The lips are one of the most attractive parts of the human body. After meeting a woman for the first time, men spend on average half the time staring at a woman’s lips. This makes it very clear why lip enhancements are one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed by women all over the world.
To produce the most aesthetically gorgeous-looking lips, a cosmetic dermatologist intertwines art with science.
Here, we take a detailed look into the procedure of lip blushing to help you decide if lip blushing is worth it for you in the long run. After reading this article you will have a rough idea of what lip blushing is? How is lip blushing done? The costs associated with it? How much does it hurt? and some typical aftercare recommendations.
You can easily decide if you want to get your dream pout on your lips with all the key facts about lip blushing. So, let’s get right into the basics of lip blushing.
What Is Lip Blushing?
Lip blushing is a cosmetic tattooing treatment that is known by many different names based on the brands of pigment and the chosen style of lips. Lip blushing is sometimes also known as “contoured lips”, “kissable lips”, and “candy lips” and it is very different from the lip tattooing technique that was popular in the ‘90s.
Lip blushing procedures allow you to have lips like Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, and Sofia Vergara. You can also choose to have lips like Anne Hathaway, Drew Barrymore, and Rihanna. The possibilities are endless!
Lip blushing is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing treatment that plants pigments in your lips with the help of microneedles. Lip blushing is not a form of permanent tattooing but is also referred to as lip tattooing.
People who have dull, lifeless, or nonsymmetric lips are the ideal candidates for lip blushing. These people can get the perfect lips based on the shape, color, and aesthetic look of their lips with a lip blushing treatment. The key to look for is that the final look of your lips should be symmetrical, colorful, and vivid.
How Is Lip Blushing Done?
There are many things to consider before going in for a lip-blushing session. Some of these factors are:
- Your budget
- Your pain tolerance
- Possible side effects
It is important to remember that these are not the only factors you need to consider. Another important factor to consider is whether you have a long, oval, square, or round face. With the right lip blushing you will achieve lips that accentuate your natural facial features. A lip blushing procedure is similar to microblading brows.
A qualified cosmetic dermatologist or tattoo artist will begin the lip blushing procedure by numbing your lips so you do not feel any pain or discomfort during the session. The local anesthetic will take anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour to take full effect. During this time, you can choose the desired shape and color of your lips. This can be done by viewing lips from a catalog that contains lip sketches to match your facial features.
Once you choose the desired shape, the cosmetic dermatologist will inject natural-looking pigment into your lips with the help of microneedles. The pigment is inculcated in the lips in multiple layers to create an even tone of color. The pigment is inserted to enhance the outlines of your lips and create an overall look that accentuates facial features. A lip-blushing session can take anywhere between one to three hours to complete.
Does Lip Blushing Hurt?
The tattoo artist performing the lip blushing procedure will apply a topical numbing cream on your lips. This is done at least 15 to 30 minutes before the needling begins. After the numbing cream is applied, the artist will begin to sketch an outline with a lip pencil. During the procedure, you might feel a scratching sensation on your lips. The pain level is also a lot less than getting a tattoo done.
People with a lower pain tolerance are likely to feel more discomfort. One way to ensure that you feel less pain during the procedure is to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) before the lip blushing procedure. Taking alcohol, aspirin, fish oil, ibuprofen, garlic, ginkgo, naproxen, niacin, or vitamin E is NOT recommended before lip blushing because they can increase the likelihood of bleeding, bruising, and many other side effects.
Is Lip Blushing Permanent?
Whenever natural pigment is implanted into your lips there will be a turnover time. The turnover time depends on the brand and quality of the pigment used for the lip blushing session. Customarily, lip blushing is considered a semi-permanent form of makeup. This means that the effect can last anywhere between two to five years based on the quality of products used and the skills of the cosmetic dermatologist.
Other factors that can influence how long the effects of lip blushing last are sun exposure, lip exfoliation, and smoking. All of these factors can make the pigment fade away quicker.
Lip Blushing Contraindications:
Lip blushing is not recommended for the following individuals:
- People with diabetes 1 or 2
- People prone to cold sores
- People with psoriasis on their lips or face
- Anemic patients will not be able to retain pigment because of their blood condition
- People undergoing chemotherapy
- People with epilepsy
- Pregnant or nursing women
- Women on their menses
- People with an auto-immune disease
- People with a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring
- People with a high blood alcohol content
There will be more negative effects of performing lip blushing on all of these individuals.
The Importance Of Consulting A Qualified Lip Blushing Expert
Always consider getting a consultation from qualified experts such as those at Camouflaged by Sara Permanent Makeup Studio in Danvers, MA, before deciding on the procedure. A qualified permanent makeup artist can help you address specific concerns you might have with the lip blushing procedure.