Q – Will they be this vibrant after healing?
A – No. Lip pigments are very vibrant when they are initially implanted. They will fade quite significantly, sometimes upto 70%.
Q – How long will they last?
A – Implanting pigment into the skin is not an exact science. Everyone’s skin is different. Some people hold pigment for years, whereas others might only hold it for 3-6 months. This is a difficult question to answer.
Q – How often should I have a Colour Boost?
A – Following your initial brow enhancement you should think about annual colour boosts. But it’s totally up to you how often you wish to have a colour boost. A colour boost is one treatment.
Q – Why is the pigment used not permanent?
A – Pigments fades so you have the choice to keep with the same colour or try different colours as the original colour fades.
Q – Why are my lips immediately after treatment so dark?
A – The pigment will sit at the top of the skin and will appear darker. As the lips heal the pigment will settle, sometimes totally disappearing before re-appearing weeks later. That’s why you need at least 4 weeks for the brow to heal.
Q – Why has the colour in my lips disappeared?
A – Lips heal differently as the skin will heal opaque hiding the pigment. As the lips heal the colour will re-appear. Sometimes this colour can take upto three months to totally show. It’s best to wait at least 6 weeks before returning for the retouch.
Q – I’ve had lip fille. How long do I have to wait before having my lip enhancement?
A – You will need to wait two weeks after you’ve had filler. If you are planning to have filler then book this at least two weeks after your semi permanent lip treatment. You need to make sure that the lip is fully healed.
Q – I’m going on holiday. When should I have my lip enhancement carried out?
A – You need to plan. If you’re going on holiday to a hot country, the sun will fade your enhancement. You can’t get your newly enhanced lips wet, so no swimming. Have a fabulous holiday and then book your lip enhancement after your holiday. Once you’re fully healed you can wear SPF and go on holiday as many times as you want.
Q- I have a special occasion. When should I plan to have my enhancement carried out?
A – If you have a special occasion you really need to plan for this. I’d say start three months before this special event. Any semi permanent make-up carried out needs time to heal (twice!!), as they will feel tight, scab, and fade and you don’t want to be mid-way through treatment.
Q – Can I wear makeup?
A – No, sorry. No makeup on the treated area for a week. You can wear it everywhere else, but not on the treated area. Non-mineral makeup will draw the pigment out!
Q – Can I go swimming?
A – No swimming for the first week. No saunas either.
Q – Can I go to the gym?
A – You can, but keep sweat away from your lips. If you could leave it for a couple of days as you don’t want sweat to push the pigment out from your lips.
Q – I’m pregnant. Can I have my lips enhanced?
A – No. Having a lip enhancement wouldn’t affect the baby, but ethically it’s advisable to wait until after the baby is born and after breastfeeding has finished.
Q – Can I eat and drink after my lip enhancement?
A – It’s best to drink through a straw for the first day or two. No spicy food either. Spices can draw out the pigment. No citrus fruit for the first couple of days either. Also, be gentle when brushing your teeth. Don’t over foam as the toothpaste has a brightening in it and can also draw out the pigment.