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 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, 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. If you know that you had an acrylic based pigment, then laser removal is not going to be the right treatment, and you should consider a pigment wiper removal treatment instead. If you had synthetic pigment applied, it may be that a laser removal treatment will be unable to locate the pigment.

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?

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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 burnt (because it has been) and sore and swollen for a few days 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 £200, depending on the size of the area being treated. Please call Gerrard's Cross beauty clini to enquire.
Before your laser makeup removal treatment:

Avoid the sun for at least three weeks before treatment. If you do have to be outdoors, be sure to use a high SPF on the area to be treated.
Avoid shaving, waxing and exfoliating the area, and discontinue any retinol or glycolic acid treatments at least four weeks before.
Avoid any aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol before your treatment, to minimise any bleeding.
Be sure to drink lots of water and arrive at your appointment well hydrated.
Arrive at your appointment 10 minutes before your scheduled treatment time. Ksenia's beauty lounge in Gerrard's Cross is very busy and so she asks you respect other clients and help her to ensure her treatment times do not overrun.
Makeup laser remover aftercare advice
⠀⠀⠀Try to avoid smoking, as this can slow down the natural healing process.

⠀⠀ ⠀You may experience some darkening, lightening, bruising or swelling as a side effect. This is completely natural and will subside within a few days. Your skin will scab and crust as it would during a microblading, powder brows or other semi-permanent makeup treatment and the treated area should be given the same consideration as it heals, as part of your aftercare.

⠀⠀ ⠀Be aware that as the laser breaks down the pigment, you may see some residual colour remain – depending on what colour pigment is used, this may be a reddish or bluish hue. This will resolve with more treatments, but unfortunately, it is part of the removal process.

⠀⠀ ⠀Keep the area clean and dry for three days following your treatment.

⠀⠀ ⠀When showering or washing the area, pat or dab dry – don't rub.

⠀⠀ ⠀Avoid using makeup on the area, and apply any lotion or ointment given to you in your aftercare pack by Kseniia, as advised.

⠀⠀ ⠀Do not pick or scratch at the area, as this can result in scarring. Let any scabs fall of their own accord.

⠀⠀ ⠀Avoid sun exposure on the treated area for at least three months post-treatment. If you do go outside, wear a sunscreen of SPF25 or over.

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Have questions?
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