Permanent Makeup Pre-Treatment Instructions
1) Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly, or redden, it is advised not to make social plans for the same day. Lip liner may appear “crusty” for up to one week.
2) Please wear your normal make-up to the procedure. If you are having lips or brows done, please bring your favorite pencils.
3) If unwanted hair is normally removed in the area to be treated, i.e.; tweezing or waxing, the hair removal should be done at least 24 hours prior to your procedure. Electrolysis should not be done within five days of the procedure. Do not resume any method of hair removal for a week after the procedure.
4) If eyelashes or eyebrows are normally dyed, do not have that procedure done within 48 hours of this procedure. Wait one week after the eyebrow or eyeliner procedure before dying lashes or brows.
5) If you wear contact lenses and are having the eyeliner done, do not wear your lenses to your appointment and do not replace them until the day after the procedure. Bring your glasses.
6) If you are having the eyeliner procedure done, as a safety precaution, in case of watering or swelling, we recommend that you have someone available, or accompany you, who could drive you home if you so decide, or if it is necessary. Avoid driving for 8 hours after appt.
7) If you are having lip liner done and have had previous problems with cold sores, fever blisters, or mouth ulcers, the procedure is likely to re-activate the problem. Your physician can make recommendations to help prevent or minimize the outbreak.
8) We recommend allergy testing of pigment before the planned procedure.
9) Do not use aspirin, advil, aleve, motrin, ibuprofen for 7-days prior to your procedure. Consult with your physician before discontinuing the use of any medications. Avoid Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Omegas, Garlic Supplements, alcoholic beverages, caffeine and smoking for 7 days prior to your procedure.
10) Do not use retinol containing products, AHA/BHA’s (Glycolic, Lactic, Salicylic acid) products, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Tazorac, Differin, and Chemical Peels one week prior to procedure. If on Accutane, Sotret, or Claravis, must wait 6 months after completing medication.
PERMANENT MAKEUP HEALING SCHEDULES
Day & Effect
1 Swelling, tender, heavy thick lipstick look with a reddish brick color effect.
2 Slight swelling, reddish and tender with a slight metallic flavor.
3 Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfoliation with an orange color effect.
4 Exfoliation begins, very chapped lips.
5 Very chapped but almost finished with first chapping stage.
6 A soft, rich color begins to appear
7-13 Lip color disappears and the “frosty” (2nd chapping stage) stage begins as a whitish/grayish haze on the lips.
14 Color “blooms” from within more and more each day until day 21 (3 weeks post procedure).
21 Healing complete; the color you see is the color you have. Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two, use a good lip balm and they will return to normal but with full color!
Day & Effect
1 Swollen, like you’ve been crying, with a heavier eye makeup look
2 Swollen, usually for only a few hours after waking up, with the heavier eye makeup look continuing.
3 Swelling decreases with a tight feeling. The pigment begins to lift away from the skin.
4 There is a “pinching” feeling. Some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake. DO NOT PICK AT IT.
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
Day & Effect
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. New 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.
2 Conditions remain the same
3 Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins
4 The skin begins to flake peeling from the outside edges first.
5 Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.
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. Touch-ups 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.