These are sometimes also known as the fade away methods. Fade away methods are the newest development in Tattoo Removal. This method normally involves a series of creams/rubs that are absorbed into the skin. The series, used in combination, causes a reaction that breaks down the components of the ink, which the body then disposes.
This procedure essentially speeds up your body`s natural process of ridding your body of a foreign object -in this case, it is ink. With time, the tattoo becomes lighter and lighter, thus the tattoo "fades away." These creams consistent use, are useful, the tattoo lightens to the point where it can no longer be recognized. This perhaps is the cheapest and least painful removal method. This is the only method that does not have a risk of scarring. However, it is does take some patience. Results are not seen overnight.
However, the Tattoo Removal Institute, which is an organization formed by individual parties for informing the public on various tattoo removal methods, states that they have tested a few of these products, and found a couple of them to live up to their claims. According to their research, some did show significant fading of the tattoos without any pain or damage to the skin. Those products are as follows:
It is a fade away method that is suggested for sensitive skin (especially for permanent make-up on the face). However, even though OFF is for sensitive skin that does not make it a weaker product. Tattoo-OFF boasts that all natural ingredients are used in their formula, which aid in the removal process.
This product has introduced a new 2-part system. It is claimed to be more effective and less time consuming then the original 3-part system and thus, it is offered at a lower cost.
TatBGone: This is the first company that came out with the fade away cream. This company has consistently received great reviews from customers, and continuous to expand. TatBGone has become a trusted name among the fade away creams, for the integrity of their business and the effectiveness of their product.
Costs for Removal
Getting a tattoo removed is much more expensive than having one put on. Laser tattoo removal can range from several hundred dollars up into the thousands of dollars, depending upon the size, type and location of the tattoo and the number of visits required. Medical insurance generally does not pay for tattoo removal, since it is considered aesthetic or cosmetic in nature.
Most amateur tattoos are removed in 1 to 4 treatments scheduled about 4-8 weeks apart. Removing a professionally applied tattoo is usually a fading process that requires a series of treatments spaced approximately 8 weeks apart or longer. Professional tattoos usually require 6-10 treatments for complete clearing. Costs range between Rs.12000 - 40000/- per session, as an average.
For specific information about your tattoo(s), a consultation is required. During the consultation the tattoo(s) can be evaluated, all questions can be answered, risks and benefits covered, as well as establishing a price per treatment & approximate number of treatments needed.