+ Please discontinue the use of following topical products for a minimum of SEVEN days prior to your appointment: AHA’s, aka Alpha Hydroxy Acids + Retinoids of any kind. This includes Retin-A, Tazorac, Tretinoin, Retinol and so on. These products can cause the pigments to fade prematurely and alter the color as well as may cause the skin to be more prone to bleeding resulting in poorly healed results.
+ If you are on blood thinners of any kind; Coumadin, Aspirin, etc. A note from you doctor releasing you for both the procedure(s) and allowing you to go off your medication a minimum of THREE days prior to your first appointment is required.
+ If you are a person with Diabetes, a note from your doctor is requried releasing you for the procedure(s).
+ No Aspirin, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen/ Advil, or Alcohol intake within THREE days of your first appointment. These may cause your skin to bleed more thus pushing the pigment out and may result in poor healed results.
+ If you are under treatment for any form of cancer, you must wait until your treatment is complete. You are able to receive permanent makeup THREE months after you have been cleared by your physician. Please bring a medical clearance note to your first appointment. It is recommended to get any permanent makeup procedure(s) before you start any cancer treatment(s).
+ No caffeine within THREE hours of your appointment. Caffeine can cause more bleeding and healed results may be poor.
+ Lip Blush procedure: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Moisturizing those lips prior to your appointment is so important. Better prepared skin makes for better healed results. If you have dry, peeling skin gently exfoliate dead skin prior to your scheduled appointment. Dry, peeling or cracking lip skin may hinder the work and yield poor healed results.
+ Please note that woman who are in or near their menstrual cycle tend to bleed more than those who are not. You may also be more sensitive to pain.
+ If you are sunburnt or have been in a tanning bed within SEVEN days the procedure cannot be performed.
+ Lip filler must be preformed at least SIX weeks prior or SIX weeks after your lip blushing appointment.
+ No waxing or tinting the treated area for at least FIVE days before you procedure.
+ When begins to micropigmentation process begins and excessive bleeding is noticed, your appointment may be rescheduled.
+ Please discontinue any and all lash enhancement serums at least 30 days prior to your eyelash line enhancement appointment.
+ Please remove any false lashes at least SEVEN days before your eyelash line enhancement appointment.
+ For those that wear contact lenses receiving an eyelash line enhancement procedure, please remove your contact lenses before your appointment and refrain from putting them back in until the following day. NOTE: using contact solution can remove the pigment. If and when possible, wear glasses for the first week for achieving the best possible healed results.
+ For those receiving Lip Blushing and have a history of cold sores, it is recommended to start taking the prescribed medication at least SEVEN days prior and continue for SEVEN days after to prevent a outbreak as this procedure is very stimulating.
+ For those that have recently undergone facial surgery, like Blepharoplasty, you must bring a letter of medical clearance from your surgeon to your appointment. You must be healed for SIX months before receiving permeant makeup.
Careful aftercare is essential to how your brows heal producing a beautiful lasting result.
It is important to keep the treated area clean and moist with the provided aftercare only. Apply aftercare every 3-4 hours for 10 days.
Expect slight swelling, redness and itching for the first few days. Pigment will appear darker for the first 5-7 days, and then start to lighten. It is a process, this is normal. Patience is key. After your skin has completely healed, about 4-8 weeks, any areas of concern can be addressed during the touchup appointment.
Applying ice packs for the first 24 hours is most important to continue throughout the day. Keep moist at all times with the provided ointment only. It is normal for the lips to feel dry and even peel. Do NOT pick the skin. The color will be vibrant and bright initially, then after about the fifth or sixth day, it can fade as if you have lost all your color! However when your lips have healed completely, the color will settle into a natural hue – softening up to 55% after the skin has completely healed from the first day of the procedure.
EYELASH LINE ENHANCEMENT: You must use a NEW bottle of mascara after your healing period to avoid contamination. It is suggested to wash all eyeshadow brushes prior to reapplying eye makeup as well.
+ If you receive neurotoxin treatments such as Botox in the treated area please wait TWO weeks after your neurotoxin touchup before receiving microblading as it can take TWO weeks for Botox to peak.
