Glo Med Spa & Wellness
Lip Blushing Procedure Questions & Answers
Do your lips lack the luster they used to have? Come to Glo Med Spa & Wellness for lip blushing treatment! For more information, please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Austin TX, Cedar Park TX, Volente TX, Pflugerville TX, Round Rock TX, Leander TX, Volente TX, Brushy Creek TX, and Williamson County TX.
Lip blushing is a semi-permanent color augmentation to change the aesthetics of the lips. It works essentially as a tattoo for the lips, providing long-term color and a lipstick-like appearance. These procedures have skyrocketed in popularity recently with more options becoming available every year.
What is Lip Blushing?
Lip blushing is a semi-permanent aesthetic treatment that defines your lips, enhancing color, creating volume and fullness. It gives your lips a very youthful appearance and also corrects any asymmetry or darkness. Before getting a lip tattoo, ensure that your skin is in the best condition as possible for the procedure. Other cosmetic treatments such as lip injections and chemical peels need to be done at least four weeks before your lip blushing appointment. It is also important to avoid alcohol, caffeine and exercise the day of the procedure.
The initial process takes approximately three hours with prices varying upon location and procedure type. Typically, during the first 20 minutes a technician will apply a medical-grade topical anesthetic to numb your lips. After the numbing agent has been removed, the treatment usually begins by tattooing the outline of your lips, then filling them in. As your lips are a sensitive area, the process can be uncomfortable for some, but once it’s over, your lips shouldn’t be sore. It may feel like you just did an aggressive scrub on your lips, and it will quickly fade.
Does Lip Blushing hurt?
Lip blushing is a painless treatment. Aside from a slight pinching feeling at the beginning, the sensation may feel similar to someone using a finger to apply slight pressure. Preparing for your session is easy. To reduce the possibility of bruising and bleeding, avoid ibuprofen, fish oil, and vitamin E the day before the procedure. A topical anesthetic solution is applied to the lips. The anesthesia is much more effective than it would be on other areas of the skin because the skin on your lips is extra porous. Although some discomfort may be experienced, no pain should be felt.
How Permanent is Lip Blushing?
Lip blushing is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure with effects that last around two years. After this point, retouching is available. If you are not satisfied with the shade that was chosen for you, it can be adjusted after the healing process is over, which typically takes around 5 to 10 days.
Lip blushing is considered a semipermanent procedure. This means that in order to maintain your results, you will need to repeat the process every few years. Factors that reduce the pigment include frequent lip exfoliation, sun exposure, and smoking.
What are the potential side effects and precautions?
As they are similar, lip blushing carries the same side effects and risks of traditional tattooing. Minor side effects are to be expected, and they will diminish as your lips heal. These include:
If you do not follow the proper aftercare and healing, your lips may become infected. Call a doctor if you notice:
- excessive swelling
- worsening pain
- pus oozing from your lips
- fever and chills
Other possible side effects include:
- skin bumps
- uneven coloring
- blood-borne illnesses from shared equipment
If you or someone you know is longing for lustrous lips, come to Glo Med Spa today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in performing lip blushing procedures and can provide you with luscious, kissable lips! For more information on our lip blushing treatments, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. To book an appointment with our lip blushing specialist, visit our website or speak with us over the phone today.