Do you have previous permanent makeup to refresh/ correct/remove? What you need to know

Updated: Aug 21, 2019


By estetica permanent cosmetics, Apr 29 2018 09:01AM


Clients often request "corrective" work which has been done by other technicians and this can be for various reasons, for example:

"My brows have gone a funny colour"

"I have previous work and I don't like the shape/colour"

"I'd like nice, natural looking brows and I currently have a block brow".


If it is recent work, or you have not yet had your top up treatment (permanent cosmetics is a 2 stage treatment)- I always recommend contacting your original technician in the first instance to see how they can help.


I do undertake quite a lot of "corrective" work-

A lot of the time rather than correction, the brows have just aged and the client would like a refreshed colour or more natural looking style than they have achieved in the past.


In some cases I can tattoo you as normal


In others, a few stages may be required to your treatment plan and in some cases, for example where there is far too much pigment to work with, or an undesirable shape- laser removal will be recommended/required prior to treatment.


Laser in itself can be a scary thought- especially if you don't know the ins and outs. There are lots of different lasers on the market- some of which are for specific reasons eg hair removal, or tattoo removal; even within the range of tattoo removal equipment, certain lasers are more effective than others in removing certain colors.


For clients requiring laser removal, I have teamed up with Jamie @ Inkhouse in Leeds who is an experienced specialist in laser tattoo removal; and he does a VERY good price for my customers. So you can book in with confidence that you are in safe hands.

How does laser removal work?

Usually, 2 sessions are required. Jamie will be able to advise on this- each person's brows are unique!

Using a needlepoint accurate handpiece, the areas of tattoo which require removal are lasered. This may be a whole brow or just small areas. It will look immediately lighter and will then darken over the next few days as the moisture leaves the lasered area of skin. It will then lighten every day for a period of 30 days, after which the process is repeated.


Jamie and I will work together to ensure that enough colour has been removed so that I can work with you to achieve the look that you want.


If corrective work is something you are considering- feel free to drop me an email with some pictures of your brows or arrange a consultation, where I can understand what you are hoping to achieve and give advice on your options.

Helen Batty MBE Estetica Permanent Cosmetics, Garforth, Leeds 07714 433257