Tattoo removal creams boast proprietary blends of ink busting ingredients to get your tattoo gone fast. Some creams are relatively inexpensive while others come with a much larger price tag. Scour the internet and you will quickly find hundreds of “do not buy” and “doesn’t work” reviews for just about every cream on the market. Only a handful of consumers claim the cream worked at all, and most of those say it faded the tattoo after any months of treatment, not the quick results that were advertised. Also many of these creams contain harsh bleaching chemicals or require you to basically sand your skin off in order to see results. These chemicals and sanding agents can lead to damaging chemical burns, deep wounds, and possibly unsightly scars.
Then there’s laser tattoo removal. There are many options available for this type of treatment and choosing the right place with the right laser is the key to removing an unwanted tattoo without damaging the tissue surrounding the ink. A hair removal laser used for tattoo removal is almost certain to leave scars behind as the heat from the laser is applied for too long. A cheap or incorrectly calibrated laser can cause little to no results, severe pain, or even serious tissue damage. However, the right laser can provide the results you want with minimal associated risks. Someone once said, “good tattoos are not cheap, and cheap tattoos are not good.” The same can be said of laser tattoo removal. Affordable, yes. Cheap, no.
So how do you know which is the best option for you? The decision is ultimately yours. Do your research. If you’re looking into tattoo removal creams, make sure the positive feedback outweighs the negative. Try to find someone who has used the product personally and ask their opinion. Thinking about laser tattoo removal, the same advice applies. If one place charges x amount of dollars per session, but the majority in the area are charging more, you may want to ask “why is this place so much cheaper?” Chances are with whatever option you are looking into, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.