Healing after laser removal treatment

Healing after laser treatment to remove an old eyebrow tattoo typically follows a predictable process. Here are the general stages and what to expect:

Immediate Post-Treatment:

Right after the laser treatment, the treated area may appear red, swollen, and feel warm to the touch. Some individuals may also experience minor bruising or blistering, though this is less common. The skin may feel tender or sensitive, similar to a mild sunburn.

First Few Days:

In the first few days following the laser treatment, the redness and swelling may intensify before gradually subsiding. It’s essential to keep the treated area clean and dry, avoiding harsh cleansers or rubbing the skin. Applying a soothing topical ointment or antibiotic cream recommended by your provider can help alleviate discomfort and promote healing.

Peeling and Crusting:

Within a week or so after the laser treatment, the treated area may start to peel or crust as the skin begins to regenerate. It’s essential to resist the urge to pick at any scabs or flaking skin, as this can increase the risk of scarring or infection. Keeping the area moisturised with a gentle, fragrance-free moisturiser can help soothe dryness and promote healing.

Reduction in Pigmentation:

Over the following weeks and months, you may notice a gradual reduction in the pigmentation of the treated area as the body’s immune system works to remove the fragmented tattoo ink particles. Multiple laser treatment sessions may be needed to achieve the desired level of fading or complete removal.

Follow up

Follow-Up Care:

It’s essential to follow any post-treatment care instructions provided by your provider, which may include avoiding sun exposure, refraining from using makeup or other skincare products on the treated area, and attending scheduled follow-up appointments. Your provider may also recommend additional treatments or skincare products to optimize healing and results.

Long-Term Results:

While complete removal of an old eyebrow tattoo may not always be possible, significant fading or improvement in the tattoo’s appearance can often be achieved with laser treatment. It’s important to maintain realistic expectations and understand that final results may take several months to become apparent.

If you experience any severe or concerning symptoms during the healing process, such as excessive pain, bleeding, or signs of infection, it’s important to contact your provider immediately for further guidance and evaluation.

The most advanced laser machine.

At Avalon, we’ve made a substantial investment in procuring the most advanced machine currently available in the UK.

This machine is specifically designed for removing aged cosmetic tattoos, such as eyebrows, and it integrates the cutting-edge features of both the Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser and the Picosecond Laser.


With this innovative technology, our clients benefit from swift eyebrow removal, often achieving their desired outcomes with just a single treatment. Furthermore, our machine is versatile enough to remove body tattoos while still being gentle on the skin, effectively erasing old permanent eyebrow tattoos, including microblading or Ombre.

Renowned for its precision, accuracy, and adaptability, it excels in eliminating unwanted cosmetic tattoos or permanent makeup treatments of any color.

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