Permanent Lips / Tinted Lips / Lip Blush
There’s no other makeup ritual that has to be repeated as often as the reapplication of lipsticks, liners, and glosses.
It smears off eating, drinking, sweating, kissing your baby, or just by talking!
Permanent Lip tinting frees you from the nuisance of reapplying lipstick ten times a day
and the embarrassment of lipstick coming off on everything from mugs to a special someone’s face.
Lip tinting shapes and defines your natural lip line as well as enhances your natural lip color, giving your lips a healthy, sexy appearance.
Tinted lips also help enhance your natural shape giving your lips a contour without seeing a defining line and/or correct asymmetry,
add definitions and fullness. It can even help with scarring on the lips and uneven skin tone.
Tinted lips do not impact your ability to wear lipstick and can fully be covered by any color lipstick when you want.
That’s the beauty of this technique. It is so soft and natural that no one will ever know!
It is best to moisturize your lips well in the days before your procedure (using Aquaphor or something similar).
Post-procedure lips must be coated with a moisturizing agent throughout the day and before bedtime.
The procedure requires approximately 1-1.5 hours and there is no “down time”.
A touch up is required 6-12 weeks after the initial procedure. After that, touch-ups are determined on an individual basis.
Please note: For the first 4-5 days, lips may be sensitive to touch, slightly swollen, appear uneven, and the color may be brighter than desired.
This is very common for all permanent cosmetic lip procedures.
Lip tinting is best for:
- Women with natural lip color so similar to their face color that they appear washed out without lipstick on
- Women with uneven or undefined lips
- Busy professionals and parents, travelers, sports and outdoors-loving people rave about how lip tinting frees up hours of their time.
- Lipstick and lip gloss connoisseurs also swear by lip tinting, because they can still apply their lip cosmetics as desired, but never be bare all the time.
- Do not work out the day of the procedure.
- Do not tan or have a sunburned face.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure.
- No alcohol or caffeine 2 days before the procedure.
- No waxing or tinting 3 days before the procedure.
- No tweezing/ waxing at least 48 hours before the procedure; electrolysis no less than five days before.
- Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks.
- Eyebrow tinting should be done or removed no sooner than 48 hours before, or two weeks after the procedure.
Please be aware that the result of the procedure is depending on the following:
Medication and health conditions, Skin Conditions – i.e. oily and poor skin, very dry/flaky skin,
sun-damaged skin, loose or laxed skin, Natural skin undertones, Alcohol intake and smoking, General stress, immune system,
Poor diet and not following the aftercare instructions, may affect your healed results.
Antacids, thyroid and anxiety medications have been reported as interfering with permanent makeup either by affecting retention
or shifting the pigment to an undesirable tone.
Remember, everything we eat and drink has their own chemical structure and the electron ends that are unattached or free,
may get attached to others compounds inside the body forming a new molecule that may show a different color spectrum.
With that info, an educated client may have a better expectation and know that she may need more frequent adjustments than others.
The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be.
Mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks healing for the final results to appear.
The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetic procedures.
For the Lip Blush (tinted lips) procedure please follow the checklist for all permanent makeup procedures (listed above) as well as these additional pre-care instructions:
- 1 week prior start using a good lip conditioner/mask/balm several times a day.
We want to get the lips in a great condition where they are healthy and hydrated!
- You can gently exfoliate the lips for one week prior to your appointment.
You can either buy a gentle scrub or make your own using 1 drop coconut oil
and 1 teaspoon of sugar to create your own scrub.
(Do not over scrub the lips, we are just trying to gently remove any excess dry skin.)
Always follow the scrub up with a lip conditioner/balm.
- If you suffer from cold sores in the past, it is advised that you consult with your doctor prior to the lip blush treatment.
Many clients can avoid a cold sore post-procedure by taking Valtrex (prescription) 1 dose on the day of the procedure and 1/day for 3 days following the appointment.
L-Lysine (a vitamin supplement) is also helpful to boost your immune system and promote faster healing.
- Many clients have had lip fillers and this is okay.
We suggest having the lip blush procedure at least 4 weeks after the lip injections have been administered.
Your post procedure lip care consists of cleaning your lips every hour for the first four hours after your procedure
and then every three to four hours the day after your procedure using our aftercare pads which will be provided to you.
In between each wipe, Aquaphor should be applied to your lips and your lips should be kept moist and coated at all times even at night.
You must apply a thick coat of Aquaphor to your lips before bedtime.
We recommend keeping your lips coated and moisturized for 3- 4 weeks post procedure.
Your lips may slightly scab and peel. You must let the scabbing process happen naturally.
This is very important for your retention and skin healing. Do NOT pick at the scabs, scratch your lips, peel your scabs off,
or scrub the area. This can result in scarring and will affect your overall retention of the pigment.
WHAT IS LIP BLUSH?
