Scientists working on a tattoo removal cream

Tastes of people are constantly changing, thereforea tattoo that was made in his youth, after a few years, may cease to please its owner. And what to do with those people whose tattoos were made out of place by bad artists or just out of stupidity? Laser tattoo removal is a very expensive, painful process and requires many sessions to achieve a tangible effect, as well as a long follow-up treatment, but even in this case no one guarantees that there will be no trace of a tattoo or scars on the skin. Scientists from Canada are working on an innovative way to remove tattoos without using a laser.

What if a cream goes on sale that willable to save thousands of people from butterflies on their lower backs or from the names of former girlfriends on their forearms? Researchers at the University of Dalhousie in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia are working on the development of such a cream. No more burning out the tattoo with a laser - a person will only need to rub the cream into his skin with light movements.

“Our cream works in a very unusual way. The patient rubs it into the skin, due to which the cream enters the subcutaneous fat, where the macrophages that absorb the coloring pigments are concentrated. After this, the cream activates new macrophages that absorb the old ones, and then they migrate to the human lymph nodes along with the paint, ”says Alec Falkenham, one of the project managers.

This method of tattoo removal is noteworthy.the fact that macrophages attack precisely cells that contain a coloring matter, which minimizes the effect of the cream on the human body. The cost of such treatment is negligible compared to laser tattoo removal. According to the assurances of the researchers, the cost of a cream for applying to a tattoo measuring 10 by 10 centimeters will cost you only 4.5 Canadian dollars (about 230 rubles). So, even if you have to apply this cream every day for a month, it will be much cheaper than laser excretion.

At the moment, scientists plan to begintests of their cream on tattooed pigs, and they are convinced that sooner or later they will succeed in releasing their invention to a market where millions of people have already been waiting for it.