BROWS, LIPS, EYELINER
*Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
*NO alcohol or blood thinners 24 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 24 hours before procedure.
*Avoid power shakes and power greens, Fish Oil, and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure.
*Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A 4 weeks prior.
*Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, facewash BB or CC creams and makeup primers for anything that says acid.
*No brow waxing or tinting one week before.
*Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle as well.
*You have to be off any kind of Accutane for 6 months at least.
F YOU USE BOTOX/FILLER IT SHOULD BE PERFORMED EITHER 2 WEEKS PRIOR OR 2 WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE.
DO NOT WORK ON ANYONE PREGNANT OR STILL BREAST FEEDING
NOT A CANDIDATE:
*Cirrhosis of the Liver
(Susceptable to infection)
*Surgical Forehead/Brow lift
(Scar tissue will prevent proper healing)
* Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis in or around the brow area
(Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)
*Platelet Disorders-Aggregation Disorders
An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop the bleeding from a damaged blood vessel.
*Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition
(Hypo, Hyper Susceptible, Graves Disease, Hashimotos)
*Rosacea (severe reddening of the face)
*Any type of Organ Transplant or Anti-Rejection Medications
*Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus or the like)
(Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain well)
FOLLOW THESE AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
To Avoid Swelling and itchiness
Nothing on the brows for the first 24hrs. After 24hrs, you may apply grape seed oil as needed to relief dryness or itchiness. We do not recommend vaseline as it might clog the pores which may lead to rash or break outs and that'll interfere with the healing process.
Any type of skin peels or products containing Retin-A and glycolic over the pigmented area
Any makeup over the pigmented area.
Hot steamy showers or long baths. Keep your face away from the shower head and apply a thick coating of Tattoo Aftercare Balm while bathing or showering.
Avoid soap, cream or lotions on the pigmented area. Wash and apply around the area.
No swimming, saunas or hot tubs for 10-14 days after the procedure.
Pick, peel, or scratch. This could cause scarring and/or removal of colour.
Do not touch the area except for applying Tattoo Aftercare Balm or Antibiotic Ointment.
Colour will appear very intense and dark immediately after your procedure. The colour is sitting on top of the skin. Once the skin starts healing or flaking, the colour will fade considerably as it heals beneath the skin.
Color will gradually become darker after 3 weeks and the final colour should not be considered for approximately 6-8 weeks after the final visit. Do not be alarmed if it appears that most of the color is flaking off. Some of this crusting will appear on your Q-tip- this is normal. This is the superficial colour and is part of the natural healing process.
The sun can cause fading to the pigmented area. Always wear a light coat of sun block on pigmented areas.
If you suspect any signs of infection (including abnormal redness, swelling, etc) contact your doctor ASAP
Untreated or prolonged infections can do a lot of damage to the healing area and may lead to prolonged healing times and permanent scarring. Untreated or incorrectly treated infections may become potentially serious and could require emergency medical attention. If there are any signs of infection contact your GP immediately.
If the crust fails to dry becomes damp or wet of it's own accord, begins to weep any fluid after 12-24 hours of treatment or after the crust comes away the skin continues to weep any fluids or is discoloured (some redness is normal) or has been subject to cracking, picking, impact or abrasion / irritation it is possible that some infection has occurred. In case of infection, consult with your GP to obtain oral anti-biotic tablets as soon as possible. Do not allow medical staff to forcibly remove the crust this will cause excessive trauma to the skin and will result in scarring. The area can be also be dried and sterilised with 2-3% hydrogen peroxide available from some pharmacies. Apply the hydrogen peroxide sparingly only to the affected area at the edges of the crust only, do not apply over the crust itself.
Allergic reactions to the tattoo remover are very uncommon, however allergic reactions can occur with topical anaesthetics if used, aftercare products or balms or even dressings and adhesives. It is recommended all products utilised in the removal process are patch tested prior to use however you may have elected to not have the patch testing performed. Test aftercare products on an untreated area before use.
Allergic reactions will become apparent within a very short time following contact with the irritant product (20 minutes to a few hours, if beyond this time such as days then it is more likely the area has become infected).
If you suffer an allergic reaction (swelling, excessive itching or blistering) contact your technician, it is advisable to take antihistamine or anti allergy remedy (available at pharmacies) or contact your GP. Some slight swelling post treatment is normal and some itchiness in the later stages is a normal part of the healing process, similar to when you suffer from a cut or graze. Hydrocortisone cream may be used on the area once the crust has come away, do not use over the crust. If using aftercare product discontinue use or check for allergic reaction on normal untreated skin.
Once The Crust Go Away
Once the crust comes away the treated area may be red, raised, dipped or have a pink halo effect around it. These are quite normal effects. The area will slowly return to normal skin over a period of months and these effects should diminish. Use Rejuvi soothing H cream to help the skin healing process and to help prevent scar tissue formation. Should the tattoo require further treatments it is recommended that they are spaced at 8-12 week intervals.
The treated area can be more sensitive to sun exposure for some months after treatment. Use a good sun block and expose the area gradually to the sun avoiding prolonged exposure or exposure to strong UV lights such as sun beds. Once fully healed the area should still tan as normal.
In the case of any problems of difficulties or if you are unsure about any aspects of the aftercare please consult your technician.