Saline vs. Laser Permanent Makeup Removal

Rethinking your tattoo or permanent makeup? Saline and laser removals are a type of procedure performed to remove unwanted tattoo pigment that has been deposited into the skin. 

What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal uses a laser that has pulses of energy targeted at the tattoo pigment. As the pigment absorbs the energy, it breaks up and is absorbed into the body. Tattoo removal with a laser can be expensive and painful.

What is Saline Tattoo Removal?

Saline tattoo removal for permanent makeup (and tattoos!) is a salt/saline solution that is tattooed into the skin. Saline works on the process of osmosis, pulling your natural water/salts to the surface, and as a result, lifting the pigment up and out of the skin. 

What are the differences?

With laser tattoo removal, ink is absorbed by your body. With saline tattoo removal, ink is extracted from the skin.

Saline removal is gentler. Compared to laser or dermabrasion, saline is the gentlest option for sensitive areas such as permanent eyebrow removal or permanent eyeliner removal as it leaves your skin intact.

Laser tattoo removal can only lighten certain ink colors due to their energy wavelengths. Saline solution does not discriminate against certain colors. It can remove all pigments.

Can Saline Tattoo Removal be performed on anyone?

Yes! Saline Tattoo Removal works on all skin types however, clients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have other contraindications are not a fit.

What is the cost per procedure?

In order to perform Saline Tattoo Removal, you will need:

  • Machine Method Device & Needle OR Manual Method Stylus & Needle
  • Disposables
  • Saline Removal Solution

The average cost PER session is: $15. Includes needle, disposables, saline solution.

How much do I charge for Saline Tattoo Removal?

The average cost per session for saline tattoo removal is $200. On average, clients must attend 3 - 6 sessions for optimal results. Your price per procedure is $15. That breaks down to a profit of about $555 - $1,110 per removal.

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