Permanent Makeup, Semi-permanent Makeup
|TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE, START TAKING ARNICA MONTANA! (pills not cream)
These pills will help promote healing. Please follow the instructions on the bottle. You are not to touch the pills with your bare hands. These pills are not to be swallowed, but to be dissolved under the tongue. This is not required but recommended, especially if you have Type 2 Diabetes.
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What to AVOID 2 Days Prior to procedures:
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP?
In my opinion, if you wear makeup for any reason, you should consider having this done. Does it mean that you will never have to wear traditional makeup again? The answer is Yes AND NO. The truth is, to some it will provide enough coverage, while others want more. But many do not want to wake up to Saturday Night brows, every single morning. So we take it to the level where it’s most comfortable to you. Just understand that it is better for permanent makeup to fade OFF, than to fade UGLY! The darker and deeper the procedure, the longer it will last… but that’s not always the best plan.
Great Candidates include:
The following need special attention prior to any cosmetic tattooing services:
Please understand that my approach is on the conservative side… which means most people will heal TOO LIGHT after the first session.
MOST people will need followups. Each person retains color differently. In most cases, followup visits are needed to layer in more perfection!
If you want it to look great, we need to work together, to achieve ULTIMATE SATISFACTION!
To TEST or NOT to test?
Testing has not been scientifically proven to be an absolute indicator that you will, or will not, develop a reaction at a later point during your lifetime. But I feel that those who are skin sensitive to products or anyone who has had an allergic reaction to metals, jewelry, skin care products, etc… should schedule a test, to TRY to catch a potential reaction. You should also know that a negative reaction now, does not mean you won’t develop a reaction to pigment at a later point in time. But this too, is also extremely rare.
- You may reserve your consult/allergy testing in the booking calendar.
If you want testing, you will need to take it upon yourself to schedule the test! TESTING MUST BE SCHEDULED at least 1 WEEK (7 days) PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT.
- If you get cold sores you will need an antiviral prescription. Physician usually instructs to begin taking it 3 days before procedure, for a 7-10 day course.
- If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on the lips. Most physicians are giving a 3 week ok after lip filler injections like collagen or Restylane. Permanent makeup artists have noticed poor color retention in lips that have received collagen injections within the previous 6 months, longer for restylane. There has even been a little pigment migration along lip edges with Restylane. It may be best not to have lip filler injections and permanent lip color within the same year. If the lip surgery involves an incision (like a lip implant), the incision needs to mature about 6 months before tattooing on top of it.
- Oral prosthesis dentures/ partials/ braces and tongue piercing bars may increase risk of getting bacterial and/or fungal infection from the mouth to the lips. Frequent or recent sinus infection puts lips at risk of infection. Denture wearers generally carry a higher candida/ yeast count. Cutaneous candidiasis/ candidosis is more common in older women (angular stomatitis – perlèche, angular cheilitis). Recent antiobiotic therapy can be responsible for a high candida count. Steroid medications and antacid drugs can allow candida to overpopulate. Smokers tend to have a high count also. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. The bacteria-yeast balance in the mouth can get out of whack, and the oral saliva will get in the holes made by tattooing lips. Lips can get infected easily. Bacterial infections clear up more quickly than Candida Albicans infections. It is possible to have a co-infection when both bacteria and fungus are involved. It is possible to get a candida infection right after clearing up a bacterial infection. If you feel you are at a greater risk to develop an infection, we strongly encourage you to consult with your physician about getting semi-permanent lip color.
- Do not wear contact lens during the procedure or for 24 hrs after.
- Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.
- Do not dye or perm lashes for 2 days prior.
- Do not use eyelash curler the day of the procedure.
- If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Most physicians are giving a 2 month ok after cataract, lasik, and blepharoplasty.
This is the best video I have found thus far that truly breaks down the process..enjoy!
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