Laser Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Removal

There is a lot of conflicting information about permanent cosmetics on the net. However, there are horror stories for everything, be it an ugly tattoo, unsuccessful plastic surgery or bad permanent makeup. Like with any other beauty or medical treatment, it is critical to do a thorough research on the topic and choose a permanent cosmetics professional with care.

The thing is that the majority of women underestimate the artistic sensibility required to achieve harmony of facial features. Others are looking for the cheapest technician in the neighbourhood. Possible bad results are misplaced eyebrows, badly shaped lips or too thick eyeliner, which makes your eyes look smaller or sad. 

Some inexperienced technicians lack deep understanding of how to mix pigments for the perfect, natural colour when performing the procedure. 

In case of colour problem, your lips may turn purple or blue, permanent eyebrows may change the initially applied colour to unnatural orange, blue, grey and green, the eyeliner may fade to grey or blue.

If one of the above is your case or you are simply tired of the permanent makeup done half a year ago, there are ways and techniques to colour correct, lighten and remove permanent makeup:

Laser removal. Using neodymium:YAG laser almost guarantees no scarring and maximum possible effect.

Inorganic chemical remover. The substance is implanted in the same method as the original tattoo or permanent makeup and selectively removes pigment particles.

Camouflaging or cover-up. In the majority of cases new beautiful permanent makeup can be created in place of the bad one. 

What to avoid in permanent makeup?

1. It is important to avoid specialists "stamping" their clients with the same brow or lip shapes.

2. Avoid poorly trained inexperienced technicians luring new clients with steep discounts - your face is what they practice on to build their portfolio!

3. Avoid too bright and striking permanent makeup. After a while, extreme, dramatic shapes and solid lines will look messy and even burlesque.

4. Tattoo ink and tattoo machine should not be used for performing the procedure!

5. Correction of unsatisfactory permanent makeup should never be done by covering the original work with a new pigment emulating the natural skin color. In a while, the cover up pigment will change its initial color and will look like dirt or fester on the skin. Later, such a cosmetic defect will get worse and almost impossible to correct.

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Is it possible to completely remove permanent makeup?

The effectiveness of the removal procedure depends on the professional skills and experience of the artist and in most cases, permanent makeup pigments can be totally removed or bad lip or eyebrow procedures may be significantly improved, while bad eyeliner correction is more tricky. Read more

Are there any safety issues related to permanent makeup removal and cover-up?

Yes, first of all, medical lasers should not be used to remove permanent makeup as they leave scars on the face.
Secondly, correction of unsatisfactory work should never be done by covering the original work with a new pigment emulating the natural skin colour. In a while, the body-coloured cover-up pigment will change its initial shade and will look like dirt or fester on the skin. Later, such a cosmetic defect will get worse and almost impossible to correct.

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