Pre & Post
Pre & Post Procedure Instructions For Microblading & Ombre Brows
Before Your Appointment
You MUST be off Accutane or any prescribed acne medications for 1 year before treatment. NO EXCEPTIONS.
DO NOT take aspirin, fish oil, niacin, vitamin e, and/or ibuprofen or blood thinners 72 hours prior to your procedure. Tylenol is fine.
DO NOT drink coffee, alcohol, or energy drinks on the day of your procedure to avoid bleeding/oozing and scab formation.
Not following these steps WILL lead to excess bleeding, blurry strokes and undesirable color.
NO tweezing, waxing, or threading for 3 days leading up to your appointment. Doing so before that is fine, but I am able to clean up your stray hairs during the appointment.
DO NOT have any chemical peels, microdermabrasion, mesotherapy, Latisse, Revitabrow, or other hair growth serums or intense treatments 3-4 WEEKS before the procedure.
DO NOT tan or sunbathe 30 DAYS before & after the procedure.
Please Note if you received or plan to receive the Covid 19 Vaccine, you must allow a 14 day buffer between receiving the vaccine and any permanent makeup procedure
After Your Appointment-Cleaning & Care
GENTLY wash your brows with a pea size amount of ink soap (given during appointment), using a damp cotton round. Wash 2x a day, once in the AM, once in the PM before bed. You do not need to scrub the brows, just use a damp cotton round to wash with gentle wiping motions in the direction of hair growth about 5x per brow, then rinse. Use a fresh paper towel to pat them dry, do not rub. Apply a light coating of healing balm (given during appointment) to brows after every wash to keep them hydrated. This will help avoid scabbing by removing any excess fluid, blood, and pigment that may collect in the area, and keeping the brows hydrated.
DO NOT drink coffee, alcohol, or energy drinks, or take ibuprofen/aspirin on the day of your procedure to avoid bleeding/oozing and scab formation. (Tylenol is ok.)
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any flaking or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring. There is no need to touch your brows at all unless you are washing them with clean hands.
Pre Appointment Care For Lip Blush
Do not consume caffeine and alcohol for 24 hours prior to your appointment to prevent excessive pain and bleeding.
Do NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such as Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance.
Avoid exercising the day of the procedure.
Do not take or get any chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, vitamin E, retinol, fish oil, at least 4 weeks before your appointment.
Please read the aftercare and arrange your schedule accordingly to the healing stage. There is downtime for every procedure.
If your appointment is booked during an outbreak of cold sores on your lips the procedure may not be done. Please be aware that you have the simplex virus herpes, you may awaken an outbreak following this treatment. It is highly recommended to take an anti-viral medication such as Zovirax 5 days before, then the day of. Then 5 days after or as advised by your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not get lip injections 4 weeks before and after this treatment.
Post Appointment Care For Lip Blush
POINT FORM HEALING
Day 1 - Lips will be swollen and bright.
Day 2 - Swelling will go down and lips will go darker.
Day 3 - Lips will start to peel.
Day 4 - Peeling continues.
Day 5 - All peeling is gone.
The area will feel a bit sore and will look quite intense. There may be some swelling and minor bruising that only lasts for 1-2 days. Applying ice can reduce bruising and swelling.
The day of treatment:
Fluids will leak from the tattoo to form scabs. You do not want these fluids to sit on your tattoo and form these scabs. You will want to wipe your tattoo every hour with a wet cotton round and pat the area dry to ensure no fluids sit and form scabs. When you wipe, you will see the color coming off onto the cotton round, this is normal). You may ice the skin if it is feeling tender or swollen after the procedure. Wrap an ice pack or a ziplock of ice in a napkin and place it on the area for as long as desired. After each hour you wipe, reapply the ointment given.
Do not touch your tattoo with dirty fingers, remember it is an opened and healing wound. An infection could possibly ruin the tattoo.
Don't get your tattoo too wet for too long. It will make the scabs soggy and easier to fall off prematurely. Remember, you want to keep the scabs on for as long as you can, let them fall off naturally.
Moisturize as often as possible with the recommended or provided ointment.
Do not sleep on your face to avoid lifting your scabs prematurely and make sure you’re sleeping on a clean pillowcase to avoid infection.
Avoid harsh cleansers, creams, makeup, or any other products on the treated area until all the scabs have naturally fallen off. These things can jeopardize the healing of the tattoo.
Don’t pick, scratch, or bite off the scabs. Let the scabs fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring, loss of pigment, or an infection.
Do not expose your tattoo to UV rays or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. These things can alter the appearance of your tattoo dramatically.
Do not sweat on the tattoo until all the scabs have come off naturally. Sweat will take the pigment from your tattoo. If you sweat on them, dab it off immediately.
Do not get any facials, Botox, chemical treatments, and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post appointment date.
Do not eat anything too spicy or with too much citrus. Be careful when eating not to rub any scabs off and try to drink through a straw.
After Scabbing Phase:
Once the scabs have completely fallen off, you may apply makeup over the area and return back to your normal routine. Note that after the scabs come off your tattoo may have a milky/grey hue to it. This just means that the surface skin is healed but the underneath layers still need time to heal. The complete healing process takes 6 weeks. In 6 weeks, the true and final color of the tattoo will show. It is only after 6 weeks that a touchup to the tattoo can be done.
Please note that your tattoo will be softer and not as crisp when healed.
Note that results will vary with each individual and are extremely dependent on your skin and how you care for it during healing. It may take more than one session to achieve your desired result.
Once Fully Healed:
It is strongly recommended that you do not use any of the following on your tattoo: Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glycolic acid, Apple cider vinegar, Vitamin E and C, and Retinol. These products can lighten or fade your tattoo faster. We also recommend wearing sunscreen as the UV rays will deteriorate the pigment and lighten or fade the tattoo faster as well. Saltwater and chlorine can also deteriorate the pigment faster as well. Rinse with water after contact.
If you are having any laser or facial beauty treatments please inform your technician before procedures that you have a permanent makeup tattoo.
This treatment does fade after 1-3 years depending on your skin and lifestyle. Touch-ups are necessary to maintain the longevity and overall beauty of your tattoo. If you have oily skin, an iron deficiency, or a very strong immune system, your pigment will not last as long and will not heal as crisp as others.
Lip blushing may cause a flare up of cold sores/fever blisters, even if you have not previously had an outbreak. It is strongly recommended to contact your doctor and start taking a prescription antiviral such as Valtrex two days prior to your appointment and continue taking it for two days after the procedure as well.
Pre/Post Appointment Care for Saline Removal
-No invasive skin treatments for 2 weeks prior. This includes retinol.
-Must be off blood thinners (with doctors approval) for 2 days prior
-No tanning beds or sun bathing for 2 weeks prior to procedure
After Saline Removal
-Keep area clean and dry until all scabs fall off naturally. Do not pick or remove scabs before they are ready! Removing scabs before they are ready increases risk of scarring.
-Wash brows gently with sterile saline water 3-5 times daily
-After all scabs have fallen off, apply vitamin E oil to aid in healing.