Lip blushing is the process of adding color to the lips. The treatment evens out your lips and gives them an appealing rosy shade. It is a type of tattooing treatment that can give lips a more uniform, defined, and fuller appearance, which is one of the reasons why it has become so popular in recent years.
At Greter Alonso Beauty Studio, we offer the best solutions for lip blushing in the Albuquerque area. Our artists use the latest tools and techniques to create the most natural results. The results can last for years with regular touch ups!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The expected longevity is a few years as the pigment tends to stick really well on lips. It is safe to start out natural and go darker at touch-up.
A topical anesthetic will be used before and throughout the procedure. The pain level is mid level due to the fact that lips are more sensitive and has more nerve endings. Every effort will be made to ensure comfort. It may help to bring your earbuds to listen to music during the procedure.
***Fever blisters are a common side effect of lip tattooing. If you have any history of fever blisters, cold sores (even if it has been years ago), shingles or chickenpox, it is recommended that you call your primary care provider for antiviral medications and to take prior to and after your appointment. Take it as prescribed by your pcp. Any active cold sores will require a reschedule. This is important because if these instructions are not followed or if information is withheld, you may end up with fever blister outbreaks all over your lip during the healing period.*
Blush lip tattoo is good for all skin types such as dry, normal, oily, or sensitive. You may not be a good candidate for Blush Lip Tattoo if you have certain health conditions or take certain medications.
Semi permanent makeup is NOT recommended for clients who are or have:
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Skin conditions such as keloids, skin irritations or rashes near the site, etc
Viral infections or diseases, cold or flu
Botox within the last 2 months
Used accutane in the past year
Please inform your artist if you have any allergies, medical conditions, or take any medications.
They are perfectly fine to work with. If you plan on having them done soon, please be sure to schedule your appointment 2 weeks after filler procedure.
The healing process should take less than 7 days. Full results can take up to 8 weeks. Please refer to aftercare page for more information.
Once you have read through the FAQ and signed consent, we will first draw your lips with a pencil and even out the border of your lips if needed. I will ONLY start the semi permanent tattoo process once you have approved the shape and color of choice that is fit for you. Once you have finalized your decision, we will begin the semi permanent tattoo process. You will be numbed before and during the procedure with topical anesthetic to make sure you are comfortable the whole time. Expect a booking time of 3 hours.
To ensure the best retention, it is recommended to exfoliate the lips a week prior to procedure by using a small toothbrush or washcloth. After exfoliating, apply vaseline or aquaphor for moisture. The more soft and moist your lips are, the easier it is to implant the pigment. If you have an ideal color in mind, bring or send few reference photos.
Avoid any blood thinning medication day of treatment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, and Ibuprofen.
Do not consume ANY alcohol for at least 24 hours prior your appointment. Avoid smoking if possible as it will delay healing.
Touchup appointment can be scheduled at 8-12 weeks. For lips, it takes up to 8 weeks for the full results to show and the color to surface. This is optional. Touch-up session is considered a perfection session to go over any spots that did not pick up the pigment well or if you would like to go darker/bigger etc. If you are happy with the results, no need to schedule a touchup appointment.
Yes if it has faded considerably. Please send me a photo of your lips prior to booking.