You can remove a tattoo with over-the-counter products.
This usually isn’t true.
Tell patients NOT to use over-the-counter products. Explain that they might lighten tattoos...but they probably won’t remove them.
And these products contain exfoliants (Profade)...hypopigmenting agents (Tattoo-Off)...chemical peels (Ink Busters)...or microdermabrasion tools (WreckingBalm) that can cause skin burns, infections, and scarring.