Semi-Permanent Lips

  Cosmetic lip tattoos are semi-permanent and can create the illusion of more defined, fuller, and pigmented lips.   Our Lip Palette Design Services are customized to each individual based on their objectives or desired look.

 

Lip trends and techniques have advanced in the permanent make up industry in the past few years with regards to pigments and artistic digital equipment. Now clients have options to choose not only their favorite lipstick shade, or custom shade, but they can boost their lips with a lip tint, or blushing that gives the most natural defined result.  So instead of appearing to be wearing lipstick, there are more realistic enhancement options with natural tones and can be customized to the individual.

Permanent lip color is the ideal way to enhance your lip shape, size, and symmetry. Color can be matched to a favorite lip shade, or lips can be pigmented with enhanced natural tones.  Permanent lip color is ideal for women who struggle with lipstick that bleeds into the fine lines around the mouth.  Once permanent lip color is applied. you never have to wear lipstick again.  Imagine waking up with color that never bleeds fades or disappears. Beautiful custom shades available for all skin tones.


BEST CANDIDATES FOR SEMI-PERMANENT LIPS

Best candidates for our lip palette enhancement services include complexions ranging from fair to lightest olive tones.  Not recommended for mid-tone or olive to dark complexions, dark lips, or toc restore missing pigment tones in lips.

 Lip tattoos not only focus on defining the borders of the lips, but also enriching the color of the lips themselves to create the look of fuller lips. The actual procedure will vary among individuals the aesthetic goals will differ from person to person.


ABOUT THE PROCEDURE

Every cosmetic lip tattoo will begin with a consultation with your provider to determine shape and shade. The lips will then be cleansed, and your provider will numb your lips so that you’ll feel less pain and discomfort. While you’re waiting for the numbing agent to take full effect, your provider will go over your desired lip shape and tone, as well as any template sketches to enhance your shape that need your approval. Next, they’ll insert a natural-looking pigment into your lips using small needles. This is done in multiple layers to help create an even tone. In all, the process can take between 1 -2 hours to complete.

Once the procedure is complete, lips will be swollen and may appear darker at first, but both size and color will fade during the healing process. The goal of a cosmetic lip tattoo is to improve, define, and re-pigment the lips.  You can choose to have your lip liner and shade customized to a one of a kind lipstick shade, or you can do lip blushing which will give a a diffused wash of color to your lips that is more soft, and natural.


   LIP BLUSHING

 

The new and most popular trending semi-permanent procedure for the lips is known as “Lip Blushing,” which is a cosmetic tattoo procedure that uses micro-needles to deposit pigment to restore the appearance of youthful lips.  This is ideal for women who are looking to enhance the beauty of their natural lip color, and give the illusion of more fullness. Lip blushing focuses on altering both color and shape, thus creating younger looking lips.

Everyone’s lips are different, and there’s no one standard when it comes to natural beauty. But if you would like to change the appearance or boost the color back to your lips, you may be interested in lip blushing.


DUO TONE LIP SHADING

Duo Tone Lips is a custom lip palette design by our master lip artist Evie Delaney.  This bi-tone effect includes a diffused lip liner that fades to the center bow of the mouth giving an illusion of fuller more pouty lips.  This technique is done with natural lip tones that are layered and blended to build velvety volume.  Lips are shaded from a deeper tone around the perimeter, to a softer tone in the center of the mouth.  Lips will heal with a beautiful bi-tone effect.

Perfect for those who are wanting to enhance their overall lip shape and re-pigment their lips to give lips the illusion of more fullness.


ULTRA MATTE LIP SHADING

Our Ultra-Matte Lips is a total lip makeover which includes a defined but opaque lip liner and a single custom color lip shade.  This look mimics the look of lipstick healed.  Ideal for corrective, medical, and or re-shaping or enhancing skinny lips.


LIP POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS

 1.)  Cleanse lips using only water and wash cloth to gently exfoliate dead skin when they begin to peel.  Do not rub aggressively.

2.)  Apply Aquaphor ointment to your lips all throughout the day during the healing process.  Use ointment for two weeks as a lip gloss to help heal and protect your lips.  This will keep your lips moist and help the color to heal evenly in your skin.  If you have a reaction (itching or redness) to this topical ointment, discontinue using immediately and apply only Vaseline.

3.)  Do NOT apply lipstick or lip liner to the lips until 2 weeks following the procedure.

4.)  Cold compress or an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory can be used for swelling or discomfort.

5.) Do not apply anti-aging or rejuvenation products at any time over the top of tattooed lip color as this may cause premature fading of color.

6.)  Do not expose your tattooed lips to sunbathing, pools, saltwater, hot tubs or saunas for 2-weeks immediately following procedure.

7.)  ALWAYS wear a protective sunscreen ointment (SPF 15) over lips to protect color when you have sun exposure.


WHAT YOU MAY OBSERVE

  1. Your lip color may appear overly dark and dramatic immediately after procedure.  This will correct itself within 3-7 days for most clients as the kin underneath the tattooed area heals.  The dark color is just an illusion caused by skin that has been disrupted from the procedure.  It will fade quickly.  The surface lip color will peel completely off in just a few days, leaving only a light base color.  Your lip colors will re-appear between the 3rd and the 6th week. This is called blooming.  The final color will be about 30-50% of the initial color.  Lips could appear slightly asymmetrical during the first two weeks due to internal tissue swelling.  Do not be concerned as this will correct itself and is considered normal.

    2.  You may find that your color heals too light too light – or that you need to refine the edge of the lip line. This occurs in about 25% of our clients. Should you need a perfection session to replace lost pigment or to correct anything about your color or shape, please contact us as soon as possible to schedule a perfection session, within 90-days of your initial procedure.  All touch-ups completed during this time frame will be $45 to cover anesthetics and disposables.  You will need to wait at least 6 to 8 weeks before we can do a perfection session (if one is required). This allows sufficient time for the tattooed skin to heal.

    3.  If you have ever had fever blisters and you did not pre-medicated with an anti-herpidic, you may experience an outbreak of cold sores following your procedure.  If this occurs, please contact your physician immediately for a suppressive dose of Valtrex or comparable product. Ask your pharmacist which over the counter ointments will aid in immediate healing and discomfort. ** STOP using Aquaphor or Vaseline if you get fever blisters.   You will need to take Valtrex prior to any perfection sessions and for all future boosters.

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