Permanent make-up is a cosmetic technique which involves using tattoos to produce an effect similar effect to applying make-up. It adds definition and enhancement to the facial features, and can be used to produce artificial eyebrows, eye liner, lip liner and other make-up effects.

The benefit of permanent make-up for the person getting the treatment is that they don’t have to spend money on make-up or spend time applying it every day.

Many people are very happy with the permanent make-up treatment they have chosen to get done. Others, however, end up regretting the decision to get a permanent make-up treatment. Common complaints include:

• Uneven or unsymmetrical lines
• Wrong colours
• Designs that are too large or small

In other cases, the person simply changes their mind about having permanent make-up.

The good news for people unhappy with their permanent make-up is that they don’t have to live with it – there is a treatment available. Laser tattoo removal treatment can be used to remove permanent make-up and other facial tattoos, although the number of treatments required differs from person to person. The effectiveness of the laser treatment also depends on the type of permanent make-up.