Horrible Deep Wounds from Laser Tattoo Removal ... I Am Scared...- Greece, GR

Its been a month since i get my laser tattoo...

its been a month since i get my laser tattoo removal treatment for 1st time and still my foot looks like this you see in the photo... is that kind of normal??? Have anyone that type of wounds from laser tattoo removal ever again???? this is my foot tattoo and i have another one getting removed on my shoulder but this is not so horrible as the one on my foot... My doctor just says that my scene is super sensitive but i really dont think this is normal...

ginger fault????

so my doctor said that this is a normal wound for laser tattoo removal as it comes to the depth and that its just infected... when i said that is not a normal depth wound (almost 1cm maybe more) my doctor said that is that deep because i am a natural ginger having really white and really sensitive skin and the laser actually did an almost 3rd degree burn on my skin. and so that is natural huh? so if i remove my sleeve tattoo for example my arm will not having any skin on it for months and thats normal because.... i am ginger? this is shit doesnt sound right to me....

misunderstood about the treatment

guys wait a second to set the record straight. i am on treatment. there was no way to siting on my laptop with such wounds making posts without having a doctor check first. but its my fault because i didnt say the hole story. well from the day i get my laser treatment i using fucicort and bepanthol cream on them twice the day and i was cleaning the wounds with eosine (antiseptic fluid) but the wound on my foot is SOOO HORRIBLY DEEP that non of this help. but i was going once a week to the dermatologist who done to me the laser treatments and he check on me. when my foot start to swollen he gave mesulid and augmentin antibiotics but i am allergic to amoxicillin so i end up takin claripen antibiotics. the wound on my foot is not so scary as it looks most of the yellow and all the on it is the stuff i am putting on it to keep it clean. what scare's me is that the wound is horribly deep... excuse me for my horrible english i am from greece =]

update!!

well i am dona post some new photos today after all! its still really bad its really better than it was before... and also its not so deep as it used to be

doctors respond ... NOT

hey guys here is something that looked weird to me.
i post this here and also in the section ask a doctor almost a month now i think and no doctor respond to my question if that is something that can happen or not normal at all.... hmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

time for update!

hi guys i think its time for update.so my wound is almost close but the new skin is really red really rough and reeeeally itchy! i hope it doesnt stay like this =[

so about the shoulder tattoo....

hi guys i am doing an update on my shoulder tattoo wich was done the dame day and at the same doctor as my foot tattoo... the scar is horrible i am not even sure if this is the scar or if my skin still healing but i am using silicone sheets on it and its getting better day by day... its better from what it looks on the photos cause the photos are like 10 days before i think... so that its

scar or still healing??

i am not even sure if this is the scar left or if my skin is still healing ... the red skin its itchy sometimes and its painfull to touch..

you know the sad part?

and the sad part guys is that i didnt even want to remove my tattoos... i removed them for health issues...

Some good news for a change...

So i went to a dermatologist who works at Syggrou hospital here in Greece (syggrou is supposed to have the strongest dermatological doctor teams here in Greece).I started cortisone treatment for my arm (at first we try ointment if it doenst work maybe i ll have to get injections) and she said me that my scar will not stay like this.They will be white again and the hypertrophic scaring will go away but it will always look a bit different from my other skin.Also she said it propably gets 6months to 1year for my skin healed up completely.The wound on my foot its not fully closed yet i ll propably need another 10-20 days but the wound its just a really small spot anymore.. one think that makes a bit scared is that the wound is black.I dont know why.So i will continue updating you with news and photos until this story will end... *one more time i am sorry if my english are horrible*

i am back again!

hi!!! i havent done an update for a while so here i am. the bad news is for the foot. the foot was almost closed when it gets indected again and the wound reopened =[ tommorow i m going to a hospital because nerves of my foot are in pain =[ so about my shoulder im doing good with the therapy and the hypertrophic scar seems to go away slow but stable and i am still with the cream i havent even start the shots! i will show you a pic from my arm for you to see in how many spots there are normal skin again!!!!

about the foot...

another update on the foot!!!

