Sometimes when you’re in a hurry with your eye makeup, it’s your furniture and other furnishings that end up needing a makeover. Avoid all that ugliness with some helpful stain removal techniques.
The first step in removing makeup stains is to identify the stained material.
Below are the most common types of materials that can become makeup-stained, with steps on how to remove makeup from each:
- Non-washable fibers such as Acetate, Carpet/Synthetic, Carpet/Wool, Fiberglass, Rayon, Silk Triacetate or Wool
- Washable fibers such as Acrylic Fabric, Cotton, Linen, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester or Spandex
- Hard surfaces such as Acrylic Plastic, Alabaster, Asphalt Bamboo, Cane, Ceramic, Glass/Tile, Cork Enamel, Glass, Gold, Ivory, Jade, Linoleum, Marble, Paint/Flat, Paint/Gloss, Plexiglas, Polyurethane, Stainless Steel, Vinyl Clothing, Vinyl Tile or Vinyl Wallcovering
- Stone surfaces such as Bluestone, Limestone, Masonry Tile, Sandstone, Slate or Terrazzo
- Leather or Suede
Follow these steps to remove makeup stains from Acetate, Carpet/Synthetic, Carpet/Wool, Fiberglass, Rayon, Silk Triacetate, Wool:
- Brush (the method of using a stiff-bristled brush to gently remove dried stains and spots) or blot up any excess, taking care not to spread the stain.
- Flush (the method of applying stain remover to loosen staining materials and residue from stain removers) with a dry-cleaning solvent such as Afta Cleaning Fluid.
- Apply a dry spotter to the stain and cover with an absorbent pad dampened with the dry spotter.
- Check the stain every 5 minutes.
- Before changing pads, press hard against the stain.
- Continue the alternate soaking and pressing until no more stain is being removed.
- Flush with one of the dry-cleaning solvents and allow to dry.
- If any stain remains, flush it with water and apply a wet spotter with a few drops of ammonia. (Do not use ammonia on silk or wool.)
- Cover with an absorbent pad dampened with the wet spotter.
- Let it stand as long as any stain is being removed.
- Change the pad as it picks up the stain.
- Keep the stain and pad moist.
- Flush well with water. Repeat if necessary; allow to dry.
Follow these steps to remove makeup stains from Acrylic Fabric, Cotton, Linen, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Spandex:
- Brush or blot away any excess, taking care not to spread the stain.
- Flush with a dry-cleaning solvent such as Afta Cleaning Fluid.
- Apply a dry spotter to the stain and cover with a cloth dampened with the dry spotter.
- Check the stain often, tamping (the method of bringing a brush down with light strokes on stained durable fabrics and materials) before changing the pad.
- Continue alternate soaking and tamping until no more stain is lifted.
- Flush with one of the dry-cleaning solvents and allow to dry.
- If any stain remains, try the same procedure of soaking and tamping, using a wet spotter and a few drops of ammonia.
- When the stain is gone, be sure to flush the area with water to remove all traces of ammonia. Launder as soon as possible.
Follow these steps to remove makeup stains from Acrylic Plastic, Alabaster, Asphalt Bamboo, Cane, Ceramic, Glass/Tile, Cork Enamel, Glass, Gold, Ivory, Jade, Linoleum, Marble, Paint/Flat, Paint/Gloss, Plexiglas, Polyurethane, Stainless Steel, Vinyl Clothing, Vinyl Tile, Vinyl Wallcovering:
- Wipe any spills or brush away any excess.
- With a cloth or sponge dipped in warm sudsy water, wash the surface.
- Rinse well with water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
Follow these steps to remove makeup stains from Bluestone, Limestone, Masonry Tile, Sandstone, Slate, Terrazzo:
- Wipe up excess.
- Mix a solution of washing soda or detergent (not soap) and water.
- Wash the stained area.
- Rinse well with clear water and allow to dry.
Leather or Suede
Follow these steps to remove makeup stains from leather or suede:
- Gently remove excess.
- Mix a solution of mild soap in lukewarm water.
- Swish to create a great volume of suds.
- Apply only the foam with a sponge.
- Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
- If a greasy or oily stain remains, powder it with an absorbent such as corn meal.
- Give it plenty of time to work.
- Gently brush or shake the absorbent from the surface.
