Lip blushing is considered a semi-permanent makeup treatment where your provider will tattoo pigment into your lips to enhance their color and appearance. Tiny pigments are deposited in your lips using small needles. Lip blushing is more of a cosmetic procedure rather than traditional tattooing. Lip blushing focuses on altering shape and color to create younger-looking lips.
Lip blushing begins with your provider numbing your lips to keep you comfortable. While waiting for the numbing to take effect, you will discuss your lip shape and tone. Consider bringing sketches that will help you decide how to tattoo your lips. A natural-looking pigment is then inserted into your lips using small needles. Finally, lip blushing is done in multiple layers to create an even tone.
The process usually takes between one and three hours. You may need to repeat the process every few years to maintain your lip blushing results. Be careful when using lip exfoliation, exposing your lips to the sun without protection, and smoking. All these practices can make the lip blushing pigment fade.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Lip blushing FAQ :
Is lip blushing painful?
You will be given a numbing agent before the procedure to help minimize pain and discomfort. In addition, you might consider taking acetaminophen before your appointment to help with pain management.
Is lip blushing permanent?
It is considered a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure.
Are there side effects to lip blushing?
Lip blushing has the same side effects as traditional tattooing. Minor side effects can be expected, including swelling, pain, and redness. These do decrease as your lips heal.
What is the aftercare for lip blushing?
The healing process is like that of a regular tattoo. You will see swelling and redness, and you treat these with ice or cold compresses. Let your lips air dry for the best results.
Do I need treatment after the initial session?
You may need a touch-up session after a few months to ensure you have the color you want.