Laser tattoo removal cost depends on various factors:
First, it is important to note that the price given is usually "per session". It is almost impossible to know exactly how many sessions it will take to remove a tattoo. That depends on various factors such as the colors of the tattoo, the layering of ink, the age of the tattoo and so on.
Secondly, the price per session for laser tattoo removal depends on the size of the tattoo as well as the color(s) in the tattoo. The bigger the tattoo, the higher its cost. The more colors in the tattoo, the higher the costs and the more sessions it will take to remove.
While you are "shopping around" to find the best deal in laser tattoo removal in Orlando, it is important to consider several things: Are the treatments being done in a medical office with a physician who is experienced in providing laser tattoo removal treatments? Or will a "tech" or "assistant" be seeing you and doing the procedure? At some point, preferably at the initial consultation, you should meet the physician who should explain the procedure and answer all of your questions.
There is also the question of the type of laser machine used by the facility. Although there are a number of laser machines on the market touted for laser tattoo removal, only one or two are really good and superior to all others. We have seen far too many patients who come in with tattoos that are half-done. Why? Because the laser machine used on them was not very good. Sometimes, these machines may actually do more harm than good. Some laser machines will even cause bleeding, scarring, and skin discoloration. So, you should be wary of places that have sub-standard tattoo removal lasers. Also, because these lasers are inferior lasers, you will most likely have to have more treatment sessions to remove the tattoo. So you end up paying more overall for your laser tattoo removal.
We have also seen too many patients who come to us after their previous provider closed or had problems continuing their treatments. It is important to ask questions before you start the laser tattoo removal process. It is not a good idea to jump from one provider to another as their machines and protocols are probably different. You will not get the best results if you keep changing providers.
There are also places that "rent" their laser machine once or twice a month to provide laser tattoo removal. Do you really want to go to a place that only provides treatment once or twice a month?!
In the end, you do get what you pay for. If you just choose a place based upon price alone, you will most likely be disappointed and face a long road of heart-ache, wasted time and money as you try to get your tattoo lasered off.
So, how much does laser tattoo removal cost?
Generally speaking, if you have a small (fold a dollar-bill in half) black or dark tattoo, it could be anywhere from $100-$250/session. If you have a medium size tattoo (size of a dollar bill), it would run anywhere between $250-$350/session. If you have colors in the tattoo, especially blue or green, it will be a bit more.
If you purchase a package, it will probably save you a lot of money in the long- run. However, the best thing to do is go in for an evaluation and consultation. It is virtually impossible for anyone to tell you price over the phone without first seeing the tattoo. We provide discounts to students and educators and run monthly specials for those looking to score a great deal.
If you are interested in laser tattoo removal and you live in the Orlando or Central Florida area, call Pristine Laser Center today at 407-494-0404 for a consultation.