Pre-Care *Do not work out 24 hours before procedure. *NO alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!). *Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure. *Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure. *Avoid power shakes and power greens, Fish Oil, and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure. *Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A 4 weeks prior. *Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, facewash BB or CC creams and makeup primers for anything that says acid. *No brow waxing or tinting one week before. *Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle as well. *You have to be off any kind of Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions! NO LATISSE ON BROWS -Lash hair growing serum (Discontinue for min of 3 weeks)
IF YOU GET FILLERS, THEY SHOULD BE DONE 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR DONE 6 WEEKS AFTER THE PROCEDURE.
IF YOU USE BOTOX, IT SHOULD BE PERFORMED EITHER 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR 2 WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE.
AVOID POWER SHAKES AND POWER GREENS 3 DAYS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE, CAUSES BLOOD THINNING AND HEAVY BLEEDING! WE DO NOT WORK ON ANYONE PREGNANT OR STILL BREAST FEEDING, NO EXCEPTIONS NOT CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP *Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions) If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain) If you "keloid" scar, you need to ask your doctor (raised scarring) Hemophiliac IF YOU ARE ON THESE MEDICATIONS: Triflusal (Disgren) Clopidogrel (Plavix) Prasugrel (Effient) Ticagrelor (Brilinta) Ticlopidine (Ticlid) Cilostazol (Pletal) Vorapaxar (Zontivity) Dipyridamole (Persantine Coumadin Pradaxia (dibigatran) Xarelto (rivaraxaban) Eliquis (apixaban) Savaysa (edoxaban)
*Cirrhosis of the Liver (Susceptable to infection) *Surgical Forehead/Brow lift (Scar tissue will prevent proper healing) *Alopecia (Hair loss due to auto immune disease) (Hair strokes will appear more blurred or blended) *Trichotillomania(Compulsive pulling of body hair) (Due to constant pulling, scar tissue is prominent and pigment will not heal properly) *Shingles-Have you EVER had shingles on your face (No exceptions...PMU will not be performed as the procedure could cause a flare up) * Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis in or around the brow area (Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin) *Oily or severely oily skin (The hair strokes will appear more blended, solid or not retain at all) *Large pores on your forehead & in the brow area (Pigment will blur/blend in large pores looking powdered) *Hemophilia-Bleeding Disorder *Menopause (Considered) If you have hot flashes during the procedure, the pigment will not retain and Mary may have to stop. (You will be required to sign and addendum prior to procedure) *If your body runs hot *Platelet Disorders-Aggregation Disorders An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop the bleeding from a damaged blood vessel. *Moles/raised areas in or around the brow area (Pigment will not be put into anything raised.) *Deep wrinkles in the brow area (The Hair Strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the brow an uneven look) *Hair transplant for your eyebrows (Pigment will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed) *Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition (Hypo, Hyper Susceptible, Graves Disease, Hashimotos) *Rosacea (severe reddening of the face) *Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 (red heads/white skin/light eyes) Due to hypersensitivity the skin does not take the pigment well. *On Accutane (acne medicine) within the last year *Any type of Organ Transplant or Anti-Rejection Medications *Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus or the like) (Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain) *List medicines currently taking including all vitamins. (NO FISH OIL 2 WEEKS PRIOR) *MRSA (can be very contagious) *I Do NOT do super thin (pencil thin) eyebrows as hair strokes will not work. *Extremely Thin skin (Transparent or Translucent or very vascular) *Frequent Exercise (4-7 days per week)(Addendum required) (Due to the frequent production of sweat(salt), the pigment WILL NOT retain, fade very quickly, appear blurred or change in color) THIS WILL HAPPEN!
THESE CONTRAINDICATIONS CAN ALSO PRESENT LATER IN LIFE. FUTURE PROCEDURES MAY NOT BE PERFORMED AND/OR AN ADDENDUM WILL BE REQUIRED.
