July 10, 2020
Getting An Eyebrow Tattoo
Eyebrow tattoos are chosen by both men and women as an alternative to having to trim, groom, or makeup one’s eyebrows, saving time and supplies. It is an ideal choice because you will always have, in theory, perfect eyebrows highlighting your face. However, not all tattoos come out ideally, and a poorly-inked tattoo (which can change pigment) or a change of mind can leave you wondering what the options are for pursuing eyebrow tattoo removal.
There are many things that can cause an eyebrow tattoo’s pigment to fade or change, such as the skin of the client, the client’s environment, and the tattoo artist’s experience and technique. Fortunately, if you are the unfortunate bearer of a botched eyebrow tattoo, or if you’ve simply changed your mind, there are several ways you can pursue eyebrow tattoo removal.
Eyebrow Tattoo Removal Methods
Dermabrasion is one of the first preferred procedures for eyebrow tattoo removal. It is a precision process involving the use of abrasives (crystals, brushes, sandpaper) to gradually remove just enough layers of skin to remove any sign of the Tattoo. It does, however, come with its share of drawbacks: bleeding and scarring are commonplace following dermabrasion, and warding off the possibility of infection means you’ll be applying topical salves to the spot until it heals. For this reason, it is a less-preferred method to others, which have cropped up with the advancement of laser technology.
2. Laser Tattoo Removal
A more favorable and less messy alternative to dermabrasion, laser tattoo removal involves multiple sessions (one to five, depending on the size, depth, and pigment of the Tattoo) spaced approximately six weeks apart. Early laser removal involved using CO2 lasers, which eventually made way for Alexandrite or Q-Switched lasers, which are less likely to damage or discolor the skin. While there is less aftercare required for a laser removal treatment than a dermabrasion session, laser treatment for eyebrow tattoo removal is a drawn-out process. With approximately six weeks between treatments at around six sessions, a full removal can take almost half a year to complete. In between sessions, it is possible for an eyebrow tattoo to tint brown due to oxidation, and laser removals do not damage hair follicles since the procedure does not run that deep.
3. Saline Tattoo Removal
Another procedure that is safe for people who are squeamish about invasive abrasion and laser treatments is saline removal. This is a multi-session treatment that involves injections of saline solution into the skin, which lift the ink for easy extraction. The skin is largely undamaged in this eyebrow tattoo removal procedure. It is less painful, and it requires less aftercare than dermabrasion or laser removal; however, it is also a drawn-out process, with a four- to the six-week waiting period between treatments.
4. Tattoo Vanish
Finally, there is an all-natural, acid-, toxin-, and surgery-free method for eyebrow tattoo removal offered by Tattoo Vanish. This method is less painful than laser removal, but it can still be a little uncomfortable to some. It involves going over the Tattoo (under anesthetic) with a tattoo machine, opening up the skin, and applying a Lido Gel allowing the technician to numb the area. The Ink Eraser is then applied to the skin for a period of 10 minutes, the Ink Eraser Solution pulls the ink to the surface of the skin, where it will form a scab and fall in a few weeks. The eyebrow tattoo removal procedure can be fast and effective.
The Tattoo Vanish method is a newer, more preferable method of eyebrow tattoo removal. It is all-natural and considerably safer and quicker and much less painful. It’s the new standard for eyebrow tattoo removal.