Lip color permanent make-up procedure provides youthful and naturally defined results. It can “re-create” the size and shape of the lips as well as the color. The permanent make-up lip procedure helps to prevent lipstick from bleeding into the surrounding skin. It can also camouflage facial lines surrounding the lips as a result of aging or smoking. A soft pinkish/red is popular for those wanting a natural look.
Expect moderate swelling, usually 1 – 2 days following the procedure. Applying ice for the first 2 hours is most important, and should be continued throughout the day. Keep moist with Aquaphor Healing Ointment or Petrolatum (which will be given to you) for the next 7-10 days, and then switch to chapstick or lipstick with and SPF of 15 or greater, as the sun tends to fade lip color quickly.
After the procedure, the lips may appear to have too much color. After 3 – 4 days, the color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off. It will appear that you have lost all of your color, however, when your lips have healed completely the dermal layer will gradually become darker. Two or three applications may be required to achieve the desired results. It is not uncommon to lose up to 70% of the color on the first application.