Pre and Post Care Information

Please read all info relevant to your appointment type before booking your appointment. If you have more questions, feel free to Contact Me, or book a Complimentary Consult first.

FOR ALL PERMANENT MAKEUP AND SKIN NEEDLING PROCEDURES

Client must be:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Off Oral Retinols for at least 6 months
  • Off topical retinols for 2 weeks

Contraindications:

  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding
  • Has a medical condition that compromises healing
  • Undergoing chemotherapy
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Required Consultation Before Booking:

  • Diabetic
  • On doctor prescribed blood thinners
  • Client is unable to lay flat
  • Existing PMU on area to receive PMU
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SKIN NEEDLING

NEEDLING PRE-CARE
    • Must discontinue use of Retin-A, Retinols, acid based cleansers or creams, Vitamin A, and other topical OTC medications 2 weeks before your skin needling procedure. (Oral Accutane (and similar oral medications) must be discontinued for ONE YEAR before treatment is an option.)
    • No tan (natural, bed, or spray)
    • No active acne or blemishes
    • No chemical peels or laser treatments within 30 days of your procedure.
    • No fillers within 60 days of your procedure
    • Must get on anti-viral prior to procedure (2 days) if you have a history of cold sores
NEEDLING POST-CARE
    • Procedure day, rinse face and pat dry before bed. Apply no products.
    • Day 2-7, cleanse skin with a mild cleanser and moisturise. Apply sunscreen. Avoid any active ingredients (Vitamin A or C, and acids other than Hyaluronic Acid).
    • After 3 days, after cleansing, use the hyaluronic mask for 15-20 minutes. Pat in excess serum afterwards, do not wash it off.
    • After 7-10 days, you can return to your regular skin care regimen (avoiding retinols and acids for 3 weeks.)
    • Keep the area clean and moisturized
    • Mineral makeup (new) can be worn the next day. Liquid foundation not recommended for 7-10 days.
    • Days 1-3 the skin will appear red/pink, feel very dry, itchy, and tight. Some flaking is normal. Deeper areas will appear redder longer and may scab. DO NOT PICK AT SCABBING OR FLAKING. It is recommended to use a sensitive skin, non-comedogenic moisturizer as often as is necessary to keep the area/s hydrated during the healing phase
    • A daily sunscreen is recommended
    • Avoid direct sun exposure for 1-3 months, or until area is no longer pink (whichever is longer).
    • No chemical peels or laser treatments for 60 days
    • No fillers or injections to treated areas for 60 days
NEEDLING RECOVERY TIMELINE – Please take this into consideration when you select your session date.
    • Day 1: Erythema/ redness appearance will depend on the severity of treatment. Can be very red or minimally red. Some swelling is normal
    • Day 2: A red, pink, or purple hue can persist like a moderate sunburn. Redness will be more even and more swelling may be noticeable.
    • Day 3-5: Skin substantially less red/ pink and normal coloring starts to return. Swelling begins to subside. Some residual flaking/light scabbing will continue in areas that were treated more aggressively.

MICROBLADING / POWDER / NANO BROWS

PRE-CARE

The day of the procedure, please come to your appointment with your brows how you normally wear them. It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated. Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:

    • Do not pick, tweeze, wax, or tint within 48 hours the procedure
    • Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face
    • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure
    • Do not work out immediately before the procedure
    • Do not have Botox 3 weeks prior to the procedure
    • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners).
       

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit day of:

    • Do not drink alcohol 
    • Do not consume coffee 
    • Do not take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these also thin the blood)
POST CARE

After care is very important for producing a beautiful and lasting result. Failure to follow after care instruction may result in infection, pigment loss, scarring, or discoloration. Not following these instructions voids our service contract and could result in the cancellation of your touchup appointment and any future services.

    • Blot: Blot the area every 2 hours (or more often as lymph appears) with a lint free paper towel or clean cotton for the first 48 hours when awake.
    • Clean: Keep the area clean by wiping twice a day with Microtonic (provided) on a clean cotton pad for the first 7 to 10 days. Do not use a washcloth or a sponge. Allow to air dry, do not blot off.
    • Balm: Apply aftercare balm after washing to dry skin. Apply with freshly washed fingers. Use a rice grain sized amount for each brow. Less is more, if you can see it, it’s too much! Use balm 2x’s daily for 7-10 days. To improve deep healing, balm can be used for up to 30 days.

