Are you planning to have your tattoos removed? In this article, we will discuss two of the main choices when it comes to removing tattoos – using tattoo removal creams like Tktx numbing creams, and laser surgery. Without further ado, let’s start:

  1. Tattoo removal creams

Tattoo removal creams are applied topically. There are some tattoo removal creams that can cause pain, like TCA. However, you will also find painless tattoo removal creams in the market, and with nominal side effects to boot. Just apply the lotion within your skin and wait until the tattoo slowly fades from your skin.

With that said, you will be hard pressed to find tattoo removal creams capable of actually removing the tattoos from your skin completely. This is because the ink from tattoos is located deep in your skin. Tattoo removal creams cannot go that far, especially painless tattoo removal creams. Strong tattoo removal creams can bleach the top layer of the skin and can cause the tattoo to appear invisible while not removing them. Using these bleach based tattoo removal creams can be painful though as stated earlier in this article, so be sure to use numbing creams if you do. 

  1. Tattoo removal laser surgery

This tattoo removal method is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to remove a tattoo. The procedure starts by making the skin numb. After that, an operator uses laser to remove the tattoo. The laser pulse is able to penetrate to the layer of the skin with the tattoo ink, which is destroyed by the laser. Small tattoos can be removed in just a few seconds, why bigger tattoos might require minutes.

Laser treatment is not an automatic tattoo removal. Often, it needs a few sessions for the tattoo to permanently fade.