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.


Hi regretfulkat, I hope you r recovering well after your treatment! I have my first laser tomorrow and I'm very anxious. I am definitely going to look into picosure abit more though and give the salon a call and have a chat. Did u have your full treatment when u went for your consultation? As I'm right down south and the salon is quite far for me to go just for a chat!
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Wow that Pico blasted that ink, that's awesome!!!'s to speedy recovery. Pls keep us posted :)
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Can I ask where u went? And did you have the previous laser on the same tattoo? I ask because I to have recently got a tattoo that I hate, I am so embarrassed to show it and I also work in a school. Sadly I'm only a TA so not on such a great salary hence the reason I have gone for Q switch laser as it is more affordable sessions, but I am unsure now as they have told me it won't get rid of the blue in my tattoo:-( I would really like to talk to someone at the clinic about it if you wouldn't mind passing on their details! I can see a change in yours already, and after my first session with Q switch I have noticed nothing other than a lump under my skin. I can't wait to see your next picture
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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 :)


Looks like your tattoo responded really well to the treatment. The coming few days are the hardest in terms of healing- the other reviews on this site will help a lot in reassuring you. Looking forward to seeing how it fades after 1 picosure treatment! Thanks for the review:)
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Amazing fading, the picosure is the best.  Good luck with it...aloha...k
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Hi Kat, sorry to hear you're regretting your new tattoo. Removing a tattoo takes time and I'm confident you will have excellent results with picosure. If you're ever feeling down about anything you can always visit the site as we are all keen to support each other! If you look at our reviews you will see that tattoos DO fade and that you hopefully won't be stuck with it for long.
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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.


Glad everything went well with your 1st treatment - how far apart are you planning to space out your sessions?

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Can we see a new photo? I just got a tattoo on my forearm and I hate it. I need assurance something will take this off. Be glad yours was just on the ankle. I will be wearing long sleeves for months....
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aloha BeautifulRose, Have you had a consulation? My first consultation made me feel very optimistic. Tattoo removal does take time, it's easier and faster to get the tattoo. Patience is very important but once you get moving along with the process it brings hope--it did for me and many others here. In the meantime, I often wear tattoo sleeve cover ups and it helps. Good luck. aloha...k

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.


hi there anything new?
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Thanks for the update! How is the healing coming along?
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Can I just ask what size your tattoo is, mine looks roughly around the same size and I pay £499 a treatment even though they know it costs over £80 in travel too! Your fading looks great btw!
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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


I understand that you are disappointed, you can definitely read your emotions in your posting. I have found that being patient with this whole process, although hard to do at times, but it does help. You are finding some success with the cover makeup, which is great. That might help you get through the down times. Perhaps another laser might be helpful, picosure is great but it isn't for everyone. I have also found that waiting longer between sessions really helps with the fading. The fading continues. Good luck, you're doing great, the fading is there, it's just slow right now. aloha...k
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Hi, how far apart are you scheduling your tx's? Maybe pushing them apart you would see more clearance and have a bit more time to fully heal up. Keep your chin up! If it makes you feel better I'm all blistered on my abdomen at the're not alone! Haha empathy!!!
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Thats such a bright rash I've never reacted like that
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