Lips

What Is Lip Blush?

With this gentle technique, we can achieve a stronger definition around the lip line and graduate color towards the center of the lips. It is important to choose a shade that looks subtle and natural, usually two tones darker or a tone lighter than the client’s natural lip color subtle and natural shade. Subtle colors can always be refreshed over time. The color retention is different and depends on a client’s skin, lifestyle, and proper aftercare.

Does Lip Blush Make Your Lips Bigger?

Lip Blush is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo beauty treatment that enhances your natural lip color. This treatment is known also by other names, such as lip tint, permanent makeup for lips, lip-staining, lip contour, or lip tattoo. It’s more about enhancing your actual color of the lips to give the illusion of fullness, rather than actual volume.

Why do so many people love Lip Blush?

Lip Tattoo gives pale, lifeless or asymmetrical lips a natural tint of color, fullness and definition. Lip blush can give lips 30% more volume that will last, unlike fillers. Pigments are available in all different shades to suit the look you want to achieve

The Benefits Of Lip Tattoos

  • Have more defined lips while still looking NATURAL
  • Look good 24/7 – wake up with makeup
  • WATERPROOF and SWEATPROOF (beneficial for those with active lifestyles or oily skin that cause makeup to smudge and wear off quickly)
  • Convenience – improve daily lifestyle and save time
  • Removes difficulties of makeup application (if you have bad vision or unsteady hands)
  • A possible option if you have allergies to cosmetics
  • Evens out lip discoloration caused by vitiligo, cancer treatments, illness or injury
  • Create fullness and symmetry to thin or asymmetrical lips
  • Neutralize dark lips (Fitzpatrick 4-5) to more blush/pink tones

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Can I Expect During The Treatment?

An in depth consultation where expectations and desires are discussed and a removable outline is drawn before the procedure. The procedure is generally performed the same day of the consultation, so long as there are no contraindications. We allow enough time to complete paperwork, take before/after photos, 20-30 minutes of topical numbing, the procedure and a review of aftercare.

How Do I Prepare For My Treatment?

  • If you are prone to cold sores, you will be required to take oral antiviral medication for 2 days prior to treatment and 3 days following to prevent any outbreaks – ie – Valacyclovir (Valtrex); prescription can be obtained from your family doctor.
  • If you have an ideal color in mind, bring a few reference photos or desired lipstick color to your appointment.
  • Ensure you drink plenty of water and your lips are well hydrated/moisturized 1 week prior. • Exfoliate your lips for the week prior to your appointment at home using a drop of coconut oil and sugar to create your own scrub. Ensure you are using a lip conditioner/balm every day leading up to your appointment to ensure your skin is in optimal shape for the procedure.
  • Do not consume alcohol, caffeine or blood thinners (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, other NSAID medication, fish oil, Niacin, Vitamin E) 48 hours before your procedure, to avoid excess bleeding, which directly affects color retention.
  • Avoid sun/ tanning bed exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the tattoo pigment with it. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit.
  • It is recommended to plan any vacations a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.
  • Vaccines/Immunizations – please ensure your cosmetic tattoo appointment is scheduled a minimum of 14 days either BEFORE or AFTER to avoid any potential immune reactions.

Is It Painful?

Levels of discomfort vary upon each individual’s pain threshold and sensitivity. To ensure maximum comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic (4-5% Lidocaine and/or Tetracaine) will be applied before and during your treatment. Please note, if you are on your menstrual cycle you may be more sensitive to pain. Sleep, stress and caffeine can also play a factor in pain sensitivity

How Long Do Results Last?

Semi permanent pigments will fade over time naturally. Many different factors affect the life of the implanted pigment, such as sun exposure, skin type, general health and immediate and long term aftercare. Results typically last 2-5 years or longer, before a touch-up is needed to refresh the color and shape. Frequent smokers or those with iron deficiency anemia may have results fade sooner. Results vary with each client

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