My eyebrow Tattoo's were applied much too high and I am so upset. Over the last 8 years having to live with this mistake has been hell. I am embarrassed and sad and I have to apply makeup several times a day. What else can I do to remove this tattoo?
What is Next when Laser Tattoo Removal Does Not Work?
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Laser Tattoo Removal
Thank you for the question. I would suggest seeking consultation with several different physicians who specialize in the use of laser technology. I would not recommend any other modality including surgical excision. I hope this helps.
Finding the right treatment for laser tattoo removal
Having a permanent tattoo that is unwanted and unappreciated is in itself frustrating. Permanent tattoo removal is treatable in the eyebrow area especially. Black color is the easiest to remove although it can take several treatments to achieve benefits expected.
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Eyebrow tattoo removal
Laser tattoo removal will remain your best option for clearance of the misplaced eyebrow tattoos. Even black inks, which historically have been the easiest to remove, can be resistant and may require more treatments or treatments with a laser of a different wavelength. As was mentioned already, the Scition ProFractional laser can also be used to provide improved clearance with resistant tattoo ink. Find a provider who has extensive experience with tattoo removal and has multiple lasers to achieve the best results.
Laser Tattoo Removal
A q-switched laser is a good option for permanent makeup removal. Please seek out an experienced laser technician in your area for your individualized treatment plan.
Last Options when lasers do not remove permanent eyebrows
Like the other panel members suggested, you may want to make certain that you've been treated with the correct technology - lasers with the correct wavelength and power to treat the remaining ink. As ink or color degrades and fades, the "recipe" for the treatment will need to change as well.
If you've exhausted the options of Q-switched lasers, you may want to consider tattooing of flesh-colored ink to cover what is left that you dislike. Also, some practitioners are reporting good results with resistant permanent make up ink using the Sciton ProFractional laser.
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You should find out who specializes in laser tattoo removal. They will have the most up-to-date and variety of lasers for this purpose. Realize that it may take a number of visits, but the laser should work. Assuming your tattoo is black, this should make the chore a bit easier.
In the event the laser fails, you should consult with an expert facial plastic surgeon, especially one who is skilled in working around the eyes.
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