While tattoos are designed to be permanent, some find themselves in the position of wanting to remove them. Whether it’s because the tattoo has lost meaning or is now a bit embarrassing, not every tattoo is a keeper. Fortunately, laser tattoo removal can come to the rescue, allowing you to get rid of unwanted tattoos.
You’re in particular luck if your tattoo is on the small size, as a smaller surface area means the process of removing it could cost less. But how much exactly will it cost? Let’s take a look.
The Cost of Removing a Small Tattoo
The cost of laser tattoo removal can vary depending on the company; some charge by the hour, while others charge based on the size of the tattoo. However, when considering the surface area of your tattoo, the average cost of a laser tattoo removal treatment is approximately $80 to $100 per square inch.
This is great news when it comes to getting rid of smaller tattoos, as naturally, you won’t have to spend as much money.
However, it’s important to emphasize that this price tag is per session. When you first got your small tattoo, it likely took only a session, excluding any touch-ups. Tattoo removals, on the other hand, can require several sessions. For smaller tattoos, you may be looking at around five sessions, but this could vary depending on whether coloured inks were used.
Several sessions are required because when the laser light is directed onto the skin, it heats up and shatters the ink that it first comes into contact with. Naturally, the top layers of skin will be impacted first and need time to react before another treatment can be used to approach the varying layers of skin.
As your sessions progress, you will notice that your tattoo will begin to fade. This is because the colour is beginning to only exist in the deeper layers of skin, and thus, the pigmentation is unable to appear as boldly.
Some laser tattoo removal companies do offer packages when it comes to the number of sessions you’re required to attend. Feel free to speak to a professional when booking your appointment, as they can advise on which treatment package would best suit you, thus helping you save money.
At New Canvas Tattoo Removal, we ensure all our clients receive the highest quality of care while delivering the best and safest laser tattoo removal! Book your consultation today! Phone: 403-255-0150 | Website: http://www.newcanvas.ca/