WreckingBalm® Tattoo Fading Questions
Q1: How does WreckingBalm® System fade tattoos so effectively?
Doc Sez: Wrecking Balm® uses a proprietary formulation of combination treatments to gradually fade away tattoos. It uses 3 technologies so gentle you can fade your tattoo in the privacy of your own home, without an appointment and without a prescription. The uniqueness of this system is the combination of a device for mechanical tissue deconstruction, and solvents and botanical chemical peels.
Q2: What is tattoo "fading"?
Doc Sez: "Fading" is the process of making a tattoo appear less noticeable or, in other words, more "faded." Tattoos are made to be permanent markings, and no fading system will make them completely vanish. However, all tattoos will fade somewhat over time, and the WreckingBalm® System can help expedite the fading process. With continued use according to the directions, the WreckingBalm® System can help gradually reduce the appearance of unwanted tattoos to a point where they are far less noticeable.
Q3: How long will WreckingBalm® System take to start to fade my tattoo?
Doc Sez: There are many factors that determine the length of use including depth, ink density, color, and surface size of tattoo. When used as directed, it could take as little as 2 months if it is an amateur tattoo, or longer depending on your variables. Faithfully using WreckingBalm® is your key to faster tattoo fading. Remember: Tattoos are made to be permanent markings deep in the 2nd and sometimes 3rd layer of skin, using ink pigments made of chemicals, metal, plastics, cotton, India ink, pen ink, and/or vegetable matter. They are lodged in your skin tissue so they can hold a rich color and appearance. Many weeks of consistently using WreckingBalm® will speed up the appearance of tattoo fading.
Q4: Why do some colors take longer to fade than others?
Doc Sez: Tattoos with reds and mixed yellows (mercury, cadmium) appear to fade quicker than greens (chromium) and blues (cobalt) because of their concentration and metal/plastic chemical pigment base. Homemade or amateur tattoos made of pen or India inks seem to fade quicker due the chemical makeup and concentration of ink pigment, along with the depth in skin.
Q5: Will WreckingBalm® System irritate my skin?
Doc Sez: Wrecking Balm® System is designed to be a powerful tattoo fade solution, without the pain and inconvenience of other methods. When used as directed, WreckingBalm® System is designed to be gentle. However, depending on the area of your body being treated you may experience a mild burning or irritation. Please visit the WARNINGS section below before use and read the warnings on labels before use. If you have any concerns about skin irritation, you should consult your physician or dermatologist before using the WreckingBalm® System. It is recommended to shave area prior to fading use to minimize any irritation.
Q6: Will WreckingBalm® System work on all skin tones?
Doc Sez: Wrecking Balm® System is designed to work on all skin types. However, please keep in mind that when fading a tattoo, the area may appear lighter than your normal skin tone until new skin is able to regenerate.
Q7: Can I use WreckingBalm® System on a new, fresh tattoo?
Doc Sez: No! Wrecking Balm® System is recommended for use on tattoos that are a minimum of 6 months old.
Q8: Can I redo my tattoo after using WreckingBalm®?
Doc Sez: Yes. Once WreckingBalm® fades the tattoo to your, or your artist's satisfaction, allow time for the skin to heal and then you can tattoo over the same area.
Q9: How much of my tattoo can I use WreckingBalm® System on?
Doc Sez: Wrecking Balm® System is designed to treat a tattoo covering 1% of your body or less, which is about the size of your palm. It is not recommended for fading tattoo’s covering facial or genital areas of the body.
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Q10: What is the Branding Butter™?
Doc Sez: We have included a high quality, color-matching concealer to instantly cover any unwanted tattoo for that special occasion if you need to cover your tattoo while it fades. It's easy to apply, water-resistant, smudge-proof and stain-proof. What distinguishes the Branding Butter from expensive department store brands is the highly concentrated compounds that conceal dark to bright tattoos so well.
Q11: My tattoo looks like it is getting brighter. Why?
Doc Sez: In some cases a tattoo may appear to get brighter before it starts to fade. WreckingBalm® is designed to remove the upper layers of your skin above your tattoo pigments. The more skin you are removing above your tattoo the brighter your tattoo may appear. In fact your tattoo is getting closer to the skin’s surface with every application. Depending on your skin’s density in the tattooed area some tattoos may appear brighter sooner than others. For example, a tattoo on the back of the hand may not appear to be getting brighter while a tattoo on the arm may appear to get brighter because it is removing more skin layers in the epidermis.
Q12: What areas of the body take the longest to fade away a tattoo?
Doc Sez: The palms of hands and bottoms of feet take the longest to fade because they have an extra layer of skin. The epidermis is especially thick in these areas and may take longer for the abrading and exfoliation process.
Q13: If I stop using WreckingBalm® does that mean I have to start all over?
Doc Sez: It is OK to stop for a short period of time and resume using Wrecking Balm®. For example some users have stopped after 24 or 48 applications and resumed after a few weeks. They picked up where they left off. However, if you want to fade away your tattoo in the shortest amount of time. Committing to using WreckingBalm® as directed without pause will produce the fastest results.
Q14: Are there warnings with using this product?
WARNINGS: For external use only. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Do not use on cracked, irritated, inflamed, or injured skin. Do not apply to sensitive skin areas, such as face, front of neck, and genital areas. Avoid contact with eyes. Some users of this product may experience a mild skin irritation. If skin irritation becomes severe, stop use and consult a doctor. If pregnant or nursing, seek the advice of a health professional before using. Do not use on children under 12 years of age unless directed by a doctor. Limit application to 1% of body area (approximately the size of your palm). Test small area before use. May cause user to become overjoyed by results of product. Choosing this method over others may lead to more money saved, which may be spent on another tattoo you’ll regret.