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Does Tattoo Removal Cream Really Work?

Tattoos are meant to be permanent. This does not mean that you will like the tattoo you have forever. According to dermatologists, the tattoo ink is placed in the second layer of the skin, the dermis, which means removing them will require the procedure to penetrate to the dermis.

At Tattoo removal Edmonton we discussed creams to remove tattoos such as Tat B Gone, Profade and Wrecking Ball among others. They explained that many people have resulted to using the creams thanks to the simplicity of application and the inexpensiveness of the process. However, it is important to understand how the creams work and any side effects they may have on your skin.

How does the Cream Work?

When you visit Tattoo removal Edmonton, they will recommend laser tattoo removal rather than tattoo removal cream. The reason is, there is no scientific proof that the creams work. According to the manufacturers however, the creams work by irritating the body’s immune system which in turn reacts against the introduced cream. The body will expel the cream which carries the tattoo ink along. The body will reject the ink and release it through the skin pores. This forms a scab which is later shed off after 8 days. Before the pigments are shed off from the skin, they are softened and a scab is formed.

What Dermatologists Say

Most dermatologists in Edmonton AB however believes that the creams do not penetrate to the dermis skin layer and thus the explanation above cannot work. According to tattoo specialists, the cream will fade the tattoo or cover it but cannot remove it fully. According to Mayo Clinic, the tattoo removal cream will cause skin irritation among other reactions and side effects. This is not a guarantee that the cream will work.

PubMed notes that the trichloroacetic acid used in the creams can burn the skin leaving a wound that is prone to infections. FDA does not approve the creams and also notes that the creams can harm your skin.

Laser Tattoo Removal Still the Best Option in Edmonton

Most people disregard laser tattoo removal due to the time it takes to completely get rid of a tattoo, the procedures and the cost. However, it is important to note that a new tattoo removal technology in Edmonton AB can reduce the time taken earlier up to ten times. Better still, it has no side effects.