Category: Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal Info: Lasers, tattoo fading cream, and other tattoo removal techniques

Wrecking Balm Tattoo Removal System

Nov 3, 2008:  Note: In another post about tattoo removal creams and systems, I compared and contrasted various Tattoo Removal systems, including Wrecking Balm and Tatbgone, among others.  Kelly at WreckingBalm contacted me to say she felt my article didn’t accurately represent Wrecking Balm.  So I invited her to set the record straight here.  Feel free to post your own experience, good or bad, with Wrecking Balm or other tattoo removal systems.

Wrecking Balm® Tattoo Removal System is a unique alternative to laser removal and tattoo fading creams.

Wreckingbalm’s clever redesign differs from other home tattoo removal products, as Wrecking Balm is the only tattoo removal home system that includes FDA approved technology in the form of a hand-held device to safely accelerate the rate of tattoo skin fading and removal.

The hand device is used in combination with both manual and chemical exfoliation to create “cell renewal overdrive” that speeds the rate of new skin cell turnover that then disturbs the inactive cells with tattoo ink.

WreckingBalm’s active ingredients penetrate down into layers of the skin causing a chemical reaction that breaks apart the protective covering surrounding the individual molecules of ink pigment.  Visual tattoo fading begins once the larger ink beads are broken down into smaller particles that lift away with continual skin exfoliation and cell renewal.

Wreckingbalm tattoo removal system is a process without “downtime” delays (i.e. time for skin to heal from open liaisons, burns, or blisters) between treatments.  Wrecking balm is also effect at removing the tattoo pigment colors that lasers are usually are unsuccessful at removing.

WreckingBalm® ingredients include several professional exfoliating agents, finely–milled botanical extracts, natural medicinal oils, peeling extracts, and salicylic acid.

The Wreckingbalm tattoo removal system is quick and easy to use, and takes only a few minutes three to four times per week.  The hand-held device intensives the exfoliating action to gently, but vigorously, remove the surface layers of skin.

With the outer layers of the skin removed, active chemical ingredients can penetrate deeper into the underlying layers, for continual breakdown of permanent ink pigments.  Wreckingbalm ‘s moisture rich skin cream serves to sooth the skin, as well as to actively lighten the appearance of tattoo ink on the surface.

Wreckingbalm tattoo removal system includes the added benefit of a water resistant, smart color correcting concealer that can be used daily to cover unwanted tattoos while completing the fading process, or applied on special occasions for “instant tattoo removal” and visibly tattoo free skin.

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Wrecking Balm Tattoo Fading Cream Reviews: Does it work?

Does the Wrecking Balm Tattoo Fading Cream system work? After visiting some different sites and forums where people have commented on and given their reviews, their ratings look like this approximately:  No one claimed it totally faded their tattoo. 60%  said no noticeable fading of their tattoo 20%  said there was some noticeable fading. 20% said there was a lot of fading.  About 35%  said they were pretty happy with the amount of fading they had. (It was enough to cover over with a new tattoo, or with make up.)  Maybe 10% or so, or a third of the ones that were happy with it, said they were really happy with it.  I found myself a bit skeptical of these comments, wondering if they were legit. But maybe they were.

C0nsidering that lazer tattoo removal can easily be $2000-$4000 or more, depending on several factors like tattoo age, color shade, size, type of ink and so forth, for many, using a tattoo removal cream like Wrecking Balm seems worth trying. 

Keep in mind, the Wrecking Balm Tattoo cream removal kit is comprised of things you can get at a drug store- for a lot cheaper.  (the main ingredient in their tattoo removal cream is  1% hydroquinone, a skin whitener. Care must be taken in using it, as it can irritate or even scar the skin).

 I’d like to hear what the experience is of customers who tried Wrecking Balm for fading their tattoo. Did it work for you? how long did it take? how much did you spend? how much did your tattoo fade? 

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Laser tattoo removal: The best way to remove tattoos

There’s no question that physicians and dermatologists consider laser tattoo removal to be the most effective and best way of removing or greatly fading a tattoo for the vast majority of situations.  Pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo breaking up the tattoo pigment. Over the next several weeks the body’s scavenger cells remove the treated pigmented areas. More then one treatment is necessary to create very noticeable results and often 4-8 are needed, depending on the age of the tattoo, the ink used, and the degree of fading desired.  Some newer or darker tattoos may need more than 10 treatments.  The more treatments required, the greater the chance of more painful skin irritation, scabbing and perhaps scarring. Laser tattoo removal has advanced to a degree this is unlikely, and a tattoo removal laser center professional should have the training to navigate that in the best way possible.

Laser tattoo removal is still expensive, although, like other laser applications the price should continue to decrease somewhat as local laser center competition increases.  It also can be painful and most centers suggest taking certain kinds of pain relief medication before coming. They are cautious about what kind ot take because some can aggravate the procedure.

A newer form of laser tattoo removal, (technically not laser but in the same genre) is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, or IPL.  Instead of laser light, it uses very high intensity “normal” light. A gel is put on the skin and then a PLT wand is used to send pulses of light into the skin.  It’s usually more effective and also less painful and can require fewer sessions.  It also is currently even more costly than laser surgery. Quite a bit more.

In short, laser tattoo removal is the most dependable, and also currently the most expensive.

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