January 20, 2023 17:47
Can you remove lip blushing?
Permanent makeup removal
What is lip blushing?
Lip blushing is a cosmetic tattoo that involves the use of pigments to enhance the natural colour and shape of the lips. The pigments are carefully chosen to match the natural lip colour, and the tattoo is applied using a needle and ink that is specially formulated for use on the lips. The tattoo is applied in a way that mimics the look of lipstick, and the final result is a natural-looking flush of colour that enhances the shape and definition of the lips.
It’s a great option for people who want to add definition, symmetry, and colour to their lips without the need for constant touch-ups or the worry of smudging.
Does lip blushing have side effects?
Like any cosmetic procedure, lip blushing can have side effects. The most common side effects include swelling, redness, and tenderness in the area of the tattoo. These side effects are usually mild and will go away within a few days.
There is also a slight risk of infection, as with any tattooing procedure. To minimise this risk, it is important to choose a reputable and licensed cosmetic tattoo artist, and to follow all aftercare instructions carefully.
Is lip blushing reversible?
Lip blushing is semi-permanent, meaning that it is not permanent, but it will not wash off like makeup. If you are not happy with your lip blushing, the intensity of it or how it’s faded over time, there are a few options for getting rid of it.
One option is to simply let the colour fade over time. However, this can take several years, might not effectively clear all the ink pigment and isn’t ideal for anyone looking for a more timely solution.
The best way to remove unwanted lip blushing? Laser tattoo removal
One of the best ways to remove lip blushing is with laser tattoo removal, and NAAMA is one of the best places to go for it.
Why is laser removal the best option? Well, laser technology uses specific wavelengths of light that target the pigments in the tattoo, breaking them down and allowing the body to naturally remove them. It's a highly effective and precise method that can remove the tattoos and at NAAMA, no clients have seen scarring.
Another great thing about NAAMA is that they use specific laser technology that has a high success rate for removing lip blushing tattoos and leaves skin smooth and healthy after every treatment. The ultra precise beam size ensures targeted energy focuses ink on the ink and not the surrounding skin. Plus, their team is made up of experienced, licensed and certified professionals who will assess your individual case and recommend the right laser wavelength and settings for you.
So, if you're thinking about getting rid of your lip blushing tattoo, laser removal at NAAMA is definitely worth considering.
Removal methods we don’t recommend
Laser tattoo removal is by far the most successful and safe method to remove unwanted lip blushing. We do not recommend the following:
Waiting for the colour to fade away
This can take several years, might not effectively clear all the ink pigment and isn’t ideal for anyone looking for a more timely solution.
Saline lip blushing removal
Saline lip blushing removal is a method of removing a lip blushing tattoo by using a solution of sterile salt water.
The solution is applied to the tattooed area, causing the pigments to break down and the tattoo to fade. It’s important to note that saline removal is less predictable and may not remove the tattoo entirely.
Dermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation technique that uses a motorised brush or diamond-tip wand to physically abrade the skin's surface, removing the top layers of skin. It is generally used to treat acne scars and other types of skin imperfections. While dermabrasion can be used to remove lip blushing, it is generally considered to be an ineffective method. This is because the pigments used in lip blushing tattoos are applied deeper in the skin than the top layers that are removed during dermabrasion.
Additionally, dermabrasion can cause significant damage and injury to the delicate skin of the lips, and it may lead to scarring, discolouration, and other long-term complications. It is also a more invasive and painful method than other options such as laser tattoo removal or saline removal.
The main takeaways
Lip blushing is a great option for people who want to add definition, symmetry, and colour to their lips without the need for constant touch-ups or the worry of smudging. The process is done by a trained and licensed cosmetic tattoo artist and typically takes about an hour to complete.
It's worthwhile to know that the colour can last for about 1-3 years before it begins to fade, and it doesn't always go away or fade to a desired colour.
If you're not happy with the outcome, fading or overall look, lip blushing can be removed successfully with laser tattoo removal. Check out NAAMA’s successful permanent makeup removal results here and book in today.