Cosmetic Tattoo Removal/Lightening

Starting September 15th, 2018 we will be offering cosmetic tattoo removal using a saline solution called LI-FT. LI-FT is a safe and effective way to lighten and/or remove unwanted pigment for cosmetic tattoos. LI-FT contains High Salt Concentrate, Orange Seed Extract, Lemon Seed Extract, Aloe Vera and Sterile water. Multiple sessions may be required to lighten or completely remove previously tattooed brows. 

 
 
 Work/Photo Courtesy of Michon/Girlz Ink Studio

Work/Photo Courtesy of Michon/Girlz Ink Studio

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We use LI-FT to perform our cosmetic tattoo removal/lightening procedures. LI-FT is a pigment lightening solution formulated for cosmetic tattoos on the face and for areas of body art to lighten tattoos. It is NOT used for areas below the knee, below the wrist and in private areas. 


LI-FT Key Points

  • There is a fee for this service and additional fees for all additional sessions. The fee for the first session is $200. Fee's for the additional session(s) cannot be determined until the results for the first session are complete and we understand how much needs to be done at the additional session(s).

  • Results will vary depending on, but not limited to, your skin condition, health profile, ability to heal well, the type and color of the pigment to be lightened, depth of pigment placement, technique used and compliance with aftercare instructions. 

  • The timing for a tattoo lightening procedure is important. If you have special events, travel plans or work in an environment with the probability of high bacterial exposure you should choose the timing for the lightening procedure so aftercare instructions do not conflict with these activities or workplace schedules. 
  • Darker skin or any other skin that shows signs of previous hyper or hypo pigmentation should be done with extreme caution. A pre-procedure test may be required to ensure no hyper or hypo pigmentation is possible. 
  • You will be required to complete a pigment lightening consent form indicating that you do, or do not have any allergies to the following ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum, Calendula Officinalis, Hydroxethyl Cellulose, Sodium Benzonate, Potassium Sorbate. If a client indicates an allergy to any of the aforementioned ingredients, you may be offered to purchase a new sealed container of LI-FT and consult with your physician for allergy testing. The diagnosis (results of the medically conducted allergy test) is to be provided to us. If a client indicates an allergy to any of the ingredients, but cannot or will not pursue a physician conducted allergy test, the use of LI-FT is prohibited.

     


LI-FT PIGMENT LIGHTENING/REMOVAL AFTERCARE

Dry healing has resulted in optimum results, however, if the client is active in high-risk areas an occlusive wound dressing for several days is required to prevent bacterial invasion of the wound. Some high-risk areas would include but are not limited to:

  • Exercise/Gym
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Home Care Facilities
  • High public traffic areas such as hotels, airports, grocery stores, etc. 

For several hours, and in some instances longer, the wound may weep lymph blood and fluid. These fluids can be blotted off by applying pressure (no rubbing) with a slightly moist paper towel.

The procedural area should be cleansed with a product such as Cetaphil or Cerave; gentle products without fragrance, acidic ingredients, etc.

Please note that topical cosmetics may not be applied over the procedural area to diffuse or hide the appearance of the wound. Cosmetics may contain ingredients that are contraindicative to healing wounds, may contain bacteria, and also require removal which entails contact with the crusts of the tattoo lightened area.

Measures should be taken to  keep the tattoo lightened area dry when bathing. This is more difficult for body art tattoos. While showering, people who have had cosmetic tattoos lightened may turn their back to the shower spray and gently blot off any moisture with a paper towel.

Under no circumstances should the crusts that develop over the wound be removed. The crusts will become less noticeable with the natural exfoliation of the dead skin cells that are naturally replaced by the body during the healing process.

Also, be advised that if any sign of infection is seen, you should consult your physician