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I've had 33 treatments. The laser isn't working, what else can I try?
I've had 33 treatments over 5 years on my tattoo at a very good laser center. I know they're using the best lasers for the job. It's faded, but it just won't go away. I'm so frustrated. Is there anything I can ... Read more
Why do I still have bumps 5 weeks after my first laser tattoo removal session?
I got my first removal session just over 5 weeks ago. I have black and red ink. There are bumps ranging from small to sort of large clusters (seems swelled) in the red part of the tattoo. It's not painful, just... Read more
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? Read more
How long does the ink stay in the body?
After the treatment, how long does the ink stay in the body before the blood cells carry it away?I would like to move forward with tattoo removal treatments, but I am planning to get pregnant in September, when... Read more
Laser removal turned eyebrows red.
I just had my first laser treatment today on my brown eyebrows. The ink has turned red. Is this going to be permanent or will it fade? Read more
I developed 3 enormous blisters after having the Picosure laser tattoo removal procedure. Is this normal?
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... Read more
Is swelling a common side effect of laser tattoo removal?
I had my first session a couple days ago, and the treatment area is super swollen and painful. Is this normal? What can I do to take away the swelling? Read more
How long does it take to see results from laser tattoo removal?
I've had two laser removal sessions, and the tattoo is a bit lighter, but how many more sessions will I need for the tattoo to disappear? Read more
Is this 'brown smudge' that my tattoo turned into after my third laser removal session temporary? (laser used Q-Switched)
I had my 3 laser tattoo removal session before 2, 5 weeks, but unlike previous times, it hasn't been healed yet and it looks like a brown smudge. My doctor said that the laser had to go deeper this time so the ... Read more
Are there any supplements to increase the effectiveness of tattoo removal?
Will drinking water, vitamin supplements, no alcohol, etc.. help with the removal process? Read more
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How long does laser tattoo removal take?
How many sessions will be needed before my tattoo is removed? What factors influence how long it will take? Read more
What happens to the ink during laser tattoo removal?
How does the laser remove the ink from skin? Is it sucked out of the skin or pushed deeper, so that you can't see it from the surface? Does it burn it off? Thanks! Read more
What is the best way to remove permanent makeup (eyebrows)?
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Is laser treatment the best option to remove a small portion (less than 1/2 inch) of permanent makeup (brow area)? Read more
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 comple... Read more
My skin turned dark red after the laser tattoo removal. Will the redness go away? It's been 3 months and it's still dark brownish red.
I did microblading 3 months ago. I immediately regretted it and few weeks later I did laser tatto removal (Q switch). So far I did 3 laser sessions and every time it makes my skin red and it doesn't remove the ... Read more
How soon after a tattoo is placed can I start laser tattoo removal?
Do I need to wait a certain amount of time before removing it? I got the tattoo about 3 months ago, big mistake, also, will it take more sessions to remove because it is new? Read more
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... Read more
Will laser tattoo removal get rid of hair near the tattoo?
Hi I have a tattoo at the base of my skull; I got it when my head was shaved. You can see half of it on my neck (below hairline) and half in hair, I'd like to get it removed but I don't want a permanent bald sp... Read more
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