Creating permanent eyebrows is an art form. Artists must not only be technically trained, but must have the artistic prowess to realize their client’s vision. Sometimes, clients are dissatisfied with the results of their permanent eyebrows. Their eyebrow arches may be too high. Their eyebrows may have uneven coloration or exhibit unwanted colors (e.g., blue or orange). Their eyebrows may be too thick or too thin. Fortunately, permanent eyebrows can be corrected. One of the most popular methods of removing permanent eyebrows is salt removal.
Salt Removal: A Tried and True Method
Salt removal is one of the most popular methods for removing permanent eyebrows. There are two methods for using salt to remove permanent makeup:
- Applying salt topically to the epidermis and removing with gentle exfoliation.
- Using salt to bind to permanent ink pigments (thus, drawing them out of the skin).
Of course, these procedures are not without risk:
- Because the skin’s protective surface is disrupted, there is a high risk of infection.
- Scrubbing can lead to scarring and roughened skin.
- Applying salt can lead to hypo-pigmentation of the skin.
However, using salt to remove your permanent eyebrows is superior to using other methods of removal. First, it is less abrasive to skin than other methods of removal, which means it is a better method for those with sensitive skin. Also, because salt removal is less abrasive than other methods of permanent eyebrow removal, it is less painful and is also more likely to keep skin intact. Third, it is also preferable to use on darker skin tones because it has a lower risk of hypo-pigmentation.
Using salt to remove your permanent eyebrows will take a few sessions to reach your desired result. Between sessions and during the healing period, you should be gentle when caring for your eyebrows:
- Use non-alcoholic soap and water to cleanse your eyebrows and pat dry.
- Use the provided healing ointment on the scabs on your eyebrows while healing and aftercare product on the entire area.
- Avoid irritating the eyebrows by picking, scrubbing, rubbing or wiping.
- Avoid applying makeup to eyebrows.
While you may be tempted to perform salt removal at home using DIY methods, remember that salt removal is not without risks. Permanent makeup artists have formal training in using salt removal; that training can reduce the risks of infection, scarring and hypo-pigmentation.
Newer Permanent Makeup Removal Methods are Not Superior
Supporters of newer permanent makeup removal methods often use the limitations of salt removal to promote using their technique instead. But the limitations of salt removal are often the same as the limitations of these newer methods:
- Risk of pain/discomfort (eased by use of local anesthetic)
- Risk of infection (reduced by the use of topical antibiotics)
- Risk of scarring (even if minor)
- Risk of hypo-pigmentation
Newer methods of permanent makeup removal include other risks as well. Laser tattoo removal carries an increased risk for burning eyes, which is why eye shields must be worn. Titanium dioxide is a powerful agent for permanent makeup removal, but the high risk of hypo-pigmentation limits its use to clients with fair skin.
Newer techniques of permanent makeup removal are not superior to salt removal. In fact, they carry additional risks. Additionally, newer techniques do not produce instant results: they also take several sessions, and may not produce notably better outcomes.
Go Natural for Removal of Your Permanent Eyebrows
Salt removal remains a popular method of permanent makeup removal because it works. With the aid of trained professionals, it is a safe and effective process of permanent makeup removal. At Blooming Beauty, we will help restore your natural brows by using salt removal. Don’t live with regrets; trust us to remove your permanent eyebrows.