+ No harsh cleansers, face creams, makeup and/or any other products on or near the treated area for at least 10 days.
+ No exposure to direct sun or tanning beds for 30 days.
+ Avoid swimming pools for 2 weeks.
+ Do not wax, tweeze or dye eyebrows for TWO weeks.
+ Avoid heavy sweating for a least SEVEN days.
+ Lip filler must be NOT be preformed for at least SIX weeks after your last lip blush procedure.
+ No Facials, Chemical Peels, laser treatments for at least FOUR weeks.
+ Always wash your hands before applying the ointment or use a Q-tip
+ Be gentle. Do not pick or rub the treated area during the healing period. Allow the skin to heal and slough off by itself.
+ Avoid any form of Retinoids (Retin -A, Tretinoin, Tazorac, Retinol) for at least TWO weeks.
+ After you are completely healed you may resume your natural skincare and makeup routine.
+ Use sunblock after the area has healed to protect from fading when enjoying direct sun exposure.
WHAT’ S NORMAL AFTER RECEIVING MICROPIGMENTATION?
+ Mild redness and tenderness (usually subsides within a few hours to a day or two)
+ Minor to moderate swelling. Sometimes none at all.
+ Light scabbing, skin peeling, even light bruising, dry tightness feeling is all normal.
+ Feeling itchy in the treated area. As the skin heals it may feel itchy. Do not scratch, tap the skin gently with clean fingertips to satisfy that itch.
+ Too dark or uneven appearance. After about SEVEN days the darkness will fade and once the swelling goes down the unevenness will disappear.
+ Color or pigment on the Q-tip when applying ointment during the home care. You might notice some pigment on your pillow case the next morning or o the Q-tip after applying ointment for the first few days or so.
+ Color changes or light/ color loss/ gaps. As the area heals the color will lighten and even seem to disappear. Once your skin has completely healed, the pigment will reveal itself again as it migrates back toward the skin’s surface. Any areas that appear too light or missing pigment can be enhanced during the touchup appointment, hence why it is so necessary.
The procedure area has to be completely healed before we can address any concerns.
A FEW IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER…
+ The color you see now is not the color you will end up with. The color and even the shape may look different after the skin has completely healed. It is normal to have color/pigment loss, as well as expect the color to be “warm” or orangey/reddish at first. This
ensures that your healed results will stay true to color for years to come.
+ During the healing period it is normal to lose anywhere from 10% up to even 60% of your color. The amount of retention versus loss depends on your skin type and condition, overall health, medications, desired goals, pigment choice, lifestyle and before and aftercare, and how well your skin retains the pigment.
+ Permanent makeup is considered to be a permanent change in the skins tissue. There is no true way of knowing the time frame of how to predict how long or how well your skin will hold onto the pigment.
+ Fading is normal. Filling in here and there with makeup is OK. The best part is that the shape is already created for you to follow!
+ Remember, microblading is not a solid filled in look. The expectation is to see the skin through the strokes. This gives a much more natural appearance, one that gives you a fuller, more defined shape without having the look of wearing any makeup! As your skin heals, the diameter of the strokes softens and widens, more like a colored pencil vs looking like a line from a ballpoint pen immediately after microblading. So if the strokes are too close they may begin to touch each other (creating a blurring appearance) and lose that hair-like appearance of individual strokes. This can also happen with ongoing frequent touchups, oily skin types and other factors. More strokes can always be added during your touchup appointment.
+ Immediately after your permanent makeup procedure, there is pigment in the skin and outside the skin, which is what makes the color look vibrant and bright. As the skin heals it covers the pigment with new skin cells creating a so called “filter” which then makes the healed results appear softer (less vibrant) in color and tone. Once the skin has completely healed, after about 6-12 weeks or so, gently exfoliating your skin in the treated area once to twice a week. Moisturizing the teated area daily will also help to keep your permanent makeup looking more fresh for years to come.
Failure to follow the suggested before and aftercare instructions may result in infections, pigment loss or discoloration, and/or poorly healed results.