Lip Blush FAQs
What is Lip Blush?
This is not your traditional permanent lip tattoo. Lip Blush is meant to provide a beautiful hint of color...just enough to differentiate lips from the face, define the shape, and replace the need for applying lip color on a daily basis. It heals matte like natural lips, but looks amazing when topped with a shiny clear gloss to make the color pop!
Does it hurt?
Each client will swell differently and will have a different pain threshold, but most say they experience minimal pain/moderate discomfort. Numbing cream/gel is used prior and during the procedure.
How long does it last?
Typically Lip Blush lasts 1-3 years, but each person is different and will experience different results. Our lips exfoliate faster than almost any other place on our body and need to be kept hydrated. Keeping them moist and shaded will also help maintain the color.
Who is NOT a good candidate?
Anyone under the age of 18 will not be taken as a lip client. No exceptions.
Unfortunately, If you have dark-colored or hyper-pigmented lips, this technique will most likely not be for you. Dark natural lips cannot be covered with Lip Blush because it is such a light saturation of color. The dark lip color will pull through.
If you have an existing cold sore, it will need to heal before we can move forward with the procedure. If you are prone to cold sores, you MUST get a prescription for cold sore medication from your doctor or dentist to take before the procedure. This procedure can trigger the cold sore virus and you may experience a breakout on your lips after the procedure. Medication will help minimize the chance of a breakout.
If you are looking to drastically change the shape of your lips or make them much fuller, Lip Blush is not the technique for you. This does enhance the definition and shape, but we cannot go far outside of your natural lip line as the skin is different than the lips and will not heal properly. Lip Blush is not a substitute for lip fillers.
You can absolutely get Lip Blush if you have lip fillers, but not within 4-6 weeks of the procedure.
If you suffer from any of the following conditions you need approval from your doctor to be considered as a candidate: hemophilia, blood clotting disorders or conditions that require blood thinning drugs; heart conditions, angina or blood pressure problems; allergies to any anaesthetics metals, latex, topical antibiotic preparations; diabetes or problems healing; epilepsy, seizures or prone to fainting attacks; any other associated health conditions or medications taken that might interfere with the treatment.
How long is the healing process?
The healing time is minimal, up to 10 days at most. Lips will most likely be swollen for a day or two. Over the first few days your lips will feel very dry/chapped and very dark in color, around the 3rd-4th day they will start peeling. This normally lasts 1-2 days. Healed lips will be about 50% softer than the color immediately after the procedure.
How long does the procedure take?
Including the consultation, paperwork, and numbing time, the average length of time for one procedure is approximately 1.5- 2.5 hours. The perfecting session is usually 1 hour or less.
Do I get to choose my color and shape?
Yes, we work together to choose the right shade and shape that will compliment your natural lips. Please keep in mind that each person will achieve a slightly different color and result, based on the natural pigment of their lips, and their aftercare regimen. if desired, adjustments to the shade and/or shape can be made at the perfecting session 4-8 weeks later.
Before Care Instructions:
No lip fillers 4-6 weeks before or after the procedure.
Start using Aquaphor on the lips as much as possible at least 4 days prior to appointment. This will help heal and moisten the lips in preparation for the procedure.
No tanning or working out the day of the procedure.
No alcohol and very minimal caffeine within 24 hours of the procedure.
Do NOT take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Niacin, or Vitamin E at least 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Tylenol is fine.
If you have a cold sore or are prone to cold sores, you will need to be taking cold sore medication prescribed by your doctor or dentist prior to the procedure. The procedure can trigger the cold sore virus and you may experience a break-out on your lips after the procedure. By taking the medication, you minimize your chances of a cold sore breaking out. The procedure will not be performed if there is a cold sore present.
At your appointment, you will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions and a schedule of what to expect during the healing process.
Please, no children or guests allowed at the appointment.
Pricing can be found in the pricing section. You can book directly by texting a photo of your lips to 480-326-5276.