Non laser tattoo removal dangers

Why Avoid Non-Laser Tattoo Removal Options? They’re Dangerous!

Laser tattoo removal is the best method of treatment for removing tattoos. But even with evidence and results to support this, many people still attempt other tattoo removal methods that are unproven and dangerous.

Laser tattoo removal is the best method of treatment for removing tattoos. But even with evidence and results to support this, many people still attempt other tattoo removal methods that are unproven and dangerous.

Avoid Non-Laser Tattoo Removal

Even though alternative tattoo removal methods claim to get rid of tattoos or you can easily purchase a cream from the pharmacy doesn’t mean they work or do not pose a risk to your skin.

Here we will outline a number of dangerous tattoo removal methods you should avoid. There really is no alternative to laser tattoo removal if you want to remove a tattoo effectively and safely.Tattoo Removal Creams
In the past, many people turned to tattoo removal creams in hopes of getting rid of an unwanted tattoo. The idea of putting on a cream and the tattoo dissolving is attractive. Unfortunately, removal creams don’t work. They can also cause burning, skin irritations, itching, scabbing, and could even cause an infection.

Learn more about the dangers of tattoo removal creams by reading: Why You Should Never Use A Tattoo Removal Cream.

Dermabrasion Tattoo Removal

Another common method for tattoo removal before lasers was dermabrasion. This very painful process involved scraping away the skin using a wire brush and other devices. Can you imagine scraping off your skin? You’d really have to hate your tattoo to go through this process. The scraping process often caused scarring, skin discoloration, and infection. Swelling, bruising, and burning is also common.

Salabrasion Tattoo Removal

An alternative to dermabrasion is salabrasion. Rather than scraping, water and salt are used to rub and peel away the top layers of the skin. It is a multi-step process that must be repeated a few times to get dead skin to separate from the healthy skin. This process was intended to remove the tattoo pigment.This process can be very painful, create a permanent scar and could cause an infection. Burning, bruising and swelling is common. We can’t imagine going through this process either. Ouch!!

Acid Tattoo Removal

Acid tattoo removal is meant to cause a skin reaction. There is no shortage of medical professionals who strongly advise against this process. From acid peels to injections, it is a dangerous tattoo removal option that can cause serious burns, scarring, discoloration, and cause infection.

Surgical Tattoo Removal

You must really hate a tattoo if you’d consider surgery to have it removed. Using surgical excision or cryosurgery, doctors will cut out layers of the skin to get rid of the tattoo. Potential side effects include scarring, discoloration, and even complications with the surgical procedure.

Tattoo Cover-Ups

This is not really dangerous per se, but tattoo cover-ups don’t work in all cases. You can alter a tattoo, but the underlying design remains.

Tattoo removal for covers-ups has become a popular way to overcome this situation. People come see us first, laser off part or all of an old tattoo and then get a cover-up, creating a beautiful new tattoo design.No, thank you!

Laser Tattoo Removal Is The Best Option For Tattoo Removal
The above non-laser tattoo removal options are unproven, ineffective, and pose significant risks to your health. Why go through all that pain for a procedure that simply doesn’t work? If you want to remove a tattoo, choose the treatment that is proven and works – laser tattoo removal.

Contact our Toronto or London office to book a FREE consultation for laser tattoo removal services. We look forward to having you as a client!

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