33 Yo Female, Neck Tattoo Removal Treatments - London, GB

Same old story: teenager turns 18 and decides she...

Same old story: teenager turns 18 and decides she wants a tattoo. Now her parents can't stop her and she's not thinking too much of what or where she's going to have the tat. 18 year-olds don't think much anyway!

So yeah, I had this drawing first that I made myself (and I was never into drawing, couldn't even draw stick figures) done by a classmate's brother at her place. No sterilization, all wrong from the start. But the drawing was not that bad or big. I shouldn't have touched that again. I wish I had pictures of that...
So for some reason I think, the next year I opted for a cover up. The artist was good and did a good work. But still I wasn't happy.
Years later, one more cover up. And this guy completely screw up the back of my neck. He had done a very nice tat on my sister's shoulder, so I thought he could do something nice on me too. Boy, was I wrong.
I never not for a single second liked the drawing. Was never proud of it and for years I'm having to let my hair down to hide this mistake. I realised nothing else could be done on it to fix it anymore. It means nothing, it's a sort of tribal tattoo that has no meaning whatsoever. It's too dense and big for my neck and I want this gone.

I had a consultation in a clinic that offers Picosure, but I could never afford the treatment. It was over £500 for 4 sessions, but they did a patch test and the bit is sort of gone so I thought that maybe when I was able to afford it, I would get this done.
Months have passed and I found a Groupon offer for tattoo removal. Initially I don't trust these Groupon offers much, I think they will be scams or the places too dodgy, so I decided to investigate the clinic before buying the offer.
I booked a consultation with Dr. Ali, a very nice man that was open to answer any questions I had. He didn't make any promises and said that it could take anything from 5 to 15 sessions to go. The team at the clinic was also very nice and I decided to go for it. Also, they said that if I needed more sessions, they would honour the offer price, which was great because £130 pounds for 6 sessions, even if I need 6 more, this is something that I can afford. They were not pushy or didn't try to convince me of anything and I was more than happy to pay for those 6 sessions.
Oh, they offer the Q-switch laser. I will try to find more details of that and will post it.
Dr Ali also took a "before" photo and did a patch test. The patch test was painful but bearable and it turned into a small blister, but was not itchy and the pain didn't last through the day.
So I booked my first treatment for Wednesday (that was a Saturday).

33 Yo Female, Neck Tattoo Removal Treatments - London, GB

Same old story: teenager turns 18 and decides she wants a tattoo. Now her parents can't stop her and she's not thinking too much of what or where she's going to have the tat. 18 year-olds don't think much anyway!

So yeah, I had this drawing first that I made myself (and I was never into drawing, couldn't even draw stick figures) done by a classmate's brother at her place. No sterilization, all wrong from the start. But the drawing was not that bad or big. I shouldn't have touched that again. I wish I had pictures of that...
So for some reason I think, the next year I opted for a cover up. The artist was good and did a good work. But still I wasn't happy.
Years later, one more cover up. And this guy completely screw up the back of my neck. He had done a very nice tat on my sister's shoulder, so I thought he could do something nice on me too. Boy, was I wrong.
I never not for a single second liked the drawing. Was never proud of it and for years I'm having to let my hair down to hide this mistake. I realised nothing else could be done on it to fix it anymore. It means nothing, it's a sort of tribal tattoo that has no meaning whatsoever. It's too dense and big for my neck and I want this gone.

I had a consultation in a clinic that offers Picosure, but I could never afford the treatment. It was over £500 for 4 sessions, but they did a patch test and the bit is sort of gone so I thought that maybe when I was able to afford it, I would get this done.
Months have passed and I found a Groupon offer for tattoo removal. Initially I don't trust these Groupon offers much, I think they will be scams or the places too dodgy, so I decided to investigate the clinic before buying the offer.
I booked a consultation with Dr. Ali, a very nice man that was open to answer any questions I had. He didn't make any promises and said that it could take anything from 5 to 15 sessions to go. The team at the clinic was also very nice and I decided to go for it. Also, they said that if I needed more sessions, they would honour the offer price, which was great because £130 pounds for 6 sessions, even if I need 6 more, this is something that I can afford. They were not pushy or didn't try to convince me of anything and I was more than happy to pay for those 6 sessions.
Oh, they offer the Q-switch laser. I will try to find more details of that and will post it.
Dr Ali also took a "before" photo and did a patch test. The patch test was painful but bearable and it turned into a small blister, but was not itchy and the pain didn't last through the day.
So I booked my first treatment for Wednesday (that was a Saturday).

First treatment

I spent that day reading about treatments and reviews, etc. Started to panic a bit looking at all those horrible photos of blisters and blood. I was terrified!
Put a tube of 5ml of Emla on about 30 min before the session, so I'm not sure it worked because I was in serious pain! It was quick, but I had to ask the doctor for something to squeeze. Dang, it hurts!
After that, the assistants helped me with an ice pad and I stayed around for a bit, chatting with the lovely receptionist, Sam. Everyone is so nice at the clinic, I'm sure I came to the right place.
It's been 4 days since the treatment and I didn't experience no blood or blisters. It was a little bit itchy yesterday and that was it. I hope it's working! :)

Thank you everyone who commented, your support is very much appreciated!

10 days after first treatment

I don't see much visual difference, but I'm fine with that and I know it takes long. Patience is key.
It's been itchy, though. If I touch it, it gets a bit itchy but nothing terrible. Looking forward to treatment no. 2 in a few weeks. I think I'm going to book it for 4 weeks after the first. Should I wait longer? A longer interval has impact on the fading? Thanks! :)
Dr Ali

I booked a consultation with Dr. Ali, a very nice man that was open to answer any questions I had. He didn't make any promises and said that it could take anything from 5 to 15 sessions to go. Dr Ali also took a "before" photo and did a patch test.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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