Permanent makeup has become widely popular as it enhances your features and makes you look beautiful without the need of wearing makeup every day. One of the most popular forms of permanent makeup is the lip blush tattoo, it can correct discoloration, give your lips a natural-looking definition, and make them appear fuller. So are you thinking of getting it? That would be a great idea especially if you have a busy life, lip asymmetries, or lip discoloration. But first, You must know after the procedure, you’ll go through lip blush healing stages for some days then you will love how your lips look!
In this article, I will include the lip blush healing stages, what lip blush is, the aftercare process, how to maintain them, and more FAQs.
What Is Lip Blushing?
Lip blush is a cosmetic method that adds a light wash of color to your lips. The PMU artist injects the color into the skin by using a tattooing device and it lasts 2-3 years until it fades completely.
You can choose the shade of the pigment you prefer to create the look that you love.
What is great about lip blush:
- It can enhance your lips’ appearance.
- Hide scars.
- Fix asymmetries.
- Correct imperfections.
- Add more volume to your lips.
- Make lips appear fuller.
- It helps improve the appearance of dark lips and gives them a natural-looking tint of color.
Also, some people try this technique to inject the pigment into areas of the lips where they naturally have no pigment.
Usually, PMU artists recommend combing the lip blush technique with a permanent lip liner for the best results.
The great thing about lip blush and permanent lip liner is they make your day easier as you don’t have to wear makeup again for a long time and they will never smudge like regular lip liner and lipstick.
Lip Blush Process: How Is It Done?
The process begins with applying a numbing cream to the lip area to make the pain more bearable. It takes about 20 minutes for the cream to get to work.
After that, the PMU artist uses an electric needle device to inject the color underneath the surface of the skin of your lips.
The artist will go over your lips 2-3 times depending on the color you want. If you want a sheer color, the artist will need to pass over your lips two to three times but if you wanna a bright color, the artist will need to go back and forth in several passes.
The process takes about 2-3 hours to be completely done.
After the procedure is done, the technician will clean the lip area and then apply a moisturizing ointment or cream to help relieve discomfort and speed up healing.
Lip Blush Healing Stages: Lip Blush Healing Process Day By Day:
After the procedure, you will go through the so-called lip blushing healing stages. The skin of your lips needs time for the wounds to close up and to fully recover.
So the lip blush healing stages include:
Right after the procedure:
You will experience swelling and redness. Your lips may swell up like a ballon or you may experience mild swelling, this usually depends on how your body reacts to the trauma.
After a few hours, you should use a damp cotton pad to clean your lips then apply a moisturizer to the area or follow what the PMU artist recommends.
After 24 Hours:
Swelling continues and you may experience minor bruising. Also, your lips will keep oozing and you will need to wipe this away. Your lips may appear asymmetric but don’t worry! When the swelling subsides, your lips will look symmetric.
The lip area is super sensitive now and you will feel some pain. Follow the aftercare routine the PMU artist recommends. Also, you can contact the artist and ask for a painkiller.
The color will look bright and intense which would make you feel it’s too much, but it’s not the true shade! It will look 40-50% lighter when the lip blushing healing process is complete.
You’ll continue to see swelling of the lips but it will be a minor swelling that is about to subside. You will experience a slight burning that feels like a mild sunburn.
Your lips will also feel tight and dry and scabs start to form. You must follow the aftercare routine that the artist recommends which includes applying a moisturizer to the area to reduce heavy scabbing and discomfort.
You will need to use the moisturizer more than one time a day to help your lips heal faster and peel evenly.
Avoid picking at the scabs as this will make the skin of your lips appear patchy which will lead to an unsuccessful lip blush healing process.
Plus, you need to be careful while drinking or eating, it’s best to use a straw to drink your beverages and eat in tiny bites slowly to let the scabs shed naturally.
Scabs will start to shed naturally from the center of your lips to the outer line. Also, the lip area still feels dry and tight and you may experience itching, keep following your aftercare routine as prescribed to accelerate healing.
Avoid picking at the scabs or rubbing the lip area as this would cause uneven color healing.
Your lips at this point may look unattractive but eventually, they will heal and you will love the new color of your lips.
In this phase, the skin of your lips is still chapped, and it will keep falling off. Once again, avoid picking at the lip area, and let it peel on its own.
Usually, scabbing stops after about 10 days but some people may experience peeling for another few days. Using the aftercare products will help reduce discomfort and improve healing.
The color will appear now super light but you don’t have to worry about it as this is a normal part of the lip blush healing process. The pigment will settle and appear in its final shade within 6 weeks.
You can consider the lip blush healing stages completely done when there no scabs appear on your lips.
