How to Remove Eyebrow Tattoos

There are various reasons why many of us choose for removing eyebrow tattoos like health issues, dissatisfied with the result or simply not working with one’s lifestyle or personal needs anymore. Removal of tattoo is a complex process that is both expensive as well as time-consuming and comes with its own set of problems. The methods discussed here is to help you discuss various options with a certified cosmetic professional and health advisor about eyebrow tattoo removal before choosing a particular method.

Laser Treatment 

Previously, CO2 lasers were used but with cutting edge technologies, removal procedures are usually involved using Q-switched lasers, Alexandrite or Nd: YAG lasers and the findings shows that with these instruments there is less damage to the skin and less likely to discolor. But the reality is there are some drawbacks when using laser removal procedure. First of all this treatment is costly. Per session, the average price quoted is 140 to 150 dollars and can take eight to twelve sessions for full treatment. In severe cases, the price for removing some tattoo can be 2000 dollars or more. Lasers can able to recognize only specific colors and also fade your tattoos to grey color leaving your skin too light (known as echo) for removing the rest portion of the tattoo. On average, the waiting period between each session is four weeks. It may take up to ten treatments or more for removing the tattoo depending on the amount of ink, type, and color used as well as the patient’s health history.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid peels are very common. Here the procedure is to remove the top layers of the skin with an acidic cocktail that causes the dead skin to shed and peel off. Over the due course of time, a new layer of skin will grow in its place and after multiple sessions, the tattoo will lighten. Although you can do this method at home it is recommended to take help from a certified cosmetic professional and get it treated in the clinic. This is more important when working with tattooed eyebrows as you should never take risks that can damage your eyes.

Dermabrasion

This technique is considered a surgical procedure and must be done by a certified surgeon. Prior to the advent of lasers, this method is used extensively and involves removing multiple layers of skin using special tools like sandpaper, diamonds, brushes, and crystals. Anesthesia is required during this treatment and there are risks that can occur like infection, scarring, and profuse bleeding. The cost is comparatively low than other procedures and with the advancement in technologies, this technique is becoming rare. As a result, only a few doctors exist but please do thorough research about the quality of the professional before you are choosing this method.

Clay

Originally used as a means to pull heavy oil out of sheep’s wool, Fuller’s clay rich in magnesium oxide recently being used as an effective and affordable tattoo color extractor. The process involves making a paste of clay and lemon juice and the paste is spread over the tattooed area. The area will dry after some time. The bleaching components present in the clay helps in diminishing the pigment intensity over time. You have to follow this procedure for several months as the pigment will fade very slowly. This is easily available and will cost around ten dollars a pound but once again, it is recommended to take help from a certified professional before applying any materials onto the eyebrows.

Saline

The successful and safe technique of eyebrow tattoo removal is the saline method. This procedure is almost similar to permanent makeup application but rather using a pigment, a saline/salt water solution is injected into the brow portion. As the solution is introduced, the ink is lifted and extracted from the skin. Unlike other tattoo removal procedures, using this method the skin is kept intact and is less painful than others. For achieving the desired outcome, few treatments are required. The cost is around 200 dollars for both eyebrows and the waiting period between session s are four to six weeks.

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