Are you finally ready to get rid of that old tattoo? Laser tattoo removal is the most effective way to fade unwanted tattoos for good. But since it takes multiple sessions to completely fade a tattoo, it’s not surprising that people considering the procedure typically want to know – How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
The laser emits pulses of energy that selectively target the tattoo ink particles. The particles absorb the laser energy and this causes them to break up into tiny fragments, which are naturally removed by the body over the following weeks.
How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?
The average cost of laser tattoo removal is around $200-$500 per session. However, the final cost will depend on the number of sessions needed to fade the tattoo.
Factors That Affect The Cost of Tattoo Removal
Size Of The Tattoo
It is more time-consuming and therefore more expensive to remove large tattoos.
Black tattoos can be removed in a few sessions because black ink absorbs all wavelengths of light. However, multicolored tattoos with lighter colors like yellow, green, and blue are harder to remove and generally require more laser tattoo sessions.
Age Of The Tattoo
Older tattoos tend to fade somewhat over time because the body naturally removes some of the tattoo ink. As a result, it typically requires fewer treatments to remove older tattoos.
The type of laser technology used will also influence the cost of tattoo removal. The PiQo4 laser by Lumenis is one of the most powerful lasers on the market. It is a picosecond laser that has four wavelengths and targets 9 of the most frequently used ink colors leading to faster, more efficient tattoo removal.
Would you like to learn more about laser tattoo removal? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Englewood or greater Denver, CO areas, Colorado Skin & Vein is our featured practice. Colorado Skin & Vein uses the advanced PiQo4 for laser tattoo removal.
You can reach them at www.coloradoskinandvein.com, or by calling (720) 770-2901.