Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Make-up Removal

Professionally tattooed eyebrows can frame your face and enhance your natural beauty. Over time, however, tattooed eyebrows fade and lose definition. In some cases, your eyebrows may not turn out as you’d hoped; you may be unhappy with their shape or colour. This is where Laserways can help, by providing safe, affordable semi-permanent eyebrow make-up laser removal.

Considering Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Make-up Removal?

The good news is the treatment can be easier than conventional body tattoo removal. Most clients require around 3-6 sessions at 4-6-week intervals. At Laserways, we use advanced laser technology to ensure the best possible results. After having your eyebrows tattooed, you should wait 8-12 weeks before undergoing laser removal. By this time, the ink will have settled into the dermis and the colours will be fully visible, ensuring even results after removal.

Consultation and Test Patch

You’ll need a consultation and test patch before having semi-permanent eyebrow laser removal. During your free consultation, your Laserways practitioner will advise on how many sessions may be required and how you should prepare for treatment. Our goal is to help you feel relaxed, confident, and fully informed. Test patches are free too and must be done to determine how your skin reacts to the treatment. If you’re suitable for treatment and happy to proceed, we’ll then take payment for your first session, which will be scheduled at least 7 days later. In the weeks before treatment, you must protect your skin from the sun and avoid using fake tan and sun beds. In the days prior, drink plenty of water and avoid exfoliating, shaving or waxing the brow area. Don’t take anti-inflammatory medication, as this can increase bleeding. Following these steps will help your treatment go smoothly and optimise healing.

The Treatment

At Laserways, we use active Q-Switched Nd:YAG lasers to ensure safe, effective semi-permanent eyebrow removal. The machine’s laser emits high-intensity light which is absorbed by the tattoo pigments. This breaks down the ink into small particles that your body’s immune system can then excrete. Rest assured you’ll wear eye protection during treatment. Laser removal takes just a few minutes per eyebrow. You may experience some discomfort, similar to the feeling of an elastic band being flicked against your skin. You may also notice your eyebrows turning grey or rust-brown between sessions. This is because the ink contains iron which oxidises under laser light. Subsequent treatments will remove this discolouration. Additionally, some of your natural eyebrow hairs may turn white or fall out. You may experience pinpoint bleeding and mild-to-moderate swelling of the brow area. These are all temporary side effects. Lost hairs will grow back, swelling should subside within 24 hours, and your skin should return to normal within 2-4 weeks.


Semi-permanent eyebrow removal requires consistent aftercare to encourage healing. You should avoid touching the area for 3 days post-treatment to minimise the risk of infection. Avoid sun and water exposure and don’t apply makeup to the area until fully healed. To promote faster skin recovery, we recommend you use Lynton Light Soothe or aloe vera 2-3 times a day for 2 weeks after each treatment. Available from our clinics, this advanced serum moisturises the skin, calms irritation, and has antibacterial properties. Get in touch today to start your semi-permanent eyebrow laser removal journey with Laserways.