If your appointment is booked during an outbreak of cold sores on your lips the procedure may not be done. Please be aware that you have the simplex virus herpes, you may awaken an outbreak following this treatment. Even if you don’t have a history of cold sores/herpes in the past. Valtrex is an oral medication and we highly recommended this to get a prescription from a doctor. 

  • Please apply vaseline daily for 7 days prior to your appointment

  • Please use arnica 3 days prior to your appointment

The following vitamins must be started 1-week prior Lip procedure:

  1. L-Lysine
  2. Red Algae Plus.
  3. Valtrex (Please ask your physician for a prescription. Take 1 pill each day for 3 days right before your lip procedure
  • Do NOT get lip injections 4 weeks before and after this treatment.

  • Do NOT drink coffee or any caffeine on the day of the procedure

  • Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure

  • Do NOT workout on the day of the procedure

  • Do NOT consume Advil, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, fish oil supplements, omega-3, unless medically necessary or any blood-thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay)

  • Exfoliators, creams containing Glycolic Acid, Retin-A, Renova, and Alpha Hydroxyls Acid (AHAs) at least 72 hours before the procedure

  • Chemical peels and laser treatments should be avoided within 4 weeks of the procedure

  • If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least 1 year before considering this procedure.

Each client’s skin will respond differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, and the number of sessions needed for your desired results and color retention.

This information acts as a guideline only, and we cannot guarantee your results.

After your lip session, please GENTLY blot your lips for every few hours with a water damped paper towel/cotton pad to ensure that body fluid does not sit on top of your lips and start to form scabs. Please DO NOT rub and drag, it is a gentle blot (press and lift). Moisturize with the aftercare ointment provided to you. Moisturize as often as you like.


After Care

The following must be avoided during the healing process:

  • Picking, peeling or scratching the treated area, touching with dirty fingers

  • Sleeping on your face as it will cause premature scabbing

  • Activities that will cause sweating (i.e. working out, sports, etc.) for 2 weeks

  • Wetting lips for too long as it will cause premature scabbing. We want the scabs to stay on as long as possible and let them shed naturally.

  • Soaps, shampoos or other cleansers on the treated area for the first 7 days

  • Keep your face away from the shower stream for 2 weeks

  • Swimming, jacuzzis, sauna, steam, hot bath or other bodies of water for 2 weeks

  • Sun tanning, UV/UVA rays or chemicals for 30 days

  • Smoke, dust, dirt and debris for the first 7 days

  • Any facials, laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Glycolic acid for 30 days

  • Touching the treated area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab

  • Application of any makeup to the treated area for 2 weeks

  • Vaseline, moisturizer, Neosporin or other petroleum-based products while healing

  • Applying any anti-acne products or lightening creams such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.   

  • Drink plenty of water the week of your appointment to hydrate lips. And use chapstick or Vaseline for a week leading to appointment to moisturize lips, chapped lips cannot be worked on.


Healing Phases

Each client’s skin will respond differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, and the number of sessions needed for your desired results and color retention. Your lips may be swollen after getting your lip tattoo, you may ice them to bring down the swelling. Never apply ice directly. Put ice into a ziplock bag and cover with a paper towel. 

  • Be careful as you put on your shirt or other garments over your face that you don’t wipe your new tattoo accidentally. 

  • In case of food, it may be challenging the first day. Try to eat with a spoon or fork and avoid eating messy foods that will require you to wipe your mouth or lick your lips. 

  • Makeup on the lips must be avoided for a week to avoid an infection, loss of color or damage to your new lip tattoo. 

  • Avoid biting, licking and touching your lips as much as possible. 

  • Keep lips moist for a week by using either Vaseline or Aquaphor. Apply several times a day to avoid dry, cracked lips. 

  • Avoid direct sunlight to your lips as much as possible. Sunlight will disrupt the healing process and will cause the lip tattoo to fade much quicker. Even after the lip tattoo has healed, be consistent with applying sunscreen to prolong your new lip tattoo. 

  • Lip tattoos take 1-3 sessions for the desired color.


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