The cost of tattoo removal, different methods compared
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low cost tattoo removal Creams and lotions
Don’t waste your money on these. They do not work, most creams sold that state they can remove tattoos, only lighten the tattoo because they contain bleaching agents. A Cream cannot remove a tattoo, since the ink is too deep within the skin.
Tattoo removal cost of Dermabrasion
This is a medical procedure in which the top layers of the skin are rubbed and sanded off. Healing process takes long, between 3 weeks to a few months. Cost will depend on the size and area of the tattoo, whether or not you need anesthesia and/or hospital setting.
Specific cost of tattoo removal via dermabrasion cannot be given because they vary from country to country and from doctor to doctor but, on average it cost between $200 and $300 per session.
Dermabrasion is not recommended for tattoo removal, because it can leave an ugly scar.
Cost of tattoo removal via surgical excision
This is when the tattoo is cut out, larger tattoos can sometimes be replaced by skin grafts from other areas of the body. This method will leave a scar.
The costs will also vary depending on location and doctor used, can get quite expensive because of the need for an anesthetist and surgeon needed.
Laser tattoo removal cost
Laser tattoo removal is the best method to remove tattoos because it is less invasive but it costs a lot more.
High intensity laser beams are used to blast the pigment, breaking it into tiny particles which are absorbed by the body.
The more color used in your tattoo, the more expensive it will be to have removed via laser. Older tattoos will also need less sessions than newer ones. Also, if you do not have a very high pain threshold, you might need to pay extra for anesthetic.
On average the cost of laser tattoo removal is between $200 and $500 per session. It can take anything between 5 and 20 sessions before the tattoo is completely removed. Which means you could pay anything between $1000 - $10,000 to get rid of your tattoo.
Tattoo removal costs of Intense Pulsed Light: IPL™
Is said to be more effective than laser treatment and less painful. This treatment is the most expensive with one pulse costing up to $10.
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