Brow Tattoo Removal

What Is Brow Tattoo Removal?

Saline tattoo removal is a process by which we penetrate the skin with a saline solution (salt + purified water) to break up the tattoo pigment and pull it out of the skin. The procedure is similar to tattooing or microblading but instead of injecting ink underneath the skin, we’re doing the reverse, which is pulling it out. It can be used to lighten or fully remove tattoos.

Saline tattoo removal was historically being done with a simple usage of a pod of saline and salt and that was a harmful and painful method years ago. Today, fortunately, there are available specially formulated solutions that can be used for this treatment. 

By using a hand tool or tattoo machine, the saline removal solution is being implanted on the treated skin area and it results in the salt to dry out on the skin it is being implanted into. During the treatments, you will notice that the scab contains a portion of the tattoo, and during the healing period, the treated skin will form a dried-scab.

How Does it Work?

  • First, we use a numbing cream to help minimize any pain
  • We then sterilize the area.
  • Using something similar to a tattoo gun, we penetrate the skin where the tattoo is and implant the saline solution into your skin.
  • The solution then does its magic by breaking up the pigment and pulling it out to the outer surface of the skin through a process called osmosis.
  • The extracted pigment heals into a scab and once it falls off you will find your tattoo being noticeably lighter.
  • The healing process takes about 8-10 weeks depending on how fast your skin heals. More than one session might be required but only once the skin has completely healed.

Who is a good candidate to undergo the saline removal procedure?

You can be an ideal candidate to undergo the procedure if you only have permanent makeup/ microblading on your eyebrows or if you don't have any health condition or severe skin problem that may prolong the healing process.

Who is not qualified or should avoid saline removal?

  • Those individuals that are under 18 years old
  • If you're pregnant and lactating women
  • Individuals with glaucoma
  • Individuals with skin illnesses, for example, psoriasis, dermatitis, and undiagnosed rashes or rankles on the specific area that will be treated with
  • Those individuals that are prone to post-inflammatory hypo-pigmentation or keloids
  • Those individuals with transmittable blood conditions like Hepatitis or HIV
  • Those individuals with active skin cancer in the treated area
  • Patients going through chemotherapy. A doctor's note or approval is needed for any person undergoing chemotherapy to avoid any complications at the end.
  • Those individuals who are a hemophiliac
  • Those with hypersensitivities to liquor or numbing agents
  • Those individuals who have uncontrolled high blood pressure, healing disorders, and mitral valve Disorder

Why Saline Tattoo Removal is better than Laser? 

  • Depending on the quality of the ink that was used, it might be a lot safer to use the saline removal technique. The reason? With the saline removal procedure, the ink is pulled out of the skin into a scar that falls off vs with laser where the ink is absorbed by the body. Not to mention the fact that with saline removal, we’re working with saline aka salt and water, which is very safe by nature.
  • Laser sessions are more expensive compared to saline removal with costs beginning upwards at $500 in every session versus $200-300 in every saline tattoo removal session.
  • For people with darker or sensitive skin, this is a great alternative because we can prevent scarring from occurring.

What does the aftercare of saline tattoo removal look like? 

  • Once the procedure is completed it is best to let the wound dry heal.
  • However, if you work at high-risk facilities such as gyms, schools, and hospitals please make sure to cover the wound to avoid any infections.
  • It is imperative that you do NOT pull off the scab. Please let it fall off naturally otherwise it might not heal properly, or be done with the osmosis process of lifting the ink
  • Oftentimes the wound might present some lymph fluid drainage. In that case, just blot the area with a clean paper towel but make sure not to rub!
  • Also, make sure not to use any cosmetic products or makeup on the wound as it will delay healing and might even infect the area.
  • Lastly, make sure not to wet the wound in the shower. The area must be left dry for best results.
  • After the scab falls off, you may use vitamin E oil (just 2 or 3 drops) to re-hydrate the skin.

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