Post Care Lip Color
what to expect and how to care for it
Expect moderate swelling, usually one to two days following the procedure and scabs will make the lips feel thick. Immediately after the procedure the lips will appear to be darker than when they are fully healed. This is due to oxidation of the pigment and the redness of the skin. After three to four days the color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off and the skin heals over the pigment. During this time it will appear that you have lost all your color, the skin is opaque during this healing time and you will have developed a second and then a third chapping. After two weeks the skin becomes translucent and the color will bloom. Altho rare two or three applications may be required to achieve the desired results. It is not uncommon to lose up to 50% of the color on the first application.
Always wash your hands before touching the tattooed area.
An Ice pack may be used twenty minutes at a time, during the first few hours after the procedure to help in the transition, while the numbing wears off. Protect your skin with a paper towel wrapped around the ice pack.
For the first couple days keep your lips moist.
Wash the lips morning and night with antibacterial soap, Don’t scrub! re-apply A&D ointment after each washing.
Products Used For After Care
A&D ointment. " given to you at time of appointment"
Antibacterial soap. " Given at time of appointment.
You must stop the use of lip stains one month before the procedure!
If you have EVER had a cold sore in your life you Must take an anti-viral when getting your lips done! " Consult with your Dr"
Do Not use any Retin-A or Glycolic Acids in the area while healing!
Do Not use Peroxide or Neosporin!
Do Not scrub or pick treated areas!
Do Not expose area to the sun or tanning beds!
Avoid facials, swimming and or hot tubs for at least five days!
Do Not dye or tweeze eyebrows for one week after the procedure!
Failure to follow post procedure instructions may result in loss or discoloration of pigment.
The known possible complications from micro-pigmentation are: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches, tenderness and itchiness.
It is normal to lose approximately 1/2 of the color during the healing process. After the initial procedure, the color may be a shade too dark, in six days it will appear too light, then after ten days the color will show more.
The permanent makeup will appear softer when completely healed because the color will be seen through the layers of the skin.