April 19, 2022 12:39 · 3min read
Tattoo removal creams: do they really work?
We’re often asked if tattoo removal creams work, and the answer is “rarely.”
The decision to remove your tattoo isn’t an easy one, it can take months or years before you’re ready. Once you’ve decided to say goodbye to your old ink, you might be tempted to look for a cheap solution, such as tattoo removal creams, which can be easily bought online and used at home.
Here at NAAMA, we specialise in rapid tattoo removal using our unique laser system that can completely remove your tattoo. Not only that - our treatment is gentle on skin, meaning less downtime between sessions for a quicker removal time.
Can you remove a tattoo with a cream?
Whilst a tattoo fading cream may lighten and fade the appearance of your tattoo, it’s very unlikely that a cream will completely remove it. The most effective tattoo lightening creams use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and hydroquinone, which work to remove the top layer of skin (the epidermis). They bleach and lighten your skin by reducing the melatonin and fading the colour pigments.
Your tattoo ink, however, is found in the deeper layers of your skin (the dermis) beneath your outer skin. That means that a topical tattoo removal cream will not be able to reach the deep ink particles and fully remove the tattoo.
What is the most effective tattoo removal?
While a tattoo removal cream may fade your tattoo, laser removal can completely remove your tattoo. Our laser tattoo removal works by using an ultra-low energy laser, which reduces the chance of blistering, scarring or damage to your skin.
The team at NAAMA offers customised treatment plans for your personal laser tattoo removal. We factor in the colour, design, size and location of your tattoo, as well as your skin type and future vision for your skin.
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