Our office is taking the necessary safety precautions in guidance with CDC regulations to ensure your visit goes smoothly. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!

Prior to the start of every workday, all employees will complete a check-in procedure including safety precautions such as: taking their temperature to ensure they are ready and able to work. Employees will be required to actively practice social distancing, wear face masks and gloves with any patient contact, and all employees will continue frequent hand washing.

We are committed to the health and well-being of our patients and staff. We will continue with cleaning and sanitizing protocols that meet CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes the use of EPA approved products in the treatment of all clinical areas and surfaces between every patient.


  • When you arrive for your appointment please call (508) 393-4544 and let us know you are here. (please give us your name and phone number).
  • Wait in your car, and we will call you as soon as we are ready to see you. All doors will be locked to avoid any worries about anyone else entering during your visit.
  • You will need to be wearing a face mask to enter the facility. Only one person at a time is being seen. (If someone came with you, they will need to wait for you outside the office).
  • We will be taking your temperature at the entrance, ask you a series of questions, and if all checks out, we will have you enter the office . We will have you use hand sanitizer, and then bring you right into the exam/ treatment room.
  • The surfaces in all exam rooms are cleaned and disinfected in between each patient to meet strict standards.
  • Dr. Poulos and staff will be using PPE during your entire visit.

We look forward to seeing you,

Dr. Poulos

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