Permanent Makeup Pre-Appointment Recommendations
All permanent cosmetic procedures are multi session processes. You may need to come back for at least one touch-up visit to achieve the desired goals. It is recommended that Touch-up visits are scheduled within 4 to 6 weeks.
Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be larger, sharper, brighter and darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition for the wet ink to dry to a soft powder form, approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
While these injected tones may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, it will not always remain a perfect match. Injected tones are constant, while your own skin tones will vary depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun and circulatory changes. For example, if you tan your skin and had a scar camouflaged, your surrounding skin will be darker in appearance than the treated area.
For Eye Liner (Lash enhancement)
- Do not wear contact lens during the procedure or for 24 hrs after.
- Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.
- Do not dye or perm lashes for 2 days prior.
- Do not use eyelash curler the day of the procedure.
- If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Most physicians are giving a 2 month ok after cataract, Lasik, and blepharoplasty.
For Brow Tattoo’s
- Do not tweeze, wax, or dye brows for 2 days prior.
- Electrolysis should not be done for a week prior.
- Any eyelash or eyebrow tinting or eyelash curling should be done no sooner than 48 hours before or two weeks after the procedure.
For Lip liner and full lip blush Tattoo’s
- If you get cold sores you will need an antiviral prescription. Physician usually instructs to begin taking it 3 days before procedure, for a 7-10 day course.
- If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on the lips. Most physicians are giving a 3 week ok after lip filler injections like collagen or Restylane.
- Permanent makeup artists have noticed poor color retention in lips that have received collagen injections within the previous 6 months, longer for Restylane. There has even been a little pigment migration along lip edges with Restylane. It may be best not to have lip filler injections and permanent lip color within the same year. If the lip surgery involves an incision (like a lip implant), the incision needs to mature about 6 months before tattooing on top of it.
- Oral prosthesis dentures/ partials/ braces and tongue piercing bars may increase risk of getting bacterial and/or fungal infection from the mouth to the lips. Frequent or recent sinus infection puts lips at risk of infection.
- Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it best not to make any social plans for 3 days following any procedures.
- To prevent swelling and watery eyes, try taking 2-4 Benadryl 30-45 minutes before your appointment (only if you're not allergic to it).
- Refrain from over use of alcohol, aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, Ibuprofen or Coumadin for 7 days before and 2 days after any procedure. Refrain from judgement altering drugs for at least 24 hours prior to any procedure. No medication should be discontinued without first consulting your physician.