Laser Tattoo Removal (Harmony XL) - Fort Worth, TX


Everyone thinks they will love their tattoos forever, but unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Luckily, at Anderson MedSpa Fort Worth we offer an alternative to being stuck with that unwanted ink: Laser Tattoo Removal. Using the Harmony® XL laser system by Alma Lasers, we can safely minimize or eliminate most tattoo pigments from the skin. The Harmony XL system targets only the tattoo ink, breaking it down to tiny particles that the body then eliminates naturally, while having little to no effect on the surface of the patient’s skin. The Harmony XL can produce substantial results after multiple treatments, even for harder to remove pigment colors, such as red, blue and green.

Plan Your Procedure

Average Cost $100 - $400
Avg Procedure Time 10 min to 1 hour
Post-Op Follow-Up 6 weeks
Recovery Location 6 weeks

What to Expect

Each laser tattoo removal treatment begins with cleaning of the tattoo and surrounding skin. The hand-guided laser is then gently slid over the surface of that tattoo while emitting pulses of light. The size, color, and coverage of each tattoo will determine the length of each treatment as well as the total number of treatments required for full removal. For example, a small, quarter-sized tattoo should take between 3 and 5 minutes to treat per session. The laser will cause a mild stinging effect, similar to being snapped with a rubber band, during treatment. If a patient prefers, they can request a topical anesthetic cream to help minimize any discomfort, but many individuals find they can tolerate their laser tattoo removal treatment easily without it. A moisture-rich ointment is applied to the area following treatment, and then covered with a protective dressing.

Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs

Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects are typically mild but vary per patient. Common reactions reported are redness, swelling, crustiness, sunburn sensation, and general tenderness or itching immediately after a treatment session. One of Anderson MedSpa’s licensed medical aestheticians will discuss any possible reactions with you before each session, and instruct you on any necessary post-session palliative treatment.

Why Do I Need So Many Sessions?
The number of sessions necessary to effectively remove a tattoo will be determined by its size, color, location, and age. During a patient’s initial consultation their treatment plan will be discussed in detail, and questions or concerns in regard to the estimated number of treatments can be addressed at that time.
When Will I See Results?
The treated area should gradually lighten after each laser tattoo removal session. No two tattoos are truly alike, so results will vary from patient to patient. The number of session necessary to see significant changes will also vary, due mostly to the nature of the various types of pigments used in tattooing. Some can be more stubborn than others. Multiple treatments are typically required, with anywhere from 2 to 15 sessions scheduled 4 to 7 weeks apart.
Are There Other Options?
Alternative treatment options to eliminate unwanted tattoos certainly exist, but laser tattoo removal is the safest, quickest method. For tattoos that do not respond well to the Harmony XL laser, surgical excision, chemical peels, and traditional dermabrasion can be explored. However, it is important to note that those methods of treatment are far more invasive, can often result in scarring, and are best used only in worst-case scenarios.