Before &After Lip Blushing Appointment
BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT
Your lips cannot be dry for the appointment. We advise exfoliating your lips 3 days before your appointment remove any dry skin. You can use a lip scrub or create your own by using salt or sugar mixed in coconut oil. For the week leading up to the appointment you must moisturize your lips as much as possible (we recommend using Aquaphor multiple times per day).
Cold sores are a risk of lip blush tattoo only if you have had them in the past. If you have had a cold sore in the past, we advise for you to go to the doctor for an anti-viral medication prior to any lip procedure as a preventative. Even if you have not had a cold sore before, we recommend all of my clients take L-lysine 2 weeks before the appointment and 2 weeks following the appointment to reduce the risk.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
Your lips will feel swollen and dry after your treatment. Apply Aquaphor on lips several times a day. This should be done for at least 14 days post treatment. Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. Just pat the ointment on the lip and do not rub in. Always use a clean Q-tip or clean/sanitized fingers to apply ointment to the lips area. This will reduce the risk of infection. After your lips are no longer tender to the touch they may become flaky. This is normal and is expected. Please do not pick or scratch at them as this may significantly reduce the amount pigment absorption. Avoid sun and tanning beds pre and post procedure. Always be sure to use a sun block once lips are healed to preserve the color. Do not use any Glycolic, Hydroxy or fruit acid products on lips. Avoid direct water pressure, pools and other bodies of water, until healed. You can resume wearing lipstick once lips are healed. Redness, swelling, tenderness, dryness are all common post treatment side effects and will dissipate in a short period of time. Avoid oily, salty, acidic foods and alcohol while healing. Your lips may require one touch-up session (not included) to complete the process of this procedure. Lip tissue can be unpredictable. Some clients will yield very strong healed lip color while others will only heal with slight color uptake. This will vary on an individual basis. 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 warning. If you have a history of Fever Blisters, Cold Sores or Chicken Pox, we advise you to go to the doctor or for an anti-viral medication prior to any lip procedure in order to help avoid an outbreak. Follow all before and after instructions after all lip treatments. If a lip retouch is needed, it must be scheduled 30 to 60 days apart from initial season to help with color retention. Your lips will heal in three stages: Too dark - Too light - Just right. This takes one month to occur from start to finish. Brows by Lissette offers NO GUARANTEE for any micro-pigmenation results however, the vast majority of our clientele have superb results. Individual results will vary from person to person. Aftercare of your micropigmentation and your skin type will directly contribute to your final results. Some may require additional touch ups to achieve their desired results. Regular touch up pricing will apply. 20% Deposit is required to schedule. 48 hours notice is required for cancelations or rescheduling of this service due to the length of time blocked out for booking. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Before Brow Appointment :
No Botox or any fillers 4 weeks prior
– No Facials for 2 weeks prior
No retinol products on forehead or eyebrow area
No alcohol or coffee/caffeine day of appointment/ before appointment
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you certified ?
Yes. I am a certified Microblading Artist
What exactly is Microblading?
It is a semi-permanent makeup method; the technique is natural feathering of hair-like strokes directly on the skin’s surface that creates natural-looking eyebrows. 3D Eyebrow Microblading creates the background and fills in the areas of the eyebrows that looked empty so that a full and complete look is accomplished. The “3D” effect added realism to the end result. Unlike a traditional eyebrow tattoo, 3D Eyebrow Microblading does not leave a flat, dull and fake look that tattoos leave behind and is a MUCH SAFER treatment. The 3D Eyebrow Microblading method can fill in sparse brows or create an entire brow, which makes it the perfect procedure for Men and Women.
What is a Gradient Eyebrow Microblading?
Instead of creating hair strokes eyebrow like Microblading, this technique is natural shading a gradient effect from the beginning of the brow to the end starting from light and fading to dark, give your brow the sharp yet natural look
Does it hurt?
