What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Whether you regret your tattoo or have realized that your inked piece fails to represent you, there are several options to remove your ink and start anew. At Refining Beauty, Dr. James Leffingwell performs tattoo removal with a state-of-the-art laser system, the Harmony XL PRO. This laser system makes use of precise heat energy to target the pigment under your skin and eliminate it. To ease the heat of the laser, the Harmony XL PRO also encompasses an added cooling system to soothe the targeted area. When you have a tattoo you want gone, call our practice in Midlothian, TX, and come in for a private consultation with Dr. Leffingwell.
Am I a good candidate for laser tattoo removal?
There are several considerations that could improve the success of your tattoo removal. The best candidates for this procedure:
- Have a strong immune system. A strong immune system improves the body’s ability to break down and eliminate the ink properties.
- Are in good overall health. Eating a well-balanced diet and avoiding smoking aid the body’s immune system in performing at max efficiency.
- Have great contrast between the ink color and the pigment of the skin. The greater the contrast, the greater the result.
- Have tattoos that are several years old. Older tattoos have a tendency to respond better to laser removal treatment.
"Friendly staff, very understanding. The procedure room is clean and comfortable. I had liposuction of my inner thighs and I am so happy I went to refining beauty. I only felt a small amount of pain and discomfort but the doctor took care of that for me. I would highly recommend refining beauty."- J.C. / Google / Sep 04, 2022
"I originally started with Cross Timbers for my husband’s tonsils and allergies. Then again for my daughters tongue tie. All of these were done with Dr. Luke Shellenberger (at the Mansfield office.) In talking with the staff I found out they have a 🗣 MEDSPA at the midlothian office! The ball has not been dropped on ANY level with this practice. At the Midlothian office the receptionist Angela is on her A game ALWAYS! Dr. L is a hoot and a fantastic dr! I went in there originally for Botox. I had Becky and Rebecca in there assisting him (both nurses and fun personalities) which was VERY nice and comforting. Most medspas do NOT have nurses, some places they’re not even MA’s which is ridiculous. After Botox I started doing other things to help with my face because I didn’t want fillers, so they gave me some other options. His Medspa “guru” (as I like to call her) is nurse Rebecca. She is so informative through the whole process and aftercare. EXCELLENT bedside manner. So far I’ve done Opus (which is plasma), Clearlift, and Harmony. I haven’t been disappointed with any of these results. Below is a (creepy) picture of me with my very first treatment results. I’m making the face so you can see where the Botox worked SO well on my forehead. We are working on wrinkles, lightening my freckles/age spots, and tightening. I can’t wait to see what the end results are! We have currently started working on my HORRIBLE scars on my arms from getting Brachioplasty. They also run specials every month which I’ve taken full advantage of!! :) The only thing I wish was different would be a separate entrance for MedSpa only but, to my knowledge this part of the practice is still growing so hopefully I’ll see it in the future!"- K.W. / Google / Apr 08, 2022
"I had a wonderful experience at Refining Beauty. Rebeca is doing an excellent job every time I come in. I can’t wait for my next sessions. I highly recommend this place"- Google User / Google / Apr 01, 2022
"Over the years I have developed some abdominal and back fat that I have not been happy with and have not been able to lose with dieting. I am typically anti-plastic surgery. But I learned about laser Lipo from a friend who referred me to Dr. Leffingwell. After speaking with Dr.Jim and his staff I was more intrigued. They answered all my questions and shared with me exactly what to expect. I decided to get this procedure because it was less invasive. The procedure was exactly how they described it and it was very simple. I was out of the office in a couple of hours. The results are amazing and I wish I had done this years ago. But the timing in meeting Dr. Leffingwell and his staff couldn’t have been more perfect. This dude is very happy with the results. No more love handles for me. I can’t wait until the summer to get some sun on these new abs. Thank you Dr.Jim !"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 09, 2022
"In short, Dr. Leffingwell demonstrated why physicians are often held in high regard. His competence and manner were very reassuring under difficult circumstances. As the "on call" doctor for his partnership, he stepped up, and, within about an hour altered my anxiety level from about 8 or 9 to around 2. Without the benefit of an assistant/nurse he performed brilliantly in alleviating my post surgery (deviated septum repair...) excessive bleeding."- J. / Healthgrades / Jan 31, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
The cost of tattoo removal might depend on the number of appointments required and body parts that are treated. Each patient's circumstance is unique. For instance, many individuals may require a larger number of treatments; meanwhile, others might only need a handful.
Why do I need so many laser tattoo removal sessions?
Surface area, color, location, and the age of the tattoo decide the number of appointments necessary to efficiently get rid of the tattoo. At your consultation, the treatment regimen can be discussed, such as the number of treatments required for you to achieve your goals.
When will I see results?
Results following laser-assisted hair removal may differ for every individual. After every procedure, you will see the tattoo turn lighter. Because of the numerous types of inks used in tattooing, the results and the number of necessary sessions could vary. In many cases, a number of appointments will be needed and are performed about one month apart.