A perfect pout for Christmas

Beauty treatments are forever evolving, developing and improving. As a total beauty addict myself and the quest for a “less time in front of the mirror” approach, I’m always looking out for the next “must do”. The latest treatment on the menu is the cherry lip glow! A semi-permanent tinting treatment that adds a pop of colour to your lips.

What is the cherry lip glow?

By using a technique similar to nano-needling, small apertures are made into the lips to allow serums and colour pigment to absorb into the skin. These tiny, microscopic holes close up very quickly, sealing in the serum and colour. When using the hyaluronic acid serum, the texture and firmness are improved along with hydration. The pigment is applied in the same technique.

What is the difference between lip blushing and the cherry lip technique?

The difference is purely the type of needle and depth used for blushing. With cherry lips, the implantation is just below the surface, thus making it a pain-free treatment and very minimal downtime compared with blushing. With cherry lips, the longevity is less, but it allows you to change the colour. With blushing, it can last a few years. 

What is the procedure?

Firstly, the lips are cleansed, and hyaluronic acid is applied. Gentle movements are used over the lips. You should only feel the vibration of the machine. The serum is left for a few minutes to soak in.

After the pigment is applied, the treatment finishes with a hydrating lip mask and balm. 

How many treatments do you need?

This depends on how long you want the results to last and the depth of colour you are looking to achieve. It’s recommended two to four treatments are necessary with a two to four-week interval. It lasts around four months, but that does depend on how many times you find yourself under the mistletoe at Christmas this year!

Is there downtime?

There is no downtime to this treatment, although it’s recommended that you don’t eat anything for a few hours afterwards. Your lips will feel plumper and slightly swollen after the procedure, but any swelling goes down very quickly. 

This treatment is available at the Kutting Room in Praia da Luz for 55€ per treatment or 140€ for a course of three. 

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