Prior to your appointment you should imagine the look that you wish to achieve. As your advanced technician in the field, we ensure that the correct color and shape are chosen for you, however, your input and opinions help us gain the insight to what your preferences are and will help when making the final decision.
Be prepared for the color intensity to be significantly sharper, darker, and larger after the procedure, and especially the following day. This WILL subside and your brows will become softer as the skin heals. This process can take up to 14 days, since delicate skin or sensitive areas may be red or slightly swollen.
Please do not take Aspirin or any form of blood thinners 72 hours prior to your appointment. If you are prescribed these medications by your physician it is advised that you obtain permission prior to stopping your medications. If you have a medical conflict please feel free to call and discuss before scheduling and we can review in more detail.
Do not discontinue any medications before consulting your physician.
Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum 24 hours prior to and after your appointment.
Botox should be given 3 weeks prior or 3 weeks after this procedure.
Do not use Retin-A or Retinols for 7days prior and avoid the skin that surrounds the brows for at least 14 days after, as this can cause pigments to fade prematurely.
No chemical peels 30 days before or 30 days after – the brows will peel more quickly due to the chemical traveling under the skin.
Do not workout the day of the procedure, and preferably for 5 days after if you are prone to sweating. Do not tan or spray tan or have a sunburn on your face.
No waxing or tinting 3 days prior to your procedure.
– Under 18 years of age
– Pregnant or Nursing
– Clients who have epilepsy, hemophilia, or heart disease of any kind must have approval from your physician in writing prior to your appointment.
– Accutane within the last year
– Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your physician)
– Viral infection
– Skin parasites or Psoriasis near the treated area
– Had Botox within the last 3 weeks
If you have any medical issues that you feel might be a contraindication, we recommend consulting your physician.
What you can expect following your new brows!
Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing and possible bruising, these are all positive signs as it means the skin is healing and you are one step closer to your perfect brows.
Your brows WILL appear darker and bolder by approximately 30% the following day. This is due to the pigment taking up to 7 days to enter the deeper layers of the skin. After 7-10 days exfoliation will start to take place. The top layer of the skin will begin to peel, leaving a softer and lighter color below.
You may experience color change or color loss as the procedure heals. This will be addressed during your touch-up, which is why the touch-up appointment is extremely important. The procedure area needs to be completely healed before the touch-up, which usually take 6-8 weeks.
A touch-up may be needed 6 months to 1 year after the first touch-up procedure depending on your skin type, medications, sun exposure, and chemical used in your daily routine. We recommend your first touch-up 4-6 weeks after your initial procedure.
After your touch-up you will want to schedule every 6 months to 1 year for regular touch-ups to keep them looking beautiful.
Careful and diligent aftercare is essential to producing a beautiful and lasting result.
On the day of your procedure you will need to gently dap your eyebrows with a cotton round dipped in distilled water every hour. You then will apply a very thin layer of after care cream (you will receive this at your procedure).
Days 2 – 7 you will clean the brows with a damp cotton round and proceed to apply a very thin layer of the after cream 2-3 times daily.
Do not scrub, pic or rub the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off naturally, if you remove before it is ready, the pigment underneath y be pulled out.
Do not use any make-up on the brows for at least 14 days.
Do not expose the brows to the sun, tanning beds, or spray tans for 14 days.
Do not use Retin-A or Glycolic Acids in the brow area during or after healing.
Avoid swimming for 14 days .
After the area is completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and makeup routine. Avoid rubbing the area and be sure to apply sunscreen to your brows daily to prevent fading.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INFECTION, PIGMENT LOSS, OR DISCOLORATION.
- If you get cold sores regularly, taking acyclovir or valacyclovir starting one day prior to your microchanneling will reduce the likelihood of a breakout.
- Discontinue retinol (2% or higher) or tretinoin at least 3 days prior to treatment.
- For your first treatment, (and treatments at .25 mm in general) numbing cream is typically not necessary, and you can expect mild redness and swelling, and a tight, warm sensation for between 4 & 24 hours.
- Later treatments with greater tip lengths may require topical numbing cream, and can produce redness and swelling along with tiny flecks of redness for between 4 & 72 hours.
- If your liver, kidneys and immune system are healthy, taking an NSAID such as ibuprofen 2 hours before treatment can significantly reduce discomfort.
- If possible, please arrive at the office without makeup, and with a clean, (and for men a clean shaven) face.
