| Originally Posted by pook2b |
(I have a tattoo I HATE on my chest and it shows with most mid low tops so I always have to cover it. I am in the middle of the process of getting it removed so by the time of the wedding it should be all gone though. I am trying this new procedure that uses glycolin to remove the tattoo and it is way more effective than laser removal....and less painful. I used laser before so I know the difference. Let me know if you want more info on this too.)
What is this treatment called and how expensive is it?
I have had five sessions of lasering now and my tattoo's are very faded but not gone. I would be interested in this treatment as lasering is soo painful.
I don't think the treatment has a specific name per say but it is conducted by a one of those specialist that do permanent make up. I know it sounds weird how someone who does permanent make up (or tattoos) also removes them. The procedure involves using an actual tattoo machine with NO INK, to slightly break the top layer of skin. Then glycolin acid is placed over tattoo and it penetrates through your skin and it absorbs all the ink. With a little dumbing cream the procedure is basically painless. I read magazines while getting the treatment done. On a scale from 1-10 the pain is a 2...and I'm a baby.
It takes 2 to 3 procedures to get a tattoo completly removed. The lady that is doing my removal in Texas is charging me $300 the first two treatments and if I need a third it's free.
I would call around several places to see if someone knows about it. Laser clinics may even know about the procedure.
I hope this helps.