Do you also apply creams on your tattoo, believing that it would remove your tattoo? Do you have expectations for that cream? I feel sorry to destroy all your hopes, but it will only not work.
All these creams you are using that you may have bought from a drugstore or an online website are not that authentic as you believe them to be.
Many of them deny even to remove the whole tattoo from your skin; what they claim is to make them unnoticeable or faded. They can also create dangerous side effects such as burns and scarring on the skin.
These types of tattoo removing creams claim to bleach or peel away the skin on which you have your tattoo, which means the removal of the top layer of your skin, also known as the epidermis, to remove the tattoo. Some also claim the removal of white blood cells of the skin, which contains the tattoo ink.
These surface-level treatments are ineffective as tattoo ink is filled deep into your skin's second layer, also recognized as the dermis.
All these so-called tattoo removal cream can only make the tattoo faded by distorting or discoloring the skin, making the area look worse. It can also leave a permanent ugly scar on your skin.
Tattoo removal creams often contain chemicals; one is a peeling agent known as "Trichloroacetic acid," which is also used by the professionals to treat many other skin conditions. Trichloroacetic can be and shouldn't be used by anyone without advice from a skin specialist or medical professionals.
Chemicals like Trichloroacetic are regulated by the "Food and Drugs Administration," but using it in any tattoo removal cream is not approved by the Food And Drug Administration.
So it is unsafe to use such products which are not even certified.
Other side effects of such creams which claim to remove your tattoo:-
Redness of the skin
Peeling of the skin
Scarring which can be permanent
Skin discoloration and inflamed skin
If you are pronto allergies, using uncertified creams may cause dangerous side effects such as -
Rashes, hives, swelling of the skin, difficulty in breathing, nausea, anaphylaxis, and vomiting
What are the other ways to safely remove tattoos?
There are different options available other than the tattoo removal cream to remove your tattoo safely. Please keep in mind that no tattoo removal process is safe if it is not certified or performed by licensed medical professionals, doctors, or dermatologists.
There are three tattoo removal processes we are going to talk about in this article.
Laser surgery is a process in which your tattoo is removed by using a special laser called a Q-switched laser.
These laser rays apply a pulse of concentrated heat for breaking up the ink filled in the skin.
Because there is heat involved in this process, there can be side effects such as swelling, bleeding, and blistering of the skin.
This treatment's cost is based on the type of tattoo you have; size and color decide the money it will take to get erased from your skin.
It can take many sessions to erase from your skin.
The assumed price is from $200- $500 for a single session.
In this treatment, doctors numb the skin around your tattooed skin by the anesthetic; they cut the skin out and stitch it back.
It is a fast and useful process, and you can get rid of the tattoo in only one session.
But this treatment leaves a visible scar, and it might not work for large and massive tattoos.
Cost depends on the tattoo's size and location and the assumed price of up to $850.
In this process, after numbing the tattooed sink, doctors scrape off your skin.
This process is not any professional's first choice, and it is not effective as laser and surgical excision.
Its cost depends on the tattoo; the assumed price is formed $100 to $5000.
Lastly, if tattoo removal depends on your needs, if you want to remove your tattoo in one session and are okay with a scar, go for surgical treatment, but if you wish to no scars and can afford a costly treatment, go for laser treatment. Dermabrasion should not be your first choice.