30 days before procedure:

1. Avoid botox and fillers around the lip area.
2. Avoid glycolic acid, chemical peels, and laser treatments on the face.
3. Avoid retinols and anti-aging creams eg., retin.

2 weeks before procedure:

1. Avoid all facials, bleaching treatments, or waxing around the lip area.
2. Avoid extensive sun exposure and sunburn on the face.

1 week before procedure:

1. Avoid motrin, advil, ibuprofen, naproxen (tylenol acetaminophen is ok to consume).
2. Avoid fish oils, dha supplements, tumeric, vitamin e, niacin (or anything that could cause blood thinning).
If any of the above are taken for medical purpose, please consult with your physician. 3. Keep your lips well hydrated with a good lip balm.
If you have been prone to any type of cold sores (herpes simplex virus) or you may have the herpes simplex virus that lies dormant in your system, this procedure could cause an outbreak. It is best to consult with your doctor and upon your doctor’s recommendation, take doctor-perscribed medication such as acyclovir, zovirax, or valtrex before, day of, and after the lip procedure to help prevent or lessen the severity of an outbreak.

1-3 days before procedure:

1. Avoid alcohol (especially red wine).
2. Avoid coffee or tea (decaffeinated is okay).
3. Gently exfoliate your lips 2 days prior to your procedure, 2times/day (you could use sugar
And coconut oil mixture for a natural exfoliate).
4. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water(the first sign of dehydration is dry lips).

Day of procedure:

1. Avoid intense activity(light yoga and walking are ok).
2. You can wear your normal makeup on the day of procedure.
3. It is encouraged to bring your favourite lip stick or liner with you to your appointment or photos of lip shapes and colours you prefer.

aftercare guidelines

1. Use damp gauze to gently dab your lips to remove any lymph fluid every hour for 5 hours after the appointment. Only do this for the first day. This is a very important step because if this mostly clear, yellowish fluid is not removed, it can cause scabbing, and more scabbing means less retention of the pigment, don’t be alarmed if a little pigment comes off onto the gauze. That is from the lymph fluid and completely normal.
2. If your lips are really sore or swollen, you can take a pain reliever or anti-inflammatory medication like advil or a more natural alternative like arnica pills. Apply ice to your lips off and on to help relieve swelling.
3. Ointment A&D will be provided to the client. Only use this on the lips and gently apply with a clean Q-tip a very light layer as needed for 7 days to help moisturize. Only a very thin layer to allow the lip skin to breathe.
4. Avoid touching lips with fingers, picking or peeling your lip skin.
5. Avoid toothpaste on lips and use gentle dental care during the healing process.
6. Blot with a tissue, don’t rub during healing.
7. Drink through a straw until healing is complete.
8. To avoid infection, do not kiss until scabs have completely come off.
9. No conventional lipstick be worn during the healing process or ant petroleum products.
10. Use medication for cold sores if necessary.
11. Stay out of direct sun exposure. Once healed, use a chapstick with SPF to help prevent loss of color.
12. No smoking until fully healed.
13. No soaps or alpha hydroxy’s until fully healed.
14. Do not evaluate lip results until 21 days after the procedure.
15. The color of the lips you leave the appointment with (dark color) is not your final color(it can fade up to 40-50%).
16. The final color will be soft and natural.
17. Perfecting/follow-up touch-up appointment should take place 6-8 weeks following the initial lup procedure(if neccessary).

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