IF YOU ANSWERED NO TO ALL THE QUESTIONS PLEASE PROCEED
Eyebrows 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.) Plan on scheduling your touch-up within the first 6 months. Come to your appointment with your eyebrows penciled the way you like them (optional) if you like & bring your eyebrow pencil with you 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. IF USING AN EYELASH GROWTH SERUM (Latisse) OR THERE LIKE ON YOUR EYEBROWS, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE AND CAN NOT USE UNTIL 2 WEEKS AFTER PROCEDURE.
Microblading Eyebrows Post-Care:
MICROBLADING EYEBROWS IS A "DRY HEAL" DO NOT GET WET, AND NO SWEATING FOR 10 DAYS DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss! COMPLETELY avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper pigmentation and scarring. Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, steamy hot showers and/or steamy hot baths for 3 weeks. Avoid sweating for a full 10 days. Any physical effort, gym, hot weather, any other activity that may cause sweating through or on the brows will cause the "hairstrokes" to blur under the skin, there is no fixing this. Wash face with makeup wipes so no water drips on the brows, and no washing hair in shower, brows might get wet, so just use dry shampoo or go get them washed at a salon or lay back in your bath to wash your hair so eyebrows do not get wet for the first 10 days. Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days. NO makeup or skincare products to be used on the treated area for two weeks. NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks. After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading. Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your procedure. Avoid Retin-A, Chemical Peels and Microderms around the brow area once healed. AVOID ANY SKINCARE THAT HAS THE WORDS "ACID" "RETIN A" "GLYCOL" ON THE AREA TREATED! Look in your foundations and primers too, its in things that say "long lasting" or "Forever"
EYEBROWS- Typical Effects Day1-2 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 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. Day3 Eyebrows will start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Natural exfoliation begins., do not exfoliate yourself. Day4 The skin begins to flake- peeling from the outside edges first. Day5 Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and greyer for 8 weeks until color clarifies. AVOID ANY SKINCARE THAT HAS THE WORDS "ACID" "RETIN A" "GLYCOL" ON THE AREA TREATED!
Eyeliner NO EYELASH EXTENSIONS (Must be removed min of 3-5 days prior to procedure) NO LATISSE-Lash growing serum (Discontinue for min of 3 weeks) Keep fingers off of the eyes! The bacteria on the fingers and hands may cause "pink eye" which is a bacterial eye infection. Only use the Vaseline provided to you after the procedure for 10 days, or as needed, you cannot over use them.DO NOT USE TOO MUCH VASELINE ON THE LINER AS IT CAN IRRITATE YOUR EYES, IN THIS CASE, 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 so than brows due to the moisture in the eye area. After the touch up the color stays better and lasts longer….Eyeliner will take 2-3 procedures! EYELINER- Typical Effects Day1 Swollen like you’ve been crying, with a heavier eye makeup look. Day2 Swollen, usually for only a few hours after waking up, with the heavier eye makeup look continuing. Day3 Swelling decreases with a tight feeling. The pigments begin to lift away from the skin. Day4 There is a “pinching” feeling. Some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake. DO NOT PICK AT IT. Day5 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.
Lips Be careful 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 Contact with Clothing, Makeup, Food and 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 different.
Very Important: If you get cold sores or have ever had one in the past, you will need an antiviral prescription from your doctor before a lip procedure. Physicians usually instruct to take it 2 days before. As this procedure will bring out the virus if not medicated beforehand. LIPS- Typical Effects Day1 Swelling, tender, heavy thick lipstick look with a reddish brick color affect. Day2 Slight swelling, reddish and tender with a slight metallic flavor. Day3 Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfoliation with an orange color affect. Day4 Exfoliation begins, very chapped lips. Day5 Very chapped but almost finished with first chapping stage. Day6 A soft rich color begins to appear. Days7-13 Lip color disappears and the “frosty” chapping stage begins as a whitish/grayish haze on the lips. Day14 Color blooms from within more and more each day until day 21. Day21 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!