Permanent Cosmetics Pre & Post Care

Microblading Pre-Care

  • Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.

  • NO alcohol or caffeine 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).

  • Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.

  • Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), “Hair, Skin, Nail” supplements 48 hours prior to procedure.

  • Discontinue Retin-A at least 4 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).

  • Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).

  • Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 1 month prior to procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables.

  • No brow waxing, tinting, or threading one week prior (the more natural hair growth you have, the better!

  • Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion or facials for 4-weeks prior procedure.

Permanent Eyebrows Makeup in Progress
Eyebrow Treatment

Microblading Post-Care

  • For the first 24 hours blot any lymph fluid from treated area with a clean tissue. Scabbing is normal, some scab more than others for a variety of reasons such as bleeding, or the body’s own immune reactions.

  • 1st day, VERY IMPORTANT – rinse the brow area (very gently) 30 minus after procedure then 3 more times the first 24 hours with a warm and neutral soap to prevent wound from getting dirty and lessen scab formation. Apply very thin layer of aftercare each time you rinse.

  • Make sure eyebrows are COMPLETLEY dry before applying ointment (pat dry with paper towel or air dry)

  • Day 2-8 Maintain facial hygiene. Morning and night dab using a cotton pad and sterile water to keep brows clean. Apply after care very sparingly 3 to 5 times a day to dry brow. Try to keep them as dry as possible.

  • Day 1-10 Limit showers to 5 minutes (avoid direct water on brow) Use Vaseline as barrier while in the shower (blot off immediately after showering)

  • Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss!

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while healing can also cause hyperpigmentation and scarring.

  • Avoid pools, saunas, steam rooms, hot showers and or hot baths for 10 days.

  • Avoid sweating on your face for 10 days. Sweating through or on the brows will expel pigment from the dermis producing poor results.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days!

  • No makeup or skincare products are to be used on the treated area for 10 days.

  • Keep your bangs and hair pulled back from the face.

  • After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, use sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading.

  • Do not tint eyebrows for 2 weeks after the procedure.

  • Avoid Retin-A, Chemical peels, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and or anything to treat hyperpigmentation around brow area to prevent fading.

  • HEALING SCHEDULE:

  • Day 1-4: They become darker and more filled in as they form a scab. This is completely normal. DON’T PANIC!

  • Day 5-12: Scab naturally exfoliates, peels and flakes away over the course of several days. The fresh skin underneath is white or pinkish and may have a waxy coating, making it appear that the brows are too light. It may seem like all your color has fallen off! Be patients the outcome is wonderful.

  • Day 10-30: After 10 days you may use brow makeup very gently if you need it. The color will slowly come back to life and bloom back to the surface as the new white skin settles and heals. Wait at least 4 weeks to see the true color, as it will take on new strength, and it is only after 4 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done. Your second appointment is to tighten up your shape, touch up any light spots and assess how your skin reacts to the process, and the color chosen.

  • Not everyone follows the exact healing schedule, this is only the average healing. Your brows and permanent cosmetic procedure can go through no flaking, some flaking, scabbing, color lightening, color loss, spots that fade, spots that do not fade, it may take more than one touch up to achieve desired look, fullness and outcome, microblading, permanent eyebrows, permanent eyeliner and other permanent cosmetic procedures may not work for me and I understand that. And will not hold the technician at fault.

  • 30 to 60 days after your initial procedure you should schedule a touch-up procedure. This is when we make any changes to the shape of the treated area or fill in any areas that need correction or modification. During a touch up I will go over the area again, exactly repeating the initial session. This repetition helps the tattoo last longer and encourages the pigment to embed more permanently into the skin.

  • TOUCH-UP

  • Your First touchup is complimentary ONLY when paying full price, discounted procedures Do have a 1st touchup charge of $50-$75. Additional touch ups do have a charge as well.

Eyeliner Tattoo Pre-Care

  • Do not wear mascara on the day of the procedure.

  • Have the eyes free of makeup and moisturizer.

