Pre-Procedure Information

PRE-PROCEDURE INFORMATION

If you’ve done laser treatment on your skin or Eye Lasik let us know in advance.

All permanent cosmetic procedures are a multi-session process. 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 at 6-8 week intervals or longer.

Be prepared for the initial color intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition based upon how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.

While these tattooed colors may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, they will not always remain a perfect match. Tattooed colors are constant, while your own skin color will vary depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun, and circulatory changes. For example, if your skin tans and you had a scar camouflage, your surrounding skin will become darker in appearance than the treated area.

  1. Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it is best not to make any social plans for a day or two following any procedure. It is always best to avoid these procedures within months prior to important life events such as weddings. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances.
  2. Wear your normal make up or bring your brow pencils to your consult, but you do not have to for your procedure. Please do not wear mascara to an eyeliner procedure.
  3. 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.
  4. Any eyelash or eyebrow tinting or eyelash curling should be done no sooner than 48 hours before, or two weeks after the procedure.
  5. DO NOT wear contact lenses during or within 48 hours following the eyeliner procedure.
  6. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-tattooed condition. Following the eyeliner procedures, as a safety precaution, we recommend that you have someone available to accompany you or drive you home.
  7. Refrain from the use of alcohol, aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, ibuprofen, or other blood- thinning medications for seven days before and two days after any procedure. Refrain from judgment- altering drugs for at least 24 hours prior to any procedure. No medication should ever be discontinued without first consulting your physician. A skin test is offered upon request.

AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Proper care following your procedure is necessary to achieve the best results. Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected. The purpose of the touch-up visit is to correct any color or shape issues. Please review the following directions and refer to them as necessary. If during your healing process you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

  1. Do not get your treated area directly wet; water, ocean, pool, sweating or any other liquids for 10 days after the treatment.  Even a small drop which seems unimportant may expand the wound / possible infections / excessive scabbing may appear, and you may ruin the results.  No sweating (of any kind), gym, yoga, swimming for the 10 days.  If you work out regularly results may heal more to a powdered look due to the oils the body produces when it gets heated and sweaty.
  2. Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling.  Sleeping slightly elevated helps alleviate swelling sometimes seen in the morning after facial procedures.  Icing for only 3 minutes and five minutes rest alternatively. Do not use ice packs on lip procedures.
  3. Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area or your color may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection.
  4. Do not expose your healing skin to direct shower spray, skin creams, ointments, or lotions other than what you have been instructed to use for at least 3 days following your procedure
  5. Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, hot tubs (tub bath if body area treated), saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, or extremely hot water for 2 weeks following your procedure.
  6. Use a good sunscreen daily- even lips require protection. Sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics and may cause irritation even years later.
  7. If you are planning chemical exfoliation, or other medical procedure, please inform your physician of your cosmetic tattoo.
  8. If you donate blood, Red Cross and Community Blood Center policy allows you to donate after permanent cosmetic tattooing in a licensed/regulated clinic which we are.

APROXIMATE HEALING SCHEDULE FOR PERMANENT COSMETICS

Eyebrows

DayWhat to Expect
1-2What you see is about 20-60% darker, bolder, and more solid than what your healed result will present. There may be minimal swelling; however, as the eyebrow area typically does not retain much fluid, swelling will be limited. The top layers of skin will begin to shed about day 3-5 and you will see a loss of color. This is normal.
3Your eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised. DON’T SCRATCH THEM!
4-6Your skin is now in rapidly exfoliating and if left alone, will shed evenly. The color under the skin will continue to appear light until the epidermis becomes more transparent.
30-40Your eyebrows have had a full cycle of cellular regeneration in which the tattoo has now become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis. Color might come back a little bit more, however I recommend to come back for the following touch up to make them stay better.

Eye Liner

DayWhat to Expect
1This can vary from slightly puffy to swollen, heavy lids; light sensitive and possibly bloodshot eyes. It’s advisable to sleep in an elevated position to help reduce swelling at night.
2Eyes might be swollen and perhaps a bit ‘crusty’ upon waking. The swelling will reduce after being in an upright position and from blinking and increased circulation to the area. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion, and crying.
3Eyes will be less swollen, but will feel tight. The lash area will feel sore if touched.
3-4The top layer of skin will begin to flake off in little stitch looking lines, although some people do not notice the exfoliation. DO NOT PICK– you will pull pigment out and end up with uneven color. Blinking helps eliminate the small pieces of pigment and epidermis that has detached. It is important not to pick at it or rub the eyes.
7-9All shedding should be complete. You are safe to put your face back in the shower spray. During this time, the tattoo may appear to have vanished, this is a normal part of the healing process, and the pigment will re-emerge.
10Pigment, if it faded, should have returned. What you see now is very close to the healed result. The color might be come back a little, however we recommend to come back for a following touch up to make the color stay better. Make sure you have a following touch up appointment.

NOTE:  The outcome of semi-permanent cosmetic procedures is dictated by the canvas (your skin).  The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be.  Very oily, dry, or sun damaged skin can be very difficult to achieve a beautiful even result.  Mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks healing for the final results to appear.  The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetics procedures.

Lips

DayWhat to Expect
1It is very important to remove lymph from the surface of the skin in order to avoid heavy scabbing. Right after the procedure clean the lips with damp cotton) coal bottled water) every 30 min until bedtime. Before sleep if the lips still got some dry lymph then wash with lukewarm water gently removing the dry lymph. pad dry and apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment (you can find it in any grocery store, kids section)
2The lips may be swollen the second day as well. Please do not ice the lip’s skin. Keep the skin moist at all times, do not let the lips to be dry.
3-7Keep applying the Ointment as needed, means as soon as the lips start feeling dry apply the Ointment. From Day 1 to Day 7 or even longer (until the scabs are gone) AVOID water (for the PMU area), make up, excessive sweating, no sauna, no pools, no sunbathing, do not PEEL the scabs at all (you may cause scaring if otherwise) Do not apply anything besides Aquaphor ointment such as vaseline, antibiotic creams, Neosporin etc. Grasped oil may be sued to substitute Aquaphor.
For 4 WeeksAfter the procedure is best to not use creams that contain acids or ingredients that will lighten or exfoliate the skin.