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Nuviderm Low Cost Tattoo Removal

May 1, 2010

Tattoo removal is a lengthy process, don’t believe anyone who says otherwise. How could something meant to be permanent be easily removed? Even state of the art Lasers require several expensive and painful sessions with no guarantee of satisfaction which is why Laser clinics offer no money back guarantees.

Tattoo removal cream, on the other hand, offers a simple, pain free form of tattoo removal except for one thing – the effectiveness of a tattoo removal cream product is very “iffy” . They contain nothing more than a variety of skin pigment lightening products that may actually lighten the top layer of skin covering the tattoo by removing or inhibiting the production of melanin, the chemical in the skin that determines a persons skin color, but by themselves they don’t lighten or remove tattoo ink.

Skin lightening chemicals most commonly found in tattoo removal cream includes hydroquinone, a suspected carcinogen banned in many Asian and European countries, alpha arbutin, kojic acid and bearberry extract. There is absolutely no medical evidence that any of these skin tone lightening chemicals have any effect whatsoever on tattoo ink. The best proof that they don’t work is the fact that not one tattoo removal cream manufacturer offers a real – no fine print exceptions – money back guarantee without major loop holes and difficult to meet restrictions except for one, and they only accept returns within 30 days that have not been opened, require a Return Authorization number that can never be acquired and require that the returned package be insured by the sender. Fail to meet any of these stringent requirements and they keep your money. For all intents and purposes their so called “guarantee” is just a marketing ploy to try and reassure potential buyers of a risk free purchase when in reality no money will ever be returned.

The truth is, removing a tattoo is a lengthy process that requires patience, care and determination.The main difference in tattoo removal options that actually work is the cost. One ounce of TCA contains the tattoo removal power of about $750.00 worth of Laser treatments and requires about the same amount of time. Put another way, Laser removal costs about 20 times the cost of TCA for an equivalent size tattoo. TCA, when applied as directed, will also be much less painful than the laser procedure.

One weakness of laser removal of tattoos is the color of ink used in the tattoo. Laser destruction of tattoo pigment is limited by the wavelength of the laser in use. Many bright colors of tattoo ink such as white, yellow, pink, light blue and light green are simply not easily treatable by laser.

In fact, using Nuviderm tattoo removal will aid the process of laser removal, if used first, because it will fade the tattoo making the job of the Laser much easier and less painful – less tattoo pigment means fewer Laser treatments and less pain because the faded tattoo pigment results in a less harsh effect on the skin by the Laser beam. Or, you could just finish the job with TCA and not even to go near a Laser clinic saving you the time, hassle and the expense of driving to and from a probably inconvenient Laser clinic location.

If you are looking  for a low cost tattoo removal product with a 6 month guarantee, next day shipping (except on weekends), an 800 toll free customer service line and is an effective alternative to laser tattoo removal then Nuviderm is your answer.

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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.

Tattoo Removal in Winter – Do it!

February 15, 2010
Tattoo Removal in Winter

Factoid – Statistics show that more people begin a tattoo removal in spring and summer than fall or winter. That’s like always eating immediately after brushing your teeth, it’s backwards.

Cool weather tattoo removal is more comfortable and the treated area is more likely to be covered so no one can see the removal of a tattoo underneath all those warm clothes. That gives the added  advantage of not exposing the treated area to UV radiation from the sun, which is prudent no matter what tattoo remover you happen to be using. Any tattoo removal product that actually works, (and there are plenty that don’t – usually creams), will interfere with skin pigment formation and make the treated area more susceptible to the harmful effects of UV radiation on the treated area. In many cases this can lead to hyperpigmentation or a darkening of the treated area relative to the surrounding skin.

Removing a tattoo in hot weather is more uncomfortable because with each  treatment there must be a healing period which can include peeling of the skin which can cause itching.  Hot, itchy, sweaty skin can drive a person nuts. An itch preventative can be applied, but the sweat will make the application difficult and shorten the duration of the effectiveness because it will be diluted with salty sweat.

In cooler weather the non itch medication will stay in place and provide much more relief.

Chafing is another problem in hot weather. If the removal location is in an area prone to chafe it just adds to the discomfort. A protective bandage can be used to prevent chafing in fall or winter, but in summer bandages are more likely to become unstuck and expose the area to chafing.

