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.

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