Tattoo removal: benefits of laser treatment and factors that determine its cost
Approximately one in every three Americans has a tattoo, and many people love their body art. But around 10-20% of people with tattoos have either had one removed or are planning to at some point. Tattoos are designed to remain on the skin permanently, so effectively removing a tattoo requires working with a skilled practitioner who has the right technology and expertise to provide the results you seek. At Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Adam Maddox offers customized laser tattoo removal that is designed to deliver great results. Read on to learn about the cost and benefits of this type of tattoo removal.
Benefits of laser tattoo removal
There are many different tattoo removal options available, ranging from creams to invasive surgeries and many other options in between. However, these treatments are not all created alike! Experts agree that laser tattoo removal is by far the most effective way of removing unwanted ink without damaging the outer layers of skin. It uses light energy to break down the pigments in the tattoos, using different wavelengths to target different colors. Laser tattoo removal is:
Laser tattoo removal can be used on any size of the tattoo and has minimal recovery time and few side effects, with a very low risk of infection. Perhaps most importantly, patients who obtain laser tattoo removal are typically very satisfied with the results.
Factors that affect the cost of tattoo removal
Laser removal is considered to be not only the most successful treatment option but also the most cost-effective. Every tattoo is unique, and the treatment plan cost will vary depending on the following factors:
- The size of the tattoo
- Your skin color (generally speaking, tattoos are easier to remove from lighter skin)
- How many treatments are needed
- The coloration of the tattoo
- How old the tattoo is
- Whether there is scarring around the area
Schedule your complementary evaluation
To schedule your complementary tattoo removal evaluation at Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, call our Portland, OR office today at (503) 928-6505!