salabrasion

salabrasion

(sal-ă-brā'shun),
A method of tattoo removal employing salt and an abrading instrument.
[L. sal, + abrasion]
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Salabrasion involves abrading the superficial dermis with coarse granules of salt and a moist gauze pad or sponge.
Second, salabrasion, involves damaging the skin with a strong salt-based solution until the pigment disappears.
These methods include: surgical removal involving cutting the tattoo away; dermabrasion involving sanding the skin with a wire brush to remove the epidermis and dermis; salabrasion using a salt solution to soak the tatooed skin; and scarification, removing the tattoo with an acid solution creating a scar in its place.