Botox should be performed 3 weeks before or 3 weeks after the procedure.
No chemical peels 60 days prior and must wait 60 days after (avoiding the forehead is recommended). If you do frequent peels, the brows will fade quicker due to the chemicals traveling under the skin.
Retinols/retin-a's, other anti-aging creams or serums containing acids will fade your permanent makeup prematurely even after it is healed. You must be off all retinols/retina-a 30 days prior to appt. If not the area will bleed and pigment will not heal properly.
If you bleach your eyebrows, it is recommended not to have this procedure done. The chemicals will bleach the hair & the pigment as well.
If you are knowingly under the influence of drugs or any mood altering drugs/medications (ie: prozac, xanex, valium or there-like) you will be canceled and rescheduled!
If you have had permanent makeup previously done and fail to tell us, we will refuse service and your deposit will be forfeited.
Laser removal: If a client has undergone laser removal of the eyebrows, please note that there is now more scar tissue. This can cause the pigment to fade prematurely or look blurry. There is also a chance that the pigment won't take at all. WE will determine if you are a good candidate upon reviewing your pictures after the removal process is complete. The old pigment has to be 100% gone. There is no guarantee WE will do the procedure if you opt to do the removal process.
If there are any blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, irritation of the skin of any kind, moles, bruises or other skin imperfections in or around the area of the procedure, we will not be able to do the procedure until the blemish or area of concern are completely healed or the mole is removed and healed. If you run your finger through your brows and there is a bump, WE will not do the procedure. If you show up to the appointment and there is an area of concern, you will be rescheduled to the next available appointment (typically months out) and forfeit your deposit for the appointment time lost. a new deposit will be required to reschedule. No exceptions!
You are not a good candidate if you have large pores or oily/severely oily skin, your results will appear softer/solid or powdered looking. Permanent makeup is an art, NOT a science. Clients results will vary and using a pencil or powder may still be needed. We have no control over your bodies healing process and each time a procedure is done, the pigment will have less retention due to scar tissue.
1. WASH your procedure area gently for at least three days to keep it clean and constantly, every hour or so, wipe area with a wet wash-cloth, Kleenex or cotton pad and reapply first with Vitamin A&D cream, for the first 24 hours only, and then a light layer of the Vitamin A&D. This is called MOP & GLOW. On the fourth day start washing as you normally do. This will start the flaking process; the darker pigment attached to the surface coming off.
2. Apply all ointments with a q-tip and use Vitamin A&D on brows and lips only every hour for the first two or three hours and then every three of hours after that forn 7 days. The procedure area will heal more quickly if it is lightly covered with a lubricant. For the eyes, a light film only of Vaseline is necessary. If you have had brows or lips, PLEASE keep any weeping of natural body fluid from drying like a crust for the first 12 hours. Soak with a wet soft cloth if necessary especially the next morning. Clean with water & apply Vaseline. (Mop & Glow)
3. In about five to seven days, the inner color and the color adhered to the surface, will separate. Do not pick at the flaking pigment that is coming off!! Let it come off by itself. It may feel itchy at this time; this is the normal healing process.
4. No serious tanning or swimming while the procedure is healing. If you’re outside, just wear sun block protection!
Post-procedure Instructions - continued
5. What you see for the first couple of days is just the surface pigment. Do not worry if it looks dark, or has a warm tone. This is normal. Remember, what is under your skin will be much lighter and smaller. Also, some of the pigment stain may come off when you first wash the area if you had eyebrows done. The initial brow can look very solid and much like a stencil, therefore I suggest you lightly cover it with a face powder or foundation after you seal it up with your lubricant. The area will be pressure sensitive and tender for 2 days. This is normal. If the area is weeping, wipe it off and reapply the healing aid.
6. If you have gotten eyeliner, there are a few reactions that may occur: You may see redness or purpling on the procedure area. This will disappear in one to 24 hours. You can have swelling for one to two days. Using cold packs on your eyes, especially the next morning, can reduce this. Sleep slightly elevated your first night. If your eyes remain swollen for more than 2 days or your eye is red or producing mucous, call the office and/ or see a medical doctor. Your eyes will be tender and sore for up to 2 days.
You may also be light sensitive for 12-24 hours. Use the eye drops I provided until gone. They will lubricate your eye, keeping it clean and relieve the tightness. Do not try to take any remaining pigment out of your eye with a q-tip. Please do not rub your eyes hard, even if they are itchy as this may cause the interior of your eye to become irritated. There is always a possibility that your eye could become extremely irritated from the procedure. This is a rare occurrence, but can happen.
Cleansing your eye out with eyewash will help. This irritation should be better in 24 hours. Doctors will often advise to wash the lash area with baby shampoo. If you need to wear make-up, just seal the area up first. Also, do buy a new tube of mascara but you can keep the old one.
7. Expect your lips to be very swollen for one to two days. They will be tender and sore for a few days. They may also weep a reddish fluid. This is normal. Keep the area from forming a crust by cleansing off with a moist washcloth. Reapply Hydrocortisone and Vaseline all the time. The more cold you use on your lips, the less swollen they will be. The color on the surface will also appear to be very dark. This is normal. Lip color reduces up to 40% after it peels off. The first peeling usually starts on the 3rd day with the inner area of your lips. Do cleanse your lips very gently from day one, as this will help the peeling to go quicker. The color will appear to be gone or a light pink for about 2 weeks.
This is just the lip healing. The color will start to get darker on the third week, and continue to change for the next 3 weeks. There is always a possibility you could get a cold sore even if you have never had one. Please contact your Doctor to get a medication to help it heal immediately, do not wait.
The lip procedure takes the longest to heal. Every place that has color now, will peel off! The easiest way to heal your lips is to keep them covered with some kind of lubricant, all the time. The outer edge is the last to slough off, sometimes taking ten days to two weeks. Your lips might even feel less sensitive or different. This is normal. There might even be some bruising around your lip area. This should disappear quickly. Remember: gloss will make your lip color brighten and look more like lipstick.
8. FOR WHATEVER REASON YOU HAVE ANY SERIOUS PROBLEMS, GO TO A DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY. EVEN A HERPES COLD SORE/FEVER BLISTER CAN BECOME INFECTED!
KEEP YOUR FINGERS OFF YOUR PROCEDURE AREAS AND KEEP IT CLEAN. RINSE YOUR EYES THOROUGHLY FOR 2 DAYS. A ROLLING STONE CAN GATHER NO MOSS. WITH LIPS AND BROWS, MOP AND GLOW FOR 2 DAYS.
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