BROW PRE-CARE

To achieve the most beautiful brows, prepping for the appointment and following the suggested aftercare is essential. The skin in your eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive and non-irritated.

HERE’S HOW TO GET YOUR SKIN READY FOR THE BROW PROCEDURE:

01.

TWO WEEKS BEFORE

– No Botox or fillers
– No facial treatments

02.

ONE WEEK BEFORE

– No tinting, waxing or electrolysis
– No retinoid products
– No tanning or intense sun exposure

03.

24 HOURS BEFORE

– No alcohol or caffeine
– No Aspirin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen or blood thinners
– No vitamin E or fish oil supplements
– No excessive sweating or working out

MOST IMPORTANT: TO PREVENT BLEEDING AND POOR COLOR DEPOSIT

BROW AFTER-CARE

Post treatment care comprises 50% of the total treatment success! Cautiously adhere to the instructions provided, otherwise you can risk losing up to 80% of the permanent makeup.

At the end of your permanent makeup session, I will provide you with an aftercare kit that contains everything you’ll need for the 7 to 10 day healing period. This may vary depending on skin type; however, 10 days are recommended for the best possible results.

HERE’S HOW TO GET PERFECTLY HEALED RESULTS:

DAY 1

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PROCEDURE

– Wipe brows 1x per hour for 5 hours

– Apply small amount of ointment

DAY 2-7

AM + PM

– Wipe brows

– Apply ointment

– Avoid any other products on brows

– Avoid sweating and getting brows wet

DAY 8-30

– No direct sun light

– No Botox or fillers

– No chemical peels, microdermabrasions or facials

– No brow laminations or brow tinting

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR THE FIRST 7-10 DAYS:

  • With clean hands, gently wipe away lymph fluid from the treated area with the provided aftercare wipe every hour for the next 5 hours or until lymph production has stopped (removing the lymph fluid prevents hardening of the lymph and thus, minimizes scab formation, resulting in more pigment retention)
  • After your final wipe, allow the skin to dry and then apply a very thin layer of the aftercare ointment, reapplying 1-2 times a day for oily skin and 3-5 times a day for normal skin
  • Days 2 to 7, gently dab the treated area with a damp cotton round prior to applying the provided ointment, making sure the skin is always dry before applying (DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids such as glycolic, lactic, AHA or any type of exfoliant on or near the freshly treated area)
  • Avoid getting the treated area wet for 7-10 days
  • No sweating or excessive exercise for 7 days
  • Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen in the brow area for 7 days
  • No facials, botox, chemical peels or microdermabrasions for 4 weeks
  • No major sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks

THE HEALING PROCESS

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FIRST 6-8 WEEKS:

The first week is going to be gnarly. Here’s a list of thoughts that will probably cross your mind:

  • OMG! These are way too dark and way too thick
  • What have I done???
  • Why are they staring back at me?
  • I can’t go out like this. I look crazy.

The good news is, the intensified color and slight redness are part of the initial stages of healing and will only last from day 2-5. Don’t worry, don’t freak out … just be patient. This is the initial shock phase and I ask that you just simply trust the process. After 7 days, the brows will fade about 20% and shrink about 10% to a much more natural look. The sensation can be comparable to that of a slight burn and minimal peeling or flaking may take place. Refrain from picking your brows as you may run the risk of removing pigment in the process.

Healing will vary based on skin type, but you may experience color fading and loss of hair strokes. This is completely normal. During your touch up session in 8 to 12 weeks, I will assess your healing and fill in any missing strokes or shading as well as give it a color boost. I can then recommend the best follow up timeline for future appointments.

MORE AFTER-CARE TIPS

  • Do NOT apply any facial products (serums, moisturizers, SPF, makeup, etc.) to brows until all scabs have naturally fallen off
  • RESIST the urge to scratch or pick your brows
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach or side for the first few days following the brow procedure
  • NO direct sun exposure for 4 weeks (direct UV light can alter the pigment color during the healing process)
  • NO swimming/sauna/facial steamers until the treated area is completely healed. Salt water and chlorine can cause the pigment to fade or change in color. Please schedule your appointment accordingly if you plan to be in the sun or water

LIP BLUSH PRE-CARE

The appointment is divided into three parts: Consultation, lip mapping and the actual permanent makeup procedure.

