Tattoo Removal Cream
Laser surgery costs a lot when it comes to tattoo removal, so people often look for other ways to remove their tattoos. Many medical treatments of the past turned out useless or even detrimental—I’m looking at you, lobotomies. That said, in the information age, people naturally seek out homeopathic therapies and alternative ways to treat maladies that makes sense to them on a personal scale. Sorting through these treatments to filter out the snake oil proves difficult, and the same applies to tattoo removal cream. Can it remove tattoos? How does it work? Is it harmful? In today’s article, we answer all these questions and more. Or at least, to the best of our ability. We’re not doctors.
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Does Tattoo Removal Cream Work?
The answer to this is a little complicated, because whether tattoo removal cream works or not depends on what you expect it to do. Tattoo removal cream definitely fades tattoos, but it does not remove the ink completely. It also takes months of effort before you see it pay off. Many of the before and after images of tattoo removal cream are blatant lies—they show what is clearly someone applying makeup to the skin. Even if the tattoo removal cream you are inspecting works, it works gradually—not by covering small pieces of a tattoo at a time. What’s more, tattoo removal cream will never remove a tattoo completely.
Just because tattoo removal cream doesn’t complete remove a tattoo, that doesn’t mean it’s automatically useless. Tattoos always prove difficult to remove, since they dwell on the bottom layer of your skin, and most topical and surgical methods only scratch the top few layers of your skin. If surgery sounds terrible, tattoo removal creams work for fading your tattoo. It essentially speeds up the natural process of fading that all tattoos undergo.
The Truth About Tattoo Removal Creams
So, does tattoo removal cream work? No, but it significantly fades your tattoo and remains a cheap alternative to surgical methods of removal. If you have any kind of skin condition, avoid tattoo removal cream. These creams work by bleaching the skin. The chemicals never completely pierce through to the layer that the tattoo is resting on, but the stuff that manages to leak through can fade it. Since the prime component is a bleach-like substance, expect repetitive use to irritate your skin and possibly cause complications (just like any other cleaning chemical applied to your skin frequently). If you already worry about your skin health, just save yourself some trouble and steer clear of the tattoo removal cream.
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Tattoo Removal Cream Reviews
As far as scientific studies go, nobody proves the efficacy of tattoo removal cream. Several studies purport to show their successful application, but these studies never underwent peer review or saw the light of an official scientific journal, so take it with a grain of salt. The FDA and several medical associations have actually spoken out against the claims of tattoo removal creams. The main ingredient of most of these creams, trichloroacetic acid, can and will cause very bad burns to your skin if you use these tattoo removal creams at the intensity that would remove a tattoo. So, instead of removing a tattoo, you would be left with an ink-filled scar. This is the official review of tattoo removal cream. Trichloroacetic acid chemicals peel skin and professional dermatologists use them.
Looking at the experience of actual tattoo removal cream users, we see some similar sentiments. Disappointed customers filled the Wrecking Balm reviews on Amazon.com. About 89% of customers saw no improvement, and most saw detrimental effects. For those that used it successfully, they lamented about how much money was spent, and one man even commented that drinking some liquor and sanding off the tattoo costs less. Thanks to the acid in the cream, it probably would have been just as harmful. Retailers, such as Walmart and Walgreens, sell Wrecking Balm and Evanesco Creams—making them the most popular products. Since these products don’t work, we assume that inferior products also rarely work
50% TCA Home Skin Peel Kit
Can be used to remove tattoos, strech marks, acne scars, age spots, skin tags, wrinkles and freckles. It works to some degree for tattoos. It’s a chemical peeling and should only be used by experienced home consumers or professionals. Get it here.
Tat B Gone Tattoo Removal System
You find both users who claim success using Tat B Gone and others who notice no effect. We also saw both. The strict and absolute application, twice per day, over several months, makes up the key element of the removal system. Get it here.
ProFade Tattoo Removal Cream
Profane claims that when used daily, it helps to fade a tattoo within 3-9 months, depending on the ink initially used. Feedback is mixed. Get it here.
Wrecking Balm Tattoo Fade System
For sure, this ranks among the most popular creams. We really haven’t seen anyone getting great results from it. If you still want to give it a try, you can get it here.
Tattoo Removal Cream Cost
But, just because it doesn’t work, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the line for people wanting creams and lotions instead of laser therapy. A recent breakthrough in tattoo removal technology has created a topical cream that actually works. The process does not involve acid, and will actually be anti-inflammatory! The cream itself works by targeting macrophages—parts of your lower skin layers that have absorbed the ink—and then move them to other parts of the body.
The reason that tattoos are permanent is because new macrophages will consume old ones and remain in the area, essentially preventing the tattoo ink from moving. By targeting the macrophages and making them move to specific areas that are out-of-sight, this cream actually manages to work. The major factor in pursuing this research was the tattoo removal cream cost. Laser surgery requires multiple treatments that can cost in the hundreds of dollars, cumulatively. Cream is much easier to use and produce, making it ideal for people who want a cheap and non-invasive solution to removing their tattoo.
Tattoo Removal Cream Conclusion
Unfortunately, this miracle cream is not up for retail sale yet. It is still being tested and patented, but when it is finally released, you can expect to hear about it here. In the meantime, I would actually recommend against the current set of tattoo removal creams. You are much better off doing a natural cleanse to keep the skin constantly regenerating. Using sand and some lotion with alcoholic content, you can do about as much removing as the creams do, without causing some terrible acidic burns. If you are eager to remove your tattoo, laser surgery is still your best bet, and one of the only ways to safely remove a tattoo.
If you are interested in more tattoo news and culture, be sure to check out the rest of the articles at InkDoneRight! We also have several other articles on tattoo removal, if you are browsing for ways to correct your ink. I promise that most of them work better than this tattoo cream!