Lip Blush Pre-Care

  • Absolutely NO sun, sweating, or tanning prior to the procedure and up to 1 week after the procedure. 

  • Do not work out the day of the procedure. It is recommended not to sweat (heavily) for 7 days after the procedure. 

  • Do not have ANY facial treatments for 4 weeks prior to your appointment. This includes BOTOX, LASER, FILLERS, and CHEMICAL PEELS. 

  •  Avoid alcohol or caffeine the day of the procedure.

  • Getting a procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make the treated area hyper-sensitive.

  • You must be off Accutane for 1 year. No exceptions.

  • You must stop using Retin-A at least 4 weeks before the procedure.

  •  Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Tylenol is fine.

  •  If you have a history of cold sores, you will need to begin taking a preventative antiviral medication prescribed by your doctor at least 72 hours before the procedure. The lip blushing procedure may trigger the cold sore virus and you may experience a break-out on your lips after the procedure. The antiviral medication will minimize your chances of a cold sore developing.

  • Please note that even if you have never had a cold sore, it is possible that you carry the HSV virus (up to 80% of people in the US do) and you may develop a cold sore after the lip blushing procedure. To reduce your chances of this happening, please speak with your doctor about taking preventative antiviral medication.

  • Some swelling is common and is usually resolved by 48 hours post-procedure. You will be provided with an ice pack to help with swelling.

  • Use nothing on the treated area (except your aftercare product) until healed. This includes makeup or skincare products

  • After your procedure, your skin will start forming a protective scab. You may see fluid on the skin from lymph secretion. The fluid should be dabbed and blotted off with a sterile gauze pad. 

  • After 24 hours, clean the treated area daily with mild warm water and non-alcohol soap. Apply the soapy solution on a sterile gauze and blot 4 to 5 times to clean. Then blot completely dry. Use patting motions only. No scrubbing, wiping or scratching. Make sure the area is completely dry because germs love moisture!

  • Lips usually begin peeling between days 3 and 5 after the procedure and are done peeling after approximately 7 days. Picking and pulling off skin that is not ready to come off will cause pigment loss. 

  • Keep your lips moist at all times with the provided aftercare product.  Begin to apply sunblock appropriate for lips to protect the pigment and a good lip balm once peeling is complete.

  • Lips will be tender at first after the procedure. Drink only through a straw. Choose to only eat foods you can place in your mouth with a fork without touching the lips.

  • Do not eat spicy foods or hot liquids for 48 hours after your procedure. It’s a good idea not to eat oily foods, salty foods, acidic foods, or alcohol while healing.

  • Do not bleach your teeth until your lips are healed.

  • No kissing until all peeling is done.

lip blush post-care