What is LI-FT tattoo removal system?
Its specialized, all-natural saline solution that is implanted over your existing permanent makeup or small tattoo. Li-FT contains finely milled sea salt, purified water, lemon seed extract, orange seed extract, and aloe. It works by using osmosis and your body naturalhealing process to gently lift pigment to the surface.
How does LI-FT Tattoo Lightening Solution differ from Laser Tattoo Removal?
LI-FT Pigment Removal solution relies on your body's natural healing mechanism to gently lift the pigment up and out to the surface of your skin. Laser tattoo removal involves the application of bursts of heat to break up large pigment particles which are then absorbed from within your body. Laser tattoo removal can also cause pigment to be pushed deeper and underneath the scar tissue that it creates. In this case your tattoo may appear lighter but it is still present underneath the scar tissue. This may affect the ability to apply a new tattoo or permanent makeup pigment in the future. In addition, the heat damage caused by laser tattoo removal may cause permanent damage to your melanocytes (pigment-producing cells), which is why it is common to see a white "ghost image" of a tattoo removed by laser.
Where does LI-FT come from?
LI-FT Pigment Lightening solution is produced by the very reputable LI Pigments, a US company that has produced permanent makeup pigments and pigment removal products for years. It is a salt-based product that also contains citrus seed extracts to promote fading and aloe to promote healing.
Can I just use salt?
NO! This is not table salt or drugstore saline and it must be applied by someone who is professionally trained in removal. Despite what you might read on the internet, attempting removal on your own will very likely result in permanent scar tissue. LI-FTTM is a professionally manufactured, sterile, safe and 100% pure tattoo removal product that is appropriate for tattooing into the skin.
How is LI-FT Permanent Makeup Removal and Tattoo Removal Done?
After the application of an effective numbing agent, LI-FT solution is applied using an appropriate array of tiny needles designed to maximize dermal penetration while minimizing skin damage. This is done with either a hand tool or a machine, depending on the area being treated.
How does LI-FTPigment Lightening Solution work?
LI-FT solution is introduced into the dermis where its high concentration of solutes causes fluid to move towards it from within adjacent cells via osmosis. The osmotic pressure created causes excess saline and pigment particles, together with your natural body fluids that are produced as a response to the dermal injury, to rise to the surface of your skin. During the healing process a crust is formed and as your skin continues to heal from underneath, the crust eventually dislodges, and takes the pigment particles with it.
What should I expect after a LI-FT Tattoo Removal or Permanent Makeup Removal Treatment?
Immediately after each treatment, the area will appear quite red, or sometimes the colour of the pigment being removed. We clean the treated area but do allow a slight pooling of fluids to encourage coagulation and the formation of a crust. The appearance is initially very similar to that of a scraped knee.
How long does it take for the crust to fall off?
The treated area should be kept dry and left alone as long as possible. The longer the crust stays in place, the better your tattoo removal outcome. Generally this is 7-10 days.
How do I survive having this "crust" on my face if I have permanent makeup removal???
Fortunately the treated area is in exactly the shape of your tattoo. So in the case of eyebrows for instance, although a crust will be present, it may just appear as darker eyebrows to those around you. Most of the eyebrows we remove are FAR worse than surviving a few days of crusting!!!
What do I do once the scab falls off?
Continue to keep the area clean and dry and protect the area from sun for at least 4 weeks or until your next appointment. It is normal for your skin to appear pink for several weeks. No matter how healed your skin appears on the surface, we wait a full 8 weeks for skin to be thoroughly healed before retreatment.
How many LI-FT Tattoo Removal or Permanent Makeup Removal Treatments will it take?
The number of LI-FT removal treatments required depends upon several factors including your skin type and the depth, age and type of tattoo or permanent makeup pigment used. It also depends on your desired outcome. In some instances lightening is adequate before covering the area with new work, and in other cases complete removal is desired. Generally 1-5 tattoo removal treatments are needed.
Is there a limit to the size of tattoo I can lighten with LI-FT?
Yes. This is an appropriate tattoo removal method for permanent makeup or body tattoos smaller than a deck of cards. Larger body tattoos can also be removed but will be done so in sections.
How does the pain of LI-FT Pigment and Tattoo Removal differ from Laser Removal?
Laser tattoo removal is EXTREMELY painful and many providers do not provide numbing. If numbing is used, a half-hour cream application is often followed by numerous injections. LI-FT Permanent Makeup Pigment and Tattoo Removal is done after applying topical numbing pre-procedure, and then additional numbing is applied during the procedure to make it as comfortable as possible.
Will LI-FT Pigment Removal affect my brow hair?
No. Unlike laser tattoo removal, your hair will not be affected.
Are There Contraindications?
Yes. We will not perform LI-FT Pigment and Tattoo Lightening if you...
* are under the age of 18
* are pregnant or breastfeeding
* are on acne medication or have been in the last year
* have keloid scarring
* have Vitiligo
* have uncontrolled diabetes
* have dark skin and are prone to hyperpigmentation
* are under the age of 18
How should I prepare for my appointment?
* No exfoliating skin care products on the area the week before your treatment, including Retinol.
* Pain tolerance is reduced just before, and during, menstruation. Keep this in mind when timing the booking of your appointment.
* If you tend to get cold sores anywhere on your face, please ensure you have a prescription antiviral on hand.
* Make sure you don't have any significant events planned for several days after your treatment. The treated area will appear quite red/dark immediately after treatment and crusting will be present for 7-10 days.
How much does it cost?
The average eyebrows or small tattoo will cost $250 per session and may require up to 5 sessions.
* All removal prices are subject to consultation and may vary with size and type of tattoo.