Eyebrow Tattoo Removal Possible?

I had eyebrow tattoo two days ago. They are terrible, too long, bad shape, too dark. Can I get eyebrow tattoo removal?

Doctor Answers 3

Permanent eyebrow makeup tattoo and laser removal

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The safest way to lessen or remove the tattoo pigment from permanent makeup is with laser. Surgery would create a scar and permanent loss of eyebrow hair, dermabrasion may create scarring and there will be a temporary (months) loss of hair as it heals. Laser might work very well if a standard black ink is used. There is one important risk to discuss with the doctor who does the procedure. Depending on the depth of the pigment, and the wavelength and pulse duration of the laser, there could be a mechanism involved with laser tattoo removal that works similarly to laser hair removal. To ensure you don't get permanent eyebrow removal from destroying the hair follicles of the eyebrow, it might be worthwhile to consider a few test spots over a few months, at least, on one area to see if hair growth is reduced before you embark on treating all of the eyebrows.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Eyebrow tattoos can be eliminated with a specific laser treatment

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The treatment of unwanted tattoos whether they are on your body or eyebrows can be performed with a variety of special lasers called "Q-Switched Ruby, Alexandrite or Nd:YAG lasers." It is difficult to predict how many treatments will be necessary, but if performed by an experienced laser surgeon with the right laser the results can be nearly perfect.

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

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There are several options for eyebrow tattoo or permanent makeup removal in the early stage of treatment. Salabrasion is an accepted modality, but should be preferentially performed in the acute postoperative setting to maximize success.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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