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Unlike traditional makeup removal methods, such as chemical peels or dermabrasion, laser permanent makeup removal is non-invasive and requires no downtime.

During the procedure, the laser emits high-intensity light energy that targets the pigment in the skin. The pigment absorbs light energy, which causes it to break down into smaller particles. The body's immune system then eliminates these particles. You can return to your daily routine immediately after the procedure without discomfort or lengthy recovery.

Laser permanent makeup removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted permanent makeup. It is important to note that the number of sessions required to remove the makeup entirely will vary depending on the tattoo's color, depth, and age. Darker colors and deeper tattoos may require more sessions to remove thoroughly.


Some general benefits of laser permanent makeup removal include:

  • Non-invasive procedure
  • Minimal downtime
  • Safe and effective
  • It can be used to remove tattoos on any part of the body
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Permanent makeup removal is fast, safe, and easy with the FDA-cleared PicoWay laser system. Using a photoacoustic effect—where pulsed picosecond laser energy (one-trillionth of a second) is transformed into sound rather than heat within the skin—the PicoWay painlessly shatters the tattoo ink into fragments that are then easily flushed out of the body. The system reaches beneath the skin's surface to target those layers of skin where the tattoo ink is embedded and shatters it. PicoWay additionally stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastin, which further assist in diminishing the appearance of the permanent makeup.

As with all laser tattoo removal options, the PicoWay may require multiple quick treatments (15 to 20 minutes each) to reach optimal results. It is an excellent patient choice because it requires little to no downtime after treatments and does not risk causing potential damage to the skin's surface layers through overheating.


With laser permanent makeup removal, you can expect to reduce the appearance of your unwanted makeup significantly. However, it's important to note that complete removal may only be possible in some cases. The number of sessions needed will depend on the size and color of the tattoo and the type of ink used.

During the procedure, the laser will break up the pigment particles, which will then be absorbed by your body and eliminated through your lymphatic system. The treated area may appear red and swollen for a few days after each session, but this is a normal part of the healing process.

After getting laser permanent make-up removal, properly caring for the treated area is essential to ensure the best possible outcome. Here are some aftercare tips:

  • Avoid Sun Exposure: It is crucial to avoid sun exposure for at least a week after the treatment. Sun exposure can cause further damage to the skin and slow the healing process. If you must be in the sun, wear a hat and use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
  • Keep the Treated Area Clean: Clean the treated area with mild soap and water twice daily. Avoid using harsh cleansers or scrubs, as they can irritate the skin. Pat the area dry with a clean towel, and avoid rubbing or scratching the area.
  • Avoid Picking or Scratching: Avoid picking or scratching the treated area, as this can cause scarring and slow down the healing process. If you experience itching, apply a cold compress or ask your doctor for a recommended antihistamine.
  • Avoid Makeup: Avoid wearing makeup on the treated area for at least 24 hours after the treatment. Makeup can clog pores and irritate the skin, slowing the healing process.


If you're considering laser permanent makeup removal, having realistic expectations and understanding the procedure thoroughly is essential. Laser removal can effectively remove unwanted permanent makeup, but it's not a quick fix and may require multiple sessions.

Several factors, such as ink density, skin type, and color, must be considered when attempting permanent makeup removal. Sadly, most practices do not have adequately trained and certified staff who understand the intricacies of this process. We have the most laser tattoo removal devices that can treat any skin type and ink color.

At Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics, our primary goal with tattoo removal is to ensure that it is performed safely and with zero scarring. Our physician assistant Neil Harry is the only Certified Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist in practice in Howard County. He is also our Laser Safety Officer and has completed his training in Denver, Colorado, at the A Laser Academy with Victor Beyer – who many consider the Godfather of laser tattoo removal. We have the most powerful Picosecond laser, the most experience, and the most procedures performed in the county.

Contact us today, the only practice in Howard County, Maryland, specializing in and performing laser permanent makeup removal treatments.

Physician Assistant

Neil Harry


Neil has worked alongside Dr. Matsunaga since 2012 and is skilled in pain-less laser tattoo removal. He also has an extensive background in Critical Care Medicine, General, Plastic and Orthopedic Surgery.

Neil was trained and Certified as a Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist by the Godfather of Laser Tattoo removal – Mr. Victor Beyer from A Laser Academy in Denver, Colorado. Neil is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and is our Laser Safety Officer. He is also honored to be a provider within the Soul Survivor Ink network that helps survivors of human trafficking to remove tattoos of a painful past.

Neil Harry, PA-C
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