Tattoo and permanent make-up removal

The Confido Aesthetic Medicine Clinic offers the most comfortable removal of tattoos, permanent makeup and foreign pigments without damage or scarring of the skin. Our doctors perform procedures using high-quality state-of-art laser equipment with cryocooling.

Laser removal of permanent eyelid makeup

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Removal of permanent makeup from eyelids with a laser is an effective and safe laser procedure. To ensure maximum patient safety, we use special protective medical equipment, special glasses or sterile scleral lenses that protect the eyes from laser exposure. Laser removal of permanent eyelid makeup at the Confido Aesthetic Medicine Department is performed only by specialists with higher medical education. This method of removing permanent makeup from the eyelid area is safe and eliminates the likelihood of getting scars and burns; it has been used for more than 10 years.

How does it work?

The laser beam interacts only with the pigment, without damaging the delicate skin of the eyelids or the hair follicles of the eyelid margin. The destroyed pigment is then removed from the body with the lymph system in a natural way. The laser reacts on and destroys the colouring pigment in the area of the eyelids where the permanent makeup has been applied. During the procedure, the eye is reliably protected by special lenses.


Permanent makeup removal from the eyelid area is indicated for those whose permanent makeup was poorly performed. Possible indications also include age-related changes, a change in makeup preferences, paint fading. A laser treatment is needed if you are not satisfied with the shape and colour of permanent makeup.

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Painful menstruation on the day of the procedure
  • Recent tan acquired less than 2 weeks before the session
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Predisposition to keloid scar formation
  • Acute infectious diseases
  • Cancerous diseases
  • Epilepsy

Almost all of these contraindications are relative, and the final decision on the procedure is made by the doctor or nurse at the Confido Aesthetic Medicine Department during the individual physical examination and consultation prior to the procedure.

About the procedure

The Confido Aesthetic Medicine Department uses powerful and safe laser equipment to remove permanent makeup from the eyelid area. The procedure lasts from 1-2 minutes, depending on the complexity of the removal. Before the procedure, the doctor will install scleral protective lenses or special safety glasses. The laser beam does not penetrate the eye but only affects the coloured pigment without injuring the skin of the eyelids. Laser removal of permanent eyelid makeup is the only way to remove the dye completely, regardless of the application date. The recovery process (slight reddening and swelling) takes from several hours to a few days.

Step-by-step description of the procedure

All makeup is removed from the face before the procedure. The skin of the eyelids is very thin and sensitive, therefore, when removing permanent makeup, air anaesthesia is used in this area. When you remove makeup from the edge of the eyelids, a special protective device is applied to the eyeball, which will completely cover it, but the edges of the eyelids will remain accessible. The laser beam destroys the pigment, which is felt by the patient as a tingling sensation. Following the procedure, medical antiseptic can be applied on the eyelid skin, and if necessary, additional cooling is performed with later application of the regeneration medicine.


As a result of the laser procedure, a decrease in the brightness and the ‘width’ of the permanent makeup on the eyelids will be seen. The effect will be noticeable 2 to 3 days after the procedure as soon as the swelling diminishes and will continue to become more prominent over 1 month. After 8 weeks, the repeat procedure can be performed.

What do you need to know before the procedure?

Prior to the procedure, a specialist consultation is done at the Confido Aesthetic Medicine Department, during which the condition of the skin and pigment will be assessed. Don’t forget to inform the doctor of your allergies. Do not tan or use the solarium 2 weeks before the procedure. Do not apply creams or gels to your eyelids on the day of your procedure.

What will happen after the procedure?

The skin of the eyelids becomes thin and sensitive, swelling might develop. After the procedure, the eyelashes are not injured and continue to grow as usual. It is possible that during the procedure, the hairs may lose some of the pigment and become lighter. In the process of replacing old hairs with new ones, the eyelashes will acquire their usual shade.

This procedure minimally traumatises the skin, so you can immediately return to your usual life. However, after the procedure, you cannot sunbathe (in the sun or in a solarium), you should not use cosmetics in the eye area and it is also recommended not to visit bath houses and swimming pools for several days.

Frequently asked questions

Will my eyelashes fall out?

No, the laser beam does not reach the layer where the hair follicles are located, so the procedure is absolutely safe for eyelashes.

How many procedures do I need to completely remove permanent makeup from the eyelid area?

Usually 4 to 7 treatments are required to remove pigment. A more accurate prognosis will be given to you by a specialist at the Confido Aesthetic Medicine Department during an individual consultation after the examination.

Is there risk of eyesight damage?

The eyeball is protected by a special device that makes the procedure completely safe for sight.

How much does it hurt?

The eyelid area is very sensitive, but at the Confido Aesthetic Medicine Department, we apply special air cooling to minimise discomfort.

What is the length of the procedure at Confido Aesthetic Medicine Department?

The procedure usually lasts 1-2 minutes.

What are the advantages of removing permanent eyelid makeup at Confido?

We are the official medical expert centre of laser medicine in the Baltic States, and the procedures are carried out by certified healthcare professionals only, using expensive and modern world-class equipment. Therefore, we can provide the greatest and safest results with minimal discomfort for the patient. Unfortunately, we often consult patients with scarring and other complications from the removal of permanent eyelid makeup at other, so-called ‘beauty clinics’.

We provide this service

Confido Medical Centre
Veerenni 51, Tallinn
Viru Aesthetics Clinic
4th floor, Viru Square 4, Tallinn


Duration up to
Consultation before removing permanent makeup
25 €
15 min
Permanent eyelid makeup removal (procedure)
175 €