Preparing for Your Appointment

I want you to feel relaxed and comfortable during your appointment. These guidelines are to help your permanent make up adhere better and to aid in your safety. You may need 24 hours to heal after your procedure, so plan your appointment accordingly.

 

Your permanent make up may look distorted or thicker after the first procedure, this will be normal due to swelling. Swelling will vary from client to client, you can apply a cold compress if necessary. The healing time will also vary from client to client.

After 5 – 7 days, the pigment will settle into the dermal layer, you may experience some flaking or peeling. That is natural and the touch up appointment will enhance any faded area.

   

To maintain your permanent make up, you will need to refresh your color every 1 – 4 years, this will also vary from each client. If you are in the sun a lot, have oily skin, receive chemical peels regularly, use anti-aging creams or Retinol products you may need to refresh your color every 1 – 2 years. If you have watery eyes, hyper-sensitive eyes, tear duct plugs or severe allergies, you may not be a good candidate for eyeliner. You should check with your physician before scheduling your procedure.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PERMANENT MAKEUP

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment, this includes over the counter medications that may contain alcohol.

  • You must show proof of age at appointment. (Driver’s License or State ID) 18 years or older

  • Sorry NO CHECKS, only cash or MC, VISA or DISCOVER

  • Do not drink any caffeine (coffee, tea, soda or chocolate) 24 hours prior to appointment, this will minimize swelling and discomfort during the procedure.

  • You must be off Accutane for one year.

  • Each procedure can take anywhere between 1 ½ to 2 ½  hours so please plan your time accordingly.

  • Do not tan prior to your appointment.  Wait 5 days after your procedure before you get into a tanning bed. 

  • Do not wear makeup, mascara or perfume the day of your appointment.  The area must be clean.

  • Services will not be performed if you are pregnant or nursing.  NO EXCEPTIONS

  • If you are prone to low grade infections and need antibiotics before going to the dentist, you must do the same for this appointment as well.

  • You must be off Retinols or Retin-A for 7 days prior to your appointment.

  • If you are near or on your menstrual cycle, you may be hyper-sensitive during your procedure.

  • If you take Benadryl prior to your appointment, please make arrangements for someone to drive you home.

  • The area to be worked on must be absent of pimples, cold sores, blemishes and moles.

  • If you are prone to cold sores, you must use an antiviral prescription 3 days prior to your “Lip” appointment. (L-Lysine)

  • If you have had an eye surgery or lip/mouth surgery, please consult with your physician before making your appointment.

  • Tylenol is fine to take prior to your appointment, but do not take ibuprofen or aspirin 24 hours prior to your procedure.  You may need to consult with your physician first.

  • Stop all vitamins 24 hours prior to your appointment. 

  • Do not wear contact lenses the day of your appointment.  Bring sunglasses to wear home. (Eyebrows/Eyeliner)

  • Do not use an eyelash curler the day of your appointment.  Do not color your eyelashes/brows 5 days prior to your procedure.

  • Do not wax your eyebrows/lip prior to your appointment.

  • Discontinue any type of eyelash growth serum (Latisse) 2 weeks prior to your appointment. (Eyeliner)

  • If you have oily skin, your results may appear softer/lighter in appearance and may require additional procedures.

  • If you are dark skinned, your permanent make up may not appear as bold versus the same color on someone who is fair skinned.

  • If someone brings you to your appointment, they will not be allowed to watch, we do not want any distractions.

  • Do not wear good clothing during your procedure, the pigment may splatter and may not come out of your clothes.

  • If you have had filler injected into your lips, I will not do a lip procedure on you.  NO EXCEPTIONS

  • Please reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well, sick, have a cold, flu or a fever.

  • Please eat prior to your appointment so your blood sugar level does not drop. 

  • If your pupils are dilated after your eyeliner procedure, it will be due to the Epinephrine and this will be temporary.

  • A 24 hour cancellation notice is appreciated.

 

After Care Instructions

EYEBROWS

  • Do not pick, rub, bump or scratch the procedural area.Some pigment will slough off on its own.The area may start to itch, this is normal during the healing process

  • Picking at the procedural area can cause scarring

  • Apply Vaseline, a thin coating only,with a Q-tip 2-3 times a day

  • Swelling, soreness or redness is normal, these symptoms will dissipate each day during the healing process.Apply cold packs (not ice) for 10 minutes at a time during the first few hours after your procedure.

