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Lip blushing is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to enhance your lips.  By implanting beautifully colored pigments into the uppermost lip tissue by way of a cosmetic tattoo pen, we are able to redefine the lip borders and add a flush of color to bring life back into the lips.  Lip blush is a natural and watercolor effect, not a lipstick effect.  This application typically lasts 2-3 years.

Please read below for further details!

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Before Your Appointment

Your lips cannot be dry for the appointment.  We advise exfoliating your lips 3 days before your appointment to remove any dry skin.  Properly prepare for your lip blushing appointment by purchasing our medical grade Mizzi cosmetic lip care kit that includes products specifically for pre and post lip blushing care.  We recommend getting this kit for the week leading up to the appointment so that you can have your lips in tip top shape and ready for their new color!

Cold Sores

Cold sores are a risk of lip blush tattoo only if you have had them in the past.  If you have had a cold sore in the past, we advise for you to go to your primary care doctor for an anti-viral medication prior to any lip procedure here at Westhaven as a preventative measure.  This must be taken 4 days before, the day of, and 4 days after your procedure.  Even if you have not had a cold sore before, we recommend all clients take L-lysine 2 weeks before the appointment and 2 weeks following the appointment to reduce their risk of a possible outbreak.

4 Weeks Before

No filler or injections in or around the lips.  No chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing.  

48 Hours Before

Avoid all blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, caffeine, coffee, tea, smoking, alcohol, soda, niacin, vitamin E, Advil, fish oil, etc. 

Menstrual Cycle

Please note, you may be more sensitive during your cycle due to hormones in the body.

Skin Conditions

If you have any skin conditions, you are required to have a letter from your doctor saying it is okay to proceed with lip blushing.


Take Arnica pills before and after your procedure to help with healing.  Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have no allergies to it.

After Your Appointment

Lip blushing is affected by the canvas (your skin) that it is performed on.  Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, other procedures, and age of the skin all contribute to fading and outcome.  Every individual's skin is different; therefore, the initial application is always applied conservatively.  The final color can be adjusted during a second session or touch up appointment.  The lip blushing procedure is not complete after the initial session.  A second session or touch up appointment is highly recommended approximately 6-8 weeks after your first initial application to ensure longevity and best results.


Please remember that individual results will vary from person to person.

Though rare, infection is possible if aftercare is not handled correctly and with caution.  Our providers will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions at your initial appointment.

Please give our office a call to schedule your lip blushing appointment or free lip blushing consultation!

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