Barbara’s Permanent Makeup Guidelines and General Rules for ALL Procedures:
Please Read Carefully & Plan Accordingly
The following is for your safety and knowledge. Your safety is my priority. I want to be sure your skin is prepared for your procedure date and you do your part with your pre & post-op instructions so that you will have a comfortable procedure experience and your end result is satisfactory.
- If you have any blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, skin irritations of any kind, or other skin imperfections on or around your the procudere area/s, they must be healed prior to your procedure date. If you arrive to your procedure date appointment with an area of concern, you will be rescheduled and your deposit will be forfeited. No exceptions.
- Organ Transplant recipients may not receive permanent makeup
- If you had any type of surgery within the past 6 months or will have in the next 6 months please provide a Doctor’s note.
- If you take any medications to see your Dentist, please do so on the day of your procedure just as you would if you had a Dentist appointment.
- If you are prone to cold sores, you will need a prescription of Valtrex (1000mg for 14 days) to begin 7 days prior to your procedure date and 7 days after your procedure date.
- If you are under treatment for any form or cancer, its is advised to wait until your treatment is complete. It is recommended to have your permanent makeup before you begin any cancer treatments.
- Please note, for woman who are near their menstrual cycle have a tendency to bleed a bit more during the procedure than woman who are not. It can also make your skin hyper-sensitive on and around the procedure site. In addition, numbing agents may not take as well to woman menstruating. Please plan ahead to schedule your procedure time accordingly.
- You must be off Accutane for 1 year. No Exceptions
- No tanning and/or sunburns prior to the procedure or after the procedure for 10 days. Please do not have a recent tan/sunburn on your face prior to or on procedure date. The tan/sunburn skin will exfoliate taking color with it as it fades. If you arrive to your procedure date with a tan/sunburn on your face, you will be required to reschedule and your deposit will be forfeited. No Exceptions
- No swimming until the area is completely healed, Salt water/chlorine can cause the pigments to fade or change in color. It is recommended to apply Vaseline (must be a new jar) to the treated area/s prior to swimming. Apply even after it is healed to prevent the chlorine water/salt water from penetrating the procedure area.
- Do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat expands your pores. It is recommended not to sweat (heavily) for the first 10 days after your procedure date. Sweat contains salt and can prematurely fade the treated area/s.
- Avoid direct shower water on the treated area/s after procedure date. Apply a thin layer of Vaseline (be sure to purchase a new jar prior to procedure date) prior to showering to prevent soaps and shampoos from getting on the treated area/s.
- It is very important NOTHING gets on the treated area/s no submerging under water, no saunas, no steam rooms, no facials, no makeup, no lotions, no eye creams, no pencil etc., for 10 days. After 10 days you may use only new creams and new makeup not your old. Very important you prepare ahead of procedure to have purchased all new mascara, eye shadows, eyeliners and creams etc., After 10 days, use a gentle cleanser to clean the treated area/s and avoid scrubbing the treated area for 1 month.
- If you have well water please purchased distilled water to cleanse procedure area/s. Only touch the treated area/s with clean hands. This is a must to prevent infections. Do NOT RUB, SCRATCH or PICK at the treated area/s. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
- Avoid sleeping on your face during the first 10 days after procedure.
- If you have oily skin, your result will appear softer in appearance and may require additional procedures.
- If you have darker skin please note your permanent makeup will not appear as bold as lighter skin types (Indian, African American, Filipino etc.,)
- 3 days prior to procedure date **PLEASE NOTE VERY IMPORTANT** Do NOT take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Blood Thinners, Niacin, Fish Oil, Ginger, Green Tea, and/or Vitamins including Vitamin E unless medically necessary, -72 hrs. prior to your procedure. If your Doctor has you on aspirin or a blood thinner every day Barbara will need your Doctor’s approval in written form for you to stop taking the aspirin or other blood thinners for 3 days. Tylenol is fine.
- 24 hours prior your procedure date **PLEASE NOTE VERY IMPORTANT** No alcohol, No smoking (not even the fake cigarette kind) No Ice Tea, No caffeine of any kind (decaf coffee is okay) and No heavy salted foods. This will minimize any oozing or swelling after the procedure.
- Plan to schedule your touch-up within 60 days. Your touchup fee is included with your permanent makeup price. If you wait longer then 60 days there will be a touchup fee required.
