LIP ENHANCEMNET OPTIONS
More enhanced, full, lip color with the intention of morevisible color effect that mimics the look of a lip liner andlipstick. This technique is suitable for symmetrycorrections. The “lipstick technique” is suitable for allclient types and is used with an intention of havingdefined looking lips at all times.
LIP BLUSH/ AQUARELLE LIPS
This technique is also known as aquarelle or watercolorlip. This technique is used to create very natural lookinglips, using pigments that closely match the client’s naturaltones and enhancing the client’s natural lips. This is mostsuitable for clients who want a very natural, everydayresult and naturally enhanced lip shape.
AIRBRUSED CONTOURLESS LIPS
This technique is used for a soft enhancement of client’snatural lip color. The difference between this andaquarelle lips is that contourless lips does not have anoutline and utilizes the shading of the lip only. Whichmimics the look of a tinted lip balm. This techniquecreates the most natural looking result for everyday wear.
This technique is similar to lipstick lips but instead of usingone pigment color we use two or three different shadesto create 3D effect of fuller looking defined lips. Thistechnique is suitable for clients who want high definition,makeup like results & want their lips to look visually fuller.
LIP BLUSH PRE PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS
It is highly recommended that you follow Au Fait Pre & Post Care instructions to ensure the best possible results and longevity of your tattoo. This information acts as a guideline only. We cannot guarantee results due to each client's unique physical and aesthetic features. Each client's skin responds differently both in how long it takes to heal and the number of sessions needed for color retention and desired results. It is Important that you take care of your lips while healing and beyond.
• Pre-care instructions must be strictly followed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessive bleeding and sensitivity during the procedure will dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.
• If you have ever had chicken pox, fever blisters or cold sores, you MUST contact your physician for a prescription of an antiviral medication such as Valtrex, Zovirax to prevent a herpes outbreak, which can be triggered by the procedure. Start taking the medication 2 days prior, the day of and 2 days following the procedure.
• The skin area must be free of all irritations including blemishes, eczema & psoriasis.
• Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
• Avoid strenuous activity and exercise the day of your appointment .
• Do not drink caffeine 24 hours prior to your appointment
• Please exfoliate your lips with sugar and Vaseline for 2 days leading up to your session.
• Abstain from alcohol 48 hours prior to your appointment.
• Do not take Prenatal Vitamins or Nutritional Shakes 48 hours prior to your appointment.
• Avoid any type of blood thinning medication such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Advil, Niacin, Voltaren or Indocid for a minimum of 72 hours prior to your procedure, unless otherwise directed by your physician. You may take Tylenol if you wish.
• Discontinue the use of any anti-aging, skin brightening or anti-acne skincare products. Particularly those that contain Alpha Hydroxy (ARA), Vitamin A and Retinol. Ideally do not use these products for 30 days prior to your appointment. Even if you do not use it directly on the treatment area, the product does spread under your skin and your tattoo can heal patchy.
• Stop taking Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Garlic, Chamomile, Glucosamine, Evening Primrose Oil, Ginger and other blood thinning supplements one week prior to your appointment. Blood thinners prevent the pigment from implanting evenly therefore healed results may be patchy.
• Avoid sun tanning or tanning beds for 2 weeks before your appointment. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn it will take the pigment. Tanned skin is damaged skin and your color will not heal properly.
• You must wait 4 month after getting lip fillers, it is possible to have poor color retention in lips that have had collagen injections within 4 months, and within a year of Restylane. There is a risk of pigment migration along the lip line if you have had Restylane. If you plan on getting lip fillers after your procedure, you must wait at least 6 weeks.
• Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks before and after your procedure.
• Must wait 6 months after a lip implant.
• Must not be on Accutane medication for one year prior to getting a cosmetic tattoo.
• Scars from surgery or trauma must be healed for at least one year prior to the procedure.
LIP BLUSH POST CARE
• The color will look bold, similar to lipstick immediately after the procedure. Your lips will look slightly larger than normal as if you had lip filler injection. This will only last 1-3 days. The size of your lips will shrink back to normal and the color will significantly fade up to 50% within the first 3 days. You will lose the color on the inside of your lips first and on the edges last.
• A crust that forms will start to flake away revealing a lighter and more natural color
• In many instances the client may wish to opt in for a darker color which can be done during the complimentary follow up visit.
• Lips will be tender at first. Drink through a straw. Choose foods that you can place in your mouth with a fork without touching the lips.