well the foot goes better day by day... tomorrow i ll go to the hospital again and they will do me a test i m not sure how you call it on english to see if there is still an infection and if it is what antibiotics do i need to take again...

deal with the scars...

well the wound on my foot is finally closed!!! i started therapy with Butavate ointment and it seems to do really fine. The scar on my foot is not hypertrophic the skin there is just red and tough. So its getting better faster than my shoulder did. The scar on my shoulder is improved but i have long to way to be normal again =[... unfortunately my shoulder scar is not responding anymore on the topical ointment therapy so next monday i have my first injections therapy... i hope this will get the rest of the scar cause if it doesnt work i dont know what other options i have to treat the hypertrophic scar... =[

1rst injection treatment...

so today i did my first injection treatment on my shoulder's hypertrophic scar AND THERE WAS SOME REAL PAIN... i just hope this will help me get rid of my hypertrophic scar... i am only 21 years old and all this red and hypertrophic thing on my shoulder looks like it will never go away =[ after all this i ve been through all this months i think i start loosing hope and positive energy -.- ... =[

oops

i forgot to say that first of all my scar looks worst after the treatment is like super swollen and second of all i dont know what to expect... like i am going to see any difference after the first treatment or not??? bue=[

long time...

Hey guys thank u all for your possitive energy u sending to me!!! i did not post here a lot because i have no time at all!!!! i m still on injections therapy with celestone my foot scar is almost completely flat now but i have to be patient with my shoulder scar ... its really painfull and it will take a long time but i m happy having good results =] !!! one step at a time =] =] =]

update&photo!!!

hello people!!! this is a pic of my shoulder scar today, after 5 or 6 (i m not sure) treatments with celestone injections!!! i know it doesnt look much better but it feels much better... its really softer then it was and its not so itchy any more..

mr.rabbit

and this is how my foot looks after 2 treatments with celestone injections! unfortunately i havent post before treatment pics from when my foot healed so u canot really tell the difference..

