COSMETIC TATTOOING IN BALLINA
Cosmetic tattooing, also called semi-permanent make-up or micro pigmentation, is an exciting treatment that enhances facial features such as brows, eyes and lips. It also has a place in the medical field as solutions for vitiligo, alopecia, breast reconstruction and scar camouflage. Applied make-up typically only lasts a few hours. Semi-permanent make-up treatments typically last from a few months to several years.
Sue Marcon Owner of Frangipani Beauty Spa has an extensive experience in the beauty industry, stretching over a 30-year period. Sue has been a permanent makeup artist since 1989 and is one of the few experienced and highest qualified artists on the North Coast. Sue was performing treatments long before it got the popularity it has today, her reputation is built on my many years experience and thousands of repeat clients. Sue is a perfectionist, with great attention to detail, and always maintaining a very high standard to all cosmetic tattoo treatments. Sue recognises that everyone is unique, and customises each procedure to the client, she takes into consideration all aspects of her client, her/his facial structure and features, to ensure the perfect look is created! Cosmetic tattooing should be natural and undetectable - less is more! Sue continues to undertake a range of professionally certified training to continue her ongoing education and to specialise in her passion of cosmetic tattoo and saline tattoo removal.
Cosmetic tattooing will help you look your best any time of day. You will feel rejuvenated and more confident. Many clients say their work has made them look and feel up to 10 years younger.
- Top & bottom eyeliner $750
- Top or bottom eyeliner $550
- Eyebrow $550
- Full lips $750
- Areola $550
- Retouching P.O.A.
LI-FT SALINE TATTOO REMOVAL
WHAT IS SALINE TATTOO REMOVAL?
A specialized, all-natural saline solution (we use Li-FT by Li pigments) 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. Implanting the solution into the skin breaks up the healed pigment, and begins to lift the pigment out of the skin by osmosis.
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 pigment is slowly pulled to the surface of the skin and heals into a scab. When the scab falls off, that pigment falls off with it, leaving a lightened tattoo.
SO… HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN LASER?
Laser tattoo removal works by an entirely different mechanism. A laser is an intense beam of monochromatic light. When we see color, we are really seeing certain wavelengths of light bouncing off the surface of an object. The rest of the wavelengths are absorbed by the object. So, each color of your tattoo will need to be targeted with the correct wavelength of laser to penetrate and break up that particular color of pigment. Over time, your body’s immune system will absorb the pigment and you will see the lightened tattoo.
PRIMARY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LASER AND SALINE TATTOO REMOVAL:
1. WITH LASER, ALL OF THE REMOVED TATTOO INK IS ABSORBED INTO THE BODY.
WITH SALINE REMOVAL, MOST OF THE TATTOO INK IS LIFTED UP THROUGH THE SURFACE OF THE SKIN.
If you’re not sure of the quality of the ink used for your tattoo, this can be an important distinction.
2. EACH LASER TATTOO REMOVAL MACHINE ONLY EMITS CERTAIN WAVELENGTHS OF LIGHT.
SALINE REMOVAL IS COLOR-AGNOSTIC.
This means that certain machines can only break up certain colours of ink. Newer machines are more likely to work on the widest range of colours. The beautiful thing about saline removal is that it works on all colours of pigment.
3. LASER TATTOO REMOVAL CANNOT TARGET WHITE INK (INCLUDED IN MANY SATURATED, LIGHT COLORS OF TATTOO INK AND PERMANENT MAKEUP PIGMENTS.) AGAIN, SALINE IS COLOR-AGNOSTIC.
When an object appears white, it is reflecting the entire spectrum of visible wavelengths of light. It is not absorbing the light. This means you cannot target it with a laser.
4. LASER IS OFTEN MORE EXPENSIVE THAN SALINE REMOVAL.
Laser can run you $250-$500 per session. If you are undergoing sessions by a laser machine that cannot target all of the colours used in your tattoo, there may be certain colours that won’t go away!