When considering the removal of a tattoo, common sense is a very important factor to achieving an effective and comfortable tattoo removal treatment. Do your homework. Choose your product and start the treatment when the weather begins to cool and your tattoo removal experience will have a higher chance of success because you will experience less discomfort, and believe me, any tattoo removal product that works comes with some discomfort.

Any tattoo removal product or method that promises an easy treatment with no discomfort is selling you a load of you know what. Think about it – how is it possible to remove tattoo pigment embedded in the dermis (second layer of skin) without experiencing any discomfort? As they say, if it sounds to good to be true it probably isn’t. They might as well be trying to sell you land for $1 an acre 100 miles south of New Orleans. The land is there, they just neglect to tell you it’s  200 feet beneath the  Gulf of Mexico.

To modify an old saying: Beware of strangers selling tattoo removal creams – you’re about to be screwed.

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Tattoo Removal Review – New Technology

January 25, 2010
New, easy to remove tattoo ink

Tattoo Removal Review - Easier Tattoo Removal

It is estimated that more than 45 million Americans have at least 1 tattoo. Recent polling indicates that approximately 50% of all men and women under the age of 25 have a tattoo, but about 20% of all people with a tattoo regret getting it and are looking for a form of tattoo removal.

Laser technology has made significant advances in recent years, but it still requires several visits and hundreds to thousands of dollars to remove a tattoo via laser, depending on the size and colors used in the design. Nuviderm has never made a secret of the fact that we always recommend laser removal if it is within your budget and we, of coarse, recommend Nuviderm if Laser is to expensive.

If you read our blog with any regularity you will also know that we constantly warn against using so called tattoo removal creams because they don’t work, cost to much for what you get (soft skin where you apply it) and tattoo cream manufacturer warranties are either non existent or so full of loop holes as to be worthless. Tattoo removal creams are nothing more than a basic cosmetic with skin pigment fading chemicals included to fade the skin above the tattoo, but not the tattoo itself.

Freedom2Ink

Well, help is on the way although the pace may be a bit slow. A company called Freedom2Ink has been working on developing a new form of tattoo ink that requires about one half  the number of laser treatments for complete ink clearance.  They call this new tattoo pigment technology Particle Encapsulation and Enhancement (P2E) . Basically, the ink is encapsulated in small spheres that can be placed under the skin with  currently used tattoo equipment. The only difference is the ease with which it can be removed using current laser technology .

The bad news – after 10 years of development they have only perfected this technology using a biodegradable black pigment. Apparently  the the material used to make the encapsulating spheres is not compatible with currently used pigments and carriers so they estimate it will be several more years before they have a full color line available for use by the general tattoo loving public.

How It Works

The basic idea behind this product is that the biodegradable ink is micro-encapsulated in a plastic polymer bead. When the the laser strikes the bead it cracks open and the ink is released into the dermis where the tattoo resides and as a consequence of the release the body’s own natural immune system will help breakdown and dispose of the ink. The bead itself is hypoallergenic and will cause no allergic reaction or side effect.

Current tattoo pigments are not biodegradable, as seen here, which requires that they be repeatedly blasted by a laser over a much longer period of time in order to achieve maximum clearance. Many of the currently used pigments, the lighter colors in particular, are very difficult to remove and complete clearance using laser is impossible for many colors.

That is where Nuviderm has an advantage over current laser technology. Because Nuviderm is based on a medium strength cosmetic acid it removes all colors with equal efficiency, color makes no difference.

New Ink Specifics

  • Aftercare should be managed the same way, no special care is needed beyond what it normally done with current ink pigments tattoos.
  • Freedom2Ink is a premium ink and will therefore cost significantly more. This price will be passed on the the consumer.
  • The ink will be packaged in 5 ml bottles (1/6 ounce).
  • Tattoo removal costs using laser will be reduced by up to 50%
  • It is permanent yet removable
  • Colors claimed to be made from the highest quality FDA approved USP grade ingredients.

The Nuviderm Blog

Unlike other at home tattoo removal products, Nuviderm is concerned as much about new developments in tattoo removal as we are in selling our own product. I you go through our blog entries you will see several entries about new technologies on the horizon as well as what to avoid when purchasing a home use tattoo removal product. We are constantly researching new ways to improve tattoo removal techniques and report on these new technologies to our readers.

How many of our competitors encourage the use of other products when they know a better method of tattoo removal exists? None.

Nuviderm has alway encouraged the use of laser removal as the gold standard for tattoo removal. Unfortunately most people with tattoo regret cannot afford to use laser,  in which case we recommend Nuviderm.

