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Permanent makeup removal is the most complex & risky form of laser tattoo removal - only trust a specialist!

Permanent makeup removal is the most complex & risky form of laser tattoo removal - only trust a specialist!

Tattooed Freckles Removed by Dr. Chasin

Dr. Chasin is a specialist not only in tattoo removal but in the removal of permanent makeup. Tattooed freckles have become more and more popular, and this isn’t the first set of freckles tattoos we’ve removed (just the first person brave enough to share their story on social media). We hope you’ll take her advice and consider the color of the tattooed freckles you choose (black won’t look natural, but luckily black is much easier to remove than some other ink colors).

Permanent makeup such as micorbladed brows, powder brows, fake freckles, beauty marks, overlined lip liner, and permanent eyeliner has recently gained popularity. Although many people love the convenience, sometimes it’s not the look you were going for – either the shape or color is not quite right. And with permanent makeup tattoos, it’s very common that the color changes over time and becomes something you no longer like.

Permanent makeup uses different inks than traditional tattooing and it uses different techniques to place the ink – and because of that, it’s less predictable to treat – and due to some of the ingredients in the inks, it can be much riskier to treat (higher chances of scarring in place or changing color – typically it goes from red or brown to black). For this reason, you really want to see someone who specializes in this particular type of tattoo removal. Only Dr. Chasin performs this service at our practice. He is world-renowned for his tattoo removal knowledge and skill.

Permanent Makeup Removal Quick Facts

  • Most permanent makeup can be removed
  • $200 – $450 per session (generally fewer sessions than traditional laser tattoo removal)
  • Similar downtime to when the ink was placed (a little redness and swelling for a few days)
  • We can safely remove eyeliner, brows, freckles or beauty marks, and some lips (overlined)
  • Safe for all skin types and tones

Permanent Makeup Removal Is the Most Complex & Risky Type of Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is the only way to get rid of permanent makeup that has turned out poorly – and this kind of laser tattoo removal is quite risky due to the inks typically used and the lack of standardization in how the tattoo is placed into the skin. For permanent makeup removal, you truly only want a specialist to even try to remove it.

Permanent Makeup Tattoo Removal Before & After Images

Compare Options For Permanent Makeup

Treatment Cost How It Works What To Expect When You'll See Results

Microbladed Brows or Powder Brows Removal

$300 - $450 per treatment. Multiple sessions are recommended and reduced package pricing is available Our doctors use a variety of lasers in combination to target and break up the ink in your skin; typically we will vary the lasers being used throughout the treatment based on the color of the ink and how the pigment is responding to treatment. Having multiple lasers for tattoo removal is essential to achieve best results. White, tan, and brown pigment removal may be difficult Expect the area to feel tender and be red and swollen, as if freshly tattooed after treatment; protect from sun exposure Area will fade with each treatment; progress will likely not be visibly consistent with each treatment but will continue to progress each time. Treatments are spaced out 6-12 weeks at the doctor's advisement

Lip Blush or Lip Color Tattoo

$300 - $450 per treatment. Multiple sessions are recommended and reduced package pricing is available Our doctors use a variety of lasers in combination to target and break up the ink in your skin; typically we will vary the lasers being used throughout the treatment based on the color of the ink and how the pigment is responding to treatment. Having multiple lasers for tattoo removal is essential to achieve best results. White, tan, and brown pigment removal may be difficult Expect the area to feel tender and be red and swollen, as if freshly tattooed after treatment; protect from sun exposure Area will fade with each treatment; progress will likely not be visibly consistent with each treatment but will continue to progress each time. Treatments are spaced out 6-12 weeks at the doctor's advisement

Freckles Tattoo

$200 - $450 per treatment. Multiple sessions are recommended and reduced package pricing is available Our doctors use a variety of lasers in combination to target and break up the ink in your skin; typically we will vary the lasers being used throughout the treatment based on the color of the ink and how the pigment is responding to treatment. Having multiple lasers for tattoo removal is essential to achieve best results. White, tan, and brown pigment removal may be difficult Expect the area to feel tender and be red and swollen, as if freshly tattooed after treatment; protect from sun exposure Area will fade with each treatment; progress will likely not be visibly consistent with each treatment but will continue to progress each time. Treatments are spaced out 6-12 weeks at the doctor's advisement

