Lip Permanent Makeup
The Difference You’re Looking For
If you have lost the natural pigmentation and/or definition in your lips, it is possible to add subtle definition to faded lip contours, or create fuller lips using a variety of techniques. If you want to highlight and emphasize your lips, or add shape and volume. Whatever your reason, Lip Permanent Makeup could be the solution for you.
I work closely with each client to understand exactly what they’re looking for and ensure they get exactly those results. For more information on this Treatment or any of the other Treatments, get in touch with me.
What Is a Lip PMU?
The process of cosmetic Lip Permanent Makeup (PMU) involves implanting pigments underneath the top layer of skin on the lips, and can be done in various styles such as opaque permanent lipstick, shape-enhancing permanent lip liner, or sheer lip blushing, or even aquarelle lips.
It is also capable of lightening dark lips, providing them with a warmer hue, and covering scars.
Nowadays, permanent makeup does not involve tattoo ink but instead uses PMU pigments, and as a result, the lip tattoo is not permanent. The permanent lip color will gradually diminish over time, necessitating periodic touch-ups to maintain its freshness.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Lip PMU?
People who enjoy wearing lipstick but find it bothersome to reapply it frequently might be interested in Lip PMU. Additionally, women who desire plumper lips can benefit from this procedure. While it may not be as effective as lip fillers, it can still enhance the appearance of the lips by making them look fuller.
A technique called dark lip neutralization has been developed specifically to even out the skin tone of lips that are high in melanin and give them a warmer hue.
Permanent lipstick is also a good option for people with uneven lips, as it can conceal any asymmetry and make the lips appear more proportional.
Is the Lip PMU Treatment Painful?
The lip area is very sensitive and having a needle pierce your lips over and over might sound a bit scary. However, a numbing cream is applied before the needling starts in order to eliminate the pain. Most clients report that it’s uncomfortable, but not painful.
How Long Does the Lip Tattoo Healing Process Last?
The healing stage typically takes about a week to ten days. Swelling of the lips may persist for a few days, and scabbing may occur during this period. Additionally, the color may appear overly saturated, but roughly half of it should fade within the first week. The color will need more time to settle completely.
It's important to adhere to the guidelines provided by your artist during this period to ensure a comfortable healing process and achieve the best possible pigment retention.
What factors influence how long a Lip PMU will last?
The most significant factor that determines the durability of a lip tattoo is one's skin type. Individuals with oily skin will require more frequent touch-ups to sustain the color as the surplus sebum discharged from the pores surrounding the lips forces out the pigment.
Your way of living also has a significant role. If you engage in activities that cause excessive sweating or swimming, there is a higher chance that your tattooed lips will fade quicker. Similarly, smoking can also have the same effect.
The PMU pigments can fade more quickly due to the acceleration caused by the sun.
PMU can fade at an accelerated rate when exposed to certain skincare ingredients, such as Retinol and acids, as well as mechanical exfoliation that eliminates pigmented cells.
If you have frequent touch-ups, your permanent lip color will naturally last longer.
Lip Permanent Makeup Styles
There are various styles available for a Lip Permanent Makeup that imitate the appearance of wearing different types of lip makeup products. The most adaptable and in-demand style is the lip blush, but there are other alternatives as well.