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Laser removal or injection solution(Tatt2away,skinial..)?

  • chilli123
  • 1 year ago

Hi all, I have a fairly new tattoo around 10 months old which I wish to remove ASAP. It is a small word on my arm, about 5x1cm. I've done an abundant amount of research for different removal methods and I've narrowed down to laser removal or an injection sort of removal? I think it's also called "de-tattooing". It seems as if the injection methods such as Tatt2away and Skinial seems to be much more promising than laser, as they have been advertised as less painful, requiring less treatments than laser.  However, I think there is a higher risk of infection.  I would like to  know from you guys if you have had any experience with either and if you could suggest which one would be more suitable for me. If you could give me some honest advice, that would be great!    Thanks in advance!

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Hi I have posted a review of my current removal process by the R20 laser. I've already undergone 3 treatments. Pictures are up there
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Hey there, have you started your tattoo removal? 

Here is some information you may find helpful:

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL: 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE GETTING YOUR TATTOO REMOVED
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I think laser ray is better than injection. Injection can harm more than ray. But all removal method painful and can cause major skin problem ... for more.***removed website address***
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I'm really skeptical about all these people speaking on behalf of a certain tattoo removal method now. Please be honest! I'm sure there's more than one method that works.. I really hope none of these comments are to promote a business and such
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I guess we cannot totally get away with promotion or whatnot. Somehow all these methods stand by the name of some businesses out there.
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Really? That sounds great but have you also tried the R20 method?
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Yes, you have a good point considering that it involves radiation which in many cases serves as an agent of cancer. But I think it isn't that harmful.
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Does anyone here know what makes the black tattoo ink easier to remove than other colors?
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With laser, it shows significantly faster results, especially on skin types 1 and 2, due to the pigment differentiation. Laser (Q-Switch Nd:YAG) works by targeting darker pigments in lighter skin. That is to say, it's possible to eliminate the ink from a magazine page without going through the white paper.
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I'll go for laser treatment. I've been in one of the laser tattoo removal clinics here in NYC to have my little tattoo on my lower back faded away. It works by concentrating the energy to fragment the tattoo ink in smaller particles to make it possible for the skin to absorb them naturally. Though it make take few sessions, it is painless and safe. The laser penetrates through without damaging the skin.
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Getting a tattoo removed has risks no matter if it's laser or an injectable solution. What's interesting is tattoo ink is not FDA approved but removing it by Laser is. Which is more dangerous? The future will only tell the story.
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Ther is no such thing as ASAP when it comes to removal. It's a long process that needs to be a rational realistic decision. Pushing the doc or technician you decide to go with to speed things up can lead to scarring.
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i completely understand. thanks! i went ahead with laser , im all for the slow progress. dont want to rush things
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chilli123 - when didyou start your laser treatments and what kind are you being treated with?


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Everyone, please stay away from skinial. The solution is made up of 30% lactic acid - any credible doctor will warn you about this. I did my treatment 3x in Germany and now my forearm is an unsightly mess of discolored, hypertroph bumbs of scar tissue. I have been seeing 3 plastic surgeons after this to decide what to do with it and their unison recommendation is skin graft or expander. All of them also confirmed that my skin is not prone to hypertrophic scarring. I wish I would have done laser instead or just kept my tattoo. Skinial has just been sewed successfully in Germany and more law suits are due to follow. Please do yourself a favor and stay away and stay with a doctor's treatment!
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I'm so sorry to hear. But thanks a lot for the information, I'm sure a lot of us will find it very helpful. I wish you all the best for your treatment. Hopefully things will get better!
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Dear Mary We just discovered your post today. We asked our German colleagues but they do not remember you or know who you might be. We do not understand your remarks about doctors either, as we work with doctors and plastic surgeons in many countries and some of them also became franchisees of Skinial. After thousands of treatments in Germany within 3 years you cannot avoid that some people have expectations that cannot be satisfied so probably you are one of these. Unfortunately it always happens that some frustrated people write incognito and in the style of “stay away from…..”. Please be so kind as to contact us directly, so that we are able to understand your problem and try to help you. Call us on:***removed contact information ***. Thank you. W Peters.
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Hello Skinial, just a friendly reminder that posting contact information is not allowed in the community so I removed it, please reference our Community Guidelines for further information. If you want Mary to contact you, please PM her your contact details.

Thank so much!
Eva
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Thanks for that Eva, I have no intention of getting into contact with them as I found their comment quite acusing.
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@skinial: i would love to see some more before/after pics of your treatments. on your page, there are only pictures that show the progress...
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Hi Bigkahoona, You might want to check out before and after laser tattoo removal picture in this website - http://disappearinginknyc.com/
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hey everyone, just had my FIRST treatment done. it was laser.. i believe the laser is the YAG one, well thats what it said on the machine. the guy said it was his newest machine which came recently. anyways, the pain was quite tolerable. he gave me some ointment to apply once a day. my skin is all red and yuck! i'm dreading the blisters, but oh well. any advice anyone? :) ill keep you guys posted
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Awesome, blisters are pretty normal, I get them every time, you may not get them with every treatment. If they come don't pop them and keep the treated area clean, let it air dry well and then apply whatever ointment he gave you.  Hope to see a review from you soon!

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Yes i will be posting a review soon! My skin has finally healed and it's definitely 1 or 2 shades lighter. So i will be posting a before and after pic maybe soon or after my 2nd treatment
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Awesome! Thank you :)


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