Cosmetic tattoos are permanent makeup, or tattoos, which are typically done over the lips and as eyeliner. Microblading is the practice of tattooing the eyebrow to create an optimal shape and color for the brow.
During a microblading session, your provider uses a handheld tool with a blade to scratch the skin and deposit pigment. They create a look that mimics the appearance of natural eyebrow hairs.
Microshading is another technique in which providers deposit dots of pigment rather than strokes. It creates a powdered eyeshadow look on the eyebrows.
Sometimes, cosmetic tattoos don't turn out the way you wanted or expected. For example, you may think your brows are too dark, too heavy, or poorly shaped. In other cases, the ink fades or oxidizes over time until it is no longer the right color.
Fortunately, you're not stuck with permanent makeup or brows you don't like. Colorado Skin and Vein offers tattoo removal using the state-of-the-art PiQo4™ laser. They were among the first clinics in the country to provide this technology.
The picosecond PiQo4 laser can remove tattoos from any part of the body, including delicate areas of the face, like the upper and lower eyelids. Other cosmetic tattoos, such as lip liner and microblading, respond very well to pico laser tattoo removal.
Pico laser tattoo removal breaks inks down into smaller pieces. These smaller ink particles are more digestible to the macrophages in your skin. The smaller the particle, the easier it is for your macrophages to remove it from your skin.
The PiQo4 laser uses picosecond pulses to break the ink down to the smallest sizes possible with current technology. ,
The team's unique protocols and the high-tech laser combine to decrease the total treatments needed by more than half compared to other laser tattoo removal options.
If you don't like your microblading or other permanent makeup, picosecond laser tattoo removal could be right for you. The PiQo4 laser can target nearly any color thanks to its four energy wavelengths, and it's even effective for stubborn ink.
The Colorado Skin and Vein team can adjust the laser based on your skin tone, so it's effective for both light and dark skin.
During your tattoo removal sessions, you might experience "frosting," in which the treated area looks white. This process is normal and fades over a few minutes as you heal and filter out the shattered ink particles.
Afterward, some patients have mild, pinpoint bleeding over the treatment area, which should stay covered for about 3-7 days. Your body will process the newly broken down ink over the next several weeks, lightening the tattoo with each treatment until minimal to no ink is left.
Schedule your consultation online or call Colorado Skin and Vein today.