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Laser Tattoo Removal – Too Expensive

July 4, 2010

The costs of tattoo removal are still too steep for a lot of folks who would’ve been otherwise interested in getting their tattoos removed a long time ago. This was my first thought of the morning as I sat down for breakfast.

I was thinking about a conversation I had with a friend, you see, when we met over drinks last night. He was kind of notorious back in our college days for sporting some of the most outrageous tattoos ever seen in our campus. He had purple and green dragons all over his back, as well as some snakes, if I remember correctly. To be honest, I couldn’t distinguish the snakes from the dragons, but then again, I was not interested in tattoos back in those days.

Getting back to our conversation, he told me that if tattoo removal wasn’t so expensive, he would’ve gone and erased the ink off his back a long time ago. I wasn’t sure why he wanted to do that, since his job as a car mechanic and part-time truck driver didn’t exactly restrict his freedom if he wanted to go on wearing his tattoos.

If he was working at a bank or in any other corporate job, sure, I’d understand completely. But being a mechanic and truck driver meant that he had plenty of opportunity for following his own “sense of style”, if you know what I mean.

I didn’t press him for the exact reason why he wanted to get rid of those tattoos, but I remember that he said something about regretting his decision to get so much ink done several years ago. He said that he would’ve been happy now with just one or two tattoos, but he went overboard, and so now he wants them all gone.

He also kept mentioning laser tattoo removal and how it was too expensive for him. He added that although he was making good money at his two jobs, he didn’t feel good about throwing it away on laser tattoo removal. Those were his exact words.

As I listened to my friend talk that night, I understood what he meant by laser tattoo removal being too expensive. I’ve heard and read about far too many people complaining about the same thing. These people have been thinking about getting their tattoos removed, but they never go through with it because of the prohibitive costs.

The costs of laser tattoo removal can go for $250 per session on average. And it doesn’t take only one session. Depending on the color and size of your tattoo, removing it could take anywhere from five to a dozen sessions. Even just five sessions can cost you $1,250 already, and that kind of money can go a long way towards rent, food, clothes, and other expenses which you and your family might need. Can you imagine spending that kind of money for removing your tattoo?

So that you may understand exactly why laser tattoo removal is so expensive, I’m going to talk about the factors and reasons why this tattoo removal procedure is murder on the wallet. That will be in my next post, so stay tuned for it!


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.

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.