brows before-care

  • Do NOT DRINK ALCOHOL at least 24hrs for alcohol before the procedure.
  • Do NOT DRINK CAFFEINE (coffee/tea/soda etc.) before the procedure. 
  • Do NOT TAKE Advil or other blood thinners such as Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary (consult with your doctor) 48-72 hours prior to your procedure. Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance.
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners).
  • Do not tan 3 weeks before or 3 weeks after the procedure.
  • If you’ve had laser removal of previous work done by someone else, the treated area has now more scar tissue and can affect the outcome of the result.  More treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
  • Botox should be done 3 weeks before or 3 weeks after the procedure.
  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products 1 month prior.
  • Do not have any type of facial peel or microdermabrasion 1 month prior or after procedure.
  • Avoid exercising the day of procedure as this will open up the pores.
  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
  • No waxing or tinting 3 days before.
  • No bleaching brows 1 month prior (it is also recommended to not bleach brows after procedure).
  • It usually takes at least 2 appointments for desired results. The first appointment is about structure, design, and building hair strokes. the touchup is about seeing how the skin heals and retains pigment, as well as making any necessary adjustments to achieve better symmetry and volume. Some people might require more than 1 touch up.  All results vary.
  • Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. Over the next 2 days it will appear even darker and thicker as scabs begin to form. Let the scabs naturally flake off bit by bit. It will take up to 14 days for scabbing to be over.
  • You may NOT get the area wet or apply any kind of products (except what is provided on the aftercare instructions) for at least 7-10 days after.  No makeup on the area for at least 2 weeks.

brows AFTERCARE

 Aftercare compliance is very important for producing a beautiful and lasting result.  Please follow the guidelines as instructed by your technician to obtain the best results.

  • No water, cleansers, creams, makeup, or any other products on treated area for 10 days or until all peeling is done.
  • Keep the area lightly moist using a q-tip with sterile Aquaphor (very lightly and not overly greasy).  Apply as needed ONLY when it feels dry or itchy. 
  • Expect slight swelling and a little redness in the immediate area.  This will subside in a few hours.
  • If slight crust appears on the pigmented surface, do not force removal by picking or scratching.
  • Don’t be alarmed if color comes off on the q-tip when applying the ointment -- this is normal.
  • Avoid hot, steamy, long showers (leave the door cracked opened if you are able to).
  • Avoid working out for the next 7-10 days or until all scabbing has completed.
  • No makeup on or around the brow area during the healing process.
  • Avoid tinting of brows for 3 weeks following the procedure.
  • The procedure may have some peeling on or around the 4th day.  This is a normal process of healing for some clients.  DO NOT PICK! Picking can cause scarring and loss of color.
  • Avoid sun for 7 to 10 days following the procedure.  It is suggested to wear a hat if you are expected to be out in the sun for a long period of time.  Do not let the brim of the hat touch your brow area.
  • Be mindful of how you sleep, if you can avoid sleeping on your side or stomach, it is suggested to do so.  Sleeping on your back is recommended.
  • Avoid chlorine pools, saunas and Jacuzzis, hot yoga, hair dryers, and any steam-like environment etc.
  • Avoid Retin A, Renova, Alpha Hydroxy, Glycolic Acids, Aloe, and Vitamin E products.
  • No Gardening for the first 3 to 4 days to prevent possible infection.
  • If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI, or other medical procedures inform them that you have had an iron oxide cosmetic tattoo.
  • You must wait 1 year after any tattoo to give blood.  This is state specific – you can check on the American Red Cross to see the rules for your state.
  • Lasers can cause pigment to turn black.  Avoid the procedure site.
  • After you have healed, use a good sunscreen daily to help prevent premature fading of all procedures (wait to do this after your touch up session).
  • If any signs of infection occur, abnormal swelling, redness or pain associated with the procedure, call your physician and please give us a call.

The application of permanent cosmetics can be a 2 to 3 step process.  Do not judge your procedure while in the healing stage.  It may require a touch up or multiple touch-ups as everyone heals differently.  The procedure area has to heal completely before we can address any concerns.  Healing takes about 4 weeks.

 

eyeliner/smokey lash enhacement before-care

In addition to the  brow before-care as stated above, please also follow the additional instructions below:

  • Do not wear any strip false lashes day of your procedure.
  • If you get lash extensions done, all strands must be removed completely prior procedure day.
  • No contacts, please bring your glasses. 
  • Discontinue any lash serums 1 month prior.
  • If your eyes are sensitive and feel as if you are unable to drive, please make arrangements for transportation.

 

eyeliner/smokey lash enhacement aftercare

WHAT TO EXPECT: Immediately after - redness, irritation, swelling, and some bruising is normal. If swelling persist around day 2, you can apply a clean ice pack over the area.  Do this every 10 minutes or until swelling has decrease.  The area around day 3-6 might appear darker.  After the dark stage, the area might begin to peel.  Do not pick, peel, or poke the area.  Once peeling has occurred, the area will appear dull and foggy.  The color will become more vibrant in about 3-4 weeks once everything has exfoliated.  Depending on your sensitivity level, we might not be able to achieve the desired thickness in the first session.  All adjustments can be made at your touch-up(s) session(s).

  • Make sure your hands are washed and clean before touching the eye area.
  • Wash the area twice a day with water and Dial Antibacterial Soap.
  • Pat the area with an unused paper towel each time.
  • Apply a very thin layer of After Inked Moisturizer and Aftercare Lotion (provide by your technician) 3-4 times a day for the next 5-7 days.  Do not apply an excess amount of After Inked as it may cause an infection.
  • If scabbing occurs, do not pick, peel, or poke the area.
  • No eye makeup, cleansers, makeup remover etc. except for what is instructed as part of your aftercare regimen.

If any discharge occurs or if your eyelids feel stuck together in the mornings, please contact your technician and physician immediately.  

The application of permanent cosmetics can be a 2 to 3 step process.  Do not judge your procedure while in the healing stage.  It may require a touch up or multiple touch-ups as everyone heals differently.  The procedure area has to heal completely before we can address any concerns.  Healing takes about 4 weeks.