Lips are especially sensitive. The skin of the lips is very thin compared to the typical skin of the face. Blood vessels protrude from the skin of the lips, causing their striking red hue. Because the lips are very rich in blood vessels and due to the large number of nerve endings, any trauma to the oral area can lead to the appearance of cold sores.
What is cold sore and what how it might effect healed results
Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus HSV type 1. Treatment can help, but there is no complete cure for the condition.
More than 90% of people will develop a cold sore at least once in their lifetime. Cold sores, also known as cold sores, can appear anywhere on the body, most commonly the lips. They appear as fluid-filled blisters that can cause tingling, pain, and burning. If you get blisters, they burst and ooze, forming a yellow crust that eventually falls off.
Your body can make antibodies, but if it doesn’t, you could end up with blisters for the rest of your life. Cold sores are usually spread from person to person through close contact.
Some things can trigger outbreaks, like stress, fever, infection, allergies, sunburn. They usually heal well, but sometimes leave scars. Permanent makeup lip tint helps cover unwanted white spots on the lips.
Cold Sore as Temporary Side Effect Of Permanent Lip Tattoo
The irritation of the needle during a lip tattoo can cause blisters. It can disrupt surgery and significantly worsen the healing process. Additionally, pigment loss may occur. In this case, further touch-ups are required to fill in any faded areas. Usually, cold sore pain begins a few days after surgery.
Keep in mind that cold sores can appear on anyone at any time after surgery. This is not a sign of improper treatment or lack of safety, but the skin’s response to surgery.
Working gently with a permanent makeup machine can reduce the risk. Also, keep in mind proper aftercare, moisturizing lips only with creams recommended by the technician. Do not rub, traumatize, touch or scratch the treated area. If scabs appear, do not remove them. People with cold sores need to take antiviral drugs to prevent it.
There should be minimal skin crusting or flaking during the initial healing period. If you experience itching or burning, talk to your doctor, let your permanent makeup artist know, and remember that it’s temporary most of the time. Please do not use home remedies as they can cause permanent damage to your skin.
If you have cold sores or cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus, you can consult your doctor to obtain and take the correct prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks. You can still get a tattoo on your lips.
You must take cold sore medication for touch-ups just like your first surgery. If you have active cold sores, you will need to reschedule your appointment and wait for it to heal completely. Consult your doctor if you are taking antiviral medication for a long time.
How to Treat Cold Sores Before and After a Lip Tattoo
Medication is usually recommended for at least 3 days before surgery and 3 days after surgery. If you suffer from cold sores frequently, you may consider extending your treatment time.
Every situation is different, so different doses may be required. Many doctors will prescribe oral medications:
Follow your doctor’s instructions.
Preventive treatment also includes taking L-lysine supplements. Lysine supplements can help prevent HSV-1 replication and shorten the duration of cold sores. Lysine supplements can also help prevent the development of cold sores in the future. It is important to discuss dosage and use with your doctor or pharmacist.
Some permanent lip gloss customers have noticed a reduction in the appearance of cold sores on their lips. This pigment can provide a protective layer for lip tissue, but there aren’t enough medical studies to confirm this.
Cold sore after lip tattoo