Pre Procedure instructions
Dear valued client we want to go over a few tips for your pre procedure for any of our permanent cosmetic services. Adhering to these will allow for a better outcome and comfort for you as well.
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1. Please refrain from any alcohol , NSAIDS, Aspirin, VIT E for 24 hours prior and 24 hours post. If you have a prescription from your physician please ask them if you can stop for this time period. If not it does not prevent you from the service we just need to know.
2. Eat, hydrate and get good quality rest prior to your procedure.
3. No skin treatments in the area such as laser, peels or waxing.
A. Lash Extensions must be removed and avoided for 3 weeks post procedure. You can use mascara and strip lashes.
B. Latisse or any other PRESCRIPTION lash growth serum must be stopped (1) month prior to eyeliner and can resume (1) month post.
C. If you have allergies or swell easily consider taking OTC Benadryl.
D. If you have high anxiety regarding the eye area please bring something to relax if you need be and have a driver.
E. CONTACT lens must be removed so bring container to put them in and have glasses if needed for post care.
F. LASIX eye surgery must have physician ok.
A. Hydrate the area if dry with moisturizer prior.
B. No tinting or anything that can irritate the skin prior.
C. Leave the hair to grow out we will work with what you have. We like to utilize any natural eyebrow hair as much as possible in design.
A. If you have lip fillers injected we need to wait 2 weeks for service.
B. Exfoliate lips with sugar oil scrub once a day for few days to exfoliate and hydrate the lips with lip balms. Aloe vera base is good choice.
C. COLD SORES. If you have had cold sores you must take a prescription preventative prior to service on lips. Valtrex is a common one. Ask your doctor and follow instructions.
A. Wash with body pre anti bacterial soap day off.
B Wear loose cotton breathable clothing in area we are treating.
POST PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS
Most of the outcome permanent make up comes in the post procedure care. It is important that you follow instructions in care.
“The skin is our canvas and is a live organ. We cannot predict how each individual persons skin will take the pigmentation. Many of the results depend on factors such as
*age of skin
*health of skin
*medications client is taking
The skin heals from the inside out and needs time to heal properly. The average healing time is 4-6 weeks . This is how long on average it takes the skin to heal completely from the service.
The eyes have amazing ability to heal fast and tears contain natural antibiotic properties and salt to clean the eyes. This can also lead to loss of pigment if a clients eyes water more than others.
A. No make up for one week post procedures
B. New mascara after one week and clean all make up tools
C. Lash extensions can be reapplied after final touch up or after 3 week of service.
D. No not scratch, itch or rub the eyes.
Eyebrows will appear darker for 1week post service as there is pigment in the epidermis AND the deeper dermal layer. As the outside skin exfoliates the outer color pigment will be removed and the color will appear lighter and smaller in size. It is very IMPORTANT NOT to pick at them, scratch or try to remove the outer layer manually. This outer skin is there for a reason to protect the newer skin as it heals. If you try to remove it to soon pigment can be removed with it.
A. Use Shea Butter unscented natural or light lotion once in the morning and once in the am for 10 days
B. Clean the area after 4 days have gone by since service. Use light cleanser like
Johnson’s baby shampoo diluted with distilled water and lightly dab the area. DO NOT
scrub or cause friction over this delicate area.
C. You may use powder over the brows until touch up in minimum of 4 -8 weeks if there i
is any loss of pigment. We cannot treat earlier than the skin allows.
*TO SAVE YOUR COLOR. WHERE SUNSCREEN DAILY. THE SUN IS THE NUMBER ONE OFFENDER IN COLOR CHANGE AND PIGMENT FADING.
The lips are a mucous membrane and have very little skin care (the vermillion border) and heal differently than skin. The “meat” of the lips are actually a muscle with a different type of “skin” on them therefore do not heal the same way as eyebrows. The lips will go through stages were the rim area seems to be darker than the main part of lips. The main part of lips also can seem to white out and then have the color bounce back as they heal. They also exfoliate as they heal and can look chapped. The lips also fade about 50-60% so important to know that it can look very intense at first only to fade dramatically. This is how the lips are.
A. Lips need hydration and lip balms with aloe vera base
B.No friction on the lips use gentle products that go one without friction . NO CHAP STICK.
C. Get a sunscreen lip balm to prevent lip color fading.
D. If you have cold sore outbreak contact your physician.
Special notes on fading and color changes.
1. We as professional techs can only implant the pigment into the skin. We cannot control your healing process not are responsible for color fading or non taking of pigment.
2. The skin is our canvas. The skin is a LIVE organ that has active cells that will try to remove pigment over time and this also causes fading.
3. Wearing sunscreen daily or covering the area will decrease fading and color change.
4. Do not assume your tech did a “bad job” due to this it is not our control it is your skin.
5. Touch ups are part of the process in life. Just know that to keep the color vibrant you will need touch ups in the future but that is up to you . There is no set time on when you need one after the first touch up it is how you like it. Some clients like really vibrant color and choose to touch up more often others do not seem to notice so it is really up to you!
6. All pigments fade. We are not allowed to use body tattoo inks in permanent make up for the face there are many reasons why that is.
We use pigments approved for the face not inks, there is reasons why:
*the face has lymphatic glands close to surface that can take in ink and spread so we need pigments with larger molecules size for the face area
* body inks are not approved for the eye area we have to use pigments approved for this area only
*Pigments for permanent cosmetics have larger molecular size therefore fade faster also the face is exposed to the sun and environment more than body tattoos are.