Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoos can be a great way to express yourself, but over time, they can lose their vibrancy and definition or no longer fit your style or life circumstances. For those looking for the perfect way to get rid of unwanted images, laser tattoo removal in Chicago is now available with our newest acquisition, the Harmony XL PRO laser platform.

Highly qualified specialists at Bella Sana Spa guarantee a professional approach and individual attention to each client to ensure flawless results.

What types of tattoos can be removed?

Until recently, infrared therapy, excision and resurfacing were used to remove tattoos. These methods were quite painful and traumatic, so they were not always suitable for patients.

The Harmony XL PRO is an innovative laser machine with multiple technologies and parameters that allow us to safely and effectively remove tattoos of any size and color while providing maximum comfort for our clients. We have gained the ability to effectively remove various types of tattoos, including:

  1. Colorful tattoos. Thanks to Harmony XL PRO multi-wavelength technology, which supports different wavelengths, tattoos with multicolored pigments can be effectively treated.
  2. Black. Laser technology can successfully break down black pigment particles, making black tattoo removal a fairly efficient process.
  3. Complex designs. Harmony XL PRO provides the ability to precisely direct the laser beam, which makes it effective in removing and treating tattoos with complex details and fine lines.
  4. Old tattoos. Even old tattoos whose pigments may be more resistant can be successfully removed thanks to the powerful and versatile parameters of the Harmony XL PRO.
  5. Small and large. The machine can treat tattoos of various sizes, making it versatile for removing both small and large images

Prior to the procedure, our professional technicians will conduct a consultation to evaluate your individual case and provide detailed information about the possible results.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser tattoo removal in Chicago at Bella Sana Spa is performed with the Harmony XL PRO, created by Alma Lasers, an Israeli company. It is a multifunctional all-in-one platform that combines 5 innovative technologies to solve a variety of cosmetic and medical problems.

The operation of the Harmony XL PRO for tattoo removal is based on the principle of photothermal destruction with the use of certain technologies. 

Q-Switched technology.

This technology (quantum key) provides the creation of short, high-energy pulses of laser light, which are generated with very high power and short duration, allowing maximum concentration of energy on the treated area.

The laser pulses directed at the imaged area are absorbed by the tattoo pigments, resulting in their fragmentation.

Q-Switched technology provides sufficient power and short pulse times to make the laser energy sufficient to destroy pigments while maintaining minimal thermal effects on the surrounding tissue.

Multi-wavelength technology.

The Harmony XL PRO has a multi-wavelength platform that allows the use of different wavelengths of laser light. This is important for effectively targeting multicolored pigments. Different colors are absorbed by different wavelengths, and multi-wavelength technology allows for more effective destruction of multicolored pigmentation.

After the fragmentation of pigments, the residues undergo a natural process of phagocytosis and metabolism. The microscopic pigment particles are gradually carried away by macrophages and eliminated from the body.

The use of Q-Switched technology together with a multi-wave platform makes Harmony XL PRO an effective tool for removing tattoos of various sizes and colors while ensuring safety and minimal risk of damage to surrounding tissues.

Stages of the procedure

  • Initial consultation with a cosmetologist to identify indications and contraindications to the method.
  • Skin cleansing and application of guide gel.
  • Wearing protective goggles to prevent damage to the eyes from laser radiation.
  • Application of the laser to the area of cleansing.

After the procedure, a cooling cream is applied to the skin.

Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal with the Harmony XL Pro has a number of advantages that ensure high efficiency and safety in the process of achieving the desired results for patients.

Key benefits:

  • efficient processing of images with multicolored pigments;
  • fragmentation of hard-to-reach black and colored pigments;
  • safety and minimal risk of damage to surrounding tissues; 
  • no discomfort during and after the procedure;
  • fast recovery; 
  • the ability to customize the machine's settings; 
  • successful deletion of new and old images of various sizes and styles.

How many treatments does it take to remove a tattoo?

Tattoo removal service is not an instant process. It may take several sessions to achieve the desired result, and it depends on several important factors.

  1. The size and complexity of the tattoo. The larger and the more complex it is, the more sessions will be required for complete removal.
  2. Ink colors. Black ink is more easily removed by laser than colored ink, so more sessions will be required to remove colored ink.
  3. The chemical composition of the ink. Metallic or permanent may be harder to remove than others.
  4. Depth of ink application. The deeper the ink is in the skin, the more difficult it is to remove.
  5. Skin type. Light skin with a thinner layer of epidermis is easier to remove ink than darker skin.

On average, it takes 2 to 6 sessions to remove a black and white tattoo and 4 to 10 sessions to remove a colored tattoo.

Post-laser tattoo removal treatment 

Redness, swelling and itching may occur for a few days after the procedure. These symptoms usually go away on their own within a few days.

Possible skin reactions

  • Thin crusts may form on the skin surface at the treatment site. It is not recommended to tear them off, as this may damage the skin and cause complications.
  • Mild tingling or burning for a few days after the treatment. This is usually temporary.

To avoid more serious side effects in the form of infection, age spots or scarring, it is important to follow the cosmetologist's recommendations for skin care after the procedures.

  1. To relieve swelling and reduce redness, ice-cold moisturizing compresses are necessary for the first day after the procedure.
  2. It is important to avoid direct sunlight for several weeks after the procedure and use a sunscreen with a high SPF.
  3. It is recommended to avoid friction and pressure with clothing on the treated area to prevent trauma to the skin.
  4. Exclude hot baths and saunas for the first few days after the procedure to prevent additional skin irritation.
  5. Use skin moisturizers, this will help reduce dryness and flaking in the treated area.


Laser tattoo removal is a relatively safe procedure, but there are certain contraindications, in the presence of which the procedure may be undesirable or even dangerous. These are:

  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • skin diseases and infections;
  • oncologic pathologies;
  • immunodeficiency states;
  • hypersensitivity to light.

Patients must provide all relevant information about their health so that the specialist can make an informed decision.

How Painful Is Tattoo Removal?

Modern laser technology allows you to minimize pain. Before the procedure, the cosmetologist can apply anesthetic cream or gel to the skin or use local anesthesia in the form of injections.

During the procedure, the patient may experience tingling, burning or tingling sensations, minor pain, warmth or heat.

Do you have a scar after laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective method that can completely remove the tattoo or make it less noticeable. However, in some cases, skin damage, such as scarring, may occur after the procedure.

The chances of scarring after laser tattoo removal depend on the skin type, the size of the tattoo, the number of sessions performed, and the patient's propensity for scarring.

In general, the risk of scarring after complete tattoo removal ranges from 1 to 5%.

How much will laser tattoo removal cost?

The cost of tattoo removal in Chicago depends on the size of the tattoo, how old it is, what kind of skin (light or dark) it is on, and the number of sessions needed to remove it completely. On average, the price ranges from $100 per session. The exact information about the price and the number of necessary sessions will be called our beautician at a preliminary consultation after examination of a particular tattoo.

1-3 sq inches Regular Price $150.00 per sq. inch per session. Now $75.00 per sq. inch per session.
4-9 sq inches Regular Price $120.00 per sq. inch per session. Now $60.00 per sq. inch per session.
10 or more sq inches Regular Price $100.00 per sq. inch per session. Now $50.00 per sq. inch per session.

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