One laser treatment on bluey green eyebrow tattoo made it more vibrant. Any suggestions ? (photos)

I only have access to a q switched yag 1064 laser. Ive had one treatment and although it temporarily darkened to a ourple blue for a few hours it then settled back to a more brighter bluey green. Will this particular laser handle this colour ok with successive treatments? Ive seen only two very small patches where it has lightened the pigment slightly and this has been three weeks after the first treatment.

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Thank you for your question in regards to a yag laser. Ink used in permanent makeup is different from the type of ink used in a regular tattoo. It is difficult to say for sure if the laser will help or potentially make the appearance of your brows worse. To be sure what is best, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.

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Q-switched Nd:YAG laser for tattoo removal

Using a q-switched Nd:YAG laser on light colored tattoos may make them appear more vibrant since they first remove the darker color inks that may be mixed in. As the darker inks resolved the remaining pigment may look brighter. The lighter colored pigment may eventually resolve as well with Q-switched Nd:YAG, but in general blue-green does not respond that well. A dye filter to 650 nm or 585 nm is available with the Revlite Q switched laser and these might do better for these pigments. A Q-switched ruby or alexandrite is also good if available.

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