Want to know more about tattoo lightening?
Here’s how it works:
- The tattoo removal solution is applied to the skin in the same way that the pigment was originally placed. The solution contains finely milled sea salt, purified water, lemon seed extract, orange seed extract, and aloe. The technician can treat up to a 2-by-2-inch area in one sitting.
- The lightening/ tattoo removal solution creates a scab over the application area that will fall off by itself, as the skin heals naturally. The new skin is revealed after the scab falls off in it’s own time.
- During the healing process the unwanted pigment attaches to the scab and effectively pulled up and out by the scab.
- The healing is a natural process which requires that the scab be kept dry at all times until it falls off naturally.
- The process can be repeated if necessary to remove any remaining pigment.
- Full lightening can require 3-5 sessions, possibly more. “Lightening “ pulls out pigment layer by layer, so the more times pigment has been placed in the area, more sessions will be required to pull it all out.
- Sometimes if “partial lightening “is all that is required, one session may be all it takes.
Differences Between Laser and Topical Tattoo Removal
- After laser removed tattoo ink is absorbed into the body. VS topical removal the tattoo ink is lifted up through the surface of the skin.
- Laser damage the dermis and epidermis layers VS removal does not damage the skin.
- Major risks of laser are second and third degree burning, hypertrophic scarring, keloid and possible hair loss.
- Most of the times laser will turn tattoo to unwanted color such as orange, red or green and after that it will not able to remove it because it does not recognize those colors; at Teisha-Lee Beauty we can work with all colors.
- After microblading clients in most of the cases have scars; therefore, laser cannot remove microblading because it does not see the pigment in scars. Our technique removes any permanent makeup including microblading and helps resurface any scarring left behind from cuts during microblade procedure.
- Laser may take 20 to 30 sessions to remove tattoo; often it cannot finish removal because of skin damage caused by that amount of treatments. Topical removal requires less sessions and does not damage skin.
- Laser requires 8 to 12 weeks at least between each session VS only 4 weeks between each session.
- Laser is often more expensive than saline removal.
- Topical removal is not as painful as laser treatment.
Who Should Avoid Saline Removal:
- Those under 18 years of age
- Pregnant and lactating women
- People with glaucoma
- People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated
- Those prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation
- Those with transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
- Active skin cancer on the treated area
-Patients undergoing chemotherapy. We would require a doctor’s note in order to perform the procedure for anyone undergoing chemotherapy
- Are a hemophiliac?
- Those with allergies to alcohol or numbing agents
-Have healing disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had mitral valve Disorder
If you are allergic to the following: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum, Calendula Officinalis, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Sodium Benzoate or Potassium Sorbate you may want to consult with a physician for allergy testing.
After care is very important to keep the procedure area healthy and free of infection.
It is critical to follow all aftercare instructions to prevent complications, scarring and to achieve optimum results. Please read carefully.
- KEEP AREA CLEAN and open to the air. Do not cover with a Band-Aid or anything else, leave open to air. Air/oxygen provides good and faster healing. You should not be touching the area at all but if you find yourself needing to please make sure your hands are exceptionally clean.
- DO NOT SOAK the treated area in water. You can shower as normal but keep the area out of the shower spray the best you can and do not let the area stay wet for more than a few second. NO Soaking in water or the scab will get destroyed
- NO BATHING, SWIMMING, SAUNAS, HOT TUBS, TANNING, OR INTENSE EXERCISE.
- DO NOTdisrupt the scabbing process (i.e. no picking, scratching, etc.) All scabbing needs to fall off naturally. If you force or pick a scab off, you will disrupt the process and possibly cause scarring.
- TREAT AREA WITH vitamin E oil. While there is a scab keep the area clean and absolutely no creams, nothing applied leave it alone. ONCE ALL SCABBING HAS NATURALLY FALLEN OFF, apply Vitamin E Oil twice per day throughout the day every day for a minimum of 4 weeks, or until next lightening or removal session. DO NOT start applying Vitamin E oil UNTIL all scabbing has completely fallen off. It is our goal to keep the area as dry as possible until all scabs have naturally fallen off.
- LIPS – please drink all liquids with a straw until all scabbing
Cut food into small bites….no biting into a sandwich. Try to keep mouth expressions to a minimum.
– It is important to the process and integrity of the skin that 4 full weeks of healing take place before another lightening session can be done. No exceptions
– Lightening and/or removing unwanted pigment is a process and patience is required. This is true whether you are choosing any method or product, surgery or laser.
Please be patient and give the process a fair chance to work. Expect visible and wanted results in 3 to 6 sessions.
How many sessions needed will depend on how saturated the pigment is, how deep it was implanted and how much needs to be removed for the desired result.
No creams or chemicals should be used during the healing process.