When researching tattoo removal logon to Nuviderm.com, Nuviderm.com/blog or Nuviderm.wordpress.com for the latest in unbiased coverage of technological advances in tattoo removal.

We also blog about many strange or humorous tattoo related subjects,  unscrupulous tattoo removal products and manufactures and, of course, the benefits of using Nuviderm tattoo removal.

So, logon from time to time and catch up on the happenings in the world of tattoos and tattoo removal and remember, Nuviderm works.

Nuviderm Review-

June 16, 2008
You guys are wonderful! I can see significant fading after my 5th treatment. I think it will be gone
before my wedding date next October.
Thank you Nuviderm,

Sissy D.
Birmingham, Al

Nuviderm Review – Customer Complaint

January 14, 2010
Smiling customer service rep

At Nuviderm we do our best to handle complaints

Who can you trust when looking for a reputable company that sells an effective tattoo removal product? Unfortunately there is no rating system for all the different types of tattoo removal products and procedures and no ranking system on which company says what they mean, means what they say, honors their refund policy (if they have one), and in general treats their customers with courtesy, honesty and respect.

A good place to research all tattoo removal companies, their product effectiveness and  guarantees offered  is to monitor forums and read the essential parts of the company websites you are considering buying from.

Now, no company is going to please 100% of their customers because, human nature being what it is, it’s darn near impossible to please everyone, mistakes are made, and some people are just difficult to deal with no matter what the circumstances.

Tattoo removal is a slow process so Nuviderm Tattoo Removal offers a 6 month money back guarantee. This gives their customers enough time to see results.  They can determine if  the product is actually working to do what they want –  fade the tattoo enough for a cover up,  prefade before using laser to save money on fewer laser treatments or to continue with Nuviderm until the tattoo has completely disappeared.

According to Jonathan Scott, a retired tattoo artist and expert on tattoo removal products and techniques who currently consults for Nuviderm,  even though Nuviderm was the first home tattoo removal product to offer a 6 month guarantee, (much to the chagrin of their competitors)  they still occasionally receive complaints that the  time period is not long enough. Never mind that just about every other tattoo product on the market either has no guarantee, a 30 day guarantee or a so called guarantee that is so full of loop holes favoring the manufacturer that the effect is to have no guarantee at all.

Scott went on to say that any tattoo removal product that truly works will show results  within six months. Any tattoo removal product, especially the creams, which only offer 30 days are not being honest with the public. He noted that, in his opinion, there is no tattoo removal cream on the market that can actually remove a tattoo. He says they market to people uneducated in the ingredients needed to remove a tattoo and the time it takes to show results. Modern tattoo pigments and the depth they are deposited in the skin make a 30 day guarantee impossibly short. In his opinion it shows the manufacturer knows their product won’t work and reduces the chance they will actually refund any money.

Scott also emphasized that rubbing a cream onto a tattoo does nothing but give temporary peace of mind to the person using the product and fatten the bank account of the company manufacturing and selling the product. One such company with a short guarantee specializes in convincing phone in customers they have not given the product enough time to work and that they should buy another 1 or 2 month supply, not reminding them that the warranty period for all subsequent purchases began with the original purchase. By the time the customer realizes they have made no progress the warranty period is no longer in effect, in essence they have been had.

“At least we give our customers plenty of time to make a determination as to whether our product works for them or not”, he said.

He explained that skin pH effects the performance of Nuviderm. Customers with a higher than normal skin pH do not see the quality of results as someone whose skin pH is normal or a bit lower than average. Fortunately most people fall into the latter category and have no problem seeing results within the warranty period. This is borne out from the relatively low return rate of about 8% of all customers.

Tattoo removal, whatever the method used, is a time consuming process that requires patience and diligence.

Nuviderm Tattoo Removal – Useful Tips

January 5, 2010
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Nuviderm tattoo removal helpful tips

Nuviderm Tattoo Removal is a liquid concentrate of a tattoo removal product that must be diluted, it should not be used straight out of the bottle. With each purchase is a precise set of instructions that explains the dilution process and how to tell when you have found the proper strength for you skin type.

Since Nuviderm home tattoo removal is a liquid it can drip or run from the area of the tattoo once it has been applied to the skin. One way to prevent “runners” is to apply a “barrier” around the area to be treated using a product such as Vaseline or any other skin lotion that covers the skin and will have a repelling effect so that any runners do not come in to contact with the skin.