- If you’ve had Botox, Fillers or Threads injected you must wait at least two weeks before treatment. You must let us know that you are satisfied with the results before we can offer you any other treatments.
DO NOT apply anything to treated areas for 90 minutes after your treatment is finished unless it is provided to you by your certified ProCell provider with instructions.
DO NOT touch treated areas with your hands, cellphone or any other foreign objects for 90 minutes after your treatment is finished! Bacteria from these sources can cause irritation or possible acne breakout.
DO NOT APPLY ANYTHING TO YOUR SKIN UNTIL THE NEXT DAY.
Avoid direct sunlight for 24 hours post treatment and prolonged sun exposure for one week. You may apply sunscreen 90 minutes after your treatment is finished.
Beginning the next morning
Hydrate and mosturize your skin constantly to achieve the best results!
Never let your skin dry out! If you experience excessive dryness in the days or weeks following your treatments, you can purchase additional post-treatment hydrating masks through your certified ProCell provider!
Water is the least expensive and most powerful advantage you can add to your daily skincare routine.
Post-care Cellular Renewal & Healing Accelerator Serum
Apply twice daily at home to enhance results. Starting 24 hours after treatments. Throughly cleanse treated areas and apply Cellular Renewal Serum (Step 1)
Wait 30 seconds and apply Healing Accelerator Serum (Step 2)
Wait for serums to fully absorb before applying any other product to treated areas.
Requires direct contact with skin to be effective.
Things your skin may be feeling that are signs the treatment is working!
Tightness, itchiness, sensitivity, general light sunburn appearance to skin, redness etc... These are all great indications that your skin is healing and producing youthful collagen!
How to Prepare for Lip Blushing
Days prior to receiving the lip blush tattoo treatment you'll want to stay hydrated. Exfoliate your lips and keep lips moisturized.
Take a break from vitamin c serums
Take a break from vitamin c serums, retinoids, and glycolic treatments, and chemical peels at least 2 weeks prior to your session and 2 weeks after. Any products that cause skin regeneration are magical of course, but not great for cosmetic tattoos. These serums should not be used on the lips during the healing process and you should avoid direct use to the lip tissue once healed as well.
No caffeine 24 hours, do not drink alcohol or take blood thinning medication 24 hours before appointment. This is actually a MAJOR step in preparing to have your lips tattooed, and also the most ignored. Its crucial to follow this step because these substances can cause much more sensitivity while being tattooed as well as cause you to bleed and bruise while being tattooed, which will directly effect your healed results.
Wait to receive fillers
Please wait 1 month after lip blush to receive fillers. (or 1 month prior) Lip Blush and Lip Filler are actually an amazing combo together. While Lip Filler gives you outward volume, Lip Blush gives you definition, color, and a subtle natural appearing size increase just by making the most of the lip tissue you were born with. The two together are the ultimate lip duo. We do also have many clients who no longer feel the need to receive lip filler after having their lips tattooed. For many clients lack of shape definition is huge and lip blushing solves that problem. Its subtle and natural looking so people look at you and don't suggest you've had anything done but just wonder how you obtained this beautiful natural glow.
If you suffer from cold sores (even just once) you must take an anti viral medication (like Valtrex) 2-3 days before, and 3-5 days after having your lips tattooed. This is huge. If you are someone who already gets cold sores, you have the herpes virus living dormant in your system. This means that injury done to your lip tissue can cause a cold sore outbreak. Lip Blush does not cause cold sores, but the injury to the lip tissue can cause the lips to break into a cluster of sores. This is an important step and will totally keep you from having an outbreak. Anti Virals must be prescribed by your doctor. Tattoo artists cannot prescribe medication, you will have to plan accordingly and obtain this medicine in a timely fashion before your appointment.
Please wait 1 year after using Acutane to receive lip blush tattoo. Acutane causes a lot of dryness to the body, which can lead to patchy healed results. It's best to wait a year after your body has balanced back out to receive any form of tattooing.
Botox should be done 2 weeks prior to tattoo appointment or 2 weeks after lips are completely healed.
Laser Treatments must be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after Lip Blush Tattoo.
