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My Picosure Diary - Esher, GB

I have a tattoo that is 27 years old and I have...

I have a tattoo that is 27 years old and I have hated it for almost as long. This year I decided to do something about it. After reading about the diferent types of laser I opted for Picosure. I was very nervous as have seen and heard of some awful results with normal laser removal. the pain wasn't as bad as I was expecting, although far from pleasant, it was bareable and also very quick - literally felt like it took a couple of minutes. I am not sure how effective it has been so far, but have been told it will continue to fade between treatments. Its very expensive, so am going to have 3 treatments, then review if i feel it has been worth it. I am hoping it will though - just to be able to have the confidence to wear sleeveless tops again without feeling like self conscious.

Next session looming!!

Well I have my second session on Friday and am feeling slightly nervous. Really hoping to see some better fading this time. The cost is stressing me before Christmas but I want this gone more than anything. I've put it off for so long I need to be patient and remind myself that hopefully next summer I can wear the sleeveless dresses to work that I've wanted to for years!!!!

Second session today

Had Christina carry out my session today. Although she put the machine on a higher setting this time, I didn't think it hurt so much. It's very blistered tonight and quite swollen. Pics will follow

The day after

Well it's looking disgusting this morning. No Eva I didn't use any numbing cream or pain killers

4 days after 2nd session

Itching started. Blistering gone. Not sure how much will have gone. I guess time will tell

A week after 2nd session

Scabbing finally starting to go and so far looking pretty faded underneath

Before and two treatments later

Third treatment

Had my third session yesterday. The pain is getting far easier each time. I think it's a case of knowing what to expect means I can handle it better.
Hoping only one more session and it will be gone. Booked for end of March

4th treatment

Getting there but frustrating as was wanting it gone before my holiday at end of May :(

Update

Photo showing pre - picosure, after treatment 4 then 3 weeks after treatment 4. I was hoping it would be my last but unfortunately think I will need another one but going to wait until after my holidays now

5th treatment

I decided to have another treatment before the dinner starts in the hope that it will finally go. Edita (not sure of spelling) at esher was so lovely. I hadn't seen her since my first session so she was amazed how much it had faded. I am really pleased with how it's going so far but do want to completely gone so if there are still some dots when this one heals I will go back again. I think when this heals though I will be able to cover for the summer with make up

2 weeks after treatment 5

Significant fading now. Really pleased. Have no blistering and very little scarring with treatments now and it's still working. Hoping it will fade a lot more over the summer

All gone

I've not done an update for a while - since my last treatment in September. So this is the finished result. I have put my before and after photo next to each other to get the full effect
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5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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