What is Lip Blushing?
Lip Blushing is a semi-permanent makeup treatment that involves the insertion of ink into the skin of your lips to give it a flush of color. The outcome of this treatment is a subtle, sheer, tinted lip balm look that enhances your natural lips. This technique does not include a harsh lip line or a solid opaque looking lip – you would need to look at a full Lip Tattoo for that. Lip Blushing is a great treatment to give your lips a more youthful appearance.
Does it hurt?
Our goal is to make this treatment as pain free as possible. We do this by applying topical numbing cream at the beginning of the treatment followed by internal numbing cream throughout the treatment. Most clients describe the pain as a mild discomfort at most, however, each individual can experience pain differently.
How long does it last?
Lip Blushing lasts approximately 2 to 3 years. A touch-up is needed once every 12 to 18 months.
How long does the procedure take?
Lip Blushing Treatment typically takes 1.5 to 3 hours. A touch-up is often required which will take place in six to eight weeks from the initial treatment. This session takes approximately 1 to 2 hours.
How long is the recovery?
Every client varies, but on average you can expect 3 to 5 days. The first day or two you may experience some swelling. Days 3 to 5 you will experience dry flakey lips. Once the lips have stopped flaking, it will appear as though NO PIGMENT has been retained. This is normal. Please allow a full 6 – 8 weeks for the colour to gradually bloom into place. The first few days your lip colour will look bold and solid in appearance. This will fade 30% to 50%.
Am I a good candidate for Lip Blushing?
The lighter the lips the more ideal a candidate you are for the Lip Blushing Treatment. Clients with darker skin tones are not ideal for this treatment due to the high risk of hyperpigmentation.
If you are prone to keloid scarring, you should refrain from any permanent cosmetic treatment.
If you have a history of cold sores PLEASE get an antiviral prescription from you doctor (such as Valtrex) to start taking before your appointment to prevent an outbreak after the treatment. **It is required that you consult with your Physician prior to taking, altering or stopping any form of medication and/or supplements, or changing your dosing cycles, etc.**
If you are pregnant or breast feeding, you must wait and refrain from getting this treatment
If you are diabetic or have any autoimmune disorders, you must provide a doctor’s note stating that you have been approved/cleared for this treatment.
Are you now, or have you ever been on Accutane? You must wait 1 year after your last treatment before you can pursue any permanent makeup procedure.
If you routinely use Retin-A/Retinol/Vitamin A, Glycolic – these need to be stopped at least 2 weeks before the appointment. **It is required that you consult with your Physician prior to taking, altering or stopping any form of medication and/or supplements, or changing your dosing cycles, etc.**
Do not drink alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior to your treatment.
Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin-E, 72 hours prior to your appointment. (If any of these were prescribed, please do not stop taking them without consulting your physician).
Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to the procedure
No Botox, collagen or fat injections 2 weeks before/after your appointment.
No chemical or laser treatments 6 weeks before your appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle
Day 1 of Procedure:
It is very important to remove the lymph fluid from the surface of the skin in order to avoid heavy scabbing. Before bed, if the lips still have some dry lymph, rinse with lukewarm water, gently removing the dry lymph, pat dry and apply LIP LOCK Healing Balm.
During Day 2 - 7:
Keep the skin moist at all times, do not let the lips dry out. Continue to apply ointment every 30 minutes throughout the day.
Do not rub or pick at the dry flaky skin/scab.
Water (on the PMU area) aside from cleaning them
Important: Should a severe reaction occur please make sure to seek medical attention.
What to Expect During Healing and other Facts
Please remember to be patient with your Lips during the healing process. The treatment area will change and appear different each day.
Healing on average can take 3 to 5 days but sometimes as long as 2 weeks.
We often see lymphatic fluid secrete from freshly tattooed skin in the first 24 hours.
You can expect some swelling or brusing immediately after the treatment which may last for the first few days.
To relieve swelling, you can ice the area with soft gel ice packs.
Slight stinging sensation in the first few days is normal.
You will experience dry, flaky lips for the first 3-5 days. Once the pigment flakes off, it will appear as though no pigment was retained. The colour will gradually bloom to a soft shade and can take up to 6-8 weeks to do so.
A follow up touch-up appointment is often required 6-8 weeks after initial appointment.
Following the procedure, lips will be very bold and solid in appearance. This will fade 30% to 50% for a softer more Tinted Lip Balm Look.