  • Do bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.

  • If you wear eyeglasses, please bring those to your appointment

  • If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them before the procedure.

  • It is not a bad idea to have a ride home after an eyeliner procedure if you are sensitive to light. Have sunglasses available. Eyes may be dilated afterward.

  • Avoid lash tinting 2 weeks before. Do not dye or perm lashes for 2 days prior.

  • Must stop using eyelash growth serums 4 weeks prior to the procedure.

  • If you are using Latisse or any other eyelash serums you will need to discontinue use 2 weeks prior to the procedure.

  • No Botox injections 2 weeks prior to procedure in eye area only. 

  • The skin must be free of all irritations including blemishes, eczema, and psoriasis.

  • Must not be on Accutane medication for one year prior to getting a Cosmetic Tattoo.

  • Stop taking Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Glucosamine, Evening Primrose Oil, Ginger, Ginko one week prior to your appointment as they thin the blood and prevent the pigment from implanting correctly. If you continue to use these the healed result may be patchy.

  • Discontinue the use of any anti-aging, skin brightening or anti-acne skincare products. Particularly those that contain Alpha Hydroxy (AHA), Vitamin A, Retinol. Ideally, do not use these products for 30 days prior to your appointment, and yes, even if you do not use it near the area to be treated it does spread under your skin and your cosmetic tattoo will heal patchy. Once your tattoo has healed under the skin surface (approximately 6 weeks following your final session) you may resume your usual skin care routine.

  • Please avoid any type of blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to your procedure unless is unsafe to do so for your health. Please ask your doctor before stopping these types of medications. Such as: Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Advil, Niacin, Voltaren, Indocid. As well as Prenatal Vitamins, Vitamin E or Nutritional Shakes. Tylenol is recommended if you have a low pain tolerance.

  • Do not work out on the day of the procedure.

  • Avoid sun tanning or tanning beds for 2 weeks prior to procedure. If you show up to your appointment with a sunburn you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn it will take the pigment.

  • Scars from surgery or injury must be healed for at least one year prior to service.

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to your procedure

  • Do not consume coffee or other caffeine products 24 hours prior.

  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

Eyeliner Tattoo Post-Care

WHAT TO EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

Swelling and redness is to be expected immediately after the procedure as the skin is very thin in this area (it will give off the appearance of as you have been crying). Itching is also normal. The length of time it takes to heal varies from person to person.  The swelling shall subside in a few hours, placing spoons in your fridge then placing it on the eyelid will help speed up the process. It takes an average about 4-5 days for the scabs to naturally fall off.  Your true color will not be apparent until the 4-6 week mark.

  • Appointment (Day 1)

    • After the procedure, with freshly washed hands, gently blot the area with clean tissue or paper towel to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every hour for the full day until the oozing has stopped.  Removing this fluid prevents hardening of any blood/lymphatic fluids and lessens the chance of scabbing.

    • Eyes may vary from slightly puffy to swollen, heavy lids; light sensitive and possibly bloodshot eyes. Sleeping in a slightly elevated position can also reduce any residual swelling of the eyes.

  • (Days 1 - 10)

    • The treated area may experience the following symptoms for 1 to 10 days after the treatment, which are all common and will dissipate in a short period of time.

      • Redness

      • Minimal Swelling

      • Tenderness

      • Flaking

      • Dryness and Itching

  • Appointment (Day 1)

    • After you leave, ice packs can be applied for 10 to 15 minutes each hour for the first 4-8 hours following the procedure. The ice is used to reduce swelling and provide comfort. If you experience any residual swelling the following day, you may ice them again. After the first 24 hours the use of ice is no longer beneficial.

  • (Day 1-10)

    • Clean: Clean your eyes every morning and evening. All cleansing should be done by compresses with the water wipes provided for the first 72 hours to clean the eye area. After cleaning apply the provided ointment on the treated area with a clean q-tip.

    • Dry the area: Allow to air dry before applying ointment.

