How much does it cost to remove a tattoo?

Tattoo Removal Cost Factors

Tattoo removal cost is one of the most important concerns people have when choosing to remove a tattoo. Many tattoo removal clinics quote a single treatment price based upon the size of a tattoo, measured by a ruler. The truth those clinics don’t want you to know is that size is only one small dimension of total price. If you have been to a clinic that has measured your tattoo and quoted you a price, you may be unpleasantly surprised once the actual removal starts, as the tattoo removal cost will very likely go up from what you were originally quoted.

More than one treatment will be needed, and in the case of blue or green inks, you may need a number of treatments before the tattoo fades to a point you are happy with the results. By quoting you a price based on size only, a clinic is doing a disservice to its clients and not giving them a fair price that they can consider when they are deciding to have tattoo removal. We do not see things that way, and we want our clients to be aware of time, costs, and other factors right from the very beginning.

In our mission to provide affordable tattoo removal services for our clients, we believe it is important to educate them about the many factors that determine how many treatments tattoo removal will take. Keep in mind that the number of treatments it takes to remove a tattoo will always play a larger role in estimating the total tattoo removal cost than a single treatment quote based upon size. Yes, the size of the tattoo matters, but not as much as many people think. The number of treatments required to remove your tattoo could be anywhere from three to 20, depending upon a number of factors.

Your Tattoo

There are some factors you cannot control, such as your skin type, the location of the tattoo on your body, the amount of ink the tattoo artist used, the depth of ink, the type of ink, and the tattoo ink color. If you are looking for Austin tattoo removal, you want to work with a clinic who talks about all of those issues with you, so you understand the pricing for tattoo removal. The more knowledge you have about the factors going into your tattoo removal, the easier it will be for you to make an informed decision regarding how much time it will take and the total cost to have it removed.

In order to have a good idea of how many treatments your tattoo removal may take, there are formulas that can be used. The most common one is the Kirby-Desai Scale, which was created by two doctors to calculate the number of treatments to remove a tattoo based upon all of the factors you are not able to control. The data that was used to create the scale was based upon 100 patients, and is believed to be 80% accurate. While that means you could need fewer or more treatments, the odds are high that the estimate of the number of treatments you need for tattoo removal will be accurate.

Your Immune System

The health of your immune system is a really important factor when it comes to tattoo removal, and it is something you can control. An unhealthy or weakened immune system does not make affordable tattoo removal impossible, but it does mean that more treatments will be required. According to one study on tattoo removal with Q switched lasers that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it was found that smoking reduces the chances of a tattoo removal in 10 sessions by 70%. Keeping your immune system healthy can go a long way toward faster tattoo removal.

The Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic

The most important factor which determines how many treatments it will take to remove your tattoo is the clinic you choose to perform the procedure. You want the best tattoo removal Austin has to offer for your particular situation and needs. Many laser tattoo removal clinics have a difficult time effectively removing certain colors because they do not have the right lasers. But you can save yourself frustration and the expense of multiple treatments with minimal results. Before you select a clinic to remove your tattoo, ask about the laser they use and find out if they have the right laser for the colors you have.

If you need to remove bright blues and greens, for example, choosing a clinic that does not have a Ruby 694nm laser may prove to be costly. That’s because certain tattoo inks absorb certain laser colors, and if your clinic does not have the right color or type of laser for the color of ink you have in your tattoo, that color will not be removed by their laser treatments. It can be extremely frustrating to undergo several laser tattoo removal treatments and not see results, because the laser being used is not designed for the tattoo you have.

The Fresh Start Approach

At Fresh Start Laser Clinic, we value what you value: great service for a great price. We use the Astanza Trinity three laser removal system, which provides a superior level of service to our clients and removes problematic colors in fewer sessions. Most other clinics will not be able to remove difficult colors at all. Our tattoo removal pricing is based upon relative sizing, and we never use a ruler. If your tattoo is larger than a medium tattoo but smaller than a large tattoo, we will always quote you a price for the smaller size, because we believe it is important to give you options for tattoo removal that are within your budget.

The factors required to calculate the total number of treatments can be daunting. With single treatment prices starting at $59 prices we offer the lowest single treatment prices in Austin.. Regardless of the type of tattoo you want to remove, we can give you the help you need when you need it the most. If you would like schedule a free consultation, or if you have questions related to tattoo removal cost, we are here to help. Contact us online, or give as a call at 512-249-0000, and get started on your tattoo removal journey today.