Eliminink Tattoo Removal Questions and Answers
Does it hurt?
How long does a treatment take?
How many treatments are needed?
How soon will I see the results?
Why Eliminink®? What is the difference from other tattoo removal methods?
Who Can Use EliminInk?
Is there anywhere EliminInk can’t be used?
The treatment is very similar to being tattooed. A powerful topical anesthetic can be applied to numb the skin prior to treatment (if desired).
A treatment takes around 45 to 60 minutes to cover a 2” x 2” solid tattoo (4″ square inch area). Time varies for areas that are not solid and the tattoo design is spread out. This process is NOT for very large tattoos.
This question is hard to answer without a “crystal ball.” There is no way to accurately predict or guarantee how many treatments will be needed to achieve satisfactory results. Since the type of ink or pigment originally used in the tattoo will not be known it cannot be predicted. Pigments and inks have different chemical formulas and are often mixed before application. Also, there is no way to know how deeply the ink was originally placed into the skin. In addition, skin will vary by type and thickness. The overall size of the tattoo will also be a factor. Some tattoos can be removed with one or two sessions, but others will need more treatments. The general rule for Eliminink is no more than (5) treatments.
The most extraordinary thing about EliminInk is that you will actually get to see the results once the scab has fallen off anywhere from 1-3 weeks. During the treatment you will actually see the ink oxidizing and coming out of the treated area. After the treatment, a bandage is applied to the treated area. This bandage must be kept on and kept dry for 48 hours during which a scab will form over the treated area. It is likely that parts of the tattoo will be almost completely erased on just the first treatment. Many tattoos require more than one treatment; however, the results are very impressive with EliminInk and a tattoo can be completely removed in just a matter of months, compared with the extended period of time one must dedicate to having a tattoo removed with a laser.
Over the years, different methods have been used to remove body art tattoos or permanent makeup. They include dermabrasion, salabrasion, salt removal, saline removal, cryosurgery, surgical excision, and laser. Today, laser removal is popular but it can be expensive and results may not always be satisfactory. I have seen the skin of many who have attempted the laser and I would describe it as think and crepe papery from the severe blow torch like treatment of a laser.
EliminInk® is not like laser removal at all in the way it does its job. Laser removal “zaps” the ink or pigment in the tattoo and it is dispersed through the body. Since the body has a natural filtering system, there have been residual ink deposits found in lymph glands. Laser removal is very expensive, because the equipment itself is very expensive. Laser is very painful, tends to scar and does not remove colors well if at all such as “red” If the tattoo treated with a laser had titanium dioxide pigments used, the laser will turn the area pure black. I have seen this and have treated someone who has experienced this with a laser.
With EliminInk there is:
- No expensive laser
- No messy creams
- No excision
- Its own scar inhibitor
- Effectiveness for all colors
- Less treatments required than the majority of other methods available
EliminInk is NOT:
- A fade cream
- An acid or bleach
- A medical treatment
- An IPL or laser treatment
Regulations regarding who can treat clients for tattoo removal with EliminInk® vary depending on country, state, county, and in some cases city code. The treatment can only be performed by an EliminInk Certified Tattoo Artist, Permanent Make-up Artist or Physician. A nurse or medical aesthetician working under the supervision of a physician can also perform the treatment after completing the certification course.
EliminInk® can be utilized on both professional and home-made tattoos as well as permanent make-up on most areas of the body. The only treatment area that must be avoided is tattoos on the eyelid (i.e., eyeliner). The treatment is not color selective (unlike laser) and is effective on all color inks and pigments.