LIP BLUSH PRE/POST CARE
BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:
Your lips cannot be dry for the appointment. If they are dry we will need to reschedule and you will forfeit your deposit and in order to re-book you will be required another deposit. You may gently exfoliate 3 days before your appointment to remove any dry skin. You can use a lip scrub or create your own using a little honey and brown sugar. For the week leading up to the appointment you must moisturize your lips as much as much as possible (I recommend using Laneige Lip Balm or Aquaphor Lip Therapy).
Cold sores are a risk of lip blush tattoo if you are prone to them. If you have had a cold sore in the past- we advise you to go to the doctor for an anti-viral medication prior to any lip procedure, to help avoid an outbreak. Even if you have not had a cold sore before- I recommend all of my clients take L-Lysine (found in the vitamin section at most drugstores) 2 weeks before the appointment and 2 weeks following the appointment to reduce the risk.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT:
- Lips will feel swollen and very dry after your treatment. Apply ointment given on lips several times a day. This should be done for at least 14 days post treatment. Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a liberal amount of ointment. Just tap the ointment on the skin and do not rub in. Always use a clean Q-tip, NOT fingers to apply ointment to the lips area. This will reduce the risk of infection.
- After lips are no longer tender to the touch they may become flaky. This is normal and is expected. Please do not pick or scratch at them. This may significantly reduce the amount pigment absorption. Avoid the sun and tanning beds pre and post procedure. Be sure to use a sun block once lips are healed. Do not use any Glycolic, Hydroxy or fruit acid products on lips. Avoid direct water pressure, pools and other bodies of water, until healed. You can resume wearing lipstick once lips are healed. Redness, swelling, tenderness, dryness are all common post treatment side effects and will dissipate in a short period of time. Avoid oily, salty, acidic foods and alcohol while healing.
- Lips are a muscle and may require a second session to complete the process of this procedure and this will vary on an individual client basis. Clients with sun damage, scar tissue (from injury or fever blisters) and clients with lip implants (this does NOT pertain to lip filler) may not have strong results. Hyperpigmentation can happen on any lip client without warning. If you have a history of Fever Blisters, Cold Sores or Chicken Pox, we advise you to go to the doctor or for an anti-viral medication prior to any lip procedure, to help avoid an outbreak. Follow ALL before and after instructions after all lip treatments. If you require a second session for Lip Blush, you must be scheduled 30 to 45 days apart from initial session to help with color retention and will be your responsibility to schedule within that time frame.
- Lips heal in three stages: Too dark – Too light – Just right. This takes one month to happen, BE PATIENT. Please avoid any friction to lip area.