If your skin develops herpes, you must consult a doctor right away as you will need to take antiviral medications.
Also, if swelling or itching persists during the lip blush healing stages, call the PMU artist. And if you experience other unusual symptoms, visit your artist. He/She may recommend consulting a doctor as you may develop an infection or allergic reaction.
What To Do Before The Procedure?
Before getting a lip blush, you should be prepared for your appointment to be sure everything will go nice and easy. So you should:
- Avoid consuming caffeinated drinks 24 hours before the procedures as it may cause bruising.
- If you use products that contain retinoids to exfoliate your skin, avoid applying them to the area 1-2 weeks before the procedure.
- Avoid chemical peels and facial waxing before the procedure.
- If you often develop herpes, take your medication before the procedure as the process may trigger it, or consult your doctor.
- Avoid laser and botox before a lip blush.
- The day before the procedure, exfoliate your lips and apply a moisturizer so the area would be soft and prepared for the next day.
The Aftercare Process: What To Avoid After The Procedure?
After the procedure, you should:
- Avoid keeping the lip area moist unless you’re going to apply the prescribed moisturizer.
- Cleanse the area with a wet cotton pad then pat dry.
- Drink your beverage through a straw.
- Don’t rub or scratch the area.
- Don’t pick at your lips as this could cause uneven healing.
- Avoid touching the area frequently.
- Before cleansing your lips, wash your hands first and use clean cotton pads each time to avoid infections.
- Avoid taking long hot showers.
- Avoid saunas and steam baths.
- Don’t wear makeup until the lip blush healing stages is complete.
- Don’t expose the area to the sun as this can make the color fade faster.
- Avoid swimming as it’s best to keep the area dry to prevent infections.
- Don’t make your toothpaste touch your lips as this will lead to irritation and itching.
- Avoid drinking hot beverages.
- Avoid eating spicy or salty food as it will irritate the lip area.
- Eat slowly and cut food into small pieces.
- Don’t smoke or drink alcohol to avoid irritation.
- Avoid sleeping on your face.
- Don’t kiss anyone until the lip blush healing process ends to avoid infections.
- Don’t apply beauty products to the area to avoid irritation.
How To Maintain Your Lip Blush?
- Don’t go outside in the sun without wearing a lip balm with SPF to protect the color from fading.
- Avoid regular exfoliation as it speeds up fading.
- Avoid applying skincare products that contain acids to the area.
- Don’t rub the lip area.
- Avoid chemical treatments.
How Much Is Lip Blush?
The cost of a lip blush tattoo differs from one place to another depending on the place you go and the artist you choose. So prices range between 400$ and 1.500$.
For the first session, you would pay 400-500$, and you would pay 200-300$ for the second session, and about 300-500$ for color refreshment.
Usually, it takes 2-3 sessions to add the color you desire to your lips. The first session is about injecting the color into the skin of your lips and the second session is to refresh, touch up the color, and fix minor tweaks.
How Long Are Lips Swollen After Lip Blush?
After the procedure, you will experience swelling and tenderness in the area for about 2-14 days. Swelling will gradually subside during those days.
How Long Does It Take To Heal From Lip Blushing?
The lip blush healing process takes about 7-10 days for the surface of the skin to heal. And it takes approximately a month for the tissue underneath your skin to heal completely and for the pigment to look better.
Can You Wash Your Lips After Lip Blush?
You should keep the area clean so you will need to rinse the area with a damp cotton pad after each meal. It’s best not to use soap for about 4 days. After that, you may use alcohol-free soap and warm water to clean the area, Check with the PMU artist first.
When Should I Touch My Lip Blush?
It’s recommended to get a touch-up about 8 weeks post-procedure so the tissue would be healed completely. Avoid having a touch-up before this time as it can lead to permanent scarring.
Do Lip Tattoos Hurt?
Applying numbing cream to the sensitive lip area plays a major role in making you feel little to no pain. According to many people, the pain is super mild and tolerable.
But the procedure is a bit uncomfortable as you may feel light scratching during the procedure. Remember if you experienced a major pain, tell your artist immediately.
Can I Drink Coffee After Lip Blushing?
Avoid drinking hot beverages like hot coffee, hot cacao, or hot soap after the procedure for at least 5-7 days.
It’s best to use a straw to drink whatever you need until your lips are fully healed.
Permanent eyeliner, permanent lip liner, and lip blushing are the best permanent makeup methods that save the day, prevent smudging, and enhance your natural beauty.
Many women love to get a lip blush tattoo as it makes their lips look bigger and more beautiful. However, after getting it, you will experience lip blush healing stages for some days then your lips will look amazing!
So let me know in the comments down below do you consider getting lip blushing?