Removal of pigmentation
Laser, soft removers and hard removers can be used to remove tattoos, microbladings and permanent pigmentations. The removal of pigmentations in our Blue Lagoon salons is a hard remover that is applied to the skin using a pigmentation machine. The advantages of SC Color X remover are its efficiency for all different pigments, good tolerability of the procedure, fast results and low price.
The advantages of SC Color X remover, especially over the laser, are it’s much lower price, safety and the ability to remove shades of red, white and pastel that the laser cannot remove. The laser causes a micro-scar inside the skin, while the pigmentation machine used in out method, microneedles the skin, renewing and softening any scars that may have already formed.
SC Color X treatment
SC Color X treatment is a patented procedure for removing permanently pigmented and microblading brows, with which we are able to remove different pigmentations. The method is faster and more cost-effective than laser removal, and the SC Color X method has significantly fewer treatments compared to laser removal. In addition, the method is more gentle and painless. Color pigments can be completely removed from the tissue without the method allowing harmful components of the pigments to enter the body’s lymphatic system.
What happens in the removal of pigmentation?
When removing permanent pigments and microblading brows, we apply SC Color X remover to the skin using a pigmentation machine. SC Color X treatment is based on the physiological lactic acid produced by our body, which evaporates into our metabolism without harmful residues. In general, removal treatment is more painless than permanent pigmentation or microblading treatment itself. In the SC Color X procedure, small superficial wounds that form on the skin usually heal without scarring. Each treated area has a maximum size of about 0.5cm x 0.8cm. In the procedure, the surface layer (epidermis) is removed to a depth of less than 1 mm.
It is important to understand that the removal of any tattoo or pigmentation is a process that is affected by the pigment used as well as the depth to which the pigment has been applied to the skin. As with a laser, multiple treatments may be required. It is not always appropriate to try to remove all the pigment, but simply fading is enough to make new brows, for example.
How many treatments are needed for the pigmentation to be removed?
Removal of permanent pigments, microblading and tattoos is always a process that is affected by the pigment used as well as the depth to which the pigment has been applied to the skin. As with a laser, this removal method may require multiple treatments. It is not always appropriate to try to remove all the pigment, but sometimes just fading is enough.
Please note that if the pigments have not been done correctly or if you have had an allergic reaction or surprising symptoms from the pigmentation, scar tissue may have formed on your skin and your eyebrows may not fully return to what it was before the pigmentation. Sometimes you just want to lighten the pigments, which is often enough for one treatment.
The duration of healing varies from person to person, as it is affected by skin type, skin condition and the immune system. Usually healing occurs within 6-12 weeks. Redness in the treated area can last much longer in those whose wounds heal worse than normal. Commiting to aftercare guidelines will significantly improve healing. We recommend treating the treated areas with scar cream after the crust of dead skin cells has come off. Sequential treatments taken too quickly increase the risk of scar tissue, so it is absolutely important to allow the skin to recover after the procedure.
Basically, all brows can be taken care of. However, the likelihood of scarring increases if pigmentation or microblading treatment is done deep in the skin. In this case, it is better to make a more superficial treatment, in which case some of the pigment may remain in deeper layers of the skin, which will be shown as a light shadow through the skin.
Correction of permanent eyebrow pigmentation or microblading
Eyebrow pigmentation correction is sometimes best achieved when the old pigments are first faded with the removal treatment and then new pigmentations or microbladings are done. Please note that the repair plan is always done individually, and for example, really scarred or heavily treated eyebrows may no longer be repaired with re-pigmentation or microblading. For example, delicate and pale microblading brows can often be corrected with new microblading, or by first making the pigmentation removal (1-2 treatments) and then renewing the microblading. However, if old pigmentations or microbladings are really dark, wide, or deep in the skin, it is often impossible to make them beautiful with just a new microblading.
Note! Repair of old pigments and microbladings always requires first consultation with the professional. We recommend booking a consultation time for our professional who does permanent pigmentation, microblading and pigmentation removal. (Galina V. / Iso Omena)
Does microblading / permanent pigmentation removal hurt?
How the removal of pigments feels depends a lot on the client, the client’s skin, the area to be treated, the old pigments and any scar tissue, and the removal method used in particular. In particular, the laser is often painful or even really painful. SC Color X often feels somewhat uncomfortable, but is more painless than the microblading or permanent pigmentation treatment itself.
Products used to remove pigmentation
To remove pigmentations (tattoos, permanent pigmentation and microblading), we use the SC Color X method.
Contraindications to the removal of pigmentation
- Skin cancer
- Heart disease
- Cardiac pacemaker
- High blood pressure
- Low blood pressure
- Hepatitis B or C
In the treated area:
Home care instructions after pigment removal
1. Keep the treated area dry
After removing the pigmentation, it is important to keep the treated area dry. If moisture enters white blood cells, or the treated area is in contact with water, use a clean cotton stick to remove moisture.
2. Allow the crust of dead skin cells to form and remove by itself
The dry “crust” forms on the treated area within a few days. Do not tear, scrape, rub or remove the dry skin prematurely. The crust gradually detaches from itself within 7-14 days of the procedure.
3. Protect the treated area from moisture
Protect the treated area well from moisture by using a water-repellent bandage or patch on the treated area when showering. Use the patch only temporarily. The treated area should not be under the patch for long periods of time. Do not use soap in the treated area! During the healing process, swimming, sauna, steam and watering the treated area should be avoided. Short-term 1-2 minute water contact (no direct showering / watering) does not yet compromise the treatment result. Dry the moisture with a clean cotton swab.
The treated area may ich, which is normal. Severe itching can be relieved with a product available from a pharmacy. However, do not scratch the treated area, as scratching the treated area during the healing process can predispose the area to scarring.
5. Loose of the crust
After the dry crust has cleared within 7-14 days of the procedure, the treated area will appear reddish for some time. Apply a soothing treatment cream to the treated area immediately after the crust has been removed. Always use the care cream, even after washing. The skin color gradually returns to normal within 2-3 months after the procedure.
6. Treatment of possible bacterial infection
If you suspect a possible bacterial infection, contact our salon. For the treatment of a bacterial infection, use an over-the-counter 2% hydrogen peroxide solution from your pharmacist and Basibact ointment or Basibact powder on the skin. If symptoms persist, call a doctor.
7. Treatment Area Review & Reprocessing
The treated area can be checked when the skin has completely healed from the previous procedure, ie 2-3 months after treatment. If the color to be removed has not bleached sufficiently or completely removed, the removal of pigmentation can be repeated after 2-3 months when the treated area has completely healed.