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Tattoo Removal Specialists

Our laser services are currently only available at our Ankeny location.

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Tattoos have always been designed to be permanent by embedding ink into the dermis, the deepest layer of your skin.  Due to the deep insertion of ink you body's natural immune system is unable to eliminate the ink particles which allow the tattoo to remain permanent on the skin.  In the past there was not an effective or easy way to remove tattoos. 

Today however, medical lasers are designed to eliminate tattoos ranging from a single wave-length of light to a broad spectrum of light, the varieties of which are intended to obliterate the ink in the tattoo without damaging the skin.  Certain colors of light are absorbedly specific corresponding colors of the tattoo ink.  Light energy vaporizes or fragments the ink particle.  Your body then absorbs these fragments naturally and the color fades over the next couple of weeks.  Lucky Gal in Ankeny specializes in the safe and effective removal of tattoos by utilizing the Picosecond Laser Machine, the most powerful pigment and tattoo removal solution on the market.  The high energy level of the Picosecond machine allow pigment tattoo removal with fewer treatments compared to other competing laser systems.

What to expect during the removal process

During a tattoo removal procedure, the area being treated is cleansed.  The laser is then pulsed over the tattoo, directing the light energy towards the ink. The laser pulses last mere nanoseconds (billionths of a second), providing high levels of fluency for quality ink shattering.  The light is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, leaving the surrounding skin tissue and chromophores unharmed.  The tattoo ink particles absorb the laser energy, heat up, and shatter into smaller ink particles.  In the days and weeks following a laser treatment, the body’s immune system flushes away the shattered ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade.  Over a series of treatments, more and more ink shatters, leaving the skin free of ink.  Laser tattoo removal is definitely a team effort that requires not only work from the laser but also a person’s immune system.  Ensuring you maintain a healthy immune system will provide faster removal and improve the overall results of the removal procedure.  

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Ready to schedule your tattoo removal?

You can email us directly at lglaserremoval@gmail.com or stop into our Ankeny location to discuss with our laser specialist.

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Certified Laser Removal Specialist

Chris Pruisner

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Richardson-Colby

Medical Director

Tamra Richardson-Colby

DR.

Macee

Certified Laser Removal Specialist

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Tattoo laser removal
frequently asked questions

  • How does laser tattoo removal work?
    Laser tattoo removal works by delivering targeted laser energy to the pigment in the tattoo, breaking it down into smaller particles that are gradually eliminated by the body's natural processes.
  • Is laser tattoo removal safe?
    Yes, when performed by trained professionals using FDA-approved lasers, laser tattoo removal is considered safe and effective. Our studio adheres to strict safety protocols to ensure your well-being. We also have a licensed medical director overseeing our removal services.
  • How many sessions will I need to remove my tattoo completely?
    The number of sessions required depends on various factors, including the size, color, and age of the tattoo, as well as your skin type and the laser technology used. During your consultation, we'll provide an estimate based on your specific tattoo.
  • Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
    While some discomfort is to be expected during the treatment, many clients compare it to the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin. We offer numbing options to help minimize discomfort during the procedure.
  • How long does each laser tattoo removal session take?
    Session lengths vary depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo. Generally, sessions can range from a few minutes to over an hour. We'll provide a more accurate estimate during your consultation.
  • Is there any downtime after laser tattoo removal?
    While there may be some redness, swelling, or blistering immediately following the treatment, these side effects typically subside within a few days. You can resume normal activities immediately after the session, but we recommend avoiding sun exposure and strenuous activities for a short period.
  • Will laser tattoo removal leave scars?
    When performed by experienced professionals, laser tattoo removal is designed to minimize the risk of scarring. Our team takes precautions to ensure the safest and most effective treatment possible.
  • Can all tattoo colors be removed with laser treatment?
    While most tattoo colors can be effectively treated with laser removal, certain pigments may be more challenging to remove completely. During your consultation, we'll assess your tattoo and discuss realistic expectations for removal. What factors can affect the success of laser tattoo removal? Factors such as tattoo size, color, depth, location, and your skin type can influence the success and outcome of laser tattoo removal. Our experienced team will evaluate these factors and tailor a treatment plan to suit your individual needs.
  • What factors can affect the success of laser tattoo removal?
    Factors such as tattoo size, color, depth, location, and your skin type can influence the success and outcome of laser tattoo removal. Our experienced team will evaluate these factors and tailor a treatment plan to suit your individual needs.
  • How do I schedule a consultation for laser tattoo removal?
    You can schedule a consultation by contacting our clinic directly. During your consultation, we'll assess your tattoo, discuss your goals, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and preferences.
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