Semi-permanent makeup treatments for lips are becoming more and more popular for many reasons. It defines your lips, creating volume and fullness. It also corrects any asymmetry or darkness, giving your lips a very youthful appearance. Besides, many people recognized the convenience of not having to reapply lipstick several times a day.
Like all permanent makeup treatments, lip blushing implies injecting pigments into the skin, using a single needle and a quick, consistent hand motion, we are able to create a series of dots as opposed to a solid line as the needle goes in and out of the machine, penetrating the skin.
This treatment improves colour and shape of the lips, giving definition and fullness. Lip blushing is all about enhancing your feature naturally, giving a lip-gloss effect, soft with no sharp edges, rather than a full-on, opaque lipstick look.
This effect is created by adding layers of shade in the chosen color in multiple passes, building the concentration of pigment to a desired saturation. By meticulous color placement, the shape of the lips can slightly modify to take care of any possible asymmetry and diminish the look of any scars and discoloration. But remember, the point is for the lips to look natural, so they won’t be erased completely.
Expect moderate swelling up to three days following the procedure. Your lips will look swollen and slightly larger than normal and look as though you may have had lip filler injection. The degree of this varies from person to person. The pigment and lip color will look darker initially, like a bold lipstick. The size of your lips will shrink back to normal and the color will significantly fade up to 50% within the first 7 days. While healing your lip color will look spotty. This is due to oxidation of the pigment and the regeneration of the skin. You might lose color on the inside of your lips first, the edges last. Right after the procedure lips normally feel dry, tight and sensitive to the touch. Similar to how a sunburn feels. The second session may be required to achieve the desired lip results.
Dark lip clients typically expect their lips to be even-toned and lighter. Melanin correction is a process, it is not going to happen during one session. Correction of bluish or purplish lips is not an easy task. Not every client is a candidate for this procedure, but for many, it is a life-changing experience.
During the first lips color correction session, it is important to neutralize cool tones and lightens the darkness of lips with warm-based pigments. The best colors to neutralize cool colour from dark lips are:
After a neutralization session in most cases after 6-8 or more weeks, if the healed result is good, the targeted colour based on red can be used. It is recommended to avoid cool colors that contain blue and violet when working on dark lips.
When tattoos on dark lips start to heal and peel it might be not a very pleasant process. The healing process of dark lips can sometimes get darker at the beginning and lighten up after a few weeks. It can go light or dark in some spots. Sometimes clients might experience post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation that goes away but could be scary for the client. Depending on how dark and hyperpigmented the lips are it might take multiple sessions to neutralize lips. With darker lips, healing can take 8-10 weeks.
The treatment lasts about 3-4 hours, depending on the skin absorption and on the intensity of the desired colour.
The results of the treatment last anywhere from 2 to 4 years, depending on your skin type (each skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates), the technique used, the quality and color of the pigments (darker shades last longer), the after care and your lifestyle. However the effects can be prolonged with touch up appointments.
People who tend to get cold sores or herpes might need to consult with the doctor taking preventive medication at least 2 days before and 3 days after the treatment. This procedure won’t give you a cold sore if you do not have the herpes virus in the system. However any treatment on lips that involves some level of trauma could increase the risk of outbreaks. It is a temporary side effect that can be prevented by taking preventive medicine like Valtrex or similar antiviral. However, there is no guarantee and if you get cold sores the pigment might not hold and another touch-up will be necessary for that spot.
Yes, we can design the lip line slightly outside of the natural lip shape to make the lips appear fuller. This will define their appearance slightly bigger.
The desired result of lip blushing is a natural colour, so the shade range is mostly limited to natural, flesh-colored tones in pink and red. There are many brands of pigments out there and the range of shades is extremely wide, but the shades can also be mixed and customized. Many clients bring a lipstick or pencil as a sample.
It’s important to keep in mind that the healed result is about 30% lighter in comparison to the color right after the procedure.
People often opt for lip blushing as a way to enhance their natural beauty and get a confidence boost. The most common clients are:
No, your lips will be numb throughout the procedure with a highly effective topical anaesthetic for your comfort.
Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.