Prep & Care

in preparation of your permanent makeup procedure...

(( keep scrolling for aftercare ))

​FAILURE TO CHECK AND FOLLOW PROPER PREPARATION AND PRE-CARE WILL RESULT IN ANY APPOINTMENT BEING RESCHEDULED. OUR INTEREST IS BOTH FOR YOUR WELL BEING AND FOR THE BEST RESULT POSSIBLE. 

Deposit will be retained to cover the cost of the time and consultation reserved for you. A new deposit will be necessary to reschedule. 

for brows

  • IF YOU ARE SICK, GETTNG SICK, JUST GETTING OVER BEING SICK, ON ANTIBIOTICS/STEROIDS, OR HAVE ANY COLD/FLU/ILLNESS SYMPTOMS OF ANY KIND IN THE LAST 7 DAYS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT... RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH PROPER NOTICE. THIS NOT ONLY PUTS YOUR TECHNICIAN AND OTHERS AT RISK FOR ILLNESS, BUT GREATLY COMPROMISES THE RESULT IN WHICH YOU CAN EXPECT. 

  • Please no tweezing, waxing or threading brows for at least 3-5 days prior to your visit.

  • Please do not tint brows for 1 week before, the longer the better.

  • Please do not tan (in a bed or in the sun) for 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Do not arrive for a procedure with a tan or sunburnt face. AVOID all unprotected sun exposure for 2-3 weeks. If face appears to be burnt or very tanned at visit, it will be rescheduled by technician.

  • Do not work out the day of your appointment. 

  • If you have skin irritation or any blemishes within 1 inch of the brows, appointment will likely be rescheduled by technician until completely clear.

  • NO BOTOX or Cosmetic Filler for AT LEAST 2 weeks before, the longer the better.

  • Come to your appointment with your brow makeup done as you normally do.

  • Avoid any chemical treatments, peels, abrasion, or ANY invasive treatment for at least 4-6 weeks prior to your visit. 

  • Discontinue Vitamin A and Retinol products for 1 month prior to appointment. 

  • Discontinue Accutane 12 months prior to appointment. 

  • Avoid Alcohol, Caffiene, Pre-Workouts, and Energy Drinks for 24-48 hours prior to appointment.

  • Avoid all blood thinning medications/supplements for 7-14 days prior to your appointment. 

       **ALWAYS consult with your physician before stopping use of prescription medication.**

       If you are unsure of one of your supplements or medications, please call your technician or physician for clarification. 

     

Some Examples:

  • Coumadin

  • Plavix

  • Aspirin

  • Fish Oil

  • Turmeric

  • Vitamin B6

  • Vitamin E

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids

  • Coenzyme Q-10

  • Cranberry

  • Dong quai (or Angelica)

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Ginkgo

  • Ginseng

  • Glucosamine

  • Green tea

  • Lycium tea

  • Melatonin

  • Soy products

  • St. John's wort

     **ALWAYS consult with your physician before stopping use of prescription medication.**

 

You are not a candidate for permanent makeup if, you have keloid scaring, are pregnant/nursing, or taking certain blood thinners.

If you have previous permanent cosmetics in the area you wish to schedule, you MUST have had a consultation before your procedure. 

It is your responsibility to disclose any concerns regarding pre and post care to ensure the best outcome. 

for eyeliner

  • IF YOU ARE SICK, GETTNG SICK, JUST GETTING OVER BEING SICK, ON ANTIBIOTICS, OR HAVE ANY COLD/FLU/ILLNESS SYMPTOMS OF ANY KIND IN THE LAST 5 DAYS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT... RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH PROPER NOTICE.  

  • Call you technician if you are currently, or have used in the last 6 months ANY lash enhancing serums before scheduling.

  • Bring your contact lens case and glasses. 

  • Purchase a brand new tube of mascara for after healing in complete. DO NOT USE YOUR OLD MASCARA. 

  • Do not work out the day of your procedure.

  • Do not have lashes tinted or permed at least 1 week before or after treatment.

  • Have Lash Extensions professionally removed. Do not attempt to remove at home to prevent damage to your natural lash. 

  • Arrive to appointment with no eye makeup. 

  • NO BOTOX or Cosmetic Filler for 2 weeks before or after appointment.

  • If you have had any eye surgery in the past 12 months, please bring Dr. approval letter. 

  • Discontinue ANY eyelash enhancing serums 6 months before appointment.

  • Discontinue Vitamin A and Retinol products for 1 month prior to appointment. 

  • Discontinue Accutane 12 months prior to appointment. 

  • Avoid Alcohol, Caffiene, Pre-Workouts, and Energy Drinks for 24-48 hours prior to appointment.

  • Avoid all blood thinning medications/supplements for 7 days prior to your appointment. See Above List. If you are unsure of one of your supplements or medications, please call your technician for clarification. 

  • **ALWAYS consult with your physician before stopping use of prescription medication.**

** You are not a candidate for permanent makeup if, you have keloid scaring, are pregnant/nursing, or taking certain blood thinners. It is your responsibility to disclose any concerns regarding pre and post care to ensure the best outcome. 

If you have previous permanent cosmetics in the area you wish to schedule, you must have had a consultation before your procedure. 

for lips​

  • IF YOU ARE SICK, GETTNG SICK, JUST GETTING OVER BEING SICK, ON ANTIBIOTICS, OR HAVE ANY COLD/FLU/ILLNESS SYMPTOMS OF ANY KIND IN THE LAST 5 DAYS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT... RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH PROPER NOTICE.  

