Before Your Lip Blush Appointment
I recommend the following to ensure that your skin is in the best condition as possible for the procedure:
- If your appointment is during a cold sore outbreak, your procedure cannot be performed. If you do not have cold sores, it is still highly recommended for you to go to your family doctor and get Zovirax or another antiviral medication prescribed to take 5 days prior procedure, the day of, and 5 days after as a precaution. Cold sores is herpes simplex virus and many are not aware that they are a carrier of the virus as the signs are not always visible until it is triggered. Lip blush can trigger cold sores if you are a carrier of this virus therefore as a precaution, it is recommended that you take antiviral medication as cold sores can affect the healing result.
- 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)
- Exfoliates, creams containing Glycolic Acid, Retin-A, Renova, and Alpha Hydroxy 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.