Permanent makeup can be a huge timesaver; it can make your morning routines easier by giving you the look you want without having to spend hours in front of the mirror on brows, eyes, lips and more. Tattooed makeup can start to look less perfect as time goes by—especially when you consider our Arizona lifestyle. Arizonans tend to spend plenty of time outside enjoying the sun, but sunlight and tanning can lead to the degradation of tattoos over time, including permanent makeup.
If this has been your experience, you are probably wondering: Can permanent makeup be removed? Yes, it can, and it is a service we are pleased to offer here at Delete. Continue reading to learn how it works!
Who is a Good Candidate for Permanent Makeup Removal?
If you have had permanent makeup done, chances are, you are a good candidate for removal. In general, large, dark or particularly colorful tattoos are harder to remove than some smaller tattoos or tattoos that are light in shade—like lip or cheek tint.
There are some factors and conditions that can make permanent makeup removal more difficult. Tattoos may be more difficult to remove from people with darker skin as well as those with skin conditions such as eczema or herpes can make the process harder.
Why Choose Delete for Permanent Makeup Removal?
If you are looking for tattoo removal in Maricopa County, Delete has you covered. People come to Delete because our technicians know how to remove permanent makeup using the best tools in the industry, and because we can perform a variety of services, including full permanent makeup removal, partial tattoo removal, eyebrow corrections and more.
How Does it Work?
Delete uses the PicoWay laser tattoo removal system by Syneron Candela, which is the industry’s best laser option because it offers higher levels of comfort than other lasers. Laser tattoo removal works by sending ultra-short pulses of energy into tattooed tissue, which breaks up the ink into smaller pieces that are more easily eliminated by natural bodily processes. It is similar to how tattoos or permanent makeup fades due to time as the pigments break down and are eliminated—only the process is much faster with a laser.
There are other ways to remove tattoos or permanent makeup—like surgery or dermabrasion—but permanent makeup removal with a laser is both the most common and safest method due to the minimal risk of scarring.
How to Prep for Removal?
There are a few things you can do to prepare for permanent makeup removal:
· Make sure the original tattoo is fully healed prior to having it removed. If a tattoo artist made a mistake applying the permanent makeup or if you have discovered it is not for you, it is tempting to have it removed immediately, but the skin should be healed completely prior to laser removal.
· You may need to shave any hair in the area the day before the appointment to make removal easier.
· Self tanners, sunburns and tans can make laser removal more difficult, so make sure to stay out of the sun well ahead of your appointments.
· The day of your session, avoid using makeup or lotions on the affected area.
There are always a few commonly asked questions surrounding permanent makeup removal. Browse the FAQs below for answers to your questions!
How long does it take for permanent makeup to fade on its own?
The answer to this question varies based on how much pigment was used and the area that was tattooed—some types of skin, like the lips, hold pigment for less time than other areas, like the eyebrows. However, in most cases, it will take between one to two years for permanent makeup to fade, which is why many choose laser removal to delete it faster!
Does permanent makeup removal hurt?
Laser removal systems do use heat, which can be painful. However, our laser technicians offer both local and topical anesthetics to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
How many sessions will it take to remove the pigments?
This depends on a variety of factors, including the color of the ink, the amount of ink used, and the depth of the ink. Professionally created tattoos—not permanent makeup—can take as many as eight to twelve sessions to remove. Permanent makeup, however, may not need as many sessions because it typically uses less pigment than the average tattoo, and the ink is embedded closer to the surface of the skin.
Will you remove the entire tattoo?
That is completely up to you! It is possible to remove permanent makeup completely, to only remove select parts of it, or to correct the makeup if, for example, you would like to change the shape of your brows or fix a mistake.
What should I expect after my session?
After a session, you could experience a little bit of redness, tenderness, swelling or bruising. The best things to do are to avoid exercise, saunas and hot showers for three to five days, and for a week to ten days after a session, avoid heat, direct sunlight and swimming. A good sunscreen can help protect tender skin in Arizona’s harsh sun, too!
Delete Your Permanent Makeup
Here at Delete, we support everyone’s journey to becoming their best selves. If you need permanent makeup removal from experienced technicians using the latest technology, we are here for you. Schedule a free consultation so that we can discuss how many sessions you may need, and any other questions you have