PREP INSTRUCTIONS

COSMETIC TATTOOS

No sweating the day of your appointment

Avoid alcohol the night before and caffeine the day of your appointment

Avoid ALEVE, ASPIRIN, FISH OIL pills and any blood thinners for at least one week

Do not wax, thread or pluck for at least two weeks before appointment

Wear normal makeup or no makeup (your preference) to appointment

Bring photos of how you normally draw in your brows (even if you do not like the way you draw them) if you do not wear makeup to appointment

Avoid brow and/or lash enhancement serums and retinoids for at least six weeks prior to appointment

Avoid sun exposure and facial tanning for at least four weeks prior to appointment

Eyeliner tattoo clients: Please bring glasses to your appointment and be prepared to wear glasses for about a week after the procedure. 

Lip Blush clients: If you have ever had a cold sore (even once 10 years ago) please obtain an antiviral medication and begin taking it three days before and at least two days after your procedure (including touchups).

BROW LAMINATION PREP

Do not apply Retin-A, AHA or exfoliate the brow area for 72 hours

Do not remove hair (plucking, waxing or threading) for at least one week prior to appointment--we will remove any hair as needed after the procedure to avoid skin irritation during the procedure

Avoid brow henna for 10-16 weeks prior to procedure

Avoid brow tinting with dye for one week prior to procedure

IMMEDIATELY AFTER

BROWS

It is possible to experience redness and swelling up to 48 hours after the procedure

The treated area will appear much darker and bold due to the oxidation process during the healing period 

As the area heals it will become dry and itchy

As the pigment film starts to flake off DO NOT pick, scratch, itch or pull off any of the areas which are peeling

Choosing to pick at flakes and peeling areas will pull out pigment, and result in spots left without any pigment or in some cases scarring

As the area continues to heal, a softer more natural result will be revealed underneath

Please note that within the first 4 weeks the amount of pigment that you see can seem very faint. It may seem like the pigment has been lost; please be advised that as the skin regenerates the new skin can in some cases hide the hair strokes completely. You must allow the full healing time of 4 - 6 weeks to see the true color and result.

 

LIPS

It is possible to experience redness the day of the procedure and swelling for up to five days after the procedure. 

The treated area will appear much darker and bolder due to the oxidation process during the healing period

As the area heals it will become dry and itchy--let your lips peel and do not pick at flakes as it will pull out pigment and in some cases cause scarring

As the lips heal, a softer more natural result will be revealed underneath. 

AFTERCARE

BROWS

  • No workouts for at least 7 days post procedure

  • No saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools etc. for at least 2 weeks

  • Avoid smoke, dust, dirt and debris for the first week

  • No sunbathing or tanning for at least 4-6 weeks

  • No tinting, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or Botox for at least 3-4 weeks

  • Avoid makeup, lotions, and any products (including sunscreen) on and around the treated area for at least one week

  • Use a clean pillowcase and avoid sleeping on your face for the first week

LIPS

Apply ointment frequently and generously as needed throughout the day.

  • Avoid smoke, dust, dirt and debris for the first week

  • No sunbathing or tanning for at least 4-6 weeks

  • No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or Botox for at least 3-4 weeks

  • Avoid makeup, lotions, and any products (including sunscreen) on and around the treated area for at least one week.

 

EYELINER

  • Avoid mascara and eye makeup for two weeks or until scabbing is gone

  • Must wait 6 weeks after procedure to use lash growth serum

  • Must wait 3 weeks before getting lash extensions or using lash curler

  • No strip lashes for up to 2 months

  • Avoid wearing contacts for one week

 

BROW LAMINATION

  • Do not wet the brows for 24-48 hours 

  • Avoid touching the brow area at the risk of transferring oils

  • Do not apply makeup to the brows for 24 hours

  • Do not apply Retin-A, AHA or exfoliate the brow area for 72 hours

  • No self-tanner used on the face for at least 48 hours

  • Apply provided balm daily (before bed)

  • Comb the hairs into place each day

  • Wait one week before brow tinting

2219A N Columbus Street #101

Arlington, VA 22207

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