At ProSkin, we like to make sure we’re not only knowledgeable about the treatments we’re performing on our customers, we like to be able to give you insight into how you’ll find your experience too. For this reason, Cat, our marketing manager has shared her PicoSure tattoo removal experience with us.
Here’s how she got on.
“Firstly I have to say that the decision to remove one of my tattoos wasn’t an easy one. I haven’t just broken up with a man named Billy and want his name removed from my arm, nor have I realised that I regret the ‘yolo’ tattoo I had done when I was drunk (please note, I have neither of those tattoos!), I just felt that the positioning of my tattoo wasn’t right.
About 6-7 years ago I had the words “We set sail with no fixed star in sight” etched on the back of my upper thigh. I loved what it stood for and the words really resonated with me.
In a nutshell it’s about allowing yourself to take risks and being brave enough to accept new challenges rather than always being ruled by plans. A little reminder that it’s not the end of the world if my plans go awry.
However, because of the positioning, I’ve begun to notice the unwanted attention I get when I wear skirts and shorts. I can’t blame the readers, it’s only natural to see letters and to read them, but after a few experiences with people having their eyes slightly too close for comfort, I’ve decided to remove the tattoo.
The Aestheticians at ProSkin were brilliant and although you could see this as a biased comment, they treated me as they would any other client, explaining the process and after care in precise detail.
About two minutes before the Picosure laser hit my inky skin, I had a sudden wave of such strong emotion; I nearly had tears in my eyes. Having something removed that I believed so strongly in at one point felt slightly bittersweet but I knew that my forever then and my forever now are two very different things. In the future I know I’ll consider the positioning as well as the tattoo.
I’d be lying if I said the treatment didn’t hurt; it did, but not terribly. My Aesthetician held cold air over the area as she went along with the laser to soothe the sensation, which really helped and the Picosure laser was on my skin for no more than four minutes, so it was actually a very quick and easy procedure.
My aesthetician explained in detail how I needed to look after the tattoo post-treatment, whilst carefully covering it.
It’s now been a week and all is going well. I made sure I paid attention to what I was told about the aftercare and have been looking after my tattoo well, keeping it covered in Vaseline and after a few days, Aloe-Vera. The tattoo is a little itchy, but that’s normal when skin is healing, so all the signs are looking positive.
Despite the minor pain for a few minutes, I’m really looking forward to my next appointment and to seeing some brilliant results. “