Permanent Makeup Removal with Saline in Cambridge (or tattoo removal)
Saline tattoo removal is a non-laser method of removal/lightening of small body tattoos, permanent makeup and microblading.
Saline removal method involves placing a special solution inside the skin, the same way how the pigments were placed into the skin when doing your permanent makeup/tattoo. During healing, some pigment will come out and flake off with the scabs, thus leaving a lighter tattoo underneath.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure should feel similar or slightly more uncomfortable than having your original permanent makeup/tattoo done. The solution used may produce stinging sensation through the procedure. I will use topical numbing prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort.
How many sessions will I need?
It is not possible to predict exactly how many sessions will be required to achieve desired results as every case is different, but usually 3-6 sessions 8-12 weeks apart will be required to achieve good results. If you are planning to have new permanent makeup applied over an old one, then less sessions will be required, as we will just need to lighten old tattoo rather than remove it completely. Factors that influence how many sessions may be needed include: skin type, presence of scarring, amount of pigment inside the skin, depth and colour of the pigment, age of the tattoo, the location of the tattoo etc.
Why do I have to wait so long between the sessions?
Skin need adequate time to heal, that's why minimum 8 weeks must be left between the treatments.
How long does the treatment take?
Average removal treatment for permanent makeup removal is around 60 minutes
Will my permanent makeup or tattoo disappear completely?
If removal sessions are continued, then in most cases the tattoo/permanent makeup will disappear completely. However as every skin is different and number of factors influence the process, it is not possible to predict how well or how fast the tattoo will fade and if it will fade completely.
How will I look straight after the procedure?
Immediately after the procedure you may have small amount of bleeding. This is completely normal because we have to implant the solution deep enough into the skin for it to reach the ink and draw it up to the skin surface. During the first 24-72 hours (in some cases longer) skin is likely to look reddened, swollen, inflamed and feel sore, and scab will start to form. The scab will then fall of naturally within 10-14 days. This scabbing process is extremely important as the scab will contain some of the pigment that has been drawn up to the skin surface. Once the scab falls off, the skin underneath may appear discoloured or pink for a few weeks or months, this is normal and in most cases is temporary.
How is saline method better than laser removal?
Although laser removal may produce quicker results, saline removal has one main advantage over laser: it is possible to remove any colour of the ink, while laser in usually not very effective with colours like orange, green, yellow and white.
How much does permanent makeup removal cost?
To view the prices for permanent makeup removal, please visit Prices page on this website.
I offer free consultations, so feel free to get in touch to arrange yours if you would like to discuss your permanent makeup removal options.
Permanent makeup/tattoo removal with saline has contraindications and can not be performed if you are:
-Under 18 years or age
-Pregnant or/and breastfeeding
-Diagnosed with a transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
-Having skin condition such as eczema and psoriasis on the area that is to be treated
-Taking steroids, Accutane or Retinol products (Accutane must be stopped 1 year prior to the procedure, Retinol must be stopped 4 weeks prior to the procedure)
-Using eyelash serum or brow serum on the area to be treated (must stop using it at least 3 months prior to your procedure)
-Allergic to aloe vera or salts
-Taking blood thinning medicines (e.g. Aspirin)
-Having major heart problems or have a pacemaker fitted
-Having an uncontrolled high blood pressure or healing disorders
-Having an active skin cancer
-Undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy
Emergency Permanent Makeup/Tattoo Removal with Saline
Emergency removal can be performed within 48 hours of an unwanted tattoo/permanent makeup/microblading being done. It will only work within this time frame and the earlier emergency removal session will be performed the better the results will be. After that time the skin will close and emergency removal won't be effective. If more than 48 hours has passed since the tattoo was done, a full healing process of 8 weeks must occur before attempting a regular saline or laser tattoo removal.