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LIP AFTERCARE

Day of procedure:

  • Rinse with water 2x within first hour of finishing treatment

  • Wash with provided cleanser after eating, drinking, licking lips (which should be avoided) and right before bed

  • Apply ointment as often as necessary to keep lips comfortable. You may apply frequently but use a small amount, similar to how you would apply chapstick.  

  • Drink from a straw

  • Avoid spicy, salty, minty, and citrusy foods 

  • Eat foods that do not require you to stretch your lips and can be eaten with a fork (i.e. avoid burritos, hamburgers, sushi, etc.)

  • Apply ice as needed to reduce swelling

  • NO kissing (partners, pets, children, etc)

  • No sun exposure

Days 2-5

  • Wash morning, night, and after eating or drinking

  • Apply ointment as often as necessary to keep lips comfortable. You may apply frequently but use a small amount, similar to how you would apply chapstick.  

  • Drink from a straw

  • Eat foods that do not require you to stretch your lips and can be eaten with a fork (i.e. avoid burritos, hamburgers, sushi, etc.)

  • NO kissing (partners, pets, children, etc)

  • No sun exposure

For the first 7-10 days

  • No sun or tanning beds (if you will be spending time outside, protect your face with a hat)

  • No picking or scratching at any scabs 

  • No hot, sweaty exercise until lips have naturally exfoliated completely (hot yoga, sauna, spin class, etc) Light to moderate exercise is fine 

  • No hot tubs, pools, rivers, or lakes

  • No long, hot showers. Try to keep showers short and cool, as sweating and steam can draw the pigment out.

  • Do not put your face directly into the shower stream

  • Do your best to keep your face dry during your shower, have a clean towel ready to pat dry as needed

  • Keep skincare products (except aftercare products) away from the lips (about 1 inch)

  • NO makeup on the lips (wipe with a cotton bud soaked in brow cleanser immediately if any makeup touches the lips)

  • Try to sleep on your back (sleeping on your face can rub off scabs and cause pigment to come out prematurely)

For as long as you have permanent makeup:

  • If you will be exposing your face to the sun, wear a hat whenever possible and apply at least SPF 50 beforehand (sun exposure WILL make your lips fade faster and can change the color)

  • NO tanning beds

What to expect during the healing process:

Day 1

  • Lips will have mild to moderate swelling immediately following the treatment. Swelling may increase in the following hours, but ice may be used to help reduce swelling. Ice as needed for 5-10 minutes at a time. Be sure to wrap ice in a clean towel and do not apply ice directly to skin. Color will be bold & vibrant. This is normal and expected, please do not panic and trust the process. The color will fade 50-70%.

Day 2 

  • Lips will feel extremely dry and may start to crack/peel. Mild swelling may still be present. 

Days 3-5

  • Lips should begin peeling/exfoliating. This stage usually lasts 24-48 hours. NO picking at lip skin, allow it to come off naturally.

Days 6-30+

  • Lips will feel dry/dehydrated as deeper layers of tissue continue to heal. Use aquaphor as often as necessary to keep them comfortable & hydrated. At this stage there is no risk of over applying so be generous with your application. 

Note:

Lip blush takes a full 8-10 weeks to settle into the skin. The color will change slightly as it settles. Some days it may appear darker, lighter, less pink, more pink, etc. Please be patient and do not make any judgments until 8 weeks. 

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