LIP BLUSHING FAQ'S +
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
WHAT IS LIP BLUSHING?
Lip Blushing is a semi-permanent makeup process that creates a subtle and natural-looking tint on your lips. Our expert artists use high-quality pigments combined with our innovative techniques to give you the perfect lip blush.
WHAT IF MY LIPS ARE DARK OR UNEVEN?
If your lips are dark, in order to achieve the desired result, you may need to first neutralize your lips. To neutralize your lips it may require multiple sessions. If you think you may need neutralization prior to Lip Blushing, feel free to send us a picture of your lips with no makeup, including gloss. Click here to upload your photo.
DO I HAVE TO BOOK A CONSULTATION BEFORE HAVING MY PROCEDURE?
No, it is not necessary to book a consultation prior to booking your Lip Blush procedure. We do a full consultation on the day of your appointment to go over color, concerns, and any questions you may have. A consultation is only required if you have previous Lip Tattoo or think you may need a Neutralized session first.
WHAT IF I JUST HAD LIP FILLER DONE?
Lip Fillers must be done at least 3 months prior to your scheduled appointment.
DO I NEED TO TAKE AN ANTIVIRAIL PRIOR THE SERVICE?
Whether you are prone to Cold sores or not, you MUST start an anti-viral vitamin such as L-Lysine 1000mg (sold over the counter) or if you regularly get prescribed for your cold sores like Valtrex please start your meds 5 days prior to your scheduled appointment. If you are able to get a prescription from your doctor, that is best.
CAN I GET LIP BLUSHING IF I HAVE CHAPPED LIPS?
It's best to exfoliate and moisturize your lips starting 3 days prior to your scheduled appointment. If you come to our appointment with chapped flaky lips you will cause trauma to your lips and the color retention will be poor. If your lips are too dry or chapped, we will reschedule your appointment causing you to forfeit your deposit. A new deposit will be required for you new scheduled appointment.
ARE TOUCH UPS NECESSARY OR REQUIRED?
YES and YES. It is very important that you understand that all permanent makeup appointments require a follow up session 6 -8 weeks post initial session. Every client heals differently and it is impossible to accurately predict how your body will absorb pigment and heal. Therefore the required touch-up is done 6 weeks after the first appointment. During the touch-up appointment, we will analyze how the skin received the pigment and will make any necessary corrections to color, and shape. The touch-up session is often referred to as the Perfecting session because it is just that. Although rare, in some cases you may either not need a touch up at all or need an additional session to achieve desired results and will be charged accordingly.
WILL I STILL HAVE TO USE MAKEUP AFTER I GET MY LIPS DONE?
We strive to give you the best results possible. However, depending on how your body heals and your desired look, it may be necessary to use makeup to achieve that result. Sometimes our bodies will reject the pigment, which can then effect the overall result, in addition the use of skincare, skin care treatments, skin type and lifestyle all play a role in the overall result. Remember Permanent Makeup is a LOW Maintenance treatment, NOT a NO maintenance one. :)
HOW LONG DOES LIP BLUSH LAST?
There are a lot of factors to keep in mind when it comes to retention. Skin types (normal, oily, dry) , Skincare routines, medications, sun exposure, and certain lifestyles also affect the lasting effect of the pigment. Glycolic, and Retinoids are types of resurfacing regimens which cause faster fading. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. That being said, this is what we know to be the average retention times. Lip Blushing can last about 18 months. To maintain your permanent makeup, refreshers are highly suggested every 12-24 months.
IS PERMANENT MAKEUP PAINFUL?
Our goal is to have clients as comfortable as possible. That being said, before the procedure takes place, we numb the area with a highly effective, topical anesthetic cream. To ensure continued comfort during the procedure we apply a gel anesthetic only when needed. Keep in mind, pain levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you are comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Most of our clients report little or no pain and have sometimes fallen asleep during the procedure.
CAN I GET PERMANENT MAKEUP IF I'M PREGNANT OR NURSING?
As a precaution, we do not perform any permanent make up services during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET PERMANENT MAKEUP?
