Lips Treatment Specific FAQ
Should I bring my favorite lipstick?
If you wish to achieve your favorite lipstick look, please bring it with you to the treatment. We will custom blend appropriate Permanent Cosmetics pigments.
Can permanent cosmetics cause cold sores?
No, Permanent Cosmetics do not cause or create cold sores, however, if you carry the virus, it lays dormant in the body and can be aroused by the treatment.
I have a history of cold sores, can I have a lip treatment?
If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex) it’s advised that you contact your General Practitioner to obtain the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks, or obtain and use your regular medication from your local chemist. You should begin using the medication one week before and continue one week after your treatment. This will help to minimise an outbreak.
I have a cold sore on my lip at the moment; can I have a lip treatment?
No. The lips must be fully healed in order for a Permanent Cosmetics lip treatment to be performed.
Can I have a lip wax or bleaching treatment before a lip treatment?
Yes you can but a lip wax or bleaching treatment cannot be undertaken for at least two weeks prior to your Permanent Cosmetics lip treatment.
Will the lips treatment hurt?
Topical numbing cream is used throughout the treatment, to minimise the discomfort but lips can be a little more sensitive than brows or eyes. This is due to the larger surface area and greater blood supply.
What will my lips look like immediately after the treatment?
You may experience some swelling and redness immediately after the treatment. After this you may experience tenderness, flaking, dryness, swelling and redness for approximately 2-5 days after the treatment. If you are feeling less than 100% healthy it may take longer for your treatment to heal and symptoms may appear more prominent.
Are there any foods I should avoid after the treatment?
If you have had a lip treatment, you should avoid eating spicy and salty foods until the area has healed. You should also drink liquids through a straw and eat all foods with a fork to avoid any possible infection or discomfort.