This tattoo removal method involves a cream that is applied to
the skin. Some of the brands are Dermasal, Fade-Away, Tat-B-Gone,
Tattoo-Off and Wrecking
Ball (Wrecking Balm). They usually require a number of steps
and claim to gradually break down the ink over time causing tattoos
to fade away. These methods usually state that they are painless
(or result in minimal discomfort), can be used at home and do
not result in scarring. The time period to remove a tattoo is
usually in the area of many weeks to many months. Although cheaper
than laser tattoo removal, these creams can run in the hundreds
Reviews of these techniques cast doubt upon their effectiveness.
Some state that at best they will cause the tattoo to become lighter,
but still visible. There is no convincing scientific evidence
that these techniques actually work more.