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Do tattoo removal creams actually work?

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The short answer is no. Even worse, the FDA warns that these products can actually cause irreparable damage to your skin. Our clients are always looking for the most effective and affordable way to remove unwanted tattoos, and at $35 and up for a one-month of skin bleaching lotion the cost of laser tattoo removal is less than the cost of these ineffective creams that are marketed as tattoo removal kits.

What types of tattoo removal creams are out there?

Here are a few brand names of recognizable tattoo removal systems:

Wrecking Balm Tattoo Removal & Fade Systemtattoo removal creams$35.99

Tat B Gone Tattoo Removal System tattoo removal creams$68.81

Tattoo Removal Cream 3 Step Action: Profade tattoo removal creams$69.95

But after months of application after repeat application, do the products actually work in three easy steps as they claim? No. It’s impossible to remove tattoo ink at the second layer of skin with just a magic potion. These creams cannot penetrate beyond the first layer of skin – leaving behind a streaky look from small changes in your skin’s penetration. There is no way these creams can actually destroy the ink where it is located.

What say the FDA?

The FDA also regulates and approves laser hair removal for consumers. According to the FDA, just one laser treatment is not enough and some tattoos may require six to ten treatments. As technology improves, however, these treatments are fewer and farther between.

At LaserSpa of Tampa Bay, we utilize a combination of lasers, including the latest PicoSure Laser tattoo removal technology, to develop the right removal plan for you. Check out this CBS News video all about PicoSure and how is fast becoming the quickest option for tattoo removal.

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