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Do Creams Work? Too Good to be True

If you’ve been considering removing unwanted tattoos, chances are you’ve been doing some research on the subject. And odds are, at some point in your Googling, you’ve stumbled upon a website for a so-called tattoo removal cream.

It sounds too good to be true. All you have to do is buy a cream, rub it on your tattoo, and say goodbye to your ink? Sign me up! Unfortunately, though, it is too good to be true.

Tattoo removal creams don’t work, and here’s why:

  • The ink is too deep – Tattoos are meant to last forever. The ink permeates deep into the layers of your skin. Applying a simple cream won’t be enough to reach those layers and remove the ink.

  • Acid-based creams damage skin – In order to reach the deeper layers of skin, a cream would need to have a corrosive element, and perhaps even be acid-based. Such creams are capable of reaching the deeper layers of your skin, but you pay the price with permanent damage to the upper layers of your skin – resulting in scarring.

  • Lasers are the only effective method – laser tattoo removal is the only effective method for removing unwanted ink. Unlike creams, lasers are fully capable of permeating the deeper levels of skin where the ink resides, without causing any damage to the upper layers. Lasers also only target the skin where the ink lies, leaving the surrounding area untouched. These lasers break the ink pigments into particles, which will later be carried away by your immune system. See how laser tattoo removal works here.

Don’t be fooled by snake-oil salesmen and their too-good-to-be-true creams. Laser tattoo removal is by far the safest, most effective way to remove or fade unwanted ink.

If you’ve decided it’s time to remove or fade your tattoos, get in touch with the best option for laser tattoo removal in Lehigh Valley. Our highly trained professionals make use of the best technology in the industry to safely and effectively remove or fade unwanted ink.

Contact New Wave Laser Tattoo Removal to set up an in-person consultation to learn more about the removal process. We look forward to meeting you!


Jonathan Eirk New Wave Tattoo



Jonathan Erik/Owner New Wave Laser Tattoo Removal
Certified Laser Operator
Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist
Laser Safety Officer

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