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Permanent Makeup

Are you eligible to have Permanent Makeup?

  • Cannot be pregnant or nursing

  • Must be over the age of 18

  • Lasers or Peels: wait 1 month or longer before any tattooing can be done, depending on how strong

  • Botox: Must wait at least 2 weeks until any tattooing can be done. Wait 2 weeks after tattooing to get Botox.

  • Facials: Must wait 2 weeks before any tattooing and 2 weeks after tattooing. 

  • Lash Extensions: (eyeliners only) Must remove lash extensions 2 weeks before tattooing. Must wait 3 weeks after tattooing for extensions.

  • Lash Growth Serum: Must be off eyelash serum 6 weeks before tattooing. Must wait 6 weeks after tattooing to use serum.

  • Sunburn: Cannot tattoo anyone with a sunburn 

  • Accutane: Must be off for 1 full year before tattooing

  • Blood Thinners: Check with your doctor

  • Retin-A, Glycolic, lactic, and retinoid: Contains acids which will fade your PMU pre-maturely. The area will bleed, and pigment will not heal properly.

  • Mitral Valve Prolapse: If your Doctor or Dentist prescribe you pre-medications before dental work or invasive procedures, you will need to consult your Doctor on pre-medicating before tattooing.

  • Chemotherapy, Radiation, or Lupus: Not a candidate for permanent makeup

  • Anti-biotics: Must be off for 14 days before permanent makeup procedure

  • Diabetic: Must have clearance from your Doctor

Healing Agenda

Eyebrows

Day 1-3 Your eyebrows are about 15-20% darker then what they will heal to be. They will also appear thicker than what we drew on. This is due to oxidation and swelling. Don’t be concerned with the darker, thicker appearance; this is part of the healing process. You may also have redness that will subside within the first 48 hours. Start ointment after 24-48 hours. Don’t forget to blot off excess fluids.                                                          

Day 4 The peeling begins. The dark outer color will start peeling off revealing the softer, lighter color. Keep moist but don’t overdo.                                                                                                                                                      

Day 5-8 Dark outer color finishes peeling off. The color is lighter and softer, and the brows themselves are a little thinner. The color may have a greyish or ashy tone for a few days until the color clarifies. It could appear you are missing color and have light areas at this time due to the layers of dry skin over the new pigment. Give your eyebrows 3 full weeks to heal and for color to fully bloom. Use ointment no longer than 10 days.      

Eyeliner

Day 1 You will have anywhere from slight to heavy swelling. This depends on the amount of histamines in each client’s body. You may have bruising. You may appear as though you have been crying or have allergies. The eyeliner will appear thicker and darker than what it will heal to be. No contact lenses for 5 days. No Visine.                                               

Day 2 The morning of day 2 is most likely when the swelling will peak. Plan to use your cool packs! The darker and thicker appearance lingers, and the area will feel tight and tender.                                                                                                            

Day 3-4 Less swelling. The eye tissue still feels tight and somewhat drawn. The peeling process begins. Start ointment in 48-72 hours. Some feeling of pinching and itching is quite normal, the ointment will help relieve this feeling.                                                                                                                                                         

Day 5-7 Dark outer color continues to flake off and you will see softer, thinner, eyeliner. Color may look greyish or ashy until the color clarifies. You can go back to wearing contact lenses at day 5.

 

Wait 8 weeks before applying eyelashes or eyelash extensions, as well as using eyelash growth serums. Eyelash growth serums have been documented to lighten the tattooed color on some occasions.                    

How to care for your new Permanent Makeup

Proper care following your procedure is important and required to achieve optimum results. Keep in mind that some intensity of color will be lost, and/or the color may heal unevenly. This is normal for some procedures, especially after the initial application. This is the reason for the follow up appointment, to fill in any light areas, to go a little darker or thicker if desired, and to adjust shape or color if needed. Please read and follow the directions provided.

 

 

  1. Wash your hands before touching any treated area.

  2. Cool packs (not frozen) may be used to help reduce swelling. Dampen paper towels or cotton pads with water and place in the fridge for 30 minutes…cool area for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off. Cooling the area is most beneficial the first 24 hours. Sleeping slightly elevated may also help in the reduction of swelling.

