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What health insurance will cover getting rid of a tattoo?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

laser tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure

In brief: No

laser tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: None

Health insurance is not likely going to cover tattoo removal because it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
If it was covered, the payment to the doc would be so low that no doctors would be willing to buy the equipment it takes to remove them. If you have a health savings account, aka hsa, you may be able to use the money to pay for it. Even though it is cosmetic, it is still a medical procedure.

In brief: None

Health insurance is not likely going to cover tattoo removal because it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
If it was covered, the payment to the doc would be so low that no doctors would be willing to buy the equipment it takes to remove them. If you have a health savings account, aka hsa, you may be able to use the money to pay for it. Even though it is cosmetic, it is still a medical procedure.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tattoo

Agree. Also depends on whether it is medically necessary, such as complications that impact your health.

In brief: Tattoo

Agree. Also depends on whether it is medically necessary, such as complications that impact your health.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry

In brief: Probably won't

You would need to check your own insurance policy for its guidelines on elective procedures like that.
However, they will most likely regard it as a cosmetic procedure . . . Often not covered. Good luck.

In brief: Probably won't

You would need to check your own insurance policy for its guidelines on elective procedures like that.
However, they will most likely regard it as a cosmetic procedure . . . Often not covered. Good luck.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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