Is "DIY" tattoo removal safe?


Quick Answer

Do not attempt to remove a tattoo without consulting a dermatologist. Do not attempt to remove a tattoo with salt water and sandpaper. DIY tattoo removal can be harmful and can leave a scar worse than the tattoo itself.

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There are various tattoo removal kits available. According to experts, the use of these kits can cause damage to the skin, and they are expensive. Over-the-counter creams can be used to fade tattoos; however, these creams have not been proven effective, and some contain chemical irritants that cause allergic reactions. Dermatologists will typically recommend Q-laser removal. For safe tattoo removal, follow the instructions of a dermatologist.

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