PRE-PROCEDURE EYEBROWS INSTRUCTIONS
During your consultation, I will go over your pre, during and post instructions thoroughly and it is very important to follow these instructions. The following instructions will help swelling to be minimal and there is usually no bleeding involved. The less swelling and bleeding the better the pigment application. Please arrive to your appointment with your eyebrows penciled the way you like them (optional). It is recommended to not have plans after your procedure. Timing exactly when you will be finished is unknown for everyone’s skin is different with different concerns. There are many facts to consider; scar tissue from multiple procedures prior to your visit with me, if you need color correction, design correction, sensitive skin types and more. Know that I am all about what your skin is telling me and slow movements is the best outcome. Plan on at least 3-4 hours. 30-45 Minutes to numb, if design is needed to be created prior to staring this takes time, and then at least 1 hour per brow or more.
- Eyebrow tinting should be done no sooner than one week prior to procedure or two weeks after the procedure
- Eyebrow tweezing or waxing should be done at least 72 hours prior to procedure date; electrolysis hair removal no less than 5 days prior. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks after.
- You MUST be off Retin-A or Retinols 7 days prior to your procedure date and avoid using on or around the area for 30 days after. If used before 30 days, it can cause the pigments to fade prematurely. If you resume the Retin-A or Retinols after 30 days, please know that the continued use will fade your permanent makeup prematurely.
- Botox should be performed 2 weeks prior to your procedure date or 2 weeks after.
- If your Doctor prescribes you to take Aspirin or any blood thinners daily. I will need your Doctor’s approval in written form for you to stop taking blood thinners for 3 days prior to your procedure.
- If you are in treatment for any form of cancer, it is advised to wait until your treatment is complete. It is recommended to have your permanent makeup before you begin any cancer treatment.
- Attention to those who have had permanent Brows done multiple times prior to meeting me. Scar tissue from past procedures will require additional procedures (and fees will apply based on individual needs). It is the safety of your skin to perform as much as your skin will allow in one procedure. As well as covering old artwork with discoloration to achieve desired look. It will also demand more time on procedure date. The slower the movements the better outcome. Do not expect a procedure to take 1-2 hours. Your safety is my highest priority ending in a nice result. It is a process and will take more then 1 or even 2 procedures to achieve desired look.
During your consultation, I will go over your pre, during and post instructions thoroughly and it is very important to follow these instructions. The following pre-op instructions will help swelling to be minimal and there is usually no bleeding involved. The less swelling and bleeding the better the pigment application. Dress for comfort and if you wear contacts please wear your glasses on procedure date.
- Please arrive on procedure date makeup free. No mascara please.
- Clean contacts can be worn 72 hours after your procedure.
- You cannot use Saline to wet your eyes. Only sterile water. Check to see that wash is NOT SALINE. It will fade your liner out instantly.
- Eyelash curling should be done no sooner then 72 hrs. prior to your procedure and 2 weeks after.
- You may not use Latisse or any other lash growth enhancement product for one month prior or one month after procedure date.
- You may not use any product for dark circles around the eyes for 2 weeks prior to the procedure
- No breakout of cold sores within the past 2 weeks. If you are prone to cold sores, please get a prescription of Valtrex (1000mg for 14 days) to take 7 days prior to your procedure and 7 days after your procedure (for any type of permanent cosmetics, not just the lips).
For Permanent Eyeliner Makeup Procedures, the following will require a written approval or release from your Doctor:
It is your responsibilty to inform me of any eye surgeries you had or eye conditions you currently have. This determines if you are a good candidate for Permanent Eyeliner.
- If you have diabetes
- If you have any type of eye conditions and/or eye disorders
- Any type of eye disorder must be clear 2 weeks prior to procedure
- Persons with Glaucoma are not eligible for permanent cosmetics.
- If you had any eye surgery; Lasix, Cornea, Lens repair and upper or lower Blepharoplasty. You will need to wait at least 6 months before you can have permanent makeup on your eyes. A Doctor’s note may be required. No Exceptions.
- If you have tear duck plugs, I will not be able to perform your eyeliner procedure. No Exceptions.
- If you have hyper-sensitive eyes, watery eyes, tear duck plugs or severe allergies, refractive eye surgery etc., permanent eyeliner may not be the procedure for you. Our eyes produce saline-salt water adn this will cause the treated area to fade or not take at all.
- If your Doctor prescribes you to take aspirin every day or any other blood thinners, I will need your Doctor’s approval in written form for you to stop taking the aspirin for 3 days for either Permanent Eyeliner or Shaded Brow Procedures.
- If you are under treatment for any form of cancer, you must wait until your treatment is complete. It is recommended to have “any” permanent makeup before you start any cancer treatment.
POST-PROCEDURAL CARE – EYEBROWS
The treated area/s will begin to flake & itch slightly within 3-4 days after procedure date. It is important not to itch or pick at your permanent makeup during this time. Expect slight swelling, thickness, and/or redness, for 1-2 days following the procedure. Keep treated area lightly glossed with Vaseline for 10 days after procedure.
