An Effective and Affordable Tattoo Removal Option
There are several options in removing a bad or unwanted tattoo. However, the two most common methods are laser treatment and TCA. Chemical peels are actually an answer to the most common con of laser treatment – its cost! However, it is not hype; it is a medically proven method of removing tattoo just like laser treatment.
TCA was originally used in treating different skin conditions. Medium strength skin peels have been proven to be very effective in fading and removing tattoos. With proper application you can get rid of your bad tattoo for good in a matter of months. Not only is it more affordable, a peel is less painful. The recovery and healing time is also shorter than laser treatmentsl. Trichloroacetic acid is generally safe if used properly which is why you can purchase it in stores and online without a prescription.
TCA peeling can be done at home. There will be no need for costly visit to the dermatologist’s office. If you do not have a Q-tip, you may also use a cotton swab in applying the solution on the tattooed area. Trichloroacetic acid comes in water-like solution so applying it is relatively easy. The effectiveness of TCA peel nevertheless will depend on specific factors like the size of the tattoo. The color of the body art and how it was inked may also affect the effectiveness of using TCA peel.
However, the person will experience a burning sensation when using TCA to remove the tattoo immediately after the solution is applied. The solution should be left on long enough to frost but washed off immediately with cold water if the burning sensation becomes too intense. A shower afterwards is recommended to wash off the rest of the solution especially if it has been used on a large area.
Controlled inflammation of the tattooed area occurs, causing the ink particles underneath the skin to break apart. The skin that holds these particles will peel off, fading the tattoo gradually and revealing new skin. The area has to be protected against the sunlight and dust to avoid any infections. You may use antibacterial cream to protect the area.
As A Pre Laser Treatment
TCA works great as a pre-laser treatment. It is also capable of removing body art completely on its own. Since laser treatments are very expensive, you may use chemical peels as a pre-laser treatment procedure. Laser treatments required in removing the tat completely may be reduced by two to three sessions, for instance. It can definitely help you save a lot on the cost and time of laser treatments to remove an unwanted tattoo.
Types Of Tattoos TCA Tattoo Removal Gets Rid Of Easiest
Chemical peels also work best in removing ‘bad tattoos’. These tattoos are usually inked by amateurs. As highlighted above, professionally inked tattoos are often deeper since professional tattoo artists use special equipment and often better quality inks. This is why professionally done tattoos are usually deeper and darker. TCA is very suitable in fading and completely removing amateurishly inked tattoos.
On the other hand, brightly colored body art can also be easily removed using TCA unlike black tattoos. Color pigments fade away completely when you use it but dark black tattoos may require several TCA applications. Therefore making some of the most ideal candidates for TCA tattoo removal brightly colored tattoos.
How It Works
What TCA can do is to gently peel the upper layer of the skin to reveal new and healthier skin beneath it. The tattooed area where the solution is applied will slowly peel away the skin holding the ink. However, when the ink sits deeper than what the solution can reach, TCA can only fade the tattoo. If you are not comfortable with or can’t afford undergoing laser treatments, you have to be patient in applying and reapplying the TCA Tattoo Removal solution until you are satisfied with the results. Some body art may take 7-8 applications to remove. Also, if TCA Tattoo Removal proves to be very effective in removing the tattoo then there will be no need for laser treatments.
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