Does it hurt ?
Lips are considered the most sensitive area for permanent makeup. However with the use of topical numbing gel pain is bearable.
Is it one single procedure?
If client is happy with the results after one session, top up session is not mandatory. It is usually not required to have second session unless there is some scarring on the lips or in the event if cold sores appeared afterwards the first procedure.
Is it typical for cold sores to appear after procedure?
It is very common, however you will be provided an aftercare cream that will in 99% cases prevent cold sores.
How long does the effect last ?
In general 2-3 years. If client’s lips are usually dry and flaking excessively retouch procedure may be required earlier.
Are there any contraindications?
Apart from age restriction ( 18 Y.O), microblading sometimes cannot be performed due to medical reasons:
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- If taking drugs for blood dissolution
- Over broken capillaries, moles, keloids
- Pregnancy/ nursing mothers
- Auto immune disease (e.g HIV)
This list is not exclusive, and does not cover all medical conditions. During consultation every practitioner should cover all medical conditions as well as the risks associated.
Please note that in some cases client may be required to obtain a medical consent from their doctor in order to proceed with the treatment.