Permanent Makeup

What is it Permanent Make-up?

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colours to the skin of the face, lips, eyelids and head.

Permanent Make-up Pre-Care Instruction

Following these instructions prior to your procedure will help ensure a more relaxed, comfortable, and enjoyable experience.

Please eat something 20-30 minutes prior to your appointment. A combination of protein and carbohydrates are recommended such as cheese and crackers. This keeps your blood sugar steady and helps you to be more comfortable and less sensitive.

Avoid any form of caffeine 2-3 hours prior to your appointment. Caffeine is a stimulant and will heighten your sensitivity.

If you bruise easily, we recommend taking Arnica before procedure and after. Arnica is available at most health food stores.

For eyeliner, if you wear contacts, please wear glasses to appointment as no contacts can be worn during or 24 hours after procedure.
If you are required to take antibiotics before dental procedures, please follow the same instructions from your doctor before your procedure.

If you are on blood thinners, then with your doctor’s knowledge and permissions please stop taking them at least 24 hours before an eyebrow procedure. (Recommended) You may then take them at the completion of the procedure.

Avoid tanning and tanning beds for the 2 week period leading up to procedure.

Alcohol, Caffeine Advil and Nicotine can cause excessive bleeding and interrupt the healing process of the skin. Do not consume at least 48 hours before procedure. Use within 48 hours of your appointment at your own risk.

Following these simple instructions will make a big difference in the enjoyment and outcome of your procedure.

After-Care Instruction

For 7 –10 days following application of permanent cosmetics adhere to these Permanent Makeup Tips.

Do not touch the healing pigmented area with your fingers as they may have bacteria on them and create infection.

Right after your procedure a light sealant of Vitamin A and D ointment is applied to protect the skin from bacteria. Then, for the
next couple of weeks, you should be committed to taking good care of the treated area. “Good care” means protecting against exposure to sun, water, sweat, heat and touch. DO NOT interfere with area.

Always use a clean cotton swab and not your fingertips. We suggest petroleum jelly as it is non-reactive in most clients. Dab off excess product with a new clean tissue.

Overuse of your healing product will not let the area heal properly. Always check for allergies to all products.

No make-up, tinting of lashes or brows, sun, soap, sauna, steam, exercise, Hot Yoga, Jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in the ocean, gardening, animals by the procedure area until area is completely healed post procedure and after all colour refreshers.

Before bathing, gently apply a light coating of petroleum jelly on the procedure area using a clean cotton swab. Continue this regime until the procedure area has completely healed. The steam may express the pigment colour.

Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing, pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue.

Use a waterproof ‘sun block’ after the procedure area has healed to prevent future fading of pigment colour.

Sleep on a CLEAN satin pillowcase and clean sheets while the procedure area is healing.

Aloe Vera and Carmex can pull the colour out of some clients’ procedure area, so we suggest that clients do not use these products while they are healing. Sometimes ‘Natural’ or ‘Organic’ products compromise the integrity of the pigment colour.

Remember all procedures must HEAL, PEEL, and FADE! This process may take up to 10 days.