Congratulations! You’ve finally gotten your lip embroidery done! It doesn’t stop there. The healing process for lip embroidery isn’t just about letting it be for a couple of weeks and waiting for the color to pale down to the natural tone of color you wanted. To ensure the recovery process will result in the best lip color, there are some steps you need to take:
1. Do not pucker and stretch your lips. These actions push and pull against the lip edges, applying tension and friction between the strong normal skin surrounding the mouth and the broken lip edges.
2. Do not apply make up or facial cleanser on pigmented areas.
3. Avoid rubbing and scrubbing your face. Use patting motions instead to reduce friction on the broken skin.
4. Avoid long showers as the moisture and warmth retained in the inflamed tissues can lead to infection.
5. Refrain from sleeping face down on the pillow.
6. Do not pick or peel the crust. Let it heal on its own.
7. When brushing your teeth, make sure the toothpaste doesn’t touch the pigmented areas.
8. Drink from a straw and eat food that can be put in the mouth without touching the lips.
9. Avoid long exposure under the sun.
10. Avoid eating crabs or prawns, spicy and salty foods as it may aggravate the inflammation.
It takes about 1-2 weeks for the lips to fully recover and about 2 months for the best color to surface. Do not panic if the embroidered area oozes and scabs a little, it is normal during healing process. Once the lips are completely healed, you are free to apply lipstick or lip balm to enhance the color of the lips. Give yourself some time and you will get the natural lip colors you’ve always wanted.