Laser Tattoo Removal on Arm... Waiting to See Results
- updated 3 years ago
I have had three sessions of laser tattoo removal...
- 24 Aug 2009
I have had three sessions of laser tattoo removal with absolutely no change in the appearance of the tattoo. The procedure is expensive and painful. I have several tattoos I would like to remove but I decided to treat one area first to try it out. I chose to address a large tattoo on my left arm. I was quoted $800 per session and to expect 8-12 sessions to achieve my desired result. We agreed to start with the lower portin of the tattoo for $150 to be treated every 6-8 weeks.
At my first visit, I was not offered any pain relief. I left there thinking, maybe my tattoo isn't that bad after all..lol. The pain was 3x worse then getting the tattoo. I called the office and learned that they could use a cooling method during my next treatment to ease the pain. It didnt help much. I was very unhappy and ready to give up. However, I continued another session without change in the tattoo. Laser tattoo removal burns and feels like an intense and constant rubberband snapping at you. It stings for a few days thereafter. I bled during treatment. You must coat the wound with Aquaphor and cover it with gauzeto protect the area. Avoiding sunlight to the treated area is important.
I am disappointed to not see any fading but I expect this to be a long process. I learned recently that I can have lidocaine shots with tattoo removal at a cosmetic surgeons office in my area. I was SHOCKED to hear the price difference quoted. I was told $300 per session for the same large tattoo on my arm as well as two smaller ones and this includes the lidocaine shots. This is 3 tattoos removed for a fraction of what the last place quoted me for one. Also, this office uses better lasers. I am excited that now laser tattoo removal affordable and realistic for me.
I begin this week and I will update this review and post pictures. I HOPE to have good results. So far my experience has not been good but its too early determine how effective it is. I am committing to at least 12 treatments.
I have had a great...
- 14 Sep 2009
I have had a great result from my first session of laser tattoo removal with the switch yag laser. The entire tattoo on my shoulder has lightened in one treatment and many areas have faded dramatically. I am excited to finally see results. The second tattoo lightened slightly. The wounds are still healing. I have gone from oozing and bleeding to now just a deep itching and stinging sensation. I am hopeful!
I do recomend my current provider because they offer affordable treatment in a comfortable medical atmosphere. I was also pleased to see they offer lidocaine shots to ease the pain.