Historically, unwanted tattoos were either permanent or their removal involved an excessive number of long laser tattoo removal sessions, which, often, did not even provide full clearance. Fortunately, developments in laser tattoo removal technology mean that those seeking to remove their tattoos with full clearance finally have an effective option! But does the size of a tattoo affect the price of removal? The short answer is yes – larger tattoos take longer to remove, thus increasing the overall cost for total tattoo removal.
Fewer, Quicker Treatments with PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal
PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal, the most advanced technology available for laser tattoo removal, utilizes PressureWave technology to shatter ink into particles that are 1,000 times smaller than the majority of tattoo removal lasers. Generally, tattoo removal sessions using the PicoSure laser are shorter than with Q-switched lasers, and require fewer treatments, meaning that you may end up paying less overall for complete clearance of an unwanted tattoo. Other advantages of PicoSure laser tattoo removal over Q-switched laser tattoo removal include:
- Faster recovery
- All ink colors cleared
- Safe on all skin types
- Less discomfort
(Local anesthesia available for an additional fee!)
How much does a typical tattoo removal session cost?
This can range from $150 per treatment for an extra small tattoo (such as the size of a postage stamp) to $500 per treatment for an extra large tattoo (sheet of paper or larger), and everything in between. Depending on size, color, body location and depth/intensity/type of ink used, patients can typically expect to require 4-7 treatments, on average, but there is a huge variability based on the above factors. For example, tattoos with a lot of red ink may take longer than those with a lot of black ink. Patients have the option of buying a package of laser tattoo removal treatments that will reduce the per treatment cost; otherwise, we can charge by tattoo removal session.
Some patients believe that more traditional tattoo removal is cheaper. On average, laser removal treatments with old Q-switch tattoo removal lasers will cost less, but since more treatments are needed, the overall cost ends up being more expensive, while results are not as complete.
Since every tattoo is different, Premier Vein and Body by Schwartz offers complimentary tattoo removal consultations. Once our laser aesthetician examines the size and colors of your tattoo, she can give you a more reasonable idea of how many treatments may be required for total clearance.
Patients should typically expect to see 20-25% tattoo removal after each laser treatment, although tattoo size, colors and type/density of ink are contributing factors. For optimal results, each treatment should be spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
To learn more about PicoSure Laser Tatoo Removal, schedule your complimentary consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling (913) 270-1915 . Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is located in Leawood, KS and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County and the entire Kansas City metro area.