- Two (2) times daily
, gently wash treated area with cold water on a Q-tip. Using patting motions to pat pat pat clean. Then wet Q-tip add a small tiny amount of dove soup and pat pat pat across the area to clean it. Use another wet Q-tip to pat pat pat the area to remove the dove soap. Lastly, take another Q-tip with a small amount of Vaseline on it and apply a thin layer in the patting motion. Do not itch or pick at it this may cause scarring.
- Regular makeup can be worn immediately after your procedure, just not on the treated area until healed (after 10 days). When healed you must use new makeup.
- It is common for your eyebrows to appear bolder immediately after your procedure they will begin to soften up after a few days. Artwork will appear crisp and bold at first, but will soften up as the tissue heals.
- It is very common to have some areas fade more then others this is part of the healing process and will be treated at the recommended touch up appointment.
- Absolutely NOTHING on your brows. No makeup, no lotions, no pencil etc., for 10 days following your procedure.
- Attention to those who have had your brows done multiple times prior to meeting me. Scar tissue in your brows will require additional procedures (additional fees will apply based on individual needs). It is the safety of your skin to perform as much as your skin will allow in one procedure. As well as covering old artwork with discoloration to achieve desired look. Your safety is high priority ending in nice result.
- Botox can be done 2 weeks after your procedure.
- It will take approximately 21 days after procedure for your true brow color to appear.
POST-PROCEDURAL CARE – EYELINER
Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. Exfoliation begins around the 3th and 4th day after procedure. Do not itch or pick at it.
- Two (2) times daily, gently wash treated area with cold water on a Q-tip. Using patting motions to pat pat pat clean. Then wet Q-tip add a small tiny amount of dove soup and pat pat pat across the area to clean it. Use another wet Q-tip to pat pat pat the area to remove the dove soap. Lastly, take another Q-tip with a small amount of Vaseline on it and apply a thin layer in the patting motion. Do this for 10 days following the procedure. Do not itch or pick at it. This may cause scarring.
- Apply lubricant eye drops in your eyes up to seven times a day (if needed). Leave the drops on your eyeliner wet, and do not blot it off your eyeliner. You must use individual lubricant eye drop tubes.
- You must use NEW mascara, Eyeliner (if you want to add more after healing) and/or eye shadows to avoid contamination
- No eye makeup of any kind for 10 days after the procedure.
- Do not use oily makeup removers, baby oil, mineral oil or heavy creams, especially glycolic’ around the eyes. Only use the Vaseline after the procedure for 10 days..
- Do not use too much Vaseline on your eyeliner it may irritate your eyes; in this case, less is more (thin layer).
- Clean contacts can be worn 72 hrs. after the procedure. You cannot use Saline to wet the eyes. Only sterile water. Check to see that the wash is not saline. It will fade the liner out instantly.
- Any eyelash curling should be done no sooner than 72 hrs. prior to procedure or 2 weeks after.
- In most cases, Eyeliner will have some residual pigment that may peel or flake off after a couple days. This is to be expected. Eyeliner tends to fade more than brows due to the moisture in the eye area. After the touch up the color stays better and lasts longer. Eyeliners will take 2-3 procedures.
PLEASE NOTE: What to purchase prior to your permanent makeup procedure date.
- Q-Tips ( be sure you have enough in stock at home)
- Distilled Water if you have well water
- Dove soap
- New Mascara, Eyeliner, Pencil and Eye Shadows – for Permanent Eyeliner procedures
PLEASE NOTE: The following should be avoided during the healing process. Please PLAN ACCORDINGLY: REMEMBER: [circle-large]
- DO NOT use any Retin A or Glycolic Acids while healing.
- DO NOT use peroxide or Neosporin on ANY areas.
- DO NOT scrub or pick treated areas.
- DO NOT expose area to sun or tanning beds.
- DO NOT dye/tint eyebrows 2 week before and after procedure.
- AVOID facials, swimming, and whirlpools, for at least 10 days.
- DO NOT submerge and/or get splashed in Salt water or Pool for 10 days.
- DO NOT work out on the day of procedure
- DO NOT sweat heavy for 10 days
- DO NOT wear eye makeup for 10 days after your permanent eyeliner procedure. After 10 days you will need to purchase new mascara and/or eye shadows.
- DO NOT wear brow makeup for 10 days after your permanent brow procedure. After 7 days you will need to purchase new brow pencil and/or shadow makeup
[/circle-large] PLEASE NOTE: **Failure to follow post-procedural instructions may result in loss or discoloration of pigment** The known possible complications from micro pigmentation are: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches, and tenderness. It is normal to lose approximately 1/3 of the color during the healing process. After initial procedure, the color may appear heavier. It will appear softer when completely healed, because the color will come from the dermal layer of the skin to the epidermal layer of the skin.