Does laser tattoo removal work on lip liner?

Can permanent lip liner be removed with the laser treatment?

Answers from doctors (4)


Brooklyn Laser Tattoo Removal, Inc.

Published on Apr 18, 2016

Yes, lip liner and cosmetic inks more often have metals in them, and this can cause the tattooed area to turn black when lasered. If it turns black, then it may or may not be removed with lasers for black ink.

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Answered by Brooklyn Laser Tattoo Removal, Inc.

Yes, lip liner and cosmetic inks more often have metals in them, and this can cause the tattooed area to turn black when lasered. If it turns black, then it may or may not be removed with lasers for black ink.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


To date, cosmetic tattoos (e.g., lips, eyes, and brows) have been avoided because of possible metal content. They can change color (e.g., darken, turn brown, etc.)

Answered by Clean Slate Tattoo Removal at Vein Specialties (View Profile)

To date, cosmetic tattoos (e.g., lips, eyes, and brows) have been avoided because of possible metal content. They can change color (e.g., darken, turn brown, etc.)

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Mar 17, 2016

Yes, this is easily accomplished with laser treatment.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Yes, this is easily accomplished with laser treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Jan 12, 2010

Lip liner can be removed with tattoo removal lasers. The only precaution we would like to make you aware of is that after the initial treatment or two, the ink in permanent makeup may oxidize turning it a pale shade of orange or even blue. When this happens, the color may not necessarily change or fade until the next time you go in for treatment (6-8 weeks later). In addition, if the makeup does oxidize, the easiest way to remove it is with a q-switched alexandrite laser so check to make sure the facility you go to has this laser. If they do not, you may still be able to remove the makeup, but it may take more treatments.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Lip liner can be removed with tattoo removal lasers. The only precaution we would like to make you aware of is that after the initial treatment or two, the ink in permanent makeup may oxidize turning it a pale shade of orange or even blue. When this happens, the color may not necessarily change or fade until the next time you go in for treatment (6-8 weeks later). In addition, if the makeup does oxidize, the easiest way to remove it is with a q-switched alexandrite laser so check to make sure the facility you go to has this laser. If they do not, you may still be able to remove the makeup, but it may take more treatments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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