Specialty Physician Complete Packaged Procedure per treatment per area. Laser technology is the latest advancement in tattoo removal treatment, designed to completely eliminate tattoos, without leaving scars or unpigmented areas of skin behind. The lasers high energy light breaks up the tattoo ink into tiny particles, which are gradually absorbed by the skin. Laser tattoo removal may cause slight discomfort, though a local anesthetic can be used to eliminate the pain. Minor side effects such as red and tender skin may occur; however, these tend to diminish within three to seven days. Laser tattoo removal takes between six and twelve treatments and can be spread over several months or a few years. Treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures and drugs required to administer the plan of care. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.