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Before Your Appointment

Everything you Need to Know

What to AVOID 2 Days Prior to ALL Procedures:

  • Blood thinners: Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil and ibuprofen

  •  Alcohol

  • Caffeine

  • Don’t go tanning, or have a sunburned face.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise

 

WHAT ELSE TO AVOID:

 

  • Accutane/Retin-A - Individuals who have been taking acne medications such as Accutane or Retin-A within the last year have an altered skin condition that will not heal well after the procedure. It’s very important that you wait a year before tattooing the skin. 

  • Similarly, you should discontinue using products with Retinol, Vitamin A, Glycolic Acid and Alpha Hydroxy at least two weeks prior to their procedure.

 

EYEBROWS

 

  • Don’t tweeze, wax, or tint your brows in the 48 hours before the procedure. Don’t have electrolysis done any less than five days before. Wait at least two weeks after the procedure to resume your normal method of hair removal.

  • Avoid Botox treatment four weeks prior to the procedure. You want to get your eyebrows tattooed or microbladed before you get botox so your muscles will be in a normal state of movement.  

 

EYELINER

 

  • Do not wear contact lens during the procedure or for 24 hrs after. Remember to bring your glasses to your appointment! Continue wearing glasses for 3-4 days after an eyeliner procedure.

  • 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.

  • Discontinue the use of Latisse or other eyelash growth serum for at least one month prior to your appointment. Eyelash and eyebrow growth serum bring extra circulation (aka blood flow) to the area resulting in more growth of hair/lashes. This will cause the skin to be in a hypersensitive state and will bleed easily.

  • If you have eyelash extensions, please have them removed prior to your appointment. 

 

LIPS

 

If you have ever had a cold sore, it is required to use a prophylactic oral antiviral medication before any lip procedure. Contact your doctor to get a prescription. Using the antiviral medication before and 7-10 days after the procedure, can help control the viral outbreak. The herpes virus lays dormant in the nervous system and will become active if the immune system is compromised. If an outbreak occurs after a permanent cosmetic treatment, not only is it a very painful experience, but most of the pigment will be lost in the areas where the blisters have been.