Lip procedures require the most time. The client and technician will determine lip colour and shape during consultation. Lips can be given more definition and colour.
Fever blisters are a common side effect of lip tattooing. If you have ever had fever blisters (even years ago), cold sores, shingles or chickenpox a prescribed anti-viral medication must be taken prior to and after the procedure.
To ensure the best retention of colour, it is advisable to exfoliate the lips during the week prior to the procedure by using a soft toothbrush, a washcloth or a wet paper towel.
After exfoliating apply Vaseline or a lip moisturizer to the lips. Do not wax above lips or use any bleaching products within a week of the procedure.
Lips will be kept numb during the procedure with a combination of topical anesthetics. After the procedure, you will be given an ointment to apply to the lips as well as all after-care instructions.
Lips will be tender for a day or so but over-the-counter pain medication can help relieve this as well as using ice for swelling and discomfort.
The lips generally take 2 to 3 weeks to heal completely and always need at least 1 touch-up.