Do your clients thirst for the perfect pout?
If you’re interested in offering lip blush as part of your treatments, but have yet to train, we have put together a deep dive on this popular treatment and explain all you need to know about it, from the technique to the benefits and drawbacks, as well as the recovery.
What is Lip Blushing?
Lip blushing adds a chosen pigment shade into the dermis of the lips, giving the lips a soft pop of colour and the added illusion of fuller lips. The technique can create a crisp vermillion boarder with a soft pigment tone blushing into the body of the lips.
Everyone’s skin is different; however the treatment typically lasts up to 12-18 months with a yearly colour boost treatment if needed. You can even customize the shades to match your natural lip colour or go for a different shade if you wish.
The lip blushing technique uses a verity of needles depending on the end result, these needles stitch in the chosen pigment tone, penetrating the skin, and allowing the colour to become locked into the lower layers of skin.
Benefits of Lip Blushing for your clients
Of all the benefits of lip blushing, the main one is how long it lasts. It means it will save you money in the long run and give you a naturally beautiful look without needing to reapply lipstick throughout the day.
Drawbacks of Lip Blushing for your clients
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are some drawbacks and things you should not do. You should avoid aspirin, fish oil, vitamin E, and ibuprofen a day before because it can increase your chances of bruising and bleeding.
While lip blushing isn’t super painful, it is uncomfortable and, in some cases, your clients may experience swelling and bruising. If your swelling does not go down, consult your doctor.
How is Lip Blushing performed?
Your clients lips must be soft and fresh when preparing for the procedure, a gentle scrub and exfoliate can be advised for your clients lips on the days leading up to their appointment. It is also strongly recommended to avoid alcohol in the 24 hours leading up to your procedure.
Here are the steps taken during the procedure:
Step 1: A topical anesthetic is applied to the lips and left on.
Step 2: While waiting for the anesthetic to numb the area, work through the consultation process, assessing pigment tones and mapping of the new lip shape.
Step 3: The pigment is deposited into your clients lips using a tiny needle and goes through different layers of your skin over and over till the procedure is done, one to two hours later.
The procedure does not require any downtime; however, the treatment takes 4-6 weeks to heal fully, but results are seen immediately and it is important for your client to follow the aftercare routine for the first few days, your client will need to apply an aftercare balm to their lips to ensure they stay hydrated during the healing process.
If you’re looking for lip blush training in the UK, get in touch today.