If you’re looking to remove a tattoo, you’ve probably considered tattoo removal creams but do they actually work? In this article, we’ll be breaking down what tattoo removal cream is, the ingredients, side effects, and if they are actually effective. Read more to learn the truth about tattoo fading creams and the safest option for tattoo removal.
What is Tattoo Removal Cream?
Tattoo removal balms are topical non-invasive creams that claim to diminish the appearance of permanent ink. These work by bleaching or peeling away the top layer of the skin. They’re readily available in department stores or online retailers and there is little evidence that tattoo removal creams actually remove tattoos.
Tattoo ink is injected into the middle layer or dermis of your skin. At best the creams will fade a tattoo, leaving a distorted, discolored version of the tattoo which could become a permanent scar. Serious side effects such as burning and scarring may occur. Most importantly to note, no tattoo removal cream currently on the market has had FDA approval.