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Cosmetic Ink Lookbook 

Overview of Cosmetic Ink Tattoos

Removery offers tattoo removal services for two cosmetic procedures - Eyebrows (Microblading/Nano) and Scalp Micro - Pigmentation (SMP).

We do not treat lip liner tattoos, flesh-toned camouflage, eyeliner*, or freckles under any circumstances.

  • Pigments in lip tattoos and flesh-toned ink have a tendency for paradoxical ink darkening (PID)

  • Freckles and beauty marks have a low success rate for complete removal as they are often composed of pigments that will turn orange, red, yellow

Traditional tattooing and Cosmetic tattooing vary greatly - in the next section you will learn more about the factors that contribute to cosmetic tattoo removal.

*Laser Eyeliner Tattoo Removal is a specialized service offered by one of our ophthalmologist's in Australia 

FAQS

Factors that Contribute to Cosmetic Tattoo Removal & Fading

Pre-existing :

  • Age of Tattoo

  • Level of Ink Saturation ​​

  • Ink Composition 

  • Pre-existing scarring present

    • Due to tattoo application or external skin damage​

  • Overall Health and Age

  • Placement on the body

  • Previous Removal Attempts

  • Hypo/Hyperpigmentation

During Treatment

  • Aftercare Protocol

    • Skincare

    • Sun Exposure

  • Time Between Sessions

  • Exercise/Physical Health

  • Smoking/Vaping

  • Medication Updates

Tattoo Ink Vs Cosmetic Pigment

Tattoo Ink typically contains larger, heavily concentrated pigments that are very bold and vibrant.

 

While Cosmetic Ink pigments contain smaller, less saturated pigments, iron oxide, and a liquid carrier such as water or glycerin.

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For this reason, cosmetic Ink is a little more difficult to remove than traditional tattoo ink. Cosmetic ink can potentially contain metal, which can change color when exposed to laser energy.

 

Removery's policy is to preform a test spot to ensure we can effectively remove the ink before moving forward with treatment.

 

It’s important to understand, your metabolism plays a crucial role in eliminating the ink after each treatment. As a result, it generally takes 4 to10 treatments, spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart, for complete removal. However, sometimes complete removal cannot be achieved. At times, ink changes to a warmer tone when treated. When this happens, we cannot guarantee complete removal. In this case, applying a cover-up tattoo might be the better option for your skin tone.

Cosmetic Ink - Aftercare 

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Cosmetic Ink - ST 1 - 3

Complete Removal

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Both of these clients have excellent results from just one laser session. Depending on the clients' end goals, they could be completed in their tattoo removal journey, continue to spot treat, or rework the brow with a permanent makeup artist.

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This client has good to very good results from four laser sessions. Depending on the clients' end goals, they could be completed in their tattoo removal journey, continue to spot treat, or rework the brow with a permanent makeup artist. The lingering pale yellow pigment is due to the cosmetic ink composition and would be easy to cover with makeup or a permanent makeup rework.