FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you use lasers to remove the ink or pigment?
Rather than using lasers, we use Li-FT. This is a natural salt solution made from high grade, finely ground sea salt, aloe and lightening fruit seed extracts. The solution is implanted (tattoo’ed) into the skin, and the solution pulls the pigment out of the skin by osmosis.
a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into
a more concentrated one, thus equalizing the concentrations on each side of the membrane.
The solution pushes the pigment to the surface of the skin. The pigment collects within any scab that is formed, leaving a lightened or removed tattoo when the scab falls away.
How is saline removal different than laser?
Lasers work by shattering ink into smaller pieces allowing the body to digest them through the immune system. Laser removal can be very successful, however it does tend to only work well on certain colours. and skin that has been laser treated is often difficult to re tattoo – not ideal if you re planning new semi permanent makeup, or a cover up.
How many treatments will it take to remove a tattoo?
On average, tattoos require 2 – 5 sessions, with the sessions being 8-12 weeks apart.
The amount of time required for the removal of a tattoo and the success of the removal varies with each individual. Factors influencing this include: skin type, location, colour, amount of ink, scarring or tissue change, and layering.
If you have semi permanent makeup, and you are planning to have your look refreshed or corrected after some removal, you may not need to have that many sessions.
Is it painful?
We use a high quality numbing cream before we start removal. The process is often not as painful as having the tattoo done originally. At the end of the treatment the solution is soaked onto the treated area for a few minutes. This will sting, but is over quickly.
Does my body absorb the ink?
When tattoo’s are removed with laser removal the ink is absorbed by the body. With Saline it is lifted through the top of the skin. This can be an important difference if you are unsure about the type and quality of the ingredients used in your tattoo ink or pigment.
Does Saline remove ALL colours?
An advantage of Saline removal is that it is not selective about the colours that are removed. Dark, Light, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow……Whatever the colour, saline can help to remove it.
Will the tattoo or semi permanent makeup completely disappear?
In most cases, if the treatment sessions are continued, then yes. However due to the different factors involved it is not possible to predict how well a tattoo will fade.
Will I see a change after each treatment?
Most people see a difference with every session. Every session the ink is pulled further out of the skin. This can happen at different rates….but WILL happen.
Why do I have to wait 8-12 weeks between treatments?
The result of the lightening is achieved over time, there needs to be this wait time so that results can be assessed and also so that the skin is given adequate time to heal
Can I buy just one treatment at a time?
Yes, you can buy one treatment at a time.
What do I need to do before my appointment?
Avoid Alcohol, Aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, or ibuprofen products.
What type of aftercare treatment is needed?
You must keep the area clean and dry. If any scabs form, you must leave them to come away naturally. After this stage of healing a vitamin E or aftercare balm will be supplied for you to apply.
What about scarring?
Saline removal does not cause scarring. Whilst being effective at removing ink and pigment, it is gentle on the skin.
How expensive is it?
Saline is often less expensive than laser. Laser can run to $300 per session. If you are undergoing sessions by a laser machine that cannot target all of the colours used in your tattoo, there may be certain colours that won’t go away!
$150 (1st session)
$100 (2nd session)
$50 (3rd session)