The following after care instructions are for Eyeliner, Lip, or Blush procedures only:

  • Do not expose the treated area to sun.
  • No soaps or chemicals applied to the affected area.
  • Do not expose the area to direct water spray in the shower.
  • Do not apply Retin-A, retinoids, or hydroxy acids to the area.
  • Keep area moist by applying coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, or apricot oil to the area.  The longer you apply ointment, the less likely it is to peel or flake or form a scab.  
  • Use a clean Q Tip to apply oil to treated area.  Do not put your finger on the affected area.  When having eyeliner done it is important to start with a new tube of mascara after treatment… but refrain from using mascara for 7 days following the procedure.  
  • No hot tubs, saunas, or swimming pools for 14 days.


After Care instructions for Microblading (Brows):


  • Do not get your brows wet for 7 days following your procedure.  (Wash around your brows with a slightly damp washcloth to remove your makeup or use a makeup remover towelette).  When bathing, place a dry hand towel or wash cloth over your brows when rinsing your hair.
  • Do not pick or scratch your brows.
  • Do not sleep directly on your brows for 7 days.
  • Do not swim (pools, hot tubs, lakes or oceans) for 2 weeks.
  • Do not exercise for at least 48 hours.  Excess sweating can lift the color from your brows due to sweat containing salt.
  • Do not have chemical peels or microdermabrasion in brow area.
  • Do not apply makeup to the brow for 7 days.  Keep the area around your brows CLEAN!  Wearing makeup is fine, but you will want to make sure that bacteria isn’t getting in your healing brows.  Just be careful to go around the brow area, and make sure to clean your face before bed.
  • Do not allow heavy sun exposure for at least 2 weeks.  After that you will want to protect your brows with sunscreen.  
  • Do not schedule any facial, lash, Botox, etc...appointments for at least 7 days.


One hour after your brow procedure gently clean your brows using Witch Hazel, and a soft cotton round (DAB do not rub).  Then you will apply a small amount of oil (grapeseed, coconut, olive, or apricot).  You will want to repeat this before bedtime.  Clean your brows with Witch Hazel once a day for the next 7 days.  You will want to apply the ointment 3 times a day for the next 7 to 10 days.  After 7 days you can clean your brows as normal with a mild cleanser (Cetaphil is a good choice)!

Things to Remember with any permanent makeup procedure:

The treated area will appear very exact, dark and intense for approximately three to six days.  What appears to be too dark at the initial visit will generally fade by up to 50% as it sloughs and exfoliates.  

Touch ups can be completed no sooner than 4 weeks after your initial visit (this is for eyeliner, lip or blush only). Brow touch ups are done in 6 weeks.

Apply ice packs to area on the first day (up to 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off). Be careful not to freeze the area- freezing the tissue can cause more damage than good.  A good ice pack is freezing equal parts water and rubbing alcohol.  This allows the pack to conform to the affected area and not over-freeze the tissue.  

Do not pick at any scabs or pigment...this can cause a scar!

The first initial visit is your saturation visit.  The touch up visit is your focus visit, allowing me to perfect the brow, liner or lips.  

Permanent Cosmetics can last anywhere from 2-10+ years depending on your skin, sun exposure, habits, etc...  A color boost can be done years later to freshen your look.  

WHAT TO EXPECT:


Lips
Day 1:  Swelling, tender, heavy thick lipstick look with a reddish-brick color.
Day 2:  Slight swelling, reddish and tender with a slight metallic flavor.
Day 3:  Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling.
Day 4:  Exfoliation begins...very chapped lips.
Day 5:  Very chapped but almost finished with the first chapping stage.
Day 6:  A soft, rich color begins to appear.
Day 7-13:  Lip color disappears and the “frosty” (2nd chapping stage) begins as a whitish/grayish haze on the lips.  
Day 14: Color “blooms” from within more and more each day until day 21.
Day 21:  Healing process complete; the color you see is the color you will have.  Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two.  Using a good lip balm helps.  


Eyeliner
Day 1:  Swollen like you have been crying, with heavier eye makeup look.
Day 2:  Swollen, usually for only a few hours after waking, with heavy makeup look continued.
Day 3:  Swelling decreases with a tight feeling.  The pigment begins to flake away from the skin.  
Day 4:  There may be a “pinching” feeling.  Some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake.  DO NOT PICK AT IT.
Day 5:  Blinking movement of the eye usually removes all excess pigment by this day.  Color is somewhat grayish and will take a few more days to clarify to full color.


Eyebrows
Day 1:  The eyebrows are approximately 20-50% darker and bolder than they will be when healed.  They are especially dark immediately after due to oxidation. 
Day 2:  Condition remains the same.
Day 3:  Eyebrows start to itch.
Day 4:  Exfoliation begins; the skin begins to flake, you may see pigment flaking off.
Day 5:  Color finishes flaking off...brow will continue to change and soften in color for the next 5 weeks. 


LONG TERM CARE TIPS 

Pigments will naturally fade over time, especially if you are deficient in iron, but there are things you can do to slow down the process.  You will want to plan to touch up your Brows as needed (Lips and Eyeliner tend to last a little longer due to the implantation process).

Sunscreen everyday, even when you aren’t in the sun...indoor light can fade pigment too.  I recommend Coppertone SPF 50 Tattoo Stick on brows and lips.  (Amazon).

Tinting your brows (wait at least 6 weeks after touch-up)...this is an option.  Pigment sits under your brow hair in the skin, so if your brow hair is light it will cover your pigment.  Even brunettes can benefit from a brow tint now and  then.  I recommend Refectocil (Amazon).

Keep foundation off your brows.  It won’t hurt them, but because the pigment is in the skin and not on the skin you will need to apply your foundation AROUND, not on, your brows- or simply clean the makeup off your brows when you are done applying.  You can also add brow powder or gel to give yourself a more intense look if you like. My goal is to give you a natural “Saturday morning” look, not a “Saturday night out” look.  


Avoid the permanent makeup area when having peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments or anything of the like.  Retinoids and acids can also fade the pigment faster.