Feb 102011
 

As a cosmetic tattooist, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is regarding “lips”.    Clients are always asking, “Why are my lips thinning?  Why are my lips the same color as my face, with no definition?” or “My lips are no longer flushed and full.”  All this is true, since aging is a fact of life and it happens to all of us.  As we get older, we lose that extra collagen in our face which gives lips that youthful appearance.  However, there are a few alternatives in today’s world of beauty and medical science.  Clients have several choices.  You can opt for lip fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane.  Either of these can last anywhere from 4 to 8 month depending on the client, and the treatment is expensive.  Another choice is permanent makeup.  Through cosmetic tattooing you can redefine the shape of the lip and add color, thus creating the illusion of a fuller and well defined lip.  Even though permanent makeup fades a little with the sun, it’s still permanent.  You’ll always have a soft color in your lips and definition making permanent makeup a longer lasting choice and more cost efficient.  Here is an example of the process.  Share your thoughts with me as you read this blog and enjoy!    ~The Evolution of Lips    

A special thanks to my client Ann for allowing the use of her photograph with this blog.  You are indeed a sweet and beautiful lady….

Lips before procedure

Lips IMMEDIATELY after. Slightly swollen, but that passes in 24 hours

After the first application, there is a soft color. Follow will complete the process

Full Face before the procedure

Lips COMPLETELY HEALED after the second application. Thanks Ann for allowing the use of your lovely photo!