Permanent Cosmetic Pre-Procedure Information
General rules for all cosmetic procedures. Remember, no two sides of the face are the same. Perfection is our goal, but note nothing is perfect. We do not use the ”P” word when doing permanent make up. “Sisters, Not Twins” is a phrase universally used in this field.
All permanent cosmetic procedures are multi-session processes. You are required to come back for at least one touch-up visit before it can be determined that your work is complete. Touch-up visits are scheduled at 4 to 6 week intervals or longer.
Be prepared for the colour intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition to occur, based upon how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
While these tattooed colours may initially simulate the exact colour and tone desired, they will not always remain a perfect match. Tattooed colours are constant, while your skin colour 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.
• Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it best not to make and social plans for 1 or 2 days following the procedure. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances.
• A patch test is offered upon request. However, an allergic reaction to pigments/dyes can occur immediately or may manifest years later whether a patch test is or not performed.
• Any Botox procedures should be performed either 2 weeks before or after your scheduled procedure.
• Filler procedures should be done 6 to 8 weeks before or after your scheduled treatment. I do not do lip procedures if you had filler injected in to your lips. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
• You must discontinue Retin A or Retinals 7 days prior to your scheduled procedure and avoid on or around the tattooed area for at least 30 days after. If you use before 30 days are over, it can cause the pigments to fade prematurely.
• Refrain from the use of alcohol, aspirin, aspirin-containing medication, ibuprofen, vitamin E, or other blood thinning medications for 2 to 3 days before the procedure. Refrain from judgement altering drugs for at least 24 hours prior to any procedure. No medication should be ever discontinued without first consulting your physician!
• Any hair removal such as tweezing or waxing should be done at least 7 days prior to the eyebrow procedure. Electrolysis, or I.P.L. treatments should be done at least 2 weeks prior to the eyebrow procedure. Do not resume any method of hair removal for a period of at least 2 weeks.
• Eyebrow tinting should be done at least 2 weeks prior and should not resume tinting until 2 weeks after the procedure.
• Eyelash tinting and curling should be done at least 2 weeks prior and should not resume tinting until 2 weeks after the procedure.
• Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the eyeliner procedure. Remember to bring your glasses with you. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-tattooed condition.
• Following the eyeliner procedures, as a safety precaution, we recommend that you have someone available to accompany you or drive you home.
• If you have any history of cold sores/fever blisters/herpes simplex, you will be required to contact your physician to obtain the proper prescription (such as valtrex) to prevent such outbreaks.
• Waxing, bleaching and I.P.L. hair removal around the lips should done at least 2 weeks prior and should not resume until 2 week after the procedure.