PicoSure for 18 Yr Old Blue/Green/Black Gecko Tattoo - Houston, TX

Went with PicoSure over other methods due to speed...

Went with PicoSure over other methods due to speed and ability to target blues/greens. The 1996 gecko tattoo originally had some yellows and reds, but those colors have all but vanished over the past 18 yrs. First treatment was without numbing cream with a pain level similar to getting tattoo; individual pain quite low, but after 5 min the pain builds and becomes annoying. Fortunately the treatment was only around 5 min. Tattoo was bandaged up after treatment, but was not iced (mistake, remember to ice). Attached pictures show tattoo 6 hrs, 3 days and 8 days after treatment. Here is the rundown. Six hrs after treatment there were a lot of red dots (broken blood vessels) and clear fading of the tattoo, especially the blue/green, but even some of the black outline (tail, left back foot, front right arm) appears to be gone. On day 2 (no pic) a blister formed on the gecko’s body which was drained after 24 hrs. After three days, the treated area developed its highest level of redness (looked worse than it felt). After 8 days, the general redness had subsided, but dark red spots remained and look very similar to itsy bitsy blood blisters. I covered the area with a combo of Neosporin, Bacitracin, Aquaphor and A&D location for the first 4 day (24 hrs). It continues to be covered during the day and uncovered at night.
Megan

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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hey i too live in houston, tx what place in houston did you go to that has the picosure laser?
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DermaTouchRN
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Great fading so far! Happy healing.
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