Preparing for Your Lip Blush Appointment

Preparing for Your Lip Blush Appointment

In the world of beauty trends, lip blush is gaining serious traction. It is nothing short of a magical procedure that makes your lips plump and youthful while enhancing the natural shape and color of your lips. 

This semi-permanent procedure is achieved through a tattooing procedure that requires your lips to be in tip-top condition to work.

If you’ve been eyeing this procedure but there’s that tiny bit of nerves creeping in as you worry about prepping your lips for the big day, don’t worry. Let’s break it down step by step how you can get your lips prepped and primed for the procedure:

What is Lip Blush?

Lip blushing is a semi-permanent makeup technique that involves implanting pigment into the Lip tissue using a professional machine and different configuration of needles. 

Lip blushing offers a subtle color enhancement, correcting lip symmetry and fullness while diminishing signs of aging and scarring. It also allows you to step out of the house without lipstick and still have a refresh look! 

This procedure offers both enhancement and corrective benefits, ensuring natural-looking, fuller lips.

A Month Before the Procedure

  • Stop All Other Lip Treatments

If you undergo any treatment near your lips, apply retinoids or retinol, or undergo chemical peels, it’s strongly advised to stop all these procedures at least a month before your appointment.
The idea is to help your lips and the mouth area become hydrated, moisturized, and healthy. Any sort of soreness, dry patches, or sensitivity can disrupt the lip-blushing procedure, and you may even need to push your appointment another month if your lips are not well-prepared.
Make sure to stop all your laser treatments, waxing, chemical peels, Botox, and retinoid applications at least a month in advance before your appointment.

If you are on Accutane, you’ll have to discontinue the medication at least a year before the procedure as it

causes extreme dryness and skin peeling.

A Week Before the Procedure

  • Develop a Lip Care Routine:

If you haven’t already, create a lip-care routine and stick to it. Exfoliate your lips with a sugar scrub to get rid of dead skin, apply a lip mask before going to bed, and keep them moisturized throughout the day. Within a day, you’ll notice your lips soft, moisturized, and hydrated.

 Soft and moisturized lips will help the pigments to implant effectively during the procedure and give you beautiful results.

  • Hydrate

Take special care to stay hydrated by drinking an adequate amount of water. Dehydrated, chapped, and dry lips can make it difficult for the lips to retain the pigment. Make sure you drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water and work on the habit at least a week or two before the appointment.

  • Take your Antiviral Medications

Don’t forget to take your antivirals if you have a history of cold sores, fever blisters, herpes, etc. because the lip blush procedure can trigger the symptoms and cause an outbreak, which may not only hinder your healing procedure but may also botch the results. 

It’s best that you ask your medical practitioner for the right time and dosage for the medication. It is usually recommended to take the medication a few days before the procedure, on the day of the procedure, and a few days following the procedure.

  • Prevent Sun Exposure

Refrain from going to the beach or tanning for at least a week before your appointment. Sunburns can make the lips extremely sensitive which can make lip blushing a painful experience. It will also prevent the lips from retaining pigment and lead to poor results.

24 Hours Before the Procedure

  • No Alcohol or Energy Drinks

Refrain from consuming any alcoholic beverage, energy drinks, etc. during the 24 hours leading up to your appointment. These drinks work as stimulants and can cause excessive bleeding during the permanent makeup procedure.

On The Day of The Procedure

  • No Makeup

Do not apply any makeup on the day of the procedure. Refrain from applying any tint, lipstick, or gloss on your lips because it can cause product buildup and make it difficult for the aesthetician to perform the procedure. Makeup can also lead to inflammation, dryness, and discoloration. It’s best to wash your face with a gentle cleanser and apply only a lightweight moisturizer and a lip balm on the day of the appointment.

  • Eat Well

Make sure you have eaten well before your appointment. The procedure takes nearly 3 hours and getting hungry during the procedure will cause you discomfort. It’s best to have a filling meal so you can sit back and relax during the procedure without getting exhausted.

  • Skip the Gym

It’s best to skip your workouts on the day of your appointment as gym sessions and cardio exercises increase blood flow, which raises the risk of excessive bleeding. A lot of bleeding and sweating makes it difficult for the pigment to be injected and retained.

  • Take Tylenol

The aesthetician will use a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort. However, if you have a low pain threshold, take Tylenol before your appointment.

  • Do Not Take any Blood Thinners

Do not take any form of blood thinners on the day of the treatment, including Advil, aspirin, Ibuprofen, Niacin, Naproxen, etc. This also poses the risk of excessive bleeding and botching up the results. (Unless you are directed to take it by a doctor, don’t stop)

  • Bring your Favorite Lip Color

If you have a lipstick or tint that you’ve always wished was permanently applied onto your lips, take it with you to the appointment. Your aesthetician will create the exact same shade for the lip blush.

Enhance Your Natural Beauty with Our Lip Blushing Service – Reserve Your Spot!

Prepping and preparing your lips for the lip-blushing procedure is crucial, but just as important is finding a professional and renowned artist who guarantees amazing results. If you are in Calgary, AB, and want to enhance your beauty with lip blush, reach out to Reflective Beauty Boutique. 

Book your consultation right away and get ready for a potentially life-changing beauty procedure!

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