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Dont DIY
30 SEPT 2015

‘“It felt like someone had poured boiling water on my arm and then got a lighter to it”

Trading Standards are today warning the public not to buy these so called DIY Tattoo Removal kits from the internet as this graphic video shows they can cause serious harm.

This BBC investigation reveals the hidden dangers on the internet when buying so called DIY tattoo removal kits these substances are freely available to purchase online today for just a few pounds. The BBC took the peel solutions that Jess had used along to a laboratory for testing. The results were very worrying, when examined they were found to contain harmful and banned ingredients that can cause serious harm. The peel, which can be purchased for as little as £15, was found to contain Trichloroacetic Acid TCA which is a corrosive chemical and is banned for use in cosmetics.

The Trading Standards Institute says that this is a new product and stressed that consumers need to be warned of the dangers of buying these types of products online. The Daily Mail reported that Jessica Hardy previously shared her story on Channel 5’s Tattoo Disasters where she revealed she was ‘desperate’ to get rid of the body art that was a constant reminder of her failed relationship.

Aesthetika advise anyone considering tattoo removal to seek a consultation with a Doctor or Nurse who will discuss your options for removal with you, the gold standard for tattoo removal is laser treatment. There are two types of lasers that can remove tattoo ink, they are a Ruby Laser and a Yag Laser. If the tattoo is a professional tattoo you will be looking on average at 10 to 20 treatments, possibly more at approximately 4 to 8 weeks intervals and there are side effects and contraindications to treatment and then there is no guarantee that the laser will remove the tattoo completely.

If you want to find out more about Laser Tattoo removal contact Aesthetika Clinic here

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