New Tattoo Removal Cream in Development Stages - Do you Think it Could Work?
- Last updated: 7 months ago
There has been a media hype about a new tattoo removal cream developed by a Ph.D. student, Alec Falkenam, he is claiming it will be effective in fading, and possibly removing tattoos. The miracle cream is currently in its testing stages—in which he is testing the cream on tattooed pig’s ears, and has not been approved by the FDA. Doctor David S. Rosenberg says that the "science behind this research looks promising, but it will be a long while before this product is available for sale."
According to CBC News, the topical cream works by targeting the macrophages remaining at the site of the tattoo,"new macrophages move in to consume the previously pigment-filled macrophages and then migrate to the lymph nodes, eventually taking all the dye with them." There is no word yet on approximately how many treatments will be required to remove the unwanted ink, but he does claim that it will be a safer option than laser tattoo removal.
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Doctors don't appear to be sold on this idea— RealSelf Top Doctor Rebecca Baxt told The Huffington Post "I doubt that there is a cream that has active ingredients powerful enough to penetrate the human skin, which is a very effective barrier, to remove tattoo pigment trapped inside cells," she said. "It would be great but it is unlikely to truly work. Tattoos are called permanent for a reason-- they are very hard to remove.”
Doctor Jason Emer isn't so convinced either, his thoughts. "there are no creams that work or will ever (in my opinion) work without damaging the top of the skin." [Read more]
What do you think? Could this be the next step in the evolution of tattoo removal? Join in the conversation below and share your thoughts.