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Aftercare for Lips Enhancement

Correct aftercare is necessary to achieve the best results. Please read the instructions below and refer to them as necessary. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at your earliest convenience. Remember, the healing process is not a final result - the final result of colour retention will be visible around 4-6 weeks after your treatment.

 

For the first 3-5 days you might have some of the following symptoms. These are a normal part of the healing process:

  • Mild pain

  • Minor swelling and redness

  • Mild tenderness

  • Swelling

  • Asymmetry due to swelling

  • Itchiness in the lips area

  • Dry flaking skin

  • Mild headache

Please avoid these for at least 7 days:

  • Makeup applied close to your lips

  • Exercise or other activities that would make you sweat

  • Steamy hot showers or baths

  • Splashing water on your face

  • Kissing

  • Touching food and fluids with lip tissue - where possible

Please avoid for at least 2 weeks:

  • Spray tans

  • Sun-beds, sunbathing and direct sunshine

  • Swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzis, chlorinated water and salt water

  • Beauty treatments near your lips such as waxing, electrolysis and laser hair removal

  • Direct shower spray

Basically...

Do not get your lips wet (aside from cleansing) until they have fully healed and the scabs have fallen off. If your lips do get wet, pat them dry with a clean tissue and reapply the provided aftercare prod- uct. Your lips should be kept clean and moisturised with a suitable product, such as the aftercare jelly we provide. DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR RUB your enhancement. Doing so risks the colour healing unevenly. The scabs must be allowed to flake away by themselves. A further risk of picking is infection, which could lead to scarring.

Daily care to follow for 7 days:

  • Gently cleanse your lips with damp cotton pads and pat them dry with a clean tissue 2-3 times a day.

  • Apply the aftercare product a minimum of 3 times a day – after every cleanse and in between if needed. Continue using the aftercare product or a gentle moisturiser for a couple of weeks to reduce sensitivity and avoid them drying out.

  • Wash your hands before touching your lips.

  • Keep your hair away from your lips to prevent the possibility of infection.

 

Important notes:

  • Remember, your lips will be strongly coloured and sharply defined for 3 – 7 days after your appointment. As they heal, the colour will soften into a subtle shade.

  • The approximate healing period is 7 days, but healing can be prolonged if your immune system is compromised.

  • Stress, poor diet, and failure to follow the aftercare guidance can all contribute to poor healing.

  • Keep in mind that unevenness of colour is to be expected. This is the purpose of the first free top-up, allowing us to fine-tune your enhancement.

  • You must come back for your first free top-up between 6 and 12 weeks after your initial

  • appointment. If it’s been longer than 12 weeks you will be charged, and booking this appointment is your responsibility.

  • Touch-ups are not provided with colour boost appointments.

  • Everyone retains pigment differently, and it’s difficult to determine how long your treatment will last. Some skin types retain pigment well and the colour stays looking fresh for a year. Others have skin that naturally rejuvenates at a quicker rate, therefore the pigment fades faster.

 

 

Long-term care:

  • Use a good sunscreen – sun exposure will fade your micropigmentation enhancement.

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your micro-pigmentation enhancement.

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