Lip Neutralization in Nairobi

lip neutralization in nairobi


Restoring Lip Symmetry

What is Lip Neutralization?

Thrive Aesthetics is the only reputable clinic that offers the lip neutralization in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s a specialized treatment for those with cool, or dark-toned, lips. It is a procedure often performed on clients with darker skin tones or those whose lips have darkened over time due to weather conditions, hyperpigmentation, or underlying medical issues.

It involves injecting neutralizing ink pigments into the lip area to balance darker tones and enhance the natural lip colour, shape, and symmetry. The treatment creates a subtle, rather than saturated, effect to ensure natural-looking results. Whilst injectables (lip fillers) are great for adding permanent volume to the lip area, lip neutralization is perfect for adding definition and fullness.

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What are The Benefits of Lip Neutralization?

Lip neutralization has many benefits for those who decide to take the plunge. Most obviously, it creates lighter, pinker-looking lips, meaning the amount of time spent applying lipstick, lip-liner and lip-gloss to the area is significantly reduced.

The treatment can also boost pigmentation in dark or ageing lips, enhance lip symmetry and colour-correct scarring. It is also a brilliant technique for creating fuller-looking lips without the use of injectables or surgery.


What is The Difference Between Lip Blush and Lip Neutralization?

Lip blushing is a cosmetic tattoo designed to enhance the natural beauty of the lip area. Using coloured pigment, the lip blush technique aims to improve the shape of the lip, ultimately helping to create the illusion of fuller, more defined lips without the need for fillers. However, for those with darker, hyper-pigmented lips, the lip blush technique is not always a viable option.

To create a pinker pout, dark lips must first undergo a process called ‘lip neutralization’. Whilst lip blush requires injecting red/pink pigment into the lip area, often to make them darker, lip neutralization involves lightening the area to achieve the same results.


What is The Cost of Lip Neutralization in Nairobi?

The cost of lip neutralization in Nairobi typically ranges around Kshs 42,000/$420. Thrive Aesthetics offers the most affordable pricing for top-quality lip treatments, ensuring exceptional results.


What to Expect From a Lip Neutralization Procedure

As lip neutralization can be a complex procedure, only to be performed by specialized technicians, the treatment is often broken down into 2-4 sessions. We have explored the details of each session below:


It is always important for a client to attend an initial consultation with their chosen practitioner. This allows both sides to truly understand what the client hopes to achieve from the treatment. It is also a chance for the practitioner to explain exactly how the process works, and what the client can expect by the end of the entire course.



During the first session, a neutralizing pigment is injected into the area to correct the cool tones in the lips. Blue shades are neutralized using an orange-based pigment, and yellow ink is used to balance purple tones.



Unlike the lip blush technique, it may take 1-3 sessions of lip neutralization to achieve the desired result. Each session is scheduled at least six weeks apart and the practitioner should adjust their technique to meet individual requirements.



Once the lips have been neutralized and made a few shades lighter, a client is then able to undergo a lip blush treatment if desired. This means that they can choose a specific colour to inject into the lip area to create a fuller, pinker-looking pout.


How to Prepare for Lip Neutralization

Though lip neutralisation is a fairly low-risk procedure, there are some circumstances in which the treatment should be avoided. These include:

  • If you are pregnant or nursing.
  • If you are taking blood-thinning medication.
  • If you suffer from cold sores.

Before booking in for any semi-permanent makeup procedure, it is always a good idea to check in with your practitioner to assess any potential risks.

For optimal results, make sure you do the following prior to any procedure:

  • Exfoliate the lips for three days before your procedure.
  • For 48 hours before your appointment, make sure to avoid any type of blood thinner. These include alcohol, coffee, ibuprofen, Tylenol, aspirin, and fish oil.


Potential Side Effects of Lip Neutralization

As with any permanent or semi-permanent procedure, a lip neutralization treatment may cause infection or trigger an allergic reaction. Poor technique can also result in uneven application and unsatisfactory results. That is why it is so important to choose a licensed technician that only works with sterile equipment and has lots of experience.

Most side effects associated with lip neutralization are mild. Most clients will experience some degree of swelling and increased redness. Some clients may suffer bruising around the area, although this is less common.



Following your lip neutralization procedure, it is important to adhere to the instructions provided by your technician. During the first few days after your procedure, the lip area may experience a little discomfort and swelling. However, this should subside within a few days.

For the first four to eight hours following your procedure, you may want to apply an ice pack for ten to fifteen minutes at a time to reduce any swelling and discomfort.

If scabs begin to appear, do not pick, scratch, or rub the treated area. Certain balms or creams can be used to ease discomfort or irritation. However, always consult with your technician on the best options. Avoid using soap, cleansing products or makeup on the affected area for at least seven days following the treatment.


So that’s it! Everything you need to know about lip neutralization.

Looking for a qualified lip neutralization technician around Nairobi? Thrive Aesthetics and Brow Revamp are well-renowned by some of East Africa’s most talented semi-permanent makeup technicians. For life-changing lip blush and lip neutralization in Nairobi, reach us at +254112485103 to book your initial consultation today.

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