Attempting to Remove a Cover-Up with Picosure - Vienna, VA

I got the original tattoo when I was 18, which was...

I got the original tattoo when I was 18, which was small, black footprints in a spiral pattern. I liked it at first, but changed my mind over time so I decided to get it covered with another tattoo when I was 27. I immediately knew it was a mistake. The artist did the cover-up free hand, so I didn't know what the outcome would be. I asked for a galaxy, but to me it didn't really look like anything when it was done. It's three years, and after paying off debt and waiting for the Picosure laser to arrive in the DC area, I've decided to start the removal process. I had my first treatment on April 26, 2014. It wasn't very painful because the clinic I went to used lidocaine injections, and it was over in about 90 seconds. The recovery process wasn't the easiest because of the tattoo location lower ankle/foot; I had a lot of swelling for about four days. Blisters developed on the second day and lasted about a week. Overall, the healing period wasn't that bad, and I have honestly seen a lot more fading than I expected. The clinic estimated that I'll need 5 treatments. I am preparing for my second treatment on June 7th.
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Great progress, glad you are sharing with us!! Your next treatment is in a few days - good luck!!
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Amazing! I hope you know your progress in just 5 weeks is rare! I wish I had started this process using the Picosure laser. Congrats and keep posting pictures as it gives so many of us hope!
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Thank you for the encouragement!! I will continue to post my progress. Good luck with your treatments also!
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Amazing fading after just 1 session! Picosure is great for blue ink!
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Thanks! I'm pretty happy with the progress so far!
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I would be pleased too! Mine is only starting to look as faded as yours and I'm on session 13!
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Wow, 13 sessions! I just looked at your progress and it's really fading nicely now! Good luck!!
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Thank you, you too!!
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It's definitely fading! I am 5 days post my first treatment my blisters are just starting to go down.
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Thanks! It took over a week for my blisters to pop on their own. Good luck!
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