A Full Breakdown of Eyebrow Tattoo Removal
Getting a tattoo is a major commitment. Unfortunately, not all tattoos come out the way we wanted. If you have body tattoos on your arms or legs, they’re easy enough to cover with sleeves or pants. But what if that unwanted tattoo is on your face? It might be time to consider laser tattoo removal. Laser removal is effective on all areas of the body, even your eyebrows. Want to learn what it’s all about? Here’s our full breakdown of the eyebrow tattoo removal process. Table of Contents
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What Is Eyebrow Tattoo Removal?
Like all body ink, eyebrow tattoos can be removed with laser technology.
Laser treatment can remove:
Basically, it can remove any type of unwanted ink on or near your eyebrows. With a few pulses of laser light, your brow tattoos can be removed permanently.
There are a variety of reasons why people choose to get eyebrow tattoo removal treatment.
Did a face tattoo seem like a good idea a few years ago, but now you’re regretting it?
Were you thrilled by the prospect of microblading to fill in your sparse brows?
Did you think permanent makeup would save you hours of grooming, but your tattoo artist didn’t quite create your ideal shape?
Regardless of what your tattoos look like or why you got them, a few tattoo removal sessions can make them a thing of the past.
How Does Eyebrow Tattoo Removal Work?
So how exactly does the laser removal process work?
It’s actually quite simple:
A laser emits short pulses of light energy into your tattoo. The ink particles in your skin absorb the wavelengths of the laser and shatter the ink particles.
With each treatment, the ink particles break down further and further until they are gone.
How Many Sessions Does It Take to Remove an Eyebrow Tattoo?
For complete tattoo removal, most people need between three and ten treatments.
The number of treatments you’ll need depends on the size of the tattoo, the color of the original ink, and the type of ink used by your tattoo artist. (Permanent makeup inks are different than traditional tattoo inks).
Most eyebrow tattoos are small, and most small tattoos require only one minute under the laser per session. It’s a much quicker process having a tattoo removed than having one inked on.
Through laser tattoo removal, you can remove an entire tattoo or a section of one. So if your permanent makeup isn’t in the right shape, you can remove just a portion to create the shape you want. You don’t necessarily have to remove all of the ink.
Removing a section of an eyebrow tattoo may take as few as three sessions.
During your initial consultation, your technician will be able to give you an idea of how many treatments you’ll need.
Does Laser Eyebrow Tattoo Removal Hurt?
It’s not a pain-free process, but most people only experience minor discomfort. Many people say it feels like a tiny amount of bacon grease splashing on your skin.
One thing to keep in mind with eyebrow tattoo removal is that you’ll need to wear eye protection. For safety reasons, you should only have your tattoo removed by licensed expert. Certified tattoo removal clinics will always have the proper eye protection for you to wear during treatment.
How Do You Prepare for Eyebrow Tattoo Removal?
There are some steps you’ll need to take before your first treatment. If you want to see the best results, make sure to follow your technician’s orders.
Your skin mustn’t be tanned or sunburned in any way (this includes self-tanners and spray tans). Several weeks before treatment, take extra precautions to protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen every time you go outdoors.
Make sure you’re properly hydrated when you go into each session. If you’re a smoker, now is the perfect time to quit. The healing process will be easier and faster if you don’t smoke.
In the days leading up to your treatment, avoid shaving, waxing, and exfoliating the area. It’s also vital that you don’t take any aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, as these can sometimes increase bleeding. During your consultation, your technician will provide a complete list of pre-treatment instructions. Follow them to a tee!
What to Expect After the Process is Complete
The tattoo removal process is quick and only slightly uncomfortable. However, it is normal to experience some side effects.
Some people may see redness, swelling, and slight blistering in the treated area. On some occasions, you may see temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
These side effects are common, especially in the first few hours after treatment, but they will subside.
Most people find that their skin returns to normal in about two weeks.
Follow a Strict Aftercare Routine
o see the best results, make sure you follow a strict aftercare routine. For three days following treatment, cover the area with antibiotic ointment. Cover it with sterilized gauze. Avoid applying makeup to that area.
You should also avoid using creams unless instructed by your technician. If you use any skincare products regularly, ask the technician if it’s okay to continue using them.
You can shower and wash the area, but avoid high-pressure water. Hydrate by drinking lots of water and limit your alcohol intake. The stronger your immune system is, the faster you’ll see results. It’s also important to avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Cover the area with sunscreen any time you plan to go out in the sun.