What is Lip Blushing?
Lip blushing is a type of semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing procedure achieved by depositing pigments in your lips using small needles. Lip blushing focuses on altering both color and shape to create younger-looking lips.
How long does it last?
Lip blushing can last between 1-3 years depending on the client's skin type and lifestyle. Smoking and sun exposure can speed up the fading process and if your oil-prone, have an iron deficiency or use a lot of exfoliating products on your lips, the pigment could fade more quickly.
(6-8 weeks after initial appointment)
Things to consider:
- If you ever had a cold sore or fever blister, it is required that you get on a prescription antiviral medication 3 days prior and 3 days post procedure. (If not, an outbreak can resurface and will affect the retention of the ink)
- Must NOT be pregnant or breastfeeding
- NO Botox/Dysport or Fillers 2 weeks prior
- NO Retina, Acid Products, Chemical Peels and/or Microneedling treatments 4 weeks prior
Higher risk candidates:
- Heavy smokers
- Autoimmune disease
- Undergoing cancer or chemo therapy treatment
- Currently on antibiotics
- Prone to keloids
- Diabetic (unless numbers are regulated and normal via physician care)
(Before your Appointment)
- Drink caffeine 12 hours prior
- Workout before appointment
- Take blood thinners unless directed by a physician
Immediately after the procedure, the treated area will look much darker and much more defined than the final results. Be prepared for the color to be significantly lighter and the overall appearance much softer and more natural after the healing occurs. Usually the peeling process occurs about 4-5 days and will be complete in about 7-10 days.
It is expected receive a second application, called the "perfecting session" 6-8 weeks after the first session.
- Avoid eating and drinking at least 2 hours after your appointment
- Do NOT drink tap water
- Do NOT eat spicy, oily, acidic or greasy foods
- Do NOT stretch lips to take large bites
- Do NOT pick, peels, or pull the skin
- Do NOT use saline water as it will cause ink to be pulled from the skin
- Avoid getting lips wet.
- Apply ointment several time a day for 10 days. Apply ointment before brushing teeth. (DO NOT rub- dab)
- Do NOT use any soaps/ chemicals on your lips.
- Use minimal amount of non-whitening toothpaste
- Do NOT expose lips to direct sunlight/ tanning beds.
- Do NOT smoke or kiss for a least 10 days.
- Keeps your hands clean and avoid touching your lips until they are done healing