PicoSure™ Laser Tattoo Removal Costs and Financing
By Benjamin J Boudreaux M.D. on September 08, 2014
Patients throughout the greater New Orleans area place their trust in Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux. Thanks to his expertise, he has been able to help countless patients with the latest in advanced cosmetic treatments, including body contouring to remove unwanted fat and address loose and sagging skin and facial plastic surgery that reduces wrinkles and makes you look years younger in the process.
In addition to surgery, Dr. Boudreaux also offers non-surgical treatments such as laser tattoo removal. Let's take a moment to consider the costs associated with laser tattoo removal and why it may be ideal for you.
About PicoSure™ Laser Tattoo Removal
PicoSure™ is an FDA-approved method for removing tattoos. Using carefully controlled pulses of laser light, PicoSure™ will break up ink pigments in the skin and cause tattoos to fade. Multiple sessions will be required to fully remove a tattoo, and the results can be quite remarkable once treatment is totally completed.
The Average Cost of PicoSure™ Laser Tattoo Removal
The cost of PicoSure™ laser tattoo removal can vary somewhat from patient to patient based on their needs. Because of this, providing an estimated cost for PicoSure™ treatment online would not convey the whole story when it comes to the cost of laser tattoo removal. Because of this, we feel it is best for patients to come into the practice for a custom consultation, which would allow them to get a price quote specific to their needs.
Factors Affecting Total Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment
Some of the factors that affect the cost of PicoSure™ laser tattoo removal include the following:
- The number of laser tattoo removal sessions required
- The age and size of the tattoo and the colors used
- The geographic location of the practice
- The expertise and credentials of the surgeon at the center
Is laser tattoo removal covered by medical insurance?
In most cases, laser tattoo removal is NOT covered by medical insurance. This is because laser tattoo removal is generally considered cosmetic and elective in nature. The only cases in which coverage would occur is if there is a medically necessary reason for the procedure.
Is laser tattoo removal covered by flex spending accounts (FSAs)?
Laser tattoo removal is also NOT covered by flex spending accounts (FSAs). The same reasoning with medical insurance applies: since the procedure is cosmetic and elective in nature, it is not an eligible FSA expense.
Monthly Financing for Laser Tattoo Removal
Since insurance coverage is unlikely and FSAs aren't an option either, many people turn to monthly financing options in order to pay for cosmetic procedures such as laser tattoo removal. These financing options function much like a credit card or a traditional loan. A trusted lending institution covers the total cost of the laser tattoo removal, and the patient is responsible for paying the lender back on a monthly basis with interest applied to the total amount owed.
Discussing Your Payment Options in Greater Detail
Laser removal of a tattoo can be a major decision, which is why we want to make sure that you're confident with any treatment or financial decisions that are made. We will go over all of your options for care so that you can make a confident choice about your options for dealing with an unwanted tattoo.
Learn More About Advanced Laser Cosmetic Surgery
For more information about laser tattoo removal and your many other options available for advanced aesthetic enhancement, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team here at NorthShore Plastic Surgery looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make responsible choices when it comes to paying for procedures.
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