  • Stay out of direct sunlight for 5-8 days

  • Do not swim (pools, oceans or lakes) for 5-8 days

  • Stay out of sauna’s for 5-8 days

  • Refrain from workout routines that will cause you to excessively sweat for 3-5 days

  • If you use Botox, wait 2-3 weeks after your procedure

  • Avoid using Retin-A or Retinols around the area for 4-5 weeks

  • Apply Vaseline to the area before you shower.Do not use soap, make up removers or lotions on the procedural area for 5-8 days

  • Wait 2 weeks before you wax or eyebrows

  • You can wear make up (foundation, blush and powder) after your procedure, but do not apply to the treated area for 5-8 days

  • Only touch the treated area with a Q-tip and / or clean fingers to prevent infection

  • Do not allow pets to rub or lick the procedural area

  • If an infection should occur, seek medical help immediately

 

EYELINER

  • Do not pick, rub, bump or scratch the procedural area. Some pigment will slough off on its own.The area may start to itch, this is normal during the healing process

  • Picking at the procedural area can cause scarring

  • Apply Vaseline, a thin coating only,with a Q-tip 2-3 times a day

  • Swelling, soreness or redness is normal, these symptoms will dissipate each day during the healing process.Apply cold packs (not ice) for 10 minutes at a time during the first few hours after your procedure.

  • Stay out of direct sunlight for 5-8 days

  • Do not swim (pools, oceans or lakes) for 5-8 days

  • Stay out of sauna’s for 5-8 days

  • Refrain from workout routines that will cause you to excessively sweat for 3-5 days

  • If you use Botox, wait 2-3 weeks after your procedure

  • Avoid using Retin-A or Retinols around the area for 4-5 weeks

  • Apply Vaseline to the area before you shower.Do not use soap, make up removers or lotions on the procedural area for 5-8 days

  • You can wear make up (foundation, blush and powder) after your procedure, but do not apply to the treated area for 5-8 days

  • Only touch the treated area with a Q-tip and / or clean fingers to prevent infection

  • Do not allow pets to rub or lick the procedural area

  • Eyeliner may peel or flake after a few days, this will be normal, the touch up appointment will enhance the color and fill in any areas needed

  • If using an eyelash growth serum (Latisse) wait 2-3 weeks after your procedure to begin treatment

  • You can wear your contacts 3-5 days after your procedure, however, refrain from using saline solution directly on your eyes

  • It is highly recommended that you purchase new mascara to reduce the risk of infection.You can apply mascara 5-8 days after your procedure

  • If an infection should occur, seek medical help immediately

 

LIPS

  • Do not pick, rub, bump or scratch the procedural area.Some pigment will slough off on its own.The area may start to itch, this is normal during the healing process

  • Picking at the procedural area can cause scarring

  • Apply Vaseline, a thin coating only,with a Q-tip 2-3 times a day

  • Swelling, soreness or redness is normal, these symptoms will dissipate each day during the healing process.Apply cold packs (not ice) for 10 minutes at a time during the first few hours after your procedure.You may have to apply cold packs up to 3-4 days after your lip procedure

  • Stay out of direct sunlight for 5-8 days

  • Do not swim (pools, oceans or lakes) for 5-8 days

  • Stay out of sauna’s for 5-8 days

  • Refrain from workout routines that will cause you to excessively sweat for 3-5 days

  • If you use Botox, wait 2-3 weeks after your procedure

  • Avoid using Retin-A or Retinols around the area for 4-5 weeks

  • Apply Vaseline to the area before you shower.Do not use soap, make up removers or lotions on the procedural area for 5-8 days

  • Only touch the treated area with a Q-tip and / or clean fingers to prevent infection

  • Do not allow pets to rub or lick the procedural area

  • Refrain from eating spicy foods for 1-2 weeks after your procedure

  • Do not bite or lick your lips, keep moist with Vaseline

  • Drink everything through a straw for 1-2 weeks after your procedure.

  • Your lip color will not shine like lipstick, you will need a lip gloss for that.The lips may take 3-6 weeks to heal.

  • If an infection should occur, seek medical help immediately

 

If you do not follow the proper Before and After care procedures your make up may not heal properly and you may lose some of your color. One touch up appointment is included with most procedures, but some clients may require an additional touch up appointment. You will have up to 6 months from the date of your procedure to do your touch up. Please keep in mind that this is an enhancement and each side of the face is different. I do my best to even out both sides in this free-handed technique.