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Saline & Glycolic Acid Tattoo Removal (Non Laser) in London

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Are you contemplating the removal of your small tattoos or microbladed eyebrows? The rise of saline tattoo removal has introduced a natural alternative to traditional laser methods. Let’s delve into the details of this procedure, covering everything from the process and benefits to frequently asked questions and essential aftercare.

Saline Glycolic Acid Tattoo Removal

Both of Saline and Glycolic Acid Tattoo Removal fall under the category of NON LASER tattoo removal.

What is Saline and Glycolic Acid Cosmetic Tattoo Removal?

Saline tattoo removal is a procedure designed to remove tattoos and microbladed eyebrows naturally. Unlike traditional tattooing or microblading, saline removal involves penetrating the skin with a saline solution (salt + purified water) to break up the tattoo pigment and draw it out of the skin. Glycolic Acid can also be used. By opening the skin and using saline or glycolic acid to bond with the ink particles by making a scab that will then take the ink with it when it falls.    This method removes the ink in the same way it was implanted.

Whilst Saline & Glycolic Removal is commonly used by permanent makeup artist that don’t have access to lasers, it’s fair to mention that it does not replace laser treatment.  We use non laser as a compliment to laser treatments and not a replacement. Body Tattoo Removal areas are too big for this treatment.

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How Does it Work?

The procedure initiates with the application of a numbing cream to minimise any potential discomfort. The technician then sterilises the area and uses a device similar to a tattoo gun to implant the saline solution into the skin where the tattoo eyebrow removal is done. The solution breaks up the pigment and pulls it to the outer surface through osmosis. As the extracted pigment heals into a scab, the tattoo becomes noticeably lighter over the following 8-10 weeks.

This is a LIGHTENING rather than a REMOVAL method.  Any sort of non laser removal involves opening the skin to get to the implanted pigment.  This by the very nature of it. It’s far more aggressive than laser, which does not touch the epidermis.  Because of this, we rarely use non laser removal more than twice.

Is Saline Tattoo Removal Better Than Laser?

Saline removal offers an alternative to laser and should only be use when laser would complicate the removal, usually because of the presence of Titanium Dioxide. Non Laser method can be more effective for certain colours, such as white ink, and colours. Non laser treatments can be very effective when the area is saturated with ink.  However,  it does not substitute the need for lasers at some stage or the removal process.  We specially use saline non laser methods when dealing with flesh or white colour pigment.

Ideal Candidates: Who Should Opt for Saline Removal?

Saline tattoo removal is ideal for individuals with small tattoos (no larger than a deck of cards) or microblading/permanent makeup removal. It is not recommended for those with large tattoos, a tendency for keloid scars, or diabetes. Patience and commitment to aftercare instructions are essential for optimal results.

What Can Clients Expect During and After Treatments?
During the treatment, clients may experience minor bleeding and bruising, with tenderness in the treated area for a few days. The skin will scab over and heal within a few weeks, and fading will occur gradually over several months. Clients should refrain from pulling off the scab, allowing it to fall off naturally.

Aftercare: Ensuring Optimal Healing

The healing process requires specific aftercare to achieve the best results:

The aftercare of Saline or Glycolic Acid Tattoo Removal is more complicated than laser.  You will need to keep the area dry and allow the scab to fall off on it’s own.  This poses a challenge when washing and showering.

  • Keep the brows dry for 10 days or until flaking stops.
  • Avoid cosmetic products or makeup on the wound.
  • Do not wet the wound during showers.
  • If lymph fluid drainage occurs, blot the area without rubbing.
  • Vitamin E oil (2-3 drops) can be used after the scab falls off to rehydrate the skin.

FAQs: Addressing Common Questions

Q: How many sessions are needed?
A: Typically, 4-8 sessions are required, with a 6-week interval between each session.

Q: Can the skin be re-tattooed after removal?
A: Yes, once the area has sufficiently healed, clients can have new permanent makeup procedures.

Q: What results can clients expect?
A: Expect a lightening of the tattoo, not full removal. Results vary, with 3-4 procedures often necessary.

Q: Is saline and glycolic acid a gentler procedure than Laser? A: No it’s not! Laser is far gentler and easier to look after the treatment. This is why we generally use laser when ever we can. We treat Tattoo Removal Scars.

Q: I’m confused about the different non laser products and brands? A: Many companies, including permanent makeup pigment companies have their own version of saline removal. Some companies claim to have magnetic technologies, other have Lactic Acid Technology. THEY ARE ALL THE SAME

During your consultation we will advise you if this is right method for you.  We would like you to keep an open mind during your consultation as you will have heard contradicting reports as to which method is best.   We’re one of the few clinics that uses both methods and we can categorically tell you that the best method is the only that will suit your individual case.

In conclusion, saline tattoo removal offers a natural, safe, and cost-effective solution for those seeking to lighten or remove tattoos and microbladed eyebrows. Understanding the process, following aftercare instructions diligently, and managing expectations are crucial for a successful and confident transformation.

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