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What is the best way to remove permanent makeup (eyebrows)?

Is laser treatment the best option to remove a small portion (less than 1/2 inch) of permanent makeup (brow area)?

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Replied on 2/1/2013

By: Change of Art Laser Tattoo Removal  |  
Alexandria, VA

It depends. Some cosmetic pigments don't respond to the laser and actually turn darker. I have treated many eyebrow cosmetic pigments, from the entire tattoo to just small parts like the tail that wasn't placed just right. In my experience, I prefer to do a test spot to see if the laser either blanches out the tattoo or turns it darker. After the results of the initial spot, I am able to counsel my client appropriately. If the ink turns darker, then the laser may not a be good option for removal. If not, then you can safely have the laser treatments and it will clear the pigment.

Replied on 1/30/2013

By: Laser Treatment Center  |  M. Sean Strother, M.D.
Kirkland, WA

In my opinion, laser would be an option and probably may be the only option for removing tattooed eyebrows.

Replied on 1/30/2013

By: Dermatology Assoc. of Western Connecticut  |  Email for Consultation!
Danbury, CT

It depends on the color of the tattoo. If black or dark brown, then Yag laser can be effective. I recommend a consultation.

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