- Injectable fillers should be performed six weeks before or six weeks after procedure. Lip procedures with fillers injected cannot be performed unless the filler is dissolved. Permanent makeup is considered an alternative to fillers since they can extend your lip line and therefore can free you of the need for filler injections.
- For Cancer clients we recommend no cosmetic pigmentation for at least four to six months after chemotherapy/radiation.
- As far as your personal skin care regimen - it is recommended that you do not use anyanti-aging or acne products on your procedure as most active ingredients for anti-aging or acne are exfoliates (e.g., retinols, glycolic, lactic, malic, citric, vitamin C). IT IS REQUIREDthat you do not use exfoliates prior to the appointment for seven days and avoid using around the area for a month after the procedure as it could cause pigments to fade.
- Permanent makeup and skin needling will not be performed if you are pregnant or nursing!
- It is recommended to be off Accutane for one year prior (NO EXCEPTIONS!)
- If you can, do not take any blood thinner medications three days before your treatment. If you are on a prescription medication, you are required to ask your physician if you can discontinue the medication safely for three days. Aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, heavy doses of essential fatty acids (EFA), are some of the products you should discontinue use of for the three days before. Tylenol is fine.
- If you are having your menstrual cycle you could experience more sensitivity and vascular reaction which may make it harder for the pigment to "take."
- If you have any autoimmune disorder, achieving desire color may require additional touch-up appointments as the tissue requires being very gentle with applications.
You are expected to contact Lasting Image if there are any questions or concerns both pre and post procedure.
- Do not exercise or perform vigorous activity the day of the procedure.
- Do not use a sauna or take hot showers on the day of or the day after your treatment.
- Avoid caffeine the day before and day of the procedure as this will help you relax.
- Let me know if you need more numbing in any area during the procedure. Clients react to the numbing products differently. Once the procedure is started you should feel just avibration.
Post Procedure Management
- You can apply ice to the treated area if swelling occurs. Eye procedures should be scheduled in the morning to lessen swelling the next day. You may also experience dry skin, itching and tenderness but these symptoms should dissipate each day and vary on an individual basis. Your color will fade or soften up right after procedure, and will continue to do so especially for brows and lips. Touch-up appointments may be necessary to maintain design and color. See service menu for touch-ups.
- Most procedures feel comfortable within a 24 hour time. You will be given ointment that can also be applied as much as desired. Within three to four days your top layer of skin will start to peel and start to reveal the truer deposited color.
- On the second day after your treatment, apply your healing salve prior to showering to prevent cleansing products from getting on the treated area.
- Please wash hands before you touch any treated areas when treatment is really new. Do not rub, scratch or pick at the area and try to let the area heal naturally.
- Limit sun exposure and/or tanning a week before the procedure or ten days after. Sunburns and tanning will exfoliate and diminish your color.
- No swimming until area is completely healed. It is recommend to apply at least a SPF 15 Sun shield stick on lip and brow areas as sun, chlorine, or salt water can penetrate and diminish color.
- Final pigment color and shape will most likely not be achieved on your initial visit and follow up visits may be required. Some swelling of the treated area is expected. We try to minimize swelling with the techniques used at Lasting Image but every individual has a different response.
- Please follow the same aftercare instructions as Eyebrows for Areola/Nipple Regimentation.