Did you know that one in three people regret getting one or more of their tattoos at some point in their lives? Though having a Laser tattoo has become somewhat of a rite-of-passage or a life milestone for many, the statistics still stand for many reasons. When it comes to the laser tattoo removal cost, however, most assume that it will be out of their budget, and will cover up their regrettable laser tattoo instead of looking into their options for removal.

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Laser Tattoo Removal Process

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Removing a Laser tattoo is never an easy thing, and should especially not be done by yourself, or by someone who is not a licensed, reputable cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist. There are many different ways to remove a tattoo,  laser removal process is one of them, which uses a highly concentrated, pulsing light to break down and remove the tattoo.

Dermabrasion, another form of removal, uses a numbing solution before the tattoo is sanded and leached out of the skin until it is fully removed. Skin removal, chemical peels, and cryosurgery are also available options, which you can research for yourself to see which removal method you’d prefer most.

How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost

Figuring out the average cost for tattoo removal will depend on where you are going to have the tattoo itself removed. For example, the laser tattoo removal cost for some practices can be between $60 to $100 for each square inch of skin that your tattoo is covering. The cost of laser tattoo removal will also depend on where you are living, how large of a practice you are going to for removal, and, once again, the overall size of the tattoo that you need to be removed.

Another deciding factor in the average cost for tattoo removal is the number of treatment sessions that will be needed in order to remove the tattoo completely from your skin. Typically, at least five to ten sessions are needed when it comes to laser tattoo removal, but it all depends on the other deciding factors involved.

However, if your tattoo is one that was poorly done, you can expect fewer sessions, thanks to the ink not going deep enough into your skin. Tattoos that are not done with color, being just black or gray, are more easily removed when compared to ones that have green and blue, for example, and are therefore cheaper to have removed.

Those are only a few of the seemingly endless disadvantages to having a tattoo, being the cost and the hassle of having it removed should you choose to do so, with the number one disadvantage being having to get it removed. A laser tattoo removal cost is something that can break your bank very easily, so before you get a tattoo, ensure that you are completely sure on it and that you are sober when you do. Almost all drunken tattoos are regrettable and are removed sooner or later.

Does Tattoo Removal Hurt?

Unfortunately, tattoo removal does hurt quite a bit, typically more than getting the tattoo itself did, but it also depends on how well you can handle pain. If you have a higher pain tolerance than most, then the pain during the removal process will be easier.

Regardless, tattoo removal hurts, but there are remedies during the process that are used, such as a numbing cream or a local injection that helps to keep the pain at a moderate level.

The laser tattoo removal should be, and typically is, one of the major deciding factors when it comes to getting a tattoo in the first place. Should you be wary about the tattoo that you are getting, factor in the cost for the removal before you make your final decision.