Lip Blush Pre/Post Care
If you've never had any lip tattoos/blush applied before, consultations are not required, and you may book an appointment after reading the following page. Please read below carefully and thoroughly and treat it as an "online consultation." Failing to follow the below instructions and requirements will result in your appointment being cancelled and a fee.
Come to your appointment prepared:
The procedure should involve very minimal pin-point bleeding. Therefore, during your procedure you want to avoid any excessive bleeding, which can drastically effect your ability to numb and the overall results. Therefore DO not drink alcohol or caffeine the day you are to have your procedure. Do not take any blood thinning medications (unless prescribed by a doctor for medial reasons) one week before your appointment (aka: Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Ibuprofen, etc)
No tanning/excessive sun exposure 2 weeks before procedure (and 2 weeks after).
No Lip Filler/treatments 3 weeks before procedure (or 4 weeks after)
Plan your procedure with your schedule/vacations/events! DO NOT schedule when you have an incoming event that conflicts with healing. You will need 5-7 days heal. Expect an additional "perfecting" touch-up 6 weeks after the first appointment (the perfecting session is free).
Please eat before the procedure, since you want normal blood sugar levels for any tattooing procedure. You will not feel like eating after (And you have to wait 3 hours for any food)
You will want to start a lip scrub once a day for 3 days before your procedure so that your lips are prepped and don't have a rough texture, which will prevent proper pigment saturation and a poor healed result. Use the morning of your appointment. Do not over scrub to the point that you have raw or compromised skin.
You may buy a lip scrub from any local drug store or make a sugar lip scrub at home (google sugar lip scrub) in order to exfoliate off dead layers of skin.
Use moisturizer often on you lips in the days prior to the procedure to maintain smooth texture.
VERY IMPORTANT: If you have a history of cold sores you'll need to start taking an anti-viral prescription (Valacyclovir, Denavir (penciclovir), Valtrex or acyclovir (Zovirax)), at least a week BEFORE your proposed procedure. Cold sore outbreaks are often triggered by stress or trauma to the lips and skin. Therefore if you are a carrier, lip blush will likely cause an outbreak if you do not take an anti-viral medication prior. Your appointment WILL be cancelled if you have had a history of cold sores and do not follow this instruction (with cancellation fees). This is because cold sores will effect the healing/results and can even lead to scarring. So please do not skip this step, you will be happy you didn't and have better results.
If you are nervous, consider bringing headphones and music. Numbing will be used during the whole procedure.
You CANNOT get permanent makeup if any of the following apply to you (indicated with Red):
Pregnancy/breast feeding- NO EXCEPTIONS
Use of Accutane (acne medication)- must discontinue for 1 year before getting any permanent makeup procedures.
Hemophilia- Bleeding Disorder
Trichotillomania- Compulsive pulling of body hair or scabs on body
Keloid Scarring history- If you've ever had a diagnosed keloid scar, you need to supply a Doctors approval note at your appointment
have Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator/Stint
Cold Sores- You can get the Lip Blush procedure IF you take a prescription anti-viral medication for cold sores PRIOR to you appointment
If you are Hemophiliac
Recent lip fillers (in the past 3 weeks)
Any active skin disease/condition on the face (cold sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, severe acne in the brow area, actinic keratosis, rosacea, contact dermatitis, shingles, etc,) any other skin conditions that are not listed please ask about before booking
Epilepsy- Must get a doctors note for approval
Uncontrolled Diabetic OR Uncontrolled High blood pressure
Minors cannot get lip blush, even with parental approval
Chemotherapy or Radiation treatments - You can get microblading with a doctors note of approval.
The following conditions (indicated with blue) do not prevent you from getting permanent makeup, but should be considered when deciding if it is right for you.
Cirrhosis of the Liver: Susceptible to infection
Scar tissue: Scars can be tattooed over, however be aware that scar tissue can prevent proper healing; pigment may not take to the skin at all. This can happens if you've had microblading or permanent makeup in the past.
Platelet Disorders- Causes more bleeding to occur, and therefore lower pigment retention.
Moles/raised areas in or around the area: Pigment will not be put into moles or anything raised but you can be tattooed around them
Thyroid medications: Potential for faster fading and need for more touch-ups
Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus etc): Due to the medicines to treat these disorders, pigment will not retain well
Anemia: Will require more touch-ups
Tanning: May alter color over time
MEDICATIONS: Taking certain medications can effect your skin and the way it heals. Taking a lot of different medications at once will also make it harder to predict how well the permanent makeup will heal on you (no its not the same as a regular tattoo).
The following medications will prevent proper pigment retention and if you take any of these regularly you should not get permanent makeup:
Time spent in the sun and overall health play a factor in fading/healing.
These instructions and requirements are for your safety and are recommended for the best results possible. If you show up to your appointment/book your appointment without following any/all of the above requirements including pre-care or you have any of the conditions indicated in red above, you will be turned away and charged a cancellation fee. If you experience any of the conditions above indicated in blue, then by scheduling you except the possible outcomes explained.
You may want to have a few days off from work for the swelling/scabbing stage of the healing (usually done within 3 days)
Please apply moisturizer (provided free at the appointment) often, do not let you lips dry out for the first 5-7 days.
Do not eat or drink (except water), for the first 3 hours following procedure. Do not drink hot beverages for the first 2-3 days (or use a straw, so that the drink isn't hot on the lips). After eating rinse mouth with mouth wash for the first couple days
DO NOT RUB lips or try to exfoliate dead/shedding skin in ANY WAY.
If the area starts to get itchy, this is normal, don’t itch the area. This can cause scars and poor healing.
NO exercising for first 24 hours.
Do not touch the newly tattooed areas with your uncleaned fingers. Wash your hands every time you apply the moisturizer
Try and sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side or stomach could increase the risk of pulling off healing skin, causing pigment to come out with the scabs.
Do not pick or itch the flaking, scabbing skin. This could pull the pigment out and cause scarring (flaking and scabs are natural reactions and should fall off on their own COMPLETELY). Even small amounts of picking, or "helping" a scab fall off can drastically change how much fading occurs and cause a very patchy and undesirable result
No sun/tanning beds for at least 2 weeks. Understand that any tanning/sun exposure will fade the pigment and possibly change its color over time, even after the healing is completed. Consider purchasing SPF lip balm and start using 7 days post procedure, to protect the lips and extend the best color possible (I recommend SunBum lip balm)
You can use lip makeup/gloss on lips after 14 days.
No HOT showers, exercising, or saunas directly after the procedure. Shower pressure should not go directly on the tattooed area for 10-14 days. Wait 2 weeks to submerge face in a swimming pool/hot tub.
Color changes occur during the healing and are completely normal. During the healing you may also experience the color disappearing and then coming back during the following 6 weeks. The final color is seen 6 weeks post.
Touch-ups happen 6-10 weeks post appointment. Touch-ups are for any necessary areas and the healing tends to be easier this time, but involves the same process.