Before and After
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE
of Permanent Cosmetics
NOTE: Two or more appointments may be necessary to achieve and complete most permanent make-up procedures. It is recommended to have your touch up appointment within 2-6 months of your original procedure.
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE
Remember, no two sides of the face are the same. Perfection is our goal, but, note that nothing is PERFECT. We do not use the “P” word when doing Permanent Cosmetics. Sisters, NOT twins is used universally in this field.
BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:
IMPORTANT: If there are any blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, sunburn, irritation of the skin of any kind, moles or other skin imperfections in or around the area of the procedure, CAROL FUREY WILL NOT be able to do the procedure until the blemish or area of concern is gone or the mole is removed and healed. If you show up to the appointment and there is an area of concern you will be rescheduled and forfeit your deposit. NO EXCEPTIONS. Do not use aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, ibuprofen for 7-days prior to your procedure. Consult with your physician before discontinuing the use of any medications. You MUST be off Retin-A or Retinols for 7 days prior to your appointment and avoid using on or around the area for 30 days after. If used before 30 days, it can cause the pigments to fade prematurely. If you resume the Retin-A or Retinols after the 30 days, please know that the continued use will fade your permanent makeup prematurely.
FOR EYEBROWS, EYELINERS AND LIP PROCEDURES:
Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be significantly larger, sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition, based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin heals and exfoliates. The implanted color may change during the first 4 weeks so you shouldn’t worry about it, this is a process! Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it best not to make any social plans for a day or two, following procedure.
FOR EYELINER PROCEDURES:
Please wear your normal make-up and bring your lip or brow pencils to the office on the day of the procedure. DO NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES DURING OR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE EYELINER PROCEDURE. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR GLASSES WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-treated condition.
FOR LIP PROCEDURES:
If you are having lip procedures and have ANY history of cold sores, fever blisters, or herpes simplex, you will be required to contact your physician to obtain the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks. Many physicians prescribe Valtrex ( 12 capsules of 500 mg each). These can be taken 2x a day, two days before micropigmentation and four days after, or as the physician prescribes. If you do not have history of cold sores we still recommend to take Areola/Nipple clients must be off Chemotherapy/Radiation treatment for at least 4 to 6 months. I only do the procedure on clients more than 6 months after the surgery. No exceptions. A surgical report may be requested.
AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE:
Some residual swelling is normal for ALL procedures. Some clients may have no swelling some may have a lot…this is individualized. You can apply iced packs (no ice directly on skin) to the treated area if necessary. Dry skin, itching and tenderness are common after the procedure. These symptoms will dissipate each day and vary on an individual basis. Color will fade/soften up to 50% or more. The touch up will enhance any area that has faded too much, healing is specific to each client. It is important to realize that you will need a color boost every 1-3 years to maintain it’s fresh natural appearance. If you are out in the sun a lot, have oily skin, use anti-aging creams, Retinol products, natural elements, regular chemical peels, or exercise frequently, you will probably need a color boost every 10 months to 1 year. The better you take care of the treated area, the longer it will last.
AFTER CARE EYEBROWS:
Expect slight swelling, thickness, and/or redness, for 1 – 2 days following the procedure. DO NOT APPLY ANY VASELINE or petrolatum ointments right after,only what is given to you the day of the procedure. Let the skin DRY HEAL by not applying anything but EUCERIN Moisturizer 3 DAYS AFTER the procedure, no before. Do so 3 times at day to keep the area slightly moistened for the following 10 days. Wash with water and pat dry, no soaps no rubbing. If you need to get in Ocean water or wash your hair: apply a thick layer of vaseline with a Q-Tip to protect the area while in contact with water and shampoos. Gently remove it immediately after with a clean Q-Tip.
AFTER CARE EYELINERS:
Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. Ice packs may be used to minimize swelling the day of and the day after the procedure. Use ONLY the recommended ointment the first day and let it DRY HEAL for the next 3 days, then you can apply REFRESH PMLubricant Eye Ointment around the treated area for up to 10 days following the procedure. You must use NEW mascara to avoid contamination.
AFTER CARE LIPLINER / LIPCOLOR:
Expect moderate swelling, usually 1 – 2 days following the procedure. Applying ice packs (no ice directly on skin) for the first 2 hours is important, and should be continued throughout the day. Keep moist the first day ONLY with the recommended ointment (which will be given to you) or Liprotek for the next 7 – 10 days, and then switch to a lip gloss or balm with an SPF of 15 or greater, as the sun tends to fade lip color quickly. After the procedure, the lips may appear to have too much color. The color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off. It will appear that you have lost all of your color, however, when your lips have healed completely the dermal layer will gradually become darker. Two or three applications may be required to achieve the desired results. It is not uncommon to lose up to 70% of the color on the first application.
DO NOT use any Retin A or Glycolic Acids while healing.
DO NOT use peroxide or Neospirin on ANY areas.
DO NOT rub, scratch or pick treated areas. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
DO NOT expose area to sun or tanning beds NO OCEAN WATER within 30 days
AVOID facials, swimming, and whirlpools, for at least 10 days
DO NOT dye or tweeze eyebrows one week before and wait at least 15 days after procedur, if you dye your eyebrows in a regular basis you have to be aware pigment will wear off sooner than expected.
*FAILURE TO FOLLOW POST-PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OR DISCOLORATION OF PIGMENT.
*THE KNOWN POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS FROM MICROPIGMENTATION ARE: REDNESS, SWELLING, PUFFINESS, BRUISING, DRY PATCHES, AND TENDERNESS, IT IS NORMAL TO LOSE APROXIMATELY 1/3 OF THE COLOR DURING THE HEALING PROCESS. AFTER INITIAL PROCEDURE, THE COLOR MAY APPEAR HEAVIER.
IT WILL APPEAR SOFTER WHEN COMPLETELY HEALED BECAUSE THE COLOR WILL COME FROM THE DERMAL LAYER OF THE SKIN TO THE EPIDERMAL LAYER OF THE SKIN.