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medical reconstructive

Grunge Texture


Registered nurse & Medical reconstructive tattooist 

medical reconstructive tattoo Specialist

Auston Horras got his first tattoo on his 18th birthday from our own Lucky Anderson! 20 years later, Auston is a Registered Nurse, but he always wanted to be a tattoo artist when he grew up. His mother was a doctor in Knoxville, Iowa, and passed away in 2012 after a battle with breast cancer. This led him to Lucky Gal as a medical reconstructive tattoo artist. When he isn't at Lucky Gal, Auston works as an ER nurse in his hometown. In his “spare time” he works as a Paramedic, and occasionally spends time at home with his wife, 6 kids, and a dog.

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  • How bad does it hurt?
    Many patients tolerate treatment without topical anesthetic, and report the treatment as feeling similiar to no more than numerous rubber band snaps.
  • Does it scar?
    While it is uncommon to cause scarring from the laser tattoo removal sessions themselves, it is still possible. Blisters and scabs are common side effects that are important in the tattoo removal healing process. However, picking scabs or not caring properly for blisters can allow scarring to happen.
  • How many treatments does it take?
    Size, color, location and the age of the tattoo determine the number of treatments necessary to effectively complete removal. During the consultation, the tattoo you want treated will be examined and any questions you have will be answered.
  • Are there side effects?
    Some patients experienced redness, swelling, tenderness, crusting, sunburn sensation, or itching immediately following treatment. Your treatment program will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation. If you experience anything different than discussed with you following your treatment, report back to the office for a follow-up visit.
  • What results can I expect?
    The results and appearance of the tattoo vary from patient to patient. After each treatment session you will see the tattoo become lighter. Due to the various levels of professionalism and types of inks used in tattooing, the results and number of treatments may vary. Typically, multiple treatments will be required and are scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart.
  • How much does it cost?
    The average laser tattoo removal cost can range from $80 to $500 per treatment session. The price is dependent on several factors, including the type and complexity of the tattoo.
  • What are other removal options?
    Laser tattoo removal is the safest, quickest and most likely to leave your skin intact following treatment. Other treatment options are surgical excision, chemical peel and traditional dermabrasion. These various options are invasive treatment methods and often result in scarring.
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