DERMALIZE PROTECTIVE TATTOO FILM IS THE ALL-IN-ONE TATTOO AFTERCARE SOLUTION FOR THE INITIAL HEALING STAGE OF A TATTOO
A thin self-adhesive film that provides a moist healing environment during the initial, and most critical, healing stage of a tattoo wound. It protects the new tattoo from friction and provides a WATERPROOF-, ANTIBACTERIAL- BARRIER that prevents pathogens and external contaminants from entering the wound. The film is BREATHABLE, letting oxygen in and allowing excess moisture vapor to be released from the wound. It’s light to wear, FLEXIBLE and stretchable which allows it to be placed anywhere on the body and will stay put for up to several days.
Reduced scabbing, reduced risk of infection, no rubbing clothes or other external factors that will damage the tattoo. Just beautifully healed tattoos like you intended too!
Dermalize is available for professional tattoo artists in DERMALIZE PRO format (roll includes 10mt x 15cm), ideal for the first application after finishing the tattoo.
For clients we offer Dermalize individual packages of 5 pre-cut sheets (15cm x 10cm) to continue the aftercare at home.
HOW TO USE DERMALIZE
Before you start applying Dermalize make sure to wash your hands and put on clean surgical gloves. Measure the tattoo and cut pieces off the roll in sizes that you are comfortable to work with. Start by cleaning and drying the tattoo and surrounding skin.
The first piece of Dermalize Protective Tattoo Film can be left on the skin up to max 24 hours, the exact time will depend on the amount of fluids that the wound exudes; this will vary from person to person. In case of excessive bleeding or weeping, the film can be replaced with another piece before 24 hours (a change after 4, 6 or 8 hours is also possible). In most cases people choose to wear the first piece for the first 24 hours. When removing the film make sure to carefully wash the area with soap and water, and gently dry the tattoo. Once the skin is completely dry, you can apply the second piece of Dermalize. This further application can be kept on for another 48 hours, up to 5 days, changing it when you deem it necessary. The total suggested use of Dermalize, covering all applications, is between three and six days.
N.B. if Dermalize is hard to pull off the skin, simply let some warm water run under the tattoo film, so that the glue becomes more tender and removal of the film is easier.
Fold the film in two in between the arrows.
Peel off the protective coating from the SHORT checked side, avoid touching the adhesive with your fingers.
Place the adhesive surface at least 3-5cm from the edge of the tattoo. You should make it adhere to the skin by applying slight pressure with your fingers.
Peel off the protective back coating from the LONG checked side and lay the whole film on the top of the tattoo. You should make it adhere to the skin by applying slight pressure with your fingers.
Starting from the arrows, softly peel off the upper protective film from the center to the external edges.
In case of using more than one strip of film you should repeat this process by over laying the pre-cut strips with maximum 1-2 cm.
TIPS FOR APPLICATION
For large areas we advise to cut the strips into smaller pieces, which makes it easier to apply. These strips can be overlapped by 1-2 cm.
Always apply Dermalize in a flat neutral position, the joints, knees and elbows should never be completely straight or bent when applying Dermalize.
Although the film is stretchable, more than 3-5 cm of film may be needed on the edges of the tattoo in mobile areas like hands or knees to secure it.
Cutting rounded corners on the edges provides even better adhesion of the film.
REMOVING DERMALIZE FROM THE SKIN
Follow these steps to remove Dermalize Protective Tattoo Film:
Lift a corner of the film and stretch it horizontally along the skin surface to avoid breaking the adhesive bond.
Continue stretching the edge of the film towards the center.
When both sides of the film are partially removed, grab both sides at the same time and stretch them horizontally and parallel to the skin until the entire film lifts up.
In case the film is particularly resistant, you can use some warm water to aid removing the adhesive from the skin.