Updated: Aug 9
Lip Blush is the hottest trend in cosmetic procedures and for good reason. Imagine having a perfectly-tinted pout that lasts for years without the need for reapplying lipstick multiple times a day.
Enter Lip Blushing: a safe, semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that adds color to your lips making them more youthful and vibrant. This treatment is ideal for anyone who needs to save time, even out their natural color (yes, our lips do naturally fade over time), define their lip borders, and adjust lip symmetry if they're asymmetrical.
The process starts with a consultation with a qualified professional who will discuss the desired outcome and the color options available. I ask my clients to bring in their favorite lipstick to color match and I can give them a lighter version of that color if they so desire. The lip blush technique used involves a series of dots implanted so that the final healed results look realistic with a finish that resembles a lip stain or balm.
Numbing cream is applied to the lips to reduce any discomfort during the procedure. Once the lips are numb, pigment is deposited onto the surface of the lips using a small needle and a digital permanent makeup pen, and the process takes about an hour to complete.
What's the recovery time?
Recovery time for lip blushing is minimal, with most people experiencing slight swelling and tenderness for a couple of days. Aftercare involves keeping the lips moisturized (I prefer Aquaphor) for 7 days and avoiding activities that could cause the color to fade while healing, such as sun exposure and swimming.
What if I have lip filler?
Lip filler is not a contraindication for lip blush, as filler and lip blush can actually complement each other. That's because filler will often stretch the skin which makes the skin more translucent, making lip blush a great addition by adding color and defining the borders.
Can I still wear lipstick?
Yes. One of the primary benefits of this treatment is that it gives you the freedom to layer your lipstick. While lip blush can affect the way some translucent lipstick colors appear, this can be easily remedied by applying a little foundation to your lips beforehand.
What if I'm prone to cold sores?
That's ok. You can still get Lip Blush but you must take an antiviral such as Valtrex before and after your procedure as a precaution to prevent an outbreak.
The benefits of lip blushing are numerous, including being a semi-permanent alternative to lipstick, enhancing the natural beauty of your lips, and correcting asymmetrical lips. It provides a subtle color that lasts for up to three years, the color can be customized, and it can be an excellent option for those looking for a low-maintenance alternative to lipstick. With so many benefits to lip blush, it's no wonder it's become the hot new trend.
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