Is the treatment painful?
The sensitivity to pain varies greatly from person to person and depends on age as well as skin type. As a rule, the sensitivity of the skin decreases with age. During their period, women can be more sensitive to pain.
How long does a treatment take?
In addition to the pigmentation itself, the first treatment includes an intensive consultation and marking. Please plan for approx. 2 – 2.5 hours.
Post-treatment takes about 1.5 – 2 hrs.
How many treatments are necessary?
As a rule, we recommend 2 sessions, sometimes a third. The interval between treatments is between 4-6 weeks.
How long does the result last?
The color pigments last for about 3-6 years, during which time the color slowly fades. It can take several years until the color fades completely. In general, darker color pigments have a longer life in the skin.
Definitive time specifications in terms of how long the treatment will last are not possible.
This is influenced by many factors that are individual to each person. These include skin texture, metabolism, habits such as regular visits to the sauna and solarium or sweat-causing sports, and peelings. Lip chewing and injections also cause the pigments to fade more quickly.
To obtain a perfect color result, a touch-up is recommended after 1.5 – 2 years.
How much does lip pigmentation cost?
Lips contour + partial shading incl. one after-treatment after 4-6 weeks
Refresher after 1 year: € 300.00
Refresher after 2 years: € 420.00
Lips contour + full shading incl. a post-treatment after 4-6 weeks
Refresher (one session) after 1 year: € 420.00
Refresher (one session) after 2 years: € 550.00
What should be considered before pigmentation?
You should be of legal age and healthy at the time of treatment and should not have consumed alcohol, drugs or stimulants. Coffee should be avoided 2 hours before the treatment.
Taking medications such as aspirin or other blood thinners (e.g. Arnica globules) should be avoided on the day of treatment.
If any of the following apply, please consult your doctor beforehand:
Are you HIV-infected, diabetic, hemophiliac, cancer patient or allergic? Do you use laser/chemical peels? Do you use a Retin A/peel treatment? Are you pregnant or currently breastfeeding? Do you have a pacemaker? Do you suffer from acute herpes simplex (cold sores), skin irritations/skin disorders, immune deficiency or autoimmune diseases?
If you are prone to herpes simplex (cold sores), we recommend regular use of a medication to prevent an outbreak of cold sores as early as 2 weeks before pigmentation.
If you are considering injections with hyaluronic acid, the pigmentation should be done first and the injections 2-3 months later.
What should be observed after pigmentation?
Following the pigmentation, your lips will be sealed with a special liquid patch to protect them on your way home.
Water contact should be avoided for the first 2-3 days.
Please avoid spicy or vinegary foods, drink best with a straw, smoking is not a problem.
As soon as healing has begun and a light scab forms, you have the option of using the original SwissColor care ointment Grazia. It supports the healing and makes the skin nice and soft.
For 1-2 weeks after the treatment you should avoid direct sun and solarium. Sauna, swimming pool or sweat-causing sports are also taboo.