What should I expect during my consultation?

During your free consultation, one of our expert laser technicians will go over the procedure and answer any questions you may have. We want our patients to be completely comfortable and knowledgeable about the procedure before proceeding with any treatments. Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Your tattoo – We want to see your tattoo in person and get all of the details to ensure we deliver the results you want.
  • Tattoo inspection – We will assess your tattoo and the surrounding skin to also establish the number of treatments you will need.
  • Laser – One of our expert laser technicians will explain how our Astanza Duality technology works to remove ink from your skin and make sure you are educated about the procedure.
  • Side Effects – You will be informed of common side effects that may occur after a laser treatment.
  • Aftercare – Proper aftercare instructions will be discussed to ensure your skin receives the best care for healthy, beautiful results.
  • Pricing – Depending on the size of your tattoo and number of treatments needed, a laser technician will figure out a price that best fits your tattoo and budget.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you will need can only be determined once one of our laser technicians sees your tattoo and assesses it in person. Why is that? There is no set number of treatments – just as tattoos are unique to a person, so are the number of treatments. There are a variety of factors that come into play when determining how many treatments you will need, including age of tattoo, size, location, ink colors, depth of ink, and patient health.

Patients with a stronger immune system are more likely to need fewer treatments than those with weaker immune systems. Since your body’s immune system does most of the work in removing ink from your skin, people with healthy immune systems will remove more ink faster.

Does the procedure hurt?

Patients may experience some discomfort but nothing too painful. Many patients have described the feeling of the laser to having a rubber band snapped against the skin. Every patient has a different pain threshold and will react to the treatment differently than others. One thing is for certain, if you are able to get a tattoo, you will be able to sit through a laser tattoo removal session.

Destination Laser numbs the skin with ice packs prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort. Additional numbing solutions are available for patients with increased sensitivity.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effects to laser tattoo removal are temporary redness, swelling, scabbing or blistering, and lightening or darkening of the skin. The key word in the previous sentence is temporary – all of these side effects will go away and heal naturally over time with proper aftercare. Make sure to handle the treated area carefully after each treatment to ensure the best outcome for your skin.

Our Astanza Duality laser features square spot technology for minimized treatment overlap and fewer risks of side effects for all patients.

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

Nothing should stand in the way of you and clear, ink-free skin – especially price. Destination Laser provides affordable pricing, special discounts, and treatment packages to best fit your budget. Treatments with our Astanza Duality laser start at just $80 per session and are categorized based on the size of the tattoo being treated. Pricing quotes are discusses during your free consultation.

Can you fade my tattoo in preparation for a cover-up?

Absolutely! Our Astanza Duality laser can perform an array of tattoo removal services. In addition to completely removing tattoos, we are able to lighten tattoos for patients interested in getting a cover-up tattoo. Cover-up tattoos are much easier to apply when the existing tattoo is faded down.

Destination Laser is also able to remove a tattoo partially, such as removing a name or specific design of a tattoo.

Why should I choose Destination Laser to remove my tattoo?

Here at Destination Laser, we specialize exclusively in laser tattoo removal. Removing unwanted ink is our passion because it helps us help you. We love helping our patients regain confidence in their skin through safe and effective laser tattoo removal treatments. Our expert laser technicians are highly trained in laser operations and will deliver the highest quality of care during each treatment. Our Astanza Duality laser is trusted by the top laser tattoo removal practices worldwide and can’t be found anywhere else in Des Moines except for our clinic. We guarantee safe laser application, quick treatments, and even faster results. Destination Laser is a decision you will feel good about for years to come.