Pigment removal is any sort of action or procedure where the goal is to lighten or remove ink from the skin. Typically this takes place after someone receives permanent makeup or a tattoo that they no longer want.
A natural saline solution, called Li-FT. It is implanted over existing permanent makeup or small tattoos using a machine and needles, or manual tools with needles. Implanting the solution into the skin breaks up the healed pigment, and begins to lift the pigment out of the skin by osmosis. The pigment pulls toward the surface of the skin thanks to the saline solution, and becomes a scab. The scab then falls off and leaves a lightened tattoo.
a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one, thus equalizing the concentrations on each side of the membrane.
The simple answer is, anyone that has had poor permanent makeup or tattoos that they want removed from their bodies. That said, there are certain people who will be poor candidates before you even get to a point where you can assess their work to see if it can be removed. Those situations are listed below.
Li-FT is made by Li Pigments in a state licensed and regulated manufacturing lab under sterile conditions and it’s independently tested for safety. It is a non-acid, high concentrate, saline based solution. The ingredients are: Lemon seed extract and orange seed extract, which aids in fading and exfoliation, aloe vera, which aids in skin conditioning, and sterile water. The consistency is that of a smooth gel, with no separation, which makes it very easy to use and safe since it stays put.
Osmosis is a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated solution. This achieves the same amount of concentration on each side of the membrane. Water in the cells beneath the pigment contain lower amounts of salt and water will rise to the area containing higher concentrations of salt (which is your saline solution.) It is through this process that the pigment is lifted up and out of the skin, as opposed to it primarily being absorbed back into it, as is the case with laser removal, for example. The scabs that form contain the trapped pigment, thus the pigment is removed when the scabs fall off resulting in a lighter tattoo.
There is no set number of sessions and there is no way for you to know exactly how many it will take to lighten pigment significantly. In some cases one session will be enough, but in many a few will be needed. It’s critical that the skin is given adequate time to heal between sessions - approximately 6-8 weeks, no sooner.
Factors that affect how many sessions will be needed:
As with every any form of removal or tattooing, there are risks of scarring, hypopigmentation, and hyperpigmentation, especially if the proper directions are not followed
It usually takes between 7-10 days for the skin to heal. While the skin is healing these aftercare instructions are recommended. Note that the skin will be extremely scabby while healing and it’s critical that clients do not remove or pick at the scabs.