- Repeat if necessary.
- On leather only, follow with cleaners such as The Tannery or Fiebing’s Saddle Soap to condition the leather.
Follow these steps to remove makeup stains from wood:
- Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds.
- Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stain.
- Rinse with clear water.
- Wipe dry immediately with a soft cloth and polish or wax as usual.
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It’s no secret that eyeliner is one of the hardest makeup essentials to remove, especially with it being so close to the eye. And if you’ve found a good, long-wear brand that’s actually waterproof, then regular soap and water probably aren’t helping to speed up your nighttime removal routine. So it may be time to try out some other methods if you’re tired of scrubbing your eyelids raw. Here are a few tried and true ways to get rid of the eyeliner without all of the hassle.
1.Invest in eye makeup cleansing water and wipes. If you break out the eyeliner every morning before work, then it may not be a bad idea to get some cleansing water or wipes that are specifically formulated to remove eyeliner. They may be an extra addition to your budget, but they work. These products are also stronger than normal soap, so make sure to moisturize after using.
2.Break out the good old petroleum jelly. As great as it is for removing makeup like lipstick, petroleum jelly works for eyeliner too! All you have to do is coat the area with a q-tip. Let the petroleum jelly sit for a few minutes and gently wipe it away with the clean end of the q-tip. Then, rinse your face with water.
3.Try baby oil and shampoo. You’ve probably heard of this old trick. For waterproof eyeliner, dab a bit of baby oil on the eye. Let it soak in for a minute, then apply a small amount of baby shampoo. Wash your face thoroughly so that you don’t get any oil in your eye. And that should do the trick.
Be sure to check out how to remove makeup from your shirt collar without taking off your shirt and how to untwist elastic under fabric.
Head to bed every night with a clean, makeup-free face (without over-scrubbing).
You’ve had a long day at work, followed by an even longer evening of taking care of your kids, or your pet, or your partner, or simply trying to take a little care of yourself. So yes, we get it if you don’t want to spend any time scrubbing off your makeup and would rather just hop in bed. But it’s crucial to get your skin ready for bed—and hey, the act of wiping off the day can be soothing too.
So, how should you go about cleaning off your makeup so you can start anew tomorrow? We chatted with Nancy Satur, MD, board-certified dermatologist, medical director and CEO of Curology, to find out the right steps to removing your makeup at the end of the day.
Do You Have to Remove Makeup Before Going to Bed?
Ready for a little controversy? According to Satur, you don’t technically have to remove your makeup before bed, as long as you’re wearing the right kind. (However, Satur still believes you should, which we’ll get to in a minute).
“Your skin doesn’t ‘breathe,’ so falling asleep without removing your makeup isn’t actually going to smother your skin—it might actually be worse for your pillowcases than for your complexion,” she says. Satur adds that if your makeup is not pore-clogging, wearing it for a longer period of time shouldn’t be a problem—in theory.
“That being said, make sure your makeup products aren’t acne-causing culprits. Although it’s not a guarantee, it’s best to stick to products labeled with terms such as ‘non-comedogenic,’ ‘non-acnegenic,’ ‘does not clog pores,’ or ‘won’t cause breakouts.’”
Want to know for sure if your makeup meets that criteria? Satur suggested looking your products up on cosDNA.com. There, you’ll find out if your favorite face washes, creams, and soaps contain any ingredients you should avoid. Satur recommends you stop using any products with acne scores of three, four, or five on the site.
Having said all that, Satur still thinks you should remove your makeup every night due to your natural perspiration throughout the day. “Perspiration on a hot day or after exercise could cause bacteria to proliferate in that moist environment,” she says. “So, if you don’t rinse off, those microbes could multiply even more overnight—and that could certainly aggravate a breakout tendency. Environmental pollutants and other irritants may have accumulated throughout the day, so it’s probably best to reset with a clean face before getting a good night’s sleep.”
How to Properly and Thoroughly Removing Makeup
Satur recommends using micellar water as a gentle and effective makeup remover. For those unfamiliar, micellar waters are non-rinse, soap-free cleansing waters that contain tiny oil droplets suspended in soft water. To use, put a few drops on a cotton ball, apply to dry skin and cleanse.
