wilks1986

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Location: South West England, UK
Member since 6/9/2013

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Reviews by wilks1986

Two Years In To Tattoo Removal - Inner Bicep

I'm not sure what my motivation was behind getting a tattoo. I think it must have been mostly due to the fact to the fact I thought they looked 'cool', if done well and in the right location. I opted to have something tattoo'd inside my bicep, as it felt like it wouldn't be too overstated, and... READ MORE

Questions from wilks1986

Lasting Redness After Laser Tattoo Removal? (photo)

I had my first laser tattoo removal session approximately 4 weeks ago. I'm concerned the laser may have been turned up too high. 4 weeks down the line I can see that a... READ MORE

Hemosiderin Staining Following Laser Tattoo Removal? (photo)

I had my first laser partial tattoo removal session 8 weeks ago. I became a little concerned that, despite seeing a good reduction in the ink, I was left with a reddish / brown... READ MORE

Can a Q-Switched Laser Help to Remove Hemosiderin Staining Caused by Laser Tattoo Removal? (photo)

I have had one laser tattoo removal session to partially remove my tattoo. The treatment was effective in that a decent amount of ink was removed, however in its place I have... READ MORE

Can Laser Tattoo Removal Cause Post Inflammatory Erythema? (photo)

I had my second laser tattoo removal session 7 days ago. The areas of lighter black shading seemed to have turned red. It would appear a lot of blood is under the skin as when... READ MORE

Advice Needed: Laser Tattoo Removal - Dermal or Epidermal Hyperpigmentation? (photo)

I'm two sessions in to laser tattoo removal using a Q-Switch YAG and the black ink is shifting, however, in its place is a brownish colour. I'm assuming this is post... READ MORE

Would Tattoo Excision Be Feasible? (photo)

I'm currently receiving laser treatment for the removal of my tattoo. I appear to be being left with a brown shadow in its place. I'm really worried this will be permanent and,... READ MORE

Aside from perhaps costing less in the long run, how else will leaving longer between laser tattoo removal sessions benefit me?

I've heard that re-treating an area too early on could in fact harm the microphages doing the removal work, thus prolonging the process. Any truth to this? I'm currently... READ MORE

Is this post laser hyperpigmentation? (Photo)

I'm having laser treatment to try and remove my tattoo. Since the beginning I've experienced brown areas in the place of the shaded ink. Now, since my last treatment (number... READ MORE

What are the optimal settings for a QS:Yag for treating post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

I've been having laser treatments to remove my tattoo which is now around 75% faded. However, I've had issues with a lingering brown colour, which I've been told is likely PIH.... READ MORE

Discussions started by wilks1986

Hemosiderin Staining After Partial Tattoo Laser Removal. Help!

Had my first laser partial tattoo removal session 8 weeks ago. I became a little concerned that, despite seeing a good reduction in the ink, I was left with a reddish / brown... READ MORE

Has anyone experienced black ink turning a light brown during laser tattoo removal?

I recently had my second tattoo removal session on an all black tattoo. The lighter shading turned pretty red for a few days and has now turned a kind of dirty brown colour.... READ MORE

Recent comments from wilks1986

Amen to that - it's been 6 months since my last treatment and it seems like I'm still seeing fading week by week. READ COMMENT

I've heard / seen tattoos on the wrist can take a little longer to clear. Sorry to hear you've had a rough experience. What kind of laser was used for the most recent treatment? Was it a small, table top device? Were your previous... READ COMMENT

Thanks. It's taken a long time to reach this stage and I'm probably still only two thirds done. Once you get underway the time does go quickly, rest assured of that. Utilise this time to make sure that this is the route you want to go... READ COMMENT

Thanks Eva. My aim was to be as open as possible about this experience. Slowly but steadily getting there, although I anticipate at least another year until i'm ready to call it a day with treatments - but I'm ok with that now. READ COMMENT

Sounds good! I'm probably looking at another year or so but I'm ok with that now. In it till the bitter end. Can't wait to see your next update. A long break now is probably just what your skin needs before one final blast. READ COMMENT