Your tattoo may have seemed like a good idea at one point in time, but if you wish that your ‘ink’ wasn’t so permanent, there are solutions for lightening it up and removing it for good. No matter if the colors have faded over time, you have serious tattoo regret, or the natural aging process has changed how your tattoo looks due to the quality of the skin, no matter the reason for wanting a tattoo off your body, a skilled provider can do it with the right laser treatment. Tattoo removal cost can vary depending on size and location.
Laser tattoo removal is the most reliable method of lifting unwanted ink pigments from the skin to erase a tattoo. The treatment relies on a laser that emits heat under the skin to shatter the ink from the skin. Since the laser picks up ink pigments, it tends to work best on skin with less natural pigment. But that’s not to say that the procedure is ineffective in darker skin tones—it’s not. Still, regardless of the size and color of the tattoo and your skin tone, there’s always a chance that laser tattoo removal won’t get every single drop of ink entirely gone from the skin.
Since laser tattoo removal requires several sessions, the cost is critical to know before committing to the procedure. A consultation is best to ensure your tattoo can be effectively erased from the skin.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser tattoo removal is a reliable and popular treatment that uses a specific energy wavelength emitted by a laser to break up the tattoo ink in the skin permanently. While the end goal of laser tattoo removal is clear, ink-free skin, if you are considering laser tattoo removal in Atlanta, GA, it’s essential to know how the laser works, what to look for in a provider, and the factors that affect the cost.
Each laser session involves the tattooed area being treated with the laser handpiece to break down the pigment. The treatment is considered safe and effective but may be uncomfortable. Therefore, your provider will likely apply topical numbing cream to the area to make it more tolerable. After a session, which is usually spread out over several weeks or even months, there may be some redness or swelling in the area, and the tattoo may be tender to the touch.
Is tattoo removal expensive?
The cost of laser tattoo removal in Atlanta can vary from person to person since a few factors determine what you will pay to get rid of an unwanted tattoo. For starters, the size of the tattoo and where on your body it is located are factors that can increase the price. Also, it’s important to examine the tattoo’s coloration because some tattoos are more challenging to erase than others, especially older ones. Once those factors are determined, the number of tattoo removal sessions is established, often ranging from as few as six to as many as 12 or more.
We use the Enlighten III Pico Laser by Cutera to remove tattoos. It’s a super effective laser that makes for easier treatments for all patients.
How many laser tattoo removal sessions will I need?
Each tattoo is different, and some patients need a few treatment sessions while others require several. Of course, the more sessions are needed means that the tattoo removal price will likely increase.
Which laser is used to treat tattoos?
At AdvancedMD Aesthetics, we use the Enlighten III Pico Laser by Cutera. This laser combines three highly effective wavelengths (532, 1064, and 670 nm) and dual pulse durations (2 ns and 660/750 ps) to effectively remove multi-color tattoos. The energy is delivered into the tattoo ink at the speed of a picosecond, or one trillionth of a second. That is 1000 times faster than the pulsations of older lasers, making it much more effective in removing the ink more completely. Instead of the energy breaking the “rocks” into “pebbles,” it pulverizes them into “sand.” That is why the Enlighten 3 pico laser is so effective in removing tattoos. It can be used to treat tattoos effectively and efficiently and clears all colors of ink, ink particle sizes, and densities in fewer treatments than a traditional tattoo removal method.
Different colored inks require different wavelengths of laser energy to remove them. The Enlighten 3 laser uses three distinct wavelengths of energy to treat tattoos of all colors, so it is like having multiple different highly effective lasers in one very technically advanced machine. This allows for effective removal of nearly all tattoos.
The type of laser used to treat your tattoo can make the difference between excellent and poor results. The Enlighten 3 laser uses the latest picosecond technology, combined with 3 unique wavelengths of laser energy to effectively treat most tattoos faster and more completely than with other lasers.
To determine your tattoo removal cost in Atlanta, contact our office to set up a consultation.
How long will it take before I see tattoo-free skin?
Removing a tattoo is a process that takes time and effort. Instead, it takes multiple sessions over months to fully eradicate the pigment in the unwanted tattoo. That’s because, with each treatment session, the body breaks down as much of the tattoo pigment as possible. But it needs to heal before you can treat the area again. The laser breaks down the pigment particles, which the body ushers out naturally.
How much does tattoo removal cost in Atlanta?
Big metropolitan cities charge higher tattoo removal prices, especially if you’re seeking treatment with a reputable, highly skilled, and regarded provider. That’s not to say that tattoo removal cost in Atlanta is entirely out of reach. Some patients feel that removing an unwanted tattoo is worth every dollar.
So, how much does it cost to remove a tattoo? A few factors need to be considered, including the type of laser used, the number of sessions necessary, and the size and location of the tattoo, which are driving factors in the overall price. We recommend a consultation for a detailed estimate to determine how much your tattoo will cost to laser it off.
What are tattoo removal prices?
A tattoo removal cost can range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to upwards of a few thousand dollars depending on the tattoo’s size, where on the body it lives, and how many sessions are needed. Some laser tattoo removal machines are more costly to operate than others, which contributes to the price of removing an unwanted tattoo. To better understand what it will cost to remove a tattoo with a laser, schedule a consultation with our team today.
How can I get the best tattoo removal price in Atlanta?
Tattoo removal Atlanta prices vary depending on the treatment provider and the laser they use. Dermatologists will always charge more to erase a tattoo than a med spa. But keep in mind that the more experience your provider has, the higher the overall cost may be. However, removing an unwanted tattoo with a laser is still a serious treatment that can potentially cause unwanted side effects if the wrong setting is used or the device is incompatible with your skin. That’s why it’s best not to ‘shop around’ prices and, instead, go with a trained provider who can effectively meet your goals.