5 Reasons Driving the Trend of Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

by Dr Wan Chee Kwang
May 31, 2024

In recent years, the beauty industry has witnessed a surge in the popularity of eyebrow tattooing and embroidery. The promise of perfectly shaped and defined brows with minimal daily effort has attracted many who want to enhance their appearance. 

However, alongside the rise of this trend, there has been a noticeable increase in the demand for eyebrow tattoo removal procedures. In this article, we share the reasons driving this phenomenon and shed light on the eyebrow tattoo removal process.

Unsatisfactory results

One of the primary motivations behind the surge in eyebrow tattoo removal is unsatisfactory results. Despite the initial appeal of permanent makeup, individuals often find themselves disappointed with the outcome. 

Factors such as asymmetry and unnatural appearance can lead to dissatisfaction and prompt individuals to seek removal. Despite meticulous planning and execution, achieving perfect symmetry can be challenging. 

Even minor discrepancies in shape or positioning can affect the face's overall harmony, leaving individuals self-conscious about their appearance and wishing for removal.

Fading or colour change

Over time, eyebrow tattoos can fade or undergo a colour change, resulting in a less defined or mismatched appearance. This gradual change can be frustrating for individuals who want long-lasting results. 

Exposure to sunlight, UV radiation, and harsh environmental elements can accelerate pigment breakdown, causing the tattooed brows to lose their vibrancy and clarity. Individual skin characteristics, such as oiliness or dryness, can also affect pigment retention and contribute to uneven fading. 

As the pigment fades, the once-flawless brows may become uneven or lose their intended shape, prompting people to consider removal.

Incorrect pigment placement

The success of eyebrow tattooing relies on precise pigment placement. However, mistakes in this process can occur, leading to eyebrows that appear disproportionate or misaligned. 

Inexperienced or inadequately trained technicians lack the necessary precision and understanding of facial anatomy, leading to errors in pigment placement. Without proper guidance and supervision, novice technicians struggle to navigate the complexities of eyebrow shaping and symmetry, resulting in subpar outcomes that fall short of the client's expectations.

Unforeseen complications may also cause incorrect pigment placement. Skin reactions or bleeding can impact the technician's ability to maintain precise pigment placement. Incorrect pigment placement can undermine the entire procedure, compelling individuals to opt for removal.

Change in style preferences

Trends in beauty and fashion are ever-evolving, and what may be considered stylish today could become outdated tomorrow. As eyebrow styles shift, individuals who previously embraced tattooed brows may find themselves desiring a different aesthetic. 

In such cases, eyebrow tattoo removal offers the flexibility to adapt to changing preferences and embrace new trends.

Adverse reactions

While eyebrow tattooing is generally safe when performed by skilled professionals, adverse reactions can still occur. Allergic reactions to tattoo pigments or complications such as infections may prompt individuals to seek removal to alleviate discomfort or minimise potential health risks. 

Individuals with sensitive skin or underlying medical conditions may also experience adverse reactions requiring removal.

How Eyebrow Tattoo Is Removed

Eyebrow tattoo and embroidery removal use techniques that break down the pigment and gradually fade its appearance.

Laser tattoo removal

Laser tattoo removal uses specialised laser devices that emit concentrated beams of light at specific wavelengths. These lasers are calibrated to target the pigmented ink particles in the skin while minimising damage to surrounding tissues. 

Two types of lasers are commonly used for tattoo removal: Q-switched and picosecond (pico) lasers. Q-switched lasers emit short pulses of high-energy light, which are effective at breaking down tattoo pigments into smaller particles. 

Pico lasers, on the other hand, deliver even shorter pulses of energy in the picosecond range, allowing for even more precise targeting of ink particles with less heat dispersion, resulting in faster and more thorough tattoo removal. 

For optimal results, fractional lasers and q-switched picosecond lasers can be combined. The fractional laser drills micro-channels in the skin that act as pressure relief ducts through which the superheated gases can escape without building up excessive pressure. This is combined with a picosecond q-switched laser that has high peak power available for tattoo removal and short pulse durations that better confine the laser energy, resulting in less collateral damage. 

The combination of high peak power from the pico laser and the increased penetration afforded by the q-switched laser is especially crucial for faint remnant tattoos. This higher safety margin and effectiveness allow for more aggressive treatment and better tattoo clearance in fewer sessions.

If necessary, we may also use extracorporeal shockwave therapy, which further enhances tattoo clearance by increasing lymphatic drainage and metabolic activity, thereby accelerating the clearance of dermal pigment vacuoles produced by the picosecond laser and minimising side effects such as redness, swelling, and crusting.

Eyebrow Tattoo Removal in Singapore

There are various reasons why individuals may choose to undergo eyebrow tattoo removal procedures. At 1Aesthetics, we prioritise safe and effective treatment that is tailored to each client's unique needs.

We utilise laser technology to achieve optimal results with minimal discomfort and downtime. So whether you want to correct unsatisfactory results or address fading pigment, you can come to 1Aesthetics for treatment that caters not only to your needs but your long-term well-being.

Book a consultation for eyebrow tattoo and embroidery removal now.

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