SALINE TATTOO LIGHTENING
NOT MY WORK
What is SALINE LIGHTENING?
Saline tattoo lightening is a method of removing pigment from skin using a simple saline solution rather than lasers.
A machine is used to deposit the saline solution into the skin. This solution binds to the pigments, breaks them down and draws them out of the skin over the healing stages. Several sessions may be needed depending on the size of the tattoo and amount of pigment being removed. Pain and down-time are significantly less in comparison to laser tattoo removal.
Cosmetic as well as “regular” tattoos may be treated with this removal method.
Saline lightening is effective on all types of tattoos, regardless of age, colour and location. Sessions required depends on how much pigment is in the skin and your desired outcome.
Saline lightening does not permanently damage the tissue.
Each session is $160 (does not include aftercare Balms)
Does it hurt?
Effective, topical anesthetic is used for numbing before the procedure.
Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and some individuals may even have a resistance to anesthetics making them not as effective. Every effort is made to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible for the entire process.
The procedure takes anywhere from 45mins - 1hr. (+ 30 minutes to numb) Overall it takes 1.5 hours.
The saline method is a lot less painful in comparison to laser removal which can cause blistering or potential scar formation. Saline removal does not permanently damage the tissue like lasers do.
During and immediately after the procedure you may see a small amount of bleeding, this is normal and necessary for creating the “controlled scab.” For the first 24 hrs the skin may appear bright red and gradually begin to scab.
During days 2-4 a scab will be present and eventually fall off naturally. The scabbing process is highly important and will contain the pigment that has surfaced from the procedure.
IT IS A PROCESS and most cases you will need a few sessions.
For your health and safety there are specific rules for eligibility. (EG If you take certain medications, use certain skincare, have had scarring issues in the past etc)
If you are wanting to cover your old brow work, but need Tattoo Lightening first please keep in mind we will need to lighten to the point that I can cover them with minimal effort, and they still need to look natural.
You will need to fill out a Medical Form before your appointment is confirmed. It is ideal to fill this out first so it can be looked over and then once it has been checked book an appointment.
What is involved in the aftercare?
For the first 48 hours, refrain from wetting the area. Use a makeup wipe or a
washcloth to wash the areas around the procedure area.
As the scab starts to form, keep the area clean and dry. The longer the scab stays,
the better the result. Cleanse gently twice daily with unscented soap and pat dry
with a clean towel or paper towel.
Until scabbing is complete, no makeup or skincare products should go within 1" of
the procedure area.
Do not touch, rub, scratch or pick the scab! Doing so may cause scarring and/or
hyperpigmentation as well as prevent the saline from removing as much pigment as possible.
While the area is scabbing, do not apply any type of balm, ointment or covering.
Avoid exercising and/or sweating, swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of
Do not soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray
directly in your face for two weeks.
Once the scab has fallen off on its own, you may begin applying a high-quality oil or ointment 3 x daily, like Vitamin E or Bio Oil. No other creams or chemicals should be applied during this time.
Keeping up with your select ointment application for a minimum of 4 weeks will
reduce the risk of scarring or discolouration, which is rare.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
The skin may appear pink or discoloured for a couple weeks before returning to its
original shade. Do not panic, this is normal as it can take up to 12 weeks.
Sometimes pigment that has spread underneath the skin may rise to the surface
before coming out completely. In these cases, it may appear that the tattoo has
“bled” or migrated to the surrounding tissue. This is all part of the process, and can
be addressed during future sessions if needed. Again, DO NOT PANIC, this is
Please refrain from threading, waxing, or using hair removal products on the treated area while healing.
Saline removal is a process. Desirable results take an average of 3-6 sessions depending on the depth & pigment of the unwanted tattoo, among other factors and sometimes more.
Aftercare is very important when healing please make sure you follow all strict aftercare rules. If anything becomes infected please call your local doctor and let me know. This should not be the case if you are following aftercare properly.
Appointments should be spread out at least 8 weeks apart and for best results 12 weeks apart.