Please READ ENTIRE page to ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have previous tattoos you must submit photos prior to requesting an appt.
Are you a good candidate?
Lip Stain Tattoo is NOT recommended for any clients that are or have:
• Pregnant or nursing
• Diabetic (consult your doctor)
• Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
• Have used Accutane in the past year
• Viral infections and/or diseases
• Pacemaker or major heart problems
• Organ transplant
• Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
• Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
• Botox in the past 2 weeks
• Lip Fillers in the past 4 weeks
• Clients with darker lips, please email photos of your lips to Maria to ensure you are a good candidate for this lip enhancement.
Applies to both Initial Procedure and Touch-up(s)
• DO NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure.
• AVOID alcohol, caffeine or energy drinks 2 days before the procedure. This will minimize any bleeding during the procedure or swelling after the procedure.
• Please note that you will be hyper-sensitive to any discomfort during your menstrual cycle.
• If you have ever had a cold sore, shingles or herpes simplex, it is very important that you become pre-treated with Valtrex. This prescription may be requested by your physician or dentist. For your safety we recommend that you take Valtrex (2 tablets) 1 day before the procedure, 2 tablets the day after the procedure and 1 tablet everyday for 7 days after your lip procedure.
Day of Procedure
Before we begin the procedure, we will sit down and outline your lips to ensure a symmetrical shape, When choosing a color, it is recommended to go light an natural for a tinted look. The pigment will be implanted into the lips using a pigment from a wide range of high quality, hypoallergenic, permanent makeup pigments and sterilized needles. To keep discomfort to a minimum, an anesthetic is used before, during and after the procedure. The entire process takes approximately 1.5 hours and there is no down time required.
• No other person(s) are allowed in the procedure room during treatment.
• Please do not bring young children or pets to your appointment.
• Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may slightly swell or redden, it is advised not to make social plans for the same day.
PLEASE NOTE: When you leave the studio your lip enhancement is intact. That is the job of the technician. There are no guarantees made as to how your body will heal. If they fade or do not take good, that is the result of the clients skin type and lifestyle...not a result of the technique or the technician. It is impossible to know how the clients skin will heal. This is a potential risk all clients take when consenting to any type of procedure. NOT everyone is a good candidate for permanent makeup. How long it lasts or how quickly it fades depends on the individual and can vary from 6 months to 3 years. A touch up may or may not be required between 6-12 weeks after the initial procedure. Pigment retention and how well they heal depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, immune system, medications, lifestyle and other factors. Color Refreshers are recommended once a year to prevent natural fading.
Post-Treatment Care for
For 7-10 days following application of permanent cosmetics:
Proper care following your procedure is necessary to achieve the best results. Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected. This is the purpose of the touch-up visit.
Day of Procedure: One hour after your procedure wipe lips with one after care pad, and then apply Aquaphor (recommended). Repeat once every 2 hours the day of your procedure.
Day Two: Wipe lips with one after care pad once every 3 hours, then apply Aquaphor.
Be sure to keep lips CLEAN and MOISTURIZED. Apply Aquaphor for a couple of weeks, or as needed. Avoid spicy foods, direct contact with foods or drinks on the treated area for the first 2 days. Use a straw when drinking liquids or use a fork when eating food.
Your lips will appear as though wearing a bright or dark vivid lipstick. The color may appear warmer than ultimately desired.
• Disposable Ice packs may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling.
• Wash your hands before touching any treated area. Some itching is normal.
• DO NOT pick, peel or scratch the treated area or your color may heal unevenly. You may also risk scarring and infection.
• No makeup is to be applied until all the scabs have naturally shed.
• If using herpes medication, continue as prescribed.
• Do not use teeth bleaching products until fully healed.
• Wait 2 months post procedure to get Botox/Fillers
IF THE AFTER CARE IS NOT FOLLOWED PROPERLY, IT WILL BE UP TO OUR DISCRETION IF WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON YOU IN THE FUTURE. THIS IS AN INVESTMENT ON YOUR FACE AND THE AFTER CARE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCEDURE.
Approximate Daily Healing Schedule for
Day 1 ~ Lips will be swollen, and may feel tender and hot. Use disposable ice pack needed. They will feel very dry and you will feel the need to moisturize.
Day 2 ~ Lips will usually be less swollen but still tight and dry.
Day 3 ~ Even less swollen, still vibrant and might feel like chapped lips.
Day 4 ~ Skin begins to peel; you will see much pigment coming off. Do not pick or peel. Lip color under peeling skin will appear very light in color...this is normal.
Day 5 ~ Lips will appear and feel very chapped and dry. Peeling should be complete.
Days 6-9 ~ Pigment might appear very soft in color. Keep well moisturized with Aquaphor. Color may seem to disappear and almost become 'frosty' in appearance.
Days 10-14 ~ Color begins to 'bloom' little by little each day. Keep well moisturized.
Days 21-28 ~ Healing is complete. The color you see is the color you will retain. Keep moisturized.
Long Term Care
While permanent makeup pigment remains in the dermis its beauty-span may be influenced by several possible factors. These factors can include sun exposure, medications, lifestyle, immune system etc. Every individual heals different, there is no telling how your body will heal.
• Use a good sunscreen, sun exposure will prematurely fade your permanent cosmetics.
• If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your permanent cosmetics.
• Smoking WILL cause the pigment to fade prematurely and anesthetics will not last as long.
Antacids, thyroid, and anxiety medications have been reported as interfering with permanent makeup either by affecting retention or shifting the pigment to an undesirable tone. Remember, everything we eat and drink its own chemical structure and the electron ends that are unattached or free, may get attached to other compounds inside the body forming a new molecule that may show a different color spectrum. With that info, an educated client may have better expectation and know that he/she may need more frequent color adjustments than others. Please avoid these procedures at least a month prior to important life events such as weddings, vacations etc.. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances.
The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be. Mature clients may need an additional one or two weeks healing for the final results to appear. The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetic procedures.
If you have any questions or concerns please call us. If at any time you have any concerns at all during the healing process please call or text Maria at (408) 835-2291.