Microblading removal aims to remove the pigment from a microblading procedure by breaking it down and letting the body absorb it or extract it from the skin. Most microblading fading methods rely on skin shedding to eventually allow new non-pigmented cells to emerge.
There are three options for removing microblading pigment: Laser Removal, Saline Removal, and Glycolic Acid Removal.
These treatments are for people who are not satisfied with their microbladed eyebrows, thus needing them removed. Although, remember that therapies like this are invasive, can be painful, and have a 6-week healing process.
But, what is the difference between microblading removal and microblading fading? The two treatments differ by process, and one is by laser technology, while the other is a natural fading process.
microblading fading is an essential way to remove the microbladed effect, and it is entirely natural and will not damage your skin.
While microblading removal is another side of the story, this treatment allows people to remove the microbladed hairs instantly. Be aware that this can be very painful and invasive. It can lead to severe skin damage and side effects, including health and physical effects. It can also be destructive if not taken care of properly after removal treatment.
Laser Microblading Removal
What is Laser Removal, and How does it work?
Like tattoo removal, PMU pigment is removed by an esthetician using laser technology. The laser beam penetrates the skin and dissolves the pigment so that the body can absorb it. Unlike regular tattoo ink, PMU pigment is easier to remove. Estheticians can’t do this removal session with one appointment only; it takes about 4 and 6 sessions to remove significantly visible pigments.
The skin needs to heal after each session. Depending on the pigment’s ingredients, it might take a few months. Also, it is not advisable to make an appointment for laser microblading removal if your microbladed hairs are yellowish and reddish pigments. The laser would not affect this because it contains high levels of Titanium Dioxide.
Who can take Laser Microblading Removal?
For people who are unsatisfied with the results of their treatment, then laser microblading removal is a justified option. However, take note that this treatment is not for everyone. The laser removal won’t affect those dealing with light shade or fade-shaded strokes. The same goes for yellow and red pigments.
If you have just healed from microblading treatment and have dark-shaded strokes, it is advisable to let it fade as much as possible as it is fresh and would damage your skin if treated again for removal. And, if you have a darker skin tone, it is recommended that you see a laser microblading removal specialist with the experience of removing microblading from dark skin. Microblading removal on dark skin carries more risk of hypopigmentation and keloid formation.
The healing process may take some time. Although symptoms are worse in the first 2 to 3 days, you will experience itchiness. The healing process may include swelling, scabbing, redness, tenderness, flaking, and even more scarring. But, don’t worry, as the specialist will give you some ointments for that.
Laser Microblading Removal will start at $100 per session, but the average price is around $250.
Saline Microblading Removal
Using a Saline solution to fade microblading is more effective than Laser Removal. But, it can only qualified Estheticians can perform this treatment, and the price may vary.
The saline solution emerged as a spin-off from micro-needling. Estheticians perform this treatment by opening up the skin above the unwanted pigments depositing a solution based on sea salts into the incisions. The solution dries up the pigment is pulled out of the skin through scabbing.
Saline can help remove all of the unwanted and unsatisfactory results from Microblading but may take some time and patience. It is very effective with lighter pigment and shadows, and your removal specialist can usually do this with one or two sessions.
Fortunately, saline removal works in all pigment colors and red and yellow pigments.
What is the Healing Process like after Saline Microblading Removal?
The skin heals more quickly than a laser microblading removal. Your esthetician will give you some simple aftercare instructions to follow for splendid skin recovery, similar to these:
- Keep the Saline area as bone dry as possible
- Please do not soak the Saline area in water and protect it when you take a shower
- Gently wash your face without touching the healing area.
- Avoid long showers, tanning, sauna, swimming, working out, and jogging.
- Don’t touch the scabs
- Only use Vitamin E oil once the scab is gone
Emergency Saline removal is a service that Estheticians can provide within 48 hours of treatment. If more than 48 hours have passed, the scabbing may start, and there’s a risk of scarring, so emergency microblading removal is no longer possible.
An Emergency Saline Session costs $250 per session.
Glycolic Acid Microblading Removal
Glycolic Acid is another effective way of removing Microblading. The process is very similar to the Saline solution, and the only difference is its solution. Glycolic acid removal uses a combination of glycolic and lactic acids mixed with other different ingredients. The formula binds to the pigment and is extracted through the scab.
The price is higher than Saline removal – Its average cost is 400$ per session.
Is it possible to remove Microblading at home?
Doing Microblading Removal at home and without professional supervision can be dangerous. We do not recommend this for most people.
As long as you don’t have full knowledge of what you are meant to do, the only way to remove microbladed hairs is to let it fade naturally. But of course, if advisable by your technician or microblading specialist, you can apply a prescribed ointment. There are chemical peels and certain skincare products that help fade microbladed hairs.
There are claims that rosehip seed oil is a way to help remove pigmentation at home, and applying it and massaging it into the skin three times a day for two weeks should lift the pigments.
All in all, these can be used for fading but not complete removal.
Remember, microblading is not suitable for everyone. If you have received microblading treatment and did not like the results, you may find that finding an eyebrow waxing salon is better for keeping your eyebrows in check.