A tattoo is designed to be permanent, utilising inks that are calculated to pigment the underlying layers of the skin.
To remove a tattoo safely therefore requires careful removal of the top layers of skin in order to expose and dissolve the tattoo inks underneath.
Tattoo removal cream systems start with preparation of the skin utilising several exfoliating agents, fine-ground natural plant extracts, natural oils, peeling agents and salicylic acid. The process is aided by a hand-held exfoliation device, approved by the FDA which speed up the process of safely fading out the tattoo and removing the pigmented skin.
Once the outer skin layers have been prepared, the active chemical agents are able to get to work to dissolve the permanent ink pigments underneath. These active agents start the process of breaking down the pigments used in tattoo inks. As the ink particles are broken down, the removal of exfoliated skin lifts the remaining particles of pigment, and the tattoo begins to fade, as the new skin cells are encouraged to grow.
Additionally a further skin cream is applied which both soothes and moistens the skin, and at the same time fades the tattoo ink on the surface of the skin.
In addition to the active process described, tattoo removal systems have water-resistant concealer which can be used to cover tattoos while the process of permanently removing them continues underneath.
In summary tattoo removal cream systems:
Are offered as an alternative to laser treatments and fading creams.
Can be used safely and continually without having to wait after a treatment for burns, blisters or abrasions to heal.
Succeeds in removing some tattoo pigment colours which are left behind by laser treatment.
Are not time-consuming to apply: treatment of each tattoo takes a few minutes, three to four times a week.
The process is sped up by the exfoliating device which prepares the skin for treatment.