I have always been self conscious about my lips. This insecurity caused me to wear lipstick and lip liner constantly. I believe the insecurity came from my lips being very thin and lacking color. In fact, the color of my lips actually blended into my skin tone causing me to look as if if I didn't wear something.
Approximately 5 years ago, I had my lips tattooed by a local permanent make-up facility. At this time, I was able to have a dental hygiene person put several shots in my mouth to lessen the expected pain. As a result, I ended up falling asleep while the procedure was taking place. Afterwards my lips swelled unbelievably large. I have small lips to begin with, so I was naturally quite shocked and in significant pain over the next few days until the swelling went down. My intent was to have a dark deep pink color. In the end, I had several purple blotches, a thick purple liner which was slightly uneven on the lower corners of my mouth. Although I achieved more color than I had, I was still self conscious about the results and continued to wear lipstick and liner over it.
Recently Debra Dassion corrected the purple blotches and liner. She did this by countering purple with a coral color. The next step will be to add color. However, I can honestly say that the experience is markedly different from my first procedure. There was minimal swelling that lasted one night, minimal pain with only topical anesthetic, and best of all the purple discolorations are gone. I am no longer self conscious as I have normal color, natural looking but slightly larger lips as a result of taking the liner to the outward edges. I love it and look forward to adding more color for the final result. At this point, I am very impressed with Debra's ability, as my shape has never been better and the color is so much better than ever before. I have already and continue to highly recommend Debra for anyone considering this procedure.