*Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Tylenol is fine.
*Do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat expands the pores. *You MUST be off Retin-A or Retinols for 7 days prior to your appointment 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 the 30 days, please know that the continued use will fade your permanent makeup prematurely. *IF YOU USE BOTOX, IT SHOULD BE PERFORMED EITHER 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR 2 WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE.
*You have to be off Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions!
*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.) *Avoid alcohol or caffeine prior to the procedure, this will minimize any oozing or swelling after the procedure.
*Getting a procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make you hyper-sensitive at the procedure site.
*If there are any blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, irritation of the skin of any kind, moles or other skin imperfections in or around the area of the procedure, We WILL NOT be able to do the procedure until the blemish or area of concern is gone or the mole is removed and healed.
*PERMANENT MAKEUP WILL NOT BE PERFORMED IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING!!!!
Important to know before your appointment
For permanent make-up procedures on the eyes it is important to be aware of the following points:
Remove your contact lenses prior to your appointment or bring your glasses with you.
Remove your eye make-up prior to your appointment.
If you have lash extentions, they will have to be removed prior to the appointment.
On the day of your appointment, if you experience any inflammation in your eyes or if your eye lids are swollen or red due to any type of irritation, your will need to postpone the procedure to a later date.
*If you are prone to cold sores, lip tattooing can cause outbreaks. If this occurs the following actions may help:
*Read more about cold sores: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/understanding-cold-sores-basics or Contact your doctor and get an anti-viral medication.
* Use L-lysine natural amino acid.
* Use Abreva cream.
* Do not pick at the tattoo site at any time during healing.
* Do not let the area dry out completely, since this can cause scabbing and cracking of skin surface.
Products to Not Use on the tattooed area:
* No Neosporin, Vaseline or other petroleum products while the site is healing.
* No anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Pro-active) or lightening creams (bleach creams) hydroquinone around any permanent makeup site, since they will cause rapid fading.
* No anti-aging products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids. These will fade permanent makeup, since creams do not have assigned seating and travel in the skin.
* Do not scrub, scratch or pick tattooed areas or you will lose color that may not be repairable.
* Do not expose tattooed area to sun or tanning beds without using sun block. This can cause pre-mature fading.
* Be careful to avoid infection of the tattooed area for 15 days after the procedure:
* Always wash your hands before touching the tattooed areas
* Do not share your aftercare product with anyone
* No facials or masks for 15 days, and avoid them in the permanent makeup area indefinitely.
* No swimming pools, Jacuzzis or other bodies of water for 15 days.
* Do not soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for 15 days.
* Laser procedures done within 3 inches of permanent makeup can cause fading
* Face peels, even mild ones, may cause permanent makeup to lighten.
* Microdermabrasion in the permanent makeup area can fade permanent makeup.
* Any removal of dead cells on permanent makeup area can cause pre-mature fading.