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PRE-PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS:



When scheduling an appointment date for a permanent makeup procedure, keep in mind the healing time of the procedure. You will need a few days afterward without social plans or strenuous activity. You will not look your best (swelling, oozing, & looks like wet paint) so plan activities around the house.Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure.



Do not work out the day of the procedure.

Do not have botox 3 weeks prior to the procedure.

Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure. (they are natural blood thinners)

Do not take coumadin or any blood thinners one week prior to procedure. Call you Doctor first!

Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.

Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo.

Do not consume coffee before your procedure.

Do not take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief. (these also thin the blood)



EYELINER:

Do not wear contact lens during the procedure or for 24 hrs after.

Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.

Do not dye, perm, or curl lashes for 2 days prior. If you have the individual glued on eyelash extensions, don't bother going for your next touch up knowing you have an eyeliner procedure coming up. Please have them removed prior to your scheduled appointment as the lash extensions can be hard to work around. You can have the lash extensions reapplied after 2 weeks.

Discontinue use of eyelash growing serums like Latisse 2 months prior to procedure.

If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Most physicians are giving a 2 month okay after cataract, lasik, and blepharoplasty.



EYEBROWS:

Do not tweeze, wax, or dye brows for 2 days prior. Electrolysis not for two weeks prior. These guidelines are prevent surface irritation or under the skin inflammation present on the permanent makeup procedure day.

Botox appointments should be timed either two weeks after the eyebrow tattoo date so the brows are already healed, or else time the eyebrow permanent makeup date 2 months after the Botox to reduce the chance of fresh toxins floating under the skin while healing from the brow tattoo.



LIPS:

If you get cold sores you will need an antiviral prescription. Physician usually instructs to begin taking it 3 days before procedure, for a 7-10 day course.

If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on the lips. Most physicians are giving a 3 week ok after lip filler injections like collagen or Restylane. Permanent makeup artists have noticed poor color retention in lips that have received collagen injections within the previous 6 months, longer for restylane. There has even been a little pigment migration along lip edges with Restylane. It may be best not to have lip filler injections and permanent lip color within the same year. If the lip surgery involves an incision (like a lip implant), the incision needs to mature about 6 months before tattooing on top of it.



AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS:



Days 1-7:



Do not wash, rub, scratch, pick or pull at your permanent cosmetic procedure. While bathing/showering try to avoid direct contact with water to the tattooed area for seven (7) days. when drying off, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.



Days 1-3 A&D ointment



Apply A&D ointment sparingly to a clean fingertip and dab it across the treated area twice (2) daily for three (3) days. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.



IMPORTANT REMINDERS:



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.

Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.

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

Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.

Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,

Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.

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

Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your permanent cosmetics procedure.



HEALING TIME:



Permanent makeup will appear extremely intense and thick immediately after the procedure. The color will not even look right the first few days. Other factors are added to the permanent makeup pigment bottles to counteract the undertones of facial skin. Browns can look orangish-brown, blonde brows may look too yellow, lip colors are shocking! Some colors initially look too bright and others look too dark. But don't worry - it changes. Excess pigment sheds off over the next 2-3 days, and then the skin starts healing over. A layer of healed skin on top of the pigment masks and tones it down considerably. As swelling goes down the lines will be thinner. On about the fourth day you are close to looking normal and no one notices anything. Colors will continue to soften over the next few weeks. It will look very natural in 2-3 months. You see another difference around the 7-9 month time period. It looks even softer and lighter. Brows and lips that looked fine at 2-3 months may have faint areas or be too light after 7-9 months. Because it can take up to a year to know if you need a touchup, I have extended the touchup timeframe to one year. I want your makeup to look great. That is how I get more business.



OUTER HEALING:



Completes in about 3-6 days for eyes, 7-10 days for lips.



INNER HEALING:



Completes in 1-2 months.

Call for an appointment today: (409) 670-5960
or e-mail us at: sgerrald@hotmail.com

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STEPHANIE ASHWORTH



Permanent Makeup & Microblading Practitioner