Li-Ft Saline Lightening
Li-FT is a saline based tattoo lightening solution. Li-FT is an all natural, hypertonic solution that contains no acids and no chemicals.
Li-Ft uses the process of osmosis to 'lift' pigment to the surface.
During the procedure Li-Ft solution is implanted into the skin using a small, handheld permanent makeup tattooing device. Once the solution is implanted into the skin it begins to draw water from the cells beneath the pigment which contains lower amounts of salt
and water will rise to the area containing higher concentrations of salt pulling pigment along with it.
Saline lightening is ideal for any smaller tattoos. Typically no larger than a deck of cards. Anything larger than that is recommended to have laser removal.
-Some tattoos may require multiple sessions.
-A minimum of 8 weeks is required between sessions.
-Tattoos which have been lasered previously will take long since laser works opposite by pushing pigment deeper into the body.-
Expect to have scabbing for about 2 weeks! The most important factor about saline removal is leaving the scabs intact as long as possible. This means keeping the area completely dry and never picking or manipulating the scabs in in way. The healing process is different for everyone but most will not be done scabbing for between 7-14 days. In the mean time NO MAKEUP or coverups of any kind can be used. Failure to follow these rules will result in very poor results and require more sessions! poor results.
If you have had a tattoo done within the last 48 hours, emergency removal can be done to immediately remove a majority of the implanted pigment before it has began to heal! After the 48 hour window you must wait at least 6 weeks for the skin to heal and begin the normal removal process.
The emergency removal process is non-invasive and will not cause scaring, burns, hair removal or any of the typical laser removal side effects!
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Frequently asked questions
Is this laser removal?
Li-FT is a saline based tattoo lightening solution. Li-FT is an all natural, hypertonic solution that contains no acids and no chemicals. I do not offer laser removal.
What is the difference between laser and saline removal?
Laser breaks up the pigment and pushes it deeper into the body to be picked up by the lymphatic system for excretion.
Does it hurt?
Saline removal can be uncomfortable at the end of the procedure but you are numbed the for entire duration. It is normal to have a little soreness and swelling in the days following the procedure.
Will it cause scarring?
Li-Ft removal not only will not cause scarring when done properly, but can also help with breaking up and getting rid of existing scar tissure resulting from previous work done at an improper depth.
How long does it take?
The appointment itself is typically about 1.5 hours for brow (it will vary for other tatoos).
I had saline removal done and the tattoo got darker!
This is actually GREAT news! Since saline works by pulling pigment to the surface, a tattoo that has darkened means that the pigment is on the move and is now closer to the surface of the skin and closer to being removed in future sessions!
How soon can I have the next session?
A minimum of 8 weeks must be left between sessions to allow the skin to fully heal between procedure to prevent scarring.
How do I chose between laser and saline removal?
First of all if you have ever had camouflage tattooing performed (tattooing with skin tone and white pigment to cover mistakes or discoloration of previous work or skin) never get laser. Laser typically will turn titanium pigment black!
I have previously had laser removal done can I have saline removal?
The general rule of thumb is that for every laser session, expect an equal amount of saline sessions before any results will be visible.