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GEM Beauty by Lacey Michael

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 What is Saline Tattoo Removal?

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Choose a safe tattoo removal service offered at GEM Beauty in Methuen, MA, to remove your small tattoos and permanent makeup! Saline tattoo removal is a good option for people who don’t want to go through laser tattoo removal. The saline tattoo removal procedure is similar to tattooing or microblading but in reverse. A saline solution is used to penetrate the skin. That breaks up the ink and pulls it out of the skin. 

LI-FT is the most reliable saline solution used during saline tattoo removal. It contains mainly salt, lemon and orange seed extracts, and water. It’s safe for your skin and works quickly. 

How Does Saline Tattoo Removal Work? 

During a typical saline tattoo removal session, your specialist will apply a numbing cream to the area where the tattoo removal is being done. Then that area will be sterilized. After that, a machine resembling a tattoo gun penetrates the skin with the saline solution. 

The broken-up ink heals into a scab, similar to how a new tattoo scabs up. That scab will fall off, and the tattoo will look much lighter. 

Over time, as more ink is pulled out, the tattoo will disappear from the skin. Typically it takes 8-10 weeks for the skin to heal before another session can be done. Sometimes a second session is optional. 

Is Saline Tattoo Removal Better Than Laser? 

Saline tattoo removal may be a better choice for some. But saline tattoo removal is sometimes safer or more effective than laser tattoo removal. Many people prefer saline tattoo removal for safety. Saline, or salt water, is harmless to the body. And when the saline breaks up the ink, that ink is expelled from the body. When someone has laser removal done, the ink is absorbed by the body. 

Saline tattoo removal can be more effective at removing some tattoos, especially with white ink. Lasers work by using specific wavelengths of light that must be matched to the tattoo’s color that is being removed. The removal will only be effective if the laser matches upright. 

Another benefit of saline tattoo removal over laser tattoo removal is the cost. Saline tattoo removal at GEM Beauty costs $250 per session or three sessions for $600, while laser removal typically starts at around $500 per session. 

Am I A Good Candidate For Saline Tattoo Removal? 

Saline tattoo removal isn’t for everyone. People who have diabetes should not have saline tattoo removal. People prone to having keloids or scars aren’t a good fit for saline tattoo removal. Saline removal is also not recommended for very large tattoos.

Saline tattoo removal is most often recommended for people with no severe skin or health issues that would prevent skin healing. It’s also a good fit for people trying to remove small tattoos smaller than a playing card or who want to remove microblading or permanent makeup. 

Is Aftercare Necessary? 

Just like when you get a tattoo, there are some things you need to do after saline tattoo removal to make sure your skin heals properly. Aftercare recommendations include:

  • Let the skin heal dry if possible, but cover it if you work in a gym, school, hospital, or any place with a high risk of infection if it’s uncovered. 
  • Don’t pull off the scab. Like with a tattoo, it’s imperative to let the scab form and fall off its own. 
  • If there’s drainage, blot with a paper towel, but don’t rub the area. 
  • Keep the area dry. Cover it in the shower.

Always follow any aftercare instructions you are given.

Get Answers To Your Saline Tattoo Removal Questions

If you’re considering saline tattoo removal and are located in Methuen, MA, or the greater Boston area, contact GEM Beauty. Our Saline Tattoo Removal is the perfect solution to lift and remove unwanted permanent makeup and small tattoos. If you have questions or want to book a saline tattoo removal appointment, you can do so online!

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