Lip Blushing is a soft, natural application technique that uses a handheld machine and a variety of needle configurations. When you think of lip tattoos or liners of yesteryears, you think of a harsh, unnatural finish, but lip blushing is completely different. It brings out your natural color, shaping and adding definition to the lips by adding pigment in layers.
Blushing requires a two-step procedure, as the lip skin is very delicate. The second treatment takes place six to eight weeks after the initial visit.
Please be aware that permanent makeup is a two-step procedure, the initial procedure and the following touch-up is in between one and three months. After three months this will not be considered a touchup and will cost extra. We can adjust the color and the shape upon your arrival for your touch-up appointment.
Permanent makeup is NOT for any clients who are or have:
ONE COLOR LIP BLUSH: $750
– TOUCH UP: $250
DARK LIP NEURALIZATION: $800
– TOUCH UP: $250-$300
Aftercare is crucial, it is very important to follow these instructions for the full 10-day healing period to ensure proper healing and color retention FOR THE BEST RESULTS. Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness or loss of color is to be expected. This is the purpose of the touch-up or what I like to call the perfecting session which is scheduled 8 weeks post the initial. Results will vary for all individuals.
The outcome of permanent cosmetic procedures is dictated by its canvas. The better the final result will be. Dry, sun-damaged skin and lips are very difficult to achieve a beautiful even result. Mature clients may need an additional 1 to 2 weeks healing for the final results to appear. The better you take care of your skin and protect it from the UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetic procedures.
Approximate daily healing schedule for lips
DAY 1 Lips will be swollen, feel tender and hot. The lips will appear as though you were wearing a bright or dark vivid lipstick. The color may appear warmer then ultimately desired due to the increased blood flow in the lips post-procedure. They will feel very dry and you will need to continually apply your Aquaphor.
DAY 2 Lips will usually be less swollen but still tight and dry. The swelling might also reduce unevenly causing the pigment to look uneven.
DAY 3-4 Even less swelling the color will still be vibrant. Skin will begin to peel, you will see a much lighter color underneath. Again the pigment may appear to bleed outside of the border of the lips. Do not pick or peel. Lip color underneath peeling skin will appear very light.
DAY 5-10 Lips will feel very chapped and dry. Continue to use your Aquaphor. Peeling should be complete during this period. Color appears very soft. color may seem to disappear and almost become frosty in appearance. This is normal.
DAY 14-20 Color will begin to “bloom” and slowly reappear slowly day by day. Keep well moisturized.
DAY 21-28 Healing is complete. The color you see is the color you retain.
If at any point you are concerned about the healing process please contact us at 713-851-9737.
Long term care
Use a good sunscreen after 10 days, sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics.
If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician/your care provider of your permanent cosmetics.
The use of Retin-A, chemical peels and acid pills or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used on the forehead area as well as around the lips will cause a permanent make up of the eyebrows or lips to fade prematurely.
Please be aware that the result of the procedure is dependent on the following:
Medications and health conditions, skin conditions- i.e. oily and poor skin, very dry/flaky skin, sun-damaged skin, loose or relaxed skin, natural skin undertones, alcohol intake, and smoking, general stress, immune system, poor diet and not following aftercare instructions, may affect your heeled results.
Antacids, thyroid and anxiety medications have been reported as interfering with permanent makeup either affecting retention or shifting the pigment to an undesirable tone. Remember, everything we eat and drink has their own chemical structure and the electron ends that are unattached are free, make it attached to other compounds inside the body forming a new molecule that may show a different color spectrum. With that information, an educated client may have better expectations and know that she or he may have needed more frequent adjustments than others. The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be, but your clients may need an additional one or two weeks healing for the final results to appear. The better you take care of your skin and protected from the UV rays, the better the outcome in the lifespan of the permanent cosmetic procedures.