Lips are a muscle that is covered by skin. The skin surrounding the lips, which will hold the lipliner color pigment, will retain color much more vividly than the lips themselves. Pigments on the lips themselves will be translucent, and need to be layered. A full lip treatment may take 1-3 sessions, depending on desired results.
Immediately after the procedure, optional:
Your lips may feel swollen and very dry after your treatment. We will supply cotton rounds, with which you will blot your lips gently, once an hour after your procedure.
For a week after the procedure:
To avoid old body oils, cosmetics, and cream regimes rubbing into your new permanent cosmetics, we strongly recommend a new, clean pillowcase. Any pigment residue from the procedure may stain your pillowcase for at least one week after your appointment.
Gently clean the treated areas two to three times a day with tepid, clear water. Pat the areas dry, avoid scrubbing or rubbing the areas. Apply the supplied after-care ointment to the lips. Do not use any soaps, cleansing creams, lotions, or chemicals to the pigmented area(s).
We strongly recommend no makeup to the treated area for at least five days. Refrain from soaking the treated area(s). Avoid the sun, and do not scratch or rub the area. Many commercial lip products contain acids in them, avoid these products as they can burn your sensitive lips during this healing period.
Toothpaste can adversely affect your new lip color. Keep toothpaste off of your lips for 72 hours.
For a month after the procedure:
Do not use soaps, cleansing creams, or chemicals on the pigmented area(s). You risk stripping or rubbing away some of the color before your skin has had a chance to heal fully.
You may resume wearing lipstick, lipgloss, and moisturizer once your lips are healed. If the product stings or burns your lips, refrain from using them for another week.
For a lifetime after the procedure:
Avoid exposing the treated areas to the sun or a tanning bed.
If sun or UV exposure is unavoidable, apply “Chapstick with 30 SPF” to the lips before exposing the treated areas.
Keep products containing Glycolic, Hydroxy, Carmex, or Fruit Acid products away from your lips, as these products can ruin the integrity of your permanent cosmetics.
Good to know:
The treated area(s) will appear very intense and bright immediately after the procedure. Remember that as the skin heals and the pigmented areas set, the colors will soften and blend. Expect final results after thirty days.
Remember that final lip color results may take more than one session. Permanent lip color is not meant to replace true lipstick. Lip gloss will enrich the color of the pigment that has been implanted.