Dr. Oz discusses the medical options for those seeking to erase their permanent ink.

  1. Creams: Anti-tattoo creams cost about $100 for a 2-month supply. However, their results are limited and are not a permanent removal.
  2. Dermabrasion: This technique involves a dermatologist scraping the skin down to the tattoo. It’s very painful and it scars – it’s also expensive, costing several thousand dollars.
  3. Cryotherapy: Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze and destroy the tattoo. There isn’t yet a way to target only the tattoo ink, so skin gets damaged and scarred in the freezing process.
  4. Laser: The newest technique on the market, laser targets tattoo particles without harming the skin. It breaks the tattoo into smaller pieces that immune cells can destroy – the tattoo goes away. Again, this treatment is expensive.

The bottom line: think twice before getting anything tattooed on your bottom!


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