What is an old permanent makeup laser removal treatment?

Laser removal may be the first resolution option you consider if you have had a semi-permanent or permanent makeup treatment that you are unhappy with. However, this is not a removal treatment that is suitable for all cases and all treatment areas. In many cases, a pigment wiper treatment will be safer and as effective for the removal of old permanent makeup.

If you are considering safely removing your old permanent makeup, consulting with an experienced and trusted permanent and semi-permanent makeup professional like Kseniia is vital. Choosing the wrong removal process can lead to permanent damage in the area or be ineffective with what is being treated, leaving uneven, patchy results. Kseniia offers both pigment wiper and laser removal treatments, so can advise on the best route to take.

Permanent makeup laser removal directs a very strong and highly focused light (the laser) onto any pigment you have in your skin. This causes the pigment to 'shatter' and break up into much smaller particles, which are then eliminated by your body as part of the natural regeneration process. In some instances, for example, with pigment types that are unresponsive to a pigment wiper treatment or for the removal of permanent tattoo, rather than semi-permanent makeup, laser removal treatment can be the best option.

On average, tattooed eyebrows can take between 3-6 sessions to be fully removed using laser removal treatments. The treatment can also be used to just remove a portion of your brows or other SPMU, such as an overline or overarch, to give you a result that is more natural and even in appearance. Trusting Kseniia with any removal treatments means that you have a professional on hand who can also correct or reapply any semi-permanent makeup, once the majority has been removed, should you wish.

The type of pigment that was used in your treatment is important. For some type of pigments/colours, it may be that a laser removal treatment will be unable to locate the pigment.

But don't worry if you are not sure which pigment was used in the permanent or semi-permanent makeup that you are looking to remove. Kseniia will ensure a thorough consultation and may advise patch tests to ensure you have the best removal treatment of permanent makeup that will work for you.

Laser pigment removal can be used to remove the pigment from microbladed or tattooed eyebrows, lip blush treatments or freckle treatments.

Who is a laser removal treatment suitable for?

Does laser pigment removal hurt?

It is certainly more painful than the pigment application process. There's no getting around it – the treatment is uncomfortable. When the laser is applied, it feels like a stiff elastic band snapping on your skin. Afterwards, your skin will feel warm, and in some cases, swollen for a couple of hours after treatment. The good news is that it is a very quick treatment and is over quickly.

How much does laser makeup remover cost?

A laser removal treatment costs from £80, depending on the size of the area being treated. Please call Gerrards Cross beauty clinic to enquire.
Before your laser makeup removal treatment:

Avoid the sun for at least 2 weeks before treatment. If you do have to be outdoors, be sure to use SPF 50 on the area to be treated.
Avoid waxing and exfoliating the area, and discontinue any topical retinol or glycolic acid treatments at least 2 weeks before.
Keep the area totally clean and dry on the day of your treatment. Be sure to drink lots of water, eat well and avoid alcohol.
Arrive at your appointment in Gerrards Cross clinic 10 minutes before your scheduled treatment time.
Makeup laser remover aftercare advice
Keep the area clean and apply Aftercare Cream provided to hydrate the skin and provide a protective barrier. As an alternative, Vaseline can be used to protect the area.

Do not pick or scratch the treated area. If it feels itchy or warm, use an ice pack to soothe your skin.

Keep the area cool. Avoid very hot showers, saunas, hot pools and steam rooms throughout your treatment journey.


In the days immediately following treatment, do not expose the treated area to direct, intense sunlight. When you are in the sun subsequently, protect your skin with a sun-safe skincare SPF 50+

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A healthy immune system will help to accelerate removal. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Regular, circulation boosting exercise will be beneficial too.


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12 Station Road, Gerrards Cross