I started treatment today and I was happy with my...
10 May 2014
Day of treatment
I started treatment today and I was happy with my technician and treatment. It is his business and he only does laser removal, and he has even removed a large leg covering tattoo from himself, so it is cool to see it. I've studied so much info these past 6 months or so, including here, but most importantly it has been independent non-laser manufacturer and non-laser removal business studies and information. I always have trouble getting these studies
posted on here because most are links, if you have a topic that you have a question on, PM me and if I have any data on it I'll send it. I don't have to tell you though- info is limited. I'm really happy to not suffer any emotional side effects from having this tattoo just done with it, but I will be aiming for a full removal. Happy fading to everyone!
Tattoo is 13 years old(done at 18)
Very heavy non shaded ink -little to no scaring
1.5in by 1in inner forearm or 2.5cm by 3.8cm
Lutronic Spectra 1064 setting 6mm.
No numbing besides ice
I will not post fluence or power because it is too realtive to the system(if you have the same machine, just PM me).
I did have a test done with a Quanta Plus, but my research on the Spectra and it's owner made me more comfortable with that system and my experience today with the tech has solidified my choice.
Anything else just ask or comment below :)
Update 2 weeks post 1st treatment
This is where I'm at 2 weeks after my first treatment. I will be having treatments 8 weeks apart, so I will update again right before my next treatment in about 6 weeks, and maybe one between if it seems like it would be good to see. Happy fading to everyone, keep living clean for a healthy immune system and my current slogan is- Drink the ink away. Water of course :)
Supplementation for ink mobilization
Laser and body are not 90/10 or even 50/50, they are pure synergy. Without each other the process is void, this is part of what I do to help the body side of things. I exercise every day, avoid sugarsI, drink 1 gallon of water a day, and try to abstain from any caffeine or stimulants (except greentea). These restrict vessels within your system, so no coffee or nicotine. I drink 30 oz of organic greentea along with the water. I take alive ultra potency daily vitamin along with the supplements below. 3000 mg of L-Arginine 3xday, 100 mg Beta 1,3/ 1,6-D-Glucan 3xday, and Oregano Oil 2xday. The L-arginine and Beta have to be taken on an empty stomach, so it can be inconvenient, just like using the restroom every hour haha. Topically I use the swanson circulation gel (l-arginine and other really good things for healing and circulation), whenever tatt feels dry(maybe 5-6xday). The gel has a lube consistency, because surprise surprise, one of best supplements for blood flow and vasodilation is used for sexual boosting. But as a disclaimer this is what I do/take based on my knowledge of the ink removal process through medical studies and no one should take anything without checking with their doctor, even though these are generally considered safe and beneficial as supplements. No links but feel free to google these things and their benefits and you will see where the conclusion of benefits was drawn. Any questions just ask.
2nd treatment update...
and it's kind of like gross dried cranberry blisters. If you ever want to eat them again; look away! Anyway, second treatment done and I'll update in a couple weeks with how it goes.
My tattoo is a scumbag and I don't want it anymore.
I don 't know why but I don't get sad about this tattoo, or maybe I got passed it without knowing it somewhere along the way. Either way, I wanted to let a lot of the awesome people here know that just because I don't have those emotional/psychological symptoms, doesn't mean I don't undersand or sympathize; I do. I want this thing gone, I've never seen myself with it pictureing myself, and I cover it a lot of times (see updated profile with 3/4 sleeve shirt). So I thought I would post a couple of pics of why I hate this thing and maybe make you guys forget about the sad for a few moments. I hate this thing because...
So you want to get that tattoo removed...
18 Jul 2014
2 months post
Despite the claims and despite the quotes some people are receiving or even different types of lasers, I have come to the conclusion that the best way to interpret what you can expect with the current technology is this: With laser tattoo removal you can have it done well or you can have it done quickly, pick one, because you can't have both. I know there may be very small percentages of exceptions, but I wanted to share that for any new person reading this or thinking about it, or even anyone else that can benefit from the realities of that concept. I think people can use their patience as a significant part of the removal process, just like the laser or the lymphatic system and they will really benefit. Except for me, because I hired the f'n Ghostbuster to blast this thing...
closing my review
19 Jul 2014
2 months post
Review and account closed