• Texas Facial Aesthetics

    Your Face Deserves a Specialist

    At Texas Facial Aesthetics, we specialize exclusively in the treatment of the face, eyes, nose, scalp, and neck. We combine meticulous technique and delicate artistry to provide each patient with a personalized, natural result that reflects their own inner beauty.

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  • Texas Facial Aesthetics

    Your Face Deserves a Specialist

    At Texas Facial Aesthetics, we specialize exclusively in the treatment of the face, eyes, nose, scalp, and neck. We combine meticulous technique and delicate artistry to provide each patient with a personalized, natural result that reflects their own inner beauty.

    Learn More

Tattoo Removal Dallas

We perform tattoo removal all over the body. Our laser uses separate wavelengths of light to remove darker inks (blacks, purples, browns), brighter inks (reds, yellows, oranges), and even stubborn blue-green tattoo pigments. The laser needs only a fraction of a second to break down the pigment, allowing a typical treatment to be completed during a lunch break. Our tattoo removal laser works by focusing laser energy to break up the pigment in your tattoo and does not penetrate the deeper layers of skin, resulting in increased safety and faster healing.

A typical professional tattoo takes around 6 to 12 treatments to remove completely. The number of treatments depends on the age, color, quality of ink, and technique used to create the tattoo (professional or amateur). We offer flexible package pricing for tattoos of all sizes and can customize pricing for very large tattoos.

What is laser tattoo removal?
Tattoo removal works by directing light energy is directed into your skin which is then absorbed by the tattoo ink particles trapped in the dermis of your skin. Once the laser has broken the ink into smaller pieces, your body’s immune system works to flush it away from the tattooed area and remove the ink over a number of treatments.

How is laser tattoo removal performed?
Using a Q-switched YAG/KTP laser with dual 532 and 1064 nm technology, the light fractures the pigmented particles small enough for the ink to be removed from the body naturally.

Is laser tattoo removal painful?
Laser tattoo removal typically does involve some level of discomfort. That being said, we do offer numbing creams and injections of local anesthesia if needed to numb the area being treated which allows for a more tolerable experience. Most patients say that the sensation of removal is comparable to having a tattoo applied.

How many treatments of laser tattoo removal will I need?
There is not a definite number of recommended treatments to suggest when beginning laser tattoo removal. Depending on the size, color(s), location, ink density, and age of the tattoo, patients may expect sessions of 10 or more up to a year spread out over every 4-6 weeks.

Can I have tattoo removal if I am pregnant?
Tattoo removal is not a treatment that should be performed while pregnant.

Are there other contraindications to laser tattoo removal?
Common contraindications for laser tattoo removal include (but are not limited to) pregnancy, breast feeding, sunburn, tanned skin, irritated skin, herpes virus, laser hair removal, and photosensitizing medications.

Is laser tattoo removal safe for all skin types and colors?
Thanks to newer technology, laser tattoo removal has become much more effective with very little risk of scarring, making it a safer option than many older methods of tattoo removal.

Who is a good candidate for laser tattoo removal?  
Over all, the easiest tattoo to remove is a tattoo with black ink that isn’t dense. The older the tattoo the easier it is to remove. Tattoos that were applied with high quality inks by professional tattoo artists may also be more difficult to remove than those performed by amateur tattoo artists. Furthermore, fair-skinned patients tend to have faster, more effective results.

Is laser tattoo removal safe?
Tattoo removal is safe when performed by a trained professional, and when the patient follows all the guidelines associated with the treatments.

What is the downtime with laser tattoo removal?
Treated skin usually begins to peel or blister. Scabs and crust along the skin can also develop during this time.

  • 1 to 2 Weeks Following Treatment: All blistering, scabs, and other signs of irritation should fully subside. (Healing time can vary depending on body location)
  • 4 to 6 Weeks Following Treatment: Treated skin is typically fully healed and the patient is ready to undergo an additional treatment session.

What can I expect after laser tattoo removal?
Treated skin typically turns to a frosty white color, which is caused by the release of carbon dioxide as the laser penetrates the skin. This is completely normal. Patient should keep the treated area moist and covered for the next 5-7 days, avoiding sun exposure, working out, excessive sweating or adding extra heat. Refrain from picking or peeling the scabs or skin at the treatment area. Over time and a series of treatments, the tattoo will fade and can usually be completely removed.

EMAIL US today or call us at (469) 362-6975 to find out more about how we can help you look your best!

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