“Micellar water is a particularly great option if your skin is sensitive,” Satur explained. “It offers a mild formulation that doesn’t strip your skin of moisture—just make sure you’re being gentle as you swipe the product over your face.”
The Right Way to Remove Eye Makeup
It’s important to be thorough when cleansing all parts of your face. But, as Satur explained, eye makeup can be particularly challenging, especially when you’re wearing waterproof or water-resistant mascaras.
“Mascara and eyeliner can be difficult to properly remove, but avoid scrubbing because the eye area is already sensitive,” she says. She recommends an oil-based makeup remover, but one that is not so oily that leaves a residue.
“Alternatively, you can use a micellar water that’s formulated to remove water-proof makeup, such as Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof. An effective make-up remover should not require intense scrubbing and should rinse off easily.”
Don’t Use Baby Wipes—They Won’t Get the Job Done
You may be tempted to grab a bunch of baby wipes to save both time and money, but Satur believes it’s best to go for real-deal makeup-removing products instead. “While baby wipes may resemble makeup wipes, they’re not formulated to do the same job,” she explains. “Baby wipes offer gentle cleansing for the skin, but they don’t necessarily contain the ingredients you need to break down stubborn makeup.”
Skin Care Steps to Follow After Removing Makeup
Good news: Skincare doesn’t have to be wildly complicated or time-consuming. “I recommend a simple skincare routine,” Satur says. “After removing your makeup, wash with a gentle facial cleanser. Wait until your face is completely dry before applying any skincare medication, such as your custom Curology formula. Then, follow up with a separate moisturizer if your skin needs it.”
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“This mascara is so difficult to remove! I scrubbed at it for like five minutes and it still didn’t come off!”
“After 10 minutes I was finally able to scrub off most of my eyeliner, but there was still some left. I went to bed and it was still there in the morning, so I scrubbed my eyes some more.”
“I had such a hard time removing my mascara! I scrubbed off like half my eyelashes!”
I really hope I’m not the only one who looks like they’re having a stroke when they see or hear people typing or saying these kinds of things:
You can attribute this to either a blood clot in my brain or to shock and horror. Usually I try to avoid looking like an idiot on the internet, but this is for a good cause.
Your eye area is delicate. The skin is thinner than it is on the rest of your face. Scrubbing can result in lost lashes, wrinkles, and eye irritation. VERY BAD. DON’T DO IT. Use my method instead! I promise that it will remove your eye makeup without scrubbing! Cross my heart and hope to die.
You will need two things:
- Makeup remover (use anything that doesn’t irritate your eyes; you can also use cold cream, cleansing lotion/balm, petroleum jelly [commonly known as Vaseline], or oils, such as mineral oil, olive oil, or coconut oil, but patch test to make sure it doesn’t break you out or irritate your skin/eyes)
- Cotton balls or pads
The stars of my show: Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover and some cotton balls from CVS.
Follow this simple process:
Dry cotton ball (left) and cotton ball with remover (right). Trying to show about how much I use. The entire visible surface of the cotton ball on the right is covered with makeup remover.
- If you are using a makeup remover, you probably have to shake it to mix the two liquids. Get a good amount of makeup remover on your cotton ball/pad. Don’t just get it in one spot; I like to cover the entire side in makeup remover. I prefer cotton balls because you can get more product on them without the liquid soaking through. If you’re using petroleum jelly, cold cream, a cleansing lotion/balm, or coconut oil, which is solid at room temperature, you want to just apply it directly instead so that your body heat can melt it. Alternatively, if you choose to use one of those eye makeup remover pads, just take one of those out. In my experience, though, those pads don’t tend to be quite wet enough (i.e. not enough remover).
- Put the cotton ball/pad directly onto your closed eyelid. If you are using coconut oil, cold cream, or a cleansing lotion/balm, you want to spread it out so it covers the entire area you want to clean (all over your eye area; keep your eyes closed) and just leave it sitting there. You can also just apply oils directly to your eyelids, but I prefer to use cotton balls so it’s less messy.
- Hold it there for about 10 seconds. Removing eye makeup is not like erasing white boards (i.e. removers are not magic potions that instantly take off eye makeup). The remover needs some time to dissolve your eye makeup, particularly stubborn mascara.
