LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

Laser Tattoo Removal dallas

Laser tattoo removal is one of the most effective treatments for removing unwanted tattoos for our patients in Dallas, TX. If you have a tattoo that you wish to have partially or completely removed, consider laser tattoo removal from Kassir Dermatology. Setup your no-obligation tattoo removal consultation with Dr. Martin Kassir at his clinic in Dallas. During your initial consultation, he will explain to you what you can expect from the procedure, the risks involved and if there will be any limitations of the procedure.

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by Martin Kassir, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Laser Tattoo Removal dallas

Laser Tattoo Removal dallas

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Laser tattoo removal is a procedure done in our office with a variety of wavelengths for the most effective treatment. Laser tattoo removal works by directing certain wavelengths of light to disintegrate the ink in the tattoo without damaging the surrounding skin. These laser beams break up ink particles into tiny fragments which are later cleared up by the body’s scavenging cells. Certain wavelengths of light are selectively absorbed by specific corresponding colors of the tattoo ink.  The color of the tattoo fades naturally over the next few weeks.

Lasers remove tattoos by releasing short pulses of intense light that are absorbed by the tattoo pigment in the skin. Laser light energy causes the tattoo pigment to fragment into particles which are then removed by the body’s own immune system. The laser light selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo while at the same time not causing damage to the surrounding skin. The laser used at Kassir Dermatology removes a variety of tattoo pigments including black and red.

Ideal candidates:
In general, the best candidates for laser removal of tattoos are:
Physically healthy 
Want to change their appearance
Committed and dedicated to spend time on the process
Have no fluorescent colors in their tattoo
Have no scar formations in the tattoo area
Are not taking Accutane
Have not had other cosmetic surgery in the tattoo area
Have realistic expectations about the outcome
Have not had other types of cosmetic surgery in the tattoo area
Have no history of recent sun exposure or tanning

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How long does the procedure take?

On average, each laser treatment takes from ten to 30 minutes.

Is laser tattoo removal painful?

During your laser treatment, there may be some minor discomfort. Most patients describe the sensation as a series of rubber bands snapping on to the skin. We can often reduce or eliminate the discomfort by cooling the treated area with an air-cooling device.

How many sessions will it take to remove my unwanted tattoo?

Multiple treatments are often needed to achieve the desired results for the tattoo removal and usually require a minimum of 5-8 treatments for our Dallas patients. The number of treatments will vary depending on the depth, color, and age of the tattoo. We recommend 4-8 weeks between treatments.

What happens after my tattoo removal procedure?

After your tattoo removal treatment, the area will be covered with an antibiotic ointment and a bandage is applied. After healing, the tattoo will fade with time. Dr. Kassir and his staff will provide you with post treatment instructions. You will also be given a list of pretreatment instructions to carefully follow prior to your next treatment session.

Is laser tattoo removal safe?

Yes, the lasers used in tattoo removal in our clinic are very powerful and safe for all of our patients in Dallas.

Are there side effects to laser tattoo removal?

Some minor crusting and/or blistering occurs for several days after treatment for our Dallas patients. Scarring with laser tattoo removal is rare. Other possible side effects include but are not limited to whitening or darkening of the skin. Patients with darker skin are at higher risk for these side effects.

Can all tattoos be completely removed?

Colors such as green, white yellow and aqua inks are the most difficult for any laser to treat and may not be completely removable. Most effective colors for removal are black, blue and red ink pigments. Older tattoos respond faster to laser tattoo removal than recent tattoos. Some tattoos will completely disappear after several sessions and other tattoos may not fade entirely. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kassir will advise you on potential ink clearance and what your realistic expectations should be.

Is laser treatment of tattoos covered by insurance?

Laser treatment of tattoos is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by most insurance providers.

How much will it cost to have my tattoo removed?

The treatment cost depends on the size and color of the tattoo. Laser tattoo removal cost ranges from $200 to $800 per session in Dallas, TX area. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kassir for your estimate today!

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