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I developed 3 enormous blisters after having the Picosure laser tattoo removal procedure. Is this normal?
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I have developed 3 enormous blisters after having the Picosure procedure, and I'm growing more concerned now that my ankle is swelling. It's 3x bigger. It doesn't make any sense, especially since it was my calf that was treated and not my ankle. Is this normal? I have no pain.
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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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How long does it take to remove an inner lip tattoo with laser tattoo removal?
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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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Can very densily pigmented black tattoos be completely removed?
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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?
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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?
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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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I just got a tattoo with dark purple, black, green, a little yellow, and a little teal. Would this be removable?
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I am looking into laser removal and the place I would like to go has a Trinity by Astanza which they claim can remove all of the colors in my tattoo. The tattoo is on my ankle and is about the size of my hand. They claim they can completely remove it. Is this true?
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Would covering a colored tattoo with black ink work better than Laser Tattoo Removal?
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I've had 15 sessions of tattoo removal on my rose but it has only faded. I was wondering if I got a black tattoo over the top would it work better?
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Can tattoo eyeliner be removed?
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What is the danger of sun exposure after laser tattoo removal?
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I had a black ink tattoo removed in three phases via laser tattoo removal. My last treatment was performed in March 2012. I'm planning a vacation after three months of healing. Do I need to keep the treated area covered? What do you recommend?
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Can a diabetic patient get laser tattoo removal without a problem?
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Can laser tattoo removal be harmful if you are a Type 1 diabetic?
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Does all natural tribal tattoo ink fade faster than others after laser removal?
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I would like to remove a rose tattoo that was done with natural ink. I was told it was tribal ink, but I'm not sure what that means. Can this type of ink be removed with laser tattoo removal?
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Is it safe to remove red ink from the face of an African American?
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Hi there. I am wondering how "safe" it is to try to remove red ink from the face of an African American. I understand the 532nm wavelength is the correct treatment protocol, yet this isn't typically advised for skin tones over IV. Thoughts?
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Are there any supplements to increase the effectiveness of tattoo removal?
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Will drinking water, vitamin supplements, no alcohol, etc.. help with the removal process?
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