Tattoo Removal FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

How many treatments will I need?

The average number of treatments most patients need is between 5 and 10. Patients with smaller or significantly faded tattoos may only need as little as 3 to 4 treatments before seeing complete removal. However, to determine the number of treatments you and your tattoo will need, one of our laser technicians must assess it in person. Love It or Lose It uses a variety of tattoo factors to best estimate the number of treatments you will need, including:

  • Age of tattoo
  • Size of tattoo
  • Location of tattoo
  • Tattoo ink colors
  • Depth of ink
  • Density of ink
  • Pre-existing scarring
  • Patient health

Does the laser hurt?

Many patients have described laser tattoo removal as having a rubber band snapped against the skin. Each patient will have a different experience than others. However, if you can sit through tattoo application, you can tolerate having one removed. Fortunately, laser tattoo removal is a quick procedure that lasts anywhere from 1 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo being treated. Love It or Lose It provides skin-numbing solutions to all patients for maximized comfort and minimized pain.

Are there any side effects?

Laser tattoo removal comes with very few side effects. The most common side effects patients will experience are swelling, redness, blistering, and scabbing. These side effects are temporary and will go away as your tattoo heals. Avoid picking or popping any scabs to avoid spreading infection and permanent side effects. Patients with darker skin may experience some lightening of the surrounding skin. This is also temporary and will go away over time.

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

Laser tattoo removal costs at Love It or Lose It are competitive and affordable. We want great results that will leave your skin and your wallet smiling. All patients receive free consultations for each tattoo they wish to have removed. We use a size-based pricing structure best to fit the needs of your tattoo and your budget. Call us today for more information on our special discounts and treatment packages.

Can you fade my tattoo for a cover-up?

Yes! In addition to complete removal, Love It or Lose It offers partial removal of a tattoo and fading of tattoos in preparation for a cover-up tattoo. Cover-up tattoos are another popular solution for dealing with unwanted tattoos. However, many tattoo artists find it challenging to apply a new tattoo to a pre-existing one with a lot of dark ink. When a tattoo is covered with new artwork, a tattoo artist often has to use twice the amount of ink to conceal the original artwork completely. Laser tattoo removal is the perfect solution for cover-up tattoos because it gives tattoo artists a cleaner canvas to work on and more flexibility with their design.

Why should I choose Love It or Lose It to remove my tattoo?

Love It or Lose It is a specialty laser tattoo removal clinic in Rockwall offering advanced removal featuring the Astanza Duality laser. We invest in the best technology to deliver the best results. Each one of our members underwent extensive training at New Look Laser College, the world’s leading tattoo removal training program, and are certified laser specialists and certified laser safety officers. Our main goal is to help you achieve your wants and needs, whether that be completely removing your tattoo or partially removing an ex-lover’s name from your sleeve. We go above and beyond to make you and your skin happy. Our friendly staff, warm environment, and industry-leading technology will positively transform your laser tattoo removal experience. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation and get started on removing your tattoo at Love It or Lose It today!