Avoid alcohol at least 24 hours before your appointment.
Do not consume caffeine on the morning of your appointment.
Stop using blood-thinning medications at least 2 days prior, including Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Naproxen, Vitamin E, Turmeric, and Fish Oil. **Confirm with your doctor before stopping any medications!
Skin Care Actives:
Refrain from using skin care actives around the area at least 4-6 weeks prior. This includes Retinol, Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid, other AHAs/BHAs, Niacinamide, and brightening products.
Limit sun exposure and tanning services in the days leading up to your appointment. You cannot be tattooed if your skin is sunburned.
Avoid Skin Treatments:
Do not undergo chemical peels, micro needling, exfoliations, etc., at least 4 weeks before your appointment.
No Lash Serums: Discontinue Use of Lash or Growth Serum 8 Weeks Prior
No Lash Lifts/Tints: at Least 2 Days Prior + 2 Weeks After
No Lash Extensions: Remove Any Lash Extensions Before Your Appointment and Do Not Re-Apply Until 2 Weeks After Your Touch-Up Appointment
No Botox or Fillers: Avoid Botox or fillers at least 6 weeks before and after your appointment.
**History of Cold Sores/Fever Blisters: If you have a history of cold sores and/or fever blisters, you must take antiviral medication (such as Valtrex) every day beginning 1 week before your appointment, the day of, and continue for 1 week after.
Hydrate Lips: If your lips are prone to drying/cracking, please hydrate them in the days leading up to your appointment with an ointment, balm, or mask, such as Aquaphor. Dry, cracked lips are difficult to work with and may result in poor healing.Cold Sore Risk:
**According to the WHO, approximately 2/3 of adults have HSV-1, the virus that causes cold sores, and may not even be aware of it. Lip blushing can activate this virus and cause an outbreak. To play it safe, consider taking Lysine, an amino acid supplement available over the counter, in the days leading up to your appointment. It has been shown to help prevent outbreaks.