October 1, 2022
Tattoo Removal

Are you rethinking your cosmetic tattoo? Are your brows too thick, your lip color not as flattering as you thought it would be? If you’re considering tattoo removal, there are a number of procedures to take advantage of.

With all the tattoo removal options though, it is easy for you to become overwhelmed. Which one should you choose? What is most effective and what is best for you? In this post, we will outline the differences between two popular cosmetic tattoo removal procedures: laser and saline.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is the oldest and most common method of tattoo removal and works by breaking up the tattoo pigments with a high-intensity light beam. Black ink is typically the easiest to treat as it absorbs all wavelengths. However, other pigment colours require selected lasers for effective removal.

Pros Of Laser Tattoo Removal

There are many benefits that come with laser tattoo removal. A tattoo can be removed in a few treatments. As a non-invasive treatment, laser tattoo removal requires minimal downtime, making for a short and easy recovery. Similarly, tattoo removal has been reported to have a very high success rate of removing tattoos of any kind. 

Cons Of Laser Tattoo Removal

Due to the intense beam of light passing through the same area of your skin several times over, it is likely your skin will turn red and get inflamed. In some extreme cases, blistering and permanent scarring may occur.

Another rare side effect of the laser removal process is the risk of hyperpigmentation. This happens when the skin pigment reacts to the laser beam and results in uneven skin colours. Depending on the size ad colour of your tattoo, laser removal can also be quite costly. 

Saline Tattoo Removal

Saline Tattoo Removal is an all-natural cosmetic tattoo removal that works by implanting a medical-grade saline solution into the tattooed area utilising the same method as cosmetic tattooing. The solution then begins to break down the ink particles and expells them through scabbing.

Benefits of Saline Removal

As a natural tattoo removal solution, saline removal carries a number of benefits that have made it more popular than ever. These include carrying a lower risk of scarring and hyperpigmentation. Similarly, this method works on all skin types and colours and is not as damaging to your skin as laser tattoo removal and is far less costly.

Cons of Saline Removal

As with any tattoo process, more than one session is required to ensure the best results. However, as the skin and pigment scabs, it will take 6-10 weeks between sessions to allow the skin to fully heal. Similarly, this is a procedure that does it’s best work on small cosmetic tattoos.

Need Your Tattoo Removed?

At the end of the day, both laser and saline tattoo removal are great options that will help you get rid of your unwanted tattoo. The best way to determine which is right for you is to speak with a professional who can assess your skin type, tattoo pigment, and size.

At Signature Brows and Beauty, the team of beauty technicians offer the best in saline tattoo removal procedures. With years of experience in the industry, the team can help you remove your tattoo with ease!

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