Congratulations on your permanent lip color! If this is your first permanent makeup experience, it can be a bit unnerving the very first time you see your newly tattooed lips. They will most likely look too thick, bright or dark, swollen, inflamed and sometimes downright scary - at least to you. Hopefully, you will read this and see that what you are experiencing is completely normal. If you need some extra reassurance give me a call or text at 772-200-4276, and I’ll be happy to help.
RULE # 1 - DON’T PANIC! This initial phase of swollen, distorted looking lips lasts for only about 5 days, followed by a couple of days of peeling. Permanent makeup is definitely a process requiring patience, trust, communication and compliance. Your lips will undergo many changes as they heal, but rest assured, I am here for you, and together we will come through it with gorgeous lips!
RULE # 2 - DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF. I will say it again, permanent makeup is a process, that requires 2, occasionally 3, visits to achieve optimal results. This serves us well for a few reasons. First, It gives us the luxury of being ultra-conservative at the first visit, keeping in mind that the goal is a beautiful, well-executed result. Secondly, it gives us an opportunity to address areas that did not respond as well as we hoped, to tweak the shape and address asymmetry issues. While I always strive for perfection, once swelling and your biology come into play, it can be hard to assess the fine details. THERE ARE ALWAYS ISSUES TO ADDRESS - THIS IS WHY WE PLAN ON A TOUCH UP FROM THE START. At your touchup, we will see how you healed, and adjust our plan accordingly, as well as addressing any shape and color issues. The bottom line is it’s just too early to judge your permanent makeup too harshly - you are under construction. See Rule #1.
TOUCHUP APPOINTMENT - In ALL cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 6 WEEKS after your initial application to fine-tune and ensure the best result. You are 100% responsible for maintaining your appointments. Touchup appointments after 90 days from the initial procedure will be subject to an additional charge.
DON’T BE A STRANGER - Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one's metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, lifestyle, smoking, etc. A yearly color boost is recommended to keep your color looking fresh.