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THE TRUTH ABOUT TATTOO REMOVAL CREAMS

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by Loretta Nguyen Zanetti, ARNP

A cleverly advertised tattoo removal cream may seem like an amazing solution to quickly and painlessly remove tattoos. But, as I’m sure you’ve heard many times before – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Many tattoo removal creams contain skin-whitening ingredients such as hydroquinone and kojic acid that claim to pull out that unwanted ink. However the reality is that the ink in your tattoo lies too far beneath the surface, in the secondary layer of your skin, and is left untouched by removal creams. Further, these chemicals can cause some very unwanted side effects such as scarring, chemical burns, or permanent skin texture changes. By reacting with the top layers of your skin, minimal fading might occur, but this is comparable to the same fading you would see over time from sun exposure or bleaching of the skin. Tattoo removal creams are usually very expensive and despite their claims that they’ll quickly remove your tattoo, the only thing that will be disappearing is your hard earned cash.

Our technicians are skilled in the latest laser tattoo removal methods that are proven to work, unlike creams with dubious claims and the potential to damage your skin. We have the most advanced laser technology available that can safely and effectively remove your tattoo and would welcome the chance to help you start with a clean slate.