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Lip Blush Before & Aftercare

For best results, care for your brows correctly by following this aftercare advice.

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Here's a list of things to help better prepare yourself for your Lip Blush appointment:

Do not book your Lip Blush appointment within days of a special event. You will require a few days of downtime following your initial appointment. 


Please refrain from all activities that may cause irritation of the skin or thinning of the blood prior to your appointment:

  • Refrain from alcohol consumption 24 hours before receiving Lip Blush

  • Refrain from suntanning, microdermabrasion, dermaplanning, laser treatment, and chemical peels 7-10 days before receiving Lip Blush.

  • Refrain from all medications that cause thinning of the blood including but not limited to: Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Niacin, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, and Ibuprofen. Please consult your physician before stopping any medication.

  • Refrain from consuming coffee and energy drink the day of your appointment.

Clients who have experienced a cold sore in or around the mouth MUST take Valtrex at least 3 days prior and 3 days after receiving this treatment. Failure to follow these instructions can risk an outbreak that can affect the healing process.

If you are experiencing any blemishes, acne, or skin irritations leading up to your procedure please contact Perfect Frame. It is up to the discretion of our artists to decide whether or not they have a workable surface. Failure to communicate any of these may result in a cancellation or rescheduling of your appointment. All deposits are nonrefundable.

Lip fillers must be done 1 month prior to scheduling this service. Failure to disclose this information may result in a negative outcome.


What to expect immediately following your Lip Blush procedure:

Intensified color and swelling are part of the initial stages of healing. Be patient. Do not freak out!

The intensity should regress within 3-4 days. The sensation can be comparable to that of a slight burn and minimal scabbing and/or flaking may take place. Refrain from removing the scabs/flakes as you may run the risk of removing pigment in the process - it’s very important to keep the lips heavily hydrated. The true vibrancy of your cosmetic tattoo will fade about 30-40% from what you walked out with revealing a soft and natural blush tone.


  1. Avoid hot, spicy, and salty foods as it may cause added irritation

  2. Avoid large bodies of water, direct sun exposure, teeth whitening, rubbing and smoking

  3. Do not pick or scratch the lips as it may lead to a loss of pigment and/or scarring

  4. Placing cosmetic products on unhealed lips is heavily discouraged

  5. Texture is normal and is often experienced in the first few days of healing

Again, the intensity of the procedure is most prominent following the procedure itself. Over the next 3-7 days, the outer layer of color will appear crusty and start to flake off. Special care should be exercised while the treated area is healing. Under no circumstances should you pick, scratch or rub the treated area or attempt to remove the crusty material. Removing of the crusts may result in the removal of the actual pigment and/or infection may occur. It is important that this protective “cover” stay on during the healing process (three to seven days). As the outer layer flakes off, you will notice that the color is lighter and softer. For the following two weeks, color that was implanted under the skin will move forward. After three weeks, your healing process should be complete.

  • After you leave, I recommend that ice packs be applied for 10 to 15 minutes each hour for the first 4-8 hoursfollowing the procedure. The ice is used to reduce swelling and provide comfort. After the first 24 hours the use of ice is no longer beneficial. Old wives’ tale: Cooled used tea bags are also good for preventing swelling.

  • No soap, cleanser or shampoo on the treated area for seven (7) days. Soap and cleansers are designed to remove any foreign substances. Obviously, this is detrimental to the bonding process required for the pigment to become permanent. Toothpaste and mouthwash are considered “soap” and will remove lip color, so proceed with caution when using.

  • All cleansing should be done with a clean Q-tip dipped in cool water and gently dabbed on the treated area. Do not rub the area in any way.

  • Apply A & D ointment with a Q-Tip in the procedure area for the first 24 hours. Then for the rest of the week apply Vitamin E oil or Liquid. Apply to the treatment area with a Q-tip several times per day (Do not use mineral oil or petroleum based products such as Vaseline.) This is to be done in a gentle dabbing motion as not to disrupt the pigmentation bonding process. This will keep the area moist and accelerate the healing. Do not let the area dry out, keep moist all times. Check your lips every thirty (30) minutes, re-apply ointment as necessary. Do not press or rub when applying ointment. Apply an extra heavy coat of ointment to the treated area before bedtime, bath, washing of adjacent areas, and immediately upon rising in the morning. If any form of redness, tenderness, drainage, fever or rash occurs, please contact Enhanced Cosmetics or your health care provider immediately!

  • Baths and showers are permitted but do not wash, scrub or touch the treatment area. Hot, steamy baths and showers should be avoided completely. After two weeks, you may resume all regular activities.

  • When brushing teeth for the first three (3) days, coat lips with a lot of ointment before brushing and use a minimal a mount of toothpaste.

  • For the first two (2) days, use a straw when drinking liquids; avoid sandwiches, biting into fruit or foods that might cause friction to the lips. Smoking is discouraged for optimal results.

  • Do not use any lipstick or cosmetics on or near the treated area for seven (7) days. The procedure, even after the first treatment, looks so natural that you can feel very secure appearing in public without any additional makeup on the affected area. This rule applies also to non-allergic makeup, as it may contain chemicals that interfere with the bonding process. If or whenever you do begin using cosmetics again, invest in a new lipstick to support your new look. This will eliminate the possibility of bacteria breeding in an old container.

  • For at least two (2) weeks, you need to minimize exposure to the sun. I discourage swimming in fresh, salt or chlorinated pool water.

  • If needed, over-the-counter Tylenol is recommended for temporary relief of pain.

  • If you use Retin-A, do not allow it close to the treated area for thirty (30) days. It will cause the area to peel and lighten.

  • Since your procedure is facial, I recommend you sleep on a clean satin pillowcase for seven (7) nights. This will minimize the loss of pigmentation caused by rubbing against a cotton, textured pillowcase as you sleep.

  • Special care should be exercised while the treated area is healing. Under no circumstances should you pick, scratch or rub the treated area or attempt to remove the crusty material. Removing of the crusts may result in the removal of the actual pigment and/or infection may occur. It is important that this protective “cover” stay on during the healing process (three to six days).

  • Always use good health habits.

  • If you have any questions after you get home, feel free to call.

  • Variations to these recommendations are not encouraged and will most likely affect the final out come of your procedure, if not totally remove the implantations.

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