What is Dark Lip Neutralizing
Dark Lip Neutralization is a specialized treatment for those with cool or dark lips in which we neutralize the darkness in the lips to reach a desired color. We look at your lips and neutralize them by cancelling out the original color, by creating a neutral natural tone to the lips.
Who is a candidate ?
Lips can change color for many reasons: sun exposure, hormonal changes, genetics, medical conditions, the aging process, injury or because some people overlook lip skin care. Cosmetic tattooing is a wonderful way to highlight the lips and give that confidence boost, for people prefer a long-lasting solution that keeps their lips looking bright and fabulous. No makeup touchups needed. This technique has many names but the concept is always the same: neutralize cool tones, lift the darkness and give a natural pink color to lips.
What is the process?
The first Correction session can take longer than other PMU treatments, as the lips are the most sensitive part of the face and can swell during the treatment. Melanin Correction can take between 1.5 – 5 hrs depending on lip size and lip condition, lip darkness, pain level, pigment concentration, and the power of your machine. Swelling should reduce between 5 to 24 hrs after the procedure, depending on your lymphatic system. Touch-ups are necessary. Skin regeneration varies greatly from person to person, according to age, metabolism, etc.
The following restrictions are to ensure your client’s skin is in the best possible condition for an amazing micropigmention results.
- Please do not work out the day of the procedure because body heat opens pores.
- Avoid heavy sunlight, especially sunburn 3 days before the procedure. The skin should not be going through a healing process!
- Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of the procedure.
- Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, and/or Ibuprofen, Omega 3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)
- Do NOT take blood thinners.
- Do NOT drink alcohol or energetic drinks
- 24 hours before the procedure.
- If you don’t know if you are allergic to lidocaine, pigment, or makeup, schedule a patch test with us in advance.
Avoid the following treatments within 4 weeks of the Lip correction procedure:
- Botox and/or any other cosmetic fillers
- Chemical peels
- Laser treatments
PRE-CARE For your own comfort, you will feel less discomfort and you will notice faster implantation if you take some pre-care action.
one week before the treatment: Before going to bed for at least 5 nights prior to the procedure, exfoliate lips with a natural scrub (sugar and coconut oil will work perfectly). Apply Bepanthen cream (active ingredient dexpanthenol) after exfoliating lips Drink at least 8 glasses of water because the hydration will dramatically improve the lip surface.
Aftercare & healing
- On the first day, gently remove lymph fluids with dubbing motions, with a moist cotton pad every two hours; this will help avoid thick scabbing.
- Keep your lips SLIGHTLY moist with non-petroleum ointment A&D, and protected from UV exposure.
- If you experienced a herpes in the past, take a prescription antiviral medication for as long as your doctor recommends (suggested: 6 days). Start taking right after the lip procedure.
- Don’t eat spicy, acidic foods and drinks for the next 3 days
- Don’t any facial treatments or sauna for 2 weeks
- Don’t use makeup on the tattooed area for 5-7 days
- Don’t work out (intense) for 3 days
- Don’t pick at or scratch your lips
- Don’t wet, lick or bite your lips until the lips have fully peeled
- Don’t kiss until lips have fully healed
- Don’t use whitening toothpaste until lips have fully healed
MAINTENANCE After lips are fully healed, usually 2 weeks, its recommended to apply oitment A&D daily.
Home care also includes using sunscreen. Sunscreen is the single most important factor in improving most causes of hyperpigmentation. Look for: *a physical blocking sunscreen, preferably with zinc oxide as the main active ingredient “at least an SPF 30 to 50 -broad spectrum coverage Use a sunscreen daily. Reapply it every 2 hours if you’re out in the sun – more frequently if you’re sweating or swimming.