Tattoo removal techniques
Tattoo removal with salt
Salabrasion is the oldest form of tattoo removal and is probably one of the most painful ways of getting your tattoos removed. Nowadays there are better options out there, ones that don't involve so much discomfort and that don't leave such a scar.
What is the Salabrasion process?
You can consider salabrasion similar to sand papering your arm until it is red raw and the colours are completely removed.
The process specifically involves scrubbing the surface of your skin with course granules of table salt until the superficial dermis (the top layer of your skin) is abraded to the point that is is red and incredibly sore.
More salt is then applied to the wound and a dressing applied. Your wound is then given a 24 hour respite before a second, third and even a fourth session.
The disadvantages of Salabrasion
Firstly the method is very painful and certainly not for those who are squeamish or sensitive to pain. As I described above it is a long and drawn out process that involves numerous sessions of "scrubbing" on the surface of the skin.
How long does it take to heal?
The healing process can take several days up to a couple of weeks if the process is not done correctly. This can put the patient into a position of quite severe discomfort so some kind of anaesthetic or pain killers come in handy.
It is generally no preferable to use this method of tattoo removal on areas that are visible because the scars can be incredibly ugly. Also you should definitely have full confidence in your doctor because the procedure is not simply or straight forward and any wrong doings can lead to excessive scarring.
So how should I remove my Tattoos?
Your other options are laser surgery which is incredibly expensive and takes multiple sessions before your tattoos are removed or surgical excision which is where a surgeon takes a scalpel to tattoo and closes the wound with stitches. Both methods can be really quite expensive.
There are also new methods that may be worth looking into. Some guides are now promising 60 day money back guarantees on procedures that you can use to remove the tattoo yourself that are painless and much less expensive. I'd advise that you look into those before taking the jump into much more expensive, and painful tattoo removal options.
Salabrasion tattoo removal is one of the most painful and scarring procedures available.
Patients are exceedingly susceptible to large, unsightly scars and infection, which can delay tattoo removal and make the process even more painful. The salt has been said to act as an anaesthetic, but is not proven to be a successful one.
Because salabrasion tattoo removal is one that is not often offered in clinics, most patients choose to do this procedure at home with basic and cheap materials. Table salt, clean water, antibiotic ointment, a rough dermabrasion sponge, and sterile gauze can be purchased at most all general stores. For those who want to avoid large scars, scar removal cream has been reported to have some success and can also be purchased in general stores, but most salabrasion sessions have ended in large and unattractive scarsThe overall process of salabrasion tattoo removal is highly effective at a low procedural ost to the patient but with a high cost of pain & permanent scarring.However, for those of you who may still be interested in this procedure, you will find additional information on our website, for this tatto removal procedure and others.