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The opinion on tattoo removal creams is as varied as tattoos themselves. With mixed results, fake and working products its difficult to decide what products you should invest your money in.
What the Experts Say
Dermatologists are medical doctors who specialize in skin conditions, care and the hundreds of disorders that affect the skin. Upon completion of their degree then study for numerous year more to become and expert in skin care.
Dermatologists have been known to report a mixed opinion of tattoo removal creams throughout the years, this makes it hard for the public to achieve any degree of certainty about the consistency of tattoo removal creams. Support from industry professionals would give consumers the faith and trust needed in this pain free method of removal. It reveals a lot about this type of product when this backing is lacking. You would expect the producers of these companies to actively seek out this support, it seems like common sense to me.
It is possible however to find numerous medical experts stating that there is no evidence that tattoo removal creams work at all and at best, all these creams manage to achieve is slight lightening or fading of the tattoo. Whats more skin irritation and other reactions are possible.
Developments in the tattoo removal cream field have seen a ray of hope for those wanting to remove unwanted ink. A good number of the latest products are beginning to seek out this all-important medical backing. One or two of the latest products are only available from established clinics and medically qualified personnel, all helping to support their legitamacy. Just remember when you find a product on the web, make sure ay doctors providing medical support, exist and have recognized medical degrees.
Can I trust Testimonials?
Nearly every product available today has lists of customers all to eager to shout about how good the product is and how it changed their life. But are these testimonials credible? Annoyingly this is one snippet of all important information that we will never be able to find out. Customers will not leave contact numbers, email address or any sort of details that allow you to verify they exist. On the reverse, any negative comments left about these products, however rare the always seem to be may be planted by competing companies. This is one area where you have to be very careful. Be sure to take a good look around and check for inconsistencies. It is often very easy to tell when a selection of testimonials have been quickly added to a site.
Are the photographs of Results Real?
In these photo's, before being willing to believe them, take a good look at the peoples hair and other features. Make sure they have moved or grown or something to establish time has actually passed. Some sites provide very good quality fakes while others the real thing. I saw one a short while back with video footage, an excellent method to show how these creams really work. Try emailing merchants for this sort of information before purchasing. It could save you money.
Can I trust the scientific evidence?
Many sites provide scientific backing for their tattoo removal creams. Be very careful when reading this information. Be sure to check the quality of surveys and test done on these products and who by. Only trust these tests when they have been carried out by independent medical researchers. Ensure they are double blind, this means the neither the participants or anybody involved in the testing are in anyway affiliated with the company producing the product. I know of multiple products who provide this evidence. All of them very credible companies with professional websites. When selecting your tattoo removal cream make sure you look for these features.
These tests will always have published results so be sure to follow these up before opening yourself up to be taken for a fool.
Overall the majority of tattoo removal creams out there are horrible scams and will do nothing more that slightly fade your tattoo. Do not be put off however. Working creams are out there, its just a case of digging through all the garbage first.