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Tattoo removal & Scars !

Postby Ms_Perfect on Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:24 pm

My problem was tattoo removal. I made a bad decision as a teenager and got massive tattoo done on my arm and shoulder. I wanted to get that removed now (as a mum and a bit older I am no longer into tattoos :)). So had laser done and got a quite big scar!. I was told I should have taken DNA test as scarring and size of scars is determined genetically.

Out of curiosity I took a Beauty DNA test and indeed I was at high genetic risk to develop large scars. One of the things the test recommended was don't get your tattoos removed.

I wish I had known that earlier.
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Re: Tattoo removal & Scars !

Postby talkhealth on Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:20 pm

Hi there, thanks for sharing your story in our forum and especially for sharing the information about getting a DNA test to check the size of your scars, we're sure our other members will find it really useful!

We're also sorry to hear that you have ended up with a significant scar. Have you seen that we offer a free wound support programme? http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/psp/mywound.php

It covers topics such as stages of wound healing and scar management, which might offer some extra support and guidance in your situation?

We hope this helps and thanks again for sharing.

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