I am a first time visitor. I have had a bad experience with laser hair removal treatment that I want to make people aware of. I had four separate treatments for hair removal, the last being one year ago. The area was mainly in my upper back and shoulders. Unfortunately, while I would say minimal hair removal resulted, the technician apparently went too close to my tattoo (located just below the back of my neck) and caused a burn and scabbing, and subsequent outerlying scarring and continual itching. This was a little over one year ago and the conditions still persists! My understanding was that these “fully trained” technicians were not to go within one inch of a tattoo because such negative effects could result.
Well they did, and now I’m suffering for it. Has anyone else experienced such a thing with hair removal? At this point I do not know what can be done about it. The tattoo artists will not touch the area and the dermatologist does not know if it will ever heal properly. I would appreciate anyone sharing a similar experience in this area and any advice they could provide. Removing the tattoo could be an option, but can this be done? Is it safe to consider? Frankly, I don’t think I want to ever get touched with a laser needle again, but then I don’t want this condition to remain on my back the way it is.
Please consider this also when you’re thinking about doing the same.
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