Pre Care Instructions

Lip Blush Pre-Care


You have chosen to have lip blushing done here at West Valley Dermatology. We are going to go over a few things that you should know about before receiving the treatment. 


  1. 3 days prior to your lip blush appointment, get sugar and honey and exfoliate your lips. This will ensure that your lips will be hydrated. 
  2. Please try to avoid sun exposure to your face if you sunburn easily. If you have a sunburn we will have to reschedule. 
  3. Please do not get a chemical peel a week prior to your appointment. 
  4. If you have botox or filler appointments, try to schedule them after your lip blush has healed (4-6 weeks)
  5. If you have a desire to wax, please note that this must be done 3-4 days prior to your appointment. 
  6. If you tend to consume caffeine of any sort ie. coffee or energy drinks, please refrain from consuming 1-2 days prior to the scheduled appointment. 
  7. If possible, do not work out 24 hours prior to the appointment or participate in any heavy sweat activities
  8. Do not take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, fish oil or advil/ibuprofen 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment as they are blood thinners. If you have any medical necessities towards these, please get a doctor’s approval to stop taking these medicines for 48 hours prior to your appointment.

Brow Pre Care Instructions

Pre-care for any permanent cosmetic procedure is equally as important as aftercare. If you do not prepare your skin correctly, you run the risk of complications during or after the procedure which can greatly affect your healing results.

Please read through and follow these pre-care instructions promptly. If it will make it easier for you to remember, please screenshot these pre-care instructions and set a reminder on your phone so you do not forget.

  1. abstain from any hard workouts 48 hours prior to your procedure.
  2. no ibuprofen, aspirin, Advil, or any other blood thinners 48hours prior.
  3. no niacin or vitamin E 48 hours prior
  4. no alcohol or caffeine 48 hours prior
  5. avoid the sun and indoor tanning for at least one week prior
  6. no fish oils, prenatals, hair/skin/nail supplements one week prior.
  7. discontinue Retin-A or AHA treatments six weeks prior. Patients cannot receive permanent cosmetics if they are currently or have been in the last six months taking an oral vitamin a regimen such as Accutane.
  8. drink lots and lots of water the days leading up to your appointment
  9. avoid Botox and filler on the fore head, temple, and eye area if receiving brows, and around the mouth if receiving lips. They should be avoided one month prior to procedure for those who do not receive regular injectables.
  10. For brows- no brow waxing, tinting, or threading one week prior. The more natural hair growth you have the better
  11. avoid chemical peels, Microderm abrasion, micro needling, derma planning or facials for four weeks prior to procedure.
  12. lips- if you are prone to cold sores, please medicate with Valtrex at least 2 days prior, and after appt. to prevent a breakout. This will lower the possibility of a breakout.
    lips- keep lips hydrated. Cracked lips cannot be lip blushed.

I highly recommend not scheduling your procedure within 2 to 3 weeks of any event such as family photos, a wedding, or a vacation

Post-care instructions will be given after your appointment.