Tattoo removal cream effectiveness

Why You Should NEVER Use A Tattoo Removal Cream

Before laser tattoo removal was available, tattoo removal creams and other tattoo removal methods were used to varying degrees of success. But it was all you had, so many people used these unproven methods to try to erase their ink.

After all, using a tattoo removal cream sounds simple enough. You buy the cream, apply it daily and your tattoo will fade away, right?

Not exactly.

Does Tattoo Removal Cream Work?

If you read tattoo removal cream reviews, ads, or infomercials, you’d think it was a miracle cream. All you need to do is use the cream to get rid of unwanted tattoos once and for all. They will tell you they are the best options for tattoo removal.

The problem is tattoo removal creams DON’T work.

Did you really think something that is sold over-the-counter can make a tattoo disappear? As they say, “if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.”

The Risks Associated with Tattoo Removal Creams

Using a tattoo cream is appealing, but it is also a risk. Here’s why:

  • False hope: Tattoo removal creams claim to fade your tattoo. And some can help with slight fading. But the claims of the majority of tattoo creams are just marketing hype. Since they cannot access the layer of skin where the tattoo ink is present, they cannot effectively remove your tattoo.
  • Wasted money: As they say, you get what you pay for. Cheap over-the-counter tattoo removal creams are simply a waste of money. They cannot do what they claim.
  • Pain and skin damage: Tattoo removal creams often contain a variety of chemicals. These are supposed to help dissolve your tattoo. But all they end up doing is causing pain and leaving you with a variety of dangerous side effects.

Possible Dangerous Side Effects of Tattoo Removal Creams

Even if you use a tattoo removal cream as instructed, you are at risk of the following:

  • Burning the skin
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Itching
  • Scabbing
  • Skin discolouration
  • Infection
  • Permanent scarring

Is using a tattoo removal cream worth the risk? No, especially considering there is no proof they work effectively to remove your tattoo.

Other Dangerous Tattoo Removal Options to Avoid

Tattoo creams are not the only suspect tattoo removal options to avoid. Acid tattoo removal, dermabrasion tattoo removal, salabrasion tattoo removal, and even surgical tattoo removal can do more harm than good.

Go With The Sure Thing – PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal

IF you are considering removing a tattoo, choose the method that has proven to be the most effective – laser tattoo removal. Using the PicoSure laser, we can help you remove your tattoo without side effects or injury to the surrounding tissue.

Book a Free Tattoo Removal Consultation

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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