PicoSure ankle tattoo removal
I am finally getting this butterfly off my ankle!...
1.5 weeks later
I am a little worried though, it appears to be extremely harsh on the skin. I had a blister leaking fluid for a week (which they told me was normal), and although that has gone away, the skin does not look much better. Still super RED and blotchy, BUT NO SCAB YET? Weird. Again, it seems to be very, very harsh on the skin, leading me to think even when the ink is gone there will be a scar there...
i had already mentally prepared for this, deciding I hated my tattoo more than I would a scar. ugh..long process.
3 weeks later
5 weeks after
Had second treatment 24 hours ago!
I'm very worried about the blister that's beginning to form (I didn't have any last time). The white in the picture is ointment left over from yesterday.
4 weeks after 2nd treatment, looking GREAT!
* The stupid antennas are almost 100% gone (the black ink is 99% gone, what remains is just some hyperpigmentation).
* The black outline of the whole butterfly is totally gone in some places and the spots where it remains are a light greyish-blue. No where is my tattoo the deep, rich black I started with.
After 3 treatments
About to have my 6th Picosure treatment
I've already spent $1,000 and am prepared to spend another $200 tomorrow afternoon to get my 6th treatment. I know the ink was very dark (high quality professional ink) and I know it's harder to remove ankle tattoos, but I saw so much improvement after each of the first 3 treatments, and then after the last 2 hardly saw anything! I'm sure a lot of you out there can relate to hating your tattoo, but feeling like the faded, spotted mid-removal remnants of the original tattoo also sucks!
Any advice? Anyone else feel like their progress stalled after the first couple treatments?
After 7 treatments
Not going to lie I am getting pretty frustrated with this process. I know I've had great results so far but these last couple treatments seemed to barely make a difference. I am getting fed up and just want it all GONE!
I am posting 2 pics - 1 with the flash and 1 without. I would say in real life it's somewhat between the two (not as dark as the first one but not as light as the flash one).
Lmk what you guys think!
Such a nice place and the staff was very nice. I feel extremely comfortable going to a doctor's office instead of one of these places that only specializes in removing tattoos. They are having me wait 2 months even though other places say 4-6 weeks, and keep it moist with ointment and wrapped in a bandage for 2 weeks, to allow for better healing and better results which I think is probably an excellent idea!