TATTOO AND PERMANENT MAKEUP REMOVAL
Methods for Tattoo Removal
Over the years, different methods have been used to remove body art tattoos or permanent makeup. They include Dermabrasion, Salabrasion, Salt Removal, Saline Removal, Cryosurgery, Surgical Excision, and Laser. Today, laser removal is popular but it can be expensive and results may not always be satisfactory.
Methods to Remove or Lighten Permanent Makeup
It is faster and easier to obtain a body or makeup tattoo than it is to remove either one. Several methods are available to remove body art tattoos and, sometimes, permanent makeup:
- Saline Technique: Similar to the Salabrasion process that was used by physicians, the saline infusion technique or saline paste technique uses the scientific principles of osmosis and equalization. Saline infusion is tattooed over the unwanted pigment or ink to draw it up to the surface of the skin and out of the body into a scab. Once the scab falls off, the pigment will be gone or its color will be lighter. The treated area will be pink from the new skin that has formed. Dr. Reed uses this method to remove permanent makeup because the “controlled scabbing” that occurs is very precise.
Price – $150.00/Hr or flat rate available base on size
How Long Does Saline Salt Removal Take?
Every tattoo removal method (including laser and saline) requires multiple treatments. The number of sessions depends on the color, size, shape, and location of the makeup tattoo. After a procedure, the treated pigment may continue to fade for up to several months because the body’s lymphatic system will internally absorb the pigment. How quickly the person’s skin heals will also be a factor in how far apart the removal sessions can be scheduled.
Will the Saline Removal Method Cause a Scar?
Although any type of permanent makeup or tattoo removal can cause some skin color changes or scarring, the saline infusion or saline paste method has a low risk of creating heavy or raised scars. Usually, the skin is slightly red or pink for several weeks to months. This color gradually lightens as the new skin is reformed and collagen rebuilds.