As soon as the removal procedure has been completed the therapist will apply dry table salt on the area to initiate the process of osmosis to assist with drawing out fluids. The area will also be covered with gauze and taped on all slides to prevent the salt from falling out. You can expect to feel some stinging but it will soon dissipate.


Remove the gauze and dry salt in ONE HOUR after the procedure.

Prepare a solution of 1 heaped tablespoon of normal table salt in a cup of boiling water. Let the solution cool down. Dab the area well with the solution 2 to 3 times a day.

  – Be sure to mix a fresh solution every day.

  – Use gauze, not cotton wool, as cotton wool could stick to the wound.

In between the salt solutions spray the area with Colloidal Silver (available at Dischem or pharmacies) 2 to 3 times a day. 

Scabs will form around the 3rd or 4th day – do not pick or scratch at them. To alleviate itching just gently tap the area for relief. The processing of the scabs drying out is actually pulling the ink to the surface. It can take up to 2 or 3 weeks, sometimes longer, for all the scabs to fall off.

Once all the scabs have fallen off, give another 2 days for skin to seal the wound and then start applying Formulage Scar Cream, twice a day for three months or until follow-up treatment. 

The next treatment can be done 4 weeks after all the scabs have fallen off, but you will need to send me a photo every 24hours so I can monitor the healing. During the healing time, especially the first few days the area may weep (thus seeping lymph, serum and plasma) causing the area to be a bit sticky before scabs start forming. If this happens, double up on the salt solution for 2 day (2 tablespoons salt to a cup of boiled water) and then back to normal routine. If necessary cover the area with a white absorbent paper towel ( The one with the green cross on the wrapping). If the paper towel sticks to the area it may be moistened with warm water and removed gently as not to disturb the formation of a scab. This is all normal.

Please never hesitate to call or whatsapp us if at any time you feel unsure or have questions. We are committed to the best results for you.

The Mel’s Skin Clinic Team