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Eyeliner Removal

November 11, 2020 4 min read


Eyeliner embroidery was designed to allow people to wake up to a beautiful face, without the need for putting on makeup daily. Unfortunately, problems have emerged, mostly where the users received unflattering shapes. smudged lines, or migration of color over time.


What are my options? 

Fortunately, there are several options, varying in comfort levels and pricing. With the serious potential risk to your eyes and the skin surrounding your eyes, we want to explore each option carefully to determine which is the right one for you.

How can it be done? 



You could easily purchase creams online that claim to fade and lighten cosmetic tattoo/embroidery. However, most topical creams do not penetrate the skin deep enough to reach the pigment. What's worse, the chemical ingredients used in these creams are not regulated and often use some form of bleaching agents. Most of these creams act to peel away the topmost skin layer, and runs the risk of permanent scarring, burning, and inflammation of your skin. Being so close to your eye, we'd want to avoid such risks.


Non-Laser Saline Solution

Non-Laser Saline Solution is a very effective way to draw out the pigment, especially on recent cosmetic tattoos (within the last 60 to 90 days). This method works well on lighter pigment colors. It is safe for all skin types and ideal for people with darker skin, sensitive skin types or people who’ve had allergic reactions to the pigment used. 

This process requires opening the skin to allow the area saturated with pigment to bond with the sterile saline solution. The ink is being drawn up and out to the skin’s surface. The skin will ooze body fluids for several hours after the treatment that scabs over in a day or two. The scab should fall off naturally, otherwise scarring may occur. Because this process causes injury to the skin, the post treatment care is very important for proper healing. Keeping your eyes dry and avoid picking at the scab can be challenging. 

You will need several treatments to see a significant result. However, color migration of eyeliner is one of the easiest problems to resolve with noticeable results even from the first treatment. Although, in some cases, the pigments may never be completely removed.

There are fewer risks of hypo/hyper pigmentation, blistering and scarring associated with this method. 

non laser saline removal for eyeliner embroidery
non laser saline removal eyeliner embroidery

Laser Removal

Laser Removal is a safe and effective way to remove cosmetic eyeliner. If you think that getting close to the eye with a laser is dangerous, you are right. Much of the removal safety effectiveness depends on the laser’s energy, and the technician’s training and skill.

Eye protection is vital. Patient comfort is managed with a topical numbing agent on the lids. Often, it takes longer to get numb than it takes for the actual session.

Thereafter, energy generated by the laser causes the ink to shatter into smaller molecules that can easily be eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system. 

Immediately after the laser hits the tattoo, the pigment will appear frosty, ashy, or whitish. Within minutes, the color normalizes and appears a little darker than it was before the session. Over the next few weeks, this color will begin to fade, and lighten slightly. Following the removal session, the skin will be red, have mild pinpoint bleeding and be moderately swollen. This should subside within 24 to 36 hours.

Laser removal is best used on cosmetic tattoos that are older than six months. Otherwise, the ink is in a much higher concentration and the process to remove it will be longer, thereby increasing the risk of scarring. Multiple sessions are required with a minimum of 6 to 8 week to heal between sessions. 

Here's a recording of the actual procedure taking place:

Are there risks? 

Whenever someone is working close to your eyes, you want to have confidence that the practitioner is well-trained, experienced and competent to conduct the treatment. Without doubt there is a real possibility that the treatment has the potential to cause damage to the eyes or a discoloration from the pigments used. 

Adding a correcting color causes more problems than it helps. DO NOT let a technician fix it by tattooing over with flesh colored pigment. Flesh or skin-toned pigments are opaque and contain titanium oxide. When placed on top of another pigment, it looks unnatural because the skin there loses its translucency. Plus, when hit by laser light, the pigment oxidizes and returns to its natural state – dark grey or black. This situation can be managed with laser and/or non-laser treatments, although it will take several additional sessions to do so.

Should it be done? 

You should have a thorough consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for either type of removal treatment. No matter which method of eyeliner removal is best for you, be sure to do your homework. 

The number of sessions you’ll need to remove the pigment will depend on the color, type, and depth of the pigment, and on your body’s immune system’s ability to expel the pigments. Often, if the factors considered such as the color, density, and change desired, the possible risks and adverse side effects outweigh the benefits of removal, the technician should not recommend removal. No matter how much you want it!

Contact us Today.

With over 40 years of experience in eyeliner tattoo removal, Rina will be able to advice you on whether you are a suitable candidate for eyeliner tattoo removal, and which is the best method to go about. With both laser removal and non-laser saline solution, rest assured that there will be a solution to your embroidery woes. Drop us a mail at today to find out more.

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