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How did you remove your tatoo?

  • Cath, Fresno
  • 6 years ago

time to get rid of tatoos on arms; unfortunately the tatoos are large and filled with lots of colors. what did you do to get rid of the tatoos

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wrecking balm don't work at all I used it for a year and my tattoos still look the same it didn't fade a bit and my tattoo been on me for ten years and it wasn't even professional so if wrecking balm worked it would have.
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i used wreck balm to try to remove a pretty big tat on my leg. it really bothered my skin...lots of probs with redness flaking, no fading that was worth reporting. i'd see a laser clinic for your arms (much more visable)
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It is refreshing to here these comments on the comparison of the two systems, Q YAG 5 and Medlite, as I was the R&D optic engineer for both of these systems. I do agree that the Q YAG 5 is and improvement. My next version will surpass them both. Steve Discovery Bay
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Hello Steve, Which machine would you recomend for reliability? And will the Q5 have any results with green ink? How does it compare with the C6 on greens?
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Hi I have a few tattoos that I would like to have removed, I live in Long Island and I am having a hard time finding a local tattoo removal Dr. Can you please let me know if you know of any and where they are located thank you Anna Guzman
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At Celibre, we do a fair amount of tattoo removal. We also own the Palomar Q-Yag 5 laser and the Hoya Conbio Medlite C6. Although the Palomar laser is a good laser, it is significantly less powerful than the Medlite C6. The Palomar is better with certain skin types and certain tattoo colors because it has the added advantage of being able to blend two different wavelengths of light simultaneously. It has a bit more flexibility than the Medlite C6 because the Medlite has the same two wavelengths but cannot be blended. Our opinion is that if you have just a blue or black tattoo, the Medlite C6 is the machine of choice because it's high power will get rid of the tattoo sooner. If you have multiple colors and an ethnic skin type, you might also want to check out the Palomar Q-Yag 5 because it is more flexible with these conditions.
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Hi Can you tell me if you have had any success with green inks using the Q5? How does the C6 compare on green?
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For tattoo removal, I choose the Palomar Q-YAG 5. Palomar’s tattoo laser is powerful, and power is absolutely necessary to vaporize the thousands of different inks used by tattoo artists. Color selection in an “on the handpiece” dial was also a consideration, and the ease of spot size selection makes treating complex designs much easier. The Palomar laser is also easy to calibrate (check for accuracy), without a technician and without disassembly. Tattoo removal is an uncomfortable process and, with my Palomar Q-YAG 5, fewer treatments are required for a good result. I’ve seen the unfortunate results of other lasers after 10 to 14 treatments with scarring and residual ink. The lasers used didn’t have the power to vaporize the ink without severely burning the surrounding skin!
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