You should allow at least 3 hours for your initial procedure. If you remove facial hair around your lips by tweezing, shaving, threading, or waxing, that should be done a few days before your appointment. Electrolysis or laser hair removal should be completed 5 to 7 days before. Taking an anti-viral medication is recommended, especially if you have a history of Chicken Pox or cold sores. You should also wear and bring your favorite color lipstick or lip pencil for color matching. Additional preparation guidelines will be given to you when you schedule your procedure appointment.