Similar to tattoo aftercare, there are things you need to know before having a permanent makeup procedure. Please read through all of the pre-appointment information and after care instructions to ensure this is a good fit for your beauty needs!
Under the age of 18
Pregnant or nursing
Sick (cold, flu. etc.,)
Viral or other infectious disease
Take blood thinning medications, have blood clotting issues, bleed easily, hemophiliacs
Uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure
Skin irritation / conditions at/near treatment site (Eczema, psoriasis, rashes, acne)
Extremely thin skin
Rosacea or capillaries at or near treatment site
Autoimmune disorders: Lupus, RA, MS, Celiac disease, diabetes type 1, Vasculitis (varies by client - consultation required. May require physicians clearance)
Retin-A use within the last 6 months
Use of steroids that thin or oversensitize the skin (topical steroids thin the skin and may cause it to be too fragile for tattooing. Get clearance from your artist prior to your appointment.)
It is VERY IMPORTANT to prepare your body for any permanent cosmetic treatment. These instructions should be taken seriously to get the best result possible and ensure that each session goes as smoothly as possible. We want to avoid encountering adverse reactions that can affect the healed results of our work. It is important to be honest with your technician. All instructions apply to every session including touch ups.
For any procedure or technique you must adhere to the following instructions...
medications, vitamins or supplements 72 hours prior to your appointment. This may cause additional bleeding, swelling, and sensitivity during your treatment. This may include ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, gingko biloba, garlic supplements, and niacin. Tylenol / Acetaminophen is okay. Please let me know ahead of time if you are on blood thinners & please consult with your physician to be sure you can be off of them for 72 hours.
| You must remove all lash extensions prior to this treatment.
| If you have an eye infection or stye on the procedure date you cannot have this treatment done.
| You must wait 3 months post eye surgery.
| Lash serums and anti-aging products will cause sensitivity to your lash line and may result in painful treatment. You must discontinue use of these products a minimum 4 weeks or more prior appointment.
| Lip injections must be at least 6 weeks before and after this treatment.
| Lips must not be chapped, have broken skin, or peeling. They should be well hydrated.
| Please be aware that if you have the herpes simplex virus (HSV 1 or 2), you may awaken an outbreak following this treatment. It is mandatory to take an anti-viral medication such as Acyclovir, Valtrex, or Zovirax 5 days before, then the day of and 5 days after or as advised by your doctor or pharmacist.
After your appointment, you will have new brows, but it doesn’t end there! Protect your investment and follow the strict aftercare policy to ensure the best results. Your new brows are essentially an open wound for the first few days and must be treated like so. Your body will begin its repairing/healing process and your brows will go through phases. Please note- Everyone heals differently and at different rates, but the entire healing process will take from 6-10 weeks.
For ALL permanent makeup procedures the following MUST be avoided until superficial healing process is complete:
DO NOT let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch the procedure site
DO NOT pick, peel, or scratch tattoo. This may cause pigment loss and/or infection.
Swimming or getting into any bodies of water
Steam (including hot showers/baths, saunas, jacuzzi, etc.)
Tanning (including spray tanning)
Drinking alcohol / smoking in excess (leads to slower healing)
Contact with animals, dirt, airborne debris
MAKEUP APPLICATION AT/AROUND PROCEDURE SITE
Do not expose treated area to the sun for 30 days post procedure.
Avoid sleeping on your face during the first 7 days
Day 1-5: Oxidation of the pigment will begin. Pigment appears dark and bold. Procedure site may be swollen and red, but shall subside as time goes on. Itching may occur. Do not scratch! Tapping around the area is okay.
Day 5-10: Tattoo will begin to flake or peel. DO NOT TOUCH and allow skin to come off naturally. Picking at site may cause removal of pigment and/or scarring. This is just the superficial color and dry skin is being naturally removed from your eyebrows. The final look of your tattoo will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure. Never rub the treated area as it will disturb the skin’s natural healing process.
Day 10-15: Your tattoo may seem light as if all color has come off/not retained. Note that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling), color might appear lighter than before. This may give you the impression that color is fading too quickly. The epidermal layer is healing itself and may become opaque in the process. The pigment sits in a deeper layer of the skin which will rise to the surface as the skin cells regenerate.
Day 15-30: Skin cell regeneration is still occurring and color is slowly being pushed up to the surface of the skin. Color returns at this time.
Beginning 24 hours post procedure, wipe eyebrows clean with cotton pad and purified, bottled water (NO TAP WATER). Clean the eyebrows like this every 2-3 hours until your eyebrows have completely flaked or peeled. Apply sheer layer of tattoo salve after every cleaning.
Lip aftercare is so important to help retain the pigment. During this period, the primary objective is to allow the bonding process to be completely sealed inside the dermis. Following the strict aftercare instructions will ensure that you receive maximum benefits from the procedure and reduce follow up visits.
01. Ice packs are highly recommended for 10-15 minutes each hour for the first 4-8 hours. This will help reduce swelling and provide comfort. After 24 hours ice is no longer beneficial.
02. Do not get toothpaste or mouthwash on the lips as these may remove lip color.
03. Clean lips by gently dabbing with a Q-tip and purified, bottled water.
04. Follow with a thin layer of tattoo salve. Apply salve several times per day (with a clean Q-tip). This will keep lips moist and accelerate healing. Do not let the area dry out, keep moist at all times.
05. Apply heavy coat of salve before bed time, washing of adjacent areas, and immediately upon rising in the morning.
06. When brushing teeth for the first 3 days, coat lips with a lot of salve before brushing and use a minimal amount of toothpaste.
07. For the first 2 days, use a straw when consuming liquids; avoid eating foods that cause you to open your mouth widely (i.e. burgers, sandwiches, etc.), spicy foods
08. Smoking is discouraged during the healing process
Day 1: DO NOT touch the eyes. At bedtime you may use a cold gel pack over a clean cloth. Do not apply directly over the skin.
Day 2: Begin cleansing with bottled water and a q-tip. Roll a dampened q-tip over eyeliner and gently clean lash line. Then with clean hands, apply thin layer of tattoo salve. Repeat once in the morning and once at night. The eyes may be more swollen the day after the procedure. This is completely normal. Some clients swell more than others. Swelling should begin to subside and should look better by the end of the day.