When you talk about natural tattoo removal, how does it work exactly? I get that you’re using body-safe, natural ingredients, but I don’t understand how they act on the body to remove tattoos.”
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this. It seems a lot of people appreciate the safety aspects of natural removal (compared to laser), but don’t quite understand how natural removal works.
Did you know that your skin exfoliates on its own, without you doing anything?
It’s true, in fact, the layers of skin that you see are actually dead. That’s why you can rub a fingernail against your skin and not even feel anything. But if you push deep or use the sharpened end of a pair of scissors – different story. You’re going to feel it, and it’s not going to be pleasant. In fact, you may see some red. You didn’t strike oil, but you did strike living skin cells.
Accelerated exfoliation gets to that layer. It does so by doing something the body normally doesn’t do on its own — it increases the rate at which living skin cells die and rise to the surface.
Now, this may sound like a bad thing, but the other side to the exfoliation process is that young skin cells mature to take the place of the ones on the layer above them that much quicker as well. So there’s no harm, and you get the added benefit of bringing up the deep subcutaneous skin layers that normally don’t exfoliate at all.
These are exactly the layers that tattoo artists target as they embed ink. This is why tattoos hold for a long time even when the top layers of your skin do not.
You can see where this is going. To remove the tattoo, we then need to exfoliate deeper layers than normal. Here’s how: First we use various ingredients to enhance skin exfoliation. Then these deeper layers come to the top. The ink trapped alongside the deep layers comes up as well and wipes off with the brush of a towel.
Of course, all of this is an abbreviated explanation and it’s not going to happen that quickly, in fact, it takes weeks. But when you compare that to the much slower “vaporize, scar, heal, and vaporize again” laser approach to ink removal, who in their right mind would choose laser?
Now you know why I say that the only people who choose laser removal either don’t understand or have never heard about natural deep exfoliation. It’s just plain a better method for tattoo removal.
Thankfully you don’t have to make that mistake. If you don’t already have a copy of the Laserless Tattoo Removal Guide, everything we talked about is in there, including the details on how to get it done with skin safe ingredients from your grocery store Check it here
Thought experiment: if somebody took away all your knowledge and told you to go with the most popular route – laser removal – would you do it?
Hmmm… thought experiments. They push you to think about your position in a whole new way.
Would I do a laser removal if it was the only thing I knew for getting ink off my skin? No, I wouldn’t. The risks are simply not worth the benefit.
And I don’t care if I had my ex-girlfriend Maria’s name tattooed across my chest in big block letters, and my current girlfriend was fuming about it. I’d explain my situation to her using exactly what I’m about to tell you right now:
Laser removal damages skin cells
When you go into a laser removal consultation, either the doctor or his assistant will tell you that the laser they use is highly precise and specifically calibrated to target ink pigment cells.
All of this is correct. But what you may not hear is that vaporizing ink pigment heats up the skin cells around the ink, and can cause the skin cells to suffer water loss and premature death.
Fresh, living skin below the surface where the ink lies, are killed as a result of laser tattoo removal. The only question is how many?
Too many living skin cells killed and there is a substantial risk of scarring. Each and every time you visit the laser clinic, you contend with this issue.
Which brings me to my second point: Since vaporizing sub surface ink is relatively hard on the skin, doctors have to spread out treatments over months and years before the level of fade is good enough to call the job finished. It’s just more opportunity for the skin to get damaged each time.
What happens to your body when it’s knocked out of its natural balance? Opportunists quickly take advantage. And that’s exactly what happens after a laser session that leaves your skin cells weak and unable to protect themselves. Infections can and do occur.
An overgrowth of scar tissue called Keloid scarring is one of the more unfortunate side effects of laser removal surgery. Not only does an unattractive scar appear over the skin, but it is usually raised and textured as well. Unfortunately, these are not temporary scars either.
Laser removal is uneven
The effectiveness of ink removal lasers is dependent on the laser’s ability to target the specific ink pigment that produces the tattoo’s color. If you have a multicolored tattoo, this is bad news. It’s very unlikely that a black, blue, and red tattoo will remove evenly.
Is the risk worth it?
Even if we make-believe that there are no natural tattoo removal methods, there’s always the cover-up option. A coverup takes what you thought was a tattoo that couldn’t be turned into anything else, and makes it something completely different. I’ve seen ex-girlfriend’s an ex-boyfriend’s names turned into unicorns, tribal symbols, you name it. It can be done.
So my answer again to the question “laser tattoo removal or nothing” is absolutely nothing (or the coverup instead).
Okay, now that we’re back to reality, and natural methods do exist, the Laserless Tattoo Removal Guide will be of help to anyone who doesn’t feel like spending months and thousands of dollars on an inherently more risky procedure than simple home-based exfoliation methods. Check out the guide here: Click here