Semi permanent lips are the ideal solution for youthful lips and more confidence in your appearance. As we age we lose definition of the lip line. The natural pigments in your lip line breaks up and become uneven. With semi permanent lips you can restore your lip line and create more fullness to your lips. Lip enhancement also works really well on any person who wants to create more symmetry or add more colour to pale lips. The lip tattoo treatment also benefits people who suffers from cleft lip by creating a cupids bow and adding pigment into the vermilion border.
We use the most advanced semi permanent makeup techniques. The results are natural looking, fuller lips. All lip micro pigmentation is done with a cosmetic tattoo machine that implants a fine powder mist in the upper layer of the skin (epidermis).
Keep reading to find out the different variations of semi permanent lips that we provide here at our South London clinic.
Good looking lips compliment the face and by adding more colour and volume it can make a big difference to the appearance of the facial features and skin tone. This semi permanent makeup lips treatment works especially well on people who have pale lips and just lack some colour. With our new pixel permanent cosmetics techniques we can create soft smudge proof lip makeup that lasts and still look completely natural. Please allow 2 hours for this treatment.
Contour And Lipstick Effect
This 3D semi permanent lip tattoo technique is suitable for all lips and face shapes. We create a natural looking lip line with soft shading to create more definition and volume. The on trend fashion at the moment. Please allow 2 and a half to 3 hours for this treatment.
Dark Lip or Discoloured Lip Correction
This advanced treatment is for cool, dark lips in Ethnic and Asian skin or discoloured lips. We correct the tone with using neutralising pigment colours. Correcting dark or uneven lips is a special skill and is unique to every individual and their requirements.
This semi permanent lips procedure requires multiple sessions (2 -3 sessions) to get the best end result. In the first session a neutralising pigment is chosen to correct the cool tone in the lips. We use an orange base pigment to neutralise blue hues and an yellow based pigment to neutralise purple hues. Sometimes a second session of neutralising is needed to get to the correct target base. We then apply the target colour which is usually a red pigment that heels to a soft nude pink.
Clients that suffers from vitiligo patches or lighter patches will be a combination of lightening the darker areas with the neutraliser treatment and darken the lighter patches with a flesh or neutral colour pigment to even out the lips.
It is important to let your technician know if you suffer from hyper or hypo pigmentation when scarring occur, in which case you will not be a good candidate for this treatment.
Things To Remember Before Your Semi Permanent Lips Treatment:
– Avoid sunbathing, laser treatments or waxing around the lip area at least 2 weeks before your treatment.
– No alcohol, caffeine or blood thinning (for example aspirin) medicines 24 hours before your treatment.
– Inflamed skin (around the lip area).
– Area will be red and swollen after treatment, so take this in consideration when you make your booking.
– Do not discontinue any medication without your doctor’s consent.
– You cannot donate blood up to 6 months after your treatment.
– Fillers and botox treatments should be carried out after your semi permanent makeup treatment and not before.
Semi Permanent Lips Consultation
Before Annette starts doing any cosmetic treatment she has an in depth consultation with her client to make sure we meet your expectations. We offer a number of semi permanent lip techniques and we will discuss what treatment will work best for you. She will guide you through the semi permanent makeup treatment process and answer all questions you might have.
You will have the option for a patch test if you have any concerns of an allergic reaction. If not, your semi permanent lips procedure can be done on the same day. If you are prone to cold sores it is advised to take anti viral medicine before and after your treatment to help prevent a break out.
Moving on to the pre-drawing, Annette takes her time in doing the structure and measurements with a lip pencil to create the perfect shape that compliments her client’s facial features. Pre-drawing can take anywhere from 10 – 30 (if not longer) minutes to get the shape and symmetry perfect. This is the most important part of the semi permanent lips procedure and you can be confident that you are in safe hands.
Once we have agreed on the shape, we will apply the numbing cream that stays on for 20 minutes. During this time we will select the colour pigment to compliment your lips and skin colour. We use high quality pigments that are hypo allergenic and sterilized needles for single use only. During the treatment we will use a secondary anaesthetic to control the sensation.
You can expect your lips to be slightly swollen immediately after the procedure. This is normal and will take 1 -2 days to calm down. The lip tattoo will appear very bright immediately after the treatment and will lose up to 70% of the intensity of the colour after 1 week once the scabs/dry skin have cleared up.
During this time (1st week) it is recommended to avoid touching the area, use cosmetic creams on the lip area, sunbathing or wet the lip area. Do not pick the scabs as this will result in pigment loss. We will provide you with an aftercare balm that needs to be applied a few times a day. It takes up to 4 – 6 weeks for the colour to settle and completely heal.
We will book in your semi permanent lips top up appointment 4-6 weeks after your initial lip treatment as you may have areas that need more pigment added. This is also the perfect time to make minor adjustments to the shape and colour if need be. (Pigment retention can be influenced by after care, skin type, medication and immune system.) If skin retention is poor, in some cases a 3rd session is required. (This rarely happens).
Semi permanent make up typically lasts 12 to 18 months. Skin texture, exposure to sun (use SPF while sunbathing), exfoliation products and skin lightening products like Vitamin A and retinol can affect the longevity of your lip tattoo. Avoid applying these creams on the cosmetic tattoo. We recommend a yearly colour boost to keep your cosmetic tattoo at its best.
Candidates Not Suitable For Semi Permanent Lips Makeup:
– persons under the age of 18 years
– pregnant or breastfeeding
– viral infections
– roaccutane in the last 12 months
– prone to keloid/hypotrophic scarring
– auto -immune disorders
– chemotherapy treatment in the last 6 months (unless with doctor’s consent)
– any medication that have blood thinning properties
– any person with a pacemaker, ICD or heart conditions
– skin inflammation around the treatment area
|Lip contour and line shading
|12 - 18 months colour boost
|4 - 6 week top up
Deposit refunds will only be given with 48 hours notice. Cancellation less than 48 hours will incur a full charge for the semi permanent lips treatment.