Lip Blush is the Enhancement You've Been Looking For!
Lip blush is created by gently implanting the pigment of your choice in layers using a very fine needle, kind of like pixelation. The pixels or layers build up to create a colorful and perfectly kissable pout!
There are many shades to choose from - nudes, pinks, mauves, and even reds. A color can be customized to your preference during your appointment. You may choose to stay subtle and simply gain more definition with a nude shade, or you may want to work with a brighter or bolder shade. The choice is yours!
Clients are given an aftercare package to take home that includes instructions and supplies for proper aftercare, along with other goodies!
Lip Healing Stages
Immediately after the procedure, your lips may be red or swollen. You may wish to apply a cold compress at times during the first 24 hours if you experience swelling. Do so for brief periods of time with a wet wipe or other clean barrier between your skin and the ice, so as not to cause ice burn or introduce germs to the lips.
Lip blush usually fades 20-50% when healed, compared to the deep color that is seen immediately after treatment. You may actually notice color changes each day for the first 7 to 14 days! Don't panic! This is normal!
The color will start out intense immediately after your appointment, and may darken the next day or two. It may then begin to lighten or start to peel. After the skin peels or flakes, the color may appear very light. This is called "ghosting" and is a normal step in the process. Don't worry, the color will come back! Over the next few days or weeks, the color will continue to bloom to its final state. Your lips will be healed at about 6 weeks post treatment and at this time, you'll see the long term results.
At 6 weeks, you will be ready for your free finishing session! The finishing session provides a check-in with Tara to observe pigment retention and perfect any areas that need a tweak. We can also add additional color at this time if needed. Permanent makeup is a process and sometimes more than one session is necessary to achieve the desired results.
Lip blush treatment will cause a cold sore outbreak in those who have had them in the past. If you are prone to cold sores, you must get a prescription medication from your doctor (not over the counter) to start a few days prior to your appointment. No exceptions.
Hypo/HyperPigmentation in Darker Skin Tones - Fitzpatrick IV-VI Lips
Lip blush treatment carries an increased risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation in clients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV through VI (see image below). Because the human body releases melanin to support skin that is healing from trauma (i.e. the tattooing of lips), clients who naturally have more melanin in their skin are at increased risk for a condition called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) after a lip blushing treatment. PIH can cause the lips to have dark spots when healed. We want to provide our clients with beautiful healed results, therefore the following guidelines apply for lip blush treatments:
Fitz I-III clients - accepted now (if no prior history of trauma induced hypo/hyperpigmentation).
Fitz IV clients - accepted on a case by case basis. Send a message with a photo of your lips and face with no makeup to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitz V and VI clients - accepted in the future. Due to the additional knowledge of color theory required for lip neutralization, along with the increased risk of hyperpigmentation, Tara will need to complete advanced training with a specialist before she can offer this service to her Fitz V and VI Clients. She looks forward to providing you with the beautiful lips you desire in the near future! Be sure to like our Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date when this changes!
If you have ever had a cold sore in the past, obtain a prescription medication from your doctor to start prior to your treatment. Follow MD instructions.
Use an exfoliating scrub 3 days before your treatment appointment, and keep the lips moisturized until then.
Drink water in the days leading up to your appointment, to stay hydrated and avoid chapped lips on the day of treatment.
DO NOT have Botox, fillers, or chemical peels for at least 4 weeks before or after the treatment.
DO NOT take Advil, ibuprofen, Aleve, aspirin, or any other NSAIDs for 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.
DO NOT drink alcohol the day before or day of your treatment.
Keep your hands away from your lips as they heal, unless you are performing the aftercare steps. Always clean your hands with soap and water prior to beginning the aftercare steps.
Do not apply makeup or any glosses, lipstick, or tints on the lips for 7-10 days while healing.
Wash the lips gently in the morning and at night, and after each meal to keep them clean. Pat softly with a clean cloth to dry. Do not rub or pick at the healing skin. You may use the gentle soap provided in your aftercare package, or rinse with plain water. Do not scrub, use abrasive or harsh soaps, or wash cloths. This is important for pigment retention.
Use a clean cotton swab provided in your aftercare kit to apply the ointment at least 3-6 times a day for the first 7-10 days, or until peeling is complete. The goal is to keep the lips clean and moisturized all day long to assist with healing and prevent loss of pigment retention.
Use a sterile nipper or scissor to trim any peeling or flaking skin that is bothersome. DO NOT pick at it, pull on it, or rub it off.
Do not wear a mask that will rub against your healing lips for the first 7-10 days. Use a mask that is tented away from the face.
Avoid sweating for the first 7-10 days.
Contact your physician immediately if you experience any signs of infection.
Please read the Important Information Page prior to booking.