Permanent Lip Makeup and Lip Filler Treatment. Which should be done first?


To answer this question let’s take a look at both procedures separately as well as combined in order to achieve the best possible result. 

Permanent Lip Makeup lasts in average a year and a half – two years, in some cases the pigment intensity remains longer.
The main indications for the Permanent Lip Makeup are: 

  • Lip asymmetry, cleft lip, scars
  • Blurred outline, thin lips
  • Colour correction
  • The desire to look more attractive  

Hyaluronic Acid based fillers make it possible to maintain the lip volume for 6-12 months. After that, lips return to the original shape, therefore, the procedure must be repeated.

The main indications for the Lip Filler treatment are: 

  • Very thin lips
  • The desire to look more attractive
  • Age-related correction
  • Dry, dehydrated skin
  • Omitted corners of the mouth 
  • Wrinkles deforming the appearance around the lips area 

Based on the above mentioned I recommend performing these procedures in the following sequence: 

Step one

Creating a beautiful lip contour with Permanent Makeup masking all imperfections and correcting lip colour and shape. It is important to remember that Permanent Makeup is a two-step process which means it takes approximately 6 (main procedure) +6 (touch up procedure) weeks to get the desired result.
As an added benefit, lips look ‘’puffy’’ within the first few days after the Permanent Lip Makeup procedure which allows you to evaluate the possible effect of the upcoming Lip Filler Treatment and decide whether or not to get it done. 

Step two

Changing the lip volume with fillers within the newly created contour. Lips become brighter, attractive and sensual after pre-made Permanent Lip Makeup. Consequently, it is important to carefully approach the colour choice and its intensity so that the end result is rather luscious than vulgar. 

To sum up, ideally, it is better to do a procedure that ‘’is worn’’ longer. In this case, it is Permanent Makeup. If Lip Filler Treatment has been done beforehand, then Permanent Lip Makeup has to be carried out not earlier than 3 weeks post Lip Filler Treatment. In short, when the initial swelling has subsided and the gel has evenly distributed under the skin. 

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