Lip Neutralizing West Midlandsdark lip neutralisation for lip blush
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Lip Neutralising treatment in The West Midlands
What is Lip Neutralisation?
Lip neutralization is needed for lip blushing on dark lips. The first step is to neutralize the cool tones and lift the darkness in the lips with the help of warm pigment. Once the lips are neutralized and healed lip blush is performed to your target colour.
Kelly Louise Aesthetics is fully qualified at Level 4 micro-pigmentation so be assured you are in safe hands with a trained, qualified and insured professional.
How do I know if I need Lip Neutralisation?
Kelly will be able to advise on this during your consultation. To give you an idea you should take a look at the Fitzpatrick levels below. Anyone above a Fitzpatrick level three would need neutralising but sometimes a three itself can have cooler tones so may need it.
Lip Neutralising Results
Any ladies or gents above The Fitzpatrick scale of 3 or above can tend to find they hold darker tones to their lip pigment.
If you are looking to achieve a lighter lip tone then lip neutralising is a procedure by where we tattoo the lip with a certain colour pigment to lift the darker tones and lighten them to the desired look.
Most lip neutralising can take multiple sessions and I always advise a minimum of two.
Depending on how dark the original lip pigment is will depend on how many sessions are needed.
I have found in most cases two sessions gives the client a dusty pink blush tone to their lips and most are happy with this.
If you would like a more vibrant colour then a third and possibly fourth session may be needed.
Please contact Kelly Louise for guidance on your lip neutralising before booking in on the online booking system.
Lip Neutralising Faqs
Lip Neutralizing Aftercare?
To achieve the best results, it is vital that you follow my aftercare advice. Please review the following guidelines and refer to them as necessary. If during the healing process you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact Kelly.
You may experience the following symptoms for 4 days
- Swelling & redness
- Flaking and mild itching as the lips heal
- Dry skin may remain for up to 3 weeks
These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process.
PLEASE AVOID WEARING FACE MASKS FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME DURING HEALING
First 2 days
- A disposable cold pack provided may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling (wrapped in a baby wipe or thin cloth)
- Lightly pat the lips with sterile water only to clean twice a day with a damp cotton pad
- Apply the aftercare balm lightly when necessary using a clean dry cotton bud
- Drink out of a straw
- Avoid spicy & salty foods
Daily care for up to 10 days or once flaking is finished:
- Wash hands before applying the product with a finger or bud to avoid cross-contamination of the product by not replacing the used bud with the balm
- Apply the aftercare balm lightly when necessary using a clean dry cotton bud
- Do not splash wash your face as this will make the lips too wet. Do clean lips with a damp cotton pad if needed twice a day
- If enhancement does get wet then gently pat dry using a clean tissue
- Itching is normal, pat lightly with balm using a clean finger to ease the itching
- No make-up should be worn for 5 days whilst healing
- No kissing for 5 days to prevent infection
- Do not receive any further beauty treatments for 5 days after your enhancement
- DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR RUB your enhancement as you will lose pigment and be left with uneven pigment colour. Allow skin the flake away naturally
Avoid for 2 weeks:
- Do not expose your enhancement to direct sun, tanning treatments, jacuzzis, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools and direct shower spray
- Do not receive bleaching, waxing, electrolysis or laser hair removal treatments close to your enhancement
- Do not use lip-plumping products
- Do not receive lip filler
If you suffer from cold sores at present or at any time in the past you must use an anti-herpes medication for example Zovirax, 5 times daily for a period of 1 week or anti viral tablet course three days prior and three days after the procedure helps reduce the risk of a Coldsore breakout. If an outbreak occurs, it will generally begin on day 3 of the healing process.
Selected colour on the day of treatment will initially be stronger and more sharply defined
On day two of treatment, the lips will appear slightly darker in colour (this is normal)
Days 3-5 colours will start the shed away in flakes – it is important not to pick this flaking skin as the colour will come out with the flakes. Let them naturally flake off in patches
After the flakes are off your lips will appear much lighter. Over the next 3 weeks, the colour will develop again and heal to a much softer version of the initial colour
The approximate healing period is 14 days, however, healing can be prolonged if your immune system is compromised if you are generally stressed or have a poor diet
Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of colour is to be expected. This is the purpose of the perfecting second session allowing us to perfect your enhancement colour and shape
It is important to take good care of your lips and condition them and protect them. Spf is important to use as sun exposure will fade your enhancement
Keep them hydrated 24/7
If you are planning a chemical peel, laser, ipl on you’re face or an MRI scan please inform the technician of your micro-pigmentation enhancement
Please inform the National Blood Service if you donate blood, as you may not be eligible to give blood for 4 months post enhancement
How long does it take for lip neutralization to heal?
Lip neutralizing superficially will heal within a few days which means the lips will begin to dry and flake within the first 3/4 days however clients with Fitzpatrick skin type 3+ have melanin-rich skin and so the healing of the colour will take longer. In some cases it can take up to ten weeks to see a true heal (colour heal) this is why we do not treat again until week 12 for neutralising. The skin heals superficially very quickly but the lip will hold a hue of colour masking the true colour, as the lips heal beneath the skin surface which can take up to 10 weeks the lips then become more transparent so we can see the true colour. The lips can sometimes become slightly darker within the first two weeks and this can last for a week or longer, everyone is so individual on healing but as rough guidance most of my clients will see the true healing by week 8/10 and then we retreat at week 12 to lift the colour some more and give longevity of the treatment. Neutralising is a two-part treatment to get the best results however some clients with less melanin in their lips may find we achieve a lightness they are happy with after just one session.
What should you not do after Lip neutralizing?
