Lasers are very sensitive to titanium dioxides which can have a reverse effect on permanent makeup.
First and foremost, a lot of lip colors and brow colors contain titanium dioxide.
Titanium Dioxide is often used to lighten a color. ( Eg red to pink) (or dark brown to light brown)
White titanium dioxide is added to pigments to lighten almost any color .
However, when a laser hits titanium dioxide it can have a reverse effect by oxidizing the color therefore darkening it, which is not what we want to happen if we are there to remove it.
A lot of times the tattoo artists even with regular tattoos will ad this to light greens and light blues, thus making the tattoo more difficult to remove with laser tattoo removal.
So for, with Laser Tattoo Removal we recommend using it on strictly iron oxide pigments.
At Lasting Looks Clinic in Etobicoke Toronto we often recommend doing a patch test just to be sure.
Stay tuned for other ways on removing permanent makeup!