Following these instructions prior to your procedure will help ensure a more relaxed, comfortable, and enjoyable experience.
Please eat something 20-30 minutes prior to your appointment. A combination of protein and carbohydrates are recommended such as cheese and crackers. This keeps your blood sugar steady and helps you to be more comfortable and less sensitive.
Avoid any form of caffeine 2-3 hours prior to your appointment. Caffeine is a stimulant and will heighten your sensitivity.
If you bruise easily, we recommend taking Arnica before procedure and after. Arnica is available at most health food stores.
For eyeliner, if you wear contacts, please wear glasses to studio as no contacts can be worn during or 24 hours after procedure. If you use Latisse, please avoid application for several days prior and after procedure.
For lip procedures, if you are prone to cold sores make sure that you are taking medication to prevent an outbreak. The stimulation from the needle can bring out cold sores and this can ruin the procedure and make the healing process more difficult. Please ask your doctor for a prescription for either Valtrex (1000-1500mg per day for 7 days) or Val Acyclovir (1200mg per day for 7 days). Please start the prescription two days prior to your lip procedure. Continue taking the prescription until finished or until healed (whichever occurs first).
If you are required to take antibiotics before dental procedures, please follow the same instructions from your doctor before your procedure.
If you are on blood thinners, then with your doctor’s knowledge and permissions please stop taking them at least 24 hours before an eyebrow procedure. (Recommended) . You may then take them at the completion of the procedure.
Avoid tanning and tanning beds for the 2 week period leading up to procedure.
Alcohol, Caffeine Advil and Nicotine can cause excessive bleeding and interrupt the healing process of the skin. Do not consume at least 48 hours before procedure. Use within 48 hours of your appointment at your own risk.
Following these simple instructions will make a big difference in the enjoyment and outcome of your procedure.