Here’s an example. Say you have a tattoo on your arm between your elbow and your shoulder and you are sitting or standing when you apply Nuviderm to the tattoo you want to remove. There is a good chance the Nuviderm solution you apply will try to run down your arm. To prevent the Nuviderm solution from coming into contact with skin below the tattoo, apply the Vaseline or skin lotion below the tattoo in about a 2 inch wide swath which will protect the skin and prevent it from being affected in the removal process.

If you are removing a tattoo on your back or other location that requires that you lay on the floor or a bed while someone else applies the Nuviderm solution, have them completely encircle the tattoo with the Vaseline or lotion making sure they stay at least a quarter inch outside the area to be treated. If the Vaseline or lotion gets into the area to be treated it will prevent Nuviderm from having the desired effect on the tattoo, so be careful when applying the barrier coat.

Once the Nuviderm has had the desired effect as described in the directions, apply a previously mixed solution of baking soda and water to the treated area to instantly neutralize the Nuviderm solution. The baking soda solution should not be so thick that it is difficult to apply, but not so thin that it runs off the treated area, it needs to stay where you place it. Leave the mixture on for 2 or 3 minutes and rinse or wipe off. The baking soda mixture will be very soothing and ensure an even depth for the tattoo removal treatment.

Nuviderm is a cosmetic acid used hundreds of times every day by Doctors, health spas and individuals for various cosmetic reasons. It is also used to remove warts, stretch marks and other medically related treatments, sometimes in a Doctors office and sometimes as an at home remedy.

Even though the active ingredient in Nuviderm does not require a prescription it is always prudent to read and follow instructions carefully. If the instructions are not clear and easy  to understand, call or email for clarification. Any product powerful enough to remove tattoo ink should be taken seriously.

Nuviderm works and has a 92% satisfaction rate and a tattoo removal cost that is one of the lowest of all tattoo removal options. It has a track record and can be trusted to issue a refund to anyone dissatisfied with the product for whatever reason as long as they follow the easy to read and understand  refund instructions listed under the Guarantee tab of the website navigation links.

Trust Nuviderm – it works.

Home Tattoo Removal – Fact vs. Fiction

December 26, 2009
Tattoo removal fact vs. fiction

Tattoo Removal Fact vs. Fictions

Home tattoo removal, also known as Do It Yourself tattoo removal,  can be a very difficult subject to master for a person who has decided to remove a tattoo, but cannot afford laser tattoo removal.

There are so many different kinds of tattoo removal options sold for the do it yourself person that the final decision can be almost impossible to make. It requires research on all  the various techniques and a healthy skepticism of the claims made by some of the  marketing campaigns of the product manufacturers. Most people will rule out Dermabrasion and Salabrasion as to harsh, and Cold Steel Surgery as to radical. The final decision usually boils down to this: should I choose one of the many tattoo removal creams or should I choose one of the  skin peel products?

What’s the difference?

To differentiate between the creams and the peels you must first understand how each works, then determine if claims made can be believed.

Home tattoo removal creams all claim to be effective, but different from the other tattoo removal creams they are competing against for market share. All creams contain one or several skin pigment fading chemicals, sometimes referred to as a skin bleach, as the main ingredient,  combined with skin conditioners, moisturizers and sometimes a sunblock and an exfoliate or scrub.

Skin pigment faders, or skin bleaching agents, are just that – products used to fade or bleach skin color for many reasons  including to remove age spots,  freckles or to even out skin tone in the hope of looking more attractive.  What they don’t tell you is these products are physically incapable of removing tattoo pigment. As a matter of fact they blatantly lie about the effectiveness of their product. These products do one thing and that is fade or bleach skin pigment which resides in the top layer of skin, they cannot and do not fade or remove tattoo pigment. All you have to do is read the ingredient list and Google each ingredient to find out exactly what it does.

Proof of this is the very fact that there has not been one medical study that confirms the claims made by any of the tattoo topical removal creams.  If such a study existed you would know about it because every tattoo cream removal manufacturer would be using the study as proof that their product truly works. Frankly, they rely on the ignorance and gullibility of the public when it comes to tattoo removal and how difficult it really is.

Another telltale sign of B.S. in the marketing of the creams is their product guarantee. Many have no guarantee. Some offer a guarantee that becomes void unless you return the product in the allotted 30 day time period in the original unopened package. That means if you actually open the box, try the product and are dissatisfied you have voided the warranty.  The best known of the tattoo cream products offers a guarantee, but then they also state the guarantee does not apply to retail sales, but they don’t tell you where you can buy at wholesale.