     

    DO

    • Always wash hands before touching brows
    • Wear a visor or hat to protect from sun exposure while healing. Wear SPF once healed.
    • Remember that you have what is essentially an open wound on your face. Keep it clean!

     

    DON’T

    • DO NOT PICK!!! Allow flaking to naturally come off, picking could lead to scarring/poor color retention because it pulls the color out of your skin and can cause scarring.
    • Don’t apply any product other than the provided aftercare for at least 5-7 days.
    • Don’t work out, swim, or sweat excessively for the first 10 days.

     

    What to Expect

    • Swelling: mild swelling, itching, redness, light scabbing, light bruising, and dry tightness can be normal. Ice packs are a nice relief (wrapped in a clean, lint free towel) and aftercare balm can relieve itching and tightness

    Seek medical attention if your brow area becomes infected. Major signs of infection include, but are not limited to, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, elevated body temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site.

PERMANENT EYELINER

PRE-CARE
      • Please arrive at your appointment eye makeup free. Lash extensions must be properly removed 48 hours before your appointment with no remaining glue residue and skin must be healthy.
      • Latisse (or similar lash growth serums) must be stopped 6 months before your eyeliner can be tattooed
      • No recent eyelash perms or tinting (within 2 weeks).
      • If you regularly wear contacts, wear your glasses to your appointment, you can resume wearing contacts the following day.
  • POST CARE
      • Day of: OPTIONAL: If your eyes still feel swollen or uncomfortable in the evening, before bed apply a THIN layer of balm, a clean paper towl, then use an ice pack for 10 minutes. Gently blot off balm after. Do not wash until the following morning
      • Wash the eye area twice a day with baby shampoo for 7-10 days. Use your fingertips to gently but thoroughly cleanse the area, including in the lash line. Rinse well, and pat dry gently with a paper towel or CLEAN cotton towel. 
      • For thicker eyeliners, aftercare ointment can be applied to relieve tightness/discomfort while healing. Apply a VERY thin layer to freshly washed skin.

        DON’T
      •        DO NOT PICK!!! Allow flaking to naturally come off, picking could lead to scarring/poor color retention because it pulls the color out of your skin and can cause scarring.
      •        Don’t apply any product other than the provided aftercare for at least 7 days.
      •       Don’t work out, swim, or sweat excessively for the first 10 days.

      What to Expect

      Swelling in the first 3 days is common. Sleeping slightly elevated and/or soft gel icepacks can help reduce this. 

      Day 1-3: Eyes feel Sore and heavy, possibly red and stingy. Swelling may occur and eyes will start to form scabs.
      Day 4-5: Swelling reduces and eyes start to feel normal. Skin may feel dry and itchy, scabs start to peel and look patchy.
      Day 6-10: 70-100% of scabs fall of in this time. Color may look very light and thinner, color may look uneven
      Week 2-4: Deep healing is going on and color will start to return as the skin heals more thoroughly.
      Week 8: Touchup time!

    LIP BLUSH

    POST CARE

    DO

              Balm: Keep Lips hydrated. Apply Lip Lock as often as necessary to keep lips moist. Use Lip Lock for the first 10 days minimum, as lips heal.

              Wear SPF once healed.

              Brush teeth with childrens toothpaste, or just water for the first 1-3 days (minty could sting!)

    DON’T

              DO NOT PICK!!! Allow flaking to naturally come off, picking could lead to scarring/poor color retention because it pulls the color out of your skin and can cause scarring.

              Don’t apply any product other than the provided aftercare for at least 5-7 days.

              Don’t work out, swim, or sweat excessively for the first 10 days.

              Avoid taking large bites of food that stretch your mouth excessively until all flaking is done

              Avoid spicy food for up to the first week as it could sting your lips.

    What to Expect

              Swelling: mild swelling, itching, redness, light scabbing, light bruising, and dry tightness can be normal. Ice packs are a nice relief (wrapped in a moist, clean, lint free towel) and aftercare balm can relieve itching and tightness

              Once flaking has happened, pigment can appear to have all faded off. This is due to the buildup of collagen under your skin while your tissues heal. Don’t worry! Your color will come back as your body reabsorbs the collagen.

    Tattoo Removal or Lightening

    Post Care
    • Avoid outdoor tanning and tanning beds for a minimum of 2 weeks.
    • Please be sure to have clean bedding
    • Avoid excess exposure to water for the first 2 weeks

    Please refer to your provided aftercare instructions. Depending on the treated area, different products will be used and each have independent aftercare.