Lip blushing is a form of semi-permanent makeup or cosmetic lip tattoo, permorfed with a machine and tiny needles. It takes about 6-8 weeks to fully heal right after the initial session. The color will fade about 50-70%. The end result is a light flush of color that looks more natural than traditional permanent makeup. Lip Blushing can last approximately 1-3 years and will vary depending on skin type and lifestyle.
Lip Blush is a flush of color. There are various techniques such as watercolor and soft-touch. The end result is a natural sheer layer of color versus traditional lip tattoo that is more opaque.
No, since healed results can be unpredictable
Everyone responds to pain and topical lidocaine differently. Most clients say it is “tolerable” and there are spots that are more sensitive. I get a range of people who feel it to people who fall asleep, so use your best judgment. In my personal opinion, it didn’t hurt at the beginning, it was at the end of the procedure when I started to feel my skin very irritated.
However, during your sessions we do use topical anesthetics throughout to minimize the pain. Your pre-care is super important and must be followed:
At least 24 hours before, avoid the following:
- Aspirin, ibuprofen, alcoholic beverages
- Caffeine (coffee and tea)
- Fish oil
- Vitamin E
These all can contribute to thinning your blood. Your lip has three to five cellular layers versus other areas of the face that have up to 16 layers which makes it more sensitive.
- Anyone with excessive hyperpigmentation on the lips
- If you are pregnant or nursing, since it effects retention.
- On Accutane within the past year
- Undergoing chemotherapy
- HIV or Hepatitis or any other infections or viral diseases
- Cannot tolerate any pain and as a result will flinch
Your second session is recommended (not required). Everyone heals differently and our lips may have various colors which we need to allow time to heal before doing another session. Your 6-8 week touch up is when we can reinforce pigment, alter color and ultimately perfect your lips. From there it is suggested to get an “annual” touch-up when you are ready to get a color boost. This is different for everyone but the average is around 18 months to two years from the touch-up.
The first 7 days are what we like to call “the ugly stage.” Lips will go through various healing stages
1 The initial will be super bright, swollen, bruising, and tenderness (all various degrees depending on each individual)
2 Lips will begin to flake and peel, you will apply ointment (DON’T PICK!)
3 Then the color will seem to “fade away”, when actually it’s covered under new tissue which in a couple of days, will let us see the color throughout
4 After about 6-8 week the color will have faded about 50-70% (varies depending on individual)
5 You’re ready for your touch-up or a perfecting session
Lip blush can definitely help soften the appearance of asymmetry. Depending on the degree of unevenness we would suggest lip fillers one month before lip blush. Lip Blush color can only be implanted 1-2 millimeters from natural lip contour for ink to deposit correctly. We will start with a consultation to determine what is realistic to achieve.
Lip fillers are great pairing with lip blush since it can help perfect the overall shape. If you plan on getting lip fillers before or after, please wait 4 weeks.
If you plan on getting lip fillers, please book at least 2 weeks after your initial lip blush session and then wait 4 weeks after your lip filler session to book your second lip blush session.
Color choosing is a partnership which is why time is allotted during our appointment. We will go over color choices that will look best on you based on your skin and lip tone. This is also where we will discuss sessions based on if color correction is needed.
Absolutely! Keep in mind that each session takes approximately 2-3 hours, where most of the time you will be lying down. You’ll need to plan to be at the studio for most of the day.