i have permanent eyeliner and the color bled into the corners of my eyes. will this procedure take the color out, or help fade the coloring?
Will CO2 Laser Resurfacing Remove Tattoos?
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CO2 laser resurfacing remove eyeliner tattoos
Simple accurate answer is NO! I recommend other less ablative type lasers. That are specifically for tattoo lightening ( noticed I did not say removal), like the Ruby Q switched laser.
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Tattoo removal by carbon dioxide laser
CO2 laser and tattoos
Any type of resurfacing (laser, dermabrasion, or chemical peel), has the potential to fade the color of a tattoo. The tattoo pigment is deposited at the dermal layer of the skin. Therefore any deep resurfacing that goes up to the dermal layer will have an impact at fading a tattoo up to some degree.
The most effective tattoo removal lasers are the Q-switched lasers because they will break apart the pigment into smaller particles and these can be removed more effectively by the body.
I do not know the reason for your question, but I guess that if you are afraid that your tattoo will get fades after resurfacing the answer is yes. IF the question is if resurfacing is an effective way of removing a tattoo, then the answer is no and you should look for a tattoo removal laser (Q-switched).
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There are many types of lasers available for removing permanent eyeliner. The most effective are the Q-switched ND:YAG, Q switched alexandrite or the q switched ruby laser. I prefer the Q switched yag for the eyeliner since it is more skin complexion friendly. The co2 laser is more ablative and may work to some degree but the healing time is longer and it may not remove all of the ink. I hope this information helps.
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