Do not touch your tattoo with dirty fingers, remember it is an opened and healing wound. An infection could possibly ruin the tattoo.
Don’t get your tattoo too wet for too long. It will make the scabs soggy and easier to fall off prematurely. Remember, you want to keep the scabs on for as long as you can, let them fall off naturally.
Moisturise with the recommended or provided aftercare. (moisturise as often as you can.)
Do not sleep on your face to avoid lifting your scabs prematurely and make sure you’re sleeping on a clean pillowcase to avoid infection.
Avoid harsh cleansers, creams, makeup, or any other products on the treated area until all the scabs have naturally fallen off. These things can jeopardize the healing of the tattoo.
Don’t pick, scratch or bite off the scabs. Let the scabs fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring, loss of pigment, or an infection.
Do not expose your tattoo to UV rays or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. These things can alter the appearance of your tattoo dramatically.
Do not sweat on the tattoo until all the scabs have come off naturally. Sweat will take the pigment from your tattoo. If you do sweat on them, dab it off immediately.
Do not get any facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post appointment date.
Once Fully Healed:
It is strongly recommended that you do not use any of the following on your tattoo: Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glycolic acid, Apple cider vinegar, Vitamin E and C, and Retinol. These products can lighten or fade your tattoo faster. We also recommend wearing sunscreen as the UV rays will deteriorate the pigment and lighten or fade the tattoo faster as well. Salt water and chlorine can also deteriorate the pigment faster as well. Rinse with water after contact.
If you are having any laser or facial beauty treatments please inform your technician before procedures that you have a permanent makeup tattoo.
This treatment does fade after 2-5 years depending on your skin and lifestyle. Touch-ups are necessary to maintain the longevity and overall beauty of your tattoo. If you have oily skin, an iron deficiency, or a very strong immune system, your pigment will not last as long and will not heal as crisp as others.
What medical conditions would prevent me being able to have this treatment?
Anyone with heart conditions or on medication for a heart condition.
If you are taking aspirin as a daily medication or any blood thinners.
Anyone that suffers from keloid scarring.
Does lip neutralizing make lips bigger?
Superficially your lips will be healed within a few days, they will dry out and flake a little over 3/4 days everyone is different as we all have individual skin and heal differently but in most cases, within a few days the initial brightness has faded and the lips dry out.
Aftercare is provided to nourish the lips as they flake much like chapped lips. Once this has finished you are left with subtle colour. This may stay faded for another week or so as the skin is healing within the skin and as the skin heals more translucent the colour will come back through but much more of a subtle blush of colour compared to that of the initial procedure. We do not treat again until week six to ensure the lips are fully healed before completing your treatment with your perfecting session. At this session, less work is needed so many find they heal much quicker during this session.
Do you bleed during lip neutralizing?
The majority of the time no bleeding will happen during this treatment, the technique used to create a soft lip blush colour will not cause the trauma to create a lot of blood, however, if a client has fragile skin (mature skin) or has drank caffeine/alcohol or had aspirin/ibuprofen on the day of treatment then pinprick points of blood may occur.
I ask clients to follow my pre-treatment advice for this reason as bleeding will not give us the best possible results of retention. Hence, it is very important you follow your pre-treatment advice to achieve the best possible outcome.
How long are lips swollen after lip neutralizing?
This will depend on the client and a few factors. Clients with filler can swell a little more than clients without. Either way, all swelling will reduce within the first four/six hours of treatment. You are sent home with an aftercare pack and lip mask to use, the antihistamine is also advised to help with any swelling but in most cases, the swelling has reduced by the evening and gone by the next day. In some cases, if you are very sensitive you may take a day to lose all swelling totally.
Applying a cold compress and using the lip mask provided will help you reduce swelling faster.
Is lip neutralizing painful ?
A numbing agent is used throughout the treatment, everyone has a different pain threshold so I will just reapply numbing as and when you need it to keep you comfortable throughout your treatment.
I have had a client previously fall asleep during treatment so as you can see not painful at all for some.
Can you kiss after lip neutralizing?
I recommend clients refrain from kissing for 24hrs after treatment. The lips are now an open wound (although they look normal) they must be treated in this way to prevent any bacteria or infection is created. I provide my clients with a straw to take home so that they do not have even to touch a glass whilst drinking, this is only until the lips have superficially healed on the outside.
How do you prepare your lips for neutralizing?
To give us the best possible outcome with your treatment we need to prepare the lips by exfoliating them daily and nourishing the lips to ensure they are free from any hard/dry skin. I recommend clients do this the week running up to their treatment each night before bed, a gentle lip exfoliant or even just some sea salt with oil to circle over the lips, and finish with some nourishment before bed ie lip butter.
The softer the lips are for treatment the easier the pigment will implant which means less treatment time and less trauma resulting in faster healing and better retention. Win-win
Why Choose me?
Fully Trained and Certified
12 years of industry experience
Highly rated and recommended
AREAS MY CLIENTS COME FROM
I have clients visit me from all over the West Midlands and Walsall area including Birmingham, Rowley Regis, Tettenhall, Penn, Codsall, Wombourne, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Dudley, Essington, Aldridge, Wednesbury, Willenhall, Four oaks, Great Barr, Himley, Kingswinford, West Bromwich, Walsall Wood, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury, Blackheath, Cradley Heath, Old Hill, Langley, Tividale, Tipton, Brierley Hill, Brockmoor, Bromley, Cradley, Coseley, Gornal Wood, Hasbury, Hayley Green, Holly Hall, Hurst Green, Lapal, Lutley, Netherton, Norton, Pedmore, Pensnett, Quarry Bank, Sedgley, Stourbridge, Gornal and Wolverhampton.
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