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  • Writer's pictureDeborah Allen

"Removing Semi-Permanent Makeup: Unveiling the Magic of Laser Tattoo Removal for Eyebrows"

Picture this: You wake up, ready to seize the day, and as you catch your reflection in the mirror, your eyebrows proudly scream, "I woke up like this!" Well, maybe not exactly like that. In the ever-evolving world of beauty and aesthetics, semi-permanent makeup has gifted us with those perfectly sculpted eyebrows, lips that need no touch-up, and eyes that never smudge. It's like makeup magic, except it doesn't wash off in the shower. But hey, what if the eyebrow trends change faster than you can say "fleek"? Or what if you've simply outgrown the "bold and beautiful" look of yesteryears? Step into the realm of Unify Skin & Laser Clinic, where we've mastered the art of making semi-permanent makeup vanish quicker than a viral TikTok trend. Specifically, today, we're going to unravel the mysteries of laser tattoo removal for semi-permanent eyebrows. Trust us; it's not as daunting as it sounds, and it's certainly more entertaining than those "eyebrow fail" YouTube compilations.

The Magic of Laser Tattoo Removal

Precision and Efficacy

One of the primary reasons people turn to laser tattoo removal for semi-permanent makeup on their eyebrows is the precision and efficacy it offers. Traditional methods of tattoo removal, such as chemical solutions or microblading over the existing pigment, may not provide the desired results. Laser tattoo removal, on the other hand, utilises our TGA approved Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser technology that targets the pigment specifically. This precision allows for a more effective removal process.

Minimal Damage to Surrounding Skin

Laser tattoo removal is designed to minimise damage to the surrounding skin. The focused laser beams break down the pigment particles without harming the neighbouring tissue. This results in less scarring and a quicker healing process compared to other removal methods.

Gradual Fading

Semi-permanent makeup is intended to fade over time, and laser tattoo removal can expedite this process. The treatment typically requires anywhere from between 2 - 6 treatments or less depending on the ink used, tattooing technique and the individuals healing response This allows for gradual fading and natural-looking results. This is also particularly beneficial for those who wish to return to their original look without any abrupt changes.

Tailored Treatment Plans

Each individual's semi-permanent makeup is unique, and so are their removal needs. At Unify Skin & Laser Clinic, our experienced professionals create personalised treatment plans to address the specific characteristics of your semi-permanent makeup, ensuring the best and safest possible results.

Post-Treatment Aftercare

While the benefits of laser tattoo removal for semi-permanent makeup on eyebrows are enticing, proper aftercare is crucial to achieving optimal results and minimizing any potential side effects. Here are some essential aftercare tips to follow:

1. Keep the Area Clean

Gently cleanse the treated area with a gentle, mild, fragrance-free cleanser and water. Avoid harsh scrubbing or rubbing to prevent irritation. Avoid cleansers that contain glycolic acid, salicylic acid or any form of BHA for 24 - 48 hours post treatment.

2. Apply a Healing Ointment

A soothing, antibacterial gel or cream recommended by your laser technician can help speed up the healing process and protect the skin, keeping it cool, calm and hydrated. After treatment the skin will feel slightly warm and swollen. Applying a cooling gel helps reduce puffiness and inflammation therefore aiding in the skins wound healing response.

Small ice packs can be applied directly to the area to reduce swelling and irritation.

3. Avoid Sun Exposure

Direct sunlight can exacerbate redness and increase the risk of complications. Shield the treated area from the sun's harmful UV rays by wearing a wide brimmed hat and applying a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen.

4. Do Not Pick or Scratch

Resist the urge to pick at scabs or scratch the treated area, as this can lead to infection and scarring. The treated area may feel itchy a few days or in the coming weeks after the treatment, applying treatment gel or ice packs can really help combat the itchiness during the healing process.

5. Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration promotes skin health and helps the body flush out the broken-down pigment more effectively. Don't forget to hydrate those brows, keep applying your favourite eye cream so the skin is in perfect condition before each treatment!

6. Follow Up with Your Laser Therapist

Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Each session is spaced 6 weeks apart for cosmetic tattooing and can be altered depending on the individuals results.

7. Be Patient

Laser tattoo removal for semi-permanent makeup is a gradual process. It may take several sessions to achieve your desired results, so patience is key.

8. Tailored Treatment Plans

At Unify Skin & Laser Clinic, we understand that each client's needs are unique. We create personalised treatment plans to address your specific semi-permanent eyebrow makeup characteristics. This ensures that the removal process is as tailored as the original application, resulting in the best possible outcomes.

Understanding the Sensation and Hair-Safe Aspects

Laser tattoo removal on eyebrows can be uncomfortable, but it's generally a tolerable experience for most individuals. The sensation is often described as feeling like a series of quick, sharp snaps with a rubber band against the skin. However, the discomfort is typically brief, lasting only during the actual treatment.

Regarding the hair on and around the eyebrows, laser tattoo removal is designed to target pigment particles in the skin without affecting hair follicles. The laser energy is primarily absorbed by the pigment in the tattoo, causing it to break down. Hair follicles may experience some minimal heat during the procedure, but the energy levels used in tattoo removal are generally not high enough to cause permanent hair loss or damage to the surrounding hair.

The Fascinating World of Colour Changes

During the laser tattoo removal process, it's essential to be aware of potential colour changes. Some pigments, especially those with iron oxides, may turn reddish when exposed to the laser. While this can be surprising, it's part of the natural fading process. Rest assured, as the sessions progress, the colour will gradually fade, bringing your brows closer to their desired shade. During the consultation we perform a test patch to make sure you're totally aware of the protentional colour changes that may happen as a result of the laser to ink reaction on the skin.

The Brow Transformation – Eight Weeks After the Last Treatment

"In the realm of laser tattoo removal, patience isn't just a virtue; it's your golden ticket to brow perfection. Fast forward about eight weeks post-treatment, and your brows are set for a dazzling transformation. At this stage, any lingering pigment gracefully exits the scene, offering you a blank canvas for the ultimate brow makeover. It's time to rediscover the artistry of sculpting brows that embrace your unique face shape and personality."

Laser tattoo removal for semi-permanent eyebrow makeup offers a precise and modern solution for those seeking to alter or remove their brow enhancements. At Unify Skin & Laser Clinic, we pride ourselves on providing professional and individualised services to help you achieve the results you want. With proper aftercare and patience, your brows will return to their natural beauty, allowing you to redefine your look or embrace the perfect arch that complements your unique style.


At Unify Skin & Laser Clinic we answer all your questions before you start your sessions. Experience does count and we want you to know you’re in safe hands.

Call: 0407 413 180 or

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Author: Deborah Allen

11th June 2023


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