The Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal

Over the past few years, there have been several advancements in laser technology. Of course there are still several other methods can be used to remove tattoos; however, lasers produce more satisfying and better results without a major increase in price. This allows our clinic to provide the best results at price ranges that are affordable to a wide array of individuals. VIP Tattoo Removal uses only the highest quality of lasers available on the market.

Factors that Determine Cost

When visiting our clinic, $200 – $500 per treatment session is the average an individual might spend. It is of great importance to note that the rate depends on many factors. Some of the factors are highlighted and discussed below.

Remember, this process takes multiple sessions. Depending on the size and colors used, it can be as little as $1,000.00 or as high as $10,000.00. To many, these prices might be intimidating. We do offer special financing at our clinic. Please contact us to discuss options.

#1 – Skin Type

Many people overlook how important understanding what kind of skin you have will effect the total cost. In some cases, a laser can do the job within a few session on one skin color, while it can take even more for another skin color. At the end of the day, it can be done on both dark and light colored skin types. The lighter the skin type, the fewer the sessions needed. Thus, this will save you money.

#2 – Location of Tattoo

A diagram showing the difference in difficulty of removing a tattoo depending where the pigment is on the skin.

The location on your body determines both the cost and success of the procedure. For instance, since the neck and head maintains a lot of lymph nodes and blood, the likelihood of achievement is very high. The lower and upper back boast the largest amounts of blood vessels as well as lymphatic supply.

#3 – Amount of Ink

The discrepancies of ink are based on the artists which did the art — amateur or professional. For amateur artists, they are usually placed unevenly. Additionally, they contain less ink compared to those from professional artists. Professional artists use a technique which makes the ink lie deep in the skin and have greater pigment density, thus increasing the amount of sessions required.

#4 – Size of Tattoo

A chart showing what size a tattoo would be considered depending on measurements of tattoo.

Clinics usually charge by the square inch. The rates depend on factors such as the experience of laser technician. The price/square inch is anywhere between $49-$300+.

#5 – Colors of Pigment

A chart that displays a list of colors that are easy to remove and difficult to remove for a laser.

Amateur and professional artists differ in their chemical and physical composition of the ink. Amateurs use carbon particles that are compiled from graphite, pencil particles, cigarette, as well as inks such as the India ink. The former on the other hand utilize organic dyes with metallic pigments and elements to achieve their desired color.

Some of the colors used include orange, yellow, green, blue, red, and black. Any other color but black contains twice the size of black pigment. The differences in composition and pigment size contribute to the difference of treatments required.

Other factors that affect the price include:

  • Cover-ups
  • Type of laser
  • Age
  • Tissue and scarring change