Why You Should Avoid Non-Laser Tattoo Removal

Alternative tattoo removal treatments claim to remove tattoo ink, however, they offer no supporting evidence and may have side effects. Laser treatment completed by a trained technician is the best way to effectively and safely remove tattoos.

Tattoo Removal Creams

In the past, many people turned to tattoo removal creams for unwanted tattoos. The idea of putting on a cream and the tattoo dissolving is attractive. Unfortunately, removal creams don’t work. They can also cause burning, skin irritations, itching, scabbing, and could even cause an infection.

Dermabrasion Tattoo Removal

Another common method for tattoo removal before lasers was dermabrasion. This very painful process involved scraping away the skin using a wire brush and other devices. The scraping process often caused scarring, skin discoloration, and infection.

Salabrasion Tattoo Removal

An alternative to dermabrasion is salabrasion. Rather than scraping, water and salt are used to rub and peel away the top layers of the skin. It is a multi-step process that must be repeated a few times. Salabrasion can be very painful, creates permanent scarring, and can cause infections.

Acid Tattoo Removal

Acid tattoo removal is meant to cause a skin reaction. There is no shortage of medical professionals who strongly advise against this process. From acid peels to injections, it is a dangerous tattoo removal option that can cause serious burns, scarring, discoloration, and infection.

Surgical Tattoo Removal

Using surgical excision or cryosurgery, doctors will cut out layers of the skin to get rid of the tattoo. Potential side effects include scarring, discoloration, and complications with the surgical procedure.

Laser Tattoo Removal Is The Best Option For Tattoo Removal

The above non-laser tattoo removal options are unproven, ineffective, and pose significant risks to your health. Contact us for a free consultation for a tattoo removal treatment that works.