A new tattoo removal cream that is set to be available on the market soon promises to fade unwanted tattoos for a fraction of the price and pain it currently costs.
Developed by 27-year-old Canadian PhD student, Alec Falkenham, the cream works by encouraging another round of macrophages (cells we see as the tattoo) to override the coloured macrophages, causing the tattoo to fade.
Alec spoke about how this new cream will potentially be a lot easier, cheaper and less painful than the traditional method of removing tattoos:
“When comparing it to laser-based tattoo removal, in which you see the burns, the scarring, the blisters, in this case, we’ve designed a drug that doesn’t really have much off-target effect. We’re not targeting any of the normal skin cells, so you won’t see a lot of inflammation. In fact, based on the process that we’re actually using, we don’t think there will be any inflammation at all and it would actually be anti-inflammatory.”
The cream is still in it's testing phase but creators are hopeful it won't be too long till it hits the market.
Good news for some of the more unlucky tattoo lovers out there then…
Like this Halloween lover:
This Miley fanatic
We bet this woman is sickened she didn't leave room for a certain Christian Grey…!