Permanent Makeup Removal
and Tattoo Removal
We specialize in Permanent Makeup Removal and Tattoo Removal.
We use a gentle and effective non-laser method of tattoo removal that does not permanently alter your skin's integrity or cause lasting damage to your melanocytes (colour-producing skin cells).
At Ombre Brows by Oshe Pierre we DO NOT advocate laser removal for permanent makeup removal as it may permanently affect the integrity of the skin and in many cases make it difficult to accept future pigment. In addition, laser tattoo removal always has the potential to permanently disable your pigment-producing cells, leaving a "ghost image" of your tattoo.
Due to the rising popularity of "microblading", and the abundance of poorly trained technicians and unskilled applications, we are very experienced at removing misshapen and discoloured brows!
What Type of Tattoo Removal and Permanent Makeup Removal Method Do You Use?
We use only scientifically studied, safe and effective, products and equipment.
What is Saline?
Saline is NOT drugstore saline. This medical-grade solution is professionally produced and refined through a customized filtering process to create a sterile, safe and 100% pure tattoo removal product.
How Is Hypertonic Saline Tattoo Removal and Permanent Makeup Removal Done?
After the application of an effective numbing agent, the Hypertonic Saline solution is applied using an array of tiny needles designed to maximize dermal penetration while minimizing skin damage. This is done with either a hand tool or a machine, depending on the area being treated and the desired result.
How Does Tattoo Removal Solution Work?
The Hypertonic Saline solution is introduced into the dermis, where it surrounds cells, causing fluid to move across the cell membrane from within the cellular space to the interstitial space via osmosis. The osmotic pressure created pulls the pigment particles along with the cellular fluid. The excess saline (and pigment particles), together with your natural body fluids that are produced as a response to the dermal injury, rise to the surface of your skin during the healing process to form a crust. As your skin continues to heal from underneath, the crust crust eventually dislodges, taking the pigment with it.
What Should I Expect After a Tattoo Removal or Permanent Makeup Removal Treatment?
Immediately after each treatment, the area will appear quite red, or sometimes the colour of the pigment being removed. We clean the treated area but do allow a slight pooling of fluids to encourage coagulation and the formation of a crust. The appearance is very similar to a lightly scraped knee.
How Long Does It Take For The Crust To Fall Off?
The treated area should kept dry and left alone as long as possible. The longer the crust stays in place, the better your tattoo removal outcome. Generally this is 7-10 days.
How Do I Survive Having This "Crust" On My Face If I Have Permanent Makeup Removal???
Fortunately the treated area is in exactly the shape of your tattoo. So in the case of eyebrows, for instance, although a crust will be present, it may just appear as darker eyebrows to those around you. Most of the eyebrows we remove are FAR worse than surviving a few days of crusting!!!
What Do I Do Once The Scab Falls Off?
Continue to keep the area clean and dry and protect the area from sun for AT LEAST 4 WEEKS. It is normal for your skin to appear pink for several weeks. No matter how healed your skin appears on the surface, we wait a FULL 8 WEEKS for skin to be thoroughly healed before any type of retreatment.
How Many Tattoo Removal or Permanent Makeup Removal Treatments Will It Take?
The number of tattoo removal treatments required depends upon several factors including your skin type and the depth, age and type of tattoo pigment used. It also depends on your goal. In some instances lightening is adequate before covering the area with new work, and in other cases complete removal is desired. Generally 1-5 tattoo removal treatments are needed, spaced 8 weeks apart.
Is There A Limit To The Size Of Tattoo I Can Remove With Hypertonic Saline?
Yes. This is an appropriate tattoo removal method for smaller tattoos as it must be done in small sections at a time. Entire eyebrows can be treated in one session. Body tattoos must be treated in alternating segments.
Are There Any Tattoos I Cannot Remove With Hypertonic Saline?
YES. We will not do Carbon Black permanent makeup removal. Carbon black has an extremely small molecular size and is prone to migration. Attempting to remove it can cause further migration. If you have a Carbon Black tattoo, speak to us about other options or we can refer you to a technician that does remove carbon black.
How Does Hypertonic Saline Tattoo Removal Differ From Laser Tattoo Removal?
Hypertonic Saline tattoo removal relies on your body's natural healing mechanism to gently lift the pigment. Laser tattoo removal involves the application of bursts of heat to "break" large pigment particles so that your body can eliminate them from within. In many cases, after laser tattoo removal, pigment can actually be pushed deeper and underneath scar tissue caused by the laser. In this case your tattoo may appear lighter but it is still present underneath the scar tissue. This greatly affect the ability to apply a new tattoo. In addition, the heat damage caused by laser tattoo removal may cause permanent damage to your melanocytes (pigment-producing cells), which is why it is common to see a white "ghost image" of a tattoo removed by laser.
How Does The Pain Of Hypertonic Saline Removal Differ From Laser Removal?
Laser tattoo removal is EXTREMELY painful and many providers do not provide numbing. If numbing is used, a half-hour cream application is often followed by numerous injections of Lidocaine or a Lidocaine-like substance. Hypertonic Saline tattoo removal is very tolerable with minimal numbing.
Will Hypertonic Saline Microblading Removal Affect My Brow Hair?
No. Unlike laser tattoo removal, your hair will not be affected.
Are There Contraindications?
Yes. We will not perform Hypertonic Saline Tattoo Removal if you...
* are pregnant or breastfeeding
* are on acne medication or have been in the last year
* have keloid scarring
* have Vitiligo
* have uncontrolled diabetes
* have dark skin and are prone to hyperpigmentation
* are under the age of 18
How Should I Prepare For My Appointment?
* No exfoliating skin care products on the area the week before your treatment, including Retinol
* Pain tolerance is reduced just before, and during, menstruation. Keep this in mind when timing the booking of your appointment.
* If you tend to get cold sores anywhere on your face, please ensure you have a prescription antiviral on hand.
* Make sure you don't have any significant events planned for several days after your treatment. The treated area will appear quite red/dark immediately after treatment and crusting will be present for 7-10 days.
Do You Ever Refuse To Do a Treatment?
YES. We reserve the right to refuse treatment on anyone. For any reason.
EMERGENCY 24 HOUR PERMANENT MAKUP REMOVAL
Should you require removal within 24 hours of a permanent makeup procedure done elsewhere we charge an "after hours" fee IN ADDITION to our removal price. This procedure is only available if we are available and only if we determine you are a suitable candidate. If too much time has passed and the healing of your skin has begun we will NOT attempt removal until full healing has completed at least 4 weeks after your procedure.