Pre and Post Procedure

Getting Your Wishes Right the First Time
Determining What you Want From Your Procedure

Pre Procedure

On the day of your procedure:

  • You will be asked to complete a client registration form
  • Any permanent cosmetic questions will be answered
  • After care instructions explained
  • You will pay and be issued a receipt
  • You will schedule a follow-up visit within a 6 month period
  • You will be given a restroom break before you begin
  • Your “before” photo will be taken
  • You and I will work as a team to find the right design and color
  • Once you approve the design, the procedure will begin
  • You will receive an “after care pack” to take home
  • Review the after care instructions
  • Your “after” photo will be taken
  • You will return for your scheduled follow-up visit

Pre Procedure Information:

  • Dress comfortably
  • For lips: bring 3 of your favorite lipstick or lip pencil colors
  • For eyebrows: bring your regular eyebrow pencil
  • For eyeliner: bring your regular eyeliner pencil or liquid liner
  • Bring any prescription medications you may need to take during the time your procedure is scheduled
  • If you have a medical condition or are on a medication and must have a physicians release, you must bring that with you on the day of your procedure
  • Fever blister clients must be on an anti-virus medication 2 days pre-procedure.

Post Procedure

You will be given printed aftercare instructions. Your aftercare kit will include:

  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Avoid getting chemical sprays/powders, dust or dirt on your procedure
  • Don’t use any other ointment on your procedure
  • Q-tips
  • Vaseline
  • Apply Vaseline:Woman-looking-in-the-mirror
    • Start by washing hands
    • Use a new Q-tip each time
    • Apply a light glaze of Vaseline to the eyebrows and eyeliner area
    • Eyebrows and eyeliner: 3 times a day for ┬áthe first 3 days then morning and night until healed
    • Apply Vaseline more generously to the lips, lip liner, full lips: several times a day for 7 days
    • Lip liner, full lips: apply extra Vaseline before brushing your teeth
    • Apply additional Vaseline before showering or washing your face
    • If needed, rinse with cool water, gently pat dry, reapply Vaseline

Exfoliation: Do not pick off scabs:

  • Scabs will appear by the end of the first day
  • On the eyebrows they will hardly by visible
  • On the eyeliner they will appear as clumped mascara
  • On the lips they will look like dry lip tissue
  • All scabs will slough off as you apply Vaseline with your Q-tip
  • The color will look lighter where the scab flaked off
  • When the lip scab comes off, the lips will look as if they have no color left at all, your lip color will not be visible until day 14 of your healing

Things to avoid for 7 days:

  • Excessive exposure to the sun, or tanning beds
  • Makeup foundation, pressed or loose power on the procedure
  • On the eyebrows: brow pencil
  • On the eyeliner: mascara, liquid or pencil eyeliner
  • On the lips: lip pencil or lipstick
  • Makeup remover, cleansing cream, or soap on the procedure
  • Retin-a, glycolic acid, alpha hydrozy acid on the procedure
  • Hair spray on the procedure
  • Swimming in chlorine, fresh or salt water
  • Jacuzzis, hot tubs, saunas
  • Chemical spray/ powders, dust, dirt

Special information for the eyeliner:

  • Sleep elevated for the first three nights to avoid additional swelling
  • Contact lenses wearers should use glasses for the first three days
  • Do not clean, dust, garden, or handle chemicals during your healing
  • Any brand of eye drops, or rinsing of the eyes will alleviate dryness

Special precautions for lips:

  • Clients who are on an anti-viral medication must finish their prescription
  • Sleep elevated for the first three nights to avoid additional swelling
  • Avoid direct or excessive sun exposure for the first 7 to 14 days
  • Avoid hot temperature foods and beverages, let them cool down
  • Avoid hot, spicy foods for 7 days (jalapenos, chili peppers)
  • Avoid acidic drinks or use a straw (tomato, lemon, orange, grapefruit juice)
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks or use a straw
  • Avoid alcohol in your mouthwash, use 3% hydrogen peroxide

Proper care of your procedure during the healing period is essential in order to achieve the best results as well as avoid:

  • Loss of color
  • Irritation to the skin
  • Infection

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