On Second Thought... Tattoo Removal offers an effective outpatient procedure that will fit into your busy schedule. We are the ONLY dedicated tattoo removal facility in Springfield, Missouri, allowing us offer services every day of the week. Technology has advanced to allow us to remove tattoos in a series of 5-30 minute treatments that you’ll be pleased with.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser tattoo removal works by focusing laser energy to the pigment in your tattoo. Our Affinity QS laser is a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser used exclusively for tattoo removal,  making it the very best laser to use for your procedure.
On Second Thought... Tattoo Removal can remove a wide range of colors in tattoos and permanent makeup.  Our laser uses two separate wavelengths of light to remove darker (black, purple, blue) and lighter (red, green, orange) tattoo pigment. The laser needs only a fraction of a second to break down the pigment allowing your treatment to be completed in only a short time. Tattoo removal lasers do not penetrate the deeper layers of skin, making scarring very rare and enabling quick healing.
An average tattoo takes 3 to 10 treatments to remove completely. The number of treatments depends on the age of the tattoo, age of the patient,  color of ink, quality of ink, color of skin, individual immune system, location of tattoo, and technique used to create the tattoo (professional vs. homemade).

Types of tattoos can be removed?

As the leading expert in Springfield tattoo removal, we’ve helped patients with a very wide range of tattoos. Here are a few examples of tattoo removal that we can do:
Names: "On Second Thought...maybe writing your boyfriend's name in that 'forever' heart across your back, wasn't such a good idea."
Rings: "On Second Thought...maybe scrolling that keltic-knot around your ring finger isn't exactly what your NEW husband wants to see on your wedding night."
Designs: "On Second Thought...maybe putting that dolphin across my stomach and watching it grow to a 'blue whale' after giving birth to my first child, isn't going to look good at the neighborhood pool."
Large artwork: "On Second Thought...maybe having my fire breathing dragon wrap around my forearm and wrist wasn't such a good idea for my future in banking."
Portions of tattoos: "On Second Thought...I love having my girl friend's face tattoo'd on my chest, but maybe having her bending over and mooning everyone wasn't such a good idea."
Visit our Tattoo Removal Before and After Pictures page to see just a few examples.

What are the side effects?           

Laser tattoo removal is the safest and easiest way to remove any unwanted tattoo. With today’s technology, we are able to precisely target the ink in your tattoo with minimal side effects. The laser energy gently passes through the outermost layer of skin until it reach your tattoo’s pigment, and leaves the lower layers untouched. The skin is very rarely broken, so even pinpoint bleeding is uncommon. Our superior technology allows us to be the leader in Springfield Missouri tattoo removal.
You may experience redness and some slight swelling in addition to blisters as the area heals after your procedure. For your comfort, during the procedure we use a high-tech cooling system to numb the skin prior/during to the tattoo removal procedure.
Many patients are familiar with laser hair removal. Tattoo removal lasers do not need to penetrate as deeply into the skin and procedures are less painful and much shorter in duration.
Read our After Care instructions for more information.
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