Lip Blushing

Pre and Post Care

We reserve the right to deny service to anyone at our discretion. If you have (or had) any of the following contraindicative conditions below, please contact us (charmariesalon@gmail.com) before scheduling to ensure you are a candidate. Diagnosed conditions that are waived may be required to bring a doctor’s note stating their approval.

  • Upcoming vacations

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Diabetic

  • Viral infections and/or diseases

  • Epilepsy

  • Pacemaker or heart conditions

  • Had an Organ transplant

  • Tendency towards keloids or scarring

  • Seborrheic dermatitis

  • Skin irritations or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)

  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)

  • Had Botox in the past 2 months

  • Used Accutane in the past year

  • Taken Doxycycline in the past 6 months

  • Allergies to anesthetic (lidocaine) or epinephrine

  • Extremely oily or problematic skin

  • Cancer or chemotherapy

  • Auto-immune diseases

In order for your new lips to heal properly (and look their best) these Pre & Post Care Instructions found below are of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE! Pre-Care instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding during the procedure will dilute the pigment color and lead to poor results! 

Attention Please: We strongly advise prospective new clients to book their appointments at least 3-4 months in advance of Vacations, Weddings, and Special Occasions. This allows adequate time for healing of both your Initial Appointment as well as a Complimentary Enhancement Session 6-12 weeks after your initial visit. Dream brows cannot be achieved in just one session, this is a multiple-step process! Some clients may require more than two sessions to achieve their desired density and shape. 

Permanent Cosmetics PRE-CARE

  • Lip blushing may cause a flare up of cold sores/fever blisters, even if you have not previously had an outbreak.  It is strongly recommended to contact your doctor and start taking a prescription antiviral such as Valtrex two days prior to your appointment and continue taking it for two days after the procedure as well.

  • No lip filler 6 weeks prior to your lip blushing appointment, and no lip implants 6 months prior.

  • Do not work out 48 hours before procedure.

  • NO alcohol or caffeine 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).

  • Avoid sun and tanning on your face two weeks prior to procedure.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.

  • Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements two weeks prior to procedure.

  • Discontinue Retin-A, Chemical and Laser Peels, Microdermabrasions, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), and any chemical exfoliant or "brightening" skincare at least 6 weeks prior (Once your brows have fully healed, you must cover your brow tattoo with VASELINE prior to the use of these products on forehead area to prevent premature fading).

  • Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 2 months prior to procedure for those who regularly receive injectables.

  • No brow waxing, tinting, or threading one week prior (the more natural hair growth you have, the better!

  • Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

  • For eyeliner procedures, please discontinue all lash enhancing serums at least 6 weeks prior.

  • Must not have taken Accutane in the last year.

  • Eyelash Extensions must be removed one week prior to an Eyeliner procedure.

  • If you’ve had previous eye/LASIK surgeries, must have clearance from physician for Eyeliner.

  • No lash lifts or tints 10 days prior to Eyeliner.

  • Remove contact lenses prior to Eyeliner appointment and bring your glasses.  Some guests will prefer to have someone drive them home after an eyeliner procedure due to swelling or sensitivity to light.

  • Do not wear makeup or moisturizer to your appointment.

Lips Tattoo Post-Care

WHAT TO EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

The color will look bold like lipstick immediately after. Your lips will look slightly larger than normal as if you may have had lip filler injection. This will only last a day or two. The size of your lips will shrink back to normal and the color will significantly fade up to 50% within the first 3 days. You will lose color on the inside of your lips first , the edges last.

A crust that forms will start to flake away revealing a lighter and more natural color.

In many cases the client wishes to go darker on their touch-up appointment. It is always best to air on the side of caution on the first procedure. It is easy to add more color, but not to remove it.

Lips will be tender at first. Drink through a straw. Choose foods you can place in your mouth with a fork without touching the lips.

 

 

Day of Appointment (Day 1)

You may apply an ice pack (which must be protected with a clean wet barrier film of paper toweling, towel or cloth) for 10 minute intervals for the first 24 hours. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired. Do not put ice directly on the area.

(Days 1 - 10)

The treated area may experience the following symptoms for 1 to 10 days after the treatment, which are all common and will dissipate in a short period of time.

  • Swelling and redness.

  • Tenderness.

  • Flaking and mild itchiness as the lips heal.

  • Dry skin that may remain for up to 3 weeks.

  • In the first 12-48 hours, while the skin is in the process of forming a protective scab and the lymph secretion is active you may see fluid or ooze on the skin.  This is normal but the fluid must be patted with a water wet wipe and dried with a clean paper towel so that the secretion does not crust and block the skin from breathing.

  • Keep the lips clean at all times and moisturized with the ointment provided. Try not to disturb the crust when cleaning and let it fall off by itself. Lips will ooze a couple of days.

  • To cleanse the lips please use water wipes to compress each morning, midday and at night. Each time after cleaning and several times a day apply a thin layer of the ointment provided to your lips with a Q-tip or clean hands with light touch. This will reduce the risk of secondary infection and should be done for at least 7 days post procedure. Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. Do not use aggressive movements on the skin, be gentle. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.

