If you're reading this, you're probably in the tattoo regret phase, and we feel your pain! Before you make moves to get that unloved tattoo removed, we created this list
Here are the 10 most helpful, must-know tips to read before you go under the laser.
1. Set your expectations.
Before going in, know this: No tattoo nor Semi Perm Make up removal is guaranteed. Set your expectations by speaking with an EPIBROW HYBRYD laser removal treatment expert — Some tattoos fade only partially after several treatments and may leave a ghost image of your tattoo, as well as permanent raised scarring. So the big question is: Would you rather do a cover up or be left with a ghost image or partial tattoo?
2. One treatment isn't going to do it.
You probably already realize this by now, but multiple treatments will be required and unfortunately, the number of sessions isn't something that can be predetermined during your initial consultation. In addition, intervals between treatments are also a key factor. We know you want to remove that unwanted ink as quickly as possible, but treating again too soon can increase the risk of side effects like skin irritation and open wounds. The average time between sessions is 4 to 6 weeks, but of course, everybody is different. In some cases, 8 weeks is the recommended minimum time to go between treatments or longer for patients experiencing textual changes and other side effects.
All EPIBROW HYBRYD Removal Technicians will always patch test the area first and you may have to return when advised before further treatment will commence
3. Location of your Tattoo.
In most cases location does matter. Fading is generally slower for tattoos located further down the arms or legs as they are further from the heart. The closer the tattoo is to the heart the better circulation, therefore better results.
4. Professional vs Amateur Tattoos.
As with removal in general it depends on many factors. Professional applied tattoos penetrate deeper into the skin at uniform levels which can make it easier to treat, but not always, as the ink is usually denser. Amateur tattoos are often applied with an uneven hand which can make the removal challenging but overall they are easier to remove.
Semi Permanent make up can often be unpredictable and only a fully trained operator should attempt to remove it EPIBROW HYBRYD has been developed for exactly that reason we know your failed eyebrows may be stressing you and we want you to achieve safe predictable removal so you may then consider correction work in the future or stay as nature intended
5. Not all lasers are the same
No single laser can remove all tattoo colours, different laser wavelengths treat different colors talk to our technition about a non laser alternative EPIBROW HYBRYD techs will often use both when indicated to achieve optimum results that will be predictable
6. What to expect after a treatment.
There are a handful of symptoms you might see post-treatment. Among them are blisters, swelling, raising of the tattoo, pinpoint bleeding, redness, and/or temporary darkening. Not to worry, though. These are common and usually subside within one to two weeks. If they don't, talk to your doctor. Your treated area may also appear white or grey This is known as frosting. The tattoo or SPMU will go through many colour changes before it will reach it’s final faded colour and healed completely
7. Be aware of the potential side effects.
The most common side effect is hyper- (darkening) or hypo-pigmentation (lightening) of the skin. This usually corrects itself anywhere from 6 to 12 months later. Scars (including keloid scarring) are also a potential risk, as well as infection, burns, and textural changes of the skin.
8. The darkening effect is real.
Some of the ink used in cosmetic tattoos, including colors containing white ink, may darken (oxidize) immediately after treatment because of the presence of titanium dioxide. This can usually be corrected with further treatments. SPMU may also darken or turn orange or appear more ash as it goes through the process This is all normal.
9. There's a higher risk of hypopigmentation with tattoo removal on darker skin tones.
People with darker skin can remove a tattoo with laser, however there is a higher risk of hypopigmention because the laser may remove pigment from your skin along with pigment from your tattoo. Your technician will proceed with caution and always do a test spot to minimize any risk.
10. You are in safe knowledgble hands
A Consultation and patch test is mandaory Cost £50
Prices start from £50 to £150 per area Course booking discount does apply
Semi Permanent make up Removal £90 per session