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Agapiti imouna stin idia thesi me esena alla telika ekana kalipsi kai sothika..esi les oti to kaneis gia logous igias ok....Se olous tous sinelines pou theloun na aferesoun tattoo skeftite ti lisi tis kalipsis edo stin ellada tha sas kanoun zimia kai tha sas paroun ena soro lefta.Ama thelete oposdipote na to aferesete pigenete agglia pou einai epagelmaties na kanete to pico lazer pou den afinei oules.Tin agapi mou se olous.
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Hello Arkana, really glad that your scars are doing well. I m from Athens to and planning to remove some old sins in the leg. Can you please tell me where you did this laser treatment to avoid any possible problems? I was thinking of Sygrou Hospital, since my dermatologist is there. Thanks in advance
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Sygrou is the best option with vast expirience. But, I'm unsure will they book appointment for such purpose? I was thinking to go to a private clinic with Spectra Q switch. But, I haven't got the nerve needed yet to start removing my tattoo :/
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Q-switch is much less pain than hitting a tattoo ;) i will go for a q switch therapy for sure!
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the only think i can say to you is the location of the doctor i went and it was Alexandras street
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I saw a wound like this before after a tattoo on someone in another forum, he asked for a laboratory test and he got some resistent to antibiotic bacteria in there. After 6 month his leg got better. Ask for a laboratory test on your feet, i'm pretty sure you have the same bacteria as him.
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I have some raised red scarring which has been described as keloids that I am treating with silicone patches I ordered online and bio oil. They use this in hospitals to treat burns. Maybes you could use this along with your injections?
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Sorry I didn't read it properly and see that your using both. Good luck with the injections im really hoping to avoid them with the scars I have!
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Hey there! Your scarring is looking better! I know you've gotten so much negativity on here, but everyone is just concerned about you. You've been very strong to go through what you have and to deal with all these comments. Good luck with healing, and keep us updated! Thinking of you! :)
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where are the doctors?!?!
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aloha Arkana, The recent pictures show that it is healing up. I know that the injections you've had recently have made you worried. I think you are very strong and I think everything will work out just fine. Now you are in capable hands, it just takes some time. Scars will soften and heal. You are so strong and we are all grateful that you shared your story. I'm sending good thoughts your way. aloha...k
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Hey I just stumbled across your pictures, and it concerned me a little. Now this is just my personal opinion so please don't get offended. I don't know if your still getting laser treatments or not but I think you should please stop. I don't know where your going or what laser they are using but the way your tattoo is healing and scarring looks like a hair removal laser was used. Laser hair removal machines can lighten tattoos, but it horribly damages the skin and even after the skin heals the texture of the skin changes. I got a test spot done by a tattoo removal place that was using the wrong kind of laser and that's kind of how my test spot looked. And after my skin healed it felt like hamburger meat.
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hey! i think 2 that the laser was for hair removal... i only did one session on my tattoos in june and that was enough to do my skin smoke... since then i never had another laser treatment or any kind of tattoo removal i was just trying to make the burns heal and now i try to get rid of my hypertrophic scars =/
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I'm glad you didn't get another session! :) & scars are a pain to get rid of! I have some small raised scars from piercings :( but anyways, I don't know if you plan to get your tattoos covered or not, but when I went over my test spot area with tattoo ink it definatly flattened the skin but it didn't change the texture of it. Hope this helps, good luck friend!
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Thanks for the update, glad to see things are looking up - keep us posted :)
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Hey I doubt very much that the laser used was actually for tattoo removal. Unfortunately it looks like someone tried to remove this tattoo using an IPL laser which is for hair removal. As you can see this malpractice has terrible consequences. Arkana - I am really happy that the wound on your foot has healed. All the best with the scar treatment.
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i think u are totally right about the laser. thank u very much.
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Hi, I am very sorry to see your scars but im glad to see you've been making improvement. Can I ask which laser caused this? From 2 clinics I've visited with different lasers both said scarring was a very small risk, did the laser clinic offer you a patch test? Personally I'd be looking for compensation this is most definitely not a normal reaction but I'm glad to hear things are improving!
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i honestly have no idea wich was the laser...
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This looks horrible, but I think/hope your skin will heal. You should make sure you take antibiotics of course..
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this are no infections, your skin just got natural reaction to a 2nd degree burns. Let me get it straight, ANY tattoo removal which relies on laser is painfull and will get your skin burned, usually that burns is in the 1-1,5th range. You got 2nd degree, because your doctor isn't probably experienced with this stuff and he "overdone" it.. I get an exact same burn in the exact same spot(right foot), though the cause was different..boiling plastic spill through my foot.. as for a transplant of skin, I didn't do it and didn't care for my skin there after... I just let my skin and it heals in time.. and oil or somehing may help to speeden up the healing process, though I didn't use it, and I still got all my hairs back in 1 year or so. But like i said, calm down.. this are No infections, this are just Normal reaction 2nd degree burns, because the doctor just too much burned your skin...
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Hey! I have been searching a little and I think that you will probably have to do the skin transplant, I am not trying to scare you or anything. I really want to advise you, because you will be able to live with those burns but it will hurt you always ( I have the same scar but not kleoid, it looks like normal skin) but still it hurts. I will have consultation about surgigal removal because it is not big and now there are skin expanders which provide lots of useful skin. My case was less dramatic because it is small scar (cured now) but still hurts and is different than my skin and is very visible! I think you should really consider skin transplan for your own comfort, nowadays almost all skin transplants are successful. I would maybe recommend skin ekspander as well but still will be before skin transplant because it is too much skin damaged. Wish you all the best! You are very brave and I think you should accuse the doctor who removed your skin because it is not properly and he/she was a con! Take care Akana! ;)
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thank you for your advice but skin transplant is not necessary... my scars are not keloids are hypertrophics and i do already therapy on my arm because there the wound is heal and almost the half of it is normal skin again... and i am still doing only with creams there is always the injections for more agressive kind of therapy and i am going to do them when my skin stop responding on creams... maybe you should search a lil bit more before you deside to do another surgical procedure on your body...
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