I had an eyebrow tatoo done at a salon (stupid mistake at 50 yrs old). I was adament about having it just a little darker than my natural hair color (med blonde w/pale skin). She said that it will fade & I'd be back there in 2 yrs. I said that I still did not want it dark. I also didn't want a pointy arch;it made me look mad when my face has a softer look. She agreed, but then did it her way anyway. I now have pointy,dark painted on eyebrows. What is the best way to remove/how long? Laurie on LI
How Do I Remove a 2 Month Old Eyebrow Tattoo Done in Very Dark Brown?
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Laser tattoo removal in eyebrow
In order to risk permanently inhibiting hair growth of the eyebrows, a Q-switched laser may protect the hair follicle better than a non-q switched laser. The latter are used more for laser hair removal and the q-switched for tattoo removal. The neodynium-yag laser might be better for darker skinned patients to preserve normal epidermal pigment. A test spot might be worthwhile to check your response in one small area before proceding ahead and doing both eyebrows.
Eyebrow Tattoo Removal
Thank you for the question.
Laser tattoo treatment is the only predictable/effective treatment modality for permanent eyebrow tattoo removal. I generally recommend a small trial area to be treated with laser to make sure the laser and ink do not react ( oxidize) and result in a darker color.
I hope this helps.