If you have an ugly tattoo or one that you just getting sick and tired of, you may have looked into one of the tattoo remover products on the market today. There are several of them but today we’ll be talking about TCA tattoo removal offered by a company by the name of Ink Busters.
TCA is an acronym that stands for trichloroacetic acid. The Ink Busters tattoo removal system is a concentrated solution of trichloroacetic acid. The product is shipped with detailed instructions for it’s use. It also includes instructions on the proper dilution of the the acid. Putting acid on your skin may sound a bit scary but it’s really nothing to fear.
Chemical facial peels have been given at health spas for many years. The chemical used in these high tech facials is none other than TCA. The FDA has approved it as being safe for use on humans.
Here’s how the Ink Busters TCA product works. You first clean the tattooed skin thoroughly. Then you apply the diluted TCA solution to the skin for the predetermined length of time as described in the product instructions. When the time is up, you neutralize the acid solution, again following the instructions provided by Ink Busters. After a couple of days, the skin covering the tattoo will peel away. This peeling exposes the layer of skin that is holding the tattoo ink. Subsequent treatments will cause continued skin peeling. As the peeling cycles continue, the skin cells that contain the ink is peeled away.
You wait a predetermined length of time between each treatment for the skin to recover from the previous treatment. The entire tattoo removal process may take several months to complete. The product starts at just $39.95 so it’s quite affordable.
Okay now for the million dollar question. Does it hurt? Well, the company claims that some users may experience a slight stinging sensation. If at anytime the user feels too uncomfortable, the neutralizer is applied to the treated area and the stinging stops. This sounds quite a bit more bearable than having the tattoo vaporized by high intensity lasers.