The 8 Steps to Eyebrow Tattoo Removal 

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Over the last decade, cosmetic tattoos have become a popular option for many people, especially eyebrow tattoos. Unfortunately, the tattoo may get misapplied, giving the individual a permanent angry or unnatural look. But this doesn’t mean they have to live with this look for the rest of their life; they have the option to undergo an eyebrow tattoo removal.

There are various reasons people opt for eyebrow tattoo removal. For most people, the ink may have faded or changed to a different color, or the brows were the wrong shape, color, or style in the first place. And others may just want to get rid of all the ink and enjoy their natural brows for a while. But for whatever reason, you want to get your eyebrow tattoo removed, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.

STEP 1: Book A Consultation

The first step to getting an eyebrow tattoo removal is to book a consultation with a highly reputable tattoo removal clinic. During the consultation, a highly trained professional will assess your eyebrow tattoos and discuss the removal process with you. Once you have booked an appointment, he will discuss what you need to do to prepare for your eyebrow tattoo removal.

STEP 2: Preparing for Your Cosmetic Tattoo Removal

You must do some things before your appointment to ensure you have the best eyebrow tattoo removal experience. These include:

  • Avoid sun exposure or tanning on your eyebrow area for at least a week before your tattoo removal procedure. Apply sunscreens with at least SPF 50 before going into the sun. 
  • Avoid shaving, waxing, and exfoliating the area.
  • Don’t apply makeup and oils on your face at least a week before your treatment.
  • Maintain a healthy and balanced diet and stay adequately hydrated.
  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, as they can increase bleeding during the procedure.

STEP 3: Preparing You for the Tattoo Removal Procedure

Reputable tattoo removal clinics require patients to wear protective stainless steel eye shields to protect the eyes from the lasers.

Also, they will apply a numbing gel to the eyebrow area before the treatment begins to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

STEP 4: How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

The laser removal process involves targeting the tattoo with a beam of light (laser) which breaks the ink down into small particles. The body’s immune system then naturally absorbed and discarded these tiny fragments.

STEP 5: What You Should Expect After The First Eyebrow Removal Treatment

The most common immediate side effect is frosting – the treated area swells up and turns white, resembling a frosted cake. Frosting usually lasts about 10 minutes, but you can expect swelling and redness to last about 24 hours or a few days. 

In some cases, people usually experience bleeding but icing the area for a few minutes every hour will help with the healing process. Before you leave, the laser technician will provide you with the necessary aftercare instructions and antibacterial cream.

STEP 6: Caring For Your Eyebrow after the Treatment.

After the tattoo removal procedure, below are specific aftercare tips to follow for fast and complete healing:

  • Avoid plucking or scratching the treatment site and the scabs after your procedure.
  • Avoid picking the scabs if you want to avoid scarring.
  • Apply the antibacterial cream as prescribed by your laser technician.
  • Keep the area clean and fresh. Also, take care and be gentle when washing your face.
  • Avoid heat, high-pressure water, heavy sweating, swimming, and sun exposure.
  • Don’t apply makeup on the treated area. It may cause infections and delay the healing process
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.

STEP 7: Preparing For Your Next Appointment

It usually takes about six to twelve weeks before your first eyebrow tattoo removal treatment is healed completely. However, the gap between each treatment session depends on the size of the eyebrow tattoo, the ink used, and your discipline with your aftercare.

STEP 8: How Many Treatment Sessions Do You Need To Get Rid of Your Eyebrow Tattoos Completely?

The number of sessions required depends on whether you wish to lighten or completely remove your eyebrow tattoo. You’ll need only three treatments to lighten your eyebrow tattoo and anywhere between five to eight sessions to remove it completely. Old tattoos are easier to remove than new tattoos.

Contact Skin Clinic Robina

For fast and effective tattoo removal at our Gold Coast skin clinic, contact us today at 07 5562 1300.