You’re Ready. How do you get started?
It begins with a Consultation. We have several options available.
FREE – On-line estimate
This is just a “quick-quote” process to give you an idea of cost for your
restoration service. The on-line evaluation is not designed to replace the face-to-
face design consultation which will be completed at the time you have your
restoration service. If you have a medical condition, require corrective work or a re-design services to another artists’ work; or if you would like to have a
patch test, you will need to schedule a face-to-face consult prior to your service.
Please go to our Free Evaluation Page to learn more.
30-Minute “Mini- Consult” – To Preview Artistry & Meet the Artist
This is a face-to-face design and evaluation appointment with one of our Restoration Artists. The in-office consult fee is $50 dollars. The consultation fee will be applied towards the cost of the procedure, if scheduled within 30 days of the consult appointment.
(The fee will be forfeited if the procedure is not booked within this time frame).
A face-to-face consultation gives you an opportunity to meet with your artist and
determine if Permanent Lip Enhancement (Cosmetic or Medical) is for you. Additionally, this meeting helps us to determine if you are a good candidate for this service. It also gives you an opportunity to have all of your questions about the procedure and post care answered. Here’s what your consultation will include:
- A Cosmetic Evaluation – We will review your medical history, lifestyle requirements and design requests to determine if you are a good candidate for this restoration process. Photographs may be taken.
- A Cosmetic Preview – Your Restoration Artist will create a mock-up of your new “re-styled lips” using makeup or colored pencils for you to preview. This will give you an opportunity to see what your lips will look like immediately after, and when they are healed, before you make a commitment. The design process is highly personal and customized to the individual. (It is not required, but you are welcome to bring pictures of yourself, or photos from magazines or the internet to your consultation). Pictures can be helpful in conveying your design ideas to your artist. Remember, this is a highly “detailed” procedure, so we can only work from photographs that are clear and close-up.
- A Written Estimate for the work and the estimated number of sessions required.
Consult and Procedure in Same Appointment
This is a 9O-minute (+ or -) appointment with one of our Restoration Artists to design the artistry and complete the service in the same appointment. Your restoration artist will review all the details about the procedure with you in a consultation before the service. This is your opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and what you can expect with the healing process. Lip artistry will be completed on paper for you to preview and approve before beginning the work.
If you are trying to match a favorite lip stick color, please bring that color with you to your appointment. Note: (If you had a Mini-consult prior to this appointment, your artist will review the notes from your consultation and review the color selection with you so you have an opportunity to “re-approve” the design details before you begin.
What to Expect The Day of Your Procedure:
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If possible, you will want to discontinue the use of Advil, Aspirin, Alleve and Motrin, or any blood thinners one day prior to your procedure. You will also want to avoid caffeine, oral Vit E and Fish Oil supplements the day of your procedure. These products thin the blood and sometimes interfere with numbing. In certain individuals they can cause bruising. If you cannot discontinue your prescription blood thinners, we can use anesthetics that can control bleeding.
Women are more sensitive around the time of their cycles, so you may want to schedule your appointment at the end of your cycle if you have trouble numbing. A good rule of thumb: If you numb well at the dentist, our anesthetics will work effectively on you.
You are welcome to take Tylenol or prescription pain medications if you do not numb well. Please have a designated driver if you take medication.