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Tattoo removal creams, are they effective?

tattoo removal creams

Surely, on more than one occasion you have heard about the tattoo removal creams, which offer you the possibility of making that drawing disappear that one day you made on your skin and now it has deteriorated, you do not continue sharing what it represented or, in short, you have thought better of it and want to eliminate it. We are going to talk about the effectiveness of these creams, as well as analyze the dangers they can pose to health, and we will highlight some other alternatives for the tattoo erasure which are not recommended either.


What are tattoo removal creams?

A tattoo removal cream is a type of topical cream that aims to reduce the appearance of the ink, working as a whitening system, or in some cases, removing the top layer of the skin.

This type of cream can be presented with different more or less abrasive formulas in each case, so it is very common for users to start using a mild one and, seeing that they do not obtain results, opt for a stronger one.

Do tattoo removal creams work?

To date there is no type of evidence to show that this type of cream works, and we must assume that, when making the tattoo, the ink is introduced into the dermis, that is, in the middle layer of the skin.

This means that there is no type of cream that can reach this layer and offer results as outstanding as diluting the ink in it.

There are some more abrasive creams that can offer results when diluting the ink, but in this case it is in exchange for severe damage to the skin, and will never achieve remove a tattoo completely.

The dangers of tattoo removal creams

All the tattoo removal creams have side effects which can be very dangerous, highlighting:

  • Redness of the treated area.
  • Appearance of rashes.
  • Loss of the top layer of skin.
  • Inflammation in the affected area.
  • Appearance of hives.
  • Swelling that increases in diameter as the cream continues to be used.
  • Hypopigmentation, which is the lightening of the skin in the application area and surrounding areas.
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory problems.
  • Anaphylaxis, which is an allergic reaction that can lead to death.

Other dangerous alternatives for tattoo removal

There are also others alternatives to remove tattoos that have become popular but can become truly dangerous, such as:

  • Tattoo removal using dermabrasion.
  • Remove a tattoo with a scalpel.
  • use acid trichloroacetic to remove the tattoo.

It is important to keep in mind that today, the only way that has proven to be effective to remove tattoos is the laser, which is a safe treatment and with all the guarantees that must be required.

Of course, to have complete peace of mind during the process, it is very important to remove the tattoo with a laser in an authorized center that has qualified personnel to carry out this procedure, so that in a few months you can completely eliminate any type of tattoo. tattoo without the risks and side effects seen with the creams and treatments mentioned above.

When removing a tattoo, it is essential that it be done safely, avoiding unnecessary risks that will also not help us save money, but can end up leaving marks and even, in some cases, leading to death.