Before Permanent Lips

Before permanent lip color
Before permanent lip color

Permanent makeup for lips is designed to define lips and restore color. It is not possible to add volume it will just give the appearance of fuller lips. Your lips will be pigmented based on your natural shape and personal style. Subtle corrections can be made to thin, uneven, or asymmetrical lips.

Finding The Right Shade

Lip blush colors
Lip blush colors

It is good to start from micropigmentation of the lips one or two shades darker or brighter it all depends on your natural skin tone. The more natural color the faster it fades but provides beautiful natural results. Some clients prefer to bring in their favorite lipstick to match the color.

Permanent Makeup Lips For Dark Skin

Permanent makeup for lips doesn't work on every skin tone, if your skin is darker there might be a risk of hyperpigmentation. The needle stimulates the skin, so the lips could get even darker. Some artists perform this procedure, despite it might cause problems. It is important to consider what is better for a client and in some cases consult with a dermatologist. If there is a decision that the client will benefit from this treatment, it is important to use orange-based pigments and not overwork the skin. Also, multiple sessions might be needed. This type of treatment is called dark lips color correction to lift the darkness in lips.

How Long Does It Take For Lips To Heal After Permanent Makeup

It is good to schedule your procedure before the weekend or your days off since swelling might be significant after this procedure. The lips look very dry and chapped during the healing process.

On the first day, the color gets dark, after 7-10 days of scabbing, it looks much lighter.

After the skin fully heals color comes back, but it is not as intense as on day one. It takes about 4-12 weeks to see full results.

Like any other permanent makeup procedure, it takes at least two sessions to complete the look. Lips tattooing may take up to three sessions, if a client has a lot of scar tissue or uneven lip line, the results may be weaker in those spots.

Risk Of Cold Sores As a Temporary Side Effect

If you are prone to cold sores, make sure you will consult with a doctor taking preventive medication before and after the procedure to avoid an outbreak. Any trauma to the skin can bring out cold sores. It makes the healing process and retention worse. Doctors usually prescribe Zovirax, Valtrex, you could consider also taking L-Lysine.

Moisturize Lips

Lips are very delicate and prone to infection, that is why they should be prepared before the procedure. Moisturizing and nourishing the lips before the treatment is very important because moisturized skin helps to absorb pigment faster. About 7 days before the procedure it is good to start skin peeling with a mix of coconut oil and sugar. Use your fingers to gently massage lips. Please remember to drink water and use nourishing lipstick.

Dry cracked lips
Dry cracked lips

Does Permanent Makeup on Lips Hurt?

Of all permanent makeup procedures, lip pigmentation is the most sensitive. Numbing cream is used before and during the procedure. It is uncomfortable rather than painful, but the results are worth it.

Lip Fillers

It is good to start with permanent makeup before getting lip fillers since it lasts longer.

If you already had lip injections, that is fine you could still benefit from this treatment since in some cases the filler stretches the skin and makes lips look a bit faded especially lip line border.

In rare cases like very thin and wrinkled lips, a permanent makeup artist might advise starting lip transformation from lip injections to create a volume before color tattooing.

General Rules Before Permanent Lip Tattoo

Semi permanent lips
Semi permanent lips
  • It is very important to keep your lips moisturized before the procedure
  • Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen 48 hours before the procedure
  • No alcohol or caffeine before the procedure
  • Discontinue retinoid creams before the procedure (two weeks before and after)
  • No waxing, electrolysis, or laser at least two weeks before the procedure
  • Consult with a doctor taking antiviral medicine, if you are prone to cold sores, at least 3 days before and after the procedure