This procedure is designed to define lips, giving an outline just within the border, that way the lip looks fuller. It's all about the illusion. Another option would be to fill up the whole lip area, blending the colour towards the middle.
Colours vary from a tone close to your lip colour to what our suggestion would be i.e. one or two shades darker or brighter depending on your natural tone.
You should inform your therapist if you are prone to cold sores, making sure you are taking medications to prevent an outbreak.
The full healing process takes about 10 days. The lips will look dry and chapped as they heal, however a soothing, healing cream is given to be used during the healing time.
You can usually see the full, truest colour after about two weeks.