Skin Aesthetics

Lip Pigmentation Treatment

Lip Pigmentation is a common concern for many. Our lip pigmentation treatment comprises of multiple approaches that help to break down lip pigmentation and achieve a brighter complexion.

Treatment Overview

Treatment Time

15 minutes


Long term




1 hour

What is lip pigmentation treatment?

Lip pigmentation is a challenge for many people. No one wants discoloured, pigmented lips due to ageing, smoking, dehydration or sun exposure. Also, pigmentation on lips affect the colour of makeup.

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We offer several lip pigmentation treatments for such as laser lip-lightening and semi-permanent make up as effective solutions.

Laser lip lightening treatment is non-invasive, painless and effective. It breaks down pigment in the lips and improves the appearance of discolouration by fading out the pigment in the skin.

Semi permanent make up utilises different specialised inks and pigments that are applied into the skin to neutralise and mask out the pigmentation without breaking down the actual pigment.

Our preferred approach is to start by actually breaking down the pigment via laser before we consider masking it with semi permanent makeup. However, the choice of treatment and approach will be affected by factors such as: skin type, commitment, budgets and certainty of the outcome etc.

So, if you want to achieve lips’ natural shine, we are the right clinic to help. Book your consultation with the best lip pigmentation treatment specialists in London. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


How do you prepare for your lip pigmentation treatment? We suggest following specific practices for a successful procedure. But first, schedule a consultation with our specialists to discuss your goals and needs before treatment.

We suggest you refrain from using tanning beds, and limit sun exposure 30 days before your session. Also, any laser hair removal in the lip area, or chemical peels on the face should be avoided 7 days before your treatment. Finally, on the day of your appointment, avoid wearing makeup.


We suggest maximum sun protection for 30 days after your treatment. We also recommend applying a lip balm containing spf30+ reapplied throughout the day.

You may notice slight erythema and swelling to the lip area, however this will subside after a couple of hours. 

Our aestheticians will advise all necessary after-care to follow after the treatment to maximise your results, and avoid any complications.

What procedures can be used for lip pigmentation treatment?

Laser Lip Bleaching

Laser is scientifically proven to break down the pigment in the skin. Similar to how laser removes tattoos ink and treats hyperpigmentation, it is used to break down the pigment in the lips.

Lip Hydrating Injection 

Lips appear darker due to ageing & dehydration. Lip hydration injections are similar to skin booster injections that contain ingredients such as peptides, vitamin c, and hyaluronic acid. These injections boost the hydration in the lips and improve the appearance of pigmentation and lines.

Glutathione IM Booster 

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that detoxifies the body, gently and gradually brightening the overall complexion, resulting in an even skin tone, which includes the lips.

Semi Permanent Make-Up

Using a unique tattooing method, our professionals are able to transform discolouration in the lip area, allowing you to achieve your desired shade. Lip neutralisation helps to conceal hyperpigmentation, resulting in a more even colour.

What to expect during the course of treatment?

Why is it important to complete the course until the end?

The patchiness could sometimes happen as we cannot predict how the pigmentation will break down, it is usually with people whose pigmentation is very superficial. This is a good sign that shows that pigmentation can break down faster. During the course of treatments, this may be expected, on a rare occasion. However, there is nothing to worry about, as we have to continue doing the laser until the whole tone is evened out.

laser lip pigmentation treatment

Most of the cases would be similar to the examples below with even gradual fading and even tone.

As everyone’s skin is individual, there are some cases where the difference will be minimal or not at all. For better understanding, we offer a personalised consultation where we can assess skin pigmentation.

How does laser lip bleaching work?

Our lip bleaching laser treatment works by lightening the entire lip area.

The 1064 NdYag laser penetrates into the layer of the skin where the melanocytes are produced, it breaks them down into smaller fragments, which makes it easier for the body to pass out through the lymphatic system.

Our aestheticians use a multi-pass technique over multiple sessions to ensure all the melanocytes creating the pigment are targeted.

So, if pigmentation of the lip area is something you would like to conquer, contact us today to achieve your desired results.

What does laser lip bleaching do?

Our laser lip pigmentation treatment targets stubborn melanocytes cause the lips to appear darker. It rejuvenates the lip area to reveal brighter, more even toned lips, and restores your confidence.

The procedure enhances collagen production, improving your lips’ texture and overall outlook. As a result, the lip area appears lighter

So, you can resume your daily activities immediately. So, if you are looking for the perfect lip lightning experience, we are the ideal clinic for your needs. Contact our team today for further discussion on your lip pigmentation treatment.


  • Removes lip discolouration and darkening
  • Evens your lip tone
  • Rejuvenates your lips for healthier-looking lips
  • It lightens hyperpigmentation

Is lip pigmentation treatment permanent?

Once results have been achieved, they are long lasting specially with regular maintenance and aftercare. Therefore, we recommend booking a consultation session with our specialists to discover the suitable treatments needed for long-lasting results.

Is laser lip lightening the same as lip neutralisation?

Laser lip lightening is used to break down the pigment in the lip area, after which the body naturally expels it via the lymphatic system. Whereas lip neutralisation is used to mask the pigmentation in the lips. Both are effective lip pigmentation treatments, but work in different ways.

Are there any side effects to laser lip bleaching?

Our laser lip lightening treatment causes no significant side effects. Although you may experience mild redness in the treatment area after your treatment, it fades in a few hours. However, we suggest following the post-treatment instructions suggested by our specialists to avoid any complications that may happen after.

Are lip lightening creams as effective as lip pigmentation treatment?

Lip lightening creams and serums contain ingredients that can help target pigmentation. However, they will not work as in-depth as a lip pigmentation done in clinic by a professional. We recommend pairing the two for optimal results. Here at Continental Skin Clinic, we offer creams and serums that can be used at home after treatment in the clinic.

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Yes, this treatment is safe to use with dermal fillers, lip boosting injections and other lip treatments. It is best to have Lip Pigmentation Treatment at least 2 weeks after or before any injectable treatments on the lips.

For patients who have had a lip tattoo i.e. Semi-Permanent Make Up or “naturalisation”, a consultation is essential, and a different treatment plan/protocol will be discussed on a case to case basis.

The treatment is very safe, you will feel a tingling and warm sensation which will subside immediately after the treatment. There is no need for a topical anaesthetic to be applied to the lips.

On an average, 10 treatments are needed, 2-3 weeks apart, but this can vary on individual cases. Final results are visible 3 months after the last session.

Results from laser lip bleaching are permanent, however it will not stop more hyperpigmentation from occurring on the lips. Lifestyle habits and hormonal changes can impact pigmentations on the lips. Protecting your lips from sun exposure and a good skin care routine will maintain results and prevent from future pigmentations.

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