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Patient Information for Permanent Makeup

Pre-Procedure Instructions

  • Do not workout 24 hours before your procedure.
  • No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before your procedure.
  • Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to your procedure.  If you have a sunburn, your procedure will need to be rescheduled.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before your procedure.
  • Avoid powder shakes, powder greens, fish oil and "hair, skin and nail" supplements 24 hours before your procedure.
  • Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A 4 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to your eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and after your procedure.  Check your moisturizer, face wash, creams and makeup primers for any ingredients that say "acid".
  • No brow waxing or tinting one week before your procedure.
  • Please Note: Your skin will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
  • You have to be off any kind of Accutane for 1 year.  No exceptions.
  • No Latisse on brows (for brow procedures) or on lash-line (for eyeliner procedure) for a minimum of four weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Fillers should be done six weeks prior to scheduled procedure or six weeks after procedure.
  • Botox or other neurotoxin should be performed two weeks prior to scheduled procedure or two weeks after.
  • Note: Oily Skin - If you have oily skin, results will appear softer and may require additional procedures.

Please do not hesitate to call the practice at 240-913-5900 for any questions not addressed on this form

Microblading After Care Instructions

It is essential that you follow these instructions after your microblading procedure:

  • NO MOISTURE! NO WATER! NO SWEAT! NO SUN! For 10-14 days after your procedure.
  • DO NOT TOUCH THE HEALING PIGMENTED AREA WITH YOUR FINGERS. THEY MAY HAVE BACTERIA ON THEM AND CREATE AN INFECTION.

DAY OF PROCEDURE - ABSORB: With medium pressure, blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every few minutes until oozing has stopped, however long that takes. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph, thus helping to prevent scabbing. Blotting is key! 

Evening on Day One (day of the treatment): Rinse your eyebrows with clean distilled water and neutral soap (children’s or Cetaphil) 2-3 hours after the procedure and apply THIN layer of aftercare cream.   Apply the aftercare cream with clean fingers and use no aggressive movement and/or manipulation of the skin. Always wash your hands with a disinfectant soap before touching your eyebrows and/or applying the aftercare cream.

Day Two – Seven:
Do not rinse the skin or get the brow area wet. Apply the post-care cream to your eyebrows 3-5 times a day. Apply a TINY bit of aftercare cream with a cotton swab or clean fingers and use no aggressive movement and/or manipulation of the skin. Make sure your hands are completely clean before caring for your eyebrows.

IMPORTANT!  DO NOT APPLY AFTERCARE ONTO WET SKIN!  BE SURE TO DRY THE AREA THOROUGHLY BEFORE APPLYING AFTERCARE

  • If slight crust appears on the pigmented surface, do not force removal by picking or scratching! You will remove pigment along with the crusting and create potential for scarring.
  • The procedure may have some peeling on or around the third day. This is a normal part of the healing process on some clients. Scabbing can also be present, make sure to NEVER pick these areas or you will pick out the pigment. 
  • Keep showers quick and avoid facing the shower head.
  • Sleep on your back to avoid pressure on your brows.
  • Do not apply makeup over healing areas.
  • No tinting of brows or lashes until brows are fully healed.
  • Avoid excessive sweating/exercise, sun, saunas, and swimming (including chlorinated pools or jacuzzis, the ocean, or recreational bodies of water) for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid facials 6 weeks after your procedure.
  • Use a broad spectrum sunblock after area has healed to slow fading.
  • Do not use products containing AHA’s on or near pigmented areas including glycolic or lactic acids or Retin A products (they will fade the pigment).
  • Avoid products containing Aloe Vera during the healing time.
  • Follow up appointments should be scheduled between 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure. New procedures are usually a two-step process and final results are sometimes not determined until the follow up visit is completed. Do not judge your procedure while it is in the healing process as it may require a follow up.
  • All tattoos carry the inherent risk of infection and/or allergic reaction, so if swelling, pain, bruising persists for more than a few days, it may be a sign of infection, be sure to contact us right away.
  • Any procedures such as botox, facial laser treatments or chemical peels will affect the pigment from the procedure and the overall appearance. Please notify your physician or aesthetician about your permanent makeup prior to performing those services.

Powder Brow After Care Instructions

Proper aftercare is a very important aspect of the long term success, effectiveness, health, and overall satisfaction with your new brow tattoo. It is very important to follow these instructions in order to achieve the best possible results from your permanent makeup procedure. It usually takes 7-10 days for the skin to heal, however follow these aftercare instructions until your skin is completely healed and all flaking/scabbing are gone.

  • DO NOT TOUCH THE HEALING PIGMENTED AREA WITH YOUR FINGERS. THEY MAY HAVE BACTERIA ON THEM AND CREATE AN INFECTION.

DAY OF PROCEDURE - ABSORB: With medium pressure, blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every few minutes until oozing has stopped, however long that takes. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph, thus helping to prevent scabbing. Blotting is key!  

The evening of your appointment - day 10 (OR UNTIL SCABBING STOPS): Gently cleanse your brows every morning and evening with a gentle soap (baby shampoo or Cetaphil).  Pat brow area dry before applying a very, very thin coat of aftercare.  You will be cleaning and applying aftercare 2x times/day  every day until you are done peeling. Discontinue after peeling has completed. You can apply more aftercare as needed in the day if they feel dry. DO NOT SMOTHER IN AFTERCARE. 

