How Much Does It Cost to Remove a Tattoo?
The total cost of laser tattoo removal will depend on the size of the tattoo and the number of treatment sessions required to remove it. A single treatment for a small area may cost between $200 to $500, while large areas can end up costing upwards of $1000 for a treatment. The number of treatments needed will be determined by the colors used in the tattoo and the types of laser available to the physician. Though some offices may not quote you a price without seeing the tattoo first, a lot of offices will offer a free consultation in order to assess the area to give you the most accurate price. Your physician is the only one qualified enough to discuss the specifics of price and the number of treatments required.
You may be asking yourself if medical insurance may cover this expense. Generally it does not, as laser tattoo removal is typically considered a cosmetic procedure. If your tattoo is a “trauma tattoo”, a tattoo caused during an accident, then you may want to contact your insurance provider and discuss your options. Many offices may offer financing options or let you pay in advance for a package of treatments at a discounted per treatment price.
Physician Experience is Key
These days it seems there are a number of cheap “laser surgeons” offering discount laser surgery. It is wise to be weary of such deals, there are many very talented, experienced doctors out there willing to offer discount packages, but don’t get fooled. The firsthand knowledge that can only come from experience may cost a little bit more per session, but it will often bring better results in less treatments. So pick up the phone, be an educated buyer and don’t be afraid to ask about experience!