Do I have to prepare for permanent makeup procedure?
Yes! Please make sure you follow all the instructions to assure the best results.
DO NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Advil/Ibuprofen/Aleve, any painkillers 24 hours prior
Normally there`s no blood during procedures. But once in a while some individuals with thinner skin can experience tiny droplets of blood during eyebrows or lip blush procedure. All the medications above are blood thinning, so better if avoided.
DO NOT drink alcohol and coffee for 24 hours prior to procedure
Alcohol is a blood thinner. And not having caffeine in your system will help you to relax more easily, as well as help to relax the facial muscles in the areas we will be working on.
DO NOT tan or sunbathe one week prior to procedure; if you have a sunburn in the area of work I can NOT perform a procedure
NO brow waxing, tinting one week prior to procedure
NO microdermabrasion or chemical peels, laser treatments, topical Retin A and other vitamin A derivatives, prescription anti acne creams/gels/foams, topical steroid creams (1 month waiting period)
Please, don`t wear heavy makeup on the area of procedure to your appointment, especially waterproof foundations and glitter. You may fill in your eyebrows the way you normally do.
You must wait 14 days after getting botox and 30 days after getting fillers in the area of procedure.
If planning to get lip fillers, lip blush permanent makeup is performed first and after fully healed you can have fillers done with licensed professional.
You must inform the artist prior to booking a procedure if you have scars or old permanent makeup (no matter how faded it is) in the area of work. Procedure can be possible only after performing a visual check.
Additionally for eyelash enhancement/shaded eyeliner procedures:
if you have eyelash extensions they must be taken off by your lash technician few days prior to procedure
if you use eyelash serum you must inform me about it prior to booking a procedure to receive special instructions
if you wear contacts, please, use glasses the day of procedure, no contacts are allowed in the eyes for the procedure
if possible come without eye makeup, absolutely no glitter eyeshadows/eyeliner and waterproof mascara
Additionally for lip blush procedure:
gently exfoliate your lips with warm wet towel or lip scrub and hydrate and soften with chapstick or balm the night before
if you ever had a cold sore (fever blister) on your lips, it is highly recommended to obtain antiviral prescription medication (Zovirax/Acyclovir or another) from your doctor and start taking it the day of procedure and then following a prescription; it is recommended even if you`ve never experienced cold sores before as the virus could be present in your body in the dormant state, which may result in the outbreak after the procedure
PLEASE NOTE: you may be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Also having a good healthy meal prior and being well rested will make your experience more pleasant!