LIPS BEFORE CARE

• If you are under a physicians care you must obtain a release from him/her prior to your procedure.

• Fillers or Botox should be done 6 weeks prior to your procedure and 6 weeks after your procedure.

• Do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat expands the pores.

• No Sun, sweating, or tanning prior to the procedure.

• Do not have a tan/sunburn on your face prior to your procedure. • Do NOT take blood thinners (Aspirin, Coumadin, Tylenol, Niacin, Ibuprofen) 72 hours prior to your procedure.

• You must have written permission from your physician if you are taking Coumadin or Heparin.

• You MUST be off Retin-A, Retinol, or Retinods for 7 days prior to your procedure and avoid using on or around the area for 30 days after. If used before 30 days, it can cause the pigments to fade prematurely.

• You have to be off Accutane for 1 year.

• Avoid alcohol or caffeine prior to your procedure, this will minimize any oozing or swelling after the procedure.

• Getting a procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make you hypersensitive at the procedure.

• If there are any blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, irritation of the skin of any kind, moles or other skin imperfections in or around the area of the procedure, the procedure will be rescheduled until the blemish or area of concern is gone.

• Come without any makeup.

• VERY IMPORTANT: If you ever had a chicken pox, a fever blister, or a COLD SORE, you will need an antiviral prescription from your doctor before the lip procedure. You must take Zovirax, Valtrex, or other antiviral pre and post procedure to prevent the outbreak of cold sores. Physicians usually instruct to take it 2 days before. This procedure will bring out the virus if not medicated beforehand.