Common question asked by Permanent Makeup Artist when performing lip procedures..."Have you ever had cold sores or fever blisters?" On average, 1 in 3 clients will answer "Yes". Cold sores are highly contagious and is transferable to others.
For those people that are not an HSV-1 carrier, Permanent Makeup lip procedure cannot give you herpes. The artist uses single use sterile needles, therefore, it is safe.
However, if you are an HSV-1 carrier, the trauma of needling your lips will cause an outbreak. To avoid an outbreak, it is recommended that you take an anti viral medication few days before and after the lip procedure. There are several on the market and they do vary in strength. Please consult with your doctor for a prescription. Lysine- L is not effective and therefore should not replace perscribed anti viral medication.
Pretty Please Studio
San Ramon, CA
Permanent Makeup Artistry