Tattoo Removal Specialist

Richard E. Jackson, M.D. -  - Medical Spa

Changes Medical Spa & Laser Center

Richard E. Jackson, M.D.

Medical Spa & Laser Center located in Johnson City, TN

Statistics reveal that roughly 50% of all adults with tattoos eventually have a change of heart and decide to consult a medical professional to have them removed. Board-certified physician Richard E. Jackson, MD, and his team at Changes Medical Spa & Laser Center in Johnson City, Tennessee, offer laser tattoo removal for men and women who’d like to get rid of body art they no longer want. Call the office or request an appointment online today.

Tattoo Removal

How does tattoo removal work? 

Tattoos are challenging to erase because the ink is set beneath your top layer of skin. Not too long ago, the only way to remove an unwanted tattoo was using a surgical intervention or through painful dermabrasion treatments, both of which often caused scarring that was less appealing than the tattoo. 

Today, thanks to ongoing advances in cosmetic laser technology, the team at Changes Medical Spa & Laser Center can lighten or remove tattoos with little risk of skin damage by using the highly advanced laser systems. 

During laser tattoo removal treatments, patented laser technology delivers ultra-short wavelengths of energy to target ink particles in your skin. These pulses are so rapid that they cause a change in pressure that breaks the ink into tiny dust-like particles. Your lymphatic system then absorbs the particles and naturally flushes them from your body. 

Can laser tattoo removal remove any tattoo? 

The lasers used at Changes Medical Spa & Laser Center can safely and effectively lighten or completely remove any permanent body art you want to get rid of:

  • Multicolored tattoos, including blues and greens
  • Hard-to-remove black-ink tattoos
  • Stubborn, previously treated tattoos


You can expect your tattoo to fade more with each treatment.

How many tattoo removal sessions will I need? 

Laser tattoo removal is a highly customized service, and complete removal requires multiple sessions scheduled 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments you need depends on the size of your tattoo, where it’s located, and the quality and color of the ink used.

Several factors determine whether a tattoo will disappear completely or simply fade. For example, older and amateur tattoos generally disappear more easily, whereas tattoos on legs or arms may be more difficult to remove.

The specialists at Changes Medical Spa & Laser Center can outline the number of sessions required in your tattoo removal treatment plan. Although it’s possible to completely remove many tattoos in just four to six sessions, yours may require additional visits. 

Is tattoo removal painful?

The sensation of laser tattoo removal is similar to the tattooing process. Because their laser relies on pressure changes (instead of just heat) to smash ink particles apart, some men and women may experience pain or discomfort. Your practitioner at Changes Medical Spa & Laser Center provides a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort.   

To find out more about the tattoo removal process, call the office or schedule an appointment online today. 


*Individual results may vary