20 November 2021

Can badly executed semi-permanent make-up be corrected or removed?

In the world of dermopigmentation there are unfortunately inadequately trained operators and unskilled “professionals”, who carry out their work imprecisely, causing considerable damage to the people who turn to them.
More and more often, we therefore find ourselves wondering: can badly executed semi-permanent make-up be corrected?

How to correct a dermopigmentation treatment

Dermopigmentation treatment is also called semi-permanent make-up, since today special pigments are used which are reabsorbed over a certain time frame.
Depending on skin type and other variables, this period can last up to 12 or 18 months, so if the work has been poorly carried out, the problem of living with an inadequate shape or color remains for a year or more. Furthermore, it is also possible that the treatment dates back to an earlier period in which non-absorbable tattoo colors were used that often change color over time, creating unwanted effects.
How do you deal with these cases? First of all, an expert operator must evaluate whether and how to intervene, possibly also in synergy with other professionals and trained doctors.

Having made this first assessment, there are usually two types of intervention:

  • When the color has changed over time and has created unsightly halos (which can range from blue to bright red), we use a technique called camouflage which consists of layering pigments in a suitable color to neutralize the tone.
  • If, on the other hand, shape is the issue, the correction work can be more complex. When actual pigment removal is required, medical laser surgery is needed; alternatively, some colors can be lightened by making them paler or more transparent.

It is useful to underline that, although both types of intervention are effective, correction should not be considered a simple and immediate solution. In fact, these are procedures that require a lot of time to achieve the optimal result, as well as a potentially high financial investment. The best option is always to deal with a trained professional from the outset, who can create good semi-permanent make-up without the need for correction.

Rita Molinaro’s dermopigmentation and camouflage correction course

For professionals who want to train in this field, Rita Molinaro is offering a course completely focused on correction and camouflage.
The course examines how to carry out preliminary analysis, how to choose the most appropriate correction system for the client, and how to carry out the intervention: a complete pathway designed to find again the pleasure of looking your image in the mirror using the dermopigmentation treatment best suited to your face.

You can find out the complete program and upcoming dates at this link:
Correction and camouflage course