If you are unhappy with the shape or color of your lips, it is possible to add subtle definition to faded lip contours, or create fuller lips using a variety of techniques. We can even create the look of fillers without the need for painful injections! Maybe you simply want to add a beautiful color of your choice so you no longer need to apply lipstick every day. Whatever your reason, permanent makeup could be the solution for you.
We also correct and camouflage Cleft Lip pallets. While the actual process is similar to permanent cosmetics, the treatment stages, pigments and techniques will vary according to the severity of the cleft lip. What we will be trying to achieve will be entirely dependent on you. In restoring symmetry to your lips we will work with you to design a solution that meets your needs –you will see and be able to approve the final look before it is actually tattooed.
A lip treatment is a three–part process usually completed within two appointments. The price you are quoted will include all three stages.
STEP 1: THE CONSULTATION
We will talk with you in great detail about the look you are trying to achieve and what we might recommend to you. This is very much a two-way conversation. We listen, we respond, we advise. Once we have an idea of the look you are aiming for, we draw the lip contour and color on with a makeup pencil. This can be drawn on and adjusted as many times as needed! We will never begin the tattoo process until you are completely happy with what it is going to look like.
STEP 2: THE TREATMENT
Using a special facial tattooing machine we gently apply pigment to the lips using very fine needles. The sensation is that of an electric toothbrush being held against your. We will always work with you at this stage, giving you breaks if you need them. The process normally takes about 90 minutes, but it varies from person to person depending on your individual requirements.
STEP 3: THE TOUCH-UP
A second appointment is needed 30 days after your first treatment. This is usually a 30-60 minute appointment to add more pigment to the lips. This is because as the area is healing, some parts may not hold as well as others and you may have a few patches that need more color. This is completely normal and everyone heals differently. Whatever the case, we advise you always come back to the clinic for your touch-up.