  3. Blotting your procedure. We have created a wound and all wounds weep body fluids (some will weep more and for a longer period than others). Blotting off these fluids and excess pigment is critical to a good result and optimum color retention. If these fluids are allowed to remain on the tattooed area and accumulate, you will get heavier scabbing. Heavy scabbing can pull out the pigment which will result in light spots and unevenness of color. Dampen a paper towel with water and blot your new procedure every 15 minutes upon leaving your service. Continue until weeping has subsided. Blot for the following three days 4-6 times throughout the day depending on amount of weeping. If you have eyebrow hair, please make sure you are getting beyond the hair and actually blotting the tattooed skin. Same instructions for eyeliners…make sure you are getting beyond the lashes and blotting the skin. This can be a tender area to blot but it is important that you do.

  4. Washing your procedure. Use the cleanser provided for you on and around the procedure area. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants. Use a very light touch cleansing your procedure once or twice a day. Make sure you rinse off all cleanser leaving no residue, and then pat dry. Wait 15 minutes before applying the provided ointment after getting the procedure wet. Never put ointment on a wet or damp tattoo. Showering- Do not take an exceptionally hot shower and keep bathroom doors open as to NOT cause a steam effect. Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you do your “other shower stuff” first. At the very end of your shower, wash your hair and rinse back away from your face. Wash your face either avoiding procedure area. Do not let the shower spray hit you directly in the face. Following these shower instructions, your face/procedure will be getting wet at the very end of the shower.

  5. Ointment. ONLY USE THE HEALING BALM I PROVIDED FOR YOU …NOTHING ELSE!!! Eyebrows- No ointment for the first 24-48 hours…until all weeping has stopped. Apply a thin, light coat of ointment 3 or 4 times a day for the remaining of the healing process (5-7 days). Always blot off the prior ointment and area before applying new layer of ointment…this applies to all areas. Eyeliner- No ointment for the first 48-72 hours, after which you apply a very light coat of ointment once in the morning and once in the evening for the following 3-5 days. Eyes are very sensitive to ointment so use sparingly. Try to keep the ointment contained to the eyeliner above and below the lashes, not in the eye itself. If you feel any discomfort in the eye itself, this is not normal and you should immediately see an eye doctor and contact me as well. Although it is important to use ointment, using it excessively can starve the skin of air and can result in pigment loss during the healing period. Please use the ointment sparingly, just enough to moisten. ALLERGIC REACTION IS EXTREMELY RARE BUT POSSIBLE. IF YOU NOTICE ANY BUMPS OR RASH OR THINK YOU MAY BE HAVING A REACTION…STOP USING OINTMENT IMMEDIATELY, CLEANSE THE AREA AND CALL ME.

  6. Absolutely NO pet grooming, gardening, dusting, mud wrestling or anything that causes dust, dirt and dander for a minimum of 72 hours. Waiting 5 full days is best. Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect healing eyeliner. NO EXERCISING FOR 10 DAYS…NO EXCEPTIONS. DO NOT DO ANY ACTIVITY THAT CAUSES SWEAT IN THE AREA OF THE PROCEDURE OR YOUR FACE TO HEAT UP AND TURN RED. ABSOLUTELY NO LAKE ACTIVITIES. DO NOT GO TO THE LAKE OR THE BEACH. NO HORSEBACK RIDING, NO CAMPING OR ATV RIDING. NO NOTHING OF THIS SORT. DON’T DO IT! STAY OUT OF THE SUN! KEEP IT PROTECTED AND KEEP IT CLEAN! TLC FOR YOUR NEW PROCEDURE.

  7. Absolutely NO topical makeup on the healing procedure(s) for a minimum of 5 days. Topical makeup can be bacterial and your new procedure(s) need adequate time to heal to avoid irritation and/or infection. You may apply your makeup around the new procedure area, but avoid applying ON the healing areas. After any eyeliner procedure, please use new mascara. DO NOT USE an eyelash curler for 2 weeks as this instrument pulls the eyelashes and the tissue containing the eyeliner pigment that surrounds the lashes. You must allow the eyeliner to heal before stressing the tissue in this area. No contact lenses for 5 full days. No tweezing or waxing of the eyebrows for 10 full days. NO FACIAL, PEELS OR ANY OF THAT FACE STUFF FOR TWO FULL WEEKS!

  8. Some tenderness, puffiness (even bruising), redness, and itching I quite normal for the tattoo healing process. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area as this could result in your color result in your color healing uneven, as well as the risk f scarring and infection.

  9. Lastly…relax! Don’t worry about a thing. It’s just a tattoo that will lighten, soften and heal in a matter of days. Do exactly as I have advised you to do OR what not to do and all will heal well.