Tattoo Removal – Salt/Saline Solution
A salt/saline solution is a common, effective approach to lightening tattoos. Although it is a slower process than other treatments, this method is popular because it is safer than other tattoo removal procedures. In addition, a salt/saline solution treatment is ideal for those with darker skin tones, those with sensitive skin, and those who have had an allergic reaction to tattoo pigment. This method can lighten tattoos on any area, including around the eyes.
Salt/Saline Treatment Process
The first step of the salt/saline treatment is similar to the process of traditional tattooing: a DermaHealth technician will use a device similar to an ink-gun to tattoo the salt/saline solution into the treatment area. This punctures the top layer of skin, opening the area. Then, a salt paste is applied to the skin, which draws the tattoo pigment to the skin’s surface and gently exfoliates it away. Our technician can treat up to a 4-by-4-inch area in one sitting.
Clients should expect three to four procedures before they see desired results. With this method of tattoo removal, clients can expect the tattoo to become lighter, but a full removal should not be expected. The skin can be re-tattooed after the treatment area heals.
Treatment for Those with Tattoo Pigment Allergies
We require a consultation (at no cost) prior to this treatment for those who have had a history of allergic reactions to tattoo pigment. Clients should consult their doctor about the allergy prior to treatment. We will develop a treatment plan according to the severity of the allergy, the area to be lightened, and the doctor’s recommendations for the client.