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APPOINTMENT PRE-CARE & AFTERCARE

 

The procedure area must be healthy, strong, non-irritated.

 

You will get much better results when you properly prep.

 It will start with a good canvas!  Small Details Make a BIG Difference! 

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

FOR All Permanent Makeup & Microblading:

  • Avoid Sun/Sunburn at least 1 week or more before appointment.

  • Rentin-A, Retinols, Alpha Hydroxy, Anti-Aging Products stop use 4 weeks prior.

  • Chemical peels, Laser treatments wait 4 weeks for an appointment

  • Botox & Cosmetic Fillers wait 4 weeks after for an appointment

  • With Doctor consent stop baby aspirin, and blood thinner (3 days)

  • Acutane, Doeycyline (1 year prior).

  • Covid Vaccine or Booster (2 weeks)

  • Radiotherapy or Chemotherapy (complete for 6 months & with a Doctor approval.

  • Antibiotics wait 4 weeks till appointment.

Brows:

  • Brow Waxing, Threading, Brow Tint wait 1 week before an appointment.

  • Brow Henna wait 6 weeks before an appointment

Eyeliner:

  • Stop Eyelash serums (Latisse, etc.) ( for 1 year prior).

  • Remove Eyelash Extension and strip lashes ( removed 3 days prior).

  • No eye contacts for 3 days following appointment, wear eye glasses

Lip Blush:

  • Lip Filler (4 weeks before or after).

  •  One week before your appointment - exfoliate and moisturized:

  • Before going to bed for 5 nights prior to the procedure, exfoliate lips with a natural scrub (sugar and coconut oil will work perfectly or use a toothbrush)

  • Hydrate after exfoliating with Aquaphor

  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water because the hydration will dramatically improve the lip surface

  • COLD SORES & FEVER BLISTERS Please talk to your health care provider about prescribing you an antiviral medication to prevent an outbreak of cold sores/fever blisters.  Doctors can prescribe an antiviral treatment to start 3-4 days before the PMU procedure using drugs such as: Valtrex (1500mg) Valacyclovir, Acyclovir, Famvir and Famciclovir, and 4-5 or more days after or as prescribed by your Doctor.  Take note: a second session is 6-8 weeks later so ask for enough antiviral medication for both appointments.

STOP 24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:

  • no alcohol

  • no caffeine

  • no exercise 

  • no sun,

  • no Aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen.

  • no sparkle, glitter face powders makeup (brow makeup is ok)

  • Eyeliner NO eye contacts (bring glasses)

  • no eye makeup for eyeliner

  • no lipstick, lip stains etc for lip blush

Never stop taking medication without your Doctors approval

DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT follow below for the best outcome of your service:

  • Please do not work out the day of the procedure because body heat opens pores.

  • Avoid heavy sunlight, especially sunburn 1 week or more before the procedure. The skin should not be going through a healing process!

  • Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of the procedure.

  • Do NOT take with Doctor's consent Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, and/or Ibuprofen, Omega 3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)

  • Do NOT take blood thinners (never stop medications without a doctor's approval)

  • Do NOT drink alcohol or energetic drinks 24 hours before the procedure. 

  • Reschedule the treatment if feel under the weather, have a high temperature, cold sores, cold or flu, or an exacerbation of any chronic diseases you may have.

 Brow Aftercare Instructions

Day of Instructions

  •  Blot with tissue every 20 minutes till no lymph is produced, approx 1-2 hours. 

  • apply a thin layer (roughly the size of a grain of rice) of MicroBalm in 6 hours or before bed.

Day 1-4​

-Continue to apply MicroBalm in AM/PM, for drier skin types (face) MicroBalm should be applied 3-4 times a day, a thin layer (roughly the size of a grain of rice).​​

Day 4 until healed (approx up to 14 days, everyone heals at different speed)

  • -On 4th day,Before Bed, Gently Clean Brow area with gentle cleanser (such as cetaphil) with pads of finger tips gently.

  • Pat dry and apply MicroBalm sparingly 

 

Important Instructions

  • Use a fresh pillowcase

  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.

  • Picking can cause scarring or loss of color

  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks

  • Keep your showers as short as possible for the 10 days

  • Avoid exercise for one week

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.

  • Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days

  • Avoid swimming and hot tubs for the first 10 days

  • Avoid makeup including sunscreen on the area for first 10 days

  • DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area

  • Do not use Anti-aging, Vit-C, Lightening Skin Care Products on or near tattooed areas

Eyeliner Aftercare Instructions 

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  • No eye contacts for 4 days

  • May apply cool compress as needed (1-3 days)

  • Day of- Rinse eyes with distilled water or saline eyewash, patting around the areas with a wetted cotton pad to remove any excess ink that may remain as necessary.  Aftercare balm is not necessary

  • Keep eyes dry for 4 days, then use a basic gentle cleanser with fingertips.  Avoid pulling, picking, rubbing

  • No eye makeup for 7 -10 days

  • Do not apply other creams and/or makeup to the procedure area until all wounds have healed completely

  •  No sun or tanning beds, SPF 60 is recommended after healed 

  • Do not tint, perm, or apply lash extensions for 3 weeks

  • Avoid exercise, extended hot showers, swimming,  for 7-10 days

  • Do not use Rentin-A, Glycolic Acids, Peroxide, Neoporin, Aquaphor 

  • Use a new mascara after 7-10 days

  • Do not put face under shower head 

  • Anti-Aging, Vit-C, Lightening Products are not recommenced in tattooed areas, will distort the color retention.

