Lip blushing is a form of permanent makeup. It is a cosmetic tattoo of the lips that enhances the beauty of the natural lip colour, improving the shape of the lips giving definition and the illusion of fullness.

In our youth lips are soft, full and have a beautiful natural tone. As we age we start to lose definition, volume and natural contour. Lip fillers while beautiful can also contribute to loss of definition and loss of lip border. Lip blushing is used to enhance your current lip shape and shade. It can reshape the lips, adjust the shade and visually increase the size of the lips. It adds back youthful shape and glow to ageing lips. In those with filler it adds back definition to the lip border and through correct placement of pigments lip blushing and fillers can have an absolutely stunning result. Lip blush gives very natural results once healed. For a stronger colour and effect at least two treatments may be needed.

If you suffer or have ever suffered from coldsores it is highly recommended you get an anti viral medication from your doctor to reduce the likelihood of coldsores appearing after your lip blush treatment.

The week before procedure exfoliate the lips every other day and keep moisturised with a nourishing lip balm. Lip blushing procedure gives best results when performed on healthy moisturised lips.

If getting fillers they must be done at least 4 weeks prior to procedure

-Please do not work out the day of the procedure.
-Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before the procedure. The skin should not be in the process of healing before the procedure!
-Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of the procedure.
-Do NOT take Fish oil, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure.
-Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before or after the procedure.

-Day 1- Lips will be swollen and bright
-Day 2-Swelling will subside and lips will appear darker
-Day 3 Lips will start to peel
-Day 4-5 peeling continues
-Day 6 peeling is gone
-Immediately after the area will be swollen and colour will look quite severe.

-On the day of treatment fluids will leak from the treatment area. The purpose of these fluids is to form scabs, however, we do not want these fluids to sit on your new tattoo and form these scabs. Every hour we want you to wipe the tattoo with sterile water on a cotton round and pat dry to prevent build up of fluids and scabs. When you wipe it is normal to see some colour come off with the fluids. You may ice your lips if they feel tender or swollen. Use a straw to drink fluids and be careful with your choice of foods.

-Day 2-5 Do NOT touch your tattoo with dirty fingers! Remember it is an open and healing wound and an infection could possibly ruin the results.
-Do not let the tattoo get wet for too long or it will make the scabs moist and fall off prematurely. We want these scabs to stay on as long as they can to allow time for the skin to heal underneath. Never pick at the scabs or it will result in uneven results.
-Moisturise as often as possible with the recommended ointment.
-No exercise until skin is healed.

-Once the scabs have fallen off you may apply makeup and return to your normal routine. Please note, as with all permanent makeup, once the scabs fall off your skin and tattoo colour may have a milky grey hue to it. This just means the surface skin is healed but the underneath layers are still healing. The complete healing process takes 6 weeks and your tattoo colour will ‘bloom’ during this time and in 6 weeks the full and final colour will show. It is only after 6 weeks that a touch up can be done as the area needs to be fully healed.

-Please note the tattoo results will be much softer and not as crisp once healed.
-Trust the process of healing and try not to worry when the colour disappears as this is a totally normal and important stage of healing.

-It is up to you to maintain your beautiful new tattoo. Please take note of the following
-Avoid and acids or peels on the area such as benzyl peroxide, retinol, Vitamin E and C.
-Always use sunscreen to avoid premature fading.
-Tattoo will fade and yearly touch ups are necessary to maintain the longevity and overall beauty of your tattoo. If you have oily skin, an iron deficiency or a strong immune system your pigment will not last as long and will not heal as crisp as others.