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What Is Tattoo Removal Cream?

Tattoo removal creams are products that claim to help make tattoos less noticeable or remove them altogether. Many turn to these creams and purchase from them in local department stores or online in hopes of removing unwanted tattoos. So, do tattoo removal creams really work?

Do Tattoo Removal Creams Work?

If you read tattoo removal cream reviews, ads, or infomercials, you’d think it was a miracle cream. All you need to do is use the cream to get rid of unwanted tattoos once and for all. They will tell you they are the best options for tattoo removal.

Tattoo removal creams claim to fade your tattoo. And some can help with slight fading. But the claims of the majority of tattoo creams are not true. The best these creams can do is remove tattoo pigments from the top layer of skin. Tattoo removal creams cannot access the layer of skin where the tattoo ink is present, so they cannot effectively remove your tattoo.

The Risks Associated with Tattoo Removal Creams

Tattoo removal creams often contain a variety of chemicals that cause pain and skin damage as well as a variety of other harmful side effects.

Possible Dangerous Side Effects of Tattoo Removal Creams

  • Chemical burns
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Itching
  • Scabbing
  • Skin discoloration
  • Infection
  • Permanent scarring

Other Dangerous Tattoo Removal Options to Avoid

Tattoo creams are not the only tattoo removal options to avoid. Other tattoo removal methods such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA) tattoo removal, dermabrasion tattoo removal, salabrasion tattoo removal, and even surgical excision can do more harm than good.

The Safe Tattoo Removal Option

If you are considering removing a tattoo, choose the method that has proven to be the most effective – laser treatment. Using the PicoWay® laser, we can help you remove your tattoo without side effects or injury to the surrounding tissue.