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What Are the Pros and Cons of Tattoo Removal?

Nearly 30% of people in the U.S. have a tattoo and of that percentage, around a quarter say they regret getting their ink. While there are pros AND cons of tattoo removal, for the most part, it’s a positive experience for all. Whether you regret getting your tattoo or you’re ready for a change, there’s good news. Laser tattoo removal is an effective method for erasing unwanted ink!

Cons of Laser Tattoo Removal

Some of the most common factors that keep people from seeking laser tattoo removal are:

  • Pain of the process
  • Cost of treatment
  • Lasting side effects like skin discoloration
  • Possible infection

Pros of Laser Tattoo Removal

As you can see above, there are a few things that have many patient second-guess tattoo removal. However, there are plenty of reasons to have a tattoo removed. 

Some of the most important pros include:

  • Effective and permanent solution to erasing ink
  • Space for new ink or a cover-up of an unwanted tattoo
  • The ability to have a second chance (perhaps a professional opportunity)
  • Non-invasive and minimal recovery time
  • High success rate

After looking at the lists above it’s clear that the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to tattoo removal. 

However, many of the benefits are only possible if seeking laser tattoo removal, the only sure and safe method (when performed by a trained professional) to get rid of a tattoo.

medermis laser tattoo removal for cover up in 6 treatments

Progression showing original tattoo, results of 6 laser tattoo removal treatments, and final cover up tattoo.

What is the Best Tattoo Removal Technology Today?

We’ve written about various tattoo removal methods before; you can find that information in this blog post. When you start looking at all of the available methods, it’s easy to see that laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective way to erase ink. At MEDermis Laser Clinic, we are committed to only using the best equipment to get the job done. At the moment, our experts believe the Spectra Pico Plus laser system by Lutronic is the most superior laser available.

The Spectra Pico Plus laser offers versatility, built-in-safety, and enhances clinical outcomes. So now that you have a better understanding of what laser tattoo removal entails let’s look at the pros and cons of removing a tattoo.

Is Getting a Tattoo Removed Worth It?

For the people considering having a tattoo removed via laser, the most common questions are, “does it hurt?” and “how much does it cost?“. Pain and price are two big factors that cause many to stop and pause before signing up for their appointment, but the truth is that it is totally worth it to have your tattoo removed.

When it comes to pain, it’s tough to say as every person has different pain tolerance levels. However, for the most part, laser tattoo removal is much less painful than people expect. Many clients report that they experience the same pain level that they endured when getting their tattoo. Of course, the pain will vary depending on factors like the size and location of your tattoo, but our experienced laser technicians have perfected a numbing technique to help ease your worries.

Regarding the price, this will also vary depending on the number of sessions needed. Don’t worry; this is all information we will cover beforehand in your free consultation! Be sure to ask your Certified Laser Technician about any promotions we have as well.

At the end of the day, the price and potential pain are worth it for people looking to have their ink erased. No matter what your reason may be for having a tattoo removed, we can safely say that our clients have never regretted the process. Especially if you’ve already tried other removal methods, such as creams, that are a waste of money, you’ll be relieved to finally have a lasting and safe solution.

medermis laser tattoo removal for cover up in 5 treatments

Progression showing original tattoo, results of 5 laser tattoo removal treatments, and final cover up tattoo.

Laser Tattoo Removal is a Positive Experience with MEDermis Laser Clinic

If you’re at all thinking about having a tattoo removed, we encourage you to at least schedule a free consultation with our team. The pros outweigh the cons heavily for laser tattoo removal, and our Certified Laser Technicians will put your mind at ease and clear up any questions you may have. 

The MEDermis Laser Clinic team has years of experience and is ready to answer all of your laser tattoo removal questions. Are you ready to schedule your FREE consultation? Get in touch with MEDermis Laser Clinics today by calling our Austin clinic at 512-637-5277, the San Antonio clinic at 210-402-4030, or by filling out our online contact form.