• You may apply an ice pack (which must be protected with a clean wet barrier film of paper towel or cloth) for 10 minutes. Do not put ice directly on the lips.
• The treated area may experience swelling, redness, tenderness, flaking and itchiness that will dissipate in a short period of time. Dry skin main remain for up to 3 weeks.
• While the skin is in process of forming a protective scab and the lymph secretion is active, blot every 4 hours and once before bedtime. Do not apply ointment. Try not to disturb the crust if any when blotting and let it fall off by itself. Lips may ooze for a couple of days.
• Cleanse the lips using lukewarm water only in the morning. Pat the area dry and apply ointment 3 to 4 times per day in a thin layer.
• Apply a thin layer of ointment several times per day with a Q-tip or a clean finger with very light touch. This will serve as a barrier to reduce the risk of secondary infection and should be dome for at least 7-10 days post procedure. Do not allow your lips to become dry. This may interfere with the healing and affect the color uniformity. Do not use aggressive movements on the skin. NEVER apply ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
• Lips will peel for a week. Allow them to flake off on their own. Picking and pulling off skin that is not ready to come off will cause pigment loss and call pull out deeper tissue. The edges of the lip liner will be the last to fall off. Picking this off will result in an uneven splotchy line or indented scar.
• During the peeling process the color may appear to have dissipated completely. This is a normal part of the healing process and the color will become more apparent by the second week and will continue to stabilize until week 5.
• Do not pick, rub or scratch your tattoo. The color may heal unevenly and you could risk an infection which could lead to scarring. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.
• Do not excessively stretch lips by smiling big or puckering while smoking while they are healing.
• Avoid direct dun exposure for 4 weeks.
• No smoking while your lips are healing ( approximately 1 week).
• Avoid heavy sweating, exercise, swimming, sauna, steam rooms and long showers for 10 days.
• When showering avoid direct water pressure on the treated area. You may apply Aquaphor to cover your lips while in the shower for the next 10 days.
• Avoid the use of skincare or cosmetics on the treated area
• Refrain from using cleansing creams or moisturizers that contain Retin-A, glycolic acids, anti acne ingredients, AHA/BHA on the treatment area.
• Avoid eating hot, spicy, salty and acidic foods for the first 2 weeks and drink liquids through a straw for 3 days following the procedure. While eating do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips as it will impede the healing process.
• Avoid using toothpaste products with whitening properties for 10 days as this can bleach the color in your lips also.
• Do not receive bleaching, waxing, electrolysis or laser hair removal treatments close to your lips for 2 weeks.
• Avoid using exfoliants, acids such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, lactic acid, salicylic acid, fruit acid and Vitamin A on the tattooed area for 30 days, as this causes premature fading.
• Use fresh (preferably silk) pillowcase. Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
• Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks. They can lighten/darken or otherwise distort pigment.
• Avoid drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of the wounds.
• Do not use Blistex, Carmex or Chapstick.
• Do not perform tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or storage cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris and pathogens.
• Do not have cosmetics injections on lips for at least 3 weeks prior to your appointment.
• All procedures must peel, heal and fade. The approximate healing period is 10 days, however healing can be prolonged if your immune system is compromised, if you are generally stressed and adhere to a poor diet.
• Clients with sun damage, scar tissue ( from injury or fever blisters) and clients with implants may not have strong results.
• Hyperpigmentation can happen on any lip client without any warning.
• Until your skin sloughs off and regenerates, you will not be able to see true results. It takes 28 days for the skin to complete the aforementioned process. Keep in mind that even with proper care some areas may look patchy or uneven. It is absolutely normal because your natural skin regeneration process is not a process that your artist can control. The purpose of a complimentary follow up is to address any imperfections, and fine tune your enhancements to ensure that the richness of color, symmetry, density and the shape is achieved.
• You can resume wearing lipstick after your lips have healed. It is advised to use new lipstick after the procedure. • Keep in mind that healing timeline will depend on your body's regeneration, age, immune system and lifestyle.
LONG TERM CARE
• You will find that your cosmetic tattoo will last between 2-5 years.
• Future follow up appointments are required to maintain their shape and depth of color. If you do not maintain it, the color will lighten and fade overtime. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment used, broken capillaries and iron levels.
• Use a good sunscreen on your lips if you plan to be in the sun for extended periods of time.
• If you are planning on a chemical peel. MRI or a laser procedure, inform the technician of your treatment since there is iron-oxide in the pigments. Special attention must be paid to laser treatments as it can cause the pigment to turn black.