- cream or lotion;
- surgical excision;
- and laser tattoo removal.
But, which one can you trust to be the most effective and least damaging to your skin? You don't want a scar at the end of the process!
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Salabrasion tattoo removal
Acid tattoo removal
- Acid injections – This invasive treatment involves taking a tattoo-like needle filled with acid and injecting it into the skin with the tattoo. This attempts to flush out ink and bring it to the surface. Scabs full of the tattoo colour appear and when they fall off, take the ink with them. This can cause serious complications such as infections and pigmentation.
- TCA Peel – TCA stands for TriChloroacetic Acid and will burn away outer layers of the skin. The amount of time this chemical peel is left on the skin will determine how many layers are burnt away. Typically the procedure does not get deep enough for professional tattoos and all a TCA peel will do is bleach the skin / ink and make it seem as though the tattoo has been removed, when in fact the tattoo has just been lightened.
- Glycolic Acid Peel – This contains a mixture of lactic, tartaric, malic and glycolic acid and can be administered by a skin professional. The solution is meant to inflame the skin so your body can expel the tattoo ink, but it doesn’t get deep enough. Therefore, it isn’t very effective and could result in pain or scarring.
Using a cream for tattoo removal
Surgical tattoo removal
Laser tattoo removal
- Do you use an FDA approved laser tattoo machine?
- Are your laser practitioners trained and awarded with qualification certificates?
- Do you carry out a patch test pre-treatment?
- Do you apply aftercare dressings and supply bio oil as after care?
- Are you a registered and inspected clinic by Healthcare Improvement Scotland?