Lip After Care
REMEMBER: This is a procedure and will take several weeks to process complete healing. Do not expect immediate results – and please be patient. It will be a few weeks before you can fully appreciate the results, and will look great!
If MEDICATIONS are needed must begin as follows:
To prevent cold sores and/or herpes break out. Most clients get a prescription for antiviral medication ZOVIRAX or VALTREX of 1000 mg daily starting (1 day before /4 days after) should take 5 full days but you may take up to 7 days if you have bad history with breakouts.
If you have mitral-valve and you need to take Antibiotics prior to dental treatments, then you will need same meds as prescribed by your Physician. Must start 2 hours before this Lip procedure.
Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days Post Lip procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
LIP Post Care: is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new Lips. Do not let any lotion, soaps, or makeup touch your Lip area during the first 7 days after your procedure. AVOID lip gloss or other products for 8 days of healing time. Immediately after the procedure and during the first 24 hours ICE packs are a MUST as often as possible. You may prefer to use a bag of frozen peas. You want to reduce swelling as quick as possible for best results. For discomfort take Tylenol or Ibuprofen and also may want to sleep a little elevated first 24 hour.
After 5-7 days, make sure your hands are completely clean. AM Clean with warm cloth by pressing, don’t rub, dry then apply antibiotic ointment, may layer with Aquaphor or Vaseline. Apply ointments throughout the day and evening. Post-care sterile dressings (Liquid bandage cream) if chosen necessary.
When cleansing your face avoid treated lips area with cleansers. During the shower, keep your face away from the shower head or take a bath. Never rub the treated area as it will disturb the skin from natural healing. Please continue post care 7 days.
What to Expect During and After Your Lip Session
Immediately after the procedure the area treated will look much darker and much more defined (as if it were “painted on”) than the final results. The swelling diminishes (24-48 hours) and your lips will become more evenly shaped. Be prepared for the color to be significantly lighter and the overall appearance much softer and more natural after the healing occurs. It will take time for this transition, based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates. Usually the exfoliation (peeling) process occurs about 4 to 5 days and will be complete at about day 7 Days. At that point the contrast between the initial intense and dark color and the new softer and lighter color may be such that you may be very disappointed.
The following you must AVOID during next 14 days post-Lip procedure:
- Increased sweating
- Practicing sports
- No swimming in fresh, salt, chlorine or lake water!
- Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
- Sun tanning or salon tanning
- UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color, premature fading and/or Blood poisoning from sun exposure.
- Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
- Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
- Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
- Touching of the treated area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.
If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact Velvet Touch Permanent Cosmetics immediately, to discuss further instructions. Or, Contact and consult physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge. May report any adverse reaction to the Texas Department of State Health Services at 888-839-6676.