Sara Duane



If you’re experiencing dissatisfaction or disappointment with your microblading or permanent makeup results, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Living with undesired results can weigh heavily on your mind and leave you feeling self-conscious and stressed about your appearance. The good news is that there are options available to help you regain your confidence and restore your natural beauty.

Here, we will explore two popular and effective permanent makeup and microblading removal techniques: laser and salt saline treatments. These methods are both highly effective, but they work in different ways and cater to different needs and preferences.

In making a decision about which method to use, it’s important to consider your unique needs and preferences. It’s also important to consult with a qualified professional to determine which method is right for you and to ensure that you receive the best possible care.


Laser permanent makeup and microblading removal is a popular method for those who are unhappy with their permanent makeup or microblading results. This technique works by breaking down the ink particles in the skin using a laser, which is then absorbed and eliminated by the body’s natural immune system.

The laser used in the removal process targets the pigments of the ink in the skin, breaking them down into smaller particles that can be eliminated by the body. The procedure typically requires several sessions, depending on the size and depth of the ink.

Laser removal has several pros and cons. One of the biggest advantages of laser removal is its effectiveness in removing the ink from the skin. It is generally considered safe and efficient when performed by a qualified professional. Laser removal is also less invasive than other methods and does not cause as much damage to the skin, leading to shorter recovery times.


How does laser permanent makeup and microblading removal work?

Laser is a relatively quick, effective and popular removal technique for microblading and permanent makeup and is often chosen for it’s precision and speed.

Simply put, laser removal works by emitting a pulse of intense light that is absorbed by the pigment/ink, breaking it into smaller pieces that can be removed by the body’s natural immune system. 

The laser light is absorbed by the ink/pigment, causing it to break down into smaller piece]. The laser targets the ink particles, which absorb the heat from the laser and shatter into tiny pieces. These smaller ink particles are then absorbed by the body’s immune system and eliminated from the body over time thorught the lymphatic system.

Different lasers work at different wavelengths, which target different colours at different depths in the skin.


Laser permanent makeup and microblading removal can be performed on most skin types and most tattoos. During the procedure, the practitioner guides a laser over the tattooed area, producing pulses of light energy that penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the tattoo ink. The process is very quick and efficient.

The healing process for laser removal is around 7 to 10 days.

The number of sessions required depends on the saturation of the permanent makeup (how much pigment is in the skin), the nature of the pigments used, and the depth at which the pigment has been implanted. It is necessary to wait at least 8 weeks between sessions.

Laser permanent makeup and microblading removal is an effective method for removing unwanted microblading and permanent makeup. 


Saline permanent makeup removal involves using a tattoo needle to apply a salt and saline solution directly into the area to be removed, which can feel similar to getting a tattoo or permanent makeup applied.

Compared to other non-laser permanent makeup removal methods such as surgical and acid removal, saline removal is considered a more gentle and less aggressive option.

Saline removal is not colour selective and works on all colours of ink. Saline can also be used on all areas of the face.

It is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks after receiving permanent makeup before getting saline removal, although it can be done as an emergency procedure within 48 hours of the initial treatment. 

The removal process can cause scabbing, and the healing process typically takes 7-14 days, depending on the individual.

How does salt SALINE permanent makeup and microblading removal work?

Salt saline removal  is a gentle yet effective way to gradually remove unwanted ink and pigent form the s,kin using a process called Osmosis.

Salt saline removal is a widely used method to remove permanent makeup or microblading. This procedure is essentially the reverse to the implantation process, and works by pulling the ink out of the skin.

The process involves tattooing a saline solution (a mixture of salt and purified water) into the skin to break up the tattoo pigment and draw it out of the skin using a process called Osmosis.

During the healing process, the skin scabs, and heals, which results in the tattoo becoming lighter as the colours fade. Clients may require multiple sessions, typically two to six, depending on the depth, size, and colours of the microblading or permanent makeup.  

The healing process for salt saline removal is around 7 to 14 days during which you will be required to clean and care for the skin.

I am an official LiFT Salt Saline Technician and I only use genuine LiFT solution for all of my  salt saline removal treatments.

Emergency Permanent Makeup and Microblading Removal

Emergency microblading removal can help to remove microbladed eyebrows or other permanent makeup within 48 hours of the procedure.

Emergency removal involves using a saline solution to break down and extract the pigment from the skin.

Emergency removal can be very effective at removing the majority of the colour from the skin however, it is important to note that emergency removal is not a substitute for proper research and consideration before undergoing a permanent makeup procedure.

If you feel that you need emergency removal then you can book an emergency appointment by clicking the link below.