Laser Tattoo Removal helps patients achieve lightening and or the removal of their unwanted tattoos. Some patients simply seek to get a cover-up and need to make the tattoo that would be underneath lighter. It is very effective for carbon based inks, cosmetic inks, and more traditional inks used on the body.
The wavelengths we have to combat unwanted tattoos are selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment we are looking to combust, and fragmented into smaller particles that are easily removed by the body’s natural lymphatic system overtime. Particles have been shown in studies to need to be 3-4 microns in size to be removed - which is incredibly tiny.
There’s been a great amount of research conducted to determine which wavelengths of light to use and how to deliver the laser’s optimal output to best remove tattoo ink of different colors. At Progress MD, we put this research to practice everyday and operate the most advanced nano and pico laser technology available for tattoo removal with our many FDA Approved Systems - Quanta Pico Discovery, Quanta MDK, Quanta Light A, and Alma Sinon, We are the only clinic in our area with multiple systems for our patients.
Several factors make it scientifically impossible to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo and or the exact amount of sessions needed to reach the clearance any patient is seeking.
A recent survey in 2017 discovered adults with tattoos believe removal takes one to five treatment sessions. In reality, it takes an average of seven to ten sessions to fully remove a tattoo, and the more professional dark it becomes, the tattoo may even need 12-16 to be removed well. Some studies have concluded and average patient can expect an average of 12 Q-Switch Nano treatments for a successful removal and for good results. If clinics get you a specific number and try to guarantee you an explicit scenario it is not from a place of backed scientific information. We have lasered a lot of tattoos in 5+ years and we have removed them in one session and up to 20 sessions.
We try our best to paint a picture of what you might expect from factors that have been noted as important by studies and give you a general idea of what you can expect moving forward.
Medical clearance by MD or NP
Skin evaluation per TMB ruling 193.17
Laser and Options of your choice:
Since each pigment color absorbs a specific wavelength, PiQo4 offers 4 wavelengths in order to treat the broadest range of pigment/tattoo colors, on the widest range of skin types. Its four wavelengths - 1064nm, 532nm, 650nm and 585nm - target 9 of the most frequently used tattoo colors ranging from light orange to dark black. We also use the Zimmer Cryo 6 to help patients keep their skin cool and to help numb the area while treat it.
Alcohol Pep Pad (70% Isopropyl Alcohol)
Optional - RX Strength Topical BLT anesthetic applied and occluded 2-3 hours before your treatment time to help with pain levels
Laser Tattoo Removal:
Laser Treatments are performed by licensed medical staff Kevin Fleming, APRN, FNP-C, Lydia Marsh LHRP and Laser Tattoo Removal Certified Technician, Dani Baker RN and Laser Tattoo Removal Certified Technician and McKenzie Burney, Esthetician and Laser Tattoo Removal Certified Technician.
Studies have shown that post any treatment ink can move for up to 6 months. However, most patients need 1-3+ treatments for carbon/prison ink tattoos, 4-7+ treatments for Amateur, and 8-12+ treatments for Professionally done tattoos. We have removed them in 1 treatment and 25 treatments. Various Factors that typically play a heavy role in any project itself - skill level of artist, kind and quality of ink used, multiple layers or touch-ups, overall ink density, amount of colors present, scar tissue from the tattoo application, location on the body, and your skin tone and type. We would suggest checking the documents below and utilizing the Kirby Desai Scale to give you a realistic idea of what to expect for your general timeline of treatments needed. We find often clinics do not project realistic patient expectations from the starting point or in the consultation and many are frustrated thinking they should be doing something different. Our Rates are affordable so that one can remove their projects safely, consistently keep up sessions and not break the bank. On average Tattoo Removal cost our patients under $10-$30 a week for their duration of their treatments from start to finish.
We like to space sessions apart depending on the location of the tattoo. We have more of a lymphatic system response post combusting particles, than we do a healing response typically and the body can send white blood cells to help remove the smaller particles the closer they are to the upper torso and the neck. Where tattoos below elbows and knees typically need more time in between sessions and or an extra few to be completed.
Neck and Face 4-6 weeks apart
Body 6-8 weeks apart
Below Elbows or Knees 7-10 weeks apart
Studies have shown patient groups who have been treated at 4 week and 6-8 week treatment intervals get done on average around the same exact time. We don't want to over treat, be too overly aggressive and or not give our bodies time to move the ink before we pay to laser it all again. Overall its more about being generally consistent with layering your sessions than far too persistent in to short of increments.
Free Consultation: 20-35 minutes
New Patient: 30-50 minutes
Returning Patient: 20 minutes
Optional Numbing Length: 2 hours
Patients come in and get the RX topical applied, dosed out to the treatment area(s) and occluded, patient will return back at the 2 hour mark and we will remove the topical and treat.
Mild to Intense
Topical anesthetic available for $25 per treatment, for anything over the size of a business card we would suggest adding it to your session if you are nervous and or at least for your first session. We also use a Zimmer 6 Cryotherapy Device to help aid patients before and during your treatment. Patients love this free extra!
Recovery is minimal to moderate with Laser Tattoo Removal with only light restrictions for 72 hours. Restrictions include no lying down or leaning for for 3 hours. No vigorous activity to cause sweating, hot tubs, saunas, or steam rooms for 24 hours.
Bruising is also a minimal risk of laser tattoo removal in the softer areas of tissue on the inside of the arms, legs, stomachs and hips. If they do happen, they typically heal in a few days to 2 weeks. We space sessions 4-6 weeks apart on the face, anything above an elbow or knee 6-8 weeks apart and anything below an elbow and or a knee 7-8 weeks apart.
This treatments is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or lactating, those who keloid scar from any kind of trauma, those with wound healing issues, diabetes II patients with pumps, those who have eczema or psoriasis in the treatment area, some immune system disorders, photosensitivity, Accutane (1 year or less from last dose), infection at the treatment sight, recent sunburn in the treatment area, shingles in the treatment area, various skin cancers, and unreasonable expectations about the process itself.
Nano Tattoo Removal has been the traditional workhorse option for removing unwanted tattoo pigmentation. An average patient of ours with a tattoo that is about the size of a business card pays $99-$139 per session. Consultations are free and highly suggested for accurate pricing.
1 sq. inch or less
Imagine squishing your tattoo into a blob, that is how we price them. We don't charge by the area of space the tattoo takes up on your body. It is best to get a quote for an accurate price. Many people are surprised how affordable their session rates are.
Includes Both Brows - Either Cropping or Treating Both Brows Fully
Can purchase a Package of 3 and Save 10%
Benzocaine 20%, Lidocaine 10% and Tetracaine 10% and or we also have Benzocaine 20%, Lidocaine 8% and Tetracaine 4% as well. Some patients prefer one over the other.
Benzocaine 20%, Lidocaine 10% and Tetracaine 10% and or we also have Benzocaine 20%, Lidocaine 8% and Tetracaine 4% as well. Some patients prefer one over the other. Save $25 off with this 3 Pack!
Save 10% - Suggested for Best Results
2 Sessions Spaced 4-10 Weeks Apart
Pay Half Down Day of Treatment & Pay Remaining Half 45 Days After First Payment
*Patients utilizing Topical Anesthetics for a Tattoo Application will need to be medically cleared prior to first scheduled application. Please call to book appointment 24-48 hours in advance to ensure a provider is available at the time needed for application.
Pricing current and updated as of July 2021
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Laser Tattoo Removal in Amarillo
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Progress MD in Amarillo
5461 McKenna Square, Suite 201, Amarillo, TX 79119, US
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