Permanent Makeup Correction & Tattoo Removal
If you have had permanent makeup or a tattoo somewhere else and you are unhappy with it, we may be able to correct it or lighten it. If you are happy with the shape, but dislike the color, it is possible that a color correction may help. If the color is too dark or you have over-saturation of color, you may benefit from tattoo removal sessions. There are a few different ways we can help lighten your permanent makeup or tattoo including:
Saline permanent makeup removal- The saline removal process is almost identical to the permanent makeup process. During this treatment, instead of pigment, saline is applied to the permanent makeup area with a digital machine and disposable needle cartridge. The saline gently and effectively helps to pull the pigment out of the skin. Immediately after the saline tattoo removal treatment, the color will look darker and the skin may be red or irritated in the area that was treated. Mild flaking or scabbing will occur over the next week, and as the dry skin flakes off, it pulls pigment out of the skin. Saline permanent makeup removal typically takes more than one session for optimal results, but you should notice the permanent makeup becoming a little lighter with each treatment. Saline tattoo removal is effective on all tattoo colors, however, pastels and whites are very stubborn and sometimes impossible to remove. Saline tattoo removal pulls the pigment out through the skin, as opposed to laser tattoo removal, which breaks the pigment into tiny particles that are excreted through your lymphatic system.
Laser Tattoo Removal
- Our Lumenis M22 laser has a unique Q-switch laser attachment used specifically for the removal of dark pigments in tattoos. With 7 spot sizes we customize each laser tattoo removal treatment to best fit the needs of our clients based on the type of tattoo, and color which we are targeting. By using our laser we can efficiently target amateur or professional tattoos that are dark in color, such as black or dark blue. During the procedure our laser will send ultrashort pulses at the targeted area of the tattoo, which in turn breaks up the pigment into tiny particles to be easily dissolved by the body through the lymphatic system while leaving the surrounding skin left unharmed. Our laser tattoo removal service offers great results with little downtime. Although tattoo removal is very effective, it is not the right fit for each individual. In some cases tattoos may lighten but not completely remove depending on the color of pigments, and types of tattoos. It is crucial to understand that our tattoo removal process, while great, is a gradual process. To ensure the safety of our clients and to keep the skin in a healthy condition, we do our laser tattoo removal in a series of treatments. The amount of sessions you will need depends on a few key factors such as your skin color, the tattoo pigment, type of tattoo, and the area of the body in which your tattoo is located. In some cases you may need 2-3 sessions while in other cases you may need 8-10. Our treatments are spaced 6-10 weeks apart to give your skin ample time to heal both inside and out.
- Is it right for you?
Although our laser tattoo removal is a great treatment, it is not recommended for everyone. You may not be a candidate if you have the following conditions:
- Active infections
- Viral, fungal, or bacterial diseases
- Skin cancer
- If your tattoo has ever been covered with flesh tones, the laser will not see the pigments.
- If your tattoo pigment is light in color
What to expect?
Once the tattoo has been targeted by the laser, the pigment immediately forms white cloud-like bubbles on the area with some slight redness surrounding the area. Some people may experience mild swelling, but all of these will typically settle within the following 24 hours. Although very unlikely, minimal bleeding can occur, which may also leave slight bruising. A crust will form over the treated tattoo area, and will flake off in nearly 2 weeks. You will experience the tattoo fading gradually over the course of several weeks.