Lip Pre Care:

  • Hydrate well prior to the appointment. Your lips can NOT be dry for your appointment. If they are dry you will be required to reschedule and you will forfeit your deposit and a new deposit will be required to rebook.
  • Use a lip scrub (oil mixed with sugar-equal parts) a couple of times the week before your procedure.
  • Use a lip mask each night before your procedure to keep them hydrated. Lip masks can be found at Sephora or online; Aquaphor can
    be substituted if you don’t have a lip mask. Use Aquaphor during the day as well the week leading up to your appointment.
  • Do not work out, tan or have a sunburn on the face on the day of the procedure.
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine 24 hours before procedure (best to not have any but 1 small cup of coffee is fine if you’re used to it).
  • Do not take Aspirin or Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure, however, Tylenol is fine.
  • Do not use vitamin A topicals (retin A, retinol, etc.) around the treated area 1 week prior around the treated area.
  • Do not take Niacin, Vitamin E or Fish Oil for at least 2 weeks prior.
  • Cold sores are a risk of lip blush tattoos. I recommend obtaining a prescription for an antiviral medication, such as Valtrex, from your doctor prior to any lip procedure, to help avoid a cold sore outbreak. 3-5 days before and 3-5 days after.
  • L-lysine 2 weeks before the appointment and 2 weeks following the appointment to reduce the risk for cold sores and speeds healing.
  • Arnica Montana may be used 2 weeks prior to minimize possible bruising.

Lip Aftercare:

  • Day 1: Keep the area clean. Wipe lips every 30 minutes with the  wet cotton provided to you for the remainder of the day
  • Apply thin layer of ointment before bed
  • Day 2: Wash your lips with a gentle cleanser and water, blot dry and then apply a thin layer of ointment.
  • Day 2-14: Apply a thin layer of ointment anytime the lips start becoming dry.
  • Stay hydrated with water.
  • Avoid touching the lips except to care for them. Always wash hands thoroughly before caring for them.
  • Avoid hot drinks or soup for 48 hours
  • Avoid spicy, citrus, or food on the lips. Eat with a fork to avoid food on the lips.
  • Do not pick flakes, let them come off on their own. Picking will result in loss of color and possible scarring.

Lip Blush 4-5 days Healing Time

  • Day 1: The lips will be swollen, anywhere from 10-100%, and very vibrant in color. Bruising is also possible. Color will eventually fade 30-50% from the initial color.
  • Day 2: Color and swelling will have subsided slightly. Lips will feel dry.
  • Day 3: Lips will begin to flake and feel very dry.
  • Day 4: Flaking may still continue or be done by today.
  • Day 5: Flaking should be complete and color will be somewhat light but will slowly regenerate day by day over the course of 60 days.