LIP BLUSH FAQ
What is Lip Blush?
Lip Blush creates a soft and subtle blush of color defining the shape and giving the appearance of plump and flushed lips. Lip color is customized to each client based on natural lip color, undertone and skin tone.
How does Lip Blush work?
A rotary device is used to deposit and layer pigments within the lips to create a soft and natural blush tone.
Does Lip Blush hurt?
Discomfort is minimal and a numbing ointment is used to insure a painless procedure. This may vary depending on the individuals pain tolerance.
How long does Lip Blush take?
There are several stages which include; numbing, outlining the lips, and the actual process of Tattooing. This usually takes roughly 2-3 hours.
What colors are available for Lip Blush?
A wide range of tones in the pink, coral, and red families are available to create a customized shade. This will be determined with your artist prior to beginning.
What happens after Lip Blush?
Like any tattoo, swelling and redness is unavoidable. You may experience an intensified vibrancy from the pigment causing a temporary boldness to your lips. As they heal, the swelling will desist, the vibrancy will settle, and the color will restore to a natural finish.
Is there downtime for Lip Blush?
The healing process for Lip Blush takes approxiamtely 3-4 days. In that time you may experience some dryness and texture until the lips naturally exfoliate themselves. Aquaphor or a provided barrier cream is to be applied during the healing process.
How much does Lip Blush cost?
Please refer to our services page.
How will I know if I need a touch up?
The best results generally come from a two step process. Touch ups allow us to analyze how the color regenerates beneath the skin and add in areas that may have healed incorrectly. Healed results are unique to each client and we do our best to create a consistent experience. Touch ups are beneficial for layering the pigment for more saturation and must be completed within 10 weeks from the original session for the reduced price-point to be honored.
Are there any reasons why I may be ineligible for Lip Blush?
You must be 18+ to receive a service at Perfect Frame.
As a safety precaution, we refrain from working on individuals who are pregnant or nursing.
There are certain restrictions involved with the Lip Blushing procedure and an online consultation is mandatory before booking in.
If you’ve received lip filler you must wait a minimum of 1 month before receiving your session.
How long does Lip Blush last?
Approximately 2-3 years after you’ve received your touch up. Skin type and lifestyle can effect the longevity of your cosmetic tattoo - we can not guarantee specific results.
What is the industry standard for gratuity?
Gratuity is neither mandatory or expected, but is appreciated and fully left to the discretion of the client.
Is there parking available?
Parking is available adjacent to the Salon Republic with entrances on Ivar Avenue and DeLongpre Avenue. Handicapped parking is available on every floor, and these spaces are located close to the elevators. We validate for a portion of the time.
LIB BLUSH PRECARE
We can’t wait to perfect that pout! Here's a list of things to help better prepare yourself for your Lip Blush appointment:
Do not book your Lip Blush appointment within days of a special event. You will require a few days of downtime following your initial appointment. Please review our Aftercare page for a detailed overview of the healing process.
Please refrain from all activities that may cause irritation of the skin or thinning of the blood prior to your appointment:
Refrain from alcohol consumption 24 hours before receiving Lip Blush
Refrain from suntanning, microdermabrasion, dermaplanning, laser treatment, and chemical peels 7-10 days before receiving Lip Blush.
Refrain from all medications that cause thinning of the blood including but not limited to: Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Niacin, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, and Ibuprofen. Please consult your physician before stopping any medication.
Refrain from consuming coffee and energy drink the day of your appointment.
Clients who have experienced a cold sore in or around the mouth MUST take Valtrex at least 3 days prior and 3 days after receiving this treatment. Failure to follow these instructions can risk an outbreak that can affect the healing process.
If you are experiencing any blemishes, acne, or skin irritations leading up to your procedure please contact Perfect Frame. It is up to the discretion of our artists to decide whether or not they have a workable surface. Failure to communicate any of these may result in a cancellation or rescheduling of your appointment. All deposits are nonrefundable.
Lip fillers must be done 1 month prior to scheduling this service. Failure to disclose this information may result in a negative outcome.
LIB BLUSH afterCARE
What to expect immediately following your Lip Blush procedure:
Intensified color and swelling are part of the initial stages of healing. Be patient. Do not freak out!
The intensity should regress within 3-4 days. The sensation can be comparable to that of a slight burn and minimal scabbing and/or flaking may take place. Refrain from removing the scabs/flakes as you may run the risk of removing pigment in the process - it’s very important to keep the lips heavily hydrated. The true vibrancy of your cosmetic tattoo will fade about 30-40% from what you walked out with revealing a soft and natural blush tone.
5 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE THE LIP BLUSH IS HEALING:
Avoid hot, spicy, and salty foods as it may cause added irritation
Avoid large bodies of water, direct sun exposure, teeth whitening, rubbing and smoking
Do not pick or scratch the lips as it may lead to a loss of pigment and/or scarring
Placing cosmetic products on unhealed lips is heavily discouraged
Texture is normal and is often experienced in the first few days of healing