This treatment is ideal for those who always wear lipstick and those who have lost the colour or shape of the lip through the ageing process. An uneven lip shape can be corrected and small lips can be made to look fuller and more youthful. You can choose from a soft natural lip blush to a defined lip liner or full lip colour for a more made-up look.
The first part of the process is a consultation. This is normally done as part of your initial treatment, but can be done separately if you prefer. Paula will talk with you in great detail about the look you are trying to achieve and what she might recommend to you. Once she has an idea of the look you are aiming for, she will draw the lip contour and colour on with a makeup pencil. This can be drawn on as many times as necessary! The tattoo process will not begin until you are completely happy with what they are going to look like.
Using a specialist facial tattooing machine, which works at a much lower frequency than a standard tattoo machine (the Nouveau Contour Intelligent) Paula will gently apply pigment to the lips area using very fine needles. The sensation is that of an electric toothbrush being held against your skin – you feel the vibrations but you should not feel any discomfort. The process normally takes between 60-90 minutes, but varies from person to person. Paula will always work with you at this stage, giving you breaks if you need them. After the treatment your lips are likely to be swollen, it is not advised to make any social plans for a few days afterwards.
A second appointment is needed 4-12 weeks after your first treatment. This is usually a 30-60 minute appointment to add more pigment to the lip area. 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 colour. This is completely normal and everyone heals differently.