To be fully informed, before doing any beauty procedure is crucial. The outcome of it can result in something we hadn’t initially wanted and the more research we do, the better. One of them being permanent makeup.
For those who don’t know, permanent makeup is considered cosmetic tattooing by WebMD, it is the micro-implantation of color pigments into the skin. People usually do it for aesthetic reasons but there are other ones as well. Permanent makeup is used to cover up scars, to enhance their features such as using permanent makeup for their lips.
What does doing your lips permanent mean?
On contrary to what many believe, having your lips permanently done is not going to make them fuller. That is what lips filler are for. Permanent lips are made to tint your lips, to enhance the natural look for your lips, give them definition and just overall give the illusion that they are fuller than they are. Usually, when permanent lips are done, they outline the natural line of your lips, the vermilion border, the place where the natural line of the lips and normal skin collide.
There are many reasons why one would want to go under this procedure. Reasons are individual and differ from each other what stays the same is the information you should have beforehand.
While you are supposed to be informed by the respective professional you are seeing, it’s also important to know to do your own research. We are going to talk about what you should be aware of before the procedure and the aftercare.
Before Getting Permanent Lips
It would be better to schedule your appointment and take a few days off of work or maybe on a Thursday or Friday. Auraofbeauty suggests you should do a little shopping spree before the day of the appointment about the things you will need throughout the procedure. Things such as napkins, q-tips, creams, pain reliever or any other prescriptions your practitioner recommends.
- If you are prone to any cold sores you need to use an anti-viral cream such as Zovirax, inform the practitioner and they can suggest what you need to do too.
- If you plan on getting lip fillers, schedule the appointment after you are done with this procedure. It is recommended not to get lip fillers around the time you want to do them permanently colored.
- Tongue piercings or dentures may raise the risk of getting any bacterial or fungal infection to the lips.
- It may be suggested not to wear your “good” clothes since the pigment may splash on them. It washes off but there is no need for that extra work.
- If you are on prescribed medicine ask your doctor if you can get off of them 24 hours prior to the procedure.
- Do not drink alcohol before and after the procedure.
The procedure is done by using a sterilized needle and pigment. It can be a little painful but the numbing cream will handle that. It also matters how strong is your pain tolerance.
- Do not eat 1 hour after the procedure.
- Keep the lips clean
- Do not wash at least three days after.
- Avoid salty or sour food. Drink from a straw and carefully eat from a spoon for the first 24 hours.
- Your lips are going to be tender for a few days and will peel off. DO NOT PEEL IT OFF YOURSELF.
- You can experience swelling, itching but you can always use the suggested ointment and it should go away at least three days later.
- Do not put makeup on.
- The real result of your permanent makeup lips will not be revealed until they’re fully healed.
- Do not touch with your fingers.
The permanent makeup is actually semi-permanent and will subside over time so be ready to go back for touch-ups and color boosts.
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