• No Alcohol consumption prior to procedure – It will cause more sensitivity and possible pinpoint bleeding.
• NO ASPIRIN or Vitamin E – No “blood Thinners”…for 3 days prior
• You may want to take an oral antihistamine (ie. Benadryl) one hour prior to treatment
• Delicate skin or sensitive areas may redden or swell slightly, therefore, it is advised to not make social plans for the same day.
• OUTER HEALING TIME completes in about 3-5 days for the eyes and 7-10 days for the lips. INNER HEALING TIME completes in about 3-4 weeks for the eyes and 6-8 weeks for the lips. Eyes will appear swollen for a couple of days similar to that of crying.How easily a person bruises and swells may be affected by age, food and meds consumed, and hormonal cycles.
• If unwanted hair is normally removed in the area to be treated, any waxing should be done at least 24 hours prior to your procedure; electrolysis no less than five days. Do not resume any method of hair removal for a week after a prodedure.
• If you wear contact lenses and are having an eyeliner procedure, do not wear your lenses to your appointment and do not replce them until the day following your procedure.
• If you are having a lipliner procedure and have EVER had a cold sore/fever blister, chicken pox or shingles, the procedure will almost always activate the virus responsible for the eruption. You may wish to ask your physician for a prescription for 400 mgs. of ZOVIRAX or ACYCLOVIR. This should be taken 2 times a day for 2 days before and 4 days after the procedure; a total of six days (6) days. (Or as prescribed by your physician). This protocol may prevent or minimize an outbreak. For those wanting an alternative approach, the amino acid L-Lysine is available at health food stores and the dosage should be increased to double the recommended and taken 4 days prior and 4 days after the procedure.
• Permanent makeup will appear extremely intense and thick immediately following the procedure. The excess pigment is shed off over the next couple of days. Colors will continue to soften over the next couple of months. Colors for lips and brows may look strange for the first few days. Lips will peel for a week and it may seem like there is not much color or even no color left in your lips. It will start to show more after 3 weeks as the internal healing completes. This is normal!
Permanent cosmetic procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed on. If your skin is sun-damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, or excessively dry or oily, the result cannot be expected to be perfect after the initial procedure. Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, and age of skin all contrubute to fading. Touch-ups are needed 30 days after your initial procedure to ensure the best result and to keep your permanent cosmetics looking the best. Your procedure maintenance, as outlined in your pre and post procedure directions, is very important.
Avoid Contact with Clothing, Makeup, Food and Sunlight. Take care not to expose your face to the sun for about two weeks after you get your tattoo. The sun will fade the pigment, which is still settling into your skin. Even after the tattoos have healed, be consistent with applying sunscreen to those areas of your face, to avoid fading. Lips can take 1-3 treatments for desired depth of color. Keeping lips moist daily will lengthen the time the pigment will last…everyone heals different.
VERY IMPORTANT: If you get COLD SORES or have EVER had one in the past, you will need an antiviral prescription from your doctor before a lip procedure. Physicians usually instruct to take it 2 days before. As this procedure will bring out the virus if not medicated beforehand.
AFTER CARE PLAN FOR LIPS
Within 21 days, Lips go through three phases: Too Dark, Too light, and Just Right. Relax and trust the process.
1st stage: About 3 days with chapping
2nd stage: Frosty and "loss of color"
3rd stage: Blooming (14-21 days)
PUT ON GLOSS (AQUAPHOR) GIVEN TO YOU SEVERAL TIMES A DAY, THIS HELPS RETAIN COLOR
AVOID TOOTHPASTE ON LIPS
BLOT WITH NAPKIN, DON'T RUB
DRINK FROM A STRAW
NO ORAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY
NO CONVENTIONAL LIPSTICK UNTIL HEALED
USE OLDER, DARKER PILLOW CASES AS THIS WILL STAIN
CONTINUE ON VALTREX IF NECESSARY FOR COLD SORES
DO NOT PEEL CHAPPING
STAY OUT OF SUN; AFTER HEALING USE SUNSCREEN AS EXPOSURE WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF COLOR
NO SOAPS, OR ALPHA HYDROXIDES UNTIL HEALED
DO NOT EVALUATE LIP PROCESS UNTIL 21 DAYS
THE COLOR YOU LEAVE WITH TODAY IS NOT YOUR FINAL COLOR
FINAL COLOR WILL BE SOFT AND NATURAL
KEEP YOUR 21 DAY FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT
HEALING SCHEDULE FOR LIPS
Day 1 Swelling, tender, heavy thick lipstick with a reddish brick color effect.
Day 2 Slight swelling, reddish and tender with a slight metallic flavor.
Day 3 Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfolliation with and orange color effect
Day 4 Exfolliation begins, very chapped lips.
Day 5 Very chapped but almost finished with 1st chapping stage.
Day 6 A soft, rich color begins to appear.
Day 7-13 Lip color disappears and the "frosty" stage (2nd chapping stage) begins as a whiteish, lighter haze on the lips.
Day 14 Color "blooms" from within more and more each day until day 21 (3 weeks post procedure)
Day 21 Healing complete. The color you see is the color you have. Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two. Use a good lip balm and they will return to normal with with full color.