LIP BLUSH AFTERCARE
Each client’s skin will respond differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, and the number of sessions needed for your desired results and color retention. This information acts as a guideline only, and we cannot guarantee your results.
After Your Lip Blush Session
What to Expect During and After Your Lip Blush Session
The complete healing process takes about 6 weeks depending on your skin regeneration. During this process, your lips will go through several phases.
The area will feel tender and a little sore. The color will look vibrant and darker/brighter. There may be some swelling and minor bruising that only lasts for approximately 1-2 days.
The next day, the color of the tattoo will darken as scabs begin to form, there may still be some swelling or minor bruising.
The scab will fall off within 3-10 days depending on your skin.
Day of Treatment
Body fluids will leak from the tattoo to form scabs. You do not want these fluids to sit on your tattoo and form these scabs. It is recommended that you gently blot your lips every few hours with a wet cotton pad to ensure no fluids sit and form scabs. You may ice the skin if it is feeling tender or swollen after the procedure. Please wrap an ice pack or a ziplock of ice in a napkin and place on the area.
Do NOT 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 touch your tattoo with dirty fingers, remember it is an opened and healing wound. An infection could possibly ruin the tattoo.
Do NOT get your tattoo too wet for too long. It will make the scabs soggy and easier to fall off prematurely. Remember, you want to keep the scabs on for as long as you can, let them fall off naturally.
Moisturize with the recommended or provided ointment. Moisturize as often as you like.
Do NOT sleep on your face to avoid lifting your scabs prematurely and make sure you’re sleeping on a clean pillowcase to avoid infection.
Avoid harsh cleansers, creams, makeup, or any other products on the treated area until all the scabs have naturally fallen off. These things can jeopardize the healing of the tattoo.
Sun tanning, UV/UVA rays or chemicals for 30 days. These things can alter the appearance of your tattoo dramatically.
AVOID activities that will cause sweating sweat on the tattoo until all the scabs have come off naturally for 2 weeks.
Do NOT get any facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post appointment date.
After Scabbing Phase
Once the scabs have completely fallen off, you may apply makeup over the area and return back to your normal routine. Note that 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. At 6 weeks the true and final color of the tattoo will show. It is only after 6 weeks that a touch up to the tattoo can be done.
Please note that your tattoo will be softer and not as crisp when healed.
Note that results will vary with each individual and are extremely dependent on your skin and how you care for it during healing. It may take more than one session to achieve your desired result.
Once Fully Healed
It is strongly recommend that you do not use any of the following on your tattoo: Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glycolic acid, Apple cider vinegar, Vitamin E and C, and Retinol. these products can lighten or fade your tattoo faster. We also recommend wearing SPF 30 up to SPF 50 as the UV rays will deteriorate the pigment and lighten or fade the tattoo faster as well. 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.