If you are unhappy with previous PMU that you had done it is not hopeless. Our pigment removal is effective and safe using only saline and the body’s natural immune response- no lasers. This can be helpful for those who have very old permanent makeup done using outdated techniques, or for those who have botched work they would like to correct. Using anesthetics to keep pain and discomfort to a minimum, we brush the skin with our needles to open the skin and penetrate its layers. We then apply the saline solution which helps to create scabs. These scabs are the natural immune response of the body when skin is exposed to trauma. As the scabs form and rise to the surface of the skin to peel off, the scabs pull the pigment up and out as well. The procedure requires approximately 1-1.5 hours and there is no “down time”. There is no predetermined number of treatments. It is on an individual case by case basis. There must be a 3 month waiting period between each removal treatment if it is determined that multiple treatments are needed.
Please Note: The treated area will be tender to the touch, and may be swollen. Once the healing process has begun the area will be covered in thick scabs.
Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who have the following below:
- Pregnant or nursing
- Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- Viral infections and/or diseases
- Pacemaker or major heart problems
- Organ transplant
- Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
- Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
- Botox in the past 2 weeks
Tattoo Removal with Kostas – $350
We cannot predict nor suggest in advance how many sessions you will need.
- Do not work out the day of the procedure.
- Do not tan or have sunburned face.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil or Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
- No alcohol or caffeine 2 days before the procedure.
- No waxing or tinting 3 days before the procedure.
- No tweezing/ waxing at least 48 hours before procedure; electrolysis no less than five days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks.
- Eyebrow tinting should be done or removed no sooner than 48 hours before, or two weeks after the procedure.
Please be aware that the result of the procedure is depending the following: Medication and health conditions, Skin Conditions – i.e. oily and poor skin, very dry/flaky skin, sun-damaged skin, loose or laxed skin, Natural skin undertones, Alcohol intake and smoking, General stress, immune system, Poor diet and not following the aftercare instructions, may affect your healed results.
Antacids, thyroid and anxiety medications have been reported as interfering with permanent makeup either by affecting retention or shifting the pigment to an undesirable tone. Remember, everything we eat and drink have their own chemical structure and the electron ends that are unattached or free, may get attached to others compounds inside the body forming a new molecule that may show a different color spectrum. With that info, an educated client may have better expectation and know that she / he may need more frequent adjustments that others. The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be. Mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks healing for the final results to appear. The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetic procedures.
Your post procedure removal care consists of cleaning the treated area every hour for the four hours after your procedure. After these four hours the treated area should be left alone and completely dry for 10 days. We will provide you with protective visors to help keep the area dry during showering. The removal process relies heavily on your skin forming think scabs post procedure, the thicker the scabs the better chance of pigment removal. You must let the scabbing process happen naturally. This is very important for your removal and skin healing. Do NOT pick at the scabs, scratch the treated area, peel your scabs off, or scrub the treated area. This can result in scarring and will affect the results of the pigment removal.