    • Apply Ointment: Apply ointment sparingly 2 to 3 times a day. Use the Q-tip in a gentle dabbing motion as not to disrupt the pigmentation bonding process. This will keep the area moist and accelerate the healing. If scabs form, keep ointment on them at all times. Do not rub the area in any way.

  • Day 1-2: Eyes will be swollen and perhaps a bit ‘crusty’ upon waking. The swelling will reduce after being in an upright position and from blinking and increased circulation to the area. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion, and crying.

  • Day 2: Eyes will be less swollen, but will feel tight. The lash area will feel sore if touched.

  • Day 3-4: The top layer of skin will begin to flake off in little stitch looking lines, although some people do not notice the exfoliation. DO NOT PICK THEM – you will pull pigment out and end up with uneven color. Blinking helps eliminate the small pieces of pigment that have detached. It is important not to pick at it or rub the eyes.

  • Day 7-9: All shedding should be complete. You are safe to shower facing the shower head. During this time, the pigment may appear to have vanished, this is a normal part of the healing process, and the pigment will re-emerge.

  • Day 10: Pigment, if it faded, should have returned. What you see now is very close to the healed result. If it is not as you like, please wait the final 4 weeks and return for a touch-up procedure.

NOTE:

Healing usually takes 5 to 7 days to heal.

When showering make sure you wash your hair with your head tilted backwards to avoid shampoo and conditioner from getting into the treated areas. You may apply Aquaphor or A&D ointment to cover your eyeliner. Do not face the shower head because of water pressure purposes. You will be dry healing the area. This means no water on the area for a minimum of 10 days. This includes sweating. When showering or washing your face, please make sure water is not running into the eyes. You can use oil free wipes clean your face, just make sure you are avoiding the eye area.

  • The following must be avoided:

    • Direct water on the eyeliner and the use of cleaners, soaps and heavy creams. (makeup wipes will be your go to this week.)

    • Do not use contact lenses for 48 hours.

    • Do not use mascara until outer healing is complete. Do not use old tubes of mascara.  Replace old with new.

    • Application of any makeup for 10 days.

    • Do not use an eyelash curler the day of the procedure.

    • Do not use saline eye drops/wash or mascara until healed

    • Do not rub, pick or scratch, as the color may heal unevenly and you could risk infection, which in turn could lead to scarring. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.

    • Avoid direct sun exposure/tanning or tanning beds for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors and/or big sunglasses.  

    • Eyes are sensitive to pet dander, gardening, dust and dirty hands. Sunglasses add wonderful protection to sun.

    • Avoid heavy sweating, exercise, sports, sauna, swimming, steam rooms, jacuzzi, and long hot showers for 10 days.  Eyes heal very well. However, they are exposed to the possibility of a secondary infection like conjunctivitis. Seek medical attention if needed.

    • Avoid use of skincare or cosmetics on the treated area.

    • Avoid using exfoliants, acids such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids lactic acid, salicylic acid, and Vitamin A on or around the tattooed area for 30 days. (Causes premature fading)

    • Use a fresh pillowcase. Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

    • Avoid drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.

    • Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.

    • Do not performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or storage cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris–now is not the time! Care must be taken to keep the eyes clean and free of bacteria.

Please Note:

If needed, over-the-counter Tylenol is recommended for temporary relief of pain.

After the healing process your eyeliner will appear lighter in color because of natural skin regeneration. Often, even with proper care, some areas may look uneven or patchy. It is normal because your natural skin regeneration is not a process that your artist can control. That’s why a touch up is required after 4-8 weeks from the initial session.

Healed results vary per individual client. We have no control over what occurs during the healing process. After the second session (touch-up) additional sessions may be required to obtain optimal results. Additional charges apply.

Following the proper post-care is necessary to achieve the best results. When scheduling an appointment for a cosmetic tattoo keep in mind the healing time of the procedure will depend on your body’s regeneration, age, immune system and lifestyle.

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(701) 282-9642  |  1665 43rd St. S #108 Fargo, ND 58103

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