If you’re reading this then I’m sure you’re researching if lip embroidery is suitable for you. After all, restoring the color and youthfulness of your lips is made possible with lip embroidery beauty treatment, and when it comes with a ‘time-saver feature’, why not? Keep in mind though, that since it’s an invasive procedure (albeit a mild one), there’s always a chance that swelling and tenderness occur after getting your lips done. And here’s what you can expect, days after getting the coveted lip embroidery.
For the first day, expect your lips at their most fragile state the utmost care is needed.
Depending on the individual, your lips may start to swell halfway through the procedure, and rest assured it’s completely normal. When needles are inserted into the lips, naturally the body will start to get a signal to direct white blood cells to the treated area, thinking that your lips are getting ‘damaged’ by external elements.
During the treatment, you may feel a tinge of pain from the swelling and you can certainly ask your esthetician to apply numbing cream to minimize the discomfort. Plus, the pigments are not settled into the lips yet so it’s normal to see the colors look darker and more intense than the shade you chose.
To note: if your lips are swelling too much that it affects activities like eating, apply a cold compress regularly to speed up the healing process. You can use cooled cotton pads, metal spoons wrapped in a thin cloth, or even a gel eye mask to make it work. Avoid sun exposure, spicy foods, hot water, etc that can potentially hurt the lips.
Day 2 to Day 9 (Week 1)
For the first week, you can expect the swelling, tenderness, and even the pigments to subside than the first day. Expect this week for your lips to get unusually dry that it starts to chap and form scabs. Apply the aftercare lip cream to minimize discomfort and scabbing regularly, and don’t pick out the scabs, or your lips will look patchy as the pigment is not settled thoroughly within your lips.
And particularly for this week, consider this as critical and keep a vigilant eye for any symptoms (allergic reactions, redness, increased pain, etc).
Day 10 to Day 17 (Week 2)
Continuing from the first week, expect peeling and scabbing to occur albeit it’ll gradually lower. When the lips stop peeling fully it means your lips are fully healed and you can start wearing makeup if needed (though we recommend a layer of hydrating lip balm underneath to ensure your lips stay supple). This week too, expect the colors to fade more than intended so that it looks ashy than the shade you chose for the lip embroidery. Rest assured that it’s a normal body reaction as the pigments within will settle nicely, showing the true shade chosen, by the next few weeks.