The science behind tattoo removal cream
There is no scientific evidence that tattoo removal cream actually works. At best, tattoo removal cream may fade or darken a faded tattoo. The tattoo itself may still be visible, but at an increased risk of skin irritation and other potential side effects.
Even if the cream does work to fade the tattoo, there are several different creams available on the market. Some work better than others, and some are a lot more expensive than others as well. And of course, most of them have not been clinically tested to see how effective they are.
Tattoo removal cream is supposed to work because it contains certain ingredients. The main ingredient is called tretinoin, which is derived from Vitamin A. Some other ingredients can also be found in tattoo removal cream. These include alpha-hydroxy acid, kojic acid, glycolic acid, retinoid chemicals, or Vitamin D. The goal is to fade the top skin layer, which is what causes the darkening of the tattooed area. In theory, this should happen gradually so the dark area doesn’t stand out too much. The cream is applied to the tattooed area one time every three months or so.
Side effects of tattoo removal cream
One of the possible side effects of tattoo removal cream is a rash or peeling. If you get a rash this is probably from the cream. This is usually temporary and will go away after a few days or weeks. However, it can sometimes cause small scarring if it gets into the skin. This side effect of the cream usually goes away after a few months of use.
Another possible side effect of the cream is a reddening or peeling of the skin where it has been applied. Again, this reddening might go away after a few days but it could stay around for a while. It might still show up even if the cream was used for a month or two later. The reason why some people might still see a reddening even though they used tattoo removal cream a few months ago is because the ink is still in the skin and is being processed.
On the other hand, some people might still see some positive results even after using tattoo removal cream. For example, some tattoo removal creams contain a type of bleach that does wonders at removing tattoos. Bleach works by attacking the pigmentation of the tattoo more severely than regular soap or detergents. As a result, the tattoo disappears faster and lasts longer without being replaced. You might still notice some faint yellowing of the skin as the pigment is still being removed, but that’s all you need to do.
Other common side effects with tattoo removal creams are dryness of the skin and mild itching. This is actually expected, since the process is considered to be very harsh. Usually the problem is caused by using too much of the product so try using less and seeing if it works. You may want to use another product altogether if it doesn’t work as well as the first one. On the other hand, there are also some side effects related to this product that aren’t really something to worry about.
One of the more serious side effects is sepsis, which is a blood infection caused by the deficiency of vitamin K and the activation of the transmittable fissure layer below the surface of the skin. This can cause death if not treated quickly. Another very serious side effect that you have to be aware of is that your health will deteriorate if you continuously use these tattoo removal creams because of its bleach-like properties. As mentioned before, you’ll probably see redness and peeling if you use it for a long time but nothing serious. Most tattoo removal creams will last about 6 months, so it isn’t something that is a burden for you to keep up with.