  • If you are prone to cold sores, herpes, or fever blisters,  you will need an antiviral prescription. Physicians usually instructs to begin taking it 3 days before procedure, for a 7-10 day course. PMB recommends 3 days before, day of, and 2-3 days after. You will be asked for proof of prescription. You may still get cold sores from the trauma of the procedure.  

  • Do not work out the day of your procedure. 

  • If you have skin irritation or any blemishes within 1 inch of the lips, appointment will likely be rescheduled by technician until completely clear.

  • NO BOTOX or Cosmetic Filler for 2 weeks before or after appointment.

  • Discontinue Vitamin A and Retinol products for 1 month prior to appointment. 

  • Discontinue Accutane 12 months prior to appointment. 

  • Avoid Alcohol, Caffiene, Pre-Workouts, and Energy Drinks for 24-48 hours prior to appointment.

  • Avoid all blood thinning medications/supplements for 7 days prior to your appointment. See Above List. If you are unsure of one of your supplements or medications, please call your technician for clarification. 

  • **ALWAYS consult with your physician before stopping use of prescription medication.**

** You are not a candidate for permanent makeup if, you have keloid scaring, are pregnant/nursing, or taking certain blood thinners. It is your responsibility to disclose any concerns regarding pre and post care to ensure the best outcome. 

If you have previous permanent cosmetics in the area you wish to schedule, you must have had a consultation before your procedure. 

What typically happens during an appointment?

When you arrive, we will have paperwork for you to complete.

We will then take our time to consult and discuss paperwork, what you want, what you DON'T want, and all your options.

{{ all while you get nice and numb with the help a topical anesthetic!}}

 Before we ever think about putting pigment IN your skin... we will design a shape that works for your face, what we're working with as far as natural brow, and the look you are hoping to achieve.

This design will guide us for the procedure, so rest assured you do get to see an idea of what it will look like before we begin. 

And then all thats left is permanent makeup application time... and actual tattoo time is generally pretty quick!

Secondary anesthetics are applied throughout your procedure and will ensure you stay comfortable. 

How long will it take to recover?

Honestly, it depends on your and your skin. Some will be red and puffy for a day or two, and some can take a lunch hour appointment and none would be the wiser that something was done. For eyeliner procedures, You can expect to look like you've had a good cry for several hours following your procedure - swollen and puffy. Lip color often involves swelling as well.  Eyebrow procedures have the least swelling.

Swelling and redness aside, you can expect all of these treatments to have what we call " a rollercoaster of healing". You will likely have a few days of darker than wanted, followed by dry flaky skin for several days to a week. Typically, the healing process is not bad at all, and you should have no problems being seen in public or living your life as you normally do. 

CONTINUE BELOW FOR AFTERCARE INFORMATION

 

 

AFTERCARE REMINDERS...

  • Following your procedure, expect your color to be sharper, darker, and bolder than the final result. Once you have healed fully, the pigment they will look softer and about 20-30% lighter. The darkest days are typically 2-4.

  • Expect to see redness and slight swelling both in and around the brow area. Pigment (color) itself may appear warmer than expected due to red, irritated skin.

 

DAY 1-10

  • A permanent makeup procedure is the equivalent of a skin-deep wound - like a scratch you might get around the house. The day of your procedure, expect a small amount of fluid, weeping or blood. Firmly blot brows with a clean gauze or slightly damp paper towel to remove lymph. Excess lymph may dry and forms scabs too early. Blotting typically only needs to be done the day of your visit.

  • Cleanse brows morning and night with mild, gentle cleanser and pat dry or allow to air dry.

  • Apply After Inked supplied with clean q-tip or clean finger on dry skin only. After Inked may be applied several times during the day, however only a THIN layer should be used at any time. You may need to apply once a day, and you many need to apply 3-4 times a day… This is dependent on your skin. A good rule of thumb is apply whenever your skin looks or feels tight and dry. (For reference of how much cream you should be using - think grain of rice.)

  • Brow area may begin to itch and appear slightly thicker in texture before taking on a flaky, dry, narrow appearance. Do not pick any of flakes, allow to fall off completely on their own.

  • After all peeling/flaking is done, color may take on a hazy, too-dull, too-light, muted appearance. We call this the “Foggy Phase”. The color will return {bloom} after healing is fully complete, typically between the 3rd and 4th week.

 

Keep in mind, when healing is complete, it is normal to have lighter/less saturated areas. You may lighten up to 30% the first time through.

 

FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Sleep only on a CLEAN PILLOWCASE.

  • Do not use active ingredient products on or around the eye/eyebrow area including, but not limited to: Retin A, Glycolic or Salicylic acid.

  • Do not use Peroxide or Neosporin on or around the area.

  • Do not Scrub or Pick treated area.

  • Avoid all vigorous exercise and strenuous activity.

  • Do not expose treated area to direct sunlight or tanning beds.

  • Avoid Facials, Steam, Saunas, Steam Rooms, Heavy Sweating (gym!!) and Long, Hot Showers.

  • Avoid Swimming in Lakes, Ocean, Pools or Hot tubs.

  • Avoid all gardening or yard work.

  • Avoid chemicals and irritants, particularly fine mist type product on or around the area.

  • Avoid ANY makeup directly on treated area.

  • Do not tint, wax, thread or tweeze eyebrows.

 

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