Your semi permanent makeup will look very dark and intense the first few days and will gradually lighten. There may be a point where you feel that it isn’t even there. Trust the process, a lot of people have pigment resurface weeks after!!! It takes a full 6-8 weeks to see how your skin resurfaces.
Some people prefer the “Bolder” look in the beginning. If that is you, keep in mind that for the second appointment, we can go darker.
Keep eyebrow area dry. We prefer the dry method, use oil given at appointment at night only if needed after 5 to 7 days.
Avoid makeup on/around eyebrow area for at least a week, preferably longer.
Do not use an exfoliator on your face.
Use gentle soap around your eyebrows. Cetaphil works great.
Do not pick the scabs!
Do not exercise or do any activity that will make you sweat a lot for at least a week.
Do not thread or wax the area.
Sun exposure can and will affect the semi permanent makeup.
Any changes necessary will be done at your follow up appointment. Your new brows are not complete until after the second appointment.
If you have a reaction to this service. contact a physician.
Leave areolas bandaged for 2 to 3 hours. Once home wash with warm water, Do Not Scrub! Do not wash with soaps at this time.
The next 3 days wash with warm water only to prevent scabbing. Your body at this time will be pushing out what is doesn't need from the tattooed area as it heals. If not washed off, it can dry and scab up, causing discomfort, and possibly pull the pigment. Peeling on the other hand, is normal. In fact, it is expected, since a new layer of skin will form days after the skin is tattooed.
Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor or Basatrasin on the freshly tattooed area. A small amount of these products should be applied once in the morning, and again at night. ( or after each time the area is washed)
For the next 10 days, make sure any bra or shirt that touches the area is clean, and not skin tight! If able to, wearing loose garments, or no bra is highly recommended. We want to prevent friction on the healing area, especially for the first week. Basically let that skin breathe!
Around day 4 you may start using a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil to wash. Again, do not soak area! Just wash and rinse.
No lotions and soaps with perfume should touch the area for 10 days.
Once the area begins to peel, DO NOT PICK! this will possibly pull the pigment and cause scarring.
Avoid pools, hot tubes, bathtubs, basically submerging the healing tattoo in any types of bodies of water for 10 days.
The less you touch it, the better it will heal.
The pigment used is a cosmetic pigment, it will be its darkest color the first 3 days. Once healed, color is normally 30 to 40 percent lighter. A follow up appointment can always darken the area.
For Breast Cancer Survivors, the course of treatments you have undergone may effect the healing. Its not uncommon for it takes several treatments to achieve desire results.
Don’t not go tanning with healing areolas.
Once healed, those who use UV tanning beds should always have the areolas covered up and have a layer of SPF for protection. UV exposure will fade the areolas! Please consider spray tanning as a healthier alternative.
It is not uncommon to need a minor touch up every few years, depending on how your skin holds pigment, or what colors were used. Some may simply fade faster than others. This can always be corrected in a minor touch up appointment.
Scalp Micropigmentation and Hairline Enhancements
Before your appointment:
If you dye your hair, have your last color session be 7 days way from your scheduled appointment. If you have any hair dye stains on your scalp we will have to cancel your appointment and possibly lose your deposit.
If you wear your head shaved or very short, Please have it cut or shaved the day prior. Its highly recommended for those with male pattern baldness to shave your head for the appointment. This reduces the shock of the initial result. It also is easier to see any scars that we may (or may not) want to cover
Moisturizing the scalp 3 times a day, for 1 to 2 weeks, prior to our first appointment is encouraged. Also be mindful not to get an sunburns or extreme sun exposure to the weeks leading up to your appointments. Sun Burned or UV tanned skinned can not be worked on.
Castor oil is great if your doing female SMP or both male and female density treatments. I highly recommended doing a few times a week, at night time and rinsing it off the next morning, in the weeks prior to your upcoming appointment(s). If you choose to do Castor Treatments, stop 3 days prior to your appointment.
For bald or more exposed scalp, Cetaphil is gentle moisturizer that has no irritants. Use daily leading up to your appointments to help with scalp dryness.
Wash your hair morning of/or night before your appointment. It will be several days before you will be able to wash and lather it your scalp!
Please have no excessive sweating 24 hours prior to your appointment
Men whom wear toupees should stop wearing it 3 weeks prior. This allows the scalp to breathe, and have no glue clogging the pours, and hair follicles.
First 3 Days After Your Appointment
No Water Contact!
No Soaps, Shampoos, Anything! Yes this includes dry shampoo too.
No working out that causing sweating. That includes even mild sweat inducing activities.
No shaving, this is why its strongly encouraged that you shave 24 hours before your appointment.
No tight Caps, Hats, Helmets, Toupees and/ or Wigs.
You may lightly rinse the scalp now with just water, still no shampoos or soaps at this time.
You may shave with an electric razor only, if needed
You can start resume light sweat inducing actives and work outs. NO heavy sweating work outs
You may lightly moisturize the scalp with a gentle alcohol free, fragrance, and dye free moisturizer
Day 7 to 10
You may wash scalp with a gentle shampoo or face wash. Please read label to make sure there is no alcohol, dyes, or fragrances in the soap.
You may resume all normal work outs/ Heavy sweating activities.
You may shave with a razor as long as all scabs (if they are any) are gone.
If you are doing SMP appointments weekly or bi weekly its is highly suggested to moisturize the scalp at this point to prevent dryness or any sensitivity.
Still avoid chlorine filled pools & jacuzzi.
Day 30 after completed SMP appointments
Critical to avoid UV Ray Exposure, this can prematurely fade your SMP treatments.
Intense sweating can be part of the every day routines and/ or work outs
You may use shampoo, dye, shave, and cut hair as you did prior
Always wear an SPF on the scalp, or some type of hat when in direct sunlight.
You may spray tan the area.
Avoid products with Alcohol or quick drying agents. (SD Alcohol, Denatured Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol High)
EYELINER BEFORE CARE
No eye makeup.
Eyelash tinting or eyelash curling should done 48 hours before the procedure.
Latisse should be stopped 2 weeks prior to procedure.
Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure.
EYELINER AFTER CARE
You may experience slightly puffy to swollen eyes and heavy lids. Your eyes may feel more swollen than they appear.
Use sterile water and cotton gauze to wipe the affected area.
Keep the area DRY for the next 10 days.
No makeup, no creams and no mascara until eyelids are healed.
Ice packs may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling.
Do not scratch or pick!
Pigment will go away after scabs fall but will come back little by little every day for 4 weeks.
LIP BLUSH BEFORE CARE
If you ever had a cold sore, shingles and herpes simplex for your safety you must take Valtrex 1 day before the procedure,during the procedure and 7 days after your lip procedure.
No Botox and fillers 2 months before or after lip procedure.
Lip procedure can only change the color of the lips not alter the natural shape.
Touch ups are recommended every 2 years to prevent fading.
LIP BLUSH AFTER CARE
After the procedure lips will appear very dark and bright, but will gain a more tinted natural look afterwards.
Use sterile water and cotton gauze to wipe the affected area.
Keep lips moist at all times, Aquaphor is recommended.
Avoid spicy foods or direct contact with foods nand drinks for the next 2 days. Use a straw when drinking liquids.
Lips will be swollen, tender and hot. Ice packs will help.
Do not pick, peel or scratch.
No makeup until scabs are gone.
By day 4 most of the peeling should be completed. Lips will feel dry and chapped, keep moisturized.
After scabs fall, color will appear soft almost ‘frosty’ looking but color will come back little by little every day for 28 days. Keep moisturized!