“Pre-Care is important to get the skin in optimal conditions for color implantation”
AT LEAST 2 WEEK BEFORE
If you plan on getting lip fillers, it MUST be done at least 2 weeks before lip blush due to potential swelling or bruising
At least 2 weeks to discontinue the use of retinol around the lips
AT LEAST 1 WEEK BEFORE
HYDRATE! Drink lots of water as this will help reduce dryness on your lips
Fun Fact: First sign of dehydration will be seen on the lips
The skin should NOT be dry, chapped, or irritated on the day of the appointment. Vitamin A&D, aquaphor or lip treatment should be applied throughout the day, everyday for a week.
– After showering when lips are soft and supple, gently scrub your lips, especially the middle, and apply a layer of Vitamin A&D or Aquaphor. You can make a homemade scrub by mixing brown sugar and honey in the same proportions.
For clients with an ANY history of cold sores/fever blisters/herpes, please contact your physician and request a prescription for Zovirax or Valtrex. Taking preventative medication is recommended on the day of and the day after your appointment as a potential outbreak can occur as the skin’s natural reaction to the procedure. If you experience frequent outbreaks, please note that Lip Blush can only be done after 4 weeks from your most recent outbreak. All other questions or concerns regarding medications and outbreaks should be discussed with your healthcare physician.
24 HOURS BEFORE
The following are considered blood thinners and will make your lips more tender. Please avoid the following blood thinners 24 hours before the procedure.
-No Aspirin, ibuprofen
-No Caffeine (coffee, tea, energy drinks)
-No Fish oil
-No Vitamin E
Exfoliate and add lip treatment to hydrate lips
Avoid oils on lips as it will clog pores reducing pigment retention
Shower night before or day of as you will want to avoid hot temperature/ steam for first few days as ink is settling.
Swelling is normal after the procedure. After you leave, we recommend that ice packs be applied for 10 to 15 minutes each hour for the first 4-8 hours following the procedure.
FOR THE FIRST TWO DAYS:
The treated area can only be cleansed using the provided antiseptic wipes. The treated areas should be cleaned 2-3 times a day, morning, afternoon, and evening. No other cleansers can be used for any reason. A very thin layer of ointment should be applied consistently throughout the day to the treatment area using a fresh Q-tip (do not use mineral oil or petroleum-based products such as Vaseline.) Applying too much ointment can lead to fading, so a thin layer goes a long way. This will keep the area moist and accelerate healing. Do not let the area dry out and crack, keep it moist at all times. Do not press or rub when applying ointment.
*Apply an extra heavy coat of ointment to the treated area only before bathing, washing of adjacent areas, and immediately upon rising in the morning. When brushing teeth for the first five days, use a minimal amount of toothpaste. Toothpaste and mouthwash are considered “soap” and will remove the lip color.
Clients should avoid all prolonged outdoor sun exposure for the first 30 days. Any prolonged sun exposure will lead to a premature loss of color or can cause a change in color of the fresh pigment.
FOR THE FIRST 7 DAYS:
Do not touch, bite, lick, pick, peel, tamper, scratch, rub, injure, or remove the peeling in any way; if you do, you will experience a loss of color.
Do not let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch your lips.
Use a straw when drinking liquids.
Avoid biting into foods that might cause friction to the lips: no spicy or super-hot food and drink.
No foreign body fluids.
No physical activity that causes extreme sweating.
Do not use any lipstick or cosmetics on or near the treated area.
FOR THE FIRST 14 DAYS
No hot sauna, swimming pool, hot bath/shower, sun tanning, tanning salons, Vaseline, Neosporin, or any petroleum-based products, no massage, facials, waxing, threading, laser, or skin treatments.
Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions. Try to avoid being in dusty places.