Before & After Care


BEFORE INSTRUCTIONS

Please carefully read and follow the before instructions; all these contraindications have been listed because they might interfere with the procedure, the healing process and the outcome.

• No sunburn on your face (it will make it hard to read you true undertones)
• Limit caffeine drinks the day of prior to your procedure
• NO Alcohol starting 24 hrs prior to your procedure 
• NO medications (ibuprofen, aspirins) starting 48 hrs prior. Tylenol is fine.
• NO antibiotics: must be off at least 2 weeks
• NO accurate medications: must be off 6 months. 

• NO facials, wax, starting 7 days prior to your procedure.
• NO chemical peels, laser treatments in the past 60 days
• NO retinol/botox/fillers in the past 4 weeks (8 for lip fillers) and for 4 weeks following the procedure
• No lash extensions, lash growth products in the past 4 weeks (for eye-liner procedures only)
• No outbreaks, open wounds on the area that will be treated (lip procedures, brow procedures) 

 

Aftercare

Brows

Remove the ointment applied after 3 hours using a cotton pad and bottled water. Keep the area CLEAN for the first day dabbing your brows with a cotton pad and sterile or bottled water. 

Day 1-10:
Gently wash your brows in the morning and at night with water and antibacterial soap (dial, cetaphil or Neutrogena)
Make sure your hands are clean and use your fingertips; pat dry with a paper towel and apply a very small amount of aquaphor 2/3 times a day (make sure you don't over apply as this will cause additional pigment loss.)

AVOID:
Picking at them: this could cause scarring and additional pigment loss
Facials, botox, chemical treatments for at least 4 weeks
Working out for at least 10 days (sweating)
Direct sun exposure for the following 3 weeks. Wear a hat for the first 2 weeks then apply sunscreen
Long hot showers and steam for the first 10 days
Swimming
Makeup over the treated area for 2 weeks

EYES:

Day 1: rinse with water every hour and pat dry with paper towel or baby wipes; apply a thin layer of aquaphor before you go to bed.
DAY 2: dab with baby wipes and apply the thinnest layer of aquaphor 2 times a day (do not over apply)
DAY 3-7: apply a thin layer of vaseline as needed

• Keep the area CLEAN gently washing your face, without rubbing on eyes.
• Try to sleep on your back to avoid rubbing your face on the pillow
• No makeup for the following week
• Do not pick the scabs, let them naturally exfoliate. 
• Avoid direct sun exposure for the following 3 weeks

Lips

 Day 1-7: Apply the lip balm (provided) frequently
Avoid spicy food right after your procedure
Avoid direct sun exposure for the following 3 weeks.

Tattoo Removal/Lightning 

It is critical to follow all aftercare instructions to prevent complications, scarring and to achieve optimum results.

Please read carefully.

1. KEEP AREA CLEAN and open to the air. Do not cover with a Band-Aid or anything else. Air/Oxigen provides good and faster healing. You should not be touching the area at all, but if you find yourself needing to, please make sure your hands are exceptionally clean. Wash once a day with water and antibacterial hand soap until they start scabbing, pat dry with paper towel. 

2. DO NOT SOAK the treated area in water. You can shower as normal, but keep the area out of the shower spray the best you can and do not let the area stay wet for more than a few minutes.

3. NO BATHING, SWIMMING, SAUNAS, HOT TUBS, TANNING, OR INTENSE EXERCISE.

4. DO NOT disrupt the scabbing process (i.e. no picking, scratching, applying ointment, etc). All scabbing needs to fall off naturally, if you force or pick a scab off you will disrupt the process and possibly cause scarring.

5. TREAT AREA WITH TLC. DO NOT DO ANYTHING AT ALL THAT COULD CAUSE ISSUE OR PROBLEMS TO THE TREATED AREA. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US.

6. ONCE ALL SCABBING HAS NATURALLY FALLEN OFF, apply one drop Vitamin E Oil 3 to 4 times throughout the day EVERY OTHER DAY (every 48 hours) for a minimum of 4 weeks, or until next lightening session. DO NOT start applying the ointment UNTIL all scabbing has completely fallen off. It is our goal to keep the area as dry as possible until all scabs have naturally fallen off. 

7. LIPS please drink all liquids with a straw until all scabbing has naturally fallen off.
Brush with Toms of Maine or Classic Crest (no whitening, no peroxide toothpastes). Cut food into small bites...no biting into a sandwich. Try to keep mouth expressions to a minimum.

