There are many ways in which people claim that tattoos can be removed, but the only certainty is laser therapy. A cream may fade the tattoo to a certain extent but will never be able to completely erase it. Laser therapy is safe and very reliable.
Compared with methods like trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and dermabrasion, laser tattoo removal is very safe as these conventional techniques may leave scars and cause other side effects. Laser tattoo removal is a far superior method.
How does it work?
The basic process of laser tattoo removal is such that it vaporises the ink under the layer of skin bearing the tattoo. A laser can pass through the upper layer of the skin and target the ink under it. The heat of the laser causes the tattoo ink to break down. This broken-down ink is a foreign entity and hence taken care of and removed from the skin by the body’s own immune system.
How long does it take?
In a few sessions, the ink can be completely dissolved and the tattoo erased. A specialist will be able to tell you around how many sittings it would take to completely remove the tattoo. The number of sessions depends on the size and intricacy of the tattoo.