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Pre-Treatment Advice

This information will help you get the best long lasting results

It is essential to follow these instructions and understand the information provided to ensure the best outcome possible is achieved for your permanent makeup treatment.

 

If you’ve ever hired a professional painter they will tell you that “it’s all in the prep”. Professional painters know that they get the best results when they spend extra time sanding, filling holes, making sure edges are smooth and applying the right primer. Permanent makeup is very similar. You will get much better results when you carefully prep. It all starts with a good canvas! The area to be treated must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive and non-irritated.  Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure.

 

  • (Eye treatments) Do not wear mascara or any other make up before your treatment.
  • (Lip treatments) Gently exfoliate dry skin from the lip by gently rubbing the lips with a dry toothbrush each night for a few minuets for 5 days before treatment. 
    You must obtain a prescription from your doctor for an anti-herpes simplex virus drug (for cold sore prevention) ahead of treatments to prevent outbreaks of coldsores following treatments. This is very important and treatments will not go ahead without this.
    You must stay hydrated 3 days before treatment and also moisturise lips 3 times a day.
     
    All Treatments: 
  • Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face, the tan will exfoliate taking pigment colour with it as it fades.
  • Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol (Acne Treatment) products one month prior to treatment
  • Do not work out the day of the procedure.
  • Do not have botox 4 weeks prior to (or post) treatment
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)
  • Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your treatment
  • Do not consume coffee before your procedure
  • Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen before treatment as these have properties which thin the blood.

 

Having permanent makeup treatments while on or around your menstrual cycle could mean you feel more hyper-sensitive to the feeling of the procedure on the skin.

 

Blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, irritation of the skin of any kind, moles or other skin imperfections in or around the area to be treated would result in the treatment being cancelled until the blemish or area of concern has fully healed. Moles would need to be removed and allowed to heal for at least 9 months before treatment could go ahead.

If you have oily skin, your results WILL appear softer in appearance and may require additional procedures as pigments can be exfoliated from the skin at a much faster rate.

 

If you are planning to give blood please inform the practitioner of your permanent treatment, as you may not be able to donate blood for up to four months following your treatment.

Pre-Treatment: 

  • Attempt to grow out your brow hair to 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch for best shaping.
  • Inform your brow artist if you’re taking topical facial and/or skincare medications like Retin-A, Accutane, etc.; using semi or potent exfoliants like salicylic, alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids; or have any skin conditions. Why? Some skincare ingredients or prescriptions can make skin overly sensitive or cause it to peel. Waxing could exacerbate this further.
  • Also inform your brow artist if you’ve recently had Botox, injectables, dermabrasion or other cosmetic/facial treatments performed on and/or around the unwanted hair area
  • Avoid sunburnt skin, wait a couple of days following excessive sun exposure so your skin can heal before waxing.
  • Remove cosmetics ahead of your appointment if you can (particularly eyeshadow, brow filler or brow powder). It’s best to arrive to your appointment makeup-free.
  • Avoid self-tanning at least 3 days before waxing as this can remove the self-tanner hue along with unwanted hairs.
  • Avoid tweezing between waxes: Plucking a stray brow here and there is fine in an emergency only. But here’s the thing: It’s super-easy to become overzealous with the tweezers and go pluck wild. And it takes months for the brow hairs to grow back. Better to let your Brow Artist do it for you.

 

Treatments require a patch test if tint is to be used 

Pre-Treatment: 

  • Attempt to grow out your brow hair to 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch for best shaping.
  • Inform your brow artist if you’re taking topical facial and/or skincare medications like Retin-A, Accutane, etc.; using semi- or potent exfoliants like salicylic, alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids; or have any skin conditions. Why? Some skincare ingredients or prescriptions can make skin overly sensitive or cause it to peel. Waxing could exacerbate this further.
  • Also inform your brow artist if you’ve recently had Botox, injectables, dermabrasion or other cosmetic/facial treatments performed on and/or around the unwanted hair area
  • Avoid sunburnt skin, wait a couple of days following excessive sun exposure so your skin can heal before waxing.
  • Remove cosmetics ahead of your appointment if you can (particularly eyeshadow, brow filler or brow powder). It’s best to arrive to your appointment makeup-free.
  • Avoid self tanning at least 3 days before henna treatment as this can turn skin a green/yellow tinge temporarily after treatments. 
  • Avoid tweezing between waxes: Plucking a stray brow here and there is fine in an emergency only. But here’s the thing: It’s super-easy to become overzealous with the tweezers and go pluck wild. And it takes months for the brow hairs to grow back. Better to let your Brow Artist do it for you.

