Lip blushing. The first treatment takes approximately 3 hours depending on lip size, and color desired. The treatment is nearly painless (considering it’s a “tattoo”). I apply a topical numbing cream as many times as needed.
You are a good candidate if you...
- Are allergic to lipstick
- Are sick of re-applying lip stick all day
- Have filler
- Have uneven lips
- Have lost definition over the years
- Want bigger, fuller looking lips
- Have pale lips
You are NOT AN IDEAL CANDIDATE...
- If the client is under 18 years of age
- If the client is pregnant or nursing
- If the client is allergic to local anesthetic or pigment
- If there is uncontrolled high blood pressure
- If the client has blood related issues where there is blood clotting disorders
- If the client has uncontrolled diabetes
- If there is a current viral infection or infectious disease
- If the client is an organ transplant recipient
- If the client is undergoing chemotherapy
- If the client has a pacemaker or severe heart disease or artificial valves
- If the client is prone to keloid scars
- If the client has epilepsy
- If the client has the HIV virus
- If the client has acute hepatitis
- If the client has leukemia
- If the client has sarcoma
- If the client is undergoing artificial insemination
- If the client has Von Willebrands disease
- If the client has rheumatoid arthritis
- If the client has multiple sclerosis
- If the client has malignant disease
- If the client has thrombophilia
- If your previous lip tattoo is dark
- If your natural lips are too dark and thick (dark lips corrections coming soon)
- If you have ever in your entire life had a cold sore, a prescription/anti-viral medication MUST be picked up and started before your treatment.
- You may awaken an outbreak following this treatment. It is highly recommended to take an antiviral five days before, then day of. Then five days after or as advised by your doctor or pharmacist.
- It should also be noted that simple virus herpes may lay dormant in your body. Clients who have never experienced a cold sore may awaken an outbreak following this treatment.
- Do not get lip injections for 4 weeks before and after this treatment
- Avoid exercising day of procedure
- Do not take or get any chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, vitamin E, retinal, fish oil, at least four weeks before your appointment
- No ibuprofen, aspirin, Advil, vitamin E, unless medically necessary 48 to 72 hours prior to your procedure. Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have a low pain tolerance
- No caffeine or alcohol 48 hours before procedure (yes there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!)
- Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure
- Be sure to moisturize lips one week before appointment. Exfoliate lips morning and night with sugar and olive oil two days before appointment. Dry lips are extremely hard to work on and our appointment maybe cut short of pigment cannot be implanted properly
- Show up to your appointment with moisturize lips and your favorite(s) lipstick colors or lipstick stains. Please do NOT come to your appointment with any lipstick ON the lips. Wiping/rubbing the lipstick off to see your natural lip color will give us a false starting base.
Day of treatment
- Fluids will leak from the tattoo to form scabs. You do not want these fluids to sit on your tattoo and form these scabs. You will want to wipe your tattoo every hour with a wet cotton round and pat the area dry to ensure no fluids sit and form scabs.
- You may ice the skin if it is feeling tender or swollen after the procedure. Wrap an ice pack or a ziplock of ice in a napkin and place on the area for as long as desired.
- Do not touch your tattoo with dirty fingers, remember it is an opened and healing wound. An infection could possibly ruin the tattoo.
- Don’t get your tattoo too wet for too long. It will make the flakes soggy and easier to fall off prematurely. Moisturize with the recommended or provided ointment frequently. Do not sleep on your face to avoid lifting your flakes prematurely and make sure you’re sleeping on a clean pillowcase to avoid infection.
- Avoid harsh cleansers, creams, makeup, or any other products on the treated area until all the flakes have naturally fallen off. These things can jeopardize the healing of the tattoo.
- Don’t pick, scratch or bite off the flakes. Let the flakes fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring, loss of pigment, or an infection.
- Do not expose your tattoo to UV rays or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. These things can alter the appearance of your tattoo dramatically.
- Do not sweat on the tattoo until all the flakes have come off naturally. Sweat will take the pigment from your tattoo. If you do sweat on them, dab it off immediately.
- Do not get any facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post appointment date.
After Flaking Phase:
- Once the flakes have completely fallen off, you may apply makeup over the area and return back to your normal routine. Note that after the flakes come off your tattoo may have a milky/grey hue to it. This just means that the surface skin is healed but the underneath layers still need time to heal.
- The complete healing process takes 6 weeks. At 6 weeks the true and final color of the tattoo will show. It is only after 6 weeks that a touchup to the tattoo can be done.
- Please note that your tattoo will be softer and not as crisp when healed.
- Note that results will vary with each individual and are extremely dependent on your skin and how you care for it during healing.
- It may take more than one session to achieve your desired result.