My Picosure Experience

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I began the laser tattoo removal process in May....

I began the laser tattoo removal process in May. My tattoo isn't very big, about 2 in. by 2 in. I got it a year ago and had regret almost immediately. I always wanted one, but didn't really give my business world enough thought and I find myself hiding it with makeup all the time. It's on my ankle and it's a palm tree. Don't ask. Stupid.

My local doctor was the one who told me about Picosure. Their practice wasn't going to purchase the laser, so I searched online and found the closest office. I"m driving a couple hours from home but it's no big deal.

My first treatment hardly lightened the tattoo, so the Dr. turned the machine up higher for the second round. I won't say much about the first treatment as there isn't much to report. It hurts. A lot. But it's quick. Well, if you have a small tattoo. Blistered a little, really no big deal. Second round? Ugh. Wow. It's been a rough week. The blister that formed was huge and almost immediate. Gross would be a good description. It was really painful. I never bruised or had swelling, but it was very sore to the touch and it hurt to bear weight on that foot. Then the blister came off overnight. Eww. Underneath it was just raw flesh! Yikes! And yes, painful. Now 8 days later, I think I've turned the corner. It seems like it's drying up and starting to scab. Excited to see how much it starts to fade.

Almost 3 weeks after second treatment...

Well, not too much to report. I'm really disappointed in the amount of fading. It's discouraging knowing the next treatment and how painful it will be for little outcome. Trying to stay positive...

Third treatment...

Nothing newsy. Hurt like crazy, blistered terribly. Seemed to heal quicker this time though.

After 5th treatment

So sorry for lack of updating. Unfortunately, there hasn't been much to report! I have my 6th treatment tomorrow. It's definitely been disappointing. Trying to stay positive!


Sorry for the long delay. It's definitely a very long process. Clearly not the 3-4 treatments I was hoping for! But, we are getting there. Slowly but surely! I'm not sure how many treatments I have had. Maybe 9?
Fenton Dermatologist

Very friendly practice!

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