Lip Prep

Please refer to our 'Policy' pages to learn more about our policies

*Understand that fever blisters/cold sores are a very common side effect of lip tattooing, but ONLY if you have had them in the past. Lip tattooing will not cause fever blisters/cold sores if you've never had any. We strongly suggest getting your doctor or dentist to prescribe an oral medication such as Valtrex prior to any lip procedures. 


*If you ever suffered from fever blisters/cold sores, you need to take Valtrex 2 days prior procedure, on the day of the procedure and 2 days after the procedure.


*If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with your physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on the lips. Most physicians are giving a 3 week "ok" after lip filler injections like collagen or Restylane. 

 

*If the lip surgery involves an incision (such as with a lip implant), the incision needs to mature a minimum of 6 months before tattooing on top of it. 


*If you are required to take an antibiotic pre-med before dental treatments, you should consult with your doctor and take it before any permanent makeup lip procedure. 


*For best numbing and color results, gently exfoliate your lips daily for a week before with a sugar scrub (can be made easily with sugar granules and honey.)

*ARNICA IS AMAZING TO KEEP SWELLING AND BRUISING AWAY! You can purchase Arnica homeopathic tablets and take them as directed. We recommend 5 tablets under your tongue 3 times a day every day for 10 days prior to your procedure. Continue this for 10 days after. It really works wonders!