NO Caffeine, Alcohol, Aspirin (unless prescribed by a doctor) , ibuprofen, tanning or sunburns within 24 hours prior to procedure.
Keep lips moisturized. Chapped lips won’t hold the color.
If you have ever had a fever blister (ever in your life) you will most likely break out. We will not do a procedure unless you have a prescription from your doctor; zovirax, acyclovir, etc. Please start the prescription 24 hours before your procedure and continue for at least a week or until all peeling has subsided.
It is helpful if fillers have settled at least 1 month prior to procedure otherwise it is better to have permanent makeup done first.
Exfoliate 7 days prior and again 48 hours before treatment: add a small amount of water to the exfoliating cube provided by your technician until it reaches a paste-like consistency. Gently rub throughout the scalp removing any dead skin, then rinse with warm water.
Moisturize 2-3x daily
Drink 64oz of water daily
Day of treatment:
Come with hair cut down with a Zero guard on the clippers
Moisturize your scalp
No minors in attendance
You can bring a snack and drink as the sessions will take about 3 hours on average.
DO keep area clean and open to the air. Keep area dry and let it scab.
DO NOT soak the area in water or let the area stay wet for more than a few seconds.Submerging the face in water (such as in swimming, hot tub, bath or shower) is not recommended for 7-10 days following the procedure. Scabs should not get soggy.
DO NOT touch area with dirty hands as this can cause infection.Dab with alcohol if necessary to clean the brows.
DO NOT apply makeup, cleansing creams, or chemicals on the procedure area until it is completely healed.
Scabs usually appear around the 3rd day; healing process is complete when scabs are gone, usually 7 -10 days.
DO NOT PICK at the epithelial crust (scab) during the healing process or it can affect the removal process.
DO NOT disrupt the scabbing process. Scabs should fall off naturally. Scabs will pull the pigment out. If a scab is picked off too soon it can leave scarring.
If area is itchy you may take a benadryl. It is better not to put anything on the treated area.
Do not expose treated area to direct sunlight during the healing process.
After healing, use sunscreen to prevent skin irritation.
Tattoo removal can often require multiple sessions. How many sessions needed depends on pigment saturation, depth and density. You can expect color to lighten up approximately 10-20% per procedure. A follow up session can NOT be scheduled for at least 30 days following the initial procedure.
Swelling (like you have been crying) is normal for a few days. If it persists past 2 days, please call immediately. Benadryl can be taken to reduce swelling if needed as well.
Apply ice in a clean sanitary zip lock bag to treated area for 10-30 minutes to reduce swelling 2 or 3 times a day as needed. The less swelling that you have, the better that your skin will take the color.
Sometimes it looks more like mascara flakes. This is normal. Do not pick at the epithelial crust (scab) during the healing process or it can remove the color, resulting in the need for touchup. Allow the scabs to fall off naturally.
Scabs usually appear around the 3rd day. The healing process is complete when it is done scabbing.
Do not expose treated area to direct sunlight during the healing process.
After healing use sunscreen to prevent fading and sun spots.
Remember that colors appear brighter, darker and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure. As the healing progresses, color will soften and look more natural, lightening 20% for eye.
The color does not stabilize for 4 weeks.
AFTER Cosmetic EYELINER Procedure: Healing time averages 5 days
Do not stretch the outside area or your eye if you got the corners connected or you can cause the pigment to migrate.
No mascara, no lash enhancer, make up, cleansing creams, chemicals, or water on eyes for 5 days.
Apply a thin layer of ointment with a clean Q Tip on eyeliner the first 2 nights to prevent eyes from sticking together.
Any touchup appointments must be made 4 weeks after initial procedure to ensure proper healing and prevent scarring. Touchups are $100 if done before 3 months post-procedure.
DO Blot throughout the day every 1-2 hours with a clean, dry Kleenex for 72 hours. ( 1 extra day if you are a slow healer) This is called dry healing. You’re blotting clear plasma not blood that will not show up on the Kleenex so blot whether you see anything or not. This is very important in the healing process to prevent loss of color. (see #7) Use makeup wipes in your packet to clean the area gently with a dabbing motion once a day.
DO start on the 3rd day (4th day if you are a slow healer) begin to use a thin, rice size layer of the ointment in your packet once or twice a day until scabs are completely gone (average healing time is 7-10 days) as needed if they are dry and or itchy. If the ointment is not enough to eliminate the itching you may take Benadryl, especially at night so you don’t scratch in your sleep.
DO keep the area clean and free of sweat until healing is complete. The salt in your sweat will act as a removal. If you find yourself sweating or getting your brow area dirty gently rinse SPLASH RINSE with water then blot dry immediately (this is the only time it is acceptable to get brows wet). If necessary, use antibacterial soap and lightly wash with hands, don’t rub or scrub. Workouts should be with weights not aerobics. Avoid steam rooms.
DO NOT touch the area with dirty hands or stretch the skin around the brows. If you work and cannot prevent from being in a dirty or polluted environment please please clean as directed in #3.
DO NOT apply makeup, cleansing creams, hyaluronic acid, coconut oil, avocado oil or chemicals on the procedure area until it is completely healed as it can remove and discolor the pigment.
Scabs appear around the 3rd or 4th day; Hopefully it looks more like dandruff flakes then scabs. This is normal. Also the color should appear much darker by now than the day of your procedure. This is normal too. Don’t freak out, it will lighten up when the scabs come off.
DO NOT PICK at the epithelial crust (scab) during the healing process or it can remove the color, resulting in the need for touch up. If the scabs come off too soon it will probably pull pigment with it. Allow the scabs to fall off naturally for best color retention ( usually 7 -10 days) When color has lightened up and scabs are gone you can return to normal washing your face.
DO NOT EXPOSE the treated area to direct sunlight whatsoever during the healing process. After healing, use sunscreen to prevent fading and sun spots.
Remember that colors appear approximately 20% darker and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure for 7-10 days. As the healing progresses, color will soften and look more natural. This is normal!! The color does not stabilize for 4 weeks. Sometimes it can disappear and then come back as healing progresses. After healing, use caution when applying products on treated areas, especially anti-aging products and chemicals for wrinkles with hyaluronic acid, vit c, glycolic, retinol, and lightening agents, as they may cause early fading.
Touching, showering, or shaving the treated area
Carrying out any activities that may cause excessive sweating (5-7days)
Using moisturizer or shampoo
Direct sunlight (sun is ok, long periods of exposure are not)
Swimming, sauna, or the steam room (14 days)
Razor shaving for at least 10 days
NO HATS for 72 hours
Day 4 After your treatment resume:
Wash your head with cold water and gentle (Paraben and sulfate free) soap.
Apply moisturizer 2x daily to prevent dryness and flaky skin. We recommend using a non-perfumed moisturizer. If skin is dry, exfoliate the skin.
Avoid growing hair too long. If you do need to shave your head, we advise using an electric shaver only. We recommend a Remington R5 or similar shaver. (See below)
*Signs and symptoms of infection:
SWELLING: A slight amount of swelling is typical for a fresh tattoo. If swelling becomes excessive, uncomfortable and you feel the pain radiating beyond the site of the tattoo, then this is a sign of infection.
FEVER: Fever is a symptom of an underlying condition, which is most often an infection. Please contact a medical provider if you think you may have a possible infection.
CALL 816-888-1670 AT THE FIRST SIGN OF ANY ABNORMAL INFLAMMATION and CALL YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL