Li-FT® is a non-acid, high salt based, fruit seed extract saline lightening product. Li chose certain types of natural, clean salts in combination with each other in very specific percentages to achieve ultimate lightening and results. These special salts are then ground down to a very fine powder eliminating any grit and allowing quick and easy implantation.
The ingredients that make Li-FT® safe and effective are:
- Lemon Seed Extract: Very effective in fading and exfoliation
- Orange Seed Extract:Very effective in fading and exfoliation, the combination of both Lemon Seed and Orange seed extract are a powerful force to be reckoned with.
- Aloe Vera: Sooths the skin and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent promoting wound healing.
- Calendula Extract: Calendula has antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that aid in wound healing and sooths the skin.
- Sterile Water is used in all Li Pigment formulations.
- Sodium Benzoate: Sodium Benzoate is a safe and commonly used preservative with anti-fungal agents and has effectiveness against bacteria.
- Potassium Sorbate: Potassium Sorbate is a safe and commonly used preservative that inhibits the growth of mould, yeast, and some bacteria.
WHAT MAKES LI SO SAFE AND TRUSTED?
- Certified Vegan. Not vegan friendly, Vegan Certified!
- All Natural Preservatives, NO chemical preservatives ever.
- No Chemicals period.
- All products are tested by an outside, independent lab for purity and safety.
LASER VS. SALINE LIGHTENING. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?
Both saline and laser are well-respected methods of removal. Both can be amazingly effective and provide the results you are hoping for. Saline and laser couldn’t be more different so how do you know which method would be best and most effective for you and your particular case? The information listed here will hopefully provide some insight and help you to choose the method of removal that will best suite your needs.
Laser works by producing a short pulse of intense light that penetrates deep enough down into the skin, then is absorbed by the pigment. The intense light breaks up the pigment into tiny fragments. The laser pushes the tiny fragments back down, deeper into the body to be removed by the body’s lymph and waste system. Different laser wavelengths target specific colours at specific depths in the skin. It can take several laser wavelengths to remove a multi-coloured tattoo. Due to the variables and restrictions of many lasers, it is important to do your research and pick the right laser for the tattoo you want removed.
The healing process is about 7 to 10 days. With some lasers, you may experience blisters, if so that could prolong the healing process.
Saline works by Osmosis. The high concentration of salt draws the water underneath and surrounding the pigment up to the surface of the skin to be contained and removed by the scab. So, whereas Laser pushes pigment back down into the body to be removed by the lymph and waste system, saline moves the pigment up and out of the skin via the scabbing process. Saline is not colour restricted and will remove all colours including white (titanium dioxide). Saline is also not depth specific, meaning it will target and start lifting pigment/ink no matter the depth that it resides.
Li-FT® Saline solution is delivered into the skin in the same way we implant pigment or ink to do a permanent makeup or body tattoo procedure. We use our tattoo machines; dip our tattoo needle into the Li-FT® solution and then tattoo it into the area of the unwanted procedure or tattoo.
The healing process is about 7 to 10 days. Saline removal does not cause any blistering.
Laser can permanently remove brow hair. Saline will not affect your eyebrow hair at all. If you have badly tattooed eyebrows you wish to remove AND you have brow hair present, saline pigment removal would be your best choice. Laser can and in many cases has permanently removed the brow hair. Saline pigment removal will not affect your brow hair at all.
Tattooing skin after it has been lasered is often unsuccessful. Saline removal tends not to affect the skin in this way and any plans to re-do the procedure or tattoo is successful. Due to the scar tissue and process of the laser, it will often leave the skin in a condition where it will no longer accept pigment/ink…or not very well. If after you successfully remove the unwanted procedure or tattoo, you would like to re-do the procedure or tattoo, We would consider choosing saline pigment removal. Saline removal.
Laser notoriously does not remove white (titanium dioxide). Saline removal does not recognize colour but rather pigment uniformly so it can be highly effective in removing all colours including white. When laser makes contact with white, it can turn it dark grey or black. Saline pigment removal is not colour restricted in that way. Saline recognizes colour uniformly and therefor can be effective in the successful removal of white.
Laser cannot be used around the eyes. Li-FT® saline solution is safe and effective in removing poorly done eyeliner tattoos. If you have an eyeliner you are considering for removal, saline will be your choice. Many lasers are not approved to be used around the eye area, and only a doctor should be performing laser removal around the eye area.
Laser cannot be used on the lips. Li-FT® saline solution is safe and effective in removing poorly done lip tattoos. If you have tattooed lips you would like to lighten or remove, saline will be your choice. Lasers cannot be used on the lip tissue to remove unwanted pigment/ink.
Laser hurts like heck. The saline removal procedure can be uncomfortable, but it is tolerable. The short pulse of intense light produced by the laser hurts like heck, even when a topical anesthetic is used. Laser feels like a super-hot, elastic band snapping against your skin. The saline removal process can be uncomfortable, but it is tolerable. We are simply tattooing the Li-FT® Saline Solution into your skin just like we do with a permanent makeup or body tattoo procedure. The only difference is we are dipping in the Li-FT® Saline Solution instead of pigment/ink. A high-quality topical numbing cream is used throughout the procedure and for most clients the process is very tolerable.
Both Saline and Laser are relatively close in cost. There tends to be a wide range in cost with both laser and saline removal. The cost will depend on the size of the area to be removed and is at the discretion of the laser and/or saline removal technician.
Laser is going to cover the surface area of a large tattoo much quicker and more efficiently than the saline removal technique. Saline removal will take much longer to remove a large tattoo. The laser wand can cover a large surface area quickly and efficiently compared to the saline removal method. Since we use tattoo needles and tattoo techniques with the saline removal process, it will take much longer to cover a large tattoo. If the tattoo is big enough, it may even need to be removed in sections if using the saline removal method. If you have a large body tattoo you want to remove, then laser will be your best choice.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO LIGHTEN? ALL THE VARIABLES.
How many sessions it will take to lighten any one procedure will depend on many different variables. It’s impossible to predict how many sessions. Although many times we achieve amazing results in just one to two sessions, it is not uncommon for certain procedures to take up to four or five or even six sessions to reach the lightening result wanted. Even if a certain case takes six sessions to reach the lightening result that we want, that is often times much faster than lasers.
Below are three examples of eyebrow lightening procedures all done by the same technician, Gabrielle Rock.
This client is healed after just one session.
This client is healed after two sessions.
This client is healed after three sessions.
This client is healed after four sessions.
This client is healed after five sessions.
We showcased five different results on five different clients all whom have similar skin types and what appears to be dark, challenging brows to lighten. All lightening procedures were performed by the same technician using the same techniques. As you can see, she was able to achieve excellent results in every case. In some cases, it was a much quicker process requiring less sessions, and in other cases it took much longer and more sessions to get to those amazing results.
Emergency Removal® Lightening: Protocol and Healed Results
Emergency Removal® is a technique developed about 4 years ago due to a clients sheer desperation. Prior to development, it was standard policy to have the procedure heal a minimum of six weeks before any removal could be attempted, as it was the industry standard. The client who changed everything had her brows done 24 hours prior, she was desperate and kept referring to her situation as an emergency, hence the term “Emergency Li-FT®”. For the very first time soak the area with Li-FT® in order to lighten the pigment.
The “Emergency Li-FT®” lightening technique is performed without any needles. No needles, nor any tattoo techniques or breaking into the skin in any way is used or should be used. Warm compress soak only.
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