How to Prepare for Permanent Lip Color

Updated: Aug 7, 2019


If you have had history of one or more cold sores, fever blisters, or mouth ulcers, a procedure is likely to reactivate the problem. It is recommended to take any prescription or over-the counter medications that your doctor has recommended/prescribed for at least 5 days prior to your procedure and 5 days after. The majority of the population caries the viruses responsible for these outbreaks, and this procedure will probably cause a sore to surface if you do not prepare.

• Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly, or redden, it is advised not to make social plans for the same day. Lip liner may appear “crusty” for up to one week.

• Please wear your normal make-up to the procedure and bring your favorite lip liner pencils and lipsticks.

• If unwanted hair is normally removed in the area to be treated (tweezing or waxing) the hair removal should be done at least 24 hours prior to appointment. Electrolysis should not be done within 5 days of the procedure. Do no resume any method of hair removal around your lips for 2 weeks following your procedure.

• You won’t be able to go swimming, tanning, steam bathing, get facials, or expose your brows to the sun for at least two weeks after, so plan any vacations accordingly!

• Please exfoliate and moisturize your lips once a day for three days before your procedure.

• Allergy testing of the pigment is recommended before the planned procedure.

• Limit the use of aspirin or ibuprofen prior to your scheduled procedure.

• Please allow for at least 3-4 hours for full lip color.

• Please bring a blanket if you get cold easily and feel free to bring a friend!

• I absolutely love kids, but minors are not allowed in the salon per state laws.


BLOOD THINNING AGENTS

The day before and day of do not drink alcohol or take anticoagulation medications (blood thinners). These substances may cause excess bleeding, which will inhibit your skin from being able to take pigment as well and heal properly. This could also cause other health hazards.

If you are on prescription blood thinners, you must get permission from your doctor if you want to temporarily stop taking them for a few days. It is recommended to get permission to pause them for three days prior to your appointment.

Examples of over-the-counter blood thinners: Aspirin, Fish Oil Supplements, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen, Advil, Anacin, Aleve, Alka-Seltzer, BC Powders, Motrin, Midol, etc.

Examples of prescription blood thinners: Warfarin (Coumadin), Pradaxa, Elequis, Xarelto, Plavix (Clopidogrel), Prasugrel, Brilinta, Cilostazol, Aggrenox, etc.


A FEW OTHER DETAILS

• Allergy testing of the pigment is recommended before your appointment, but you have the option to waive this. Please let me know if you would like to schedule a spot test, which will need to happen two weeks before your appointment.

• If you have even a mild concern about an allergy or illness, please tell me about it. When you schedule your appointment, my system will ask you some pre-qualifying questions to make sure you are a good candidate for Permanent Eyeliner. Please list everything you know about cosmetic substances that have had a negative effect on your skin. (If you happen to not be a good candidate, your deposit will be refunded.) You will also be asked to fill out and sign a waiver in the salon. Feel free to email me for a copy if you would like to see this form ahead of time. If you are sick the day of your procedure, we will need to reschedule your appointment.

If you follow all of these preparations, I am confident that you will have an amazing experience! Let me know if you have any other questions leading up to your appointment.

-Rachael

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