Wounds heal faster and better when they are kept moist and clean. That is why people put lotions and ointments on cuts and abrasions and new tattoos. The problem is that the lotions and ointments dry up quickly and you have to put them on 5-6 times a day, and your tattoo still dries up between each application. When a new tattoo dries up, scabs form, your skin cells become dehydrated, and cells die. This causes fading, distortion of colors and design, and longer healing times. Your body tries to keep a healing wound moist by sending fluids and enzymes to the site of the wound, but these fluids and enzymes become ineffective when they dry up and are actually what forms the scab. The purpose of the scab is to protect the wound from environmental contamination. But, at the same time, scabbing has some disadvantages.
A scab forms a barrier to the generation of new tissue. Studies have shown that under influence of scabbing the regenerative wound healing processes take more time, thus increasing the risk of scarring.
Saniderm bandages, when used properly, will lock in your body’s natural fluids and enzymes to keep your healing tattoo moist, and they will prevent scabbing. With your body’s natural fluids and enzymes locked in, your cells will stay hydrated, tissues that are already dead will be broken down and removed more effectively, damaged blood vessels will re-generate more quickly, growth of new cells is stimulated and pain is significantly reduced.1.
Studies have shown that wounds that are kept moist can heal twice as fast as wounds that are left dry.
Saniderm bandages have been designed and engineered to be permeable to gasses, or in other words- breathable. Of course you don’t actually “breathe” through your skin, but your skin does need oxygen to function and to heal properly, in fact, the outermost layer of skin is almost exclusively supplied by oxygen from the air. 2. Because Saniderm bandages are breathable you can wear the same bandage for several days and your skin will continue to function normally. Other benefits of breathability are proper heat transfer and reduced risk of infection.
There are dirt and germs almost everywhere you go. Saniderm bandages will provide an impenetrable barrier to protect your new work and keep you safe from infection. Saniderm will also protect you from the pain of friction, no more irritation or pain when your clothes or sheets rub against your new tattoo.
Have you ever gotten blood and ink all over your clothes or sheets after getting a new tattoo? How about protecting your clothes and sheets from that mess? Saniderm will do that too.
Every artist has experienced it – A client comes back dissatisfied with her tattoo when the truth is the tattoo was fine, she just didn’t take care of it while it was healing! Let’s be honest traditional aftercare methods can be time consuming and inconvenient – applying lotions multiple times a day, keeping it out of water etc… Saniderm bandages simplify the aftercare process so that no one can screw it up. All you do is put a bandage on when the tattoo is done and go about your business. You can leave that first bandage on for 8-48 hours depending on how much it bleeds and weeps. You can shower like normal, go to work, go to the gym, whatever. After the first bandage, you just simply and gently clean the tattoo and put on a second piece which can be worn for several days. There is no scabbing, no infection, no irritants, nothing that will damage the tattoo. Your work stays bright and true, just like you intended it.
Regular tapes or pads do not bend or stretch, they will quickly fall off after just a little movement. Saniderm Bandages are so light, flexible and stretchable that they can be put anywhere that you tattoo, and they will stay exactly where you put them. It doesn’t matter if it is on an elbow, knee, armpit or shoulder; Saniderm will still allow you full range of motion so that your new tattoo will not limit your usual activities. Plus, the bandages are so light than you will hardly notice you are wearing one, if you can notice at all.
It can be very tricky keeping a new tattoo out of the water and at the same time maintaining proper hygiene by showering daily. Normally you would have to use tape and plastic wrap, or just keep your newly tattooed body part outside of the shower curtain. When wearing a Saniderm Bandage you don’t have to change the way you shower or bathe at all. Water, soap and gentle scrubbing are no match for a Saniderm bandage. In fact even after showering with the same piece of Saniderm for several days it will continue protecting your new work.
As an aftercare solution, Saniderm bandages are like a miracle. If you don’t agree that Saniderm is the best and easiest aftercare product that you have ever used, just return whatever portion of the product you haven’t used, and we will promptly issue you a refund. (See the Return Policy)
- Charles K. Field MD, Morris D. Kerstein MD, Overview of wound healing in a moist environment, The American Journal of Surgery, Volume 167, Issue 1, Supplement, January 1994, Pages S2-S6, ISSN 0002-9610, 10.1016/0002-9610(94)90002-7.
- Stücker, M., A. Struk, P. Altmeyer, M. Herde, H. Baumgärtl & D.W. Lübbers (2002). The cutaneous uptake of atmospheric oxygen contributes significantly to the oxygen supply of human dermis and epidermis.PDF Journal of Physiology 538(3): 985–994. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2001.013067