How Much Does Tattoo Removal Cost?

What is the laser tattoo removal price per session? Thank you.

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How much does laser tattoo removal cost

We typically charge $60/ square inch, with a $250 minimum.  That is a great price considering the quality of lasers used in my practice. 

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Cost of Tattoo removal

One treatment session will cost between $75 and $300 depending on where you live and how big your tattoo is. Multiple treatments with laser are needed to remove a tattoo, and no one can tell you how many sessions you will need, although an average is 5-10. Generally fewer sessions are needed for poorly done tattoos since the ink isn't as deep in the skin. Also, black tattoos are more easily removed than colored tattoos (with blue/green being the most difficult to remove).

Dana Goldberg, MD
Jupiter Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews


Cost vary by size and start as low as 100 per aession for a very small tattoo. Picosure laser treatments are more expensive because of the high cost of the laser and maintenance .The laser with a 532 attachment costs 360,000. Picosure requires approximately one third of visits of traditional q switched lasers and can be completed in as few as four sessions. 

Morris Westfried, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Cost of laser Tattoo Removal in Richmond VA

Dear Bohlendl

The price of laser tattoo removal varies based on several factors:
  1. Size and complexity of the tattoo- larger and/or multi-colored tattoos cost more
  2. Geographic location- big cities tend to charge bigger prices
  3. Laser- Until recently Q Switched lasers have been the gold standard for removal. The PicoSure laser is the latest weapon in tattoo removal. PicoSure is 100 times faster than the Q Switch and can remove tattoos in half the treatments of a Q Switch. Though PicoSure treatments are more expensive, because you need less treatments it actually is a better value. 
The other experience I have had with the PicoSure is treating tattoos that stop responding to Q Switch, or certain colors (fluorescent colors) which failed with Q Switch. I have some patients who had 15-20 treatments and still have ink left. The PicoSure can tackle this recalcitrant ink in a few treatments. 

Whatever you decide, make certain that whomever is going to be treating you has been properly trained and has experience with lasers. There are now laser serves popping up in every strip mall. Using a laser is a medical procedure and can have dire consequences when put into the wrong hands. 

I hope this information is helpful. 

Travis L. Shaw, MD
Richmond Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Laser Tattoo Removal Cost

The cost depends on the size of the tattoo. It starts from $100 per session for a small tattoo and increases based on the surface area that the tattoo covers. It will take approximately 6-8 sessions depending on the quality of the ink, 8-10 weeks apart for complete removal. Coloured tattoos may need more sessions, which again depend on the quality of the ink.

Mansour Bendago, FRCSC
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Tattoo Removal Cost

Our prices start at 250.00 for a small tattoo per session.  Keep in mind, all lasers are not created equal.  You should research your Doctor and her laser experience and reputation.  Sometimes a cheaper price will result in a suboptimal result.  Good luck!

Marilyn Pelias, MD
New Orleans General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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The costs for removing a tattoo  will depend primarily on the size of the tattoo in question.  Fees will typically start around $100-150 per session for smaller tattoos and will go up from there.  The typical tattoo will require approximately 5-12 treatments about 6 weeks apart for complete removal.  The colors of the tattoo and the quality of the ink as well as the laser system used will determine the amount of sessions necessary to obtain clearance.  In my practice the vast majority of tattoos are able to be removed using only a Zimmer chiller device which alleviates the need for topical or injectable anesthesia.  
Best of luck with the removal of your tattoo. 

Jacque P. LeBeau, MD
Pensacola Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Tattoo Removal Cost

Each area about a business card size is $300. MedLite C6 is best known as the industry's gold standard laser for multi-colored tattoo removal. It also provides a wide range of other indications on all patient skin types.

Jhonny Salomon, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

Charging Objectively

The cost of removing a tattoo is based on the size measured in square inches.  However, it is standard in most practices to consider the amount of ink within that measured area , in order to make it a more precise cost estimate.

What would have taken 8-12 sessions of tattoo removal treatments with previous laser technology, can be expected be take only 4-6 sessions the PicoSure laser !! This not only reduces the amount of time invested , but the overt cost of travel, appointments and time off!


Edward Rohaly, MD
Newport Beach Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Picosure picosecond laser for tattoo removal costs more per session but requires fewer sessions.

Picosure (brand new picosecond pulse technology) works faster and is more effective on more difficult colors (greens, blues, etc), so there are fewer treatment sessions overall, with a cleaner result (and less scarring). Treatment sessions usually cost more, but there are fewer, with fewer trips to the doctor, less life disruption. It also works on tattoos that have been treated 10+ times with other lasers and just won't go away. Save your money and just do the Picosure first.

Jessica J. Krant, MD, MPH
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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