Procedure Guidelines - what to do before and after a permanent makeup procedure.
Remember, no two sides of the face are the same.
I do not perform any services if you are pregnant or nursing!
ALL PERMANENT MAKEUP PROCEDURES WILL REQUIRE 2 OR MORE PROCEDURES & COLOR BOOST
DOs & DON'Ts:
NO WORKING OUT THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE
NO DIRECT SUN OR TANNING BEDS
NO RETINOL ON FOREHEAD OR AROUND EYES FOR 30 DAYS
NO SWEATING (10 DAYS)
NO SALTWATER( OCEAN) (30 DAYS)
ALL SHOULD BE AVOIDED DURING THE HEALING PROCESS
SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY!
BOTOX SHOULD BE PERFORMED EITHER 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR 2 WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE.
FILLERS SHOULD BE DONE 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR DONE 6 WEEKS AFTER THE PROCEDURE.
Absolutely no sun, sweating, or tanning prior to the procedure or after the procedure for 10 days. Do not tan/sunburn your face prior to your procedure. The tan will exfoliate taking color with it as it fades. If you show up to your appointment with a sunburn, you will be required to reschedule and your deposit will be forfeited.
Do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat expands the pores. It is recommended not to sweat (heavily) for the first 10 days after the procedure. Sweat is salt and can prematurely fade the treated area.
Avoid direct shower water on the treated area after the procedure. Apply Vaseline prior to showering to prevent soaps and shampoos from getting on the treated area. Absolutely NOTHING can be put on the treated area..no water, no makeup, lotions, pencil....etc., for 10 days. Apply Vaseline before showering. After 10 days, use a gentle cleanser to clean them. Avoid scrubbing the treated area for 1 month.
Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Tylenol is ok.
You have to be off Accutanea (form of vitamin A and is used to treat severe nodular acne) for 1 year. NO Exceptions!
If you have oily skin, your results WILL appear softer (eyebrows can look solid) in appearance and may require additional procedures.
Dark Skin types please note that your permanent makeup will not appear as bold as lighter skin types. (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.)
Avoid alcohol or caffeine prior to the procedure, this will minimize any oozing or swelling after the procedure.
Having the procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make you hyper-sensitive at the procedure site.
No swimming until the area is completely healed. Salt water/chlorine can cause the pigments to fade or change in color. It is recommended to apply Vaseline to the treated area/s prior to swimming even after healed to prevent the chlorine water/salt water from penetrating the area.
DO NOT RUB, SCRATCH OR PICK AT THE TREATED AREA.
Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
PLEASE READ BELOW FOR THE PROCEDURE YOU ARE CONSIDERING:
Come to your appointment with your eyebrows penciled the way you like them (optional) if you like & bring your eyebrow pencil with you.
If you get your eyebrows waxed or tinted, please have this done at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled procedure. It is recommended to wait at least a week to have them waxed after the procedure.
Regular makeup can be worn immediately after your procedure, just not on the treated area until healed.
Absolutely NOTHING on the brows. No makeup, lotions, pencil....etc. for 10 days....Remove the old Vaseline daily with a gentle cloth and reapply a thin layer. After 10 days, use a gentle cleanser to clean them. Avoid scrubbing them for 1 month.
The eyebrows WILL appear bolder immediately after the procedure. This is common in all Permanent Makeup applications. It will begin to soften up after a few days. Hair strokes appear crisp and bold at first, but will soften up as the tissue heals.
It is very common to have areas fade more so than others. This is part of the healing process and will be treated at the recommended touch up appointment. Previously done eyebrows may take 1-3 treatments to achieve the desired result. Scar tissue in the brow area of eyebrows done multiple times WILL require additional procedures and fees will apply. Only use Vaseline (a very thin coat, if you see it you have too much on) on the treated area for 10 days.
Clients with darker skin (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.), Please know that the Hair Strokes and Eye Liners WILL NOT appear as defined or as dark as lighter skin types due to the skin color already being naturally darker.
Microblading on Oily skin: With this skin type the pigment shades easily and after healing strokes are faint. Microblading cannot be performed on people who have oily skin. This procedure can leave visible marks (scars) in oily skin because this skin type is a contraindication for this procedure. Also, oily skin tends to regenerate more quickly than other skin types, so it will cause fading. I suggest different techniques for "oily skin types," not microblading. You can still achieve a beautiful natural result applying a different method.
If you have had any eye surgery, lasik procedures,cornea, upper or lower blepharoplasty, lens repair, etc. you will need to wait at least 6 months before I will do permanent makeup on your eyes and a Dr's note may be requested. If you have tear duct plugs, I do not do the liner procedure.
IF USING AN EYELASH GROWTH SERUM (Latisse) OR THERE LIKE, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE AND CAN NOT USE UNTIL 2 WEEKS AFTER PROCEDURE.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO INFORM OF ANY EYE SURGERIES YOU HAVE HAD OR EYE CONDITIONS YOU CURRENTLY HAVE AS THIS WILL DETERMINE IF YOU ARE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LINER.
If you have hyper-sensitive eyes, watery eyes, tear duct plugs or severe allergies, refractive eye surgery etc..this may not be the procedure for you... our eyes produce saline-salt water and this will cause the area treated to fade or not take at all.
Do not wear contact lenses to your appointment, bring your glasses.
Come with your eyeliner on if you like to show me how you want it otherwise come with no eye makeup on. No mascara.
Clean contacts can be worn 72 hrs after the procedure. You cannot use Saline to wet the eyes.Only Sterile Water...check that the wash is NOT SALINE..it will fade the liner out instantly.
No mascara for 72 hrs after the procedure, you can tip the lashes with the mascara, do not take it all the way to the skin until 10 days after the procedure.
It is recommended to buy a new tube of mascara to use after the procedure to reduce the risk of infection.
DO NOT USE oily makeup remover, baby oil, mineral oil or heavy creams, especially glycol's around the eyes.
Only use the Aquaphor provided to you after the procedure for 10 days, or as needed. You cannot over use it.
DO NOT USE TOO MUCH AQUAPHOR ON THE LINER AS IT CAN IRRITATE YOUR EYES. MORE IS NOT BETTER.
Eyeliner can and will have some residual pigment that may peel or flake off after a couple days (in most cases). That is ok. Eyeliner tends to fade more than brows due to the moisture in the eye area. After the touch up the color holds better and lasts longer. Eyeliner will take 2-3 procedures.
I prefer to do Eyeliner close to the lash line. I prefer not to do heavy, bold or thick liner. I do not connect the outer corners or go in past the tear duct.
I pride myself on the most NATURAL look possible.
Remember, the soft tissue around the eyes change as we age, becoming thinner and in some cases the pigment can migrate. This won't happen right away, but will typically a few years later and it's very hard to fix and looks blurred.
Aftercare: Avoid Contact with clothing, makeup and food.
Use care as you pull on shirts or other garments over your face that you don't brush the new tattoo accidentally. Also, don't put any makeup on, particularly just after treatment. You might cause an infection or otherwise damage the tattoo. In the case of food, it may be challenging for a while to eat with tattooed lips, but it can be done. Avoid biting or licking your lips as much as possible, and make sure no food or drink stays on there.
Aftercare: Avoid Sunlight
Take care not to expose your face to the sun for about two weeks after you get your tattoo. The sun will fade the pigment which is still settling into your skin. Even after the tattoos have healed, be consistent with applying sunscreen to those areas of your face to avoid fading. Lips can take 1-3 treatments for desired depth of color. Keeping lips moist daily will lengthen the time the pigment will last. Everyone heals differently.