Lamar Street Tattoo Club has been your trusted tattoo shop for years, but we also offer the opposite service – no, not bad tattoos, but removing them.
We offer a superior solution for laser tattoo removal in Dallas, Texas. And as we’ve upgraded our technology to the cutting-edge Astanza Duality, you can rest assured that our process is the best. We don’t settle for anything less than the best, and neither should you.
We couldn’t be more excited to bring on new technology and provide the best tattoo removal in Dallas. Our Duality laser delivers better, faster, and safer results for ALL skin types I through VI. We are also the only laser tattoo removal in Dallas, TX exclusively offering treatments using the DESCRIBE® PFD Patch.
Our Tattoo Removal Process:
In general, laser tattoo removal works differently than other lasers. For example, unlike a laser pointer or a continuous beam of light, tattoo removal lasers produce pulses of light. Each pulse of energy penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the tattoo ink. As the tattoo ink particles absorb the energy, they heat up and then break down into smaller fragments that your body naturally rids.
Your immune system recognizes tattoo ink as a foreign matter, but since ink particles are usually too large and stubborn to be removed as they are, the energy pulse from the laser is needed to break it down to a size your body can deal with. These tiny fragments are then removed, or “flushed” out naturally by the body’s immune system. Eventually, the tattoo fades in much the same way that a bruise fades over time
Laser tattoo removal is the greatest tool for perfecting artwork, especially cover-up tattoos. Lamar Street Tattoo Club can lighten a tattoo before a cover-up, giving you more versatility with your new tattoo, and your cover-up tattoo artist more flexibility with their artistry.
Tattoo Removal Most Common Questions:
Can I Get Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment?
Laser tattoo removal treatments are safe and effective on all ink colors and are safe for all skin types. However, darker skin types or patients who are immunocompromised may require extra care. One of our best tattoo removal or cover-up tattoo artists in Dallas will consult with you and customize your treatment.
How Long Is A Tattoo Removal Treatment Session?
Generally, a laser tattoo removal session will last no longer than 30 minutes. However, we must assess your tattoo first to give you the most accurate estimate of time. After your first tattoo removal treatment session, we will have a much better idea of how long your sessions will last.
Is The Procedure Painful?
There is some discomfort associated with the procedure. Some patients have described it as a rubber band being constantly snapped at your skin. However, we all experience pain differently and tolerance is a variable factor. Some clients may choose numbing solutions to maximize their comfort as well.
How Can I Help Further The Healing Process?
We recommend applying an ice pack or cold compress over the gauze bandage several times a day to help reduce bruising and swelling. It is also important to exercise and increase blood circulation so that the immune system may carry the ink particles out faster.
Speaking of aftercare…
Tattoo Removal Aftercare in Dallas
Dallas is sunny quite often, as is most of Texas, so the aftercare of tattoo removal may be a little different than in other areas that have seasons with little sun.
The laser tattoo removal treatment may create a superficial burn wound. This means there will be immediate whitening, swelling, or redness of the treated area, which usually lasts for several minutes. Some clients may then develop blisters, crusts, or scabs within 8-72 hours, which can last for 1-2 weeks. The treated areas may be pink or pale after the scab separates. Some patients may experience bruising or swelling, which usually fades over the first week after treatment.
1. Apply a Cold Compress
Applying cold compresses can help ease some of the discomfort and inflammation from the treatment. We recommend icing the treated area in regular 15-minute intervals for the first 24 hours.
2. Keep Your Tattoo Removal Area Clean & Dry
Clean the area gently with soap and water and then pat the area dry. You may apply a thin coating of ointment, which we will provide, up to three times a day. For the first three days KEEP THE AREA COVERED with a sterile dressing. It is of the utmost importance that you avoid sun exposure to the area during the first 3 days.
3. Don’t Mess with the Scab or Blister
Should you scab, don’t pick or expose the scabbed area, as it may result in infection, scarring, or permanent pigment change. Shaving should be avoided in the treated area until it is completely healed.
4. Gentle Showers, No Baths, Hot Tubs, or Pools
It is ok to shower after the treatment but take care to avoid high-pressure water hitting the treated area. Any form of soaking is not recommended until all blistering and scabbing are completely healed as they may increase the risk of infection.
Exercise is generally safe after treatment taking into account the other aftercare instructions provided.
6. Protect Against the Dallas Sunshine
Wear a sunblock SPF of 25 or higher, protecting against UVA/UVB rays over the area for the full time between sessions while removal is performed. Limiting sun exposure between treatments will reduce the amount of tan in the area, thereby reducing the risk of side effects. Do not wear makeup or any cream on the treated area unless recommended by our office for 48 hours.
7. Contact Us with Questions or Concerns
If the area looks infected (honey-colored crusting and oozing or spreading redness), if you experience an unusual discomfort or bleeding, if any other complications develop, or if you have any questions or concerns, contact us immediately.
8. Always Be Safe
Of course, if you have any extreme reaction, please contact your regular physician, go to the emergency department or call 911.
With Lamar Street Tattoo Club, you can expect to receive comprehensive consultations, superior service, and detailed aftercare to ensure that your tattoo removal goes well and you get the best results. Whether you want a tattoo removed or covered up, reach out to us for a consultation.