If you have permanent makeup and wish you could change your look, you may need to have your permanent makeup removed. The ink used for eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner is different from traditional tattoo ink. It gradually fades, although it could take years, and it can be removed much easier than traditional tattoo ink. The results depend on your skin and the ink color. Here are some tips for safe permanent makeup removal.
Avoid Home Kits
You can buy a kit that removes tattoos at home, but they aren't always effective, and you don't want to use a DIY kit on your facial skin in case the results you get look uneven or odd. Kits may be harsh on your delicate facial skin, so you should take care of the products you use since your face is so visible to others. Instead, talk to a dermatologist or spa professional about your options for makeup removal so you get the best results. A professional can help you decide if laser removal is right for you or if saline injections might work too.
Use Caution With Work Around The Eyes
Some spas remove eyebrow and lip tattoos, but won't do eyeliner for safety reasons. If you want to remove permanent eyeliner, you may need to go to a dermatologist for laser treatments and advice on how to proceed. A dermatologist can examine your skin and plan a course of treatments that create the look you like. Using lasers for makeup removal is safe since your eyes are shielded during the process.
Be Patient If Your Tattoos Are New
Permanent makeup is usually much darker than you expect when you first get it applied, but it fades fairly fast initially. In a few months, you'll see the true color of the makeup so you can decide if you still want to have it removed. Plus, you'll probably need to wait at least a couple of months before you can have new makeup removed.
Expect To Have Multiple Treatments
Permanent makeup removal usually isn't a one-time procedure whether you have a laser or saline injection removal. You'll probably need multiple visits spaced weeks apart to remove the tattoo completely. During that time, the tattoo might get darker or turn a different color depending on the composition of the ink. If you can find out the ink composition from the artist who applied the tattoo, the professional removing the makeup can tell you how the ink will react and what you can expect.
To learn more about permanent makeup removal, reach out to a local cosmetologist.