Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal Entire Sleeve - Houston, TX

I hated it. All of it! What was I thinking? An...

I hated it. All of it! What was I thinking? An entire sleeve covered me and I wore long sleeves every day to cover it up. I live in Texas and it is so hot. I felt like I didn't do things Bc I was embarrassed of all of my ink. I didn't like the attention and I got plenty of it when I wore sleeveless shirts. Being a mother of a beautiful 9 year old daughter I knew this just was not the image I wanted to present to myself and to her. I decided, after lots of research, to go to a skin center that has the picosure laser. I decided to have all of my tattoos removed. I had my first treatment yesterday. The nurse numbed all of the areas. The tattoo on my lower back somehow didn't get much numbing cream because my shorts moved the Saran Wrap with the cream to a different spot. I literally thought I was going to die when the nurse did my back. It burned like (you know)! I cried. It was the most gosh awful pain I have ever felt. It worse than child birth. My sleeve, one behind my neck, and one on my ring finger all had lots of numbing cream. They were a walk in the park compared to the tattoo without numbing cream. The pain wasn't bad at all. It was tolerable. I'm posting my first pic of my sleeve. The blisters are massive. I feel no pain today. It's just annoying Bc of blisters that are leaking a water like fluid and it's gross. I can't wear long sleeves Bc it rubs up against me so I'm basically stuck at home. The blisters are nasty. I go back in 2 weeks to do the inside of my arm. They can not do my whole arm at once Bc it swells and I need to move my arm. It will take around 9 months to remove entire sleeve. The sleeve is 3200.00 and all of my tattoos (3 including sleeve) totals 4300.00. I will post more pics after next treatment.

Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal 7 days later

Finally the blisters are gone and now I am peeling and itching like total crazy! I wake up itching. I got some Allegra cream and that is helping. I go back Thursday to have a different section of my sleeve done. I'm not quitting the process no matter how much it hurts or how long it takes. I want this ink off!

2nd session

I had my second session done last Thursday. I had the whole upper portion of the inside of my arm done. I have been in miserable pain. I just want to warn people how intense the pain is and I am sure it is because it is a very large area. I had to go to my doctor to get pain pills. The burn and the throbbing of my skin is honestly the worst pain I've ever dealt with in all of my life. Some days I want to quit this process. I can't work out and I can't even work at this point. I have to hide inside my house because the blisters and fluid are so gross and I'm healing still. I will never get such a large section done at one time ever again. It took me two years to get the sleeve and if it takes two years to have it removed then I'm ok with that. I go back next Thursday to get another section of my arm done but I will be the one deciding how much of an area to work on this time and it will not be any larger than the size of my fist. If you are interested in doing this process just take it slow. It is the only way anyone will be successful with it.
DermaTouch RN

Megan was great. She had a good personality and it helps when u can laugh through this. It is painful. She had a cold air blower in one hand and the laser in the other. I definitely would recommend her.

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