You must be 18 years or older to have this service performed
YOU ARE NOT A CANDIDATE FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP IF YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
Those using Accutane, prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation, with transmittable blood disease such as HIV, or Hepatitis B or C, Patients undergoing chemotherapy, Pregnant or breast feeding, diabetic/ insulin dependent, , Auto-immune Conditions (Doctor note is required), epilepsy, hemophilia or heart disease or using heart medications, have skin disease or conditions on or near your eyebrows- Such as Eczema, Shingles, or Psoriasis, Had Botox or fillers in the last 2 weeks, Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine, under the age of 18 years old or Allergic to makeup or color, and /or On prescription strength medications or treatments that affect the dermal layer.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT?
Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:
Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen, green tea, vitamin E or any other Herbs (fish oil) 3 days prior to your procedure as these naturally thin your blood. Tylenol is fine.
Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks 24 hours before appointment. This will minimize bleeding or swelling during and after procedure
Blood thinning medications must be discontinued, however this must only be done with the approval of your Physician only
Any signs of infection, trauma or breakouts near and on the area to be treated please send me photos immediately and 48 hours prior to your appointment to ensure we may still be able to proceed on the treatment
Avoid working out 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment
Do not tan or sub bathe 30 days before and after the procedure.
Do not have chemical peels, microdermabrasion, mesotherapy or any other intense treatments which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation 4 weeks before the procedure.
Avoid using Retin-A or Retinols around the area to be treated 4 weeks prior to your appointment and 30 days after your procedure
If you have previously been prescribed Accutane, you must be off the prescription for one year- NO EXCEPTIONS
Avoid cosmetic procedures such as Botox no less than two weeks prior to your appointment or 3 weeks post.
Fillers in or around lips must be done 3 months prior or post your Lip Blushing appointment
Certain antibiotics can effect the retention and overall result of your permanent makeup, it is advisable to please reschedule your appointment accordingly.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP TO HEAL?
It takes approximately 7-14 days for lips to heal over, and about 30 days for the color to fully set in. Your lips will go through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear natural immediately after the procedure and will appear much darker the following day. During the skins regeneration, after peeling (about 7-12 days) lips may appear lighter than original state with a light opaque mask over the treated areas. The final look of your lips will be apparent approximately 6 weeks after your procedure. Healed results vary depending on each client and in some cases a gloss or lip color may be required to achieve desired results.
WHAT ARE SOME RISKS/COMPLICATIONS OF PERMANENT MAKEUP?
We take all proper precautions for a safe session by using new disposable only products, disposable and sterilized needles and sanitized environment Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it is possible- we highly suggest a patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to Topical makeup products. Patch tests should be performed 5-7 days prior to your appointment. Additional complications include, asymmetry - although we make every effort to avoid this, keep in mind our faces are not symmetrical so adjustments may be needed during the follow-up session to correct any unevenness. Pigmentation loss can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding and not adhering to my aftercare instructions can all effect more than normal retention. Although bruising or swelling is not common in some, excessive swelling or bruising can happen. In this case ice packs can help reduce swelling. Slight swelling calms within 3 days.
HOW WILL I LOOK AFTER MY TREATMENT? WILL I BE ABLE TO RETURN TO WORK?
There is no downtime and you may return to work the same day. When you leave the studio, the treated area will begin to oxidize - meaning your body will begin to heal itself and will start to look darker or brighter in the hours following. The following day will be the most exaggerated days as the treated area may look bolder/darker for about 3 days. As your skin heals, the color will lighten.
CAN I STILL GIVE OR DONATE BLOOD?
WILL I SEE THE SHAPE BEFORE YOU START THE TREATMENT?
The day of your appointment we discuss your Lip goals, your beauty preferences and overall look you desire. Once we agree on the shape and overall look, I will start the treatment.
WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE THE RESULT?
Due to the nature of our business and chemistry of our bodies, there are no guarantees and no refunds. We highly recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists' work before making a decision to book. We strive to always do our best to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure and always get the approval prior to starting. We never proceed without the client's approval. Healed results vary depending on each client and in some cases a pencil or powder may still be required to achieve desired results. Additional appointments may be necessary to achieve desired results and will be charged accordingly. Prices are subject to change at any time.