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If I have a tattoo that I want to have removed from my face, will laser or facial fade cream work?
Tattoo Removal - 3 answers
I have a tattoo on my face that I would like to go away. Which would provide better results, laser or facial fade cream that you can purchase at a drug store?
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Can macrophages engulf more than just 1 particle of ink at a time, or is it one macrophage per ink particle?
I know that the Picosure laser breaks the ink into smaller particles and by doing so, the body can remove them faster. Can macrophages engulf more than just 1 particle of ink at a time, or is it one macrophage per ink particle?
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Does the wavelength of the laser used to remove tattoos matter? Can the Picosure rid ink that is really deep?
I am concerned that my small tattoo will not be gone. It was treated 8 times w/ a q-switch laser, and I'm now considering the Picosure. I have read that the Pico's wavelength is shorter, does that matter? I think the ink I have left is really deep.
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Why is laser tattoo removal causing my black tattoo to fade into a brown hue?
As my black tattoo is being treated, it is fading into a brown hue. A once black outline has not turned brown. Does it still need treatment of a different wavelength to target the brown? Why is this? Will it go away and if so, how long will this take?
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My small wrist tattoo has been treated 8 times, is the ink too deep to be removed?
I've had my small wrist tattoo treated 8 times, but the outline is still present (grey looking). I know extremities take longer, but could it be impossible to remove the tattoo considering the depth/placement?
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Can the PicoSure laser be used on the lower back?
On the places listed where the laser could be used, lower back wasn't one of them. Can the PicoSure laser be used on the lower back? I'm desperate to have my tattoo removed; I believe this treatment is my only option.
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Can I completely remove a black tattoo on my ribcage?
Tattoo Removal - 3 answers
I just got a tattoo on my ribcage that isn't very big. It is outlined in black ink and only shaded a bit inside. Very minimal color to it. I am a pale skinned girl and wanted to know if I will see complete results if I have it removed, or if it will only look faded.
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What is the best way to remove permanent makeup (eyebrows)?
Tattoo Removal - 4 answers
Is laser treatment the best option to remove a small portion (less than 1/2 inch) of permanent makeup (brow area)?
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What's the best tattoo removal procedure for a white tattoo on the wrist?
Tattoo Removal - 3 answers
There is a small, white tattoo on my wrist that I would like to have gone. What is the best way to remove it?
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How long does it take to remove an inner lip tattoo with laser tattoo removal?
Approximately how long would it take for an inner lip tattoo to be removed or lightened with laser tattoo removal? How long would it take to heal? The tattoo consists of six letters and is already fading.
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Would a topical fading agent prior to laser removal reduce the number of laser treatments needed to remove my tattoo?
Tattoo Removal - 2 answers
I have a 20-year-old tattoo that I want gone. I have decided to go with laser removal. I understand it can take 6-12 sessions. Is "wrecking balm" or a similar fading product recommended for use prior to laser, in order to reduce the number of laser sessions needed for the best removal?
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Can very densily pigmented black tattoos be completely removed?
I understand that black tattoos are the easiest to remove because they absorb the entire spectrum of light that the Laser outputs, but I was wondering, can very dark (heavily pigmented tribal tattoos) be completely removed from lower legs? I realize it will obviously take more sessions, but how many?
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After each laser session when is the time-frame in which the lymphatic system is removing the most ink?
I was wondering after each laser session, which is the time-frame in which our immune system/lymphatic system is removing the most amount of ink that was broken up during the laser session? Would it be during the first or second session, a week after or other?
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How does dermal thickness affect the success of Laser Tattoo Removal?
I was wondering how dermal thickness affects the number of treatments necessary for complete removal. Are tattoos placed in more fleshy areas such as calves easier or harder to remove than a tattoo placed just below the ankle, for example? Why would that be? Can you explain?
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