Trichloroacetic acid is a skin peeling agent. Though it was proven to be very effective in fading and removing tattoos, people are still concerned about what TCA can and whether it is effective or not. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about using chemical peels for tattoo removal.
It can be used on any part but not on tattoos that are near or around the eyes, ears, nose and lips. It can be used on the face as well but it should be kept at a minimum since excessive application may lead to higher toxicity in the face.
It is recommended to be applied just once every 4 to 6 weeks. Frequent application may lead to excessive peeling. After application, you still have to wait 2 days to 2 weeks for it to peel. You have to wait for the peeling to subside before you apply the solution again.
Peeling effects are visible after 2 to 3 applications. The fading effect would is most profound with colored tattoos. The first to be removed is the tattoo borders. Depending on the size of the tattoo to be removed, the tattoo can completely fade or be removed in 3 to 6 treatments.
Trichloroacetic acid solutions are available over the counter in pharmacies as well as through online merchants. A bottle usually retails at around $40 to $60 and cheap when compared to the price of costly laser treatments.
Directions for preparing and using your solution are given with each purchase. You have to read the instructions and follow them thoroughly for safer and more effective treatments. Our 100% removal solution is very strong and should be diluted with water.
About 10 to 20% of people who used trichloroacetic acid in fading or removing their tattoos experience skin reactions. While trichloroacetic acid does not cause scarring, it may cause blisters and discoloration. Remember that skin types are unique. You should test a small area of skin first to see if you will have an allergic or adverse reaction.