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Tattoo Removal

We offer two different tattoo removal services at our studio:

 

Laser Tattoo Removal

Saline Tattoo Removal/Lightening

Our artist will recommend which tattoo removal treatment is best for you.

Before booking with us, we strongly encourage you to read through our Frequently Asked Questions, Policies, and Pre & Post Care Information before scheduling your appointment. Also, please upload a photo of yourself (full face; no makeup; no filter) through our Photo Submission Online Form before scheduling your appointment. You may also find it under our Forms section on this page.

If you are ready to come in and see us, click on the button below for pricing and booking information.

 

FAQ

Check out this section for frequently asked questions. Do you have additional questions? Reach out to us!

POLICIES

Please be sure to read through our policies regarding touch-up appointments, cancellations, reschedules, and no-shows.

PRE & POST CARE

Find important information regarding pre and post aftercare and what to expect during the healing process.

FORMS

You may be asked to complete, update, and sign forms before your scheduled appointment. Please find the requested forms here.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Please carefully review and read through our frequently asked questions below.

There will be no refunds on the day of the appointment for reasons stated in our Cancellations and Rescheduling Policy.

Thank you so much for respecting our time, as we respect yours!

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LASER AND SALINE TATTOO REMOVAL?

Laser tattoo removal works by emitting intense pulses/beam of monochromatic light. When we see color, we are really seeing certain wavelengths of light bouncing off the surface of an object. The rest of the wavelengths are absorbed by the object. So, each color of your tattoo will need to be targeted with the correct wavelength of laser to penetrate and break up that particular color of pigment and push it back into your body. Over time, your body’s immune system will absorb the pigment and you will see the lightened tattoo. Our state-of-the-art laser machine will effectively remove unwanted ink from the brow area and will only require 1 or 2 sessions.

Saline Tattoo Removal/Lightening is a specialized, all-natural saline solution. The high concentration of salt water (medical-grade saline solution) is implanted over your existing permanent makeup into the dermis and triggers the Osmosis process. This forces the pigment from the dermal layer up to the epidermis, causing the pigment to slowly pull to the surface of the skin and heals into a scab. When the scab falls off, that pigment falls off with it, leaving a lightened tattoo. This tattoo removal technique is more natural and gentler to the skin, but may require multiple sessions. Complete removal of the tattoo is not always guaranteed.

To summarize, when a laser is used for removal, all of the removed ink is absorbed into the body but with saline removal, most of the ink is lifted up through the surface of the skin. Please keep in mind that results will vary from client to client, dependent on the saturation of the tattoo, skin type, and pigments used. 

 

HOW LONG IS A TATTOO REMOVAL SESSION?

For both laser and saline tattoo removal services, each session will take 15 minutes.

 

HOW DO I DETERMINE WHICH TREATMENT IS BEST FOR ME?

Before booking your tattoo removal service, please text us a selfie (full face WITHOUT makeup) to (248) 924-5450 for our artist to review (include your full name and service type). A LoAnn Brow Art Studio staff member will contact you about next steps.

 

HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NEEDED?

Our state-of-the-art laser machine is very effective and clients may only need one or two total sessions. Saline tattoo removal treatments may require multiple sessions to lighten or remove your eyebrow tattoo, but is a much less invasive procedure and gentler on the skin. The total number of sessions depends on a number of factors, including the saturation of the tattoo, skin type, and type of pigments used.


CONTRAINDICATIONS
Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for semi-permanent makeup. It is not recommended for any clients who are or have:

  • Glaucoma and those who are taking blood thinning medicines (e.g. Aspirin) 

  • Chemotherapy or Other Cancer Treatments (please consult your doctor)

  • Diabetic (please consult your doctor)

  • Autoimmune Disorders

  • Keloid Disorder

  • Hypertension

  • Viral Infections and/or Diseases

  • Pacemaker or major heart problems (please consult your doctor)

  • Organ Transplant

  • Epilepsy (please consult your doctor)

  • Skin irritations or psoriasis/eczema near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)

  • Botox within the past 2 weeks

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Those with transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis 

  • Are a hemophiliac

  • Have healing disorders, on blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had mitral valve disorder.

  • Those on any skin medication such as Roaccutane, steroids which thin and oversensitive the skin.

  • AHA's (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoid a d tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating

  • Juvaderm or other "fillers" in the past 4 weeks.

  • Shingles (Varicella): If you have shingles on your face, please wait several months to get semi-permanent makeup.

 

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET A TATTOO REMOVED?

You must be 18 years or older to receive a tattoo service at LoAnn's Brow Art Studio.  If you are under the age of 18, please have a parent/legal guardian email us at LoAnnsBrowStudio@gmail.com for more information.

CAN I GET MY TATTOO REMOVED IF I AM PREGNANT OR NURSING?

As a safety precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO PRIOR TO MY TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENT?

​Please read our Pre-Care Instructions by clicking here.

 

HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER? WHAT IS THE HEALING PROCESS?

