BEFORE THE TREATMENT
Q. Should I bring my favourite lipstick?
A. If your aim is to have your favourite lipstick recreated, please bring it with you to the treatment. This will enable the artist to custom blend an appropriate permanent cosmetics pigment.
Q. Can permanent cosmetics cause cold sores?
A. Permanent cosmetics do not cause cold sores, however, if you carry the virus, it lays dormant in the body and can be aroused by the treatment.
Q. I already have cold sores, can I have a lip treatment?
A. If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex) we advise you to contact your General Practitioner to obtain the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks, or obtain and use your regular medication from your local chemist. You should use for one week before and one week after your treatment. This can help to minimise an outbreak.
Q. I have a cold sore on my lip at the moment; can I have a lip treatment?
A. No. The outbreak must be fully healed in order for a permanent cosmetics lip treatment to be performed.
Q. Can I have a lip wax or bleaching treatment before a lip treatment?
A. You should not undertake a lip wax or bleaching treatment for at least two weeks prior to your permanent cosmetics lip treatment.
Q. Will it hurt?
A. Lips can be a little more sensitive than brows or eyes, due to the larger surface area and greater blood supply. We do our very best to reduce discomfort by using topical numbing cream throughout the treatment.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
Q. What will my lips look like immediately after the treatment?
A. You may experience some swelling and redness immediately after the treatment. After this you may experience tenderness, flaking, dryness, swelling and redness for approximately 2-5 days after the treatment. If you are feeling less than 100% healthy it may take longer for your treatment to heal and symptoms may appear more prominent.
Q. Are there any foods I should avoid after the treatment?
A. If you have had a lip treatment, you should avoid eating spicy and salty foods until the area has healed. You should also drink liquids through a straw.