Before My Appointment
No caffeine 24 hours prior
No alcohol 48 hours prior
No exercising the day of the procedure as it will open your pores.
No waxing at least 3 days before your procedure.
No sun exposure for at least 2 weeks before and after your procedure.
No lip injections for 4 weeks before and after your procedure.
No Advil or other blood thinners such as Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen 48-72 hours prior to your appointment. If you have a low pain tolerance, you may take extra strength Tylenol before your procedure.
Avoid having the procedure done during your menstrual cycle. It will cause more bleeding and it might affect the healed result.
If you have ever had a cold sore, you have to consult with your doctor to prescribe antiviral medication (valtrex, acyclovir, etc.) otherwise there is a possibility that you will lose color in the cold sores areas.
Moisturize your lips 3-5 days before your appointment to avoid them drying out during the procedure.