Permanent Makeup Procedures

Pre-Procedure Instructions

  • If you are planning either an eyeliner, eyelash enhancement or eyeshadow procedure and are a contact lens user, please wear or bring your lenses/eye glasses to all appointments.
  • Do not wear contact lenses during any procedure involving your eye(s).
  • It is recommended to have a driver available or “on-call” to drive you home following a procedure involving your eye(s).
  • Do not schedule an appointment prior to major events, such as a vacation, wedding, social outing, etc. as you will have to wear an aftercare ointment on your procedure site(s) for one week following the procedure(s).
  • If you are planning a lip color procedure and have ever experienced a cold sore, even one time in your life, it is recommended you obtain a prescribed anti-viral medication. The medication must be taken two days prior to the procedure.
  • If you are required to take antibiotic medication prior to seeing your dentist, you will need to take antibiotic medication prior to having your procedure done.
  • It is necessary to be off of Accutane for one year, prior to all procedures. It is necessary to be off Retin A or Renova for 30 days, prior to a procedure.
  • Try to avoid aspirin and non-aspirin products for 2 days prior to all procedures unless medically necessary.
  • Try to avoid Vitamin E and Niacin for two weeks prior to all procedures unless medically necessary.
  • Avoid alcohol the night before all procedures.

Post-Procedure Instructions

Eyelash Enhancement, Eyeliner or Eyeshadow

Usually, eyes are most swollen the morning after the procedure as gravity takes over during the night. However, upon waking the morning after the procedure, and with normal activity, eyes become much less swollen within a few hours. It is important to keep your eyes moist at all times with the aftercare ointment. It is best to apply the ointment approximately 2-3 times a day for 3-5 days. Use a fresh Q-tip with each application of ointment. Do not pick at the eyeliner if you notice a little lifting of color. Let it fall off naturally. Do not wear contact lenses for at least 24 hours following the procedure, Do wear sunglasses when in the sun in order to protect the fresh color for the first two weeks. Stay out of sun, pools, hot tubs and all creams around the eye for two weeks. Do not use any eye makeup for 3 days, and then please use a fresh tube of mascara. If there are any other concerns or questions during the healing period, call Carole Siegel-DeZarn @ 504-415-7846504-415-7846

Eyebrows

Eyebrows will not appear swollen, however, they will be tender for a few days. You will need to apply an aftercare ointment to your eyebrows approximately 3-5 times a day for 3-5 days. Use a fresh Q-tip with each application. Do not wear any makeup over your eyebrows for 5 days. Do not pick at the eyebrows if you notice a little lifting of color. Let it fall off naturally. Stay out of the sun, pools, hot tubs and avoid direct water pressure. Refrain from electrolysis for at least 2 weeks following an eyebrow procedure. Eyebrows are always darker immediately after the procedure. Within one week, the color becomes much softer. No waxing, please tweeze around NEW brows.

Lip Liner and Full Lip Color

Lips will feel swollen and tender for a few days following the procedure. However, they will only be slightly swollen. In fact, the majority of women enjoy the fuller shape of their lips following the procedure. Although you will feel comfortable with the size of your lips following the procedure, you will question the intensity of color on your lips. Be assured that the color of your lips will lighten significantly in just a few days. It is important to apply aftercare ointment to your lips consistently during the first week, especially. You will notice that on the second day post procedure, your lips will start of slough off the pigment. Do not pick at your lips. Allow your lips to slough off the pigment naturally. Usually, by day 4 or 5 the sloughing is complete. Your