Important Pre-Procedure Information

In order for you the receive the best experience and to achieve the best possible results from your permanent cosmetics treatment, there are a few things you need to know beforehand and some simple pre-procedure advice which you should adhere to.

Of course, I can't make you stick to these do's and don'ts, but your new enhancement will look all the better for it if you do!

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Before we begin...

You should know...

Permanent cosmetics and microblading procedures normally require two treatment sessions. For best results, clients will be required to return for a touch up procedure between four and eight weeks after the initial procedure.

Be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the procedure. This will subside and become lighter as the tissue heals. This process can take up to fourteen days and one month in total before the true colour shows.

Advice For All Permanent Cosmetic Procedures

  • Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may be swollen or red, it is advised not to make social plans for the same day.
  • If you use products with AHA's, fruity acids, Vitamin C, Retinol A, please advise immediately and stop using those products for at least one month prior to your treatment. I cannot guarantee your enhancement will retain pigment colour in the skin if you continue to use these products.
  • No skin peels for at least three months prior to treatment. No microdermabrasion for three weeks prior or post-treatment.
  • I recommend that if you have Botox or fillers that your treatment is five weeks prior or five weeks after the Botox and fillers.
  • Please wear your normal makeup on the day of the procedure if you have not had a consultation previously.
  • I advise against drinking caffeine in coffee, tea or fizzy drinks the day of your treatment as this can affect the pigment retention in the skin.
  • Do not take aspirin, Ibuprofen or Coumadin for 2 days before and 2 days after the procedure.
  • Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.
  • Do not drink alcohol the night before your treatment.
  • Do not tan in the sun, on sunbeds or with fake tan products for at least 2-3 weeks before and post treatments. I cannot work on your skin if it has been subjected to the sun or sunbeds.
  • Please leave exercise at least 5 hours before treatment. I recommend no exercise that causes perspiration and blood acceleration for a week as this can cause pigment blurring.
  • A patch test will be performed unless waived upon request.

Eyebrow Procedures

  • Stop using brow growth serums at least 3 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Do not wear eyelash extensions before a treatment. Removal is recommended at least 2 days prior to your treatment.
  • Stop using lash growth serums at least 3 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the procedure.
  • Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes feel comfortable. (This is normally 24 hours after the procedure).
  • You may have some swelling, as a safety precaution, I recommend that you have someone available to drive you home.
  • Any eyelash tinting or eyelash perming should be carried out no sooner than 1 week before or two weeks after the procedure.
  • Any waxing should be performed at least 48 hours before the procedure: Electrolysis no less than five days before the procedure.
  • Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for two weeks prior to the procedure.

Lip Liner/Colour

  • Permanent cosmetic procedures do not cause cold sores, however, if you carry the virus, it lays dormant in the body and can be stimulated by the procedure.
  • If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex), I advise you to contact your doctor to obtain the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks. Alternatively, obtain herpes medication, for example, Zovirax from your local chemist and use one week before and one week after your procedure. This can help minimise an outbreak.
  • Lip wax or bleaching treatments should not be undertaken for at least a two-week period preceding your permanent cosmetic procedure.
  • If you have dry lips I recommend a light exfoliation for two weeks leading up to the procedure with lip exfoliator or a baby soft toothbrush.
  • If you are a lip biter, I may not be able to perform the procedure if there is scar tissue or evidence of blood blisters or inconsistent lip pigment tone.

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These guidelines are here to ensure your safety and satisfaction, so please follow them as carefully as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.