Pre- and Post-Care Lip Blush

  • Pre and post-care for lip blush


  • Your lips cannot be dry for the appointment. If they are dry we will need to reschedule and you will forfeit your deposit.
  • You may exfoliate 3 days before your appointment to remove any dry skin. You can use a lip scrub or create your own using a little honey and brown sugar. 
  • For the week leading up to the appointment you must moisturize your lips as much as possible. 

Cold sores are a risk of lip blush tattoo. If you have had a cold sore in the past, we advise you to go to the doctor for an anti-viral medication prior to any lip procedure to help avoid an outbreak. Even if you have not had a cold sore before, we recommend all clients take L-lysine two weeks before the appointment and for two weeks following the appointment to reduce the risk.



Lips will feel swollen and very dry after your treatment. Apply ointment 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 colour. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a liberal amount of ointment. Just tap on skin and do not rub in. 

Always use a clean Q-tip, not fingers to apply ointment to the lips area. This will reduce the risk of infection. 

  • After 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. This may significantly reduce the amount pigment absorption.
  • Avoid the sun and tanning beds pre and post procedure. Be sure to use a sun block once lips are healed.
  • 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.