Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Removal

The beauty industry is currently booming with semi-permanent makeup becoming more and more popular. But, with the boom and semi-permanent makeup taking hold of the beauty industry there is going to be a subsequent rise in the number of people who have these treatments and are unhappy with the result.


Understandably being unhappy with your brows is a big thing and can often knock your confidence, but you’ll be happy to know that your brows can be removed in 1-6 sessions with laser tattoo removal.


There are many reasons you may want to remove your brows:

  • No longer happy with the shape, or may even have multiple shapes due to previous cover ups and adjustment

  • The size of your brows may not be fashionable any more

  • The colour may be wrong

  • Just out grown them and no longer wish to have semi-permanent makeup


Semi-Permanent inks are traditionally easier to remove than body tattoos. There are many factors as to why, but the main differences between cosmetic tattooing and traditional body tattoos are the techniques and types of ink compounds used. The ink used in cosmetic tattoos is made up of organic and/or inorganic colourants. You will often find that your tattoo will fade to a slightly different colour or change colour within in the skin (often a khaki or red). These inks can change colour in your skin for a number of reasons.


  • Characteristics of pigment (ink) used

  • The tattoo artist method

  • Skin type

  • If the client is on medication

If your tattoo changes colour and you are no longer happy with how the brows look then you can always have the tattoo gone over by a semi-permanent makeup artist, however they are more than likely going to fade again to a reddish brown or have a khaki tint. Most people are ok with this and have regular colour boosts. If you still want your brows removed, then laser tattoo removal is a quick and effective method of removal.


We use a Q-Switched laser to removal all tattoos at Skintel. Q-switch lasers are precise and intense, the tattoo pigments fragment instantly and the tissue surrounding the tattoo remains unaffected by the tattoo removal process. This means we can also remove parts of the eye brow if there’s just part you’d like to remove rather than the whole brow.


During the removal process your brows in the 1st or 2nd session may appear darker, this is also due to the compounds of the ink because they often contain titanium dioxide. When the titanium dioxide (used in ink compounds commonly used for cosmetic tattoos) is treated with a laser it oxidizes, turning the particles from white back to their original state which is a dark grey, this often happens after the first or second laser treatment and subsequent treatments will usually eventually remove the tattoo and the dark grey hue completely.


Before your treatment you will have a full in-depth consultation and patch test to; check your suitability, discuss any questions you may have regarding the treatment, and to ask any questions you may have.

Benefits of Tattoo removal:

  • Effective lightening to complete removal of an unwanted tattoo

  • Minimal recovery time

  • Safest way for removing a tattoo

  • Collagen stimulation in the area

Treatment Information:

Time: 15 minutes (starts at)

Price: £35 (starts at)

Numbing Cream: Not required and not supplied, this will be up to you to self-administer if you feel you need it.

Down time: you can go back to daily activities straight away however the treatment site will be red post treatment, can often bruise the area but skin will appear healed within a week

Skin Types: 1-4