Eyeliner has been used since ancient times to enhance and define the shape of one’s eyes. Eyeliner instantly draws attention to the eye, makes eyelashes look lush, and can even give the illusion of a change in the eye’s shape. Yet the art of applying eyeliner can be a tedious chore, especially when done daily. Dr. Enzer offers his patients a solution — eyeliner micropigmentation.
Micropigmentation is the art of applying makeup as a medical-grade tattoo. Dr. Enzer specializes in eyeliner micropigmentation. Eyeliner micropigmentation is especially useful for the woman on-the-go, the sports enthusiast, those with physical limitations, or those who have allergies to conventional makeup. The pigment lasts about three years before a touch-up is needed.
Although many med-spas and salons offer these services, Dr. Enzer is one of the only physicians in New England to offer eyeliner micropigmentation. When you choose a physician for your treatment, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are getting the best in safety, comfort, medical sterility, eye protection, and experience.
Common Patient Questions
What can I expect during the eyeliner micropigmentation procedure?Open or Close
To prepare for the procedure, shields will be placed over both eyes for protection, and a local anesthetic will be placed in the upper and lower eyelids. The eyeliner pigment will then be applied with a tiny needle. Although you should feel comfortable after the anesthetic, you may feel vibrations during the treatment. After the treatment, your vision will be blurred and you will need someone to drive you home.
For a needle fear, can the procedure be done under sedation/anesthesia?Open or Close
Yes. However there will be considerable extra costs for the facility. Most patients have this procedure performed in Dr. Enzer’s office, and we can offer you a mild oral sedative beforehand to make you feel comfortable.
How long does it take to heal?Open or Close
Most patients find that any swelling or bruising has subsided within two or three days. We also recommend applying an antibiotic ointment for a few days after the procedure, and this ointment may blur your vision.
Is there anything I can do to prevent my eyeliner from fading?Open or Close
With proper care, eyeliner micropigmentation can last about three years before a touch-up is needed. Just like a tattoo on the body, eyeliner micropigmentation will last the longest and look its best when protected from the sun. Keep your face shielded from ultraviolet rays all year round by wearing sunglasses or a wide-brim hat.
What are my color options for micropigmentation?Open or Close
There are over a dozen color options for eyeliner micropigmentation. Our staff will help you choose a color that complements your skin tone and your desired outcome.
Who is a candidate for eyeliner micropigmentation?Open or Close
Most anyone is a candidate for eyeliner micropigmentation. The convenience of micropigmentation may be especially beneficial for women who apply eye drops during the day for dry eyes, glaucoma, or other conditions. Women with active lifestyles or who dislike the daily routine of applying makeup are excellent candidates for this procedure as well. Eyeliner micropigmentation is also ideal for those with:
- Alopecia (absence of hair)
- Physical limitations such as poor vision or arthritic / unsteady hands
- Allergies to conventional makeup
- Hay fever or watery eyes
Are there risks?Open or Close
Every medical procedure has risks. Our main concern with eyeliner micropigmentation is to achieve a symmetric result between both eyes. Other risks include spreading of the pigment, over- or under-correction, or problems with MRI afterward. There are also very rare but serious risks such as infection, eye injury, or an allergic reaction. It is important to keep these risks in mind and balance them against the possible benefits while making your decision about the procedure.