In a previous blog post I touched on one of the more common tattoo removal creams: Wrecking Balm People have been asking more about it. So I decided to do a follow up with a bit more information.
Here are the instructions: (Visit the older blog for a full breakdown of the ingredients)
(I am paraphrasing as to not violate any copyright laws)
- The first step involves buffing the skin with Suffusion Gel and a device called the DemoMatic with Erosion Head, 3 times a week. (The device is basically a vibrator with a sandpaper end attachment)
- The second step is to spray the area with the Demo-Brasion spray. After 90 seconds the area is rinsed.
- The third step is to apply the HydraVescent Cream.
- …and lastly the fourth and final step is to apply the Branding Butter Concealer to hide your tattoo.
Essentially the process involves mechanically buffing off layers of skin and using Salicylic Acid to help further exfoliate the deeper tissue.
Salicylic Acid – Also known as 2-hydroxybenzoic acid, one of several beta hydroxy acids (compare to AHA), salicylic acid is a key ingredient in many skin-care products for the treatment of acne, psoriasis, calluses, corns, keratosis pilaris, and warts. It works by causing the cells of the epidermis to shed more readily, preventing pores from clogging up, and allowing room for new cell growth.
The 2 main advantages that laser removal has over these topical products are:
- Laser energy can penetrate deeper into the dermis to breakup the ink that dermabrasion/acidic peals my not be able to reach.
- The process of laser removal involves fracturing the ink without damaging the surface the skin.
If you have any experience, positive or negative, with this or any of the other tattoo removal creams, I would love to hear the feedback.