Tattoo Removal Columbia, SC

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How Does Saline Tattoo Removal Work?

At Beautify, we use a medical solution with saline to remove tattoos and permanent makeup. Saline Tattoo Removal is a natural way to remove tattoos. It is the least invasive and less painful form of tattoo removal compared to most approaches. A natural saline solution is placed on the tattoo, the solution is placed in the skin with a machine over existing permanent makeup or small tattoos. Placing the solution into the skin slowly removes the color. As pigment (color dye) rises to the surface of the skin, a scab will form, and will fall off as the removal area heals, and it will leave a lightened tattoo.

Will non-laser tattoo removal work on my tattoo?

Saline tattoo removal can be done on conventional tattoos and permanent makeup (including microblading). Your tattoo must be at least 30 days old before it can be removed. Saline removal is not suitable for medium-size or very large tattoos. Black-ink tattoos are often more resistant to removal, meaning you may need a few extra sessions to get the ink out. If your unwanted tattoo has a scar over it, it may require more sessions to help lighten the tattoo. 

Laser tattoo removal vs. saline tattoo removal

Laser: Laser tattoo removal involves using a laser that targets the tattoo pigment (color). As the pigment absorbs the energy of the laser, it breaks up and then the pigment is absorbed into the body. Tattoo removal with a laser can be very expensive and is usually pretty painful.

Saline Tattoo Removal: Saline tattoo removal for permanent makeup (and tattoos!) is a natural salt/saline solution that is injected into the skin with small needles at a rapid rate (so it's not very painful). Saline works on the process of osmosis.  With osmosis, your body's water/salts are pulled to the surface of the skin, and as a result, lifting the pigment up and out of the skin. 

With laser tattoo removal, ink is absorbed by the skin. With saline tattoo removal, ink is pulled out of the skin.

 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.  It is safe for dark and light skin.

Laser tattoo removal will lighten certain ink colors due to their energy wavelengths in the laser. Saline solution does not can remove and lighten all colors! It can and will remove all pigments, it just depends on the amount of sessions.


Whether your tattoo is old or new, saline removal can remove it. It does not permanently damage the tissue like lasers can, and is generally more affordable.  It is often much less painful than laser tattoo removal treatments. If you plan to cover the area with a new tattoo once healed, saline removal will be a great choice, because lasers can cause damage that prevents the skin from accepting/holding any new pigment in the future.

Does saline tattoo Removal hurt?

Before to the procedure, a medical numbing cream will be placed on your skin for maximum comfort. Most patients think it is minimally painful or not painful.  Of course, every patient is different.

Is tattoo Removal Permanent?


How long does the procedure take?

Each session takes about 45 minutes. Depending on the size of the tattoo and the color pigment of the tattoo, 3-6 sessions per 1"x1" section are typically needed to remove the tattoo completely as long as the tattoo isn't very old. You must wait 30 days between sessions on the same spot, and 2 weeks between sessions on different sections of the same tattooed area.

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Tattoo Removal skin types

Saline tattoo removal is safer than laser tattoo removal for darker skin types because it hasn't been shown to cause hypo or hyperpigmentation (dark and light skin spots) as often as laser.

How much does tattoo removal cost?

Generally it is cheaper than laser tattoo removal and involves less pain.  It's hard to see what the final cost will be with any type of tattoo removal because your tattoo might need several sessions or just one to be removed or lighted enough to be tattooed over.  Please book a free consultation!

Key Points:

  • Saline Tattoo Removal is an effective method of tattoo removal that has various advantages over traditional laser tattoo removal including reduced number of treatments and overall cost.

  • Saline Tattoo Removal is effective on all types of tattoos, regardless of age, skin color, tattoo color, and location.

  • Saline Tattoo Removal is considered by many to be less painful than laser tattoo removal