Please note that your lip shape cannot be changed drastically to fix major lip asymmetry. Facial & lip skin are very different and therefore will take color differently.

HERE’S HOW TO GET YOUR LIPS READY FOR THE PROCEDURE:

01.

1 MONTH BEFORE

– Avoid chemical peels, Retin-A & retinol products

– Avoid botox & fillers at least 4 weeks before

02.

ONE WEEK BEFORE

– Exfoliate lips daily with sugar scrub* & keep lips well moisturized
– No blood thinner medications*
– No supplements* with blood thinning effects
– Coldsore prone clients, consult your physician to prevent pre & post procedure flareups

03.

24 HOURS BEFORE

– Absolutely NO coffee or alcohol (increases chances of bruising)
– If your skin around the lip area is compromised*, unfortunately we will have to reschedule
– Tylenol may be taken before the procedure (Aspirin & Ibuprofen are blood thinners so should be avoided)

Cancer survivors must be at least 6 months into remission before receiving any permanent makeup service.
Those taking Accutane, Antasure and/or steroids must be off for a minimum of 6 months prior to the procedure.

*sugar scrub can be made at home by mixing sugar & a few drops of coconut oil
*blood thinner medications include: Advil, Aspirin, Motrin, Niacin, Excedrin and Aleeve
*supplements with blood thinning effects include: fish oil, dong quai, ginko, biloba, ginseng, red clover and vitamin e
*skin is considered compromised when there is a breakout, rash, inflammation, bruising or a blemish in the procedure area

LIP BLUSH AFTER CARE

At the end of your session, I will provide you with an aftercare kit that contains everything you’ll need for the 7-14 day healing period. This may vary per client, but 14 days is recommended for the best possible results.

Please keep in mind that your lip blush immediately following the procedure is considered a wound and should be treated and cared for as such. Wash hands thoroughly before touching lips. Expect slight swelling, redness and tenderness in the treated area. This will subside in 24-48 hours.

HERE’S HOW TO GET PERFECTLY HEALED RESULTS:

DAY 1

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PROCEDURE

– Wipe lips 1x per hour for 5 hours

– Apply ointment frequently to avoid dry lips at all times

DAY 2-7

– Wipe lips after eating

– Apply ointment frequently to keep lips hydrated

– Avoid lipgloss/lipstick and chapstick with SPF

– Avoid spicy/salty foods

– Drink through straw

DAY 8-30

– No direct sun light

– No Botox or fillers

– No whitening toothpastes

– No products containing active or anti-aging ingredients

DAY 1 & 2:

  • The treated area should ONLY be cleaned using bottled water and clean cotton rounds
  • Apply a thin layer of ointment using a clean cotton tipped applicator
  • Repeat application of ointment frequently to keep lips hydrated at all times

**Always wipe & apply ointment after eating.

DAY 3-14  OR UNTIL ALL SCABS FALL OFF:

  • Bottled water can be used to rinse lips morning & night
  • Apply thin layer of ointment using cotton tipped applicator throughout the day. **Do NOT let lips dry out. Keep moisturized at all times
  • Apply thick layer, only prior to the shower & face washing to protect from unwanted soap
  • Once lips start crusting, scabbing & peeling DO NOT pick or scratch
  • Rinse mouth with cool water after eating & reapply ointment
  • Drink liquids with a straw

THINGS TO AVOID DURING THE HEALING PROCESS:

  • Be careful with teeth bleaching toothpaste & mouthwash (use minimal amount) as excessive amounts can cause pigment loss
  • Avoid: contact with food (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • Avoid: lipstick/lipgloss, excessive sweating, sauna, pools, sunbathing, spicy/salty foods, wine, acidic foods, chapstick with SPF, major sun exposure or tanning
  • Avoid: Retin A, glycolic acids, Vitamin E, terry towels, Vitamin C, Neosporin, Bacitracin (anything that promotes accelerated healing and cell turnover may affect color retention)
  • No contact with animals or gardening for 7-10 days or until scabs fall off