What Should I Do to Prepare for the Procedure?
- Alpha-Hydroxyl Acids (AHA’s), steroid creams and any other skin peels should be avoided for 2 weeks prior to your procedure. - Any waxing should be done at least a week prior to procedure to minimize any irritation.
- Avoid alcohol, aspirin, or anything else that may thin blood for at least 3 days prior to your appointment, with your physicians consent.
If you are on blood thinners talk to your physician about your permanent cosmetic plans before your consultation.
- If you have ANY history of cold sores (herpes) or fever blisters you need to obtain a prescription medication from your physician such as Zorivax, Famvir, or Valtrex prior to any lip procedure. This medication should be taken at least 2 days prior, the day of, and 2 days after your lip procedure so you can avoid any outbreaks. If you insist you have no history of cold sores, you will be required to sign a Cold Sore Release form before your lip procedure.
- If you have diabetes, a heart condition, or other such serious medical condition you MUST obtain a signed note of approval from your physician written on the physician’s prescription pad which states that your doctor consents to your chosen permanent makeup procedure(s).