What’s a Zimmer and Why Do We Love It So Much?

At Eraser Clinic, it goes without saying that our clinics need a laser to treat our clients’ tattoos. But what about cryotherapy? A Zimmer Cryo 6 is just that, and we’re inclined to say it complements our PicoWay laser perfectly!   To provide an exceptionally comfortable laser tattoo removal treatment, we use a Zimmer Cryo 6 machine in … Read More

Care Credit FAQs

What exactly is CareCredit?  CareCredit is a health, wellness, and personal care credit card. CareCredit is more like a credit card than a standard loan because you can use and repay and reuse the balance over and over again.   How is CareCredit different from a regular credit card?  With a CareCredit card, you can use it to pay for out-of-pocket … Read More

Permanent Makeup FAQs

Permanent makeup has grown increasingly popular in the past decade. Permanent makeup is an umbrella term that includes permanent eyebrow makeup, permanent eyeliner, permanent lipliner, and faux beauty marks such as moles and freckles.   If you are considering permanent makeup, it should be considered as a serious commitment similar to getting a traditional tattoo.    We’ve compiled a … Read More

Can You Remove Red Tattoo Ink?

For as long as laser tattoo removal has been around, a misconception has existed that red ink can’t be removed. Since red ink a popular color for many tattoo artists, that’d be unfortunate if it were true. Thankfully, red ink is not only able to be removed, but it is actually … Read More

Why are Tattoos Hard to Remove?

Since tattoos are meant to be permanent, that means they can tricky to remove – even when treated by the leading laser tattoo removal technology. There are particular reasons why some tattoos can be harder to treat than others, which we have explained in this post. As a refresher: A … Read More

What to Look For in a Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic

Have you been eyeing one (or multiple) of your tattoos, wondering what it’d be like if it were gone? Fresh skin – either ready for new ink or maybe nothing at all – can be a reality if you want it to be. Not with wishful thinking or magical tattoo … Read More

What is White Ink Oxidization?

If you’re familiar with laser tattoo removal at all, you have likely heard that some colors of ink are easier to remove than others. Many times, red or black inks are mistakenly rumored to be difficult to remove. But have you heard that white ink can sometimes be tricky? On … Read More

New Pricing for Laser Tattoo Removals at Eraser Clinic

This month, we rolled out new a brand new pricing structure to simplify things for our staff and for our clients. While some things have changed, we still offer two pricing/payment options: Pay-As-You-Go and Treatment Packages.  Read on to learn more about all of our pricing options: Pay-As-You-Go Not ready to … Read More

Tattoos and MRI Scans: Is it safe?

MRI scanning machine

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is a medical imaging technique that is used to create pictures of the inside of the body. This type of medical scan is common and is used to help diagnose or monitor treatment for a variety of conditions. The MRI scanner itself is a … Read More

Five Alternative Tattoo Removal Methods That Simply Do Not Work

If you are considering tattoo removal, then you are probably overwhelmed by all of the options available to you. Though some tattoo removal methods may be tempting because they seem to cost less than others, the irreversible damage they can cause to your skin simply isn’t worth the risk. Skin … Read More

How To Speed Up Your Laser Tattoo Removal

So you’ve made a commitment to remove your unwanted tattoo, and now you want the best and fastest results possible. Laser tattoo removal is a somewhat lengthy process, requiring several treatments over at least several months, so why not try to speed it up a little? Luckily, there are a … Read More

Can You Remove Blue, Green, or Purple Tattoos?

laser tattoo removal for blue and green inks

A common misconception about laser tattoo removal is that blue, green, and purple inks are impossible to remove (or at least very difficult to remove). While this is true for most other laser tattoo removal clinics (who do not have the proper wavelengths to target these colors), it is not … Read More

How Many Treatments Will I Need To Remove My Tattoo Completely?

how many treatments

Laser tattoo removal is different for each client because every person and their tattoo is unique. Because of this, it is not possible to predict the exact number of treatments that a given tattoo will require for complete removal. If anyone claims otherwise, they are simply not being truthful with you! … Read More

Why Ink Color Matters for Laser Tattoo Removal

It is one of the most common questions relating to removing unwanted tattoos. Clients always want to know how their varying ink colors are treated during the removal process. Why does it feel different when black is being treated versus red ink? It is all actually very simply and involves … Read More

How Long To Wait Between Laser Tattoo Removal Treatments

The appropriate time between laser tattoo removal treatments vary based on the individual being treated. The typical wait time falls around six weeks. This time frame is set to ensure the best results are achieved. The laser treatment itself breaks up the ink particles beneath the skin. During the time … Read More

How Soon Can You Treat A Brand New Tattoo?

