Lip Blush After Care Instructions
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Do not consume caffeine or alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, etc before your appointment unless medically necessary or prescribed by a medical professional. If concerned please ask your doctor/medical professional before undergoing this procedure.
Avoid exercising the day of your appointment.
Do not get any laser treatments, chemical peels or other cosmetic procedures at least 4 weeks before your appointment.
Do not get lip injections or botox (around the area) at least 4 weeks before or after your appointment.
Please be aware that if you have the herpes simplex virus, you may experience a breakout following this treatment. It is highly recommended that you reach out to your medical professional and take an anti-viral medication such as Zivorax, Acyclovir, Famciclovir or Valacyclovir 5 days prior to your appointment, the day of appointment and 5 days following or as advised by your doctor/pharmacist. If you are experiencing an outbreak of cold sores on the day of your appointment the procedure can not be done that day.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The area will feel a bit sore. There may be some swelling & minor bruising that only lasts for a couple of days.
The colour of the tattoo will darken as scabs begin to form. The scabs will fall off within 3-10 days depending on how your skin heals.
Fluids may leak from the tattoo. You do not want these fluids to sit on your tattoo. You will want to wipe your tattoo every hour with a wet cotton round and pat the area dry.
You may apply a cold compress to your lips + take Advil to help with the swelling.
Do not touch your tattoo with dirty fingers, remember it is an open and healing wound.
Don't get your tattoo too wet. It will make the scabs soggy and fall off prematurely. You want to keep the scabs on for as long as you can, let them fall off naturally.
Moisturize with the provided ointment. Moisturize as often as you like. It is best to keep your lips extremely hydrated.
Avoid harsh cleansers, creams, makeup, or any other products on the treated area until all the scabs have naturally fallen off.
Don’t pick, scratch or bite off the scabs. Let the scabs fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring, loss of pigment, or an infection.
Do not expose your tattoo to UV rays or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure.
Do not sweat on the tattoo until all the scabs have come off naturally. Sweat can breakdown the pigment from your tattoo.
Do not get any facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post appointment date.
Once the scabs have completely fallen off, you may apply makeup over the area and return back to your normal routine.
Please note, after the scabs come off your tattoo may have a milky/grey hue to it. This just means that the surface skin is healed but the underneath layers still need time to heal.
The complete healing process takes 6 weeks. It is only after 6 weeks that a touchup to the tattoo can be done. Healed results will vary with each individual and are extremely dependant on your skin and how you care for your tattoo during healing.
It may take more than one session to achieve your desired result.
Long Term Care.
It is strongly recommend that you do not use any of the following on your tattoo: Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glycolic Acid, ACV, Vitamin E+C, and Retinol. These products can fade your tattoo faster.
UV rays can deteriorate the pigment and lighten the tattoo faster. Use sunscreen on your lips.
Salt water and chlorine can also deteriorate the pigment faster as well. Rinse with water after contact.
If you are having any laser or facial beauty treatments please inform your technician before procedures that you have a permanent makeup tattoo.
If you have oily skin, an iron deficiency, or a very strong immune system, your pigment may not last as long and will not heal as crisp as others.
This treatment does fade after 1-3 years depending on your skin and lifestyle. Touch-ups are necessary to maintain the longevity and overall beauty of your tattoo.
The information contained in this document is not intended to offer or imply medical advice. Please consult your physician regarding any medical questions.