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Regretting that tattoo? Soon there'll be a painless cream to remove it

The cream is being developed by a Canadian PhD student who says it will be considerably cheaper than the laser-based method.

A PHD STUDENT at Dalhousie University of Halifax in Canada has developed a painless removal cream that could help millions of people regretting their tattoos .

27-year-old Alec Falkenham is currently working on the topical cream that will eventually make a person’s tattoo fade away completely.

Canada Journal reports that it is not expected that this method of removal will leave any blisters, burns or scars like laser-based removal.

When a person gets a tattoo, the needle leaves a pigment under the first layer of skin and some of the person’s cells that are filled with the ink stay embedded in the skin.

Falkenham’s cream targets these cells with new ones that move in to consume them and then migrate to teh lymph nodes, eventually taking all of the ink with them, CBC reported.

The PhD student is currently testing the cream on tattooed pig’s ears to see how many applications are needed to completely fade a tattoo. He claims it will be much safer than the current method and would be considerably cheaper if it makes it to the market.

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