Day 1 After Tx. Lots of Immune Reaction - Philadelphia, PA

For the past 8 years, I have always dreaded the...

For the past 8 years, I have always dreaded the wings tattoo spanning my back. It was only an outline for a good 7 of the years until year 8 where it was decided that i would shade it in in the hopes that i would feel better about how it looks. big mistake!! it was surpremely dark and just didnt work like i wanted. anyways, i really thought i was doomed to endure this for the rest of my life.

Come to find out about 4 days ago that there was a solution. i've heard of Q-Switched lasers but the new Picosure technology meant purportedly, less heal time/sessions and better ink breakup. it was more expensive, sbout 25% more than the Q i think.

the pain level: tolerable and comfortable for about 5 minutes. but my tattoo is huge, about 20" x 20". at about 12 minutes, the pain is pretty intense. for me, talking does not help - in fact it makes me more uncomfortable but i've heard some people hum during the procedure. find what works best for you.

the first 30 minutes AFTER the procedure is the worst, its like the feeling of a terrible sunburn but it progressively subsides as you continue on through the day (dont worry!!)

my doctor also told me the first treatment is typically the most painful. ill let you know if thats true..giving completely honest feedback here.

all in all, its too early to say of any results as you can see, however i'm having a strong immune reaction which is a good sign. will keep you guys updated as i go.

remember NOT to rush the process.

Bubbles gone. Pink emerges. Shading is gone

The bubbles slowly popped, (or I popped them myself, I couldn't help it).. Sleeping as you can imagine was terrible.. sleeping on my stomach is NOT how I am accustomed to, so I took a Diazapam and just hugged a body pillow for 4 days and was ok. Can sleep regularly now.

The shading is coming off, I have a pile of shedded ink falling off me. I know it sounds gross but I'm being transparent here through my progress.

The ink in general has lightened, its noticeable. I expect it to lighten more in the coming weeks. Will report back in with progress!

Heres the Original

Jill - Ringpfeil Dermatology

Overall honest that it would be very painful, and that I would hate her for the next 3 weeks. Considerate of my well-being

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
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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