We get mix reviews on pain. Everyone has a different level of sensitivity so topical anesthetics are applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort. Some clients naturally feel one brow sorer than the other. You will hear a scratch noise/ sensation throughout. Music is usually played during the procedure, however feel free to bring your own ear phones and music to distract you
Is it safe ?
Absolutely. Sterilized, disposable needles and supplies are used during the process.
Will I need a touch up?
Most likely. Within a week of your first treatment the color will fade significantly and over the next four to six weeks can continue to fade as much as 50%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on your shape and color. After this period your follow-up appointment is carried out. At this point any changes you would like to make are discussed
How often do I need a touch up?
In order to keep your eyebrow tattoo results looking fresh, we recommend a touch up every year.
How long does it last?
It will last as long as it’s maintained. Approximately 1-2 years
Why do I need a touch up if it's semi-permanent?
Because color is implanted in the facial area there tends to be more fluid circulation than other parts of the body. Your face sees the most wear of any piece of you—exposure to the sun, food, facial products—the list goes on and on. All of these things cause permanent color to fade, this is why you need a touch up.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before I consider the process complete.
What's the process like?
Eyebrow tattoo is a two-step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up between 4 to 6 weeks after. After taking your before photo, I will draw the brow design in pencil so you get an idea of shape and form. (Please note that nobody’s face is totally symmetrical and you need to be realistic with your expectations. There is no point in trying to make the eyebrows identical or match a photo of your favorite celebrities' eyebrows if your face shape looks nothing like theirs.). Once we have agreed on a final shape (ultimately it is your decision – but I will always voice my opinion on what I think suits you aesthetically), I will shape your eyebrows then we will decide on the color. Shortly after that, a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you’re numb, the pigment is deposited. During healing, it's normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place.
!It is very important to follow the after care instructions for the best healed results!
Post treatment care makes 50% of the total treatment success. Conscientiously adhere to the given advice because if not, you can risk losing up to 80% of the drawn strokes.
At the end of your session, we will provide you with an after care kit that has everything you need for the 7-10 day healing process. This may vary per skin type, but 10 days recommended for the best results.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR THE FIRST 7-10 DAYS: Gently wipe the treated area with an aftercare wipe 2 hours after the procedure, allow the skin to dry and then apply a thin layer of the after care ointment, repeat every 2 hours the first day Days 2 & 3, gently dab the treated area with the wipes prior to applying the provided ointment, make sure the skin is always dry before applying. Apply aftercare ointment 3-5 times a day for normal skin, 1-2 times daily for oily skin.
Avoid getting the treated area wet for 7-10 days, No sweating or excessive exercise for 7 days. Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the brow area for 7 days No facials, Botox, chemical peels or microdermabrasions for 4 weeks No major sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks THE
What to expect?
HEALING PROCESS WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FIRST 6-8 WEEKS: The first week is going to be gnarly. Here’s a list of thoughts that will probably cross your mind: OMG these are way too dark and way too thick What have I done??? Why are they staring back at me? I can’t go out like this.. I look crazy. The good news is, the Intensified color and slight redness are part of the initial stages of healing and will only be from days 2-5. Don’t worry, don’t freak out.. just be patient. This is the initial shock phase and we ask that you just simply trust the process.
After 7 days, the brows will fade about 20% and shrink about 10% to a much more natural look. The sensation can be comparable to that of a slight burn and minimal peeling or flaking may take place.
Refrain from picking at your brows as you may run the risk of removing pigment in the process. Healing will vary with skin type, but you may experience color fading and loss of hair strokes. This is completely normal. We like to include a complimentary touch up session where we can assess your healing and fill in any missing strokes as well as give it a color boost. We can then recommend the best follow up timeline for future appointments.
PLEASE NOTE: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures. Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have: Pregnant or nursing Diabetic Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor) Viral infections and/or diseases A Pacemaker or major heart problems Had an Organ transplant Skin irritations near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.) Sick (cold, flu, etc.) Had Botox in the past 2 months Used Accutane in the past year For any additional questions or concerns please call or message us. Thank you!