Required Forms: 

Please print and complete the following three forms and bring them with you to your appointment.

General Guidelines for all Procedures:

  • Avoid all aspirin products, niacin, Vitamin E, ibuprofen type products (read labels), fish oils, flaxseed oil, etc..., for one to two weeks prior to procedure (exception is 800 mg ibuprofen 30 minutes prior to your procedure - see below).
  • If you are on any type of prescribed blood thinners, i.e., coumadin, etc., you must have a doctor's permission to stop for approximately 4-5 days prior to your appointment.
  • Purchase frozen peas to reduce the swelling for lips and eyes.
  • Make sure you have Vaseline/Cetaphil Cream and Bacitracin on hand.
  • Drink plenty of water the day prior to having your procedures, pigment is retained more easily in a well-hydrated skin.
  • Avoid alcohol for 2 days prior and caffeine the day of procedure. A glass of wine would probably be ok.
  • For best results, no sun or tanning prior to procedure.
  • For additional comfort, you may choose to take 800 mg of ibuprofen (i.e. Advil or an equivalent store brand) along with an antihistamine such as Benadryl or an equivalent store brand, 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for lip and eye procedures to take 800mg of ibuprofen and a benadryl if you know you can tolerate these medications.
  • Stye ointments work very well for eyes at night.

Additional Guidelines for Eyeliner:

  • Bring your glasses.
  • Please wear eyeliner or brow pencil to your appointment ONLY IF you wear it a very specific way. Do NOT wear mascara.
  • You may wear the eyeliner or brow pencil to your appointment if you need me to see exactly how you wear it
  • If you think you will be nervous, twitchy, or reactive to close work around your eyes, you may consider asking your physician for a one time dose of valium.  You would of course then need a driver to take you home from the procedure.
  • Do not wear your contact lenses (clean contacts can be worn 72 hours after the application of eyeliner).
  • Please buy a new tube of mascara to use after all eyeliner applications.
  • Have frozen peas purchased.
  • I highly recommend using a very lubricating eye drop or ointment after the procedure for three days.

Additional Guidelines for Eyebrows:

  • Bring your favorite eyebrow pencil.
  • Please come to your appointment with your brows penciled on. (Unless you are not sure how you want them to look.)
  • If you have magazine photos of brows you like, please bring them.

Additional Guidelines for Lips:

  • If you have ever had a fever blister or cold sore IN YOUR LIFE, you MUST get a 1000 mg daily prescription for Valacyclovir or other antiviral medication from your doctor or dentist (Acyclovir is an inexpensive alternative to Valtrex).  This must be taken in ORAL form, not cream.  There are no exceptions.  You will need to start the medication one day prior to your procedure.
  • It is very important to moisturize the lips as much as possible, before procedure.
  • Bring your favorite lipsticks.
  • Please check with your Health Care Provider before taking any medication.
  • Valcyclovir is now available generic for Valtrex.
  • Acyclovir is an alternative if you do not have health insurance.