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Laser Tattoo Removal Services in Springfield, MO

Our tattoo removal treatments can comfortably and effectively remove a wide array of tattoo pigments.

Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is the only method proven to remove tattoos with minimal chance of scarring. To remove a tattoo, our Q-switch laser is directed over the treatment area. Light energy is pulsed and absorbed by the ink particles, which then shatter into tiny fragments. Your body’s immune system absorbs the fragmented ink particles through the lymphatic system, which are then filtered out of your body. Following the procedure, the tattoo will gradually fade over the coming weeks.

Laser treatments are typically done every 6-8 weeks. Depending upon the size and color of the tattoo, multiple sessions may be needed, sometimes up to twenty. This can depend on the tattoo’s colors, the type of ink that was used, when the tattoo was done, and more. It is important to note that many times, tattoos are unable to be removed completely. In particular, multi-colored and layered tattoos, such as tattoo cover ups, may be more difficult to remove.

Prior to Treatment

Consultations are required before a laser procedure. During your consultation, we will:

  • Evaluate your skin type and general health status
  • Ask about your skin care regime
  • Ask about your medications or allergies, if any
  • Ask what you want to achieve from your procedure
  • Discuss your options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Provide an estimate for the number of laser sessions needed

The consultation is a great time to ask any questions. Whether you choose to follow through with a procedure after your consultation is entirely up to you. The cost of your consultation ($75) will be applied toward your first treatment. You can book a consult with one of our technicians here.

During Your Treatment

We will clean and apply ice to your skin at the treatment area before the procedure begins. Ice will be available during the procedure to aid in your comfort. You will also be given eye shields to protect your eyes. Treatments can take anywhere from 10 to 60 minutes, depending on how big or layered the tattoo is.

Afterwards, you will be given the option to schedule your next laser treatment, if needed. There should be at least 6-8 weeks between each laser session.


Once your is finished, we will cover the treated area in a sterile bandage. In order for the best possible healing result, we ask you to:

  • Keep the treated area covered for 24 to 48 hours
  • Avoid soaking the skin area in water
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Avoid touching, itching, or picking at the treated area

In the case of blistering or infection, you may need to apply an antibiotic or antiseptic ointment to the treated area and keep it covered for 7 to 10 days.

Before & After Tattoo Removal

Before picture of a tattoo removal
After picture of tattoo removal

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the tattoo removal procedure work?

The laser light breaks apart ink pigments in the skin which are absorbed into the body and removed by the bloodstream.

What is the procedure like and what should I expect?

Laser tattoo removal may take multiple sessions. These sessions are quick, and most people describe the procedure as being less painful than getting the tattoo in the first place.

Are there side effects?

Possible side effects after are uncommon but can include:

  • Hyperpigmentation, sometimes due to inflammation or having laser treatments too close together
  • A low risk of scarring
  • Rarely, an allergic reaction to fragmented tattoo ink
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Itching

Contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop blisters or signs of infection.

How do I prepare for treatment?

Avoid sun exposure, using scrubs, exfoliants, bleaching creams, or retinoids on the skin area being treated.

How many treatments will I need?

Unfortunately, we cannot determine exactly how many treatments will be required. Many factors determine the success of laser treatments including the tattoo’s colors, the type of ink that was used, when the tattoo was done, and more. Laser treatments are typically done every six weeks. Depending upon the size and color of the tattoo, multiple sessions may be needed, sometimes up to twenty.