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|Transdermal patches are used to deliver medication through the skin surface, such as nicotine for those trying to stop smoking, as well as for appetite suppressors and birth control medication.
These patches are typically skin coloured to make them less noticeable on exposed skin but still easily recognizable as a medication patch, which may be a source of embarrassment to the person wearing the patch.
This transdermal patch is designed as a graphical image, imprinted on the top most additional layer to disguise it as a tattoo. The laminated structure of the patch consists of a non-toxic adhesive layer, infused with medication and sandwiched between a liquid impervious plastic backing layer and an underlying release liner that is removed prior to placing the patch on an arm or thigh.
The backing and adhesive layers are transparent to make the graphic layer more noticeable against the backdrop of a lighter skin surface. When the patch is worn on the naked skin, only the pigment layer is noticeable disguising the medication patch as a tattoo, which may be supplied in various shapes and designs.