· You may wear your brows/other makeup up the way you usually have them
· Do not work out the day of procedure
· Do not tan or have a sunburnt face
· Do not apply lotion or foundation to your face the day of procedure
· Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 72 hours before procedure
· No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure
· No waxing, tinting, or plucking the area 3 days before procedure
· If you are getting eyeliner done do not wear contact lenses to the procedure or until it is healed, and also do not use any lash serums 2 weeks before procedure
· No skin/microneedling or botox for 4 weeks before
· Do not apply makeup on treated area until procedure is fully healed
· Always wash your hands before cleaning or applying lotion!
· For camouflage keep away from water for 24 hours
· When cleaning be gentle, to not rub the area
· Do not pick, rub or scratch the area
· Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate on its own
· Picking can lead to scarring or loss of implanted pigment
· Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning for 4 weeks
· Avoid heavy sweating for 2 weeks
· Do not submerge area underwater in baths, no swimming pools, even chemicals from spas or Jacuzzis in the air can irritate the area for one month
· Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 3 weeks
· No facials, botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
· No skin needling/microneedling for 4 weeks. For eyeliner, powder brows, and camouflage, after 48 hours you may unscented lotion very lightly on the treated area but don’t overdo it, you want the area to be able to breath and heal properly. You may gently clean the area with unscented anti-bacterial soap and a Q tip.
· Neutrogena Beach Defense is the best sunscreen recommended
Apply ice for the first 2 hours and throughout the day and make sure what you wrap it in is clean. Use Vaseline and Abreva for the next 5-7 days and then switch to a new chap stick with at least SPF 15, wash once a day with anti-bacterial soap.
EYES AND CAMOUFLAGE
After 1 hour wash with anti-bacterial soap, put Vaseline on once a day VERY lightly.
Use a rice sized amount of aquaphor on the area once a day as well as wash with antibacterial unscented handsoap. 3-4 hours after the procedure clean the area with sterile water and gauze or a cotton ball and let air dry. If skin in oily dab the surrounding areas with oil absorbent pads 3x daily.
No water, cleansers, cream, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days. Once it begins to flake or exfoliate (approximately 3-5 days) you may use a rice sized amount of aquaphor once a day on that area ONLY IF YOUR SKIN IN NOT OILY! 3-4 hours after the procedure clean the area with sterile water and gauze or a cotton ball and let air dry. If skin in oily dab the surrounding areas with oil absorbent pads 3x daily.
Keep the area clean and open to air, do not soak in water, bathing should be conducted as normal but do not let the area stay wet for more than a few minutes. The scab should not be disrupted and should fall off naturally. Use vitamin E on the area once a day, every day until next session.
All permanent cosmetic procedures are multi-session processes. You are required to come back for at least one touch up visit before it can be determined that your work is complete. touch up visits are scheduled from 6-8 weeks apart.
Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be significantly larger, sharper, brighter or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition, based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
While these injected tones may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, it will not always remain a perfect match. Injected tones are constant, while your own skin tones will vary depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun, and circulatory changes. For example, if you tan your skin and had a scar camouflaged, your skin will be darker in appearance that the treated area.
For lips, after the procedure the lips may appear to have too much color. A lot of times it looks more bright or intense than expected. After 3-4 days the color will become lighter as the epidermis starts to exfoliate. It will appear that you may have lost color however, when your lips have healed completely the dermal layer will gradually become darker. Two to three procedures may be required to achieve the desired results. It is not uncommon to lose up to 70% of the color on the first application.
Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it best not to make any social plans for a day or two following the procedure.
There is a possibility of an allergic reaction to pigments. While the odds are low of this occurring this may still happen to anyone at any time. The technician is not at liability for this.
If you like a specific look or are set on the shape of the area the procedure is being performed on you may wear makeup the day of the procedure as you would normally have drawn on. Correcting and evening the shape is always done before the procedure.
Please not that you will be more sensitive during menstrual cycle.
Use a good sunscreen, sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics
If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your permanent cosmetics
The use of RetinA/Tretinoin or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used regularly on the forehead area will cause the permanent makeup to the eyebrow area to fade prematurely.
The use of chemical peels and acid peels regularly on the forehead region can also cause eyebrow tattoos to fade prematurely.
Antacids, thyroid and anxiety medications have been reported as interfering with permanent makeup either by affecting retention or shifting the pigment to an undesirable tone. Remember, everything we eat and drink have their own chemical structure and the electron ends that are unattached or free, may get attached to others compounds inside the body forming a new molecule that may show a different color spectrum. With that info, an educated client may have better expectation and know that she / he may need more frequent adjustments that others. The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be. Mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks healing for the final results to appear. The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetic procedures.
Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:
· Pregnant or nursing
· Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
· Viral infections and or diseases
· A pacemaker or major heart problems
· Had an organ transplant
· Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc)
· Sick (cold, flu, etc)
· Used Accutane in the past year
· If you are diabetic please make sure your sugar level is under control