TATTOO REMOVAL, SCAR CAMOUFLAGE and AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS

NATURAL TATTOO REMOVAL METHOD #1

PRICE/TREATMENT

Tattoo size within 1" x 1"

$60 per treatment

Tattoo size within 2" x 2"

$90 per treatment

Tattoo size within 3" x 3"

$110 per treatment

Tattoo size within 4" x 4"

$130 per treatment

Tattoo size within 5" x 5"

$170 per treatment

Larger Tattoos (larger than 5" x 5" ...or full sleeves...etc.)
require a consultation for pricing.

Disclaimer
There are no refunds or guarantees, and results do vary.


Tattoos are exciting and sound like a great idea in the heat of the moment. What is exciting today can be inappropriate or difficult to explain later in life.

Common reasons for tattoo removal:

  • Some branches of the military will not accept recruits with tattoos that are visible, demanding their removal before acceptance into the service
  • Some employers will not hire you if you have a tattoo in an obvious area (this may be tax deductible)
  • Many of the clients in my practice request the removal of another persons name or initials, divorce or the break up of a relationship being the main factor

 The salt water method is highly successful in tattoo removal. Since a tattoo is a scar with ink in it, the degree of scarring will vary depending on the original tattoo and the individual’s skin and healing properties.

Why salt? Salt is safe when utilized properly. The process is similar to the Salabrasion procedures once performed by physicians.

How does it work?

The skin is a semi-permeable membrane allowing only a certain size particle to pass through. By introducing a high concentration of salt water next to the dermis (where the ink is implanted) water in the cells beneath the surrounding the ink (containing lower concentrations of salt and water) will rise to the areas containing higher concentrations of salt. This is called equalization. In the process of equalization ink is forced from the dermal layer of the skin upward to the epidermis by osmotic pressure in an attempt to become equal to the higher concentration of salt and water.

Multiple treatments are necessary for removal and will vary according to tattoo size, location on the body, quality and depth of the implantation of the ink, and healing factors of the individual.

Common Tattoo Removal Questions

Laser Vs. Salt-Water

Lasers

Lasers use pulses of light to break up tattoo ink. Results vary according to the type of laser used, often leaving behind a white ghost in place of the tattoo. There are several factors that contribute to the success of laser tattoo removal. For example, the color and type of ink used in the tattoo may require several different lasers to be used. With rapid ink changes in the tattoo industry, it can be difficult to remove all colors and inks. The Q-switched Nd:Yag, Q-switched Alexandrite and the Q-switched Ruby are the most frequently used.

Saline Removal Method

The saline removal method is highly successful in tattoo removal. Why salt? Salt is natural and safe when utilized by a properly trained technician. Salt is much more gentle than laser removal. Finally, salt doesn’t recognize ink color and is not a factor in successful removal. This process is similar to the salibrasion procedure once performed by physicians.

How Does It Work?

The skin is a semi permeable membrane allowing only a certain size particle to get through. By introducing a high concentration of salt water next to the dermis (where the unwanted ink or pigment is) water in the cells beneath and surrounding the pigment (containing lower concentrations of salt and water) will rise to the areas containing higher concentrations of salt. This is called equalization. In the process of equalization pigment is forced from the dermal layer of the skin upward to the epidermis by osmotic pressure in an attempt to become equal to the higher concentration of salt and water. Unwanted ink or pigment brought to the skin surface is shed in the scab that forms over the procedure site during the healing process, revealing new pink skin. Multiple treatments are necessary according to the shape, size, and location of the tattoo, as well as healing factors of the individual.

Cost Comparison

The cost of salt-water removal is less expensive and less traumatic to the skin than laser, dermabrasion, and excision. All methods of removal involve multiple treatments with the possible exception of excision. Experience and success in removal is a main factor. Ask to see before and after photos when considering this service as well as an estimate of sessions required and fees.

Will I Have A Scar?

Regardless of the method you choose, some scarring or color variations are likely. It is a medical fact that any scar takes one full year from the last manipulation to be mature (fully healed and finished changing). Since a tattoo is a scar with ink in it, the degree of scarring will vary depending on the original tattoo sizes and the individual’s skin and healing properties.


Saline/salt lightening and Tattoo Removal. Cosmetic Tattoo Removal is a natural product used for lightening or removing permanent makeup or small tattoos. It is a saline removal solution (similar to the salabrasion process that is used by physicians). The saline, or salt water technique, uses the scientific principles of osmosis and equalization. What to expect? The Hypertonic Saline Solution is tattooed into the dermis containing unwanted color (pigment); microscopic scar tissue containing the pigment in the dermis slightly rises for approximately 12 hours, the epidermis layer of the skin forms a scab and adheres to the pigment particles. Once the scab falls off either most or some of the pigment will leave the body. There is no way to predict the number of sessions needed due to the different depths the pigment is inserted and types of pigment.


