Semipermanent Make Up Of Lips Or Lip Blushing

Semi-permanent makeup of the lips is a cosmetic tattoo of the lips that enhances the natural lip color or go bolder with a fabulous intense shade that gives the look of permanent lipstick, improves the shape of the lips, gives definition and the illusion of fullness .This treatment delivers very natural results, once healed. giving you full, sensual lips 24 hours a day effortlessly.


  • Restore shape and fullness and transform thin or uneven lips
  • Huge choice of colours from barely there nudes to bold and dramatic
  • Perfects the shape and symmetry of your lips
  • Smudge proof and kiss proof saving  time spent endlessly reapplying lip colour
  • Even, sensual lips, creating the illusion of volume

What happens during a Semi-permanent Lip treatment?

  • First a topical anesthetic is applied to pre-numb the lips for 20 minutes. Afterwards, the shape of the “new” lips is drawn so that you can evaluate and make any changes.
  • Once the client is happy with the shape, and the lips are numb, we begin the actual tattooing.
  • A mechanized instrument with fine needles is used at a particular speed to deposit the chosen colour of micropigment in the intradermal layer of upper and lower lips which builds layers of colours.
  • Once the appointment is completed, your lips may be swollen—so you can ice them if necessary.
  • Over the next week, your lips will start to heal, meaning they may scab, so it’s important to time this carefully around your schedule

How long does a procedure take?

Including the consultation and numbing time, the average length of time for one procedure is approximately 1.5- 2.5 hours. The second application is usually l hour or less.

Does it hurt?

Very little discomfort is experienced during the procedure. The anaesthesia used is of a superior grade and is extremely effective. This can be applied as many times as it is needed to achieve painless results.

What is the healing period like?

  • Swelling and redness are typically moderate to high immediately after the treatment.
  • For approximately 7 days following the procedure your lips will appear dry and chapped and you will need to apply a thin film of moisturizing ointment to the procedure site.
  • During this first week the colour is a lot more intense almost like a lip stain but as the lips heal completely the lip colour soften to 30-50% and merge with the natural lip colour.
  • Scabbing typically lasts five to seven days, and after four weeks, the lips should be fully healed to completion.

Instructions to be followed after the procedure

  • For the first 24 hours, we advise the clients to gently blot their lips with a wet cotton pad and let them air dry. This is to keep the lips clean and remove any body fluids that have surfaced and prevent the fluids from forming scabs.
  • When it comes to scabs, it’s important that they fall off naturally—picking them can result in scarring or loss of pigment in those areas.
  • We suggest avoiding workouts and sun exposure for two weeks
  •  If you plan on getting lip injections, wait a full month.
  •  Sleeping on your face could also cause the scabs to fall off prematurely.
  • An occlusive ointment like Aquaphor should be worn to keep the lips properly moisturized.

How many applications are needed?

Semi-permanent makeup is a 2-3 step process with most clients requiring 2 sessions for optimal results. However, many of our clients are fully satisfied with just one application. If a second application is needed, it is scheduled 4-8 weeks after the initial procedure.

Will it look “natural”?

YES — It will look more natural than your own conventional make-up. Unless you tell somebody you’ve had it applied, they’ll never know.

How long does permanent makeup last?

Generally, lip blushing can last several years, although your lifestyle contributes to how well it maintains, smoking and sun exposure can speed up the fading process. Over time, you will notice a gradual softening of colour occurring each year. “Colour boosts” are recommended yearly to those who wish to keep their permanent makeup looking as fresh as possible.

What are the contraindications?

If you are under 18 or pregnant you are not a suitable candidate for this treatment. If you suffer from any of the following conditions :hemophilia, blood clotting disorders or conditions that require blood thinning drugs; heart conditions, angina or blood pressure problems; allergies to any anaesthetics, metals, latex, topical antibiotic preparations; skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or dermatitis; diabetes or problems healing; epilepsy, seizures or prone to fainting attacks.

Dr. Chetna Singh
Dr. Chetna Singh

Founder and Director of C&S Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Clinic. Read More »»

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