How Much Does Tattoo Removal Cost?

How much does tattoo removal costThe cost of tattoo removal depends on several factors. Where the tattoo is located, the size of the tattoo to be removed, the method of removal, the colors of the tattoo, whether the tattoo is professional or amateur, depth of tattoo, density of the tattoo and how your body reacts to the tattoo removal method of choice. The typical cost starts at $75 per treatment and the price goes up from there.  Another factor to take into consideration is the reputability of the location you choose to have your tattoo removed. Some places may have had hundreds of clients, therefore providing a good track record for potential clients to research.  This type of facility will often charge a ‘premium’ for their services. Whereas a new business will be trying to reach out to the public and offer their tattoo removal for a reduced rate, to increase their portfolio, as well as, draw in new clients. Another factor to take into account is the season. As more skin is showing in the summer months, more people want those unsightly tattoos removed, so chooses a time for removal in the winter may be better as demand is lower. When factoring in tattoo removal cost there are many factors that you need to take into consideration, and you should be prepared to spend money to see great results.

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How to Remove a Tattoo

There are a couple of different methods to remove a tattoo, you can choose professional or the do it yourself method. In order to effectively remove tattoos from the skin the proper equipment has to be used. The most advanced and accurate tattoo removal occurs with a laser system. The Q-switched Nd: YAG is the preferred machine of choice. A patient should expect multiple treatments to see vast results. Dermabrasion is another option for a professional to offer to clients. This procedure is a techinique that involves a tool being used to remove the upper layers of the skin. This type of tattoo removal will work on small tattoos, and can be painful. A brush or other tool is used to scrap the skin down to a specified depth. The deeper the depth the more of the tattoo is removed. Tattoo removal creams are another option for lightening the regrettable ink. This option is cheaper and pain free. The results are often not what the user expects to see, and the time it takes for the tattoo to begin to fade is shocking to some. The price may be cheaper upfront but in the long run it can end up costing the patient more than laser removal would.

Does Tattoo Removal Hurt

This is something that is hotly debated among those who have had tattoos removed. Some say it feels as though a rubber band was repeatedly snapped against the area or the pop of bacon grease, where the ink is being removed, while others say it hurt no worse than being inked in the first place. The real pain is dependent upon the patient’s pain threshold. The pain that is caused when removing the tattoo is due to the laser, the powerful pulse of light that is pulsed on the skin repeatedly during the session. Some doctors will recommend the client take a dose of non-aspirin pain medication or put an antiseptic cream before the laser session. And still some doctors will inject anesthetic locally prior to beginning the procedure.

Tattoo Removal Before and After