Archive for April, 2010

Nuviderm Tattoo Removal – Proper Use

April 22, 2010

Any tattoo removal product powerful enough to remove a tattoo should be used with caution and a full understanding of the instructions included with the purchase.

The use of laser is the most popular and well known method of tattoo removal. Proper laser use requires a trained technician using the most up to date laser technology available. The major drawbacks of laser use are cost,  pain and the inability to remove lighter shades of tattoo pigment without repeatedly treating the same area over long periods of time. White should not even be attempted to be removed with laser unless the pigment is 5 – 10 years old and had time to fade a bit.

There are many home tattoo removal products available, but many are ineffective creams that may feel pleasant on the skin, but do nothing to tattoo pigment injected into the dermis.

To remove tattoo pigment, a home use tattoo removal product must have the ability to penetrate the skin and over time fade away an ink deposit that was meant to be permanent. Any product with such power has the ability to harm the skin if not used as directed. It must be understood from the beginning that there are possible side effects to any tattoo removal process that actually works whether it be laser, ipl, salabrasion, dermabrasion or tca.

Some products claim to be able to remove ink by just rubbing it on the tattoo once or twice a day and that there will be no discomfort or inconvenience associated with the process. Anyone who believes that still believes in the tooth fairy. That is one reason why it is wise to think long and hard before getting a tattoo that, statistics say, you will one day regret.

Application of  Nuviderm

1). Be prepared to read and understand the instructions or don’t buy it.

2). Following instructions, always use the weakest strength that will cause your skin to peel.

3). Always allow the proper interval between treatments.

4). There is no need to apply the Nuviderm solution way outside the borders of your tattoo. Why peel more skin than necessary? The smaller the treated area the less discomfort experienced.

5). It may be desirable to rid yourself of your tattoo as soon as possible, but do not use a stronger peeling solution than necessary just because you may become impatient. Using to strong a solution may damage the skin.

6). The active ingredient in Nuviderm is the same product used in facial peels. These procedures have been done for many years with excellent success rates and no scarring. There is no reason tattoo removal should be any different.

7). When peeling through the pigmented layer of skin it is possible to experience hypo-pigmentation, which is a lightening of the skin in the treated area or hyper-pigmentation which is a darkening of the treated area. It is also possible that neither will be experienced.

Always educate yourself about the product chosen for tattoo removal so that you do not enter into such a serious undertaking with unreasonable expectations.

Nuviderm Tattoo Removal Reviews – Tattoo Removal Options

April 21, 2010

Having a tattoo injected into your body is a very serious decision since the tattoo will most likely remain in your body forever. On the flip side, deciding to remove a tattoo can be more serious because it can be painful and significantly more expensive than getting the tattoo in the first place, especially if the chosen method of removal is laser. Also, while it may have only taken an hour to put on, it will take months to remove.

Tattoo removal options including laser and excision are not what anyone would call a low cost tattoo removal. One of the most popular and certainly the least expensive methods is to use a tattoo removal treatment such as Nuviderm. A topical tattoo remover such as Nuviderm has become significantly more popular each year of the past decade and is now catching up with laser treatment in terms of usage. The main reason more and more people are deciding to use TCA tattoo removal is very simple: cost and effectiveness.

While laser treatments are effective on dark colors such as black, dark blue and other dark colors, they have a difficult time removing light colored tattoo pigment such as light blue, light green, yellow, pink and white. The light-colored tattoo pigments require more treatments and therefore increase the tattoo removal cost. Also tattoo removal treatments are considered an optional cosmetic procedure by insurance companies and therefore they do not cover the cost of tattoo removal.

A topical tattoo remover in the form of a cream is also an option, although some creams are somewhat effective, others have little or no effect on tattoo pigment in the second layer of skin because they do not have any ingredient in their composition that is capable of penetrating the skin to the depth of the tattoo pigment. An exception is a tattoo removal cream that is used in combination with exfoliation.

That being said, there is still a problem among the removal cream manufacturers of not having a guarantee, having a guarantee that is highly restricted or not honoring the guarantee offered. If for some reason the customer is not satisfied with the product it can be a roll of the dice as to whether they will receive a refund even if they follow the terms set forth by the manufacturer.

In the home tattoo removal industry Nuviderm is unsurpassed for customer service, both before and  after the sale. We also honor our 6  month guarantee without question.

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Laser Tattoo Removal: Heated Pigment and the Creation of Hazardous Compounds

April 20, 2010

Millions of people in the United States have at least one tattoo. Permanent make up tattoos have also become quite popular.

Tattoo pigments are not officially controlled to the same degree cosmetic ingredients are and therefore the chemical composition of these coloring agents are not widely known. For that reason neither the tattoo artist or the customer has any information about the substances injected into the skin. Analysis of large numbers of tattoo compounds has revealed that many tattoo pigments are organic compounds as determined by their chemical makeup.

Most tattoo pigments are well tolerated by the skin, but adverse reactions have been seen in many tattoo recipients. Also, several malignant lesions have occurred in tattoos over the years, but are rare.

When, after several years of living with the tattoo a person begins to suffer from tattoo regret they many times undergo tattoo removal through the use of a Q-switch laser. When tattoo pigment is implanted in the skin it finds its way to and becomes part of the cells of the dermis and is not a free floating mass or body of ink.

Many tattoo pigment particles measure only a few microns in size while others are much larger. When a laser is applied to the pigment cell the destruction of that pigment cell through intense heat leads to a rapid expansion of the surrounding water, inducing negative pressure and a shock wave near the surface of the pigment. These shock waves, combined with the heat of the laser itself, may help destroy the tattooed compounds.

The pigment particles pulverize and form a solution of pigment molecules that result in pigment decomposition products and a molecular change in the compound used to make the pigment. Because of this fragmentation many of the tattoo particles are released through the surface of the skin and unknown by products of the newly generated chemical compounds are absorbed through the lymphatic system. This produces a noticeable decrease in color intensity of the tattoo. Depending on the pigment color it can take up to 8 to 12 treatments for 90% to 100% clearance.

Since the tattoo color is often made of an unknown pigment composition a quantitative analysis test was run on tattoo pigments after laser treatment using high pressure liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. The test was performed using shades of red azo dye pigment. It is known that red tattoo pigments cause the most frequent allergic reactions. It is also known that azo dyes, which are used because of the vibrancy of color they produce, become carcinogenic when heated above 280 degrees Celsius .Temperatures reached when laser is used to remove tattoo pigments are in the 900 Celsius temperature range, well above the temperature needed to turn the pigment into a carcinogenic compound.

The FDA does not closely monitor the manufacture of tattoo pigments and there have been few, if any, studies into compounds formed when tattoo pigments are decomposed by the heat of laser removal. Because laser tattoo removal is the most popular method of tattoo removal more information is needed about the effects of decomposed compounds disposed of through the lymph system.

…So…use Nuviderm and don’t worry about creating dangerous compounds.