- Wipe downward gently. DO NOT SCRUB AT YOUR DELICATE EYE AREA. Scrubbing can result in wrinkles, eye irritation, and lost lashes, as previously mentioned. Also, you don’t want to feel any pulling or tugging. You want to be very, very gentle with your eye area.
- If there is still eye makeup remaining, hold the cotton ball/pad on your closed eyelid for about another 10 seconds, then wipe downward gently again. Repeat until your eye area is clean of any makeup. You may need another cotton ball/pad or to add more remover to your current cotton ball/pad for particularly stubborn eye makeup.
- You may have some mascara remaining on the bottoms of your lashes. You can place your cotton ball underneath them and swipe upward gently.
- If there is some oily residue, take a clean cotton ball/pad to (gently) wipe or dab off the residue. Alternatively, wash your face to get rid of the oily residue (you have to wash your face anyway to get the rest of your makeup off, right?).
If you find that this still isn’t removing everything, you may consider switching removers. Some are more effective than others.
What if I get something in my eyes?
No big deal. Your vision might get a little blurry, your eyes may water (your eyes naturally do this to wash away anything that gets into them), or your eyes may even sting, but it will not harm your eyes. However, I always keep my eyes shut pretty tightly during eye makeup removal. Just because it’s not harmful doesn’t mean I want it to get into my eyes.
Wait, I can use oil to remove my makeup?
You sure can! But make sure that the oil(s) is/are organic, cold- or expeller- pressed, extra virgin (you don’t want your oils to be even slightly slutty), and un-fragranced. Some people may experience irritation or breakouts, or be allergic to an oil, so be aware that it’s not for everyone.
I hope this is helpful! Feel free to ask questions, comment, and/or recommend your favorite removers or other methods you like to use.
We all know good skin starts with a thorough cleanse, but sometimes no matter how thoroughly you scrub and lather up, it seems like you just can’t get all your makeup off. We’ve been there. Despite our best efforts, we’re left wondering how to remove makeup completely. We talked to dermatologists and makeup artists to get their best tips for getting every last bit of makeup off our skin. Read on for seven pro tips to help you get a perfectly bare, makeup-free face.
Take your time.
When it comes to removing eye makeup in particular, the slower you go, the better. “Let the technology do the work,” says dermatologist Ranella Hirsch. “Apply makeup remover and let it sit, and sit some more. Give it a couple minutes, say, while you brush and floss.” This will soften mascara, liner, and shadow so it slips off easily and thoroughly once you finally wipe. “If you do this, you won’t find smudges under your eyes in the morning anymore,” Hirsch says. Giving remover time to work its magic also prevents you from having to rub/scrub with your makeup-remover pad—always a mistake, since friction can damage the delicate skin around your eyes, causing irritation and contributing to wrinkles.
Soap and water works better than makeup wipes.
Deep down you already knew makeup wipes sounded too good to be true, right? Wipes can be an excellent initial step in removing makeup—in fact, they’re best used to remove makeup before cleansing. But a proper sink session should ideally follow. “Many of us make the mistake of just using wipes and going to bed, but the makeup really is not all off—you still have to wash your face, ladies,” says makeup artist Azra Red, telling us what we don’t want to hear. “Using water and face wash is what’s really going to remove residue and prep your skin for a good night regimen. If you use only wipes and then apply moisturizer, you might push dirt into your pores and wake up with pimples or blackheads.”
Use a cleanser made to remove makeup.
“Women tend to use face wash that isn’t made to remove makeup,” says esthetician Joanna Czech. If you suspect yours falls into this category (evidence: those subtle BB cream smudges on your face towel postcleanse), you could use a makeup remover like micellar water first—or consider switching to a cleansing oil or balm. These are among the most effective at coaxing off even the most stubborn makeup, like stay-put foundations, liquid lipsticks, and brow pigments (two great options to try: Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil and Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm).
We know what some of you are thinking: No way applying an oil-based product will leave your face cleaner. But the new oil cleansers really can work miracles. “A lot of people don’t know that oil dissolves oil,” says Czech, whose favorites include Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and La Mer The Cleansing Oil. She likes to remove them with a washcloth for added cleansing oomph. If you really can’t stand the feel of an oil cleanser, she suggests milky and gel textures as good alternatives. Here are a couple others we love.
Make sure to cleanse the edges of your eyelid.
