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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.

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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