This is what happens when Boris locks me up and takes away my canvases! It's been a long few months and I have had a lot of time on my hands... So with the lack of skin and client interaction, I naturally turned my machine onto myself and thought I would document it to hopefully answer some of the questions I get asked the most.
A Question I get asked a lot is...
Do the lips hurt?
I have invested in the best numbing cream available on the UK market because the more comfortable you are, the easier my job is!
A little hack I like to do is draw your template on first and then the cream will be applied over the top so as not to waste any time drawing once you are numb.
Once numb (and possibly dribbling?!) we can get to work! But the pain is all manageable and more numbing cream can be topped up throughout your treatment if needed.
What to expect during healing...
Everyone heals differently but these symptoms are a normal part of the healing process.
The first 4 days
Some puffiness & dryness is completely normal (I’ll provide you with my special homemade healing balm with no added nasties to speed up the healing process and keep them moisturised.)
The treatment area may look patchy as tiny scabs form and come away.
The treatment area colour will begin to fade and will look paler.
The colour begins to return to the surface of the skin.
The treatment area is healed and is a true reflection of the completed work.
Week 5 -12
For first treatments a top up session is required to enhance the original work and ensure colour, shape etc is perfect, this session is not charged.
Fresh off the needle:
Immediately after your treatment the colour intensity will be sharper, darker and more defined, this will subside as the skin heals and will then look softer and natural. Delicate skin may be swollen, puffy or red immediately after the treatment but will subside after a day or two. I don't advise you to have them done if you have a big party or event to go to the week after!
Top Tips for Lip Healing Process:
Drink through a straw. Yes, even your tea, coffee and wine!
Keep them as dry as possible. Wash your face with a cloth or flannel and avoid splash washing when in the shower.
Use your healing balm to give them moisture and speed up the healing process.
Common sense but avoid spicy or messy foods, things like doughnuts, chicken on the bone, soups... anything where you have to lick your lips - you catch my drift!
Use a thicker layer of my healing balm or vaseline when brushing your teeth, the oil will protect them from the toothpaste and water.
Let me know if you want to chat about lip colours and techniques that will suit you best for a long lasting, smudge free lippy! 💄💋❤️