The saline method utilizes traditional tattoo equipment that is commonly used to introduce pigment in the skin. Instead of pigment, the saline method injects a saline solution into the skin that creates osmosis: the water within the skin is attracted to the salt in the open skin, which pushes the pigment particles to the surface of the skin, creating a scab and sloughs off.
While the efficacy of other methods may be limited by the age of the tattoo or the pigments used, the Saline Method can remove both old and new tattoos regardless of pigments used. This method is also effective on amateur and professional grade tattoos and permanent makeup. Additionally, since the saline method does not rely on destruction of skin layers, the risk of scarring is considerably lower than more traditional methods.
This technique may take more than one session to achieve desired lightening.