  • Lips will peel for a week. Allow them to flake off on their own. Picking and pulling off skin that is not ready to come off will cause pigment loss and can pull out deeper tissue. The edges or lip liner will be the last to fall off. Pulling this off will result in an uneven splotchy line or an indented scar.

  • During the peeling process it may look like there is not much color there. Color is more apparent by the second week and will continue to clarify until 5 weeks.

The following must be avoided:

  • Do not rub, pick or scratch, as the color may heal unevenly and you could risk infection, which in turn could lead to scarring. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.

  • Do not excessively stretch lips by smiling big or puckering lips with smoking while they are healing. Those motions push and pull against the lip edges, applying tension and friction between the strong normal skin surrounding the mouth and the broken inflamed lip edges. Lip skin is a continuation of the delicate mucous membrane in the mouth. It is not strong like normal skin.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure/tanning or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors and/or big sunglasses.

  • No smoking while your lips are healing (approximately one week).

  • No kissing, rubbing or friction on the treated area until it is totally healed or else you will lose color.

  • Avoid heavy sweating, exercise, sports, swimming, sauna, steam rooms, jacuzzi, and long hot showers for 10 days.

  • When showering make sure you avoid direct water pressure on the treated area for 10 days. You may apply aquaphor to cover your lips.

  • Avoid use of skincare or cosmetics on the treated area (be careful using your foundation or powders.)

  • Refrain from using cleansing creams or moisturizers that contain Retin-A, glycol acids, anti acne ingredients, AHA’s/BHA’s on the worked area.

  • Avoid eating hot, spicy, salty and acidic foods for the first 2 weeks and drink liquids through a straw for 3 days. While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips as this will impede the healing process.

  • Avoid using toothpaste products with whitening properties as this can bleach the color in your lips also. Avoid For 10 days

  • Do not receive bleaching, waxing, electrolysis or laser hair removal treatments close to your enhancement. Avoid for 2 weeks.

  • Avoid using exfoliants, acids such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids lactic acid, salicylic acid, fruit acid and Vitamin A on the tattooed area for 30 days. (Causes premature fading)

  • Use a fresh pillowcase. Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

  • Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks. They can darken/lighten or distort the pigment.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.

  • Do Not use Blistex, Carmex or Chapstick while healing.

  • Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.

  • Do not perform tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as; garage or storage cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris–now is not the time!

  • Do not have cosmetic injections on lips for at least three weeks prior to your appointment.

NOTE:

  • All procedures must HEAL, PEEL and FADE! The approximate healing period is 10 days, however healing can be prolonged if your immune system is compromised, if you are generally stressed and by poor diet.

  • Clients with sun damage, scar tissue (from injury or fever blisters) and clients with implants may not have strong results.

  • Hyperpigmentation can happen on any lip client without warning.

  • Until your skin sloughs off and regenerates you will not be able to see true results. It takes 28 days for the skin to slough off and regenerate itself. Keep in mind that even with proper care, some areas may look uneven or patchy. It is absolutely normal because your natural skin regeneration is not a process that your artist can control. This is the purpose of the complimentary touch up included after 6-8 weeks from the initial session to fine tune your enhancement assure that richness of color, symmetry, density in the shape and desired effect is achieved.

  • Healed results vary per individual client. We have no control over what occurs during the healing process. Lips are a muscle and will need 1 to 3 sessions to complete the process of this procedure. Lips are unpredictable. Some clients will yield to a strong healed lip color. Others will only heal with slight color uptake. This will vary on an individual basis.

  • You can resume wearing lipstick once lips are healed. It is advised to use a new lipstick after all lip treatments.

Protect your investment after you’ve healed! 

       

  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds will cause premature fading and discoloration of the pigment.

  • Apply a physical sunscreen daily on brow area once completely healed (10 days). We love Skinceuticals Physical Fusion.

  • For further sun protection wear hats, sunglasses, and stay in the shade!

  • Maintain removal of unwanted brow hair outside of your tattooed brow design by tweezing, threading, waxing, or razoring.

  • Lasers will alter the color of the pigment. 20% zinc oxide must cover your brow tattoo prior to any laser services.

  • Yearly touchups are recommended to maintain your results.

  • Certain skincare products and services will cause premature fading of your brow tattoo and may also alter the pigment color. Please apply a barrier layer of Vaseline over your brow tattoo before use of any of the following: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, hydroquinone, retinol/retin-a, vitamin c, peels, microdermabrasion, Obagi,or anything anything that brightens or treats hyperpigmentation.

  • Frequent chlorine swimmers, please apply a barrier layer of Vaseline over your tattoo prior to swimming, to prevent premature fading.

 

The above Pre and Post-Care for brows will affect how quickly or slowly you heal. Age, diet, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, general health, sleep/fatigue can all affect your healing process. The more fatigued you are the lower your immune system is and the more likely infection is to occur. Please get plenty of rest and drink lots of water to hydrate prior to your procedure!

*** We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for those to those who fail to follow our Pre and Post Care Instructions. Failing to follow the above instructions will result in your CharMarie artist denying your service and possibly future services. There are no implied or written guarantees, especially if you do not follow instructions!