If there’s one zone that’s frequently neglected during makeup removal, it’s the elusive edge of your eyelid, where liner and mascara can build up over time—and lead to eye irritation. Especially if you tight-line your eyes with waterproof liquid, you might need to get in there with a more targeted tool and make sure every last speck is gone. “For detail work, I love the DHC cotton swabs with olive oil,” says makeup artist Nick Barose. “They break everything down so you don’t have to scrub, which results in lashes breaking off and falling out.” Speaking of lashes falling out, you also should never tug stubborn mascara chunks off with your fingers. To coax clumps off without doing harm, make sure you give your remover enough time to penetrate (recall tip #1), and then press down gently with a flat cotton pad, moving slowly in the direction your lashes grow, to slide the mascara off.
Push your hair back and cleanse your hairline.
We totally get it: When it’s past midnight and your pillow beckons, even an easy step like throwing your hair into a pony can feel like too much effort. But not doing so means you’re likely stopping a couple inches short of your hairline when washing your face. “People often accumulate makeup residue around their hairline, which leads to clogged pores and breakouts,” confirms celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas. Noted. Take the two seconds to tie it back or you can slip on a terry headband to ensure you get off every trace of makeup.
Flat cotton pads are better than cotton balls.
“Cotton balls can leave behind residue or break down during usage and leave fibers on your lashes or skin,” says dermatologist Rebecca Kazin. That can lead to irritation at a time when you’re trying to detox and soothe. Always opt for flat cotton pads instead of balls, ideally with a quilted texture. Basic drugstore pads work pretty well, says makeup artist Fiona Stiles—but specialty versions can be worth it for serious makeup wearers. “I only use Japanese cotton squares because the cotton is woven in such a way that it doesn’t shed at all,” she says. “They’re like magical little pillows that remove everything.”
Always follow up makeup removal with moisture.
Even if you don’t have dry skin, makeup removal should always be followed up with at least some targeted moisture: Balm up those lips if you’ve just removed lipstick, and dab on eye cream. “Removing makeup can dry out the eye area, which is the most sensitive skin on your face,” Kazin says. “You need to keep it soft and hydrated.”
Removing your magnetic eyeliner is no drama at all, we promise. Grab your MoxieLash Olive Oil infused Q-Tips and gently begin to remove your magnetic eyeliner by swiping along your upper lash-line. Use one side of your Q-Tip to get the bulk of your eyeliner off and the other side to clean any extra mess. We recommend using one Q-Tip per eye so that you can effectively remove your liner fast.
You can also use any oil based makeup remover to take off your magnetic eyeliner. Just simply remove it with a napkin or tissue that has your preferred makeup remover on it.
However, we created our Olive Oil infused Q-Tips to make life easier for you as we have with every single one of our products.
Here is a step-by-step guide to removing your MoxieLash magnetic eyeliner:
- Make sure that your MoxieLash magnetic eyelash is off of your lash line and stored in its proper container. This is really important; we don’t want to see your favorite MoxieLash magnetic lashes get ruined or lost. You can make sure that they are safe by placing them next to the magnetic in the container and watching them click back into place.
- Take your MoxieLash Olive Oil infused Q-Tip and/or waterproof cosmetic removing makeup remover and swipe it along where the liner is.
- Use one Olive Oil infused Q-Tip per eye so that you remove all of the magnetic eyeliner. It’s as simple and easy as that, we promise! No scrubbing, tugging, or harsh treatment of your delicate skin. We wanted to make the removal process as simple and drama free as possible.
Cosmetic tattooing (aka micropigmentation, permanent makeup and permanent eyeliner) was designed to allow people to enhance their facial features for a long-lasting natural look. Unfortunately, the most common complaints are that the colors are too harsh, not what they asked for, the shape is all wrong or irregular, the line looks smudged, or the color migrated. Help is needed!
Can it be done?
Yes, it can. While technologically and medically cosmetic eyeliner tattoos can be removed, it’s not easy, it’s uncomfortable and costly. Sometimes the pigment is nearly impossible to remove. What’s more, there’s also serious potential risk to your eyes and the skin surrounding your eyes if not done correctly. There are several ways to lighten and remove cosmetic eyeliner tattoos.
How can it be done?
