Does wrecking Balm work?
Tattoo Fading Creams: Do Wrecking Balm, Tat B Gone and other Tattoo fading creams work?
There are lots of ads for Wrecking Balm, Tat B Gone and other tattoo removal creams.Â They usually promise to greatly fade your tattoo in a matter of weeks.Â What is their revolutionary system?Â
Basically, the main ingredient of most of these creams is 1% hydroquinone, a skin whitener.Â This is available at your local drug store.Â If not used carefully, it can irritate skin and in extreme cases lead to scarring.Â The other ingredient is an exfoliator spray, which is a mild dermabrasive also available in drugstores.Â The final ingredient is multi-vitamins like E and A, which as you might not be shocked to find out, tend to be available in drugstores.
So,Â a person can pay quite a bit more to get these things all together in one handy tattoo removable skin cream kit, or they can go to their local drugstore and get the same basic ingredients for about 1/10th the price.
The next question is though, are they worth getting? Do these tattoo fading cream systems work?Â On various forums and blogs, etc. there were a variety of comments.Â A majority reported little to no noticeable fading after several weeks.Â But several- maybe 30% or so (?) did say they had noticeable fading, and some of those said it faded enough to be less noticeable and to be easily covered over with makeup or in a few cases it was mentioned that they covered it with another tattoo.
There were also a couple of responses of how amazingly thrilled they were with this amazing product, but to me it smelled a bit like spam that has been sitting out all day, and I wasnâ€™t convinced they were authentic commentsâ€¦
The bottom line is that thereâ€™s no question that laser tattoo removal is the most effective and dependable, but also more expensive.Â Considering that most tattoo fading cream systems are between $125 and $225, and thatâ€™s for a few months supply, a very real question is would even one laser treatment possibly do more to help you fade your tattoo, for about the same price?Â Again, one session of laser tattoo removal isnâ€™t going to do THAT much, but indications are, it still might do more than the fading creams.Â
Feel free to comment here on your own experience.
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