Should I continue with this process? (Photo)
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Tattoo removal is likely to have some scarring with it. This appears to be doing OK
Tattoo removal isn't easy and the results are anything but guaranteed. Sadly, there is often scarring with it. I do think this one is healing OK and I'd continue with it but make sure you are going to a qualified person. In our clinic my PAs or I look over each and every tattoo before treatment and choose the settings. This can make the difference between good and bad. Best wishes.
Use the Best Technology Available
Picosecond lasers (like the PicoWay & PicoSure) fire 1000 times faster, using a pressure wave rather than heat to shear the ink molecules apart. After using the PicoSure for almost 2 years, we have only seen pinpoint hypopigmentation in a very small number of patients usually of darker skin tones. We cannot say it is impossible to get burned with a Picosecond laser, but it is highly unlikely. We tell every PicoSure tattoo patient to expect at least 6 treatments, but don’t be surprised if it takes 10 to 12. Patience is the key for our patients. We typically see our tattoo removal patients every 6 to 8 weeks initially. If they have more time than money, we encourage them to come every 6 months as the tattoos seem to continue to fade while they wait.
We recommend waiting 6 weeks until your tattoo is healed and then finding an experienced physician in your area. Treatment prices vary by market. The cost for picosecond treatments will be higher, but you should need less than half the treatments compared to a nanosecond laser.
Laser Tattoo Removal -- Takes a series of treatmetns
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