SPMU Lips : Healing Journey

Healing Journey

Immediately after the treatment, the lips may be swollen as well as brighter/intense in color.

Day 1: The lips may feel light and appear deeper in color.

Day 2: The pigment on the lips will begin to peel and crack, this usually starts with corners first due to movement. Do not rub, scrub, scratch, pick, or peel the scabs ... let them flake off on their own!

Day 3-4: The lips will continue to flake off. Again ... let them flake off on their own! This is the first layer of pigment lifting off and completely normal! The color will appear light underneath - TRUST THE PROCESS

Day 5: The flaking will be over or close to over and color will appear lighter than the chosen pigment color.

4-6 weeks: The color has blossomed will appear approx 40-50% lighter than initial application. The healing process is over. 

6-8 weeks: If needed, you can schedule a Follow-Up (second session) during this time. If you wait till after 8-weeks, it will no longer be considered a Follow-Up and you will need to then schedule a Touch-Up Application.



The Aftercare Kit you received will give your lips the best opportunity to heal. Your Aftercare is extremely important and should be followed to ensure beautiful healed results. 

Day 1

Immediately following the procedure, lips will feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch. They may appear swollen and bright in color.

Gently blot lips with a damp cotton pad every 15-min, to remove any lymph. Apply ointment as needed to keep lips constantly moist.

No kissing, rubbing, or friction on treatment area!

Day 1-3

Cleanse and apply a thin layer of Polysporin 3 times a day. Keep lips protected and moist by applying a thin layer of balm between Polysporin applications. Keep lips moist at all times.

Avoid oily, spicy, and heavily seasoned food and drink with a straw.

After every meal gently cleanse lips with cleanser, splash rinse, and pat dry, then re-apply Polysporin.

DAY 4-7

Between these days, lips will begin and end the process of peeling -- color will lighten by 30%-50%.

Do not rub, scrub, scratch, pick, or peel the scabs ... let the peeling happen naturally. Continue keeping your lips moist!


Lips are done peeling, color is light. You may return to normal routines. Lips will continue to heal, up to 6 weeks. Every week more color will surface, it is important to continue keeping lips moist to get the best color at the end of the healing phase.

WEEK 6-8

Your lips are healed and you're feeling unstoppable!!! Just add some lip gloss and go! In most cases it requires two treatments to complete the lip transformation. In some cases a third follow-up treatment may be needed, but this is rare and will depend on your end goal and how much pigment you are able to retain.

The following must be avoided during all 14 days post treatment:

  • Increased sweating
  • Practicing sports
  • Swimming
  • Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
  • Sun tanning or salon tanning
  • Exposure to UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the treatment area
  • Touching of the treatment area except for when applying the post-care ointment with a cotton swab
  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the treatment area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
  • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
  • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds

Keep in mind that faster fading out of pigment can happen if you are on antibiotics or hormonal therapy.

Always protect your entire face from the sun by using sun protection cream daily (not only during the first 7 days).

Signs and symptoms of infection, including but not limited to, redness, swelling, tenderness at the treatment site, red streaks going from the treatment site towards the heart, elevated body temperature, or purulent drainage (white, yellow, or brown slightly thick fluid) from the treatment site. If these signs occur, seek medical care.

Remember that your lips are healing so it is normal for your lips to be red, dark, and some scabbing, peeling, and maybe even bruising will happen over the next 2-3 weeks. After the scabs have flaked off on their own, it may seem like the color has also disappeared. DON'T WORRY! After 4-weeks, color will come back.

Please be sure to come back for your  follow-up appointment!

Don’t panic ... This is only a guide and timings may vary slightly.