PMU /Tattoo Removal
Consultations are not required for Saline Removal, but may be recommended for more difficult cases. Reading the following page will ensure you're prepared for your removal session.
You must be 18 years old to get any permanent makeup/removal done.
Saline removal works to create a superficial controlled wound that develops a scab. The saline works with the body's natural healing process to remove the pigment when the scabs shed. Saline removal is the best option for removing permanent makeup that you are unhappy with or need corrected. It is the most affordable and safest way to remove PMU (permanent makeup). Saline removal works on regular tattoos as well, however, currently Natural Beauty Designs only removes tattoos and semi-permanent tattoos on the face (excluding eyeliner), not the body.
The amount of sessions required will depend on how deep the pigment was implanted and how saturated it is in the skin. For correction purposes, the tattoo may only need to be lightened to the point that it can be covered successfully. Anywhere between 1-6 sessions may be required to get your desired result.
Disclaimer: Because all tattoo artists/PMU artists use different products and techniques the results of removing that work cannot be predicted, foreseen or guaranteed on everyone.
Plan your procedure with your schedule/vacations/events! DO NOT schedule when you have an incoming event that conflicts with healing. You will need 2 weeks for scabs to shed and 2 more weeks for complete healing.
Come to your appointment prepared:
Don't take blood thinning medications for couple days before your appointment (aka: Aspirin, Warfarin, Plavix, Vitamin E, etc), however, please DO NOT stop taking prescribed medications until you have talked with your doctor.
No use of fish oils 2 weeks prior.
No alcohol or caffeine 12 hours before the appointment.
Avoid tanning/excessive sun exposure 2 weeks before (and 4 weeks after).
No botox/dysport 2 weeks before the appointment (or 2 weeks after).
No harsh exfoliation, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, skin treatments, etc. 2 weeks prior to the appointment or 4 weeks after.
NO use of Retin-a, Renova, and Glycolic acids 2 weeks prior.
No brow tinting one week prior.
Latisse (or other growth serums/oils) used on the eyebrows must be discontinued for min of 3 weeks. Be aware; if you have ever used Latisse on your eyebrows then you may have more redness/swelling from the saline removal.
If you are nervous, consider bringing headphones and music. Numbing will be used.
You CANNOT get a Saline removal procedure done if any of the following apply to you (indicated with Red):
Pregnancy/breast feeding- NO EXCEPTIONS
Use of Accutane (acne medication)- must discontinue for 1 year before any invasive skin treatment.
Hemophilia- Bleeding Disorder
Trichotillomania- Compulsive pulling of body hair or scabs on body
Keloid Scarring history- If you've ever had a diagnosed keloid scar, you need to supply a Doctors approval note at your appointment
have Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator/Stint
If you are Hemophiliac
Any active skin disease/condition on the face (cold sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, severe acne in the brow area, actinic keratosis, rosacea, contact dermatitis, shingles, etc,) any other skin conditions that are not listed please ask about before booking
Epilepsy- Must get a doctors note for approval
Uncontrolled Diabetic OR Uncontrolled High blood pressure
Chemotherapy or Radiation treatments - You can get removal with a doctors note of approval.
Permanent eyeliner - Natural Beauty Designs does not remove permanent eyeliner with the Saline removal technique or any other technique.
The following conditions (indicated with blue) do not prevent you from getting your PMU/tattoos removed, but should be considered when deciding if it's the right option for you.
Cirrhosis of the Liver: Susceptible to infection
Scar tissue: Scars can be unpredicable. Please be aware that ALL PMU (microblading/tattoos/semi-permanent tattoos) leave behind scar tissue. How thick that tissue is depends on your skin and also how the PMU was preformed. Often clients want their PMU removed because they have gone to an inexperienced PMU technician and aren't happy with the results. Because of inexperience there may also be excessive scar tissue present (It may not to be visible under the pigment). Scar tissue can prevent proper healing. The saline solution may have a harder time penetrating through thick scar tissue and removing the pigment. However in most cases this is not a concern, but it is a possibility and it is beyond the control of your saline removal technician.
Alopecia (Hair loss due to auto immune disease): the results are less predictable with this skin type, may require more removal sessions.
Platelet Disorders- Causes more bleeding to occur, and therefore lower saline penetration.
Moles/raised areas in or around the brow area: Pigment should not ever be put into moles or anything raised but if you had PMU and the technician did this, you can't remove pigment from this area, only around.
Hair transplant for your eyebrows: Scar tissue is thicker.
Darker skin types: Skin can have more reactions, because of sensitivity. If you have a history or poor healing or had dark spots or light spots left behind from scars, then that can happen with the removal too.
MEDICATIONS: Taking certain medications can effect your skin and the way it heals. Taking a lot of different medications at once will also make it harder to predict how well you will heal.
Age of tattoo: This very important! The longer you have had your tattoo the more difficult it may be to remove. If its 10+ years old you may need more sessions to get it completely removed.
These instructions and requirements are for your safety and are recommended for the best results possible. If you show up to your appointment/book your appointment without following any/all of the above requirements including pre-care or you have any of the conditions indicated in red above, you will be turned away and charged a cancellation fee. If you experience any of the conditions above indicated in blue, then by scheduling you except the possible outcomes explained.
Saline Removal Post-Care:
Directly following the treatment you will have a bandage put on the area. When you take this off the area will be very red and may have blood on the surface. This is because of the coagulation process and it is nothing to worry about. You may GENTLY wipe the edges of the area clean from blood with alcohol pads following the procedure. Don't cover the area again; it must be open to air and begin forming a scab.
Keep Bandage on for 30-45 minutes after the procedure (don't take it off before or leave it on for longer).
Keep the area dry as much as possible. If they get wet, let they dry immediately (don't rub with a towel) and NEVER let them soak under water or in the shower. You must keep them dry until the scabs have shed on their own completely.
No creams/moisturizers/ointments until it is time to use the Healing Cream you are given free at the appointment.
Use sun-screen AFTER all scabs are gone. At this point you will also start to use a small amount of Healing Cream on them, but never use before the scabs are all gone. Use this a couple times a day until your next session or until you run out.
No HOT showers, or saunas directly after the procedure. Shower pressure should not go directly on the treated area for 14 days.
You really shouldn't touch them but if you find yourself needing to for some reason, your hands must be completely cleaned with anti bacterial soap before.
If the area starts to get itchy, this is normal, don’t itch the area under any circumstances. This can cause scars, poor healing and bad results which will be a waste of money for you.
NO exercising for 10-14 days after your appointment. The salt in sweat can cause poor healing. Please don't exercise, even if you "don't sweat."
Try and sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side or stomach could increase the risk of pulling off healing scabs. Clean your pillow case prior, so there is less chance of the treated area coming in contact with bacteria.
Do not pick or itch the scabbed skin. This is unlike microblading, so pulling off the scab does not mean you will pull more pigment out of the skin. It will ruin the process if scabs are forced to come off. Even small amounts of picking, or "helping" a scab fall off can drastically change how well you will heal and how red your skin will stay underneath.
No sun/tanning beds for at least 3 weeks
You may use a cleanser on the area again once the scabs have shed.
NO anti-aging creams of any sort on area for 3 weeks.
You may wear makeup on the rest of your face but don't put any makeup on the treated area.
You will see the results after the scabs come off.