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Before your appointment

As a necessary precaution, we require ALL of our Lip clients to take an anti-viral medication for a total of 5 days (2 days prior to procedure, 1 day-of, and 2 days post-procedure).

Examples of antiviral medications: Zovirax, Famvir or Valtrex. This rule holds true for each and every time you have any lip tattoo. You will need to contact your physician in order to obtain your prescription strength anti-viral medication. You must inform them of your decision to have permanent cosmetics applied to your lips and they will need to call your prescription in for you to pick up at your pharmacy.


  • Under 18 years of age

  • Pregnant 

  • Using Accutane or have used Accutane in the last year

  • Someone with very dark existing permanent makeup (consultation first)

  • Diabetes type 1 or 2

  • Skin diseases such as Psoriasis and Eczema or Rosacea on the area being treated

  • On thyroid medication

  • On blood thinners


  • Begin your Anti-Viral medication 2 days prior to procedure.

  • NO alcohol, caffeine 48 hours prior to the appointment

  • Avoid sun and tanning bed one week prior to the procedure.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.

  • Discontinue Retin-A, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) at least 6 weeks prior

  • Must wait a minimum 6 months after lip fillers and 6 weeks after touch-up. It is possible to have poor color retention in lips that have had injections within 6-12.

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