LIP Neutralization

How Long Does the Lip Neutralization Healing Process Last?

Healing Process is similar to Lip Blush Healing Process, the initial visible healing stage will last about 1-2 weeks.
Aftercare directly impacts the appearance of your lips after the healing process.
Sun can cause more trauma for Melanin rich Lips as it can trigger more melanin production - Lips will get darker.

PLEASE NOTE: If you ever had a cold sore or Herpes. Ask your physician to prescribe Valtrex (Valaciclovir) 3 days before and 3 days after the procedure. This procedure can trigger an outbreak that will affect the result.

AVOID during Healing Process:
Spicy and Hot food
Sun Exposure
Close contact with pets
Scratch, pick, scrab or stretch
Long, hot showers

But there is a difference between Lip Blush and Lip Neutralization healing process!

For Fitzpatrick 4, 5, 6 it takes longer for color to bloom, it can be 3-4 or more months for final result, depending on how dark the hyperpigmentation on your lips. 

Be patient though the process.

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Healing Process


The swelling is normal after the Lip Neutralization procedure. According to individual body reactions, some clients will experience more swelling than others. After a few hours the swelling will go down. Don’t worry – It is a natural reaction to trauma.

During the first few hours, Lips will also ooze lymph liquid. Blot it with sterile wipes or baby wipes (fragrance free). If you experience a lot of lymph liquid on your lips you can gently wash treated area with water and antibacterial soap, dry them gently with pat motions.

Your lips have a very intense color. Over the next few days, the color will fade significantly and your Lip will be darker for sometime!

A thin layer of Laneige or Aquaphor should be applied consistently throughout the day for 2 weeks.
Do not use petroleum-based products such as Vaseline or mineral oils (it traps moisture and bacteria, lips doesn't get enough air while they're healing).

When use a shower, wash your face,  brush your teeth apply ointment before.
First day don't use tooth paste when brush your teeth.

Always keep the Lip area moist, do not let it dry out and crack.


The size of your lips should be closer to normal, but they can be still a little bit swollen. If they appear bigger you may be experiencing an allergic reaction.
Please contact us immediately. 

Your Lips feels more dry and tight. Scabs are forming.

Do not touch your lips! If you scratch, pick, scrab or stretch your Lips, they will heals patchy.

Flakiness should begin on 3-4 day and start to subside after a week or so. 

And important difference between Lip Blush and Lip Neutralization healing process happens next:

DAY 3-4

Peeling and Flaking Stage

As it heals, it can start start itching. 
Be patient – don’t scratch, pick, scrab or stretch the scabs. Otherwise you can run the risk of opening a wound and becoming your lips infected.

Lips still very dry and tight.
Keep Lips clean and Continue to apply thin layer of Laneige or Aquaphor.

It's important to keep following the Aftercare! 
To get perfectly healed result. Or it can fade the Lip Neutralization’s pigment or create patchiness.

DAY 5-7

If your lips are still peeling, be patient and follow the Aftercare for a few more days.

Lips will appear darker than the original state they were in!
Nothing to worry because it is temporary and absolutely normal, after you will be surprised as the color starts to change. 
Time between sessions various from 2 to 6 month. 

The darker lips the more procedures it might require. It can be anywhere between 2-5 sessions. 
Once visible healing process stops, you can start wearing makeup and return to your normal routine.


Follow-up appointments should be scheduled about 2-6 month after your first session. We can't do it earlier; pigment settles in a natural process and can't be sped up. It is possible to cause permanent scarring if further trauma is applied to unhealed tissue.

Lip Neutralization Touch-up session is very important to finish the procedure, refresh the color or choose a new one, make any adjustments and correct missing spots. Without Touch-up session you won't achive desired color.

As you can see on the picture Lips are Neutralized.

If you want to achieve different lip shade, Lip Blush session should've been done after neutralizing process. 

Investing your time into the final result will be well worth it.

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Dark Lips Color Correction

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