After-Care Instructions for Saline tattoo removal method

KEEP THE TREATED AREA CLEAN AND DRY. Any moisture to the treated area may result in an infection, scarring or an undesirable result.

TIPS TO KEEP DRY:

  • If the tattoo is on your hand, latex or vinyl gloves may be worn.  However, be sure to remove them immediately after you've used them, as moisture will quickly build up in them.
  • Keep Saran Wrap and plastic tape near your shower so 
    that you may securely cover the area while in the shower.
  • NOTHING ELSE IS ALLOWED ON THE TREATED AREA.  
    No lotions, ointments, makeup, etc. until completely healed and the scab has fallen off on its own. This may take 2 weeks or longer for this to occur.
  • KEEP THE AREA COVERED with a Telfa or "non-stick" gauze or dressing to help avoid any irritation from clothing or other objects rubbing against it.
  • DO NOT PICK AT THE SCAB or else you will prevent the saline solution from removing as much ink as possible...and may also result of scarring.

After the scab has fallen off, the skin beneath will appear pink for up
to one year or longer. This varies according to each individual's lymphatic system. You will notice continued lightening for several months following the removal.


What are the aftercare instructions? The first day you would need to apply antibiotic ointment. Directly after the procedure is complete disinfect with Isopropyl Alcohol, Customer should remain still for 10-15 minutes and let the blood coagulate and start the scab. Cover lightly with gauze and send home. Remove in thirty minutes and leave all covering off permanently. Keep dry for 24 hours to form scab, when washing of showering only wash gently with fingers and pat dry. Never soak in water and no creams of any kind or makeup. The scab is the tool to remove the pigment and should not be picked, let scab fall off naturally. After scab is gone and completely healed rub vitamin E into the skin once daily and do not repeat the procedure for minimum of four weeks.

What to expect? The Hypertonic Saline Solution is tattooed into the dermis containing unwanted color (pigment); microscopic scar tissue containing the pigment in the dermis slightly rises for approximately 12 hours, the epidermis layer of the skin forms a scab and adheres to the pigment particles. Once the scab falls off either most or some of the pigment will leave the body. There is no way to predict the number of sessions needed due to the different depths the pigment is inserted and types of pigment.

 

After care instructions for skin camouflage/ scar camouflage

Tattoo Lightening, Fading and Removal, scar camouflage–using natural permanent makeup tattoo ink.  As life moves on and a place in time when a tattoo was created does not fit into your future, let us lighten, fade and remove your unwanted tattoo.  We use the same process to remove permanent makeup as well as body tattoos.  We never use ingredients that harm or damage the client’s melatonin skin pigment.  Clients should expect 2-6 sessions in order to receive desired results. This service is typically performed in one to two hour sessions.
Methods for Tattoo Removal 
Over the years, different methods have been used to remove body art tattoos or permanent makeup. They include Dermabrasion, Salabrasion, Salt Removal (Saline Removal), Cryosurgery, Surgical Excision, and Laser. Today, laser removal is popular but it can be expensive and results may not always be satisfactory.
Tattoo Removal Without a Laser 
Some people want to remove or lighten a conventional or permanent makeup tattoo without using a laser or harsh process.  It is an ALL NATURAL solution that is non-toxic and contains no acids.  We use this product for both permanent makeup and tattoo removal procedures.
Special equipment is used on top of the tattooed area that is to be treated.  Ink is applied on top of the area for a specific amount of time and then removed.  We then use topical anesthetics before and during the procedure to maintain comfort. We will provide written after care instructions for proper healing. Results happen over time with multiple treatments.


AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SKIN CAMOUFLAGE

Swelling: Very slight. A little redness in the immediate area.

Moisture:  Keep the area of pigmentation moist at least 4+ times per day: 

1-3 DAYS: morning, night and twice in-between with antibiotics ointment or aquaphore  for a minimum of 3 days. If a crust appears on the pigmented surface DO NOT FORCE THE REMOVAL BY PICKING, SCRATCHING OR WASHING!!! PIGMENT MAY BE REMOVED ALONG WITH THE CRUST!!!

3-10 days: natural moisturizer such as; coconut oil, vitamin oil and lotions contains no or little chemical.

Avoid for 1 week:
  · Soaps, cleansers, water on pigmented areas

  · Washing pigmented area
  · Chlorine pools

  · Retin-A on pigmented areas
  · Makeup on pigmented area for 5 days, including non-allergenic
  · Hot, steamy, long showers
  · Sun on pigmented areas
  · Jacuzzi or saunas
  · Terry towels on pigmented areas
  · Shower with your back to the water to avoid water, shampoo and conditioner from getting into the pigmented areas. Have a sufficient amount of Shea Butter or Shea Oil on the pigmented area during showers.

Do not be alarmed by fading after the first application. The final color cannot be judged until at least 3 weeks after the touchup applications are completed. This is the reason follow-ups are required.


 


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