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Reviews & Stories

6th PicoSure Tx (15 q-switch Tx's) on arms & 4th PicoSure Tx on Shoulder

Yesterday I completed my first session of laser removal. In total, Im having three tattoos removed. Two of the tattoos being removed are on my arms, and the third, is on my back. I must say, I'm a little disappointed after my first session. I know this is going to be a process. And I know that laser surgery isn't something that produces instant results (for most people). I suppose I thought,... READ MORE

almost 2 1/2 years post op

Last week I received my insurance approval for surgery. Currently, I'm 125lbs.; and I wear a bra size of 30-32E (ideal size is a 31E). This surgery is something I have wanted for the past 7-8 years. After my mid-February consultation, I was surprised at how easily it was for me to: obtain insurance consent and approval, make post-op plans that are more than acceptable (for me, family,... READ MORE

Questions from kittyisblue

Worried my tech isn't turning up the Q-switch laser to a strong enough number to be producing any effects. Is this right?

I'm on my 5th and 3rd laser removal session (Q-switch). I've noticed that when the tech is performing the treatments, he only turns the laser up to 2.3. I've seen on many of... READ MORE

Recent comments from kittyisblue

That looks pretty painful. Before my sessions, I wrap my tattoos in numbing cream for about 2 hours prior. It really helps minimize the pain. And after my treatments, I use Bactine spray (otc). It also helps with the pain, and reduces... READ COMMENT

Sorry, that was a mis-post - the tech is using a much higher (if not the highest) setting, and I know the attachment she uses (during the second pass) causes the laser to be filtered out much smaller, therefore stronger. They do have... READ COMMENT

The tech is using the highest setting, with READ COMMENT

Thanks! I normally wait six to eight weeks. This last time, I waited about five. READ COMMENT

I do think the PicoSure has been more effective all around. In part, because the place I go to has the 532 wavelength attachment (not all places have the add on laser, it costs more, and it's what removes the red/orange/yellow ink) - it... READ COMMENT