Lip Post Procedure Care
Day 1 - Swelling, tender, heavy thick lipstick look with a reddish brick color effect.
Day 2 - Slight swelling, reddish and tender with a slightly metallic flavor.
Day 3 - Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfoliation with an orange color effect.
Day 4 - Exfoliation begins, very chapped lips.
Day 5 - Very chapped but almost finished with the first chapping stage.
Day 6 - A soft, rich color begins to appear.
Days 7-13 - Lip color disappears and the "frosty" (second chapping) stage begins as a whitish/grayish haze on the lips.
Day 14 - Color "blooms" from within more and more each day until day 21 (three weeks post-procedure)
Day 21 - Healing complete; the color you see is the color you have. Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two, use a good lip balm and they will return to normal, but with full color!
Expect swelling, this will last 1-3 days after the procedure. Apply ice to reduce swelling.
Keep your lips very moist with Aquaphor healing ointment. It is recommended to apply the ointment 4-5 times a day.
Directly after and the next four days following your lips will appear dark and not the desired shade. This will change, they will start to become lighter around day three and four after the epidermis sloughs off. The dermal layer will become darker gradually.
Two-Three applications may be necessary to achieve your desired looks.
If you are prone to cold sores and some appear an antiviral prescription can be prescribed.
But touch-ups will be needed after cold sores heal.