The lips Micropigmentation is used to intensify the color of the lips (whether one wants just a natural look or a brighter color). It can be used to create fuller, more sensual lips or to slightly change and improve the natural shape of the lips or to hide a scar or light or dark patches on the lips. Using a wide range of shades to create a pigment that perfectly complements the skin tone, more color added to our lips can eliminate the need to apply cosmetic lipstick on a daily basis. Also – permanent lip color does not “bleed ” into the wrinkles around the mouth! Lip pigmentation also can correct asymmetrical lips, uneven vermillion borders and scars.
The technician will draw on the shape before tattooing and show the client before proceeding. A topical anesthetic cream will be applied to numb the area to be treated before the procedure. You will also receive aftercare instructions with full details of how to care for the treated area.
Immediately after the tattooing process the color will appear very vibrant and intense. Within a few days the top layer of the tattooing will exfoliate and It is important not to disturb the exfoliation process by picking at parts of the lips. After approximately a week, most of the residual lips tattooing has exfoliated. The lips are sometimes tender and often remain that way to the touch for a few weeks. It is recommended to wait a minimum of three to eight weeks before the touchup procedure.
During this healing period the lips will appear different. They may appear “frosty” on and off or they may appear brighter if the body is unusually warm (after a warm shower) or duller if the body is unusually cool (eg. if the weather is cold.) Within six-eight weeks the lip color settles in and the final color is seen. At the follow up appointment adjustments will be made if necessary.
Are there factors that may affect the result?
The result of micropigmentation is partly determined by individual skin type but can also be affected by:
• natural skin overtones • skin characteristics (dryness, oiliness, sun damage, acidity) • medication • lifestyle, such as alcohol, smoking, swimming or jacuzzi • individual healing ability • presence of any scars
The procedure is done in a sterile environment with focus on safety.