First Treatment with Picosure - United Kingdom, GB

I have been for my first treatment with the...

I have been for my first treatment with the picosure laser. I have been waiting 3 months to get thos done. I hated my tattoo straight after I got it. It was a rash decision to get it to cover another tattoo.

The tattoo was nothing like what I wanted. It looked like a messy blob. Since getting it, I have been embarrassed to wear my legs out at all. I have hidden it from my family and friends. I have avoided going swimming and anything else that might make me have to display it. The only person who knows about the tattoo is my boyfriend. I guess I must be pretty insecure.

After researching online and reading all of the helpful reviews, I decided to go for the picosure laser. I am a teacher so I have a reasonable income for my age, but it will still be a struggle to pay for it. I am planning to put aside 200 £ a month to pay for it. After hearing all of the positive reviews about Picosure I'm hoping that it will be worth it.

I had the first treatment yesterday. It hurt a lot! I had got laser removal before with q-switched and I found the picosure a good bit more painful. On the plus side, the treatment was very quick, lasting about 5 minutes.

I was charged 399 £ for the treatment. The girl said that I would likely be looking at 4 to six treatments.

Straight after I got the treatment it turned white. Now this morning it it very red with some blistering. It is not painful though unless I touch it.

Second day after tx 1

My tattoo has gotten a lot more red and some more blisters have formed. It is not uncomfortable though. It is hard to see how much fading there is with the blisters. I will update when the blisters have gone. I'm not sure if my ink has turned red or if that is just a reaction of my skin. Hopefully it wont just all turn red because I heard red can't be removed by Picosure :/ other than the red the blue and green seems to have faded well :)

2 months after first tx

Tattoo looking quite faded and the redness has died down. It actually looks more faded in real life. I wore bare legs for the first time in ages and covered it pretty well with make up and no one seemed to notice it! Going for next tx at the weekend.

After tx 2- Less pain but less fading

Well I went for my second tx about two and a half weeks ago in Trueskin. I was dreading the pain so I made sure I treated myself to a few treatments first. Trueskin did an offer where if you bought a voucher you got the same amount of money back on treatments, so I got myself a few 100 worth of treatments. Figured it was one way of making how much I am spending on the process less painful!

Anyway it was another 399£ for the second tx. She used cooling air, which made it a million times more bearable. I think it was just having something else to focus on besides the laser helped. She didn't charge anything extra for the cooling air thing. The pain really was not as bad at all! I was actually surprised when she said I was all done, even though she said she put the machine on a higher setting.

After the tx is turned the usual red colour and got a blister, but the blisters were nowhere near as bas as last time and the area was much less raw.

The downside was I think the fading was a lot less than the first time and I didn't notice a massive difference between before and after this tx, which is a bit disappointing. The red is still refusing to fade at all, but the blue got a little bit less. What do people think? Is there much of a difference?

My main worries at this stage are that I am going to be left with a weird stain on my leg if all of the colours don't respond :/

I will post again in around 3 weeks with an updated pic.
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Tx5

Sorry I have not posted. I have become depressed with the process. I did not notice much difference after 4th tx so did not bother posting. I left it 6 weeks, but it stayed very red. It looked so unnatractive.

Now have just had 5th tx and still my tattoo is very apparent. The blistering is so painful and there still seems to be a lot of ink left.

I can't fault the girl at Trueskin. She is going to try a different laser on the pink/orange bits.

I am just so depressed because it is using up so much money and I really cannot see enough of a difference to justify it. I still can't expose my leg because it looks like I have a freaky rash or a burn on it. Even after 6 weeks after my last treatment.

Initially the girl said I would need 4-6 treatments max but now have just had the 5th and there is so much of it left. I'm feeling really hopeless. :( :( :( definitely will not be having legs on show this summer. #leggings4life
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