Every week here at Eraser Clinic we have several consultations with people whose tattoos are just a few days old (yes, you read that correctly). Their question to us: How soon can I begin treatments to remove this tattoo?! The intention for just about every tattoo is that it will … Read More

Misconceptions About Laser Tattoo Removal

laser tattoo removal about to commence

A tattoo — something that was once thought to be a permanent mark on the body — can now be removed with the help of a specialized laser. We now have the ability to remove unwanted tattoos and leave people with a clean slate. There have been numerous methods used … Read More

Celebrities Have Ink They Regret Too

Just like everyone else, celebrities have tattoos that they regret, and tattoo removal has become a hot trend in Hollywood recently. Celebrities don’t have to keep unwanted tattoos on their bodies, and neither do you! At Eraser Clinic Laser Tattoo Removal we have state-of-the-art tattoo removal lasers that safely and … Read More

Dallas Tattoo Removal Now Available At Eraser Clinic

We are very pleased to announce that Eraser Clinic Laser Tattoo Removal is now open in Dallas, TX! Conveniently located in North Dallas near the intersection of Hillcrest Road and LBJ Freeway (I-635). Our address is 12740 Hillcrest Plaza Drive #118, Dallas, Texas 75230. Our hours are Monday to Friday … Read More

How Quick Is A Tattoo Removal Treatment?

When you got your tattoo in the first place, you were in the chair for HOURS… Does it take just as long each time you come in for a laser tattoo removal treatment? This is a very common question and the answer is: not even close! With the latest laser … Read More

Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?

Does laser tattoo removal hurt? This is probably the number one question we get at the clinic every single day! And here is the answer: not really (not the way we do it). Is the procedure a little bit uncomfortable for some people? Occasionally. Most of our clients say the … Read More

What Makes A Regrettable Tattoo?

what makes a regrettable tattoo

Tattoos are increasing in popularity and are often beautiful works of art. However, tattoos don’t always come out as expected. Below are several common factors that can contribute to regrettable tattoos. Alcohol Most tattoo shops require their patrons to sign a release form before they get a tattoo. It includes … Read More

Why Does My Tattoo Look More Vibrant?

tattoo more vibrant after first session

After your first laser tattoo removal treatments, some tattoos can appear more vibrant. Don’t be alarmed! It does not mean that your tattoo is getting darker, and is a very normal part of the removal process. Counterintuitively, your tattoo is still fading even if it looks more vibrant. In fact, it means … Read More

Are Your Lasers Superior To Dye-Handpiece Lasers?

Why Our Lasers Are Superior To Dye-Handpiece Lasers

Unless you’ve thoroughly researched laser tattoo removal, you probably won’t know that lasers handle different ink colors differently. Lasers emit light at certain wavelengths, and specific wavelengths break up some colors of ink much more effectively than others. At Eraser Clinic we are proud to be the only clinic to offer three powerful … Read More

Why You Should Avoid the R20 Method

R20 tattoo removal method

Occasionally a client will ask us whether we are able to perform the so-called “R20 Method” of tattoo removal on their unwanted tattoos. While some clinics are willing to do this, there is a simple reason we don’t offer it to our clients – it’s just too dangerous. Many R20 Method treatments result in … Read More

Inferior Tattoo Removal Treatments Flooding the Market

Inferior Tattoo Removals Flooding the Market

There is only one way to completely remove a tattoo without a trace: using very specialized lasers. Despite this, inferior tattoo removal methods are everywhere these days, many can even be purchased on Amazon. If you’re thinking about any form of do-it-yourself tattoo removal, or thinking about having a tattoo removed with … Read More

The Importance Of Good Circulation

good blood circulation is important for tattoo removal

Good blood circulation is an important part of the fading process, and (all else being equal) tattoos located farther from the heart tend to fade more slowly because there is less blood being circulated to the area. Our clients often ask us what they can do during the six weeks … Read More

Can I Exercise After My Treatment?

