Laser Tattoo Removal
If you are finding you no longer want a tattoo, it may be
time to look into laser tattoo removal and laser tattoo removal
cost must also be considered. It is not the cheapest way
to remove a tattoo using lasers, but it is considered in the
industry to be the most effective method today.
Here is information that will help you better understand laser
A great many factors can influence laser tattoo removal
cost. The procedure and type of machine being used,
the size of the tattoo, color of ink, age of the tattoo and how
deep the tattoo has penetrated the skin will all have affect
the laser tattoo removal cost. What follows is an average cost
for using lasers to remove tattoos.
There are basically two accepted methods today for tattoo
removal—using fade creams or the use of lasers. The laser
method is generally considered the most effective.
Fade creams seem to do just as their name suggests—fade
tattoos. Lasers seem to give a more complete removal.
The way lasers remove tattoos is through a repetition of
short pulses of very intense light. This light is
directed through the top layers of your skin into the
tattoo. It causes the ink in the tattoo to break up and
rise to the surface. Your body’s immune system removes
the broken up ink particles as a natural process. The
technology is very advanced today and is considered safe.
Its effectiveness will vary depending on the skin type of each
The best candidates for laser removal will have medium to
fair skin. The tattoo will be dark but not too intense
and have penetrated into the skin at a medium
depth. When you visit a clinic that specializes in
laser tattoo removal they will give you a good assessment of
how your tattoo will likely respond to treatments and cost.
It is important to note that laser tattoo removal is not
without discomfort. In short, every visit is a bit
painful. How painful? It really depends on the
individual. Every person has their own level of pain
The laser tattoo removal method usually takes several
visits. There are laser tattoo removal specialists in
most major cities today. The average cost is
approximately $2,000-$5,000. That tattoo removal price
would be for 8-12 visits. The treatment visits usually
take in the 10-20 minute range each time. Remember, this
is just an average and the price you may pay could vary
depending on the factors discussed above.
Other methods for removal include creams and liquids.
There is a lot of controversy over how effective the cream and
liquid tattoo removal products are. Their cost is much
lower than laser treatments. Depending on how many
applications you chose to use, the cost for removing a tattoo
with a cream or liquid gel can range from $50 to the low
Other options for tattoo removal include chemical peel
(dermabrasion), surgery, and scarification. These are all
highly specialized tattoo removal procedures and their costs
will be quite high. Best advice is to see a dermatologist
or plastic surgeon for consultation and costs in these