PERMANENT MAKEUP REMOVAL IN OCALA
Permanent makeup removal operates the same as laser tattoo removal. So, if you’re planning on touching up or removing your permanent makeup on your eyeliner, lip lines, or eyebrows, this may be the best option for you. At Arviv Medical Aesthetics, we use a laser to remove permanent makeup as it breaks up the pigment without damaging the surrounding skin. When the bits of the pigment is broken apart, they are absorbed by the dermis, which then removes them from the body. Our laser technicians are highly trained and experienced in permanent makeup removal in Ocala. We use the most advanced technology capable of penetrating deep into the skin and removing the unwanted makeup with faster fading and excellent results.
OCALA PERMANENT MAKEUP REMOVAL
This treatment may call for more than one session, especially when many colors have been tattooed. Typically, the pigmentation of the permanent makeup fades after a couple of months. The wavelength and size of the spot serve as significant determinants of the level of skin penetration by the laser light. Larger spots and longer wavelengths contribute to increased penetration depth.
When the laser light meets the color underneath the skin surface, it disintegrates the pigments into smaller fragments, which are then extracted from the body either through phagocytosis and the lymphatic system. Patients often experience skin whitening as a result of the gas released when the pigment is heated.
Laser tattoo removal is a rather quick process, and a safer one because lasers target the ink and remove colors selectively. The risk involved is minimal.
An official visit to our office entails:
• A consultation and skin evaluation to determine the right wavelength and energy level
• The use of protective eye guards to protect your eyes from damage by laser waves
• Placing the laser device against all areas of your tattoo makeup
Eyeliner removal is a more involved process. It requires intra-ocular shields. This means that the protective eye shields are placed directly on the eye under the eyelids. A numbing solution is used to numb the top layer of the eye and ointment is placed on the eye shields to prevent any discomfort during placement. These are easily placed in the eye, the same way you would place large a contact lens. This is the safest way to remove eyeliner with laser and the best way to protect the eyes. You can trust the experts at Arviv Medical Aesthetics to make sure you receive a safe and effective treatment.
The permanent makeup removal procedure may occasionally result in a superficial burn wound, blisters, swelling, scabs, or loss of skin pigment. You can help improve the results and reduce the chance of adverse events by following our recommended post-treatment protocol. Keep the treated area clean and dry, use an antibiotic ointment over blisters for at least 24 hours. Do not pick at the scab or shave the area, avoid high pressure hitting the treated area when taking a bath, wear sunblock and avoid wearing makeup, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns, questions, or experience complications.
If you’re looking to have your laser tattoo removal in Ocala, Arviv Medical Aesthetics has its doors open for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about the procedure and how we can work with you to create a customized plan.
LASER TATTOO REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS
- We cannot treat suntanned or self-tanner/spray-tanned skin due to increased complications. You must wait 2 to 3 weeks until tan coloring fades.
- Keep treated area out of the sun for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment. A minimum SPF30 or greater (UVA/UVB) should be used for any sun exposure during your treatments prior to going outside. Sunblock is preferred to sunscreen. KEEP IT COVERED if in the sun.
- Shave area the day prior to or on the day of the treatment (if applicable).
- To minimize any discomfort, we recommend that you take Tylenol a couple of hours prior to the procedure.
- Pain medications such as Motrin, Aspirin and Alieve thin blood and promote bruising and, therefore, should be avoided 3 to 7 days before treatment.
- No Accutane, Retin-A, Retinols, AHA’s or other topical acid products on the skin.
- Do not consume caffeine or any other stimulating substances the day of treatment.
- Do not have your laser tattoo removal treatment done under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This can cause thinning of the blood, which can lead to increased bleeding and other more serious problems.
- Notify us of any medical changes.
- Treatment can be scheduled 4-6 weeks apart.
- The tattoo removal laser treatment may create a superficial burn wound. There is immediate whitening of the treated area, which usually lasts for several minutes. Many clients may develop blisters, swelling, crusts, or scabs within 8-72 hours, which may last for 1-2 weeks or more. The treated areas may be pink or pale after the scab separates. Scarring, which can be hypertrophic or even keloid, can occur but is very rare. Loss of skin pigment in the treated area can occur and is temporary except in very rare cases. Healing is usually complete within 4 weeks, although this may vary.
- Keep the treated area clean and dry while it is healing. Clean the area gently with soap and water and then pat the area dry. You may apply a thin coating of ointment up to three times a day for 3 days while the area is healing and you should keep the area covered with a clean dressing for those 3 days.
- Blistering is common and is likely to occur within 8 hours after your treatment. Do not be alarmed as blisters heal very well and are part of the normal healing process. Blisters indicate your body’s immune system is healing the area and beginning to remove the ink from your tattoo. It is natural for blisters to pop, and please continue to cover with a sterile bandage until blisters have healed. Continue to put antibiotic ointment over the blisters once they have popped for at least 24 hours. Call the office immediately if blistering occurs.
- You may apply cool compresses as necessary for 24 hours after the laser treatment to help reduce discomfort and inflammation. You may take plain Tylenol, but avoid aspirin (it can increase the risk of bruising and/or bleeding.)
- Do not pick at the scab or allow the skin to become scraped, as this may result in infection and scarring. Shaving should be avoided in the treated area until it is completely healed.
- Feel free to shower 2 hours after the treatment, but take care to avoid high pressure water hitting the treated area. Baths, hot tubs, swimming pool, or any form of soaking are not recommended until all blistering and scabbing are completely healed as they may increase the risk of infection.
- Exercise is generally safe after treatment taking into account the other aftercare instructions provided herein.
- Wear a sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher over the area for 1 month following the treatment. Do not wear makeup or any cream or medication on or near the treated area unless recommended by our office for 48 hours.
- Itching is very common due to the dehydrating effect of the laser treatment. Use Aquaphor, Vitamin E ointment, or hydrocortisone cream to the treatment area.
- If the area looks infected (honey colored crusting and oozing or spreading redness), if you experience an unusual discomfort or bleeding, if any other complications develop, or if you have any questions or concerns, contact the office immediately.
- Of course, if you have any extreme reaction, call 911 and to the emergency department.
Prices are subject to change and personalized prices will be provided upon consultation.