One of the common misconceptions about laser tattoo removal is that it is a very expensive procedure. The truth is that tattoo removal is a relatively affordable procedure. The cost varies depending on the size of the tattoo and the number of treatments needed. When we are talking about cost, the question is often asked if medical insurance will cover laser tattoo removal treatments.
It is pretty unlikely that insurance will cover laser tattoo removal treatments for a normal tattoo. This means insurance probably won’t cover treatment if you simply don’t like your tattoo, it doesn’t fit with your life anymore or it is interfering with your career. Tattoo removal under these circumstances is considered a cosmetic procedure and won’t be covered under most insurance plans.
Insurance MAY cover tattoo removal if you are experiencing complications with the tattoo, such as an allergic reaction to the ink or salt in the tattoo. There are metal salts in tattoo inks that can cause allergic reactions that show up in the form of bumps or nodules. Other signs of allergic reactions to the ink are swelling or itching. This commonly happens with red, blue, green or yellow ink colors. If you are having an allergic reaction to your ink, hitting the ink with the laser will result in the trapped ink being released and possibly causing more inflammation and irritation of the skin. In such circumstances, you may need to have the tattoo excised (removed) surgically.
It is best to call your insurance company to find out what medical or cosmetic procedures are covered under your healthcare plan. If your health insurance does not cover tattoo removal, there are a couple things to take into consideration when planning for the cost of treatments into your budget.
The first is pricing. Remove a Tattoo in Glendale offers very competitive and upfront pricing for the Greater Milwaukee Area. It is $99 per session for tattoos 5”x5” or smaller. That is a great deal! For larger tattoos or multiple tattoos, we offer affordable rates that will be discussed during your initial visit.
The second consideration is that tattoo removal treatments are usually spaced out every 6-10 weeks. This can give you time to build the cost of treatment into your budget.
It is unlikely that your insurance will cover your tattoo removal, but with a little planning tattoo removal can be an affordable procedure. Remove a Tattoo is the only tattoo removal clinic in the Milwaukee area offering physician performed laser tattoo removal treatments. Give us a call today at 414-617-2849 to start the laser tattoo removal process.