 Healing

  • May have swelling, tenderness, redness, bruising may occur

  • Flakiness may occur, Do Not Scratch or Pick!

  • May experience tight, itchy, pinching feelings as you heal​

  • Remember that the colors will appear brighter/darker and will soften as the healing process occurs.

  • Results cannot be determined until healing is complete and it takes at least 2 sessions to perfect.

  • Some area's will fade, lighten, disappear, become spotty, this is part of the healing and it is a process.

  • ​Permanent Makeup requires *two sessions and must be done no sooner than 6 weeks, and no later than 10 weeks.

LIP BLUSH Aftercare Instructions 

Aftercare - keep clean & Moisturized

On the first day

 gently remove lymph fluids with dabbing motions, with a wet cotton pad every two hours; this will help avoid thick scabbing.  Follow with Aquaphor or product provided.

First 2 days: do a quick compress to remove lymph fluid, (3 warm in a row, them apply a cool one, using a wet (soaked in water) cotton ball or cotton pad to blot the lips).  This is the time the skin will ooze lymph fluid and crust will form, clean it gently 3 times a day.  Follow with Aquaphor or product provided. 

 

Apply product provided and or Aquaphor, liberally.  Never let your lips dry out.

 

We do retail an aftercare product that is highly recommended to soothe and moisturize full lip color procedures AND has the added protection  of a herpes inhibitor,  local anesthetic and herbal antioxidants  for healing.  A Real Favorite!

 

After healed and scabbing is done, use SPF to prevent hyperpigmentation.

 

DO’s:​

  • *Face Mask* use disposable mask only for 7 days, changing to fresh mask 3 times a day for first 3 days

  • *Use a cool compress as needed and recommend after eating

  •  *Before brushing your teeth, apply a layer of non-petroleum jelly (Aquaphor) to protect the pigmented area

  • *Keep your lips lubricated and protected from UV exposure.

  • *Take prescription antiviral medication for as long as your doctor recommends (suggested: 6 days afterwards and 4-5 days prior).

  • *Drink with a straw

  • *Apply Aquaphor before and after eating to act as a barrier

  • *Eat taking small bites using a fork avoiding touching lips

  • *Rinse mouth with water after eating

LIPS Healing Process

*Your lips will lightly weep fluid for first 24-48 hours after service.  Do not allow this fluid to dry down.  It must be gently blotted away with cold water on damp cotton pads.  Apply lip ointment generously after each time you blot.

*Your lips will most likely remain noticeably swollen for 2-3 days after your appointment.  This swelling is temporary.  Lips with filler will have even more pronounced temporary swelling.

Lip Neutralization of naturally darker lips will go through a cycle of temporarily looking much darker for the first 4-8 weeks.  This is a normal part of healing.  Please allow the full 8-10 weeks to heal.  Lip Neutralization may take 3-4 sessions which are 8 -10 weeks apart before satisfactory results are achieved.  You must be patient during this process.  The naturally occurring melanin doesn't disappear or leave, so after 12 -18 months you may begin to see your natural lip color coming through as the tattoo fades.  You may consider an annual touchup appointment at this time.  Your healing process will be the same as the first time, however it will usually only need 1 or 2 touchup appointments

Restrictions - Do Not!

  • *Avoid spicy foods and drinks for 7 - 10 days

  • *No open mouth movements (like yelling)

  • *Undergo any facial treatments or sauna

  • *Use makeup on tattooed area for 7 -10 days, when completely healed

  • *Avoid exercise for 3 days (prevent sweat into tattooed area)

  • *Touch your lips for the first 2 day, clean hands a must

  • *Do Not pick at or scratch your lips

  • *Avoid Wetting, lick or bite your lips until the lips have fully peeled

  • *Avoid Kissing until lips have fully healed, (including kissing cheeks)

  • *Avoid Use whitening toothpaste until lips have fully healed

  • *Do not use Exfoliate or scrub your lips until week 4.

  • *Do not use strong waterproof liquid Matte lipsticks or lip stains until 6 weeks after your final appointment.  Avoid using the for 2 weeks before any annual touchups as well.

Healing stages of permanent makeup
Healing stages of lip blushing
Healing stages of lip neutralization tattoo

PLEASE NOTE

ALL PERMANENT MAKEUP AND MICROBLADING NEEDS 2 SESSION, IN SOME CASES MORE SESSIONS MAY BE NEEDED, ADDITIONAL FEE'S APPLY.

EVERYONE GOES THROUGH DIFFERENT TIMING OF THE HEALING STAGES, THE AMOUNT OF RETENTION, THE AMOUNT OF FLAKINESS ETC...AND IT'S ALL "NORMAL"...

