Li-FT removal is a tattoo removal technique which can be done on small body tattoos and unwanted semi-permanent makeup.
What is Li-FT tattoo removal?
Li-FT tattoo lightening & removal is a tattoo removal technique which can be done on small body tattoos and unwanted semi-permanent makeup.
The emergency Li-FT removal technique is performed without any needles. No needles, nor any tattoo techniques or breaking into the skin in any way is used. This is a safe and gentle manner of lifting freshly implanted pigment from area. Once the skin is wounded, we have a short period of time before the epidermal crust is fully formed. Until that epidermal crust is fully formed, the area may accept and absorb the Li-FT solution. It is best if the procedure is no more than 48 hours old. You may have some success up to 72 hours, but experience proves up to 48 hours will bring the best lightening and lifting results. If you have had your eyebrows done in the last 48 hours, you feel they were done poorly and you would like to attempt to lift the pigment out, Li-FT and the emergency removal technique we offer may be able to help you! Please contact us for more information.
How is it done?
Li-FT works on a theory of 'Osmosis' and the body's natural healing process by lifting the old pigment up to the skin surface. The Li-FT solution is tattooed into the skin using the same traditional equipment used in the tattooing process. However, instead of pigment, the solution is implanted into the skin. As the body heals and forms a scab, the pigment becomes trapped in the scab and when the scabs fall off some of the pigment goes with it! This method of removal decreases the chance of causing lasting damage to the skin.
How many sessions will I need?
How many sessions it will take to lighten any one procedure will depend on many different variables including but not limited to; aftercare, saturation, how deep the work is, whether the client has oily skin, how many layers of pigment and placement of the tattoo. It’s impossible to predict how many sessions a client will need. Although many times we achieve amazing results in just one to two sessions, it is not uncommon for certain procedures to take up to 6 sessions to reach the desired lightening result. Even if a certain case takes 6 sessions to reach the lightening result that we want, that is often much faster than laser. Results vary from person to person. Clients should typically expect between 1-6 sessions before they see some results. 8 weeks are required between each session.
Laser vs Li-FT
Both saline and laser are well-respected methods of removal. Both can be amazingly effective and provide the results you are hoping for. Saline and laser couldn’t be more different so how do you know which method would be best and most effective for you and your particular case? The information listed here will hopefully provide some insight and help you to choose the method of removal that will best suit your needs. Laser works by producing a short pulse of intense light that penetrates deep enough down into the skin, then is absorbed by the pigment. The intense light breaks up the pigment into tiny fragments. The laser pushes the tiny fragments back down, deeper into the body to be removed by the body’s lymph and waste system. Different laser wavelengths target specific colours at specific depths in the skin. It can take several laser wavelengths to remove a multi-coloured tattoo. Due to the variables and restrictions of many lasers, it is important to do your research and pick the right laser for the tattoo you want removed. The healing process is about 7 to 10 days. With some lasers, you may experience blisters, if so that could prolong the healing process. Li-FT saline removal works by Osmosis. The high concentration of salt draws the water underneath and surrounding the pigment up to the surface of the skin to be contained and removed by the scab. So, whereas Laser pushes pigment back down into the body to be removed by the lymph and waste system, saline moves the pigment up and out of the skin via the scabbing process. Saline is not colour restricted and will remove all colours including white (titanium dioxide). Saline is also not depth specific, meaning it will target and start lifting pigment/ink no matter the depth that it resides. Li-FT Saline solution is implanted into the skin in the same way we implant pigment or ink to do a semi-permanent makeup or body tattoo procedure. We use our tattoo machines, dip our needle into the Li-FT solution and then tattoo it into the area of the unwanted procedure or tattoo. The healing process is about 7 to 10 days. Saline removal does not cause any blistering when aftercare followed correctly. Laser can permanently remove brow hair. Saline will not effect your eyebrow hair at all. Tattooing skin after it has been lasered is often unsuccessful. Saline removal tends not to effect the skin or cause scarring if aftercare followed correctly. Laser cannot be used on the lips. Li-FT saline solution is safe and effective in removing lip and eyeliner tattoos. Both laser and saline are relatively close in cost and require several sessions. Lasers can cover the surface area of a large tattoo much quicker and more efficiently than the Li-FT saline removal technique. Li-FT will take much longer to remove a large tattoo, therefore we only recommend Li-FT saline removal on semi-permanent makeup and small body tattoos.
Who is a good candidate for Li-FT removal?
Those with unwanted semi-permanent makeup or small body tattoos.
Pain & discomfort
Pain is relative, however the procedure itself shouldn’t be unbearable. Laser is considered more painful than Li-FT. During the procedure, an ointment can be applied to help minimise pain and discomfort.
What are the risks?
If you find a highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioner who is aware of your skin type and medical history, then having any type of removal treatment should be a safe process. You should always do your research and choose the right practitioner for your needs.
Do I need a patch test?
Those who suffer from hyperpigmentation and/or hypopigmentation will require a patch test before proceeding. A patch test can be a good indicator as to how a skin type will react, but it is in no way a guarantee the skin will react in the same manner during the removal procedure.
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