Cosmetic Tattooing Sydney

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Dark Lips Lightening -Dark Lips Neutralisation

Dark Lips Neutralisation – Dark Lip lightning is a specialized permanent make up treatments for those with cool or dark lips. A unique and gradual process that works to both even-out lip tones and slightly brightens the darker lips.

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Dark Lip Neutralisation

Dark Lip Neutralisation –  Dark Lip Lightening is for any person who is classified as a Fitzpatrick 3 and up on the Fitzpatrick skin tone scale. Dark lip neutralization is a specialized permanent makeup – cosmetic tatooing treatment designed to address dark or uneven lip tones.

The process of dark lip neutralization typically involves a series of treatment sessions. During these sessions, we use specialized pigments to gradually lighten the dark lip color and create a more balanced and harmonious lip tone. The pigments used are specifically formulated to counteract the underlying darkness and bring about a desired color correction.

It’s important to note that the process of dark lip neutralization is gradual, as it aims to achieve natural-looking results without drastic changes. Multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve the desired outcome, the number of sessions can vary depending on the individual’s unique circumstances and goals.

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Prior To Your Treatment

Please avoid spicy food before the treatment.
Do NOT take any painkillers or alcohol for at least 24 hours before your appointment.
Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 2 days before your enhancement.
Do not use 1% Retin A skincare products close to the area to be treated for 6 weeks before your procedure.
Do not use AHA skincare products close to the area to be treated for 4 weeks before your procedure.
Avoid professional chemical peels close to the procedure site for 4 weeks before your procedure.
If you are on antibiotics prior to treatment, a doctor’s clearance letter will be required.
Anti-wrinkle injections should be performed 2 weeks before or after the procedure. If you are on Warfarin or any other blood-thinning medication, we will require medical consent.

Dark Lips Healing Process

After the initial Dark Lip Neutralization treatment, it is not uncommon for the lips to appear darker or experience post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This can be due to various factors, such as the trauma caused by the tattooing process. However, as the healing progresses, the lips typically lighten up over time.

It’s also possible for some spots on the lips to lighten or darken differently than others. This can be attributed to variations in skin texture, thickness, and the way the pigments interact with the skin. The healing process is gradual, and it may take several weeks for the final results to become apparent.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation can occur as part of the healing process. Hyperpigmentation refers to areas of the lips becoming darker than the surrounding skin, while hypopigmentation refers to areas becoming lighter. In most cases, these changes are temporary and tend to fade as the skin heals and the pigments settle.

The extent of dark lip neutralization required depends on the initial darkness and hyperpigmentation of the lips. Achieving the desired results may require multiple sessions, spaced apart to allow for proper healing between treatments. It’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that the process may take time and commitment to achieve the desired outcome.

During the healing period, it’s crucial to follow the aftercare instructions provided by us. This may include avoiding direct sunlight, keeping the lips moisturized, avoiding certain foods or activities that can affect the healing process, and attending any follow-up appointments as recommended. Darker lips, healing takes 8-10 weeks it is a long process and needs commitment…

Lip Vitiligo

Lip Vitiligo is indeed a genetic skin condition that can result in the loss of melanin-producing cells, leading to white patches on the lips. It can cause uneven pigmentation and affect the overall appearance of the lips. One of the best approach to address Lip Vitiligo is through cosmetic tattooing. 

The process involves carefully tattooing the pigments into the skin to blend the white patches with the surrounding natural lip color.

The goal of tattooing for Lip Vitiligo is to create a more uniform and balanced appearance of the lips. The pigments used match the individual’s skin tone to achieve a natural-looking result

However, the longevity of the pigments can vary from person to person, and touch-up sessions may be required to maintain the desired outcome over time.

Prior to your Lip Tattooing

Preparing the lips for cosmetic tattooing is an important step to ensure the best possible outcome. Here are some guidelines to consider:

1-Exfoliation and Moisturization: Before the treatment, gently exfoliate your lips to remove any dry or flaky skin. This can be done using a soft toothbrush or a gentle lip scrub. After exfoliation, make sure to moisturize your lips with a hydrating lip balm. This helps create a smoother canvas for the tattooing process.

2-Cold Sores: While lip cosmetic tattooing itself does not cause cold sores, individuals who carry the herpes simplex virus (HSV) may experience an outbreak triggered by the procedure. If you are prone to cold sores or have a history of HSV, it’s advisable to consult with your healthcare provider for appropriate medication to prevent an outbreak.

3-Waxing and Bleaching: It is recommended to avoid waxing or bleaching treatments on or around the lips at least two weeks prior to your cosmetic tattooing procedure. This allows the skin to heal and ensures that the tattooing process is performed on a healthy and undisturbed surface.

4-Dermal Fillers: If you have had dermal fillers in your lips, it’s generally advised to wait at least four weeks before undergoing a permanent makeup procedure. This timeframe allows the fillers to settle and minimizes the risk of potential complications during the tattooing process.

Dark Lip Blush Aftercare Advice

After the initial 24 hours of dark lip tattooing, the use of ice is generally no longer beneficial for reducing swelling. Swelling is a common side effect of the tattooing process, and it will naturally subside on its own over time.

During the healing process, fluid may leak from the tattooed area and form scabs. It is important to keep the area clean and prevent the formation of large, thick scabs. To do this, you can gently wipe the tattooed area with a wet cotton round every hour during the first 16 hours after the procedure. After wiping, pat the area dry to ensure that no fluids sit and form scabs. Only apply a minimal amount of ointment as necessary, as instructed by your tattoo artist.

It’s worth noting that toothpaste and mouthwash can have a lightening effect and may potentially remove lip color. Therefore, it is advised to proceed with caution and avoid using these products directly on the tattooed area to maintain the desired lip color.

While showers are generally permitted during the healing process, it is important to avoid washing, scrubbing, or touching the treated area. Hot and steamy baths, on the other hand, should be completely avoided as they can disrupt the healing process and potentially affect the final outcome of the lip tattoo.

Always follow the aftercare instructions provided by us, as they may have specific guidelines tailored to your individual needs and the techniques they used. Proper aftercare is crucial for optimal healing and long-lasting results. If you have any concerns or questions during the healing process, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for guidance and clarification.

Most Common Causes of Dark Lips

Discoloured lips can be the result of a few things

  • Trauma or injury. A bruise can form on one or both lips following an injury. This can cause your lips to be partly or entirely purple or black
  • Smoking, the burns from the cigarette can cause a black spot on your lips
  • Lack of Vitamins such as B12
  • Dehydration-Inadequacy of water in the body resulting in lips during and cracking causing
  • Minor injuries, scars
  • Hyperpigmentation is also called Melasma. This is an abnormal increase of the melanin on the skin, especially on the lips which is a result of prolonged exposure to the sun or licking your lips too much.
  • Hormone disorder in the body (thyroid problems)
  • Certain medications also could cause darkening of lips for example phenytoin
  • too much caffeine
  • Allergic reactions to foods, toothpaste, lipstick, or cosmetics
  • Lips that turn blue may be a sign that there’s not enough oxygen available from the bloodstream
  • Certain chemicals in lipsticks may also cause rashes and pigmentation so it’s good to know the ingredients and work with natural lipsticks