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING BELOW / ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN

 Do Not Stop or Reduce Any Medication Without Your Physician Consent

*If you have concern related to pre-existing medical conditions it is your responsibility to consult with your physician prior to your appointment.

 

Below is a guide, lady Ink & Co can not provide medical advices. ​

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Allow 3 weeks to heal after an appointment before a vacation or an special events​​

  • Can not be Pregnancy and breastfeeding​ this includes IUI and IVF

  • Brow Henna in the last 6 weeks (henna stains the skin) 

  • Eyelash Serums - must stop use 4 months prior to permanent eyeliner service (causes fragile skin, prone to bleeding)

  • Extreme Oily Skin, Sun Damage, Sun Tanning may not retain pigment, or may need additional sessions and touch ups sooner.

  • Prone to Hypo/Hyper Pigmentation, Keloids or Hypertrophic scaring

  • BOTOX minimum 4 weeks prior and 4 weeks after your appointment

  • LIP FILLER minimum 4-6 weeks prior and 4 weeks after your appointment

  • Use of Accutane in the 12 months

  •  Use of Steroids in last 2 months

  • Skin Irritations, Cold Sores, Eczema, Psoriasis, Seborrhea Dermatisits, near the area to be treated (rashes, sunburn, acne etc.)​

CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU ARE CONCERNED WITH ANY HEALTH CONDITIONS

  • Eye Lift or blepharoplasty- wait 3 months, talk to your doctor

  • Glaucoma the risk of developing an eye infection is higher, pressure to eye can cause more damage

  • Rosacea- consult with your physician

  • Someone who has undergone Chemotherapy in the last 6 months, requires a Doctors note​

  • Pacemaker or major heart problems we use epinephrine, as a numbing agent, that can increase your heart rate possible causing dysrhythmias

  • ​Infectious Diseases, skin disease, viral infection -compromised health with slower healing causes higher risk of infections

  • Blood Thinners, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure may have excessive bleeding resulting in poor color retention, talk to your physician

  • Decompensated state of insulin-dependent Diabetes -slower healing causes higher risk of infection

  • Autoimmune Disease such as Diabetes 1, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis- slower healing, poor color retention, risk of infection

  • Hemangioma and Fibromas (apply's to lip tattooing)​

  • ANY TREATMENT, MEDICATIONS OR ILLNESS THAT COMPROMISES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM/HEALING  PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR

Common Question's

Do you offer Consultation?

Yes, and it's free and highly recommended!  We can go over any questions or concerns you have and  look at pictures

 What is MICROBLADING? 

a semi-permanent tattoo service that gives the illusion of  brow hairs by use of a manual tool that implants pigment into the skin

Is Microblading right for you?

 this method is ideal for a natural look with some exciting brow hairs, not recommended for oily skin types

  

What is POWDER SHADING/OMBRE??

-a semi-permanent service using a machine that fills in brow area giving a appearance of  a powder makeup application. Shading from light to dark, front to back of brow is ombre. Everyone is ideal for this brow method.

 

Can I get two methods combined?

YES!  combining Microblading with Shading is the most requested as it is the best of both worlds, if you have no to little eyebrows this is the best option!  This service is know as SHADE & BLADE, COMBO BROWS, HAIR STROKES & SHADING 

Is it a tattoo?

Yes, any pigment that is placed under the skin with any device, is considered a tattoo. 

Can I donate blood after microblading or permanent makeup?  Both services are methods of tattooing  and therefor you will need to wait 30 days until you can give blood, always consult with your physician.

Why is it necessary to have at least 2 sessions?

The 2nd appointment is the perfecting session for re-enforcing and making any adjustments with the shape, color, and strokes.

How long does it last?

Each person will retain pigment differently due to sun exposure, skin care routines, skin texture and type that the rage of time varies from 12months to 18 months.  

Does it hurt?

The discomfort is relative as everyone has a different level of sensitivity. Numbing is applied for numbing before and during the process.  

    

How will I look while healing?
First couple days you can have slight swelling, redness, and tenderness.  The first week your brows will look dark and begin to flake.  There is no down time, so you can assume your regular activities.  It takes 30 days to see the final color, shape, and strokes.

How is the shape created?

By measuring the portion of features and bone structure with the use of string method, golden ratio, and a caliper ruler. The final shape that is mapped out, will be shown to you to ensure you are happy with the shape. 

Is there anything I need to do before my appointment?

Yes, read all the information that is provided to you on Pre & Post Care, Health Information on this website, do your research..

How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

You must be 18 years or older

Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or nursing?

As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.

How early should I get my brows done before a special occasion such as a wedding, vacation, etc?​

I would suggest you allow time for both sessions to be completed and healed, total of 16 weeks prior to your events.

 

What is the maintenance for Microblading vs Permanent Makeup?

There are different factors (sun exposure, medication, skin products or treatment, etc) for each person in when a touchup is needed, therefor the time frames are general.  Microblading is approximately between 6-24 months, Permanent Makeup for the brows last approximately between 2-3 years.

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