AQUARELLE LIPS FAQ
What is an Aquarelle Lip tattoo?
Lip tattooing is a great alternative to fillers or surgery. It can also be done in conjunction with these procedures! Many of our clients do both to maximize the effectiveness of lip enhancement treatments.
Whether it is the lip design, shape or color you are interested in, DOLLISTIC can help. The Aquarelle Lip method is a soft and natural blending of pigment color into the lips. There is no demarcation, just a soft color blushing. It will enhance the fullness of the lips. This is a multiple-step process done in a minimum of two sessions.
What are the benefits of permanent cosmetics for the lips?
Lips appear more defined without surgery or fillers
Restores color to lips that have become pale
Corrects Blurred lip lines
Camoflauges scars and hypopigmentation
Kiss-proof and smudge-proof color
Make lips appear fuller and larger
May eliminates the daily use of pencils to outline, fill-in, or reshaping lip borders
Saves time and money!
How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
You must be 18 years or older to receive Permanent Makeup at Dollistic
Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or nursing?
As a precaution, DOLLISTIC does NOT perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
Will Aquarelle Lips hurt?
Of all permanent makeup procedures, the permanent lip enhancement procedure is the most sensitive. However we do numb your lips prior to and throughout the procedure with a highly effective topical anesthetic for your comfort.
Pre-Care Instructions are designed and MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding and sensitivity during the procedure will dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.
* Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.
* If you are a frequent smoker or "sun worshipper" the topical anesthetics used during the treatment may not last as long and also can lead to poor retention and poor lasting results.
What should I do before and after the procedure?
Please review our detailed “Pre & Post Care” Instructions for Aquarelle Lips. It is crucial these instructions are followed to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best possible results for your lippies!
How do I prepare for the lip procedure?
As a necessary precaution, we require ALL of our Aquarelle Lip clients to take an anti-viral medication for a total of 5 days (2 days prior to procedure, 1 day-of, and 2 days post-procedure). Examples of antiviral medications: Zovirax, Famvir or Valtrex. There are absolutely NO exceptions to this rule! This rule holds true for each and every time you have any lip tattoo. You will need to contact your physician in order to obtain your prescription strength anti-viral medication. You must inform them of your decision to have permanent cosmetics applied to your lips and they will need to call your prescription in for you to pick up at your pharmacy.
If I have had a lip filler injection already, am I still a candidate for Aquarelle Lips?
A minimum of 6 months post-filler is required before your Aquarelle Lip appointment. It is recommended that you have the permanent lip enhancement first and then the lip filler injection once lips are healed.
What color will be lips be?
You and your artist will discuss which colors suit you based on your natural lip color. Once your lips have healed, you may still enhance or change the color of your lips at anytime with conventional makeup. Your new lip tattoo is designed to act as a base, so it doesn’t mean you should throw out your lippy collection at all.
How will my lips look immediately after?
Your lips will look swollen and slightly larger than normal and look as though you may have had a slight lip filler injection. The degree of this varies from person to person. The pigment and lip color will look darker initially, like a bold lipstick. The size of your lips will shrink back to normal and the color will significantly fade up to 50% within the first 4 days. You will lose color on the inside of your lips first, the edges last. Right after the procedure lips normally feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch. Similar to how a sunburn feels.
How long is the healing process?
Expect moderate swelling up to three days following the procedure. Scabbing may make the lips feel thick. Lip pigment color may fade up to 50% after the first few days. While healing you lip color will look spotty. This is due to oxidation of the pigment and the regeneration of the skin. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired lip results. Your Complimentary Enhancement Session must be scheduled 6-12 weeks after your first initial appointment and is necessary in order to achieve that richness of color, achieve symmetry, and density in the shape.
How long do Aquarelle Lips last?
Aquarelle Lips is a form of permanent cosmetic tattooing. The pigment will remain in your skin forever, but will fade over time. We recommend getting a touch up every 1-3 years.
Please note that final results cannot be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your Enhancement Session and make any changes. Two appointments are recommended initially. Each of these appointments being 6-12 weeks apart. At your Complimentary Enhancement Session, we will assess the color retention and make any adjustments necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always make necessary adjustments when you return!
How often is a touch-up needed?
Lip color requires frequent touch-ups compared to other permanent makeup procedures due to the fact that the lips are very vascular and the body metabolizes the lip color at a rapid rate compared to other body parts which are not as vascularized. We recommend touch ups every 1-3 years at DOLLISTIC.
What factors will affect how my Aquarelle Lips look?
Excessive bleeding during a lip tattoo procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Caffeine, alcohol, certain food or drink, and certain medications or vitamins may act as stimulants and/or blood-thinners. They should avoided for a minimum 48 hours prior to your appointment. For a full list of what to avoid before to your appointment click here.
Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your lip tattoo, and may also change the color appearance of the pigment.
Lifestyle: smokers, "sun worshippers", or anyone with skin that is in a state of distress may have less desirable results.
It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and pay a rescheduling fee. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
What should I know about long term care?
Touch-up appointments are optional. If you do not maintain, the color will lighten over time. Fading greatly depends on your skin type and tone, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, and your overall health. We suggest that if you want to maintain your lips so that they always look their best plan on scheduling a touch up every 1-3 years for best results.
If you are receiving an MRI , please inform the technician that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo.
If you are planning to have laser treatments, you must cover your lip tattoo with 20% Zinc Oxide to avoid premature fading of your tattoo.
If you are applying acidic or brightening skincare (AHA’s, retinol, peels, glycolics, salicylic acid, etc.) please first cover your lip tattoo with vaseline to avoid premature pigment fading.
How do I book an appointment?
Please call 1-877-771-1770 to speak with our concierge. To determine whether or not you are a candidate for an Aquarelle Lip Tattoo, please email photos of your lips to firstname.lastname@example.org
To speak directly to our concierge please call 1-877-771-1770 Monday throuh Friday between hours of 9am-3pm EST
Please note that a 50% deposit is required to schedule and secure your appointment and is applied towards the total rate of your service. This deposit is to ensure that you are serious about your appointment and is non-refundable. In the event that you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please allow a minimum of 7 days notice to avoid a cancellation fee or forfeit of your deposit.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept CREDIT CARD (VISA/Mastercard/Discover) payments only. We do not accept personal checks.