How much does Picosure Tattoo Removal Cost?

I Have a Half Sleeve Tattoo How Much Will It Cost for Removal? 6 tattoos that add up to a half sleeve on my riight for arm all black ink how much will it cost each treatment

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Picosure Cost

The cost of a Picosure tattoo removal treatment varies per size.  Our office charge $250.00 for tattoo removal the size of a business card and then there up.  We offer a free consultation to determine the price per treatment as well as an estimate of how many treatments will be needed. I would consult a board certified Dermatologist in your area who uses the Picosure system and have a consultation.

Lake Forest Dermatologist
3.4 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

PicoSure laser for tattoo removal

PicoSure laser usually involves several treatments spread out by four to six weeks to effectively reduce the pigment of tattoos. Depending on the color(s), size, age of tattoo and other factors, the result can vary.

In our NYC practice, only physicians do the laser treatments and we often inject local anesthetic to make the laser treatment comfortable. 

The size of area being treated can be limited based on the amount of surface area if a topical numbing cream will be used and pricing varies depending on the size. Our patients are quoted a fee during the consultation, and they are provided this in writing, and the consultation fee is applied to the procedure if performed within a finite period after the consultation.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Cost of Tattoo Removal with PicoSure

The best answer to this is to get a consultation with a physician. Seeing your tattoo in person the physician can determine how many visits it will take to remove such a large tattoo.

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

The Cost of Tattoo Removal with PicoSure

The best way to get an accurate estimate on what the cost would be to remove your tattoo would be to get a consultation with a dermatologist. 

PicoSure is the newest tattoo removal device on the market. The new device provides greater clearance of the tattoo in less treatments. Generally, the cost of PicoSure treatments are running about 20% more than Q-Switch devices, because of advanced technology. 

Cost will also vary depending upon where you live. 

Margaret Weiss, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
3.7 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Picosure Removes Tattoos Im Less Sessions Saving Money

Hi Joe,

Cost has many variables including geographical location of the center, complexity and size of the tattoo. However, black ink tends to be the quickest ink color to remove, assuming the artist created the tattoo with black ink only. I would suggest you schedule a consult for accurate treatment and cost info. In our experience, we are removing tattoos in less than half the time with older technology.

Dr. Ritacca

Daniel J. Ritacca, MD
Chicago Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

PicoSure Cost

At our office we are currently pricing tattoo removal treatments with the PicoSure approximately 25% higher than tattoo removal treatments with older devices. Even with the slight premium in the per cost treatment, patients generally end up spending less out of pocket to remove their tattoos with the PicoSure. This is due to the fact that each treatment with the PicoSure results in greater clearance of the tattoos than older devices. We are seeing average treatment sessions for full tattoo removal cut in half compared to other devices.

Black ink responds very well with the PicoSure. Other colors, such as red, may respond better with other laser devices. Because each tattoo and each patient is different, The Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery offers free tattoo removal consultations. This allows our providers to give our patients the most complete information for their particular tattoos.

Emil A. Tanghetti, MD
Sacramento Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Email consult for Picosure Pricing

We are in Atlanta.  If that is close enough for you to consider coming to us, we can give you an estimate if you send us an email with a picture, the dimensions, age, location, and previous treatments done.  Black ink does well but if it is a really solid tattoo it takes a lot of time for each treatment,.  We are shortening a solid black sleeve by just two inches at the wrist and each treatment takes over 3000 pulses, more than many which are larger but have less ink.

Rutledge Forney, MD
Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

PicoSure for Sleeve Tattoo Removal

The new PicoSure Laser for tattoo removal provides greater clearance in fewer treatments which means the costs actually decrease when compared to older Q-switch lasers.  Only an in-office consult can determine the actual estimated cost which varies by size from $250-$550 per treatment. My practice in Austin, Texas is one of the first to offer this service full-time.  The staff have been trained on the procedure by the manufacturer CynoSure, and our consultations are complimentary.

Jeffrey W. Hall, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Hard to estimate

Treatment with the PicoSure would be the way to go with such a large tattoo.  Without measuring it, I would I attached guess about $500 per treatment. The PicoSure will treat it faster than a QSwitched laser like our Revlite SI. 

Stuart H. Bentkover, MD
Boston Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

PicoSure laser costs

Yes, the larger the treatment area, the more you will pay.  Most physicians will work with you to package treatments for lower cost with a percentage off when you purchase several at once.  Remember, too, that sessions are scheduled several weeks apart which gives you a little more time to spread out payments if you are paying each time you come in.  Do you have good credit? Ask whether your physician has a credit plan to spread out payments. (For instance Care Credit is offered by many physicians).
You will want to look at the overall picture--are you going to pay a small amount for 30 sessions or pay a little more for the top of the line laser treatment that will do the job in a handful of sessions?  Consider, too, there is a "cost" in travel time, healing or "down" time, and time that you must take out of your schedule for appointments.  
The great thing about treatment with a PicoSure laser is that the laser pulses are so strong that they break up tattoo ink incredibly faster than older technology.   With Pico, we are seeing tattoo removal in a handful of sessions as compared to the 20-30 sessions that removal used to take.  
When considering price, too, you might want to consider booking with a physician trained to care for skin and pain control.     People want as little pain as possible.  That's why the Picosure laser is really neat because each treatment generally takes just minutes.   At our office,  we inject local anesthetic and use ice packs after most treatments to lessen post-treatment pain and swelling.  Be sure to ask your physician or consultation specialist all the questions you have about how they care for the area after treatment.
Finally, one last note: you mentioned your half sleeve tattoo.  To lessen swelling, we generally recommend doing only a portion of the "sleeve" at each session, but since yours is black a Picosure laser should knock it out in 4-6 sessions for each area.    

William Frazier, MD, FACS
Vero Beach Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

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