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Lip Blushing


Lip blushing is a cosmetic procedure that involves the application of semi-permanent pigment to the lips, resulting in a natural-looking tint. It is a form of cosmetic tattooing that enhances the color, shape, and definition of the lips. 

During the procedure, we use a small needle to deposit the pigment into the upper layers of the lips. The color is carefully chosen to match or enhance the client's natural lip color, or they can opt for a different shade for a more dramatic effect. The process typically takes around 2-3 hours, including numbing time.

Lip blushing can provide various benefits, such as adding fullness and volume to the lips, correcting asymmetry, and giving a more youthful appearance. It can also help to define the lip borders and create a more defined cupid's bow.

The results of lip blushing can last anywhere from 1-3 years, depending on factors such as individual skin type, lifestyle, and aftercare. Over time, the pigment gradually fades, allowing clients to adjust or change the color if desired.


It is important to note that lip blushing is a cosmetic procedure that should be performed by a trained and experienced professional to ensure safety and achieve desired results. Proper aftercare, such as avoiding sun exposure and following the recommended healing instructions, is crucial for optimal results and longevity.


What to Expect


  • If you are prone to cold sores/fever blisters, start an antiviral medication (Valtrex) 2 days before and 2 days after procedure to prevent outbreak.

  • Use a lip scrub and moisturizing balm in your daily skincare routine for one week to prime the lips for treatment.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before your appointment.

  • Exfoliate your lips lightly and put on a lip mask (Aquaphor works) the night before your appointment.

  • Skip applying makeup before the session.

  • Drink LOTS of water and eat before the session.

  • Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, or drink excessive alcohol at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.

  • Do not take any prescription blood thinners (including aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, or drink excessive alcohol) at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.


  •  Take antiviral medication (Valtrex) 2 days post procedure, on the day of and 2 days after to prevent an outbreak.

  •  Apply supplied ointment on lips several times a day. This should be done for at least 14 days post treatment.  Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a light layer of ointment. Make sure to dab on skin, do not rub in.

  • Itching is normal, DO NOT PICK!

  • No soaps, cleansing creams, or chemicals on lips. Wash your face carefully avoiding the lip area for 7 days.

  • Avoid moisture to the lips such as Hot Soup, Hot Cocoa, or Hot Coffee for 5 days. Drink everything through a straw until lips completely peel. DO NOT stretch the lips.

  • Avoid water on the new pigmented areas as much as possible, the First 7 days. (when showering, washing face, etc. have ointment on the pigmented area to protect lips from water). Do not stand in front of shower head when showering.

  • Avoid facials, swimming and or hot tubs for at least five days.

  • Before brushing your teeth, seal lips with ointment first. Put cotton balls in gum areas so toothbrush will not rub against the lips. No whitening toothpaste (during the healing process). Use a small amount of toothpaste. Take a straw with you to the bathroom to retrieve water to swish with. Do not bleach your teeth while your lips are healing (about 2 weeks).

  • You may apply an ice pack (which must be protected with a wet barrier film of paper toweling, towel or cloth) for 10-minute intervals for the first 48 hours. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired. Do not put ice directly on area.

  • Do not expose the lips to direct sunlight (tanning or tanning bed) for 4 weeks. This is new skin and will sunburn easily and direct sun prematurely may also cause scarring. Use a lip gloss with sunblock of at least 30 SPF to protect the lips when outdoors.

  • Chapstick may be used on the lips after the 2nd week.

  • You may wear lipstick after the first week, make sure the tube of lipstick is new.

  • Do not bite into greasy, oily, salty or spicy foods, rather cut them up and place them into your mouth. 

  • While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips at this will impede the healing process. DO NOT PICK dry healing tissue or you WILL remove the pigment color!

  • Sleeping slightly elevated will help prevent swelling. It’s recommended to sleep on your back on a satin pillow case. If the pillowcase is not satin, you may also wrap your pillowcase at night and replace with a fresh wrap in the morning. This keeps pigment from sticking to the pillowcase at night.

  • No smoking while lips are healing! (Approximately two weeks)

  • No kissing, rubbing or friction on your newly tinted lips until the area is totally healed or else you will lose tinting (about 2 weeks).

  • Avoid Retin-A, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) near lips to prevent premature fading.

  • Lips may be dry for 3 to 5 months depending on the body reaction.

Things to Consider

  • The color you see now is not the color you will end up with. The color and even the shape may look different after the skin has completely healed. It is normal to have color/pigment loss. 

  • During the healing period it is normal to lose anywhere from 10% up to even 60% of your color. The amount of retention versus loss depends on your skin type and condition, overall health, medications, desired goals, pigment choice, lifestyle and before and aftercare, and how well your skin retains the pigment.

  • Permanent makeup is considered to be a permanent change in the skins tissue. There is no true way of knowing how to predict how long or how well your skin will hold onto the pigment.

  • Immediately after your permanent makeup procedure, there is pigment in the skin and outside the skin, which is what makes the color look vibrant and bright. As the skin heals it covers the pigment with new skin cells creating a so called “filter” which then makes the healed results appear softer (less vibrant) in color and tone. Once the skin has completely healed, after about 6-12 weeks or so, gently exfoliating your skin in the treated area once to twice a week. Moisturizing the treated area daily will also help to keep your permanent makeup looking fresh for years to come.

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