Lip Blush Post Treatment Instructions

Following your aftercare is vital to achieving the best results. Please review the following instructions and refer to them as necessary. If during the healing process you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact your artist.

Everyone's healing journey is different, but here's what you might generally expect:

Days 1 - 4: Post-tattoo, the initial four days can include:

  • Swelling and redness
  • Sensitivity
  • Light flaking
  • Slight itchiness
  • Dryness (which can last up to 3 weeks)

These signs are all normal parts of the recovery process.

In the first 48 hours, you can use clean, disposable cold packs for any swelling. Only dab your lips with sterile water.

Days 3-5:

  • Expect light skin flaking or peeling on the lips.
  • It's crucial not to pick or scratch at your lips, as this can unevenly remove the pigment and affect the healing. Let the flaking occur naturally.

Day-by-Day Breakdown:

  • Day 1: Bold and bright, slightly swollen right after the procedure
  • Day 2: Expect tenderness and mild flaking
  • Days 3-4: Skin begins to peel"

For the first 10 days after your lip tattoo session, adhere to the following care instructions:

  1. Hand Hygiene: Always clean your hands before touching or cleaning your lips.
  2. Healing Balm: Apply the provided balm with a clean, disposable cotton bud/Q-tip.
  3. Face Washing: Avoid splashing water on your face. Instead, gently clean your lips twice daily with damp cotton pads using sterile water.
  4. If Wet: Pat dry any accidental wetness gently with a clean tissue.
  5. Makeup Caution: No lip makeup or products near the lips for at least 5 days.
  6. Dietary Adjustments: Stay away from spicy or salty foods for 3 days.
  7. Drinking Method: Use a straw for drinking for the first 3 days.
  8. Physical Contact: Avoid kissing for at least 5 days to prevent infection.
  9. Skincare Treatments: Refrain from any facial beauty treatments for at least 5 days.

Regarding cold sores:

  • If prone to cold sores, use anti-herpes medication like Zovirax five times daily for a week, or Acyclovir tablets before and after the tattoo. Cold sores, if they occur, typically emerge around day 3 but are not caused by the tattoo or artist.

Color Evolution:

  • Initially, the color will be bold and defined. It darkens the next day, and after peeling (days 3-5), it may seem like there's little color. This is normal, and the color will gradually soften to its intended shade over three weeks.

Healing Time and Expectations:

  • The healing period is usually around 14 days but can vary. Factors like immune health, stress, and diet can affect healing. Slight color unevenness is common, which is why a touch-up session is scheduled.

Extended Aftercare (For 14 Days):

  • Avoid direct sun, tanning, hot tubs, saunas, saltwater, chlorine pools, and direct shower spray.
  • No bleaching, waxing, electrolysis, or laser hair removal near the lips.
  • Avoid lip plumpers and lip filler treatments."

Long-Term Care for Your Lip Tattoo

  1. Sun Protection: Apply sunscreen to your lips daily. Continuous sun exposure can cause the lip tattoo to fade over time.

  2. Lip Hydration: Keep your lips moisturized constantly to maintain the tattoo's appearance.

  3. Medical and Cosmetic Procedures:

    • If undergoing a chemical peel, laser treatment, IPL/hair removal on your face, or an MRI scan, inform the technician about your lip tattoo.
    • Notify the National Blood Service when donating blood. Post-tattoo, there might be a waiting period of 4 months before you can donate blood again due to eligibility criteria."

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