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How are the first days after lip dermopigmentation?

Hello, beautiful people!

To satisfy curiosities and clarify frequent questions, I wrote in this article everything you need to know about what happens to our lips after dermopigmentation.

You may have heard that the first week is crucial for you to have a successful result.

Regardless of the color you choose to use, in the first three days, it will be intense, with a lipstick aspect. From the fourth day on, the color will be lighter and more translucent.

Between the second and fourth days, the lip may peel off gently or, in some cases, depending on the type of skin, this smooth peeling may be more intense with the appearance of scabs.

Lips that are more hydrated and have a firmer skin tend not to peel, and, if they do, it is hardly noticeable.

On the other hand, drier lips are prone to scabs. But if client maintain the recommended hydration with appropriate products, everything should be fine.

It is natural to notice a small swelling in the area right after the procedure, although it varies a lot from person to person, and I can guarantee that it is minimal.

Most clients like the small momentary increase in volume on the lips and even start to consider subtle lip fillings.

To help with the healing process and provide comfort on the lip, I apply low-level frequency laser and specific products with a massager and ultrasonic cooler.

I always provide intensely moisturizing products, usually based on beeswax, aloe vera, coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, mango butter, and lanolin, for the clients to continue to care for their lips at home.

Possible reactions:

Cold Sore

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The stress of everyday life, significant exposure to the sun, low immunity, and the lip dermopigmentation procedure itself, for example, can “activate” the virus, lodged in the body, leading to a small lesion on the lip.

It can appear in the first days after the procedure and heal in a short period with the use of specific products.


People with this condition develop a quick inflammatory reaction signaled by redness and swelling in any region with small scratches or pressure on the skin.

After lip dermopigmentation, a person with dermographism will notice much greater redness and swelling than those seen by people who do not have this condition. Although, the reaction will last from 15 to 30 minutes only. To assist in the faster reduction of this swelling, I finish the procedure with specific soothing products kept at a low temperature.


Asian and indigenous ethnic skins are more prone to hyperpigmentation after the procedure. That is why it is crucial to work on the lip with the utmost care and minimum possible trauma.

On average, in these types of skins, I work lighter, and they require more sessions to achieve the desired result since they cannot resist the stress that the machine and the needle exercise during a regular procedure.

As I always say, each case is different, each client is unique, and even before an increased likelihood of reactions, the results will always be satisfactory if the procedure is done carefully and by an experienced professional.

If you have any further questions, leave them here in the comments section, as helping you is always a pleasure.

I wish you a great week and see you next time!


Priscila Iwama.


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