Lip Blush Pre-Post Care


The following treatments are not recommended 30 days before the treatment:

  • If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure
  • Avoid extensive sun exposure/sunburn and tanning bed on the face for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up to your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment and your booking deposit will be forfeited


  • Avoid all facials treatments, chemical peels, dermabrasions, mesotherapy and waxing
  • Discontinue any vitamin A skincare products (Retinols-A) Do NOT use these products over the tattooed area after you receive your treatment as it could cause fading and distortion of colour


  • If you are prone to herpes simplex (cold sores), you must get a prescription called “Acyclovir or Zovirax from your doctor, to prevent a possible outbreak.
  • Discontinue use of AHA (chemical exfoliation) skincare products
  • No laser or electrolysis on or around the treatment area
  • No Botox or fillers
  • Bring in your favourite lip colour if you have a specific colour you want to achieve 


  • Do not drink excessive alcohol at least 48 hours before and after the procedure
  • Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E or niacin
  • Do not take any prescription blood thinners at least 48 hours before and after the procedure
  • Do not drink coffee or work out the day of the procedure
  • If you are prone to cold sores, please take the antiviral medication 3 days before and after the procedure to prevent any outbreaks during the healing phase
  • Exfoliate your lips 2 days before your procedure (you could use sugar with olive oil or coconut oil for a natural exfoliate)

 If you show up to your appointment with anything listed above, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment and your booking deposit will be forfeited



Day 1 (After your procedure):

Your lips will be tender after the procedure and it will start forming a protective scab. You may see fluid or ooze on the skin from lymph secretion. Gently dab your lips using a damp cotton pad to remove any lymph fluid from the surface of the skin to avoid heavy scabbing. Sometimes the lips can bruise even after the procedure. Bruising will subside within 24 hours post-procedure.

  • You can apply ice packs to the area during the first day – 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off
  • Keep your lips moisturized at all times 
  • Do not apply anything besides Aquaphor ointment with a clean Q-Tip. Only a thin layer is needed (no Vaseline, Antibiotic Creams, Polysporin, Etc)
  • Drink only through a straw
  • Avoid spicy food and hot liquids for 48 hours after the procedure
  • Avoid oily foods, salty foods, acidic foods and alcohol for 7 days
  • No kissing
  • No sauna/pools or sunbathing for the first 7 days
  • Use an extra pillow at night to keep your head elevated to reduce swelling
  • Do not work out or excessive sweating for the first week after the procedure. Sweat is salty and can prematurely fade the treated area

Day 2-7

Lips will begin to scab and start to peel on the 3rd day for a week or so. Try not to pick the crust when cleaning and let it fall off by itself. When it comes to scabs, they must fall off naturally—picking or pulling can cause uneven lines, scarring or loss of pigment in those areas. The colour will look quite pale, only the lip line will show a light colour. Be patient until the skin matures which will take at least one month.

  • Clean the treated area daily with mild-warm water, let it air dry and apply Aquaphor healing ointment
  • When no more scabs are present begin to apply sunblock appropriate for lips to protect the pigment with a good lip balm
  • No picking the lips
  • Wait 1 month if you plan on getting injections
  • The colour will fade 30-50 percent once healed
  • Once your lips are healed they may stay dry for a few weeks but keeping them moisturized will reduce the feeling of them being tight/chapped/itchy/cracked


Within 21 days, lips go through 3 stages:

  1. Too dark: About 3 days with chapping | 1-3 days
  2. Too light: Loss of colour | 4-13 days
  3. Just right: Blooming | 14-21 days

What is normal?

  • Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light bruising, dry and tightness. Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising. Aquaphor works well for scabbing and tightness.
  • Too dark and slightly uneven appearance. After 2-7 days the darkness will fade, and once any swelling dissipates, unevenness usually disappears. Adjustments will be made during the touch-up appointment.
  • Colour change or colour loss. As the procedure area heals, the colour will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear in places. This can be addressed during the touch-up appointment, which is why touch-up appointments are necessary. The procedure area has to heal completely before we can address any concerns. Healing takes about 4 weeks
  • Need a touch-up months later. A touch-up may be needed 6 months to 1 year after the first touch-up1 procedure depending on your skin, medications, and sun exposure. We recommend the first touch-up 30 days after the first session, then every 6 months to 1 year to keep tattoos looking fresh & beautiful! An email photo consultations (or in-person) may be necessary to determine if you need a touch-up or a repeat of the entire procedure 

Please be aware that the result of the procedure varies on each individual depending on their lifestyle, medications, health conditions and not following the aftercare instructions. All of these things can affect your healed results. Keeping your hands clean, avoiding touching your lips, and following the aftercare procedures properly will help prevent infections.

Do not evaluate lip results until 21 days after the procedure

CAUTION: If the skin around the tattooed area breaks into a heat rash or small pimples, this is usually a reaction to the numbing solution and should go away on its own in a couple of weeks. Please do not pick at it! Call immediately if this occurs so a technician can make a note of the reaction and follow up to ensure this is not a more serious situation.


Touchups can be done no sooner than 8 weeks after the initial appointment. It will be your responsibility to book your complimentary touch-up. If you surpass 3 months from your initial appointment, your complimentary touch-up will no longer be valid.