IMPORTANT!  DO NOT APPLY AFTERCARE ONTO WET SKIN!  BE SURE TO DRY THE AREA THOROUGHLY BEFORE APPLYING AFTERCARE

  • If slight crust or scab appears on the pigmented surface, do not force removal by picking or scratching! You will remove pigment along with the crusting and create potential for scarring.
  • The procedure may have some peeling on or around the third day. This is a normal part of the healing process on some clients. Scabbing can also be present, make sure to NEVER pick these areas or you will pick out the pigment. 
  • Keep showers quick and avoid facing the shower head.
  • Sleep on your back to avoid pressure on your brows.
  • Do not apply makeup over healing areas.
  • No tinting of brows or lashes until brows are fully healed.
  • Avoid excessive sweating/exercise, sun, saunas, and swimming (including chlorinated pools or jacuzzis, the ocean, or recreational bodies of water) for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid facials 6 weeks after your procedure.
  • Use a broad spectrum sunblock after area has healed to slow fading.
  • Do not use products containing AHA’s on or near pigmented areas including glycolic or lactic acids or Retin A products (they will fade the pigment).
  • Avoid products containing Aloe Vera during the healing time.
  • Follow up appointments should be scheduled between 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure. New procedures are usually a two-step process and final results are sometimes not determined until the follow up visit is completed. Do not judge your procedure while it is in the healing process as it may require a follow up.
  • All tattoos carry the inherent risk of infection and/or allergic reaction, so if swelling, pain, bruising persists for more than a few days, it may be a sign of infection, be sure to contact us right away.
  • Any procedures such as botox, facial laser treatments or chemical peels will affect the pigment from the procedure and the overall appearance. Please notify your physician or aesthetician about your permanent makeup prior to performing those services.

Permanent Eyeliner After Care Instructions

Proper aftercare is a very important aspect of the long term success, effectiveness, health, and overall satisfaction with your new brow tattoo. It is very important to follow these instructions in order to achieve the best possible results from your permanent makeup procedure. Included here are general permanent makeup aftercare instructions that will help limit any infection or problems, and assure a healthy and successful healing as quickly as possible.

There will be an epithelia crust that forms in the days following the procedure.  This crust is a combination of dried pigment and plasma that forms externally.  It is important that you do not pick at this crust (or scab), picking at it will result in a loss of pigment.  The crust will fall off naturally within a few days.  Swelling will occur for about 2 days.  For the first few days following the procedure, the area will feel similar to that of a sunburn.  The aftercare ointment can help soothe the area, apply the aftercare 2-3 times daily for 5-7 days.

  • Treat your new tattoo like an open wound.
  • Do not wear contact lenses for at least 48 hours after your eyeliner procedure.
  • For the first 24 hours, lymph fluids may surface on treated area, in which case, take a clean/dry tissue and dab gently over the area.
  • You may use ice to help with swelling.  Do not put icepack directly on the eye, use a protective barrier such as a cloth or paper towel.  Ice for 15 min on, then off.
  • Do not touch the treated area unless applying aftercare ointment.  No scratching,  rubbing or picking of the treated area.  Always clean your hands before touching the area.
  • Be caution around the area (such as pulling clothing over your head).
  • Do not apply makeup on treated area until healed (for first 7 days).  After your liner is healed, please use a brand new mascara to eliminate the risk of infection.
  • Do not expose treated areas to the sun for 5 days.
  • Apply a very small amount of ointment 2-3 times a day on treated area until peeling comes off; normally 5-7 days (do not peel the area yourself, let this fall off naturally).
  • Keep showers quick and avoid facing the shower head.  Keep treated area dry for 5-7 days.
  • Absolutely no soaps, chemicals or cleansing creams applied to the area for 5 days.
  • Sleep on your back to avoid pressure on your eyelids.
  • Absolutely no scrubbing.
  • Some itching is normal, do not scratch area.  You can apply a small amount of aftercare ointment to help with itching.
  • Avoid excessive sweating/exercise, sun, saunas, and swimming (including chlorinated pools or jacuzzis, the ocean, or recreational bodies of water) for 2 weeks.
  • Follow up appointments should be scheduled between 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure. New procedures are sometimes a two-step process and final results are not determined until the follow up visit is completed. Do not judge your procedure while it is in the healing process as it may require a follow up.
  • All tattoos carry the inherent risk of infection and/or allergic reaction, so if swelling, pain, bruising persists for more than a few days, it may be a sign of infection, be sure to contact your doctor right away.

Average Healing Time and Process

Average healing time will vary from person to person and will depend on several physiological factors that include age, skin type, circulation, hormonal cycles, and how easily and/or severely you swell and bruise.  Generally, as with any type of skin trauma, mature, looser skin tends to take a bit longer than younger skin to heal.  Other factors that may affect healing time include diet, excessive physical activity, exposure to direct sunlight, and any medications you might be taking.

Most clients are fully healed by 3-4 weeks. 

What to Expect After Permanent Makeup Procedure

  1. You may have slight swelling, thickness and or/redness for one or two days following the procedure. This can make your brows look uneven. Do not worry, they will change once the swelling goes down.  If after they are healed they still appear uneven, we will address at your touchup.
  2. It is normal to lose approximately 1/3 of the color during the healing process.  This is why there is a 6-8 week touch up session.  Any fading will be addressed at your touch up.
  3. The day after your procedure, the color can appear darker.  This is due to the pigment oxidizing.  Do not worry, this will fade after approximately a week.  After about a week, the color may appear too light.  After about 10 days, the color will begin to show more (this is due to the healing process and the new skin which is thicker and pinker).
  4. It will appear softer when completely healed.  If you want them more defined and bolder/darker, we can address that at your touch up appointment.
  5. Please be patient, the healing takes approximately 30 days.
  6. It is possible to even lose ALL color.  Some skin may reject the pigment.  If that is the case, do not worry.  When the pigment is introduced again at your touch up session it will have better retention.

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