Lip Liner and Full Lip

  • Apply ice for the first 2-24 hours to reduce swelling.
  • Keep moist with Aquaphor or white petroleum (such as Vaseline®) for the next 5-7 days, and then switch to lip balm
    or lipstick with an SPF of 15 or greater as the sun tends to fade lip color quickly.
  • Lips may appear to have too much color in the days following the procedure. You may add makeup to soften
    the color.
  • Scars on the lips, including those from fever blisters cause pigment fading. See our Pre-Procedure Instructions for lips.

Lip Micropigmentation Healing Schedule

If you’ve never had micropigmentation before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect: 

Temporary side effects from micropigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness. 

You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the optimal pigments for you with this in mind. In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed. 

Day 1

Swelling, tender, heavy, thick lipstick look. For the first few days, the color is darker than it will appear when healed.

Day 2

Slight swelling, reddish, tender, with a slight metallic taste.

Day 3

Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfoliation.

Day 4

Exfoliation begins, very chapped lips. The color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off. It will appear that you have lost all of your color, however, when your lips have healed completely, the dermal layer will gradually become darker.

Day 5

Very chapped but almost finished with first chapping stage.

Day 6

A soft, rich color begins to appear.

Days 7- 13

Lip color disappears and the “frosty” 2nd chapping stage begins as a whitish-gray haze on the lips.

Day 14

Color blooms from within more and more each day until day 21 ( 3 weeks post procedure).

Day 21

Healing complete. The color you see is the color that you have. Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two. Use a good lip balm and they will return to normal with full color.

Lips Makeup

The cost of treatments includes one FREE touch-up within 2 to 3 weeks of the initial procedure. We strongly suggest that all clients schedule a follow-up appointment. The touch-up appointment is intended to fill in any areas that may have been discolored during the healing process. Final results cannot be determined until follow-up touch-up appointment is completed. Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, and other factors. Annual touch-ups are recommended to prevent natural fading.

  • Bring in your favorite lip color.
  • Do not consume alcoholic/caffeinated beverages on the day of the procedure.
  •  Don’t take any non-vital medications that may thin blood 24h before the procedure.   Including some vitamins & supplements.
  •  Skin that keloids
  •  Sunburned skin
  •  Pregnant or breastfeeding (service can be done on a person who is
  •  Breastfeeding if they “pump and dump” after service and prior to feeding)
  • Open wound on lips
  •  Active cold sores (if a person has a history of cold sores please see a physician for anti-viral medication such as Valtrex)
  • Wait 3 weeks after botox/fillers before having any permanent makeup treatments

For 2-4 weeks: apply Aquifer to keep moist.

  • Day of procedure: Ice on and off to prevent bruising/swelling. Pat dry the area every 15 minutes and keep the area moist with Aquifer.
  • Avoid the following for 1 day: tooth paste and hot foods.
  • Avoid the following for 3 days: whitening tooth paste, teeth whiteners, colored food and beverages, and spicy foods and beverages, lemon, salt and vinegar, coffee, wine.
  • Avoid swimming, tanning, steam rooms, or Jacuzzi for two weeks.
  • No makeup over area for two weeks
  • Some redness/swelling/slight bruising and slight itching during healing process post procedure is normal. If you experience heavy itching, extreme swelling, blistering, or any other complications within the first 24 hours post-procedure, stop using your after-care product immediately. If symptoms continue, or you experience abnormal swelling/redness or shortness of breath/trouble breathing go to the closest Hospital ER immediately you may be having an allergic reaction to the pigment and/or the after care product you are using
  • No alcohol or caffeine night before or day of procedure

For 24 to 48 hours:

  • Do not wash the area on day of procedure.

For 3 days

  • Press area with a dry PAPER TOWEL or GUAZ to absorb any excess fluid. DO NOT USE TISSUE

For 2 weeks

  • Always use a very mild soap on the area and re-apply the Aquaphor. Before bathing apply a light coating of Aquaphor on the procedure area using a clean cotton swab. Continue this regime until the procedure area has completely healed.
  • Wear a hat to shield the area from the sun when you go outside.
  • Avoid swimming, tanning, steam rooms, or Jacuzzi for two weeks.
  • No makeup over area for two weeks.
  • Some redness/swelling/slight bruising and slight itching during healing process post procedure is normal. If you experience heavy itching, extreme swelling, blistering, or any other complications within the first 24 hours post-procedure, stop using your after-care product immediately. If symptoms continue, or you experience abnormal swelling/redness or shortness of breath/trouble breathing go to the closest Hospital ER immediately you may be having an allergic reaction to the pigment and/or the after care product you are using.

Our before and after photos