Dark Lip neutralization is a specialized treatment for those with cool or dark-toned lips. This procedure is a unique and gradual process that works to both even-out lip tone as well as brighten naturally darker lips. This is aimed to neutralize or create an even-tone across both top and bottom lip for a consistent lip tone.

The Dark lip Neutralization procedure requires advanced knowledge in color theory and experience in layering techniques as the neutralizing lip color is applied over a few sessions. In order to neutralize the lip color and correct the skin undertones, a complementary neutralizing color is applied that counteracts with the cool or dark tones of the persons lips.

Dark Lip Micropigmentation is suitable for anyone looking even out or enhance their lip tone and is popular for both women and men. Typically, this treatment requires 3 or more sessions to yield the desired results.

Dark Lip Neutralization – The Process

Step 1. Consultation*: Who can get dark lip color correction?

You can get the Dark lip correction treatment done if you have a case of hyperpigmentation and melanin-rich lips. Not everyone is eligible for this procedure. You may be more suitable for the Blush lip procedure.

During the consultation session, you are questioned about existing skin conditions, trauma, hormonal disorders, etc., to better understand the cause of pigmented lips. The consultation, which is part of the initial procedure is also essential to decide what pigments can be used and determine the skin healing reactions to the wounds. Each body and its dermal layers recover differently- some may heal lighter or darker than their skin tone after the initial procedure.

We will also discuss in this consultation about certain after-effects of the permanent makeup for dark lips. 

* Consultation and initial procedure can be done on the same day after vetting

Step 2. First Session of Dark Lip Neutralization Treatment

Ethnic or dark lip-coloring is a complex procedure that requires knowledge and experience of color theory and color-mixing. In the first sitting of dark lip correction, the main goal is to neutralize the cool tones, especially for ethnic skin tones. This session will help to reduce the darkness of lips by using warm/orange-based pigments. The darker the original color of the skin, the warmer and brighter the pigments we will be choosing.

This means the initial color we tattoo has be orange! If any other color is used we risk darkening your lips further or having absolutely no results at all. When healed at 6 weeks, 80% of most if not all of the darkness in your lips will be covered and your lips will have a nude-pink even tone. Note that results cannot be guaranteed.

After the first session of the neutralization process, the healing period can extend anywhere between six to eight weeks, sometimes even more (depending on the individual). During these weeks, the pigment color will start to fade. Just after the procedure, the lips may appear bright orange, yellow, pink or red. This intensity will remain the same for about five days to up to a week.

After around two weeks, the brightness obtained from the first neutralization session will begin to decline once the pigment starts to interact with the melanin of the body. The intensity will go down to roughly 60% of what it was initially.

Depending upon the final color achieved after the first procedure and its healing process, the second session could either be the second cycle of naturalization or the use of targeted pigment color.

If you achieve an even-toned, light canvass after one round of neutralization, you can use targeted pigments. However, in general, canceling the darkness or neutralizing the skin color takes about two to three sessions.

Step 3. Dark Lip Neutralization Treatment – Additional Sessions

Once we decide if the results are good enough and that the skin has reached a lighter and even color, the colored tattooing using targeted pigments can begin.

Targeted pigment colors will include warmer and brighter shades. In the coloring phase of the treatment, the use of pinks and reds is common. When dealing with darker skin tones, we will avoid pigments of blue, violet, or carbon black.

It is important to note that this procedure cannot guarantee you a definite lip color. The only promise is that you will get lighter and brighter lips, but one cannot determine the actual shade beforehand. The results ultimately depend upon the healing procedure and how the body reacts to the pigments introduced by microinjections.

The Dark Lip Neutralization Treatment also enhances the natural shape and provides slight upliftment to the lips and a more symmetrical look.

A little science behind the procedure…

The skin color is determined by cells known as melanocytes. These melanocytes are in the epidermis of the body and secrete a substance known as melanin. Melanin primarily acts as a defense mechanism against the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. But it is also responsible for imparting skin and lip color.

In the dark lip Neutralization treatment, artificial pigments of different shades are tattooed onto the lips. The pigments enter the body and interact directly with the melanin. Depending on the pigments injected and their reaction with melanin, you can obtain a new lip color. Since there is no way to predetermine the final color accurately, a particular shade cannot be guaranteed by this procedure.

However, the process does ensure that darker lips are left with a much lighter, brighter, and even-toned. This process can also enhance light-colored lips into plump peachy sets of lips.

This technique has attracted a lot of attention throughout the years and has become quite popular among both men and women alike. However, some artists are hesitant to practice this treatment. Permanent makeup for dark lip neutralization is an expert technique that requires skill and knowledge.

Pigmenta has developed a safe and reliable technique for Dark Lip Neutralization through years of experience. Please call or text 7815351570 for inquiries or to make an appointment.

First initial Dark Lip Neutralization $1175.00
Second session Dark Lip Neutralization $675.00
Third session Dark Lip Neutralization $375.00
6-12 month Dark Lip Neutralization boost: $500.00
12-24 months Dark Lip Neutralization boost:   $750.00
Over 2 years initial price