What is Lip Blush?
Often called ‘lip tattooing’, lip blushing is a cosmetic enhancement procedure that alters the shape and color of the lips to reveal fuller, younger-looking lips. This permanent procedure aims to enhance the natural beauty of the lips and defines them to give the illusion of fullness.
What makes this procedure super popular among women is that it promises natural-looking results. The healing process is also quick and easy. If you want fuller, beautiful lips that look natural, lip blushing is the way to go!
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What are the benefits of Lip Blush?
Long-lasting lip color
Increased pigmentation for pale and aging lips
The ability to customize your lip shade
Fuller-looking lips without need for injectables or surgery
Enhanced lip symmetry
Color correction for scars and uneven pigmentation
Contraindications for Lip Blush?
Not everyone is a good candidate for a lip blush tattoo. If any of the following applies to you, then this procedure is not the best for you.
Those under 18 years of age
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
Smoker, leads to less than optimal retention.
Herpes Zoster in the face
Herpes Simplex with a regular break out (approx. 3 times a year)
Currently have an outbreak or have had an outbreak approximately 3 times a
Outbreaks compromise color retention leading to more touch ups. It could
also cause the body to be stressed causing more outbreaks.
Pregnancy & Nursing
Diabetes Type 1
Active Skin Disorders on the treated area: Cold Sores, Shingles, Impetigo,
Psoriasis, Pink Eye, Sunburn, Severe Acne
Blood Disorders: Sickle Cell, Hemophilia
Accutane (must be off for 6 months)
Steroids (must be off for 6 months)
Preparing for Lip Blush
In the days leading up to your appointment, exfoliation and hydration are key. Include a lip scrub and moisturizing balm into your daily skincare routine to prime the area. Walking into your session with smooth, soft lips ensures that the pigment maintains an even, vibrant appearance and aids the healing journey.
Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before your appointment.
If this is your first lip blush session, meet with your technician for an initial consultation and do a patch test to prevent any preventable side effects from the cosmetic tattooing process.
What to Expect
Mild swelling is common, bruising may occur for the first 3-5 days.
Apply a cool gel pack on top of a clean tissue to reduce swelling.
During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin, do not pick to avoid pigment lifting and allow the dry skin to come off on it's own.
Expect the color to gradually lighten by up to 40% once the healing process is complete.
Color may appear uneven at different stages of healing. Be patient and trust the process.
The healing process of lip blushing is similar to that of a tattoo. You’ll see swelling and redness, which you can help treat with ice or cold compresses. While it may be tempting to bandage your lips, you should let them air-dry for best results.
As your lips start to heal, the skin will scab for about a week. Do not pick at these scabs — this may cause scarring and uneven tone as your lip tattoo heals.
Place petroleum jelly on your lips for relief and protection.
You may also consider avoiding intense workouts for a few weeks as your lips heal. Avoid direct sun exposure during this time, too. Don’t worry if your lips look darker than you anticipated; this is a normal side effect that will wear off as your lips heal.
Expect to see full results from lip blushing in about a month. Your provider may ask you to come in for a follow-up appointment at this time to assess your results.
A touch-up session may be required after a couple of months to achieve the precise color you want.