Tattoo removal price and best treatment? (Photo)
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Pricing is difficult to give, it varies by laser, size, and practice location. Tattoo removal can be done as soon as the skin is healed. Black tattoos are easier to remove than others. They all require a series of treatments. The 1064 laser is best for this color. Pico lasers will do it faster but will cost more too.
Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal
Pricing for laser tattoo removal varies of course. The most important decision you make is selecting an experienced provider with a high quality laser. What I would recommend highly AGAINST is treating the area with more than 1 pass in a single session- what is listed on your photo as "I10" and "R20". This is a method that FREQUENTLY leads to scarring and has not been proven to remove tattoos faster. Most people getting a tattoo removed want the skin to appear as close to normal as is possible...that will likely not be the case if you rush it with one of those methods. My experience with the Micropen TR mentioned in another physician's answer is that this method too leads to too much change in skin texture and wound management is much more difficult, so we stopped offering it at my MediSpa.
Lisa Vuich, MD
A Consultation Is Your Best Bet
Newer modalities like the micropen TR can make the tattoo removal process more quick but all laser tattoo removal takes a series of treatments. Without seeing the tattoo, it's difficult to advise you. Price will also vary. I recommend a formal consultation with a laser tattoo removal expert. Best, Dr. Emer.
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