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Laser Microblading removal
Laser Eyebrow Removal (Microblading/Powder Brow Removal)
“Nothing lasts forever” is a saying you may have heard before. It’s an optimistic saying that reminds us that there is a solution to any problem and change will eventually come to ease our burdens. It’s a fact – change is a part of life. Sometimes we make a decision that, at the moment, seemed like exactly what we want only to have a change of mind or change of heart later. For most things such as a bad haircut or an out-of-style pair of jeans, it is easy to correct course and readjust your style. For some things such as cosmetic tattooing (in the form of bad
microblading or bad powder brows) change may take a little longer – but that doesn’t mean that it can’t happen! Lash Layer’s laser eyebrow removal services will help you ensure that a poorly shaped or out-of-style pair of cosmetically tattooed brows most certainly will not
overstay their welcome!
What is laser eyebrow removal?
Cosmetic tattooing procedures such as microblading or powder brows have been steadily rising in popularity however, not all providers of these services provide the excellent quality, care and precision offered at Lash Layer. As a result, clients of these less-than-reputable services can be left with results that were not what they initially signed up for. Enter, your Lash Layer laser eyebrow removal technician.
Although sometimes labelled as “semi-permanent” or “permanent” makeup, advances in laser technology have allowed us to remove the ink and pigment along your brow bone. This works by way of a laser which emits focused light and heat into the targeted area. The artificial brow pigmentation deposited into your microblading or powder brows will absorb the wavelength of the laser and destroy the pigmentation particles. Ultrashort pulses of the laser are used to increase the speed of the heating process and allow the particles to break up the ink pigmentation. This step is repeated with multiple treatments to allow the pigmentation to break down further, allow the skin to heal, and then break down further again until gradually they fade altogether.
Is Laser Eyebrow Removal Right For Me?
We get it – you took the plunge and decided to treat yourself to some fresh new eyebrows that didn’t turn out the way you expected. Microblading or other forms of cosmetic tattooing such as powder brows are a commitment in time and money but sometimes, an unskilled brow artist can cause more damage in the long run. Maybe they made your brows too dark and you would like to slightly lighten them. Maybe they got the shape all wrong and you want a completely new look. Or maybe it’s a combination of the two and you want to erase bad microblading altogether! Whatever the case may be, Lash Layer will provide you with the knowledge and insight on how we can help you during a free eyebrow laser removal consultation.
During this consultation, we will assess your eyebrows and the skin around them to ensure that you are a good candidate for laser eyebrow removal. We evaluate the condition of your eyebrows (if your eyebrows are fully healed and able to absorb the laser), any pre-existing skin irregularities such as scarring, your skin type, your medical history, and your expectations for the service.
Who Is Not A Good Candidate?
Unfortunately, some clients are not ideal candidates for laser eyebrow removal. Clients who have skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, shingles, rosacea, dermatitis, vitiligo, or are prone to keloids are not candidates for this procedure.
Clients with autoimmune deficiencies, bacterial and/or fungal infections, prone to hyperpigmentation scarring or skin scarring are also not candidates for laser eyebrow removal.
Finally, clients who use oral acne medicine (ex. Accutane), topical acne creams that thin skin, are pregnant or nursing are also not able to receive laser eyebrow removal.
Clients who are undergoing chemotherapy must consult with their doctor and receive approval before receiving laser eyebrow removal. Clients who have completed chemotherapy or radiation treatment may receive laser eyebrow removal without the approval of their doctor if it has been one year or more since the completion of their treatments.
Is Laser Eyebrow Removal Safe?
Laser eyebrow removal is simple and safe when performed by a trained professional who understands all the correct methods and precautions of the procedure. Since the laser will be used close to the eyes, you will be provided with the correct eyewear to ensure your retinal safety. In addition to safety protocols, at Lash Layer, we pride ourselves in the exclusive use of PhiLaser© technology; the best equipment which is specialized for laser eyebrow removal. PhiLaser© uses a Q-switch laser to facilitate three types of laser removal treatments: tattoo removal, pigmentation treatment and carbon peeling (for more on our carbon peeling service, click here to learn more). With the use of this advanced laser technology, we guarantee your skin’s safety and results.
Laser Tattoo Removal2" x 2" surface area
Eyebrows / small body tattoo
Price is per session
Laser Tattoo Removal4" x 4" surface area
Medium size body tattoo
Price Per Session
Laser Tattoo Removal6" x 6" surface area
Large Body Tattoo
Price per session
Frequently Asked Questions
Laser Tattoo Removal for Microblading & Powder Brows
On average, three to five sessions is the recommended time frame that it takes to completely remove bad microblading or other forms of bad cosmetic tattooing. The length of time required to see the results of your laser eyebrow removal is dependent on a variety of factors. These factors include several sessions, the type of ink or pigmentation used for your microbladed/powder brows, the technique used by the artist who performed your original service, the length of time since your original service, your skin type, and environmental factors. At your free consultation session, centrally located at our Pickering studio in the Durham region, our Lash Layer laser removal technician will be able to assess your needs and give you a more accurate timeframe of the length of time required to achieve your desired outcome.
