What does non laser removal consist of?
A specialised removal gel or salt solution is 'tattooed' into the skin at the site of the old pigment, a few passes are down to create a wound that can try up into a hard scab which acts as a sponge to draw out the pigment particles which have been agitated by the needle and draw out of the skin by the hypertonic state of the solution and osmotic pressure.
Who is non laser removal suitable for?
The non laser technique of removal is beneficial for clients who are not suited for laser, who have unwanted cosmetic tattoo, clients who require colour correction but the old tattoo is too dark or bright to go over with tattoo.
How many sessions will I need?
That is completely individual on what is getting removed and how saturated the pigment is. Most cases will be a minimum of 2 sessions.
What should I expect after the first session?
You will experience two scab cycles. The first will be very moody on day 1 and then a dark and hard scab within 48 hours. This usually drops off within 4-5 days, sometimes longer in mature skin. The second scab will be white, flaky and itchy - similar to peeling sunburn.
What should I expect after the second session?
The second session is often the most effective as the first session has agitated the pigment and the pigment has started to move.
How far apart are the sessions?
All treatments must be done 6-8 weeks apart and no sooner due to the skins healing phase.
When can I tattoo over the removal area?
You can only tattoo over the removal area when the new skin has settled down to a white scar.
Contraindications for saline removal:
Hypo or hyper pigmentation
Blood clotting problems
Any skin infections
Contagious diseases and disorders
Various skin effecting medications
Severe anxiety disorders
Bruising in area
Working in a dirty environment