Pre Care Instruction
- If possible, do not take blood thinners (Aspirin, Niacin, Advil, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen. Tylenol is fine) 7days before and 2 days after the procedure to prevent bleeding. Non-aspirin pain relievers may be taken up to one hour prior to the procedure. ***Important Note: Do NOT discontinue any medications that are prescribed by a physician or which are necessary for your health!
- Avoid alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior to the procedure to prevent bleeding and minimize any oozing or swelling after the procedure.
- If you have a condition that requires you to take antibiotics before a dental visit, you must check with your doctor to determine if antibiotics are needed for permanent cosmetics.
- Hair removal may be done 24 hours prior to your procedure (ex: tweezing, waxing, etc.). Permanent hair removal should not be done 5 days before or after the procedure. Eyebrow tinting should be done no sooner than 48 hours before or two weeks after the procedure.
- Bring your lip, brow pencils to the office on the day of the procedure.
- Botox and skin plumping injections such as Restylane may alter the shape of permanent cosmetics. You must wait until the treatments have worn off.
- Skin treatments such as Retin-A that thin the skin in the procedure area must be discontinued for at least 30 days prior to the procedure. Check with your dermatologist about specific medications.
- Accutane users must be off of accutane for at least one year.
- Procedures cannot be performed over fresh sunburns, including those caused by tanning beds. You must wait until the burn heals.
- Patch testing of pigment is recommended before the full procedure.
- Do not work out the the day of the procedure as the body heat expands the pores.
- Getting a procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make you hyper-sensitive at the procedure site.
- If you have oily skin, your results WILL appear softer (eyebrows can look solid) in appearance and may require additional procedure.
- If there are any blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, irritation of the skin of any kind, moles or other skin imperfections in or around the area of the procedure, we WILL NOT be able to do the procedure until the blemish or area of concern is gone or the mole is removed and healed.
Permanent makeup will not be performed if you are pregnant or nursing!!!