Healing & Aftercare Overview
Advise your client:
**if you have a history of cold sores or herpes simplex, the procedure could trigger an outbreak. Prescribed anti-viral medication should be taken in advance of the appointment, and it should be noted that cold sores can affect the healed results of the lip blush. Some clients who have never experienced an outbreak could potentially have a cold sore after lip blushing. Advise ALL clients of the possibility.
Immediately after your lip blush, you’ll see swelling and redness, maybe even some bruising, which you can help treat with ice or cold compresses. Your lips will be tender to the touch for a couple of days.
As your lips start to heal, the skin will scab for about a week. Do not pick at these scabs — this may pull out pigment, cause scarring and uneven tone as your lip tattoo heals.
You may also consider avoiding intense sweating workouts for a few days as your lips heal, and stay hydrated for better moisturized lips. Avoid direct sun exposure during this time, too. Don’t worry if your lips look darker than you anticipated; this is a normal side effect that will wear off as your lips heal.
Expect to see full results from lip blushing in about a month. Your provider may ask you to come in for a follow-up appointment at this time to assess your results.
A touch-up session may be required after a couple of months to achieve the precise color you want. For a lipstick look, a third session may be desired.
Scabbing typically lasts five to seven days, and after four weeks, the lips should be fully healed to completion, but you may suggest a touch-up appointment around six weeks in the event the client wants to alter the shape of the blush, or to fill in areas that may have rejected pigment, although it’s not mandatory. Do not pick or pull at any scabs. Let them release on their own..