Lip blush or lip tint is a form of semi-permanent makeup. lip blush 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.
subtle corrections can be made to thin, uneven or unsymmetrical lips and the size and shape can be altered as desired. facial lines around the mouth are instantly camouflaged and lipstick bleed is eliminated.
custom color is mixed for each and every client based on their skin color, undertones, and existing lip shade.
you will not have to worry about your lipstick wearing off, being smudged, or ending up on your teeth.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A tiny mechanized needle deposits pigment into the lips, which builds layers of color.
lip blush is so different from the lip tattoos done years ago. now, women want to feel naturally beautiful without harsh colors. lip blush is a splash of color. it adds dimension and shape giving the appearance of a fuller and youthful lip.
please remember that lips tattooing color is not just red, there are many color choices out there!
HOW LONG DOES LIP BLUSHING LAST?
The results vary from person to person. generally, lip blushing can last several years, although your lifestyle contributes to how well it maintains;
smoking and sun exposure can speed up the fading process, and if you’re oil-prone,
have an iron deficiency or use a lot of exfoliating products in your skin regimen, the pigment could fade more quickly, too.
Most people can get two to three years of definition out of the treatment, depending on their skin type.
The result is full, symmetrical and waterproof lips in your preferred shade. you won’t need to apply lip liners or lipstick after your lip tint,
simply use a clear gloss.
HOW MUCH DOES LIP TINT TATTOOING COST?
LIP BLUSH $550
WHAT COLOUR IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
We tailor to your dream lip shade with the choice of either rich definition or subtle shading.
The pigments come in an extremely wide variety of different shades.
The colors were created to match every preference and lip color, provide subtle shape and color definition and correct any asymmetry.
We discuss the clients preferred shades and weigh this up against their skin tone, hair color and how dramatic their daily makeup application is.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR APPOINTMENT?
A topical anesthetic is applied to pre-numb the lips for 20 minutes. afterward,
the artist will draw the shape of the ’new’ lips so that you can evaluate and make any changes.
Once the client is happy with the shape, we begin the actual tattooing. initially, the color will be super vibrant, almost like a lip stain.
It is important not to be misled by the immediate ’after’ results.
The immediate results look nothing like when the lips are healed.
Once healed, the color fades approximately 30-50 percent and also blends in with the natural lip color.
After four weeks, the lips should be fully healed. As with all treatments using semi-permanent makeup, a touch-up treatment is recommended.
We usually suggest a touch-up appointment around six weeks after the first procedure in the event the client wants to alter the shape of the blush
or to fill in areas that may have rejected pigment.
You must wait at least 1 month before/ after getting your lips tattooed
Cold sores: if you’ve ever had even 1 cold sore on the outside area of your mouth or on your lips you must take doctor prescribed valtrex at least 3 days prior and 3 days after getting your lips tattooed. if you don’t- this procedure will trigger an outbreak that will affect healing- so this is very important & very easy to avoid!
Moisturize: make sure your lips are well moisturized in the days leading to the appt. Dry, cracked lips won’t heal nicely!
FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS, WE ADVISE OUR CLIENTS TO GENTLY BLOT THEIR LIPS WITH A WET COTTON PAD AND LET THEM AIR DRY.
THIS IS TO KEEP THE LIPS CLEAN AND REMOVE ANY BODY FLUIDS THAT HAVE SURFACED AND PREVENT THE FLUIDS FROM FORMING SCABS.
- Refrain from soaking your lips in water for a week and from applying makeup to them.
- Refrain from using saunas and swimming pools, sweating excessively and sunbathing.
- Do not peel any dry skin/ scabs.
- Keep the lips moisturized with aquaphor or grapeseed oil only (no vaseline, antibiotic
- Creams, neosporin, etc.)
- During the first 4 weeks, post-procedure refrain from using exfoliants, acids, and anti-aging
- Serums on the area near and around the lips.
WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THE HEALING PROCESS?
The lips will appear rich in color and quite solid for two to three days after the treatment.
However, the hue will eventually settle down as the skin sheds the outer layer and the softer color emerges beneath it.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Your skin will start slowly releasing lymph fluid right after your procedure.
This is a common healing process for our bodies!
Wipe your lips with water and a cotton round a few times today to minimize scabbing.
Before bed apply aquaphor/ grape seed oil.
The color will look the most vibrant today.
Sometimes light bruises may occur, even after the procedure is over.
It is normal and will disappear after a few hours.
The lips may still be swollen today. make sure you keep them moisturized with aquaphor / grape seed oil (DO NOT apply ice because this will cause bruising).
Keep moisturizing with aquaphor as needed! some light flaking or peeling may occur, this is normal.
Do not pick on any dry skin.
AFTER A FEW WEEKS:
You will notice the actual healed results from your session (you’ll notice a few colors changed until then). patience is key.
COSMETIC TATTOO RESULTS ARE NEVER GUARANTEED AND CAN BE AFFECTED BY MATURE AGE, POOR DIET, STRESS, SMOKING, EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, AGE, GENERAL HEALTH, SLEEP/FATIGUE.
YOU MAY NEED UP TO 3 SESSIONS TO ACHIEVE YOUR DESIRED RESULTS.
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