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IMPORTANT PRE-PROCEDURE CARE FOR PERMANENT COSMETICS

Are you Pregnant? If so, please reschedule your appointment after your delivery.

Are you scheduled for or considering vision correction surgery? Please call us immediately to discuss required medical clearance from your doctor. No procedures can be performed 1 month prior to laser surgery and three months after.

Do you have a fever blister, at this time, and have you ever had even one or cankor sore?

Are you on Accutane for treatment of Acne? A waiting period of 1 year is necessary prior to permanent cosmetics.

Are you on Antibuse? Medical clearance will also be required.

If you are having lip procedures and have any history of cold sores/fever blisters/herpes simplex, you will be required to contact your doctor to obtain the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks. Many physicians prescribe 12 capsules of 500 mg. of Valtrex. These can be taken 2 times a day, two days before micro-pigmentation and four after or as a physician prescribes.

Do you have a heart valve?

Have you ever had an organ transplant?

Do you have a joint replacement?

Are you Diabetic?

Do you plan on going on a vacation (in the sun) in the next 2 weeks?

Heart Condition ~ Mitral Valve Prolapse ~ Pre Med prior to dental work ~ Rheumatic Fever

All permanent cosmetic procedures are mutli-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 four to eight week intervals.

Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be significantly larger, sharper, brighter or darker that what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition, bosed on how quickly the outler layer of your skin exfoliates.

While these injected tones may initailly 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 surounding skin will be darker in appearance than the treated area.

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 any procedure.

Wear your normal make-up and bring your lip or eyebrow pencils to the office on the day of the procedure.
Any tweezing or waxing should be done at least 48 hours prior to the procedure; electrolysis no less than 5 days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks.

Any eyelash or eyebrow tinting or eyelash curling should be done no sooner than 48 hours before or two weeks after the procedure.

Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the eyeliner procedure. Remember to wear your glasses.

You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-treated condition.

If you are having lip procedures and have any history of cold sores/fever blisters/herpes simplex, you will be required to contact your physician to obtain the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks. Many physicians prescribe 12 capsules of 500 mg. Valtrex. These can be taken 3 times a day, two days before micro-pigmentation and four days after or as physician prescribes.

 

POST PROCEDURE CARE

EYELINER
Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. Tea bags or ice packs may be used to minimize swelling the day of and the day after the procedure. Do NOT apply eye makeup for one week. Use lubricating eye drops immediately after prodecure. Do NOT get them wet for one week.

EYEBROWS
Expect slight swelling, thickness and/or redness for 1-2 days following the procedure. 2 hours after the procedure apply a tissue that is soaked in ice water for 5 minutes, then wash them gently with anti-bacterial soap, pat dry, then apply ointment that I give you. Apply ointment for one week, once a day. Do NOT get them wet for one week.

LIPLINER / LIPCOLOR
Expect moderate swelling, usually 1 - 2 days following the procedure. Applying ice for the first 2 hours is most important and continue throughout the day. Use a straw for the first 24 hours. Keep moist with ointment for two weeks. Then use chap stick with an SPF of 15 or greater, as the sun tends to fade lip color quickly. After the procedure, the lips may appear to have too much color. You may add make-up to soften the color. After 3 to 4 days, the color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off. It will appear that you have lost all your color; however, when your lips have healed completely, the dermal layer will gradually become darker. Two or 3 applications may be required to achieve the desired results. It is not uncommon to lose up to 70% of the color on the first application.


Remember:
Do not use any Retin-A or Glycolic Acids while healing!
Do not use Peroxide or Neosporin on ANY areas!
Do not scrub or pick treated areas!
Do not expose area to sun or tanning beds!
Avoid facials, swimming and/or whirlpools for at least 5 days!
Do not dye or tweeze eyebrows one week before and after procedure!

FAILURE TO FOLLOW POST-PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OR DISCOLORATION OF PIGMENT.

THE KNOWN POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS FROM DERMAPIGMENTATION ARE:
REDNESS; SWELLING; PUFFINESS; BRUISING; DRY PATCHES; TENDERNESS; IT IS NORMAL TO LOSE APPROXIMATELY 1/3 OF THE COLOR DURING THE HEALING PROCESS.

AFTER ALL PROCEDURES, THE COLOR MAY BE A SHADE TOO DARK; IN SIX DAYS IT WILL APPEAR TOO LIGHT. AFTER 10 DAYS, THE COLOR WILL SHOW MORE. IT WILL APPEAR SOFTER WHEN COMPLETELY HEALED BECAUSE THE COLOR WILL COME FROM THE DERMAL LAYER OF THE SKIN TO THE EPIDERMAL LAYER OF THE SKIN.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

 

HEALING SCHEDULE

Approximate Healing Schedules - What You Can Expect, Day by Day...

NOTE:Permanent makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed on. If your skin is sun damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, or excessively dry or oily, the result cannot be expected to be perfect after the initial procedure. Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, and age of skin all contribute to fading. Touchups are needed 30 days after your initial procedure to ensure the best result and to keep your permanent cosmetics looking the best. Your procedure maintenance, as outlined in your pre-post procedure directions, is very important.

LIPS

DAY

EFFECT

Day 1

Swelling, tender, heavy thick lipstick look with a reddish brick color effect.

Day 2

Slight swelling, reddish and tender with a slight metallic flavor.

Day 3

Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfoliation with an orange color effect.

Day 4

Exfoliation begins, very chapped lips. Still tender.

Day 5

Very chapped but almost finished with first chapping stage.

Day 6

A soft, rich color begins to appear.

Days 7-13

Lip color disappears and the "frosty" (2nd chapping) stage begins as a whitish/grayish haze on the lips.

Day 14

Color "blooms" from within more and more each day until day 21 (3 weeks post procedure).

Day 21

Healing complete. The color you see is the color you have. However, lips remain a bit dry for a month or two. Use a good lip balm and they will return to normal but with color!

   
EYELINER

DAY

EFFECT

Day 1

Swollen, like you've been crying, with a heavier eye makeup look

Day 2

Swollen, usually for a few hours after waking up, with the heavier eye makeup look continuing.

Day 3

Swelling decreases with a tight feeling. The pigment begins to lift away from the skin.

Day 4

There is a "pinching" feeling. Some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake. DO NOT PICK AT IT.

Day 5

Blinking movements of the eye usually removes all pigment by this day. Color is somewhat grayish and will take a few more days to clarify to full color.

   
EYEBROWS

DAY

EFFECT

Day 1

The eyebrows are approximately 20 to 25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. Now skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don't be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.

Day 2

Conditions remain the same.

Day 3

Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins.

Day 4

The skin begins to flake - peeling from the outside edges first.

Day 5

Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.

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