Lip blushing is a form of semi-permanent makeup. Essentially, it is a cosmetic tattoo of the lips that enhances the beauty of the natural lip color, improving the shape of the lips, giving definition and the illusion of fullness. It can also be a corrective service to help even out the tone of the lips, it can also help with asymmetry. This treatment delivers very natural results, once healed. A tiny mechanized needle deposits pigment into the lips, which builds layers of colour. Generally, lip blushing can last several years, although your lifestyle contributes to how well it maintains. Yearly top ups are recommended.
Georgia will carry out a consultation and choose a colour suited to your desires. The bonus here when choosing your colour is that Georgia can create a bespoke colour by mixing different shades together. Georgia will map out, or draw, where the colour is going to be placed! You then have the opportunity to check it and to ask you artist to make any changes.
Lip blush is minimal to moderate pain, numbing gel is applied throughout the treatment for added comfort for the client.
Lip fillers must be done 1 month prior to scheduling this service. Failure to disclose this information may result in a negative outcome.
- Do not book your Lip Blush appointment within days of a special event. You will require a few days of downtime following your initial appointment.
- Please refrain from all activities that may cause irritation of the skin or thinning of the blood prior to your appointment:
_ Refrain from alcohol consumption 24 hours before receiving your Lip Blush treatment Refrain from suntanning, microdermabrasion, dermaplanning, laser treatment, and chemical peels 7-10 days before receiving Lip Blush.
- Refrain from all medications that cause thinning of the blood including but not limited to: Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Niacin, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, and Ibuprofen.
-Please consult your physician before stopping any medication.
- Refrain from consuming coffee and energy drink the day of your appointment.
- Clients who have experienced a cold sore in or around the mouth MUST take Valtrex at least 3 days prior and 3 days after receiving this treatment.
Failure to follow these instructions can risk an outbreak that can affect the healing process. If you are experiencing any blemishes, acne, or skin irritations leading up to your procedure please contact Georgia. It is up to the discretion of the artist to decide whether or not they have a workable surface. Failure to communicate any of these may result in a cancellation or rescheduling of your appointment.
Don’t touch your lips or pick at the scabs or skin that starts peeling off.
Don’t get the lips soaking wet – no long hot showers, no swimming, no excessive sweating (this includes saunas and steam baths).
Refrain from working out.
Don’t get toothpaste on your lips.
Don’t put any makeup or care products on the area besides the prescribed aftercare ointment.
Don’t eat spicy or very salty foods – they’ll sting.
Don’t drink anything too hot – it’ll trigger swelling.
Don’t drink alcohol – it will burn and dry out your lips further.
Don’t expose your lips to the sunlight.
No tanning in the sun or in tanning beds for 3-4 weeks.
Don’t sleep on your face.
Don’t get teeth whitening.
Dry healing is an outdated practice that is very tricky to keep and doesn’t give that great results. It implies keeping the lips dry, without applying any moisturizing products, for the entire length of the healing cycle. This causes heavier scabbing that pulls out a lot of pigments in patches, so the results end up uneven and unattractive. Plus, you will experience extreme dryness you have no way of diminishing. That’s why PMU artists now prescribe variations of wet healing.
Here’s a universal wet healing lip blush aftercare routine day by day:
DAY 1 Your freshly tattooed lips are swollen and the color is quite intense. You need to start your lip blush aftercare routine as soon as half an hour or so after the treatment. The skin starts oozing lymph and you need to blot it off frequently to prevent a thick scab from forming. Blot the area with a cotton pad dampened with sterile water every 30 minutes, or as often as your artist advises. Apply a thin layer of the aftercare ointment prescribed by your artist. Refrain from eating for a few hours. Drink through a straw.
DAYS 2-10 The swelling should subside by day 2, and your lips will start peeling. The peeling will last for about 7 days, and once the scabby film falls off, the lip tattoo aftercare is over. For most people, it’s day 10 after the procedure, but if they’re still peeling at this point, keep it up until it stops. Clean your lips after every meal – at least once a day – with a mild alcohol-free soap approved by your artist and warm water. Do not rub and be very gentle. Make it quick and dry the lips by tapping them with a cotton pad or a clean towel. Apply the prescribed ointment after every cleaning, and whenever you feel your lips are getting tight and dry. Keeping them covered with a layer of aftercare cream prevents heavy scabbing, and protects the area from external contamination. W
DAY 11 AND ONWARDS If your lips stopped peeling, you can now go back to your normal routine, including working out. You can start wearing makeup and using other products, but bear in mind that some skincare ingredients like retinol and acids accelerate the fading of PMU. It’s also a good idea to put on SPF whenever you’re outdoors, as sunlight can speed up pigment fading.
* Allergy scratch test required.
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