Laser skin treatments like laser resurfacing, laser peels and even radiofrequency skin tightening can address a wide range of skin problems, including acne scars, dark spots, uneven skin tone and wrinkles. However, some types of laser treatments could affect permanent makeup on your face in some instances.
Read on to learn more about how laser treatments work and what you need to know if you have permanent makeup tattoos and are considering skin rejuvenation options.
How Laser Treatments Work
There are various types of lasers that work slightly differently to achieve a specific desired result. Generally speaking, laser skin treatments work by heating the underlying layers of skin without damaging surrounding tissues. This process stimulates your skin’s natural renewal process, resulting in a smoother, more radiant and more even skin tone and texture.
Will Laser Skin Treatments Affect Permanent Makeup?
Make sure your provider is aware of any tattoos or permanent makeup that you do not want to be affected during treatment.
Unfortunately, some laser skin treatments can also fade, darken or remove permanent makeup tattoos. If the area where your makeup is located can be avoided entirely during the laser treatment, you may be able to reap the benefits of laser treatments without affecting your makeup.
If you are concerned about how a laser skin treatment might affect your permanent makeup, discuss your options with your provider prior to treatment.
Alternatives to Laser Skin Treatments
If laser skin treatments might not be right for you, know that there are a number of alternatives that could be more suitable if you have permanent makeup. Microneedling, injectables and professional-grade skincare can all be excellent options.
For more information, please contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 612-213-1111.