Clients who have melanin rich skin will also commonly have lips that appear dark. The darker the skin, the darker the lips. In addition, sometimes certain things can exacerbate melanin production such as unprotected over exposure to sun, or injury. In both such cases clients may notice that some areas of the lip are lighter than others and this can be a bothersome issue for both male and females with darker lips.
Having active/over-active melanocytes in the skin, as all darker skinned people do, creates many obstacles in terms of cosmetic skin care treatments. This is because skin trauma can trigger these skin cells into overactive production, sometimes leaving unsightly dark spots or blotches. To that end, correcting lips which are evenly or unevenly dark requires a high level of training, and extensive experience. This treatment must not be done by novice artists.
Dark lip corrections, when done by advanced artists are beautiful. Even colour is restored, contours are perfected, and the lips are given as rosy a blush as is desired or possible given the case. This treatment requires specialized pigments and equipment and is very precisely performed, usually over 2 sessions, to avoid compounding the concern. The art of tattoo is one of the few cosmetic treatments that dark skinned clients can enjoy without risk, when they trust the right artist. Thorough consultations with these corrective treatments are required to set a plan for treatment.Book your consultation