Permanent Eyeliner Too Dark in the Corner of my Eye

I recently had permanent eyeliner done. The...

I recently had permanent eyeliner done. The technician had difficulty with the top inner corner of my left eye where the dark ink was too high. At my 2nd appt she tried to camoflauge it with a lightening colour. Now I am left with a yellow sliver near the tear duct. It is driving me nuts.

I had a consultation with a specialist today (not same place I went initially) and laser is out of the question because it will go black due to the "yellow" pigment.

The specialist wants to do a colour extraction on my eye. I will have a scab for at least a week and it is not guaranteed. I want the procedure because I don't want to have light yellow forever (sigh).

Do you know of any other recommendations or is this truly "it" for me as a remedy? Please help.

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I had permanent eyeliner done 5 days ago. I did what I was supposed to , kept it moist with A&D ointment and NO make-up. Usual swelling but bearable. 3rd day it looked pretty good, 4th day I woke up and all the upper lid is GONE! Some stayed on on the lower lid. I did everything I was supposed to. Going back for a touch up in 2 weeks. Any comments? I called the person who did and she was surprised, but had no explanation. I arleady paid her and what if it happens again?
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I have been doing permanent makeup for eight years. A woman came to me who had had her lower eyeliner misplaced below her natural eyelashes. She went to another "professional" who used a white pigment containing titanium dioxide to try to correct the problem. Now she not only had a misplaced black line, but a white line as well. It was horrible. When she came to me I treated her in two sessions. First I went in with a saline solution and no pigment in order to lift the wrong pigment and remove it. After that had healed,I went in with the proper shade and placement on her lower lid. It healed perfectly. She was so relieved and showed her great gratitude with words and a nice big tip! I was so glad to be able to help her and at the same time infuriated with the incompetence of other "professionals".
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Carol, what state are you located? I need help with my eyeliner. I have what I call wings on top liner. Can these be fixed?
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Hi Jojo. Cheryl sounds like a true professional and I agree with her. By now hopefully you have had you problem addressed. I would like to respond anyway for the future readers of this site. Permanent Makeup is difficult if not almost impossible to remove. Yes, medical laser are an option and should always be considered. If you have been advised by a laser professional that this option is not for you, there are other possible options. I strongly agree with Cheryl, cammouflaging pigments or tattooing flesh tones over undesired permanent makeup is NOT appropriate and should never be done. In my opinion this only complicates the problem. However there are "lightening" procedures that have proven to do just that. Sometimes more efectively that others and caution sould be taken around the eyes as some lightening products are not approprite for the eye area. You must know that it is a process with no guarantees, and requires time in between treatments to assess the results. Find qualified Permanent Cosmetic Professionals by searching the internet.
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Hi L I'm very sorry to hear of your unhappiness with your upper eyeliner. I wish I could see and not just read your complaints. Its very difficult to try and help with specific problems such as yours are without looking at you personally. With that in mind, my top suggestion is for you to seek out an experienced, consevative and proactive professional. It does seem to me from your description that it could be altered to your liking without much risk, but with patience on your part. You neglected to say where you are from. So if you will email me I will make a referral to a professional if I know one in your area. Please don't let anyone do any permanent makeup flesh tones. That is my next(equally important) suggestion. You may not be in as big a mess as you fear at the moment. For now, use concealer where you can and search for someone. My email is {edited} Feel free to send me a close-up photo of each of your eyes as well if you wish. Cheryl

Edited by Tom: Cheryl, users can contact you using your private message contact form show on your profile page. We don't allow email addresses in comments
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Cheryl, I sent you a private message. Thanks
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Could it happen that my eyelashes would be permanently lost, because of the laser treatment to remove my permanent eyeliner. Thank you
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Do you know if "wings" in top eyeliner can be fixed? I would like to try some sort of lightening/removal...
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I'm just posting a quick note to ensure I get the followups on this thread. Excuse me. Thanks Cheryl
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lastingmake, I am going through a nightmare situation with perm makeup. One of things I hope to correct is and bad eyelash enchancement(I have it only on the upper lid). The line gets too thick, too black, and runs too close to the tear duct. What are the alternatives to lighten or possibly remove that portion of the line (it looks like liner there, and not like an eyelash enchancement). I had it done about 3 years ago and it turned somewhat blue, then tryed to correct it a year ago, that is when it got black and heavy. The technician who did it a year ago just told me that she does not unticipate the line to fade at all within at least 3 three years, because she placed the pigment deep and she used pure black, but I don't want to lose hope that this could be corrected properly. What can be done to noticably fade it, it being so close to the eye? Besides, it looks like it casts a dark shadow on my eyelid, and in the mornings it looks swollen there. Could you recommend any specialist in my area? Thank you, L
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Hi! Oh no, don't try anything like that. Not safe. Excuse my short phrasing as I am using my phone to write, ok? A camouflage coverup is never a good choice. There is something called dry needling that could help but you must seek out an experienced professional who understands the process. It is great for softening color such as black. It may not work quite as well in one session on camouflage colors. A repeat visit in 6 to 12 weeks may be needed. Remember that it takes time for the body to complete the process and don't expect a quick fix although sometimes you get one! Best wishes! Cheryl
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lastingmake, I am going through a nightmare situation with perm makeup. One of things I hope to correct is and bad eyelash enchancement(I have it only on the upper lid). The line gets too thick, too black, and runs too close to the tear duct. What are the alternatives to lighten or possibly remove that portion of the line (it looks like liner there, and not like an eyelash enchancement). I had it done about 3 years ago and it turned somewhat blue, then tryed to correct it a year ago, that is when it got black and heavy. The technician who did it a year ago just told me that she does not unticipate the line to fade at all within at least 3 three years, because she placed the pigment deep and she used pure black, but I don't want to lose hope that this could be corrected properly. What can be done to noticably fade it, it being so close to the eye? Besides, it looks like it casts a dark shadow on my eyelid, and in the mornings it looks swollen there. Could you recommend any specialist in my area? Thank you, L
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I too have had a very similar experience. It has been about a year since my tech used the camoflauge color to correct an eyeliner faux pas. So my question is, is there a way to accelerate the fading process like with peroxide or some other substance that would at least lighten the color over time? J
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Hi Jojo, First, I am very sorry to hear about the problem you incurred with your permanent makeup. Second, I understand your urgency, but encourage you not to rush into a fix without sufficient research on the procedure being performed and the "specialist" who is performing the correction. Having said that, it is true that the color black is most easily lightened and any color is best lightened/neutralized as soon as possible after the procedure. Cammouflage pigment is more difficult to neutralize because of the titanium dioxide it contains as you learned with laser (which is sure to scar anyway). Never allow anyone to use camouflage pigment on you as a corrective measure again. In my book it is a cardinal sin to do so. I do not even believe in camouflaging scars, so I guess you could say I am an ultraconservative. You should know that pristine skin will not magically reappear, however, over time, it will appear better (sometimes MUCH better) than before. The specialist you spoke with is correct, in that there is no guarantee and subsequent corrective visits may be required. Scarring is possible. The area usually appears worse before it begins to look better. I have corrected several oopsies that have walked in to my office using various methods of correction. One thing I prefer is to wait about 3 months between procedures as the neutralizing of the color takes some time as your own body does much of the work. Waiting 3 months allows for complete healing between sessions and in my own practice is essential to preventing/minimizing scarring. I take no chances. I have turned a few people away who would have best benefited from surgical removal of pigment by a plastic surgeon. It depends upon the location of the problem, and the extent of the problem. Best wishes for complete renewal of the affected area. Cheryl
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