COLLASTIN FUSION THERAPY (COLLAGEN INDUCTION)

  1. Immediately after you Collastin procedure, the area may feel tight and dry and appear flushed like a sunburn. DO NOT APPLY ANY COOLING AGENTS TO THE AREA, we want it to stay inflamed which is the natural healing process.
  2. DO NOT take ant anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation. Follow these simple steps:
  • Wash your face with sterile water (provided) the day of your treatment before bed and apply the skin repair serum (provided)
  • DAY 1. ON THE NEXT DAY, you may clean your face as usual, using a gentle skin cleanser, and apply the skin repair serum (provided) morning and night. Stay away from exfoliants or glycol acids that are present in certain cleansers as these can make your skin very dry after the procedure. Be sure to use an approved SPF50 or greater sunscreen. 
  • DAY 2-7. Within two days following your Collastin procedure, you will notice skin dryness and flaking. This is due to an increased turnover of skin cells. During this period, you may apply your regular skin moisturizer. If we used the roller around the eyes, you may have a little micro bruising that may persist for 3/4 days. It can easily be covered with makeup (mineral powder is the only make up allowed for the following 3 days). A few days later, your skin will start shedding; these are skin layers that would regularly shed a week later, but the needling brings this skin to the surface sooner. Your skin will look dry during this period. 

!!!Your body's function and overall health are reflected in your skin; maintain good hydration, which will aid in the skins ability to heal and maintain a proper balance. If your body is not getting sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. Vitamin C is KEY to the production of collagen, which gives our skin its firmness and strength.

 

Final Result and What to Expect AFTER PERMANENT MAKEUP?

For those who are considering to having permanent makeup done, the final result and what to expect during the healing process is very very important! So please take the time to read this before making your final decision.

Permanent makeup is an art, not a science; results vary depending on skin type, and skin undertones. In order to achieve extremely good results, we will need very good skin, and a meticulous aftercare regimen.

Normal, or normal to dry, not oily, no large pores, no scar tissue, no previous permanent makeup, and not being on medications that affect the skin give the best results. 

Meticulous aftercare regimen means respecting and keeping up with each instruction and or routine given after the treatment.

All permanent makeup cosmetic treatments need at least 2 sessions to achieve a good result, sometimes 3!

Each session is done from 6 to 12 weeks  apart.

What to expect  After Your First Session

Brows

Day 1: Brows will appear slightly thicker than we drew them, color looks darker and warmer due to the redness of the skin.

Day 2-4: Brows are darker than what you've expected, and about 2 shades darker than what they will actually be once healed. Some redness may still persist on some clients.

Day 6-10: Brows normally start peeling around day 5-6. Some clients slightly peel, while some others may experience some scabbing. Once they start flaking, some areas of the eyebrows will fade more than others and as the pigment oxidizes it will start to darken up again over a 3-4 week period

Day 28-40: At this time you'll actually start seeing the final result. People that heal quickly and young clients can see their final color by the 4-5 week mark, while adult women and people that heal slower will have to wait until week 6-7 to see the final color. We have no control over your body healing process, so please, be patient!

Your skin may not take to the color the first time around, this is the reason for a second and sometimes a third session. Skin takes the color much better during the touch up appointment, since the tissue is already used to the color.

As months go by the strokes become lighter and softer. Depending on the skin/age of the client and quantity of pigment implanted, the brows will last 1-2 years until they need a color boost. It is recommended to wait a minimum a year for a color boost, although some clients with several oily skin may need a touch up sooner. The only thing that can help them from fading is constant use of sunblock and not using products like retinol, Vitamin C, glycolic acid and others in the brow area.

The difference between a permanent makeup artist and a body artist is that we tend to work more superficially in order to achieve a very natural result, if we pack in as much pigment as a body artist does, the final result will end up being unnatural and too heavy.

Eyes

Whether you have had an eyelash enhancement rather than an eyeliner, your eyes will appear puffy for the following 2-3 day.

For the best natural eyelash enhancements, most of the time one session is enough;
thicker eyeliners may need 2-3 sessions.

I never overwork on eyes; these are super sensitive, and the eye tissue is very thin; if your eyes start bleeding or become swollen we prefer to complete the work in multiple sessions.

Day  1-3: You may experience puffy eyes, heavy lids.

Try to sleep in an elevated position to help reduce swelling at night.

Day 4-6: some scabbing may occur; keep the area clean and no makeup on your eyes until completely peeled.

Eyes usually heal within 1 week.

Eyes permanent makeup lasts longer compared to other areas and doesn’t require yearly touch ups such as eyebrows or lips due to the thinner tissue.

Lips

be prepared for bright colored lips and also swelling. The fuller the natural lip the more swelling occurs. Lips do not look nice while healing! If you are not prepared to put up with how they look in the healing process do not have them done.

Day 1-2: Lips may be swollen and the color is very bright.

Day 3-6: They will go dry and flaky! Be patient, because lips heal relatively quickly. So you may have 4 to 7 days of them looking hideous but the healed result is so worth it!

A Yearly color boost recommended after first touch up. 

If you chose me as your Permanent Makeup artist I need you to trust me.
Trust me when i say that the color will lighten up, and trust me when I say that after the touch-up you'll have better retention, because we already have a background of color, and we will be working much less during your touch up appointment

How Long Does Permanent Makeup Last?

Permanent Makeup DOES fade over time! The duration depends on multiple factors:

• Our immune system
• Age
* Aftercare
• Technique
• Sun exposure
• Medications (ex. thyroid, anxiety medications)
• Gym activity, and excess of sweating