You’ve probably heard about tattoo removal creams that claim to fade and lighten pigmented ink from the skin. Except, most topical creams do not penetrate the skin deep enough to reach the pigment. The chemical ingredients used in these creams are not regulated and often use bleaching agents. The creams do no more than peel away the top layer of your skin. Using these creams so close to your eye is not particularly safe and could cause burning, permanent scarring, discoloration, and inflammation.
Simply, creams don’t really work and are not worth the risk.
Non-Laser Saline Solution is a very effective way to draw out the pigment, especially on recent cosmetic tattoos (within the last 60 to 90 days). This method works well on lighter pigment colors. It is safe for all skin types and ideal for people with darker skin, sensitive skin types or people who’ve had allergic reactions to the pigment used.
This process requires opening the skin to allow the area saturated with pigment to bond with the sterile saline solution. The ink is being drawn up and out to the skin’s surface. The skin will ooze body fluids for several hours after the treatment that scabs over in a day or two. The scab should fall off naturally, otherwise scarring may occur. Because this process causes injury to the skin, the post treatment care is very important for proper healing. Keeping your eyes dry and avoid picking at the scab can be challenging.
You will need several treatments to see a significant result. However, color migration of eyeliner is one of the easiest problems to resolve with noticeable results even from the first treatment. Although, in some cases, the pigments may never be completely removed.
There are fewer risks of hypo/hyper pigmentation, blistering and scarring associated with this method.
Laser Removal is a safe and effective way to remove cosmetic eyeliner. If you think that getting close to the eye with a laser is dangerous, you are right. Much of the removal safety effectiveness depends on the laser’s energy, and the technician’s training and skill.
Eye protection is vital. Patient comfort is managed with a topical numbing agent on the lids. An ophthalmic numbing ointment is dropped into the eyes, then an interocular shields are comfortably placed directly on the eyes. Often, it takes longer to get numb than it takes for the actual session.
Non-thermal laser energy is the safest for eyeliner removal because no heat is created that could damage the epidermis. The energy generated by new laser technologies such as the Enlighten III produces light energy delivered at a trillionth of a second to the targeted area without damaging the surrounding skin. The light hits the ink, shattering it into smaller molecules that can easily be eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system.
Immediately after the laser hits the tattoo, the pigment will appear frosty, ashy, or whitish. Within minutes, the color normalizes and appears a little darker than it was before the session. Over the next few weeks, this color will begin to fade, and lighten slightly. Following the removal session, the skin will be red, have mild pinpoint bleeding and be moderately swollen. This should subside within 24 to 36 hours.
Laser removal is best used on cosmetic tattoos that are older than six months. Otherwise, the ink is in a much higher concentration and the process to remove it will be longer, thereby increasing the risk of scarring. Multiple sessions are required with a minimum of 6 to 8 week to heal between sessions.
Are there risks?
Whenever someone is working close to your eyes, you want to have confidence that the practitioner is well-trained, experienced and competent to conduct the treatment. Without doubt there is a real possibility that the treatment has the potential to cause damage to the eyes or a discoloration from the pigments used.
Adding a correcting color causes more problems than it helps. DO NOT let a technician fix it by tattooing over with flesh colored pigment. Flesh or skin-toned pigments are opaque and contain titanium oxide. When placed on top of another pigment, it looks unnatural because the skin there loses its translucency. Plus, when hit by laser light, the pigment oxidizes and returns to its natural state – dark grey or black. This situation can be managed with laser and/or non-laser treatments, although it will take several additional sessions to do so.
Should it be done?
You should have a thorough consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for either type of removal treatment. No matter which method of eyeliner removal is best for you, be sure to do your homework. Be careful where you place your trust. We’re talking about your eyes, so find a competent and professional clinic to help you.
The number of sessions you’ll need to remove the pigment will depend on the color, type, and depth of the pigment, and on your body’s immune system’s ability to expel the pigments. Often, if the factors considered such as the color, density, and change desired, the possible risks and adverse side effects outweigh the benefits of removal, the technician should not recommend removal. No matter how much you want it!
What are the benefits?
Removal sessions are generally quick, although the visual difference is not immediately seen. Over time, pigment will continue to fade on its own, even after removal sessions.
A combination of treatment methods can offer you even better results than just having one or the other.
The biggest benefit to having unwanted pigment removed is that you have a clean slate (or nearly) and can start over if you want to.