Exercise after laser tattoo removal

Exercising immediately BEFORE your laser tattoo removal treatment is no problem. Sweating is also no problem — and is something we can’t avoid in Texas — but we are looking to avoid things that will induce or increase swelling after your treatment. For smaller tattoos located on the torso, take … Read More

Can I Swim After My Treatment?

can you swim after a laser tattoo removal treatment

Can you swim immediately after a laser tattoo removal treatment? Good question. Ideally you should avoid immersing the treated area in hot or potentially dirty water for at least a couple of days after your treatment (or until any redness or blisters have healed). This includes baths, hot tubs, pools, … Read More

Tattooing Over A Removed Tattoo

new tattoo after laser tattoo removal

Can you apply a new tattoo on the same area of skin after laser tattoo removal? The short answer to this question is YES, and many of our clients do exactly this. We are able to completely remove an ENTIRE tattoo (full removal), completely remove just a SECTION of a tattoo … Read More

The Truth About Tattoo Removal Creams

A cleverly advertised tattoo removal cream may seem like a quick and easy way to remove your unwanted tattoo. But unfortunately, they simply do not work. Many tattoo removal creams contain bleaching ingredients and/or harsh acids that claim to pull out that unwanted ink. However the reality is that the … Read More

Houston Tattoo Removal Now Available At Eraser Clinic

We are very pleased to announce that Eraser Clinic Laser Tattoo Removal is now open in Houston, TX! Conveniently located in the West U neighborhood, near the intersection of Bissonnet Street and Buffalo Speedway. Our address is 3400 Bissonnet Street #295, Houston, TX 77005. Our hours are Monday to Friday … Read More

What’s The Deal With R20 Tattoo Removal?

Some laser tattoo removal clinics promote a method of tattoo removal called “R20”. At Eraser Clinic, we do not offer this treatment protocol, and for some very good reasons. The R20 method for tattoo removal is a rather unresearched tattoo removal method that claims to remove tattoos faster than standard … Read More

San Antonio Tattoo Removal Now Available At Eraser Clinic

We are very pleased to announce that Eraser Clinic Laser Tattoo Removal is now open in San Antonio, TX! Conveniently located just north of North Star Mall, near the intersection of Loop 410 and Highway 281. Our address is 7400 Blanco Road #130, San Antonio, TX 78216. Our hours are … Read More

Tips For Hiding A Tattoo

Do you have a tattoo that you are trying to hide? If so, then you’ve probably already discovered that pants, turtlenecks/high collars, and long sleeves are your best friend. However there are some other options that work well at covering up your unwanted tattoo when you’re on your way to … Read More

How Smoking & Drinking Affect Tattoo Removal

Clients often ask what they can do to help speed up the process of tattoo removal, and what we tell them usually comes as a surprise: living a healthy lifestyle will help your tattoo fade faster. A key element of laser tattoo removal is your immune response during the 6 … Read More

Black Ink Tattoo Or Colored Ink Tattoo: Does It Matter?

The same tattoo gun was used to apply the ink, so why does ink color matter for laser tattoo removal? The answer lies in the physics that underlie the laser tattoo removal technology. The lasers at Eraser Clinic emit pulses of light energy to penetrate the skin (deep into the … Read More

Austin Tattoo Removal Now Available At Eraser Clinic

We are very pleased to announce that Eraser Clinic Laser Tattoo Removal is now open in Austin, TX! Conveniently located near the intersection of I-35 and Riverside Drive, just south of Lady Bird Lake. Our address is 1524 S I-35 #228, Austin TX 78704. Our hours are Monday to Friday … Read More

Can You Be Allergic To Tattoo Ink?

Peanuts, bee stings, cat hair … tattoo ink? Believe it or not, a small proportion of people actually suffer from an allergic reaction to the ink used in tattoos. While such allergies are quite rare, there is a possibility of serious health consequences. The reaction can be seen immediately in … Read More

The Most Uncomfortable Areas To Have Tattoos

If you are considering getting a tattoo, remember to think about the pain that will be involved with the process. Most people who have tattoos have been asked the question, “does it hurt?” And have answered with a resounding yes! With this being said, there are definitely areas of the … Read More

The Risks of Permanent Make-Up

Permanent make-up or cosmetic tattooing allows people to wake up each morning virtually ready for the day, with no need to worry about the fuss of daily makeup application. This type of tattooing dates back to the 1980s and was originally used to address a condition known as alopecia, which … Read More