On the first day, your body will produce lymphatic fluid (a yellow-ish clear fluid), this is what your body produces when it Is healing to form a scab, use sterile water wipes given to you after the lip blushing process to remove this fluid 1-2 hours after procedure. Allow lips to settle and dry a bit. Then apply a very thin layer of a&d ointment/ aquaphor/ coconut oil to the lips periodically. I don't recombined using any other lip balm as some lip balm can contain ingredients that will pull pigment from the freshly tattooed skin. Lips will be sensitive on this day. Avoid food that is too hot/too cold or too spicy/ citrus. Lip will without a doubt have some sort of swelling immediately after the procedure. Each client is different. Some will swell up like balloons while others will leave with hardly any swelling at all. It all depends on your body chemistry. Either way there is absolutely no need to worry about swelling. It's completely normal, and although it can be intimidating to see at first, it will not last, and it is apart of the healing process.
In general, you will want to continue to moisturize with a&d ointment/aquaphor/coconut oil periodically. Don't overdo the amount of moisturizer you are applying to the lips. A thin layer every time you feel them drying out is plenty. If you glob large amounts on it will actually be bad for your lips. Over moisturizing can lead to lips becoming irritated and possibly forming little bumps on the lips. Swelling will be minimal to none at this point by the second day of your healing process.
Lips will become dry and flaky. DO NOT pick or exfoliate the lips. Allow the skin to shed on its own. If you pick the skin as it is trying to shed it will compromise the lip color and its final healed results. Wherever you picked the skin will be missing color. Apply moisturizer and ride it out.
As the old skin will begin to flake off and a soft lip color tone will be revealed. At this point you will notice the color on the lips looks a bit light and perhaps underdeveloped, especially in the middle area of the top and bottom lips. This is totally normal and you will see the benefits of your fully bloomed lips are the 4-8 week mark.
Pools & Saunas
No pools or saunas during the healing process. Try to avoid getting the lips wet as much as possible following the procedure.
Vitamin C serums
Please take a break from vitamin c serums, retinoids, and glycolic treatments, at least 2 weeks prior to your session and 2 weeks after around the mouth area for best healed results
Botox should be done 2 weeks prior to tattoo appointment or 2 weeks after lips are completely healed from lip blushing.
Laser Treatments must be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after lip blush, and in general lips should be avoided during any laser treatment moving forward or the laser will remove the color from the lips like tattoo removal can.
No cosmetics on the lips for 7 days, once skin is completely healed. Just moisturize!
Sunscreen and SPF
SPF is your BFF! No sun exposure for 7 days, and remember to continue to use SPF to elongate the lifespan of your tattoo when you encounter any sun exposure whatsoever forever! Sun exposure can also create irritation to newly tattooed lips if you are not careful. For the first week of healing you should avoid sitting in the sun all together.
The first 24 hours
Easily the most awkward part of the procedure as taking a sip of water can be complicated post procedure. Keep in mind that immediately following the procedure your lips may still be a bit numb and can be swollen. You should be careful with eating, and cut your food into small bites. Drinking through a straw is encouraged to avoid contact with the lips from food/ drinks. In general foods that can potentially stain the lips are to be avoided until lips are healed.
The first 48 hours
48 hours after the procedure you will be loving life! This is definitely a great selfie taking day. Lip will still be a little puffy from the procedure. Lips will also be glossy from the moisturizer and the color will still be bright before it begins to peel. Enjoy this stage while it lasts before the peeling beings!
Things to Avoid After a Lip Blushing Procedure
You'll want to strictly stay away from chemical peels, and other skin rejuvenating products around the mouth area. It will wear your color off prematurely. Immediately following the procedure you will want to avoid foods that will cause sensitivity. Nothing too hot or cold. If lips feel dry apply a thin layer and a and d ointment.
One of the most commonly asked questions we get asked is how long you need to wait to use your lips sexually following the procedure. You must wait a week to involve lips in anything that will cause friction. No kissing for sure. No matter how clean your partner is the fact is that every human being has bacteria, and that bacteria can be transferred to the lips and cause possible infection as well. Better to be safe than sorry! Of course, additional touch ups can be done to fix the damage, but why waste your money? If you are investing in yourself and getting this wonderful procedure that will make you glow, take care of it!
In general, after having lip blushing done you want to stay hydrated. You may drink alcohol or caffeine again but I would limit the amounts you take in. Those substances can cause the body to dry out from within. We all know whatever happens on the inside of your body can reflect on the outside as well. You will want to drink plenty of water as you go through the healing process to keep yourself hydrated. This is an important step to ensuring best results once totally healed.
My babes who love the gym will have to hold off on any hard core work outs for at least 4/5 days. I would not begin any workout regimens until the lip skin has fully shed from the healing process. This is because while the tattoo is still new, if your heart rate starts pumping really fast, it can actually pump some ink out. Also during the stages of the lips becoming dry and scabbing, if the scabs become wet with sweat this can lead to premature peeling which will then lead to a loss of color and compromised final healed results.
