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.