By: Jessica Meyer
Second Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment:
I waited seven weeks (six weeks were recommended for me) for my second tattoo removal session. During those seven weeks, my tattoo faded so much! In the thinner lines the pigment seemed to do a better job of breaking up after the first session, compared to some of the thicker black lines. Today, I came in much braver. I was not going to need any numbing, because the laser didn’t hurt at all last time! Without the lidocaine, the laser hurts way more than the actually getting the tattoo, let me tell you. The medical assistant suggested I try just one slow pulse to see how it felt. So after that, I said she could go ahead and keep going. After three pulses (of 50 total) my skin was burning! That was it. I asked her to stop and numb me up. About two minutes and 50 pulses later, I was all finished, bandage on, and no pain.
Today’s lesson, thank goodness for lidocaine! I will not be skipping that step next time.
Update: It’s been nine days since my second tattoo removal session and my tattoo is still a little blistered and scabbed. I didn’t have this reaction the first time, but I knew that it was very common for people who have the procedure done. I’ve just been very careful to make sure I wash the area and apply Bacitracin and a new bandage every day. It’s important to not pick scabs or blisters so there won’t be unnecessary scarring! The bandage helps me do that. So far, so good!