The final product is always worth it when it comes to lip blushing. It's truly a life changing procedure that can help improve your daily glow and make you feel like everyday is a trip down the run way. Its the best and most amazing way to enhance your natural lips.
How often does Lip Blushing Need to be Touched Up?
Lips blushing will last for 2- 3 years. Touch ups are to be done 4 weeks to 8 weeks following the procedure. Depending on what type of lip blushing you are receiving you may need to wait a bit longer for your lips ti fully develop into the final stage of tattoo application. The process must be healed completely before moving onto tattooing another session over the top of it. Although lip blush will last for 2-3 years, you will notice as each year goes by your color will look a bit lighter, until your natural lips are restored. Most clients who receive lip blush never want to live without out so we recommend annual refreshes to keep lips on point forever. With annual refresh appointments you are able to keep your tattoo fresh. Lip tissue regenerates very quickly, and the sensitive nature of how the ink is implanted make is semi permanent. The fact the lip blushing is semi permanent is amazing, and this is because no matter how much botox and filler you receive, the fact is, we age. As the skin ages it changes. With lip blushing we have control over what results look like. Over time we can make adjustments as your skin begins to change.
Did you know that in 2021 over 40 million Americans used some type of tooth whitening product? This number represents people who have used over the counter products as well as professional teeth whitening services. It shows that this procedure is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures offered at Virago Brows and Beauty! If you have decided you are ready to brighten your smile, here are a few things you can do to prepare and will help you gain the maximum benefits possible from this procedure.
Brush your teeth approximately 4 hours prior to your session and if you’re prone to sensitive teeth be sure to use a desensitizing toothpaste. Our products are top of the line in quality and we use a safe and effective 16% solution. This will bring you an amazing result without the pain some other brands of whitening can. It is also important to stay hydrated, so drink plenty of water before your session.
Now that your smile is brighter, let’s keep it that way!
For the first hour after your session you should only drink water and avoid eating for this hour as well.
The first 24 hours after whitening, do not consume food or drinks that are likely to cause stains such as blueberries, tomato sauces, beets, carrots, red wine, coffee, tea, dark sodas, etc.
In some cases you may see white spots on certain areas of your teeth. While this is completely normal this is typically caused by calcium deposits or very porous teeth. These will normally disappear within 24 hours.
You may also see some white spots, or blanching, on your gums. This can lead to some sensitivity, but not pain. This will also disappear within 24 hours and by drinking plenty of water.
Sensitivity may occur in a small percentage of clients with minor tooth and/or gum sensitivity. This normally dissipates within 30 minutes. If sensitivity persists you can use a toothpaste developed for sensitivity.
Clients often ask how often they can come in for whitening sessions. While our solution is safe to use every 2 weeks we don’t recommend that. What we DO recommend is booking your initial whitening session as a Deluxe 60 minute session in order to achieve the maximum shade. After this is achieved we recommend maintenance sessions with our Express 30 minute sessions to keep that beautiful bright smile. This can vary in time for every client based on your diet and lifestyle. If you are a coffee or red wine type of client - we might see you every month, or if you’re a big water drinker we may see you every 3 months or so. It’s completely up to you.
We understand you may be coming right from work or an event, so please feel free to come as you are, with or without makeup. We will have everything on hand to remove any makeup before your session.
Please avoid caffeine and alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to your Botox session. Drinking alcohol, especially red wine prior to your injections can increase your chances of bruising.
Don’t take Anti-Inflammatory medications during the week prior to your Botox session. Ideally you will be able to enjoy the results of your Botox treatment within 4-5 days, less prominent facial lines and overall younger looking facial features. However, bruising and discoloration aren’t part of anyone's plan for aesthetic improvement. That’s why we recommend you avoid anti-inflammatory medications for the week prior to your Botox injections. If anti-inflammatory medications are medically necessary please let us know prior to booking in order for us to discuss with you and plan accordingly.
Typically there is little to no “downtime” after Botox injections. You may experience little bumps that resemble a mosquito bite. These usually subside within and hour or two.
We do recommend using gentle facial cleansers over any aggressive or exfoliating products for at least 72 hours post session. If you can avoid applying makeup for 24 hours, this is ideal.
Postponing a rigorous workout until the next morning is also advised. Since we offer Botox injections in a monthly group setting, typically at night, this really shouldn’t be an issue.