Immediately after the procedure, you may experience a bit of swelling and redness. A cold compress will reduce discomfort, which should resolve itself within 24-48 hours post treatment. The treated area should heal within one to two weeks post procedure.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

​Please read our Post-Care Instructions by clicking hereIt is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best results.

 

IS THE STUDIO AND EQUIPMENT SAFE?

Yes, we pride ourselves in having state-of-the-art equipment, as well as a safe and sterile studio space. We only use single-use, disposable needles, and supplies. After every client, all needles are discarded safely and stations are thoroughly disinfected.

 

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

Please use our online booking system to schedule your appointment here. Please note that a NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT is required to schedule and secure your appointment.  The deposit is to ensure that you are serious about your appointment and will be deducted from the total price of the service. If you cancel or miss your appointment, you will simply forfeit your deposit. Please read our our Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy in the following section. 

 

Policies & Disclosures

CANCELLATION & RESCHEDULING POLICY

 

We take pride in providing prompt service to all of our clients. 

 

In order to secure your appointment through our online booking system, your credit card will be charged a non-refundable security deposit towards your service price. This amount will be debited immediately upon booking and authorization. The remaining balance will be due on the day of your scheduled service.

We know your time is valuable, and ours is too. Out of respect for our artists and clients, please provide at least 48 hour notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. This will ensure that we are able to offer your appointment slot to other clients currently on the waiting list.

We understand that certain circumstances and emergencies are unavoidable, therefore we will allow ONE reschedule and your deposit will be transferred over to your next appointment.

If you fail to provide us at least 48 hour notice of the cancellation/reschedule, your deposit will be forfeited and a new deposit will be requested to rebook a new appointment. ​A notation will be made on your file and we reserve the right to restrict scheduling for those who cancel in excess.

If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you will be required to reschedule to ensure we deliver satisfactory service to you and our other clients. Late arrivals will forfeit their deposit and a new deposit will be requested to re-book a new appointment. Please plan your drive/schedule accordingly and arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment to avoid any late penalties.

If you do not show up for your appointment (no-show), the full amount of the booked service will be charged to your credit card on file.  If you fail to show up for your complimentary touch-up appointment (second session for your ombre powder brows service), you will be charged a no-show fee equivalent to the original full amount of the touch-up. A notation will be made on your file and we reserve the right to restrict scheduling for no-shows.

We strive to stick to our schedule and respect our client’s time and we kindly ask that you do the same.

The policies listed are applicable to everyone with no exceptions.

ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR ANY DEPOSIT OR SERVICE.

 

Pre & Post Care Instructions

PRE-CARE INSTRUCTIONS (BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT)

  1. Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning beds to the tattoo for the entire duration of your tattoo removal treatments.

  2. Avoid self-tanning and bronzing products on the tattoo for at least 4 weeks prior to the procedure.

  3. For your safety and the safety of your baby, if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, we cannot perform the procedure and will ask you to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

  4. Avoid facials, chemical peels, laser treatments, microdermabrasions, botox injections and fillers for at least 2 to 3 weeks prior to your appointment.

  5. If you have used Accutane within the last year, we will be unable to perform the procedure as it leads to increased swelling, bleeding, and pain. It will also impede your skin's healing process.

  6. Must be free of skin irritations, such as sunburns, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and severe acne on the treatment area.

  7. You must be off of your antibiotics 2 weeks prior to your scheduled procedure.

  8. Avoid blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Aleve, Vitamin E, and Fish Oil at least 48-72 hours before procedure, unless it is medically necessary, in which case we will need a doctor's note.

  9. Avoid alcohol or caffeine consumption the day before, and the day of, your scheduled procedure.

POST-CARE INSTRUCTIONS (AFTER YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT)

  1. Immediately after treatment, apply a wrapped cool compress or ice pack to the treated areas for 15 minutes every hour.

  2. Apply a cold compress to the treated area to reduce swelling and discomfort. You may experience swelling, redness, bruising, bleeding, blistering, and scabbing. The treated area should heal within one to two weeks post procedure. Discomfort should resolve within 24-48 hours.

  3. Refrain from picking at the scabs or blisters during the healing process. These should be allowed to heal and flake away naturally.

  4. A soothing cream/lotion such as Aloe Vera may be applied to the treated area immediately after treatment.

  5. Avoid showering or bathing for 24 hours post-treatment.

  6. Avoid from from strong sun exposure and UV rays for a few weeks. You may use a sun protective cream (at least SP30 to prevent over treating the skin's natural melanin).

  7. If the skin is scabbed and/or bleeding, apply bacitracin or Aquaphor daily to keep the area moist. Cover with a sterile gauze with paper tape every day until all scabs are fully healed.

  8. If you are experiencing mild itchiness you may apply an over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream to the treated area once it is healed.

  9. You may resume light activities 48 hours post treatment.

  10. Avoid strenuous exercise for one week post treatment.

  11. Avoid swimming, saunas, or submerging the area in water for long periods until all scabbing and crusts have fully healed.

 
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Forms

Please find a listing of forms here. All or some may be required before your scheduled appointment.