Laser Tattoo Eyeliner Removal
Permanent Makeup, also known as micropigmentation, can be removed using laser and non laser techniques. We’re Permanent Makeup Removal experts covering the areas of eyebrows, eyeliner and lips. Custom Beaute is one of the four places in the United States that offers this Service. We perform thousands of removals every year.
A common misconception is that tattoo eyeliner removal is not possible, but it is when laser techniques that follow exceptional training and proper precautions and protocols.
Trained by world renowned expert and friend, Lorena Oberg, we are one of very few in the United States able to perform this procedure.
Depending on the age of the eye liner and the concentration of ink will determine our chosen method for removal that will help us achieve the best result. Often we will use a combination of laser and non-laser techniques if there are multiple colors present.
Migration of eyeliner can also be treated very effectively. In fact, migration is one of the easiest problems to resolve with noticeable results even from the first treatment.
A consultation is required prior tattoo eyeliner removal to ensure you are a good candidate.
I never heard of this being done. Are you the only one doing this procedure?
We are not the only one but there are very few people that have truly mastered this art form. Even fewer that wish to attempt it. It required a huge amount of skill and a laser that is safe enough to use on that area of the eye.
Is that because it’s dangerous?
The irony is that when performed by an experienced practitioner, it is far from dangerous. In fact, it has become one of my favourite procedures. The results are often so dramatic and life changing even from the first treatment that it is wonderful to be able to deliver this service. It requires the correct eye protection, which means that we will need to insert titanium plates inside of the eye in order to protect the cornea.
How do I know how to choose a practitioner?
We get daily phone calls from people telling us that they have a laser and wish to know where to purchase the cornea protectors! No doubt these people then go one to do the procedure without training. We do laser tattoo removal training and will ONLY teach students after they have been using their laser for at least a year. Remember these lasers are made with this in mind. Make sure you see training certificates and ask if they’re insured to carry out the procedure. Ask for their insurance details and then call the company to make sure THEY ARE insured. Ask how many times they have performed the procedure! Do they do one a month or one a day? Ask a lot of questions. Make sure you feel comfortable with the person.
I have been told that migration can not be fixed, is that true?
No, this is one of the biggest misconceptions of the industry. I have seen migration shift nearly instantly. Migration can happen to anyone, even a very experienced permanent makeup artist and when it does it’s devastating for both the client and the technician. If you’re reading this, let me put your mind at ease, I can remove it provided the colour used is black. Please don’t try to cover it up with camouflage colours, it will make matters much worse. Covering migration with more ink, of any colour, just makes my job far more difficult.
I heard that it hurts, is this true?
Yes, it hurts. Laser eyeliner tattoo removal an uncomfortable procedure although most people tell it wasn’t as bad as they expected. It is very quick. Most of all, the results are worth it!
What is the recovery like?
The main thing is that you can expect swelling for a few days. The area should be fully healed within a week. You may have bruising but the healing is very quick and if you consider the benefits, most people think it’s well worth it.
How many treatments will I need?
Every case is different and it depends on how much ink we need to remove. It varies from person to person but we would say minimum of three and maximum of ten. You will be able to see visible results even from the first one.
Using lasers in the eye area requires protection to the cornea and the only way to achieve this is by using Ocular Shields. These are placed inside the eye to protect your eyesight.
Ocular shields are surprisingly comfortable once inserted and we use topical anesthetics to ease the discomfort of the laser procedure.
Swelling and bruising are common side effects to this procedure, however proper icing and care by the client can dramatically reduce any downtime. You can expect to have a week of bruising if it does occur and can be covered using concealer in a couple of days.
The fact is that tattooed eyeliner and migration CAN be corrected. It is a highly skilled and uncomfortable procedure that can take several procedures for complete results depending on the saturation levels of the ink.