It all boils down to not wanting to give refunds – these manufacturers know their product claims are false or grossly overstated. If they had to make refunds to all their unsatisfied customers they wouldn’t have the money necessary to run those expensive radio ads or advertise on Google and Yahoo. They rely on the constant crop of new first time do it yourself tattoo removers who they convince to buy their product with slick marketing campaigns.

The only claim a tattoo removal cream or gel manufacturer makes that is true is their product will not scar, it can’t penetrate the skin deep enough to create scar tissue which also means it can’t penetrate the skin deep enough to remove tattoo pigment. It’s unfortunate, but tattoos don’t magically disappear by rubbing on a cream and the form of exfoliation that some of these products  include is also bogus. Exfoliation of that type might remove a temporary tattoo, but certainly not a real, permanent tattoo done by a professional tattoo artist, the pigment’s to deep.

TCA

The only home tattoo removal products that work (excepting true dermabrasion and salabrasion) are the cosmetic acids such as TCA. One of those companies  sells a 2 dram bottle – (FYI -16 drams equals 1 ounce) for $38.00, but it is close to 100% pure TCA. Also this company does not offer a guarantee .

We (Nuviderm) do not recommend using that strength and will not sell that strength. We sell 1 ounce bottles of a 50% concentrate  for $39.95 with which we give precise instructions on how to dilute for proper TCA tattoo removal that is not going to  leave a scar when properly used. We also offer live consultations via an 800 number on our website. No other home tattoo removal manufacturer does that.

We know our product works and offer a 6 month guarantee that can be accessed and read via the main navigation tabs on every page of our website. We don’t try to hide our guarantee.

TCA works by peeling a very thin layer of skin each treatment cycle with a treatment cycle being 3 – 6 weeks long. It’s not a fast way to remove a tattoo, but then there is no fast way to remove a tattoo other than by scalpel. The average 3″x3″ professionally made tattoo can take from 8 – 10 months with home made tattoos going faster because of inferior ink and tattoo technique.

Bottom line – if you can’t afford laser don’t waste your money on any cream on the market today. Either save your money for laser or buy Nuviderm for home tattoo removal.

Nuviderm works – the active ingredient has been proven effective in 2 separate medical studies.

Nuviderm and TattooNow

November 30, 2009

Nuviderm Tattoo Removal

As everyone knows, this is a blog about tattoo removal, specifically about the use of Nuviderm to remove a tattoo at a reasonable cost with a high degree of success – if you follow instructions –  instead of  using laser tattoo removal. In the course of every day we talk to people about their tattoos and sometimes we speak with tattoo artists about various matters related to tattoo application and removal.

Recently we spoke with Mary and Gabe who run Tattoonow in Easthampton, Massachusetts. They run  Tattoonow as a tattoo shop, but they also have a website, Tattoonow.com where they display their work  and the work of other tattoo artists and they have some of the finest artwork we’ve ever seen. They have formed associations with some of the finest tattoo artists in the world.

One thing we liked about the way they operate is from time to time they will bring in a laser tattoo removal technician with a machine so their customers can remove a piece they no longer like for a replacement piece or cover up. Some people just want to “clean the canvas” in a particular location with out replacing what was there.

We like the way they operate and the integrity of  their beliefs and the way they run their website and other tattoo related endeavors which include hosting tattoo conventions or gatherings where they provide seminars, workshops, discussion panels and, of course, custom tattooing.

Responsible tattoo education is the aim of the gatherings.

They’re last one, the Paradise Tattoo Gathering ran  Sept 17 – 20 in Hancock, Massachusetts .

When considering getting a tattoo always remember:

  • Make sure you like the design
  • Tattoo pigment is “permanent” and very difficult to remove
  • Check out your artists’ resume to make sure the skills are there
  • Make sure the tattoo shop is clean and proper protocols are followed

If you get tired of your tattoo and want to remove it you should:

  • Use laser if you can afford the cost
  • Make sure the laser clinic has state of the art equipment that can remove the pigment colors of your tattoo in a reasonable number of sessions
  • Use Nuviderm tattoo removal if you can’t afford laser
  • Read and follow instructions for a successful tattoo removal

Nuviderm reviews says checkout Tattoonow.com for great body art and for effective, affordable tattoo removal use Nuviderm.

Nuviderm works.

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