Once you’ve had your Lip Blush treatment, you’ll need to know about aftercare. Here’s everything you need to know.
If you’ve made the wise decision to have Lip Blush treatment, you’re in for a treat. In no time at all, your lips will look fuller, richer and more colourful. You’ll save yourself valuable prep time in the morning, and you will never have to worry about smudges again. But there are some things you’ll need to keep in mind after your Lip Blush procedure — including some dos and don’ts — to get the most out of your treatment.
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Do Expect a Bit of Discomfort
We’re not going to lie to you, it’s more than likely that you’ll experience a degree of discomfort following your Lip Blush treatment. This is to be expected, and you shouldn’t worry that something is wrong. You might experience a mild burning sensation, dry lips, swelling and peeling. If you’re ever particularly concerned or you think something isn’t quite right, be sure to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
When your lips start scabbing, resist the urge to help them along. Don’t peel off or pick your scabs — let them fall off naturally. You can use an ice pack to cool your lips down if necessary, and you can gently blot your lips with a wet cotton pad, but you need to let them air dry and leave them be. They have some healing to do, and your lips will heal best when left alone. Interfering can result in scarring or loss of pigment.
Don’t Expect the Colour to Be Perfect Immediately
If you notice the colour of your lips is darker than you initially wanted, don’t worry. The colour you see immediately after your Lip Blush procedure is no indication as to what it will look like in a few weeks — it’s only temporary. You can expect your lip colour to fade up to 50% when compared to the immediate after-procedure results, and your new lip colour will blend in with your natural lip colour.
Likewise, if you feel your lip colour has completely faded after your lips peel, don’t fret. Your colour will come back, and it will be the colour you were looking for. Don’t forget, you have a second follow-up appointment to ensure you’re happy with the results.
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Do Book a Follow-up Session
After your initial procedure, which will take between two to three hours, you’ll be booked in for a follow-up appointment. This is a top-up session, roughly six to eight weeks after your procedure. This allows time for your skin to digest the pigment and heal.
During your follow-up session, we’ll add extra colour and fill in any gaps where the pigment has not taken.
Don’t Work Out or Sunbathe for 2 Weeks
This is your free pass to skip out on the gym! You need to take real care of your lips for the first two weeks after treatment. This means you should refrain from exercise — your lips don’t need to deal with excess sweat while they’re healing — and you should avoid direct sun exposure, which can damage the sensitive skin on your lips.
Do Avoid Touching Your Lips!
People touch their faces all the time, whether they notice it or not. As unappealing as it sounds, most people also find it tempting to pick at their scabs. This is a problem when you’ve had Lip Blush treatment and you’re trying to heal. By touching your face, you’re leaving yourself open to infection. Until your lips heal, don’t touch them. Let them breathe and the results will be all the better.
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Don’t Get Your Lips Wet
Getting your lips wet can make them susceptible to infection, so we highly recommend you keep them dry and clean. Drink out of a straw for the first few days — this might actually be preferable if you have tender lips!
Do Watch What You Eat
While your lips are healing, you’ll want to eat clean. Stick to dry food, and do what you can to stop your lips getting dirty. We especially recommend avoiding salty and spicy foods for the first few days.
Don’t Schedule Any Makeout Sessions
You probably won’t feel much like kissing for the first few days after Lip Blush treatment, which is a good thing. Keep your distance, and refrain from kissing until your scabs are completely healed.
Do Come Back in 5 Years!
Lip Blush lasts a long time — up to five years — but it will eventually fade. To ensure your lips remain stunning, book an appointment once you’re nearing the end of this five-year period, and we’ll make sure you are booked in as soon as possible.
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