Beauty Mark Tattoo

$200 - $450 per treatment. Multiple sessions are recommended and reduced package pricing is available Our doctors use a variety of lasers in combination to target and break up the ink in your skin; typically we will vary the lasers being used throughout the treatment based on the color of the ink and how the pigment is responding to treatment. Having multiple lasers for tattoo removal is essential to achieve best results. White, tan, and brown pigment removal may be difficult Expect the area to feel tender and be red and swollen, as if freshly tattooed after treatment; protect from sun exposure Area will fade with each treatment; progress will likely not be visibly consistent with each treatment but will continue to progress each time. Treatments are spaced out 6-12 weeks at the doctor's advisement

Traditional Tattoos on Face

$200 - $450 per treatment. Multiple sessions are recommended and reduced package pricing is available Our doctors use a variety of lasers in combination to target and break up the ink in your skin; typically we will vary the lasers being used throughout the treatment based on the color of the ink and how the pigment is responding to treatment. Having multiple lasers for tattoo removal is essential to achieve best results. White, tan, and brown pigment removal may be difficult Expect the area to feel tender and be red and swollen, as if freshly tattooed after treatment; protect from sun exposure Area will fade with each treatment; progress will likely not be visibly consistent with each treatment but will continue to progress each time. Treatments are spaced out 6-12 weeks at the doctor's advisement

Why Choose Reflections Center for Permanent Makeup Removal

If you no longer like the look of your permanent makeup, or if your provider did not give you the results you were hoping for, there is a way to remove it. At Reflections Center, only Dr. Chasin offers permanent makeup removal due to its complexity. He is a world-renowned expert on lasers and has been interviewed by the media on several occasions speaking about this subject. You can trust that you will receive a safe and effective treatment at Reflections if you are hoping to remove permanent makeup.

Your treatment plan will start with a free consultation with Dr. Chasin. We only do consultations in-person at our offices for permanent makeup removal because he needs to be able to evaluate the ink and skin close up for an accurate understanding of what is being treated. You can receive treatment on the same day as your consultation and we do offer discounted packages of treatment sessions since most people will need a series of laser sessions to achieve full clearance.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Permanent Makeup Removal

  • Can permanent makeup be removed?

    The best way to remove permanent makeup is with laser removal that targets the pigmented ink of your permanent makeup. This is called laser tattoo removal. It can be safe and effective, provided it is performed by a physician who specializes in this niche of tattoo removal.

  • How do you get permanent makeup off your face?

    You will need to remove it with a laser. Only lasers can selectively target specific colors to break up the ink without damaging your skin. Permanent makeup uses different inks than traditional tattoos, and permanent makeup artists use various techniques. This lack of standardization, along with a few ingredients commonly used to create a brown pigment that can react poorly to lasers (causing them to scar in place or become black in color) makes permanent makeup removal one of the most complex laser procedures on the market today.

  • Can semi-permanent makeup be removed?

    Like permanent makeup, semi-permanent makeup requires a series of laser removal treatments to be removed.

  • Can microneedling remove permanent makeup?

    Microneedling will not remove permanent makeup. It might push pigment deeper or cause pigment to move within the skin, creating an undesirable look (which is why it is not recommended). However, if you want to remove permanent makeup, lasers are really the tool of choice because lasers can selectively target specific colors without targeting others – allowing us to break down the ink without breaking down your skin.

  • Can you remove permanent makeup at home or with creams?

    At-home lasers are not recommended because they do not have the same energy levels as the picosecond lasers used by doctors. Tattoo removal creams also exist, but lead to complications and scarring more frequently than they do great results for removing ink.

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Dr. Michelle Ellern’s skillful hands, artful techniques, and warm and caring personality as a cosmetic physician make her a wonderful addition to Reflections. She is certified in Aesthetic Medicine by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.