The level of pain and discomfort experienced during your session is comparable to the pain experienced during your microblading session. In brief, there is a certain level of pain involved however many clients report that it does hurt less than they first expected – similar to the feeling of a sunburn or having rubber bands snapped against your skin. Of course, this is dependent on each person’s different pain threshold level and skin sensitivity. To ease clients in the process of laser eyebrow removal, your Lash Layer technician will apply 5% lidocaine numbing cream to the area before your laser session.
If your eyebrows are getting darker or changes slightly in colour after your laser removal session, do not panic! This is a normal part of the laser eyebrow removal healing process. When the laser targets the ink and pigmentations of your microblade/powder brows, it breaks these particles down and releases the trace metal components of the pigmentation. These trace metals will oxidize with the light exposure of the laser, causing a change in colour or darkening. The oxidization process is a side effect of the pigmentation breakdown, allowing them to be more easily flushed out by your immune system while your skin heals.
Crusting or scabbing of the eyebrow after laser removal treatment is normal and may last 1-2 weeks before naturally flaking off. This simply means that your skin is healing after the treatment and is in the process of breaking down and expelling the pigmentation that was previously inserted into the brow area during your original procedure. It is important to not touch at or pick at this area if it is crusting or scabbing. Doing so may cause an infection in the area as it heals.
It is important to wait until your eyebrows are fully healed from microblading or powder brow procedure before starting a session of laser removal. According to your skin type, this is typically 8 to 12 weeks after your original procedure. The reason for this period of healing is twofold. Firstly, too many procedures on the skin without healing time can cause trauma to the skin and elevate the risk of blistering or permanent scars. Secondly, for laser removal to be effective the pigmentation from the original service needs to settle into the dermis of the skin. This allows the colours of the pigmentation to show through the skin, allowing the laser to target the area more easily and successfully.
Yes! Our precision Q-switch PhiLaser© allows us to target specific parts of your skin. This means that if there is only a part of your brow that you would like to be targeted, we will be able to do that.
There is no evidence that points to laser tattoo removal causing hair loss as the wavelength for destroying the ink pigmentation is different from the kind of lasers used for laser hair removal. As a result, the hair follicle will not be affected by the PhiLaser© machine. It is possible that the hair in the affected area may lighten in colour temporarily, but it will regrow back to its normal colour in the hair’s next growth cycle.
The gap in time between sessions is necessary to allow your body to break down as much of the tattoo pigmentation as it can while also giving your skin time to completely heal in the targeted area before your next session. Rushing your laser eyebrow removal can be dangerous as it may damage or scar the skin if it is exposed to too many laser treatments during too close a time frame. At Lash Layer, your skin’s health is very important to us and we take the time to follow the correct procedures necessary for its continued longevity. This is why we recommend a minimum of six weeks between sessions for fair skin and eight weeks for darker skin.
Prior to undergoing your laser removal session, you will try to prepare your skin to be as healthy as possible to more easily absorb the laser and achieve optimal results. Please follow the guidelines below before each laser session:
- Minimize (or stop) smoking at least two weeks prior to the treatment
- Avoid taking vitamin E supplements and/or Aspirin at least two weeks prior to the treatment
- Do not use skin care products which may contain retinoids or glycolic acid for at least 4 weeks prior to your session
- Avoid excessive sun exposure and/or tanning salons for at least 4 weeks prior to your session
- Do not use self-tanning products for at least 4 weeks prior to your session as they contain pigmentation activators which can react to the laser and cause undesirable skin pigmentation
Aftercare for your skin post-laser removal is extremely important as your skin will be very sensitive during this time. For the first 48 hours following each session, it is important to avoid the following:
- Avoid sun exposure to the area (wearing a hat to shade your eyebrow area is recommended)
- Avoid any heat exposure that may irritate the area including saunas, steam rooms and hot baths or showers
- Avoid wetting or other moisture (such as sweat) to the area
- Do not go swimming
- Do not wear tight-fitting clothing that may restrict blood circulation
- Do not wear makeup, facial mist and/or perfume directly on or near the targeted area
- Do not apply self-tanning products, facial creams, serums and/or oils directly on or near the targeted area
- Do not shave, thread, wax or pluck hair in the treated area
- Drink lots of water to allow for skin rehydration
- Minimize (or limit altogether) your alcohol consumption and smoking of any kind
- After 48 hours, you may begin to gently clean the area with lukewarm water, scent-free soap/cleanser and Q-tips or cotton balls. You may also use vitamin E oil on the area to aid in the recovery of the skin. If the treated area is sensitive or warm, after 48 hours you may apply ice packs or ice wrapped in a clean cloth against it. Do not apply ice directly to the skin.