Laser Tattoo Removal

What’s the Best Way to Remove Cosmetic Tattoos?

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Cosmetic tattoos (or ‘permanent makeup’) have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and it’s not hard to see why. After all, who doesn’t want to roll out of bed with a face full of professional-level makeup? 

That doesn’t mean you’ll want to keep your tattoos forever, though – maybe your eyebrows are a little out of line with your current style, or that eyeliner you got a few years back isn’t doing it for you anymore. Whatever the reason, you might be wondering what your removal options are.   

No worries! The specialists at Illusion Laser Clinic have got you covered. In this guide, we’ll break down the four most common ways to remove cosmetic tattoos and reveal which one we think is best. Let’s dive in! 

1. Saline solution

Saline solution is a gentler removal approach that involves using sterile saltwater solution to lift pigment particles out of the skin. It’s often used for eyebrow tattoos because it’s less likely to damage surrounding skin or alter natural eyebrow hair colour. However, multiple sessions are typically needed for complete removal, and its effectiveness varies depending on the pigment colours used. Saline solution might not be a viable option for darker or more stubborn colours. 

2. Surgical excision

Surgical excision is the most invasive method of tattoo removal, involving surgically removing a small section of tattooed skin. It guarantees complete removal and is typically used for smaller cosmetic tattoos. However, it also comes with the highest risk of scarring, making it a less ideal option if you’re worried about side effects. 

3. Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion physically removes the top layers of skin, including the pigment. While it can be effective for removing some superficial cosmetic tattoos, it’s a harsh procedure that can cause scarring and uneven skin tone. Due to these risks, dermabrasion is generally not recommended for particularly delicate areas on the face. 

4. Laser tattoo removal

It’s the most popular option for a reason!
Laser tattoo removal involves using high-intensity light beams to break down the pigment particles into smaller fragments that the body can then eliminate. It’s a safe and precise procedure that comes with several advantages over other methods: 

  • Lasers are by far the most successful method. They break down ink particles for your body to eliminate, leading to significant fading or complete removal after a series of treatments. 
  • Unlike older methods like dermabrasion or excision that can leave noticeable scars, lasers target the ink itself, minimising damage to surrounding skin. While some temporary redness or blistering may occur, it usually heals well. 
  • Lasers can target specific colours or areas of a tattoo, allowing for more control over the removal process. This is useful for fading a tattoo for a cover-up or removing just a part of a larger design. 
  • Laser tattoo removal is a non-invasive procedure, meaning it doesn’t involve any cuts or stitches. This reduces the risk of infection and complications compared to surgical methods. 
  • Modern lasers can tackle a wider range of ink colours than older techniques. While some colours may respond better than others, lasers generally offer a good chance of removal for most tattoos. 

Trust Illusion Laser Clinic for safe and effective cosmetic tattoo removal

Tired of your old cosmetic tattoos? Go back to a blank slate with Illusion Laser Clinic, Verwood’s trusted experts in cosmetic tattoo removal! 

Our certified technicians use the latest laser technology for safe and effective removal of eyeliner, eyebrows, and lip tattoos. We personalise each treatment plan to achieve the best results, so you can move forward with confidence. 

Book a free consultation online or call us on 01202 124 214 today. We’re looking forward to helping you reclaim your natural beauty!