Whether you’re unhappy with your tattoo or not, it’s important to know that you have options. If you want to remove it completely or have a portion of it removed, laser tattoo removal can help you achieve your desired result. At LeBeau Clinic, we’re excited to offer the leading technology in laser tattoo removal, the Astanza Trinity System.
Considering tattoo removal shouldn’t be confusing. That’s why Dr. LeBeau has answered a series of frequently asked questions to keep you informed. Take a look at the latest answers Dr. LeBeau provided about laser tattoo removal at our Pensacola office.
How much would the removal of a tattoo or a fading for a cover up cost?
The cost of tattoo removal is based on the size of the tattoo and the number of treatments required for clearance. We use a formula based on the location of the tattoo, the color density, layering, scarring, and skin type to obtain an estimate for the number of treatments likely to be required. The cost per treatment is based on the size of the tattoo. A visit to a knowledgeable and experienced provider should be able to give you a good idea of the anticipated cost for removal.
New tattoo or old tattoo: Which one responds to laser removal better?
Older tattoos typically require fewer treatments for clearance compared to newer tattoos. This can be the result of the ink quality as well as the presence of an already present immune response in the area of the tattoo for older tattoos which facilitates clearance of the ink particles following treatment. The Picosure is a single wavelength laser, Alexandrite 755nm, and provides a shorter pulse duration but less overall energy than other systems and due to the single wavelength is not optimal for treating tattoos with certain ink colors (primarily reds). Systems such as the Astanza Trinity laser provide three wavelengths (1064nm, 532nm, 694nm) with adequate energy to treat tattoos of all colors.
Tattoo removal under $1,000?
The overall cost of your tattoo removal will depend on several factors other just the size and ink colors. At my clinic, we use a formula based on patient skin type, ink density and placement, tattoo size and location and presence of pre existing scarring or an underlying tattoo. This formula allows us to accurately estimate the number of treatments as well as the cost needed for clearance of the tattoo ink. You will likely need between 6-15 treatments by an experienced provider using an appropriate laser to obtain adequate clearance. No ethical provider will give you a guarantee that you will be able to obtain the result you want for under $1,000 as there are sometimes variables which cannot be predicted.
Thinking about laser tattoo removal? Give us a call to find out more about your options. And remember to look out for more answers to your questions from Dr. LeBeau.