Q: Should I bring anything to the treatment that will help?
A: Yes, please bring any items used daily, i.e lip pencils and lipsticks. This is helpful to see what colour tones you use and feel comfortable with.
Q: I have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex); will this prevent me having treatment?
A: No, however, whilst permanent make up does not ‘cause’ cold sores, a known history subsequently means you carry the virus. Due to the type of procedure in permanent make up, it can be known to waken the virus, which lies dormant in the body. It is recommended you apply an antiviral drug 5 days pre treatment and 5 days post treatment to help minimize any risk.
Q: What if I have a cold sore on the day of treatment?
A: A visible cold sore on the day of treatment would be recommended to postpone for at least 14 days after cold sore is totally healed.
Q: I have just had collagen fillers in my lips, can I still have permanent make up?
A: Yes, providing there is no bruising or swelling to the areas and your treatment is a minimum 14 days after your collagen treatment.
Q: Can I wax or bleach my lip prior to treatment?
A: If you are to wax or bleach your lip, please ensure this is carried out 14 days prior to your lip treatment.
During Treatment Questions
Q: Are Lip procedures more painful?
A: Lips are more sensitive compared to the brows or eyes; this is due to an increased blood supply and greater surface. A topical numbing cream can be used prior to treatment to ease any discomfort to you.
Q: Is there just one Lip treatment available?
A: No, there are various options based on your desired result and lip size. Please refer to ‘Lip Treatments’ for a detailed description. All of this will be discussed in your consultation too.
Q: How will my lips look and feel straight after treatment?
A: Lips will generally feel sore and there maybe slight swelling, which is normal. During the next 2 to 5 days your lips will feel dry and flaky during its healing process. The colour selected for your lips will be darker, more intense version of your preferred colour worn daily. Reason for this is due to the healing of your lips after treatment. Lips are a process; one you will most benefit from 3-4 weeks after your first treatment.
Q: Should I avoid specific foods?
A: It would be advised to avoid spicy or salty foods whilst the lips are healing.