Post Care Lip Color
Products Used For After Care
- Organic lip balm: This is used for the brows and lips, it can be purchased at the studio.
- Liprotek: This is a great product for the lips it has 2% Lidocaine to help keep you comfortable during the healing time, it can be purchased at the studio.
- Aquaphore: This is a wonderful substitute for the above products, you can purchase it at any drug store and at the studio
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 brighter and darker than when they will be when 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. Two or three permanent makeup 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.
Healing the procedure: 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. Always wash your hands before touching the tattooed area. For the next twenty one days keep constantly moist. The first five days with Liprotek or Aquaphore, then use the Organic lip balm or Aquaphore to keep moist. The first couple days blot often between applications to remove excess goo, this will keep the scabs as thin as possible. However, on the third day the scabs will fluff up and feel thicker right before they exfoliate. Keep out of the sun for seven days. Then after seven days wear sunscreen to aid in the longevity of your tattoo.
Cautions: If after Day three your lips are still swollen and feeling tender allow your lips to dry between applications of liprotek, if blisters occur, call your doctor to get on medication right away.
- 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 and tenderness.
It is normal to lose approximately 1/3 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.
Please do not hesitate to call Amber if you have any questions, 928-925-3026.