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LIP BLUSH AFTERCARE

The lips are a very sensitive area, so some discomfort/swelling is to be expected after the procedure, especially if you have lip fillers/injections. Some tenderness/swelling is normal and will typically subside within 72 hours. Lips are usually healed from the surface within 4 days, however, it takes longer for the internal tissues to repair. Some temporary changes in color are to be expected, as it takes a minimum of 30 days for the color to fully stabilize.

Day of procedure: Your lips will look very dark and very bold. Don't panic, once healed, the lip color will fade into a beautiful color. Your lips may feel tender and slightly swollen, which is normal. There is a chance of bruising, depending on your pre-care steps. Avoid spicy/greasy foods during this time.

  • After the procedure, make sure to blot any excess lymph fluid (clear-looking liquid) with a clean gauze/paper towel. 

  • 2-3 hours after the procedure, gently wash the treated area with a gentle, unscented cleanser. Pat your lips dry with a clean paper towel and let them air dry for a few minutes. After your lips are dry, gently apply a very thin layer of ointment over the treated area with clean fingers or a clean cotton swab. Do not apply a thick layer of ointment, as it could potentially interfere with the pigments that were placed into the lips.

Day 2-5: Your lips still may be a bit tender/swollen and you may notice small scabs starting to form and flake off- Do not pick/peel the scabs! Keep your lips hydrated and continue to avoid spicy/greasy foods during this time.

  • Gently wash the treated area twice a day (morning and night) with a gentle, unscented cleanser. Pat your lips dry with a clean paper towel and let them air dry for a few minutes. After they are dry, gently apply a very thin layer of ointment over the treated area with clean fingers or a clean cotton swab.

Day 6-14: Most of the swelling should be gone by this point. During this time, you will notice the scabs fall and flake off (if they haven’t already)- Do not pick/peel the scabs! Your lips will also seem very dry, which is why is it important to keep your lips well-hydrated!

Day 15+: Your lips should be almost fully healed by this point. You will notice the color of your lips has faded a significant amount, resulting in a soft and more natural color. You may notice some inconsistencies in shape/color, which is why the Perfecting Session is essential! You may have your Perfecting Session 4-8 weeks after the initial appointment.

For individuals with Herpes Simplex, it is common for individuals who are prone to cold sores/fever blisters to experience an outbreak after lip procedures, which poses a risk of pigment loss. It is important to speak to your physician prior to receiving a lip procedure, as they may offer you a prescription (like Zovirax or Valtrex) to take before/after your procedure.

*Please note that everyone's healing process will be different as everyone heals differently. Some individuals may scab more than average, while others may experience barely any scabbing. Age, skin type, health, diet, sun exposure, pre-existing conditions, etc. all play into how long it will take you to, personally, heal. Some individuals may heal quicker than anticipated, while others take longer than average.

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