Non Laser Tattoo Removal can be used to lighten and remove eyebrows, eyeliner, overdrawn lip liner and small body tattoos of two square inches or less. Unlike laser tattoo removal, the saline tattoo removal method is a safe and effective method that draws pigment up and out of the skin.
Using a digital machine and needle the specially formulated high grade saline solution is tattooed into the skin drawing the pigment or ink to the surface causing it to scab. You can expect that the scab will fall off between 5-10 days after treatment, then you will apply the aftercare cream daily for one month.
Patience is required as results can take several sessions, six weeks apart.
A consultation is required before any removal procedure can be booked.
Results will vary depending on, but not limited to, the clients skin condition, health profile, the ability to heal well, the type and colour of pigment to be lightened, depth of pigment placement and how well you have followed the strict aftercare requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does this process work?
It works through the process of Osmosis : By introducing a high concentration of saline into the dermis of the skin where unwanted pigment resides, water in the cells beneath and surrounding the pigment (which contain lower concentrations of sea salt) will create osmotic pressure and will rise to the areas containing the higher concentrations of sea salt. With this process of equalisation, pigment is forced from the dermal layer upward to the epidermal layer by osmotic pressure.
What can the client expect during and after each treatment?
During the treatment you should expect bleeding and some mild swelling. There will be slight tenderness of the area for a day or so. Scabs should begin to form after 24 - 48hrs. Pigment may be visible in the scab, the scab is critical and exactly what we want to achieve! It cannot be touched, picked or wet in the shower. The results will not be known for at least thirty days after your removal session.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
The tattoo is lighter and could possibly fade completely over time. This removal technique is safe for most skin types. The saline removal method is safer and has less risks of hyper/hypo pigmentation, blistering, and scarring than laser removal treatments. The skin may be tattooed over once the area has sufficiently healed. Most clients find once having laser tattoo removal on their brows they will not be able to get any success in retention of colour due to the scar tissue caused by the laser. This is NOT the case with saline removal. The area can definitely be tattooed again with great success in retention.
Who are the best candidates?
Clients who are patient and willing to follow the strict aftercare instructions are good candidates. Clients on blood thinning medications who have obtained a Doctors note and have no healing issues may be good candidates as blood flow during the procedure is both beneficial and desired for a good outcome.
How many treatments will I need?
This all varies on the type of tattoo we are trying to remove, how deep the pigment was placed and how well you heal. For correction work the tattoo doesn't need to be removed entirely. As long as we can lighten it enough to go over it again that may only require 1 - 2 sessions, in some cases clients have needed 4 - 5 sessions. This will be further determined at your consultation and after we have seen the healed results of your first treatment.
Does it hurt?
No, a topical anesthetic is applied prior to the treatment and can be re applied if any discomfort is felt. Clients may experience a stinging sensation once or twice when the product is wiped over the treated area.