What is Lip Blush?
Lip blushing is a semi-permanent cosmetic treatment that gives a light wash, or blush, of colour to the lips. A needle is used to tap colour into the top layer of the skin, although the results are a world away from the hard pigments of lip tattooing from years ago. Instead, once healed, you can expect a finish similar to that of a lip stain. There are options to have a more “lipstick” look to the lip blush should you so wish.
As well as giving a natural boost of colour to the lips, it can also help to cover loss of pigmentation, scarring, and can be a game changer for people who don’t have a naturally defined border and struggle to line their lips.
What does the procedure involve?
If you have had fillers or botox before, the procedure is pretty standard. We will arrange a free initial consultation to discuss what you would like to achieve from the treatment, including shape and colour. We will also perform a patch test to rule out and reactions (this is incredibly rare for anyone to be allergic, but safety first)!
A consultation form will be filled out and anaesthetic applied and it’s time to get down to business!
The shape is pre-drawn making sure the lips are symmetrical as possible (we can only work on lip tissue). The outline is implanted first and then we fill the remainder of the lips. Anaesthetic is applied continuously to keep you comfortable.
You will need to come back for a top up 4-6 weeks later.
LIP BLUSH CONSULTATION AND PATCH TEST-FREE
LIP BLUSH INCLUDING TOP UP £350
LIP BLUSH COLOUR BOOST 0-11 MONTHS POST INIITIAL TREATMENT £150
LIP BLUSH COLOUR BOOST 12-18 MONTHS POST INIITIAL TREATMENT £175
LIP BLUSH COLOUR BOOST 18 + MONTHS POST INIITIAL TREATMENT £250
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY LIP BLUSHING SESSION? BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT:
- Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, or drink excessive alcohol at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.
- Do not take any prescription blood thinners at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.
- Discontinue any vitamin A skin care products (Retin-A, retinols) close to the enhancement area at least two weeks prior to your procedure. **I recommend NOT using these products over or around the tattooed area after you receive your cosmetic tattoo. It could cause fading and distortion of color.**
- Discontinue use of AHA (chemical exfoliation) skin care products close to the area to be tattooed at least one week prior to your procedure.
- No laser or electrolysis on or around the treatment area one week prior to procedure.
- No Botox or fillers in the procedure area less than one week prior.
- Plan trips or events a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. Due to unwanted elements Limit the amount of caffeine you consume the morning of your appointment.
- Do not have any chemical peels, dermabrasions, mesotherapy, or any other intense treatments which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation 3-4 weeks before procedure.
- If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
- It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your appointment in full. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
- Bring in your favorite lip color if you have a specific color your wanting to achieve
- If you have existing cosmetic tattooing you need to contact us BEFORE booking your appointment.
CAN LIP BLUSHING BE DONE ON ANYONE/ EVERYONE?
lip blushing is not for everyone. please read the contraindications carefully. if any of the following apply to you, this procedure is not recommended…
If you have previous cosmetic tattooing, send an email (before booking!!) with a picture or book a 15 minute consultation before booking your appointment.
- You are a smoker (pigment may not retain properly, colors may distort). …If you have a history of MRSA
- You have psoriasis in the treatment area.
- You have an auto-immune disease.
- You have thyroid/graves disease (medication may cause pigment to not retain properly). …You have anemia (pigment may not retain properly).
- You have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring.
- You are currently undergoing chemotherapy.
- You are pregnant or nursing. (You cannot have this service. No exceptions.)
- You have Diabetes type 1 or 2 (due to slow healing and infection, color may or may not retain well).
- If you are under a doctor’s care and have questions at ALL about being able to have this procedure, it is your responsibility to meet with your doctor and get written approval.
HOW LONG DO LIP TATTOOS TAKE TO HEAL?
Lip tattoos take between 3 and 10 days to heal, depending on the size and depth of the treatment.
WILL THE TATTOO FADE?
The colour intensity first and then will fade up to 50% after the first treatment, which is why we recommend a top up 6 weeks later.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
The treatment is not painful, with most of our clients reporting only minor discomfort.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS?
Clients who have suffered from cold sores (Herpes virus – Herpes simplex) can experience symptoms of the infection after the treatment to the lips. Anti-herpes medication is available over the counter or on prescription and has been shown to prevent or minimize such outbreaks.
Also, lips after the procedure may appear very flaky/crusty for up to one week following the procedure.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Results will always vary from person to person, after your initial session and the touch up, your results should last between 2-5 years. Additional touch ups may be required depending on the person and look desired. Permanent makeup ink is not the same as body art ink, and by design it does not last as long as body art ink.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?
- There will be moderate swelling, redness and bruising for the first 5 days.
- Apply a Ziploc bag filled with water and ice for no more than 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling.
- During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own.
- Expect the color to eventually lighten by up to 50% once the healing process is complete.
- Color may appear uneven at different stages of healing. Be patient. This is a process that does not yield immediate results.