Wednesday, 12 October 2016

What Happens Tomorrow

Second Picosure session tomorrow. I'm not really sure how I feel about it. I still have the same desire for the tattoo to be gone but I'm so bored of the whole process. It is so much slower than I had expected. I'm going to a conference in November. I had hoped that it would be a few faint marks at that stage. It's possible but I think it very, very unlikely.

2 months after my first picosure laser tattoo removal session
12 Oct 2016

That was taken about 20 minutes ago. My last session and first Picosure was on August 18th. I'm relatively happy with how it has faded in that time but so disappointed. I think that I hoped / expected Picosure to be some miracle removal and the tattoo would be nearly gone by now. I should have learned with my previous experience that this was never going to be the case. I still want it gone and won't stop the treatment but it's becoming boring.

It has definitely faded over the last 2 months, I have no doubt of that. I'm fairly certain that Picosure is still the way to go. I think there was more fading in the last 2 months than I would have seen with q-switched. The crosses, particularly the one you can't see, have faded a lot, some parts are nearly gone. Overall I think it has gone down a shade, again. I can see more freckles underneath now, slightly more skin colour, but not nearly what I'd have hoped for.

Picosure hurts less than q-switched, it heals faster and I think it is more effective. For the lower pain and quicker healing it's worth it. I can't help but wonder if turning up the laser would be more effective and faster. I'm sure it would hurt more but the sensation was unnoticeable compared to q-switched. I'm sure there's a reason he's not doing that, likely it would lead to scarring. I'm sure the technician knows what he's doing. I have 5 more sessions with him, I should probably let him do his job. So far he hasn't attempted to tell me how to do mine. I like our relationship.

As always, I'm hoping tomorrow's session, my sixth overall, is the one that really makes a difference. I have no doubt that it's fading, it's just slow. I will take a photo tomorrow evening and upload with the detail. I'm not sure if I'll get two more sessions in before year end. I'm keen to finish the course but as I learned over the summer, healing time is really important in the fading process. From what I've read and what I've experienced, this seems to be really common. I think everyone goes through the same emotions with this. I think when I started the blog, I expected my experience to somehow be different.
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