Patch tests are required for this treatments.

Pre-Treatment: 

  • Attempt to grow out your brow hair to 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch for best shaping.
  • Inform your brow artist if you’re taking topical facial and/or skincare medications like Retin-A, Accutane, etc.; using semi- or potent exfoliants like salicylic, alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids; or have any skin conditions. Why? Some skincare ingredients or prescriptions can make skin overly sensitive or cause it to peel. Waxing could exacerbate this further.
  • Also inform your brow artist if you’ve recently had Botox, injectables, dermabrasion or other cosmetic/facial treatments performed on and/or around the unwanted hair area
  • Avoid sunburnt skin, wait a couple of days following excessive sun exposure so your skin can heal before waxing.
  • Remove cosmetics ahead of your appointment if you can (particularly eyeshadow, brow filler or brow powder). It’s best to arrive to your appointment makeup-free.
  • Avoid self-tanning at least 3 days before waxing as this can remove the self-tanner hue along with unwanted hairs.
  • Avoid tweezing between waxes: Plucking a stray brow here and there is fine in an emergency only. But here’s the thing: It’s super-easy to become overzealous with the tweezers and go pluck wild. And it takes months for the brow hairs to grow back. Better to let your Brow Artist do it for you.

 

Patch Tests are required for this treatment.

Aftercare Advice

How to look after your treatment and maintain beautiful long lasting results

Day 1 (Day of Treatment): 

    • Every 1-2 hours, with clean hands, dampen a clean cotton wool pad with boiled, cooled water, squeeze and very gently wipe away lymph fluid (clear fluid) from the treatment area and allow to dry. Following this, apply thin layer of healing ointment with a clean Q-tip. (Don’t worry….THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT)

Day 2-14: 

    • Wipe very gently with a clean damp cotton pad 3 times per day.
    • Apply a rice grain amount of healing ointment with Q-tip and spread it thinly across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp treatment area. Use ointment until the sachet is finished completely.
    • Use a fresh pillowcase
    • Prevent the treatment area touching your pillow whilst sleeping for the first 10 days by sleeping on your back
    • Keep the brows as clean as is possible
    • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area, allowing scabbing or flaking skin to naturally exfoliate away. Picking/scratching the area is highly likely to cause scarring or loss of colour.
    • Thoroughly wash makeup brushes if you intend on wearing make up and ensure no makeup is applied directly onto the treatment area during healing. 
    • Flaking of the skin in treated areas can appear and slight itchiness can occur as the area begins to heal, please avoid disturbing these areas and apply healing ointment  provided where necessary. 
    • The pigment may appear to have disappeared during healing process, this is a completely normal occurrence before your 2nd top up appointment and will commonly re-appear as the skin heals.
    • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post treatment.
    • When showering, please ensure the shower head does not point directly onto the treatment area during the healing process.
    • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week, the salt in sweat can prematurely fade the treated area.
    • Avoid long hot showers swimming, hot tubs for the first 10 days
    • Avoid performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris, as the treatment area must be kept as clean as is possible whilst healing can take place.
    • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks following treatment.  Wear a hat when outdoors, Following full healing apply factor 15 or above sun lotion to prevent UV rays as this could cause pigments to fade prematurely.
    • Avoid waxing the treatment area until 4 weeks after the treatment
    • DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants at any time following this treatment.
    • Avoid salt water/chlorine can cause the pigments to fade or change in colour. It is recommended to apply Vaseline to the treated area/s prior to swimming following full healing to prevent chlorine water/salt water from penetrating the area.
    • If you are required to undergo an MRI or similar medical related scan, chemical peel or cosmetic enhancement please inform your consultant that you have undergone a permanent makeup procedure. It is important to remember that certain procedures such as fillers and injectables may alter the shape of your lips and brows. Laser treatment can also change the shade of your permanent makeup so it is important to advise your beauty therapist / medi-aesthetic technician that you have permanent makeup in your pre-treatment consultation.
    • Annual maintenance procedures (Refresh and Define) are generally required to keep your permanent makeup in pristine condition; individual timeframes vary however it is generally advised to consult with your permanent makeup artist for an annual re-touch between 12-18 months after your initial procedure was completed.
    • If you have not adhered to your aftercare as advised and there is a lack of pigment retention resulting from this there will be an additional charge of £55 within the first 3-6 months for and adjustments.
    • In the unlikely event that infection may occur, please seek immediate medical attention.

Day 1 (Day of Treatment): 

    • Every 1-2 hours, with clean hands, dampen a clean Q-tip with boiled, cooled water, squeeze and very gently wipe away lymph fluid (clear fluid) from the treatment area and allow to dry. Following this, apply a very thin layer of healing ointment with a clean Q-tip. (Don’t worry….THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT)

Day 2-14: 

    • Wipe very gently with a clean Q-tip 3 times per day.
    • Apply a rice grain amount of healing ointment with Q-tip and spread it thinly across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp treatment area. Use ointment until the sachet is finished completely.
    • Use a fresh pillowcase
    • Prevent the treatment area touching your pillow whilst sleeping for the first 10 days by sleeping on your back
    • Keep the eyelids as clean as is possible
    • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area, allowing scabbing or flaking skin to naturally exfoliate away. Picking/scratching the area is highly likely to cause infection, scarring or loss of colour.
    • No makeup is to be worn around the eye or lashes for 7 days post treatment.
    • Flaking of the skin in treated areas can appear and slight itchiness can occur as the area begins to heal, please avoid disturbing these areas and apply healing ointment  provided where necessary. 
    • The pigment may appear to have disappeared during healing process, this is a completely normal occurrence before your 2nd top up appointment and will commonly re-appear as the skin heals.
    • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post treatment.
    • When showering, please ensure the shower head does not point directly onto the treatment area during the healing process.
    • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week, the salt in sweat can prematurely fade the treated area.
    • Avoid long hot showers swimming, hot tubs for the first 10 days
    • Avoid performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris, as the treatment area must be kept as clean as is possible whilst healing can take place.
    • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks following treatment.  Wear a hat when outdoors, Following full healing apply factor 15 or above sun lotion to prevent UV rays as this could cause pigments to fade prematurely.
    • DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants at any time following this treatment.
    • Avoid salt water/chlorine can cause the pigments to fade or change in colour. It is recommended to apply Vaseline to the treated area/s prior to swimming following full healing to prevent chlorine water/salt water from penetrating the area.
    • If you are required to undergo an MRI (some pigiments contain iron-oxide which can cause complications to the skin during MRI scans) or similar medical related scan, chemical peel or cosmetic enhancement please inform your consultant that you have undergone a permanent makeup procedure. It is important to remember that certain procedures such as fillers and injectables may alter the shape of your lips and brows. Laser treatment can also change the shade of your permanent makeup so it is important to advise your beauty therapist / medi-aesthetic technician that you have permanent makeup in your pre-treatment consultation.
    • Annual maintenance procedures (Refresh and Define) are generally required to keep your permanent makeup in pristine condition; individual timeframes vary however it is generally advised to consult with your permanent makeup artist for an annual re-touch between 12-18 months after your initial procedure was completed.
    • If you have not adhered to your aftercare as advised and there is a lack of pigment retention resulting from this there will be an additional charge of £55 within the first 3-6 months for and adjustments.
    • In the unlikely event that infection may occur, please seek immediate medical attention.

Day 1 (Day of Treatment):

    • Every 1-2 hours, with clean hands, dampen a clean cotton pad with boiled, cooled water, squeeze and very gently wipe away lymph fluid (clear fluid) from the treatment area and allow to dry. Following this, apply a very thin layer of healing ointment with a clean Q-tip. (Don’t worry….THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT)
    • Blot lips with clean dry tissue if any further clear lymph fluid is seen during this time.

Day 2-14:

    • Wipe very gently with a clean cotton pad 3 times per day.
    • Apply a rice grain amount of healing ointment with Q-tip and spread it thinly across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp treatment area. Use ointment until the sachet is finished completely.
    • Use a fresh pillowcase
    • Prevent the treatment area touching your pillow whilst sleeping for the first 10 days by sleeping on your back
    • Keep the lips as clean as is possible
    • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area, allowing scabbing or flaking skin to naturally exfoliate away. Picking/scratching the area is highly likely to cause infection, scarring or loss of colour.
    • No makeup is to be worn on or around the lips for 7 days post treatment.
    • Flaking of the skin in treated areas can appear and slight itchiness can occur as the area begins to heal, please avoid disturbing these areas and apply healing ointment  provided where necessary.
    • The pigment may appear to have disappeared during healing process, this is a completely normal occurrence before your 2nd top up appointment and will commonly re-appear as the skin heals.
    • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post treatment.
    • When showering, please ensure the shower head does not point directly onto the treatment area during the healing process.
    • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week, the salt in sweat can prematurely fade the treated area.
    • Avoid long hot showers swimming, hot tubs for the first 10 days
    • Avoid performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris, as the treatment area must be kept as clean as is possible whilst healing can take place.
    • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks following treatment.  Wear a hat when outdoors, Following full healing apply factor 15 or above sun lotion to prevent UV rays as this could cause pigments to fade prematurely.
    • DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants at any time following this treatment.
    • Avoid salt water/chlorine can cause the pigments to fade or change in colour. It is recommended to apply Vaseline to the treated area/s prior to swimming following full healing to prevent chlorine water/salt water from penetrating the area.
    • If you are required to undergo an MRI (some pigiments contain iron-oxide which can cause complications to the skin during MRI scans) or similar medical related scan, chemical peel or cosmetic enhancement please inform your consultant that you have undergone a permanent makeup procedure. It is important to remember that certain procedures such as fillers and injectables may alter the shape of your lips and brows. Laser treatment can also change the shade of your permanent makeup so it is important to advise your beauty therapist / medi-aesthetic technician that you have permanent makeup in your pre-treatment consultation.
    • Annual maintenance procedures (Refresh and Define) are generally required to keep your permanent makeup in pristine condition; individual timeframes vary however it is generally advised to consult with your permanent makeup artist for an annual re-touch between 12-18 months after your initial procedure was completed.
    • If you have not adhered to your aftercare as advised and there is a lack of pigment retention resulting from this there will be an additional charge of £55 within the first 3-6 months for and adjustments.
    • In the unlikely event that infection may occur, please seek immediate medical attention.

Aftercare Advice:

  • Avoiding rubbing or touching of the treated area and keep brows DRY for 24 hours after treatments
  • Avoiding contact with direct sunlight, and the use of sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools for 48 hours after your treatment
  • Avoiding exfoliating (both acid exfoliators and scrubs) and anti-ageing products around the brow area for three days either side of your treatment
  • Avoid self-tanning 3 days either side of your eyebrow appointment
  • After these time frames, feel free to carry on as normal. You can always contact your Brow Artist with any questions.
  • Avoid oil based products as this can prematurely fade your tinting treatment.

Aftercare Advice:

  • Avoiding rubbing or touching of the treated area and keep brows DRY for 24 hours after treatments
  • Avoiding contact with direct sunlight, and the use of sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools for 48 hours after your treatment
  • Avoiding exfoliating (both acid exfoliators and scrubs) and anti-ageing products around the brow area for three days either side of your treatment
  • Avoid self-tanning 3 days either side of your eyebrow appointment
  • After these time frames, feel free to carry on as normal. You can always contact your Brow Artist with any questions.
  • Avoid oil based products as this can prematurely fade your tinting treatment.

Aftercare Advice:

  • Avoiding rubbing or touching of the treated area and keep brows DRY for 24 hours after treatments
  • Avoiding contact with direct sunlight, and the use of sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools for 48 hours after your treatment
  • Avoiding exfoliating (both acid exfoliators and scrubs) and anti-ageing products around the brow area for three days either side of your treatment
  • Avoid self-tanning 3 days either side of your eyebrow appointment
  • After these time frames, feel free to carry on as normal. You can always contact your Brow Artist with any questions.
  • Avoid oil based products as this can prematurely fade your tinting treatment.