*Important Note: Do NOT discontinue any medications that are prescribed by a physician or which are necessary for your health!
If you have a condition that requires you to take antibiotics before a dental visit, you must check with your doctor to determine if antibiotics are needed for permanent cosmetics.
To prevent bleeding, please do not (where possible):
• Take Asprin/blood thinners 3-5 days before treatment
• Consume alcohol 24-48 hours before treatment
THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THESE RULES. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.
If you are pregnant, you must have a signed release from your doctor (most doctors will approve of this treatment since cosmetic tattooing only deals with the superficial skin layers.)
Hair Removal / Tinting
Hair removal may be done prior to your procedure (e.g., tweezing, waxing, etc.). Permanent hair removal should not be done five days before or after the procedure. No tint or henna 6 weeks before the procedure.
Botox should be given 4 weeks prior to this procedure.
Skin treatments such as Retin-A that thin the skin in the procedure area must be discontinued for at least 30 days prior to the procedure. Accutane users must be off Accutane for at least one year. Check with your dermatologist about specific medications.
Procedures cannot be performed over fresh sunburns, including those caused by tanning beds. You must wait until the burn heals.
Begin your Anti-Viral medication 2 days prior to procedure.
Do not work out 48 hours before procedure.
NO alcohol, caffeine or stimulants 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
Avoid Fish Oil, Primrose Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements for a minimum of 48 hours prior to 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.
Wait six months after lip implant and get written clearance from your surgeon.