Appointment Prep

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT - BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT PRE-CARE

  • BROWS & LIPS -

    • Do not consume alcohol, caffeine, fish oils, or nicotine for at least 24 hours before your procedure. Consumption of these items can cause excessive bleeding, interrupt your skin’s healing process, and create increased sensitivity.

    • Exfoliate the area & moisturize your skin for 1 week prior to your appointment to prep your skin for the procedure.

    • Please eat something 20 - 30 minutes prior to your appointment. The appointment will take roughly 3 hours. Do not plan anything too closely after your appointment so that we are not rushed.

    • If you bruise easily, we recommend taking Arnica before and after your procedure. Arnica is available at most health food stores.

    • If you are required to take antibiotics before dental procedures, please follow the same instructions from your doctor before your procedure.

    • If you are on blood thinners, check with your doctor to make sure you can go 24 hours without them. To be safe, it is advised to cease taking blood thinners for at least 1 week prior to your appointment. You make take them right after the procedure is finished.

    • Botox & fillers must be done at least 4 weeks before or after your appointment.

    • BROWS - Please avoid any products containing Retin-A or AHA for 2 weeks prior to the procedure for your brow area. These products severly thin the skin and can cause excessive bleeding and interupt your skin’s healing process.

    • LIPS - If you are prone to cold sores or have had one in the past, please take an anti-viral prescribed by your doctor or the over-the-counter supplement Lysine at least 1 week prior to your appointment.

  • You may request a patch test 2 weeks before the procedure. We are required by the color manufacturer to offer that to you (done behind your ear), but it is not needed. A patch test dose not ensure that you will not develop a reaction at a later time.

  • LASHES (LASH LIFT) -

    • Do not wear eye make up or contacts to your appointment.

    • For optimal results, take a break from eye make up and/or curling your lashes for 24 - 48 hours.

    • Extensions must be removed at least 1 week prior to the appointment.

    • If you want to grow your lashes prior to your appointment, I recommend 'Grande Lash' growth serum. Please use as early as you can before your appointment.

  • SKIN (CIT) -​

    • Come to your appointment with a bare, cleansed face.​

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PROCEDURE - APPOINTMENT AFTER CARE

  • BROWS -

    • DAY OF PROCEDURE:

      • Gently blot the area firmly with a damp cotton pad & warm water 1x an hour for 4 hours after the appointment. DO NOT WIPE.

      • Blot periodically if needed before bed.

      • Blot before bed & apply sheer/thin layer of aftercare ointment to each brow using a clean q-tip.

      • HOW YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR BROWS THE DAY YOU GET IT DONE WILL PREVENT A THICK SCAB FROM FORMING.

    • FOR AT LEAST ONE WEEK POST-PROCEDURE OR UNTIL HEALING IS COMPLETE (WHICHEVER IS LONGER)

      • Avoid vigorous exercise or excessive sweating until your brows are healed.

      • At least 3x throughout the day: wash (blot) the area using a damp cotton pad. Blot more if necessary to prevent oil build-up.

      • If the brows become dry / itchy, apply a sheer layer of aftecare cream to the brows with a cotton swab.

      • Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the treated areas. When the area starts to flake, leave it. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR PULL ON THE SKIN OR TREATED AREA.

      • Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds.

      • Avoid exposing the area to excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming in chlorine pools or recreational bodies of water, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

      • No lotions, ointments, or makeup on the treated area until completely healed.

      • Avoid harsh soaps and chemicals (including skin cleansers, makeup removers, alpha hydroxyl creams, and tooth whitening toothpaste) near the treated area until healed. Mild soap like cetaphil can be used gently over the area if needed.

      • Avoid direct contact with animals to the treated area.

      • Avoid gardening and contact with soil to prevent exposure to fertilizers, etc.

      • Do not resume any method of eyebrow hair removal or eyebrow tinting for at least 2 weeks.

      • Avoid Retin-A, AHA, glycolic acids, exfoliants, and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micropigmented areas. These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.

    • LONG TERM CARE:​

      • Grooming may still be required to keep the shape clean from outside hairs ​and new hair growth.

      • Use SPF on the brows to protect them from the sun and premature fading.

    • WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE HEALING PROCESS:​ ​​ For most, brows will heal within 7-14 days. Estimated timeline below.

      • Day 1 - 3: Brows will look darker and thicker. Do not panic.​ It is still fresh and the scabbing process has not started.

      • Day 4 - 7: Brows will begin to scab/flake & may appear patchy.

      • Day 7 - 10: Brows are completely peeled & the color seem very faint/light.

      • Day 11 - 35: Color will start to resurface, darken, & stabilize as your skin regenerates & pushes the pigment to the upper layers of the skin. Brows can take 6 - 8 weeks to show its true color.

  • LIPS -

    • FOR AT LEAST ONE WEEK POST-PROCEDURE OR UNTIL HEALING IS COMPLETE:

      • Avoid colored, spicy, and salty foods during the healing process.

        • Try to eat with a knife/fork and drink only clear liquids through a s​traw until healed.

      • Do NOT smoke until the lips are healed.

      • Keep the area clean by blotting with a damp cotton pad and warm water after eating.

      • Keep the area moisturized at all times using the aftercare ointment.

      • Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the treated areas. When the area starts to flake, leave it. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR PULL ON THE SKIN OR TREATED AREA.

      • Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds.

      • Avoid exposing the area to excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming in chlorine pools or recreational bodies of water, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

      • No makeup on the treated area until completely healed.

    • WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE HEALING PROCESS:​ ​​ For most, lips will heal within 3 - 7 days. Estimated timeline below.

      • Day 1: Lip color is vibrant and intense. Lips may be slightly swollen.

      • Day 2 - 4: Lips feel tight & dry.

      • Day 4 - 7: Lips are completely peeled & the color seems very faint/light.

      • Day 7 - 48: Color will start to resurface, darken, & stabilize as your skin regenerates & pushes the pigment to the upper layers of the skin.  Lips can take up to 2 months to show its true color.

  • LASHES (LASH LIFT) -

    • ​Keep your lashes dry for 24 - 48 hours.

    • LONG TERM CARE: Avoid using waterproof mascara as it is damaging to your natural lashes.​​

  • SKIN (CIT) -​

    • Avoid direct sun exposure for 48 hours after treatment (a week is optimal).

    • Try to avoid makeup application for at least 24 hours after treatment.

    • Avoid any acid based products or scrubs on your skin as it thins the skins barrier and may cause irritation.

    • Integrate aftercare serum or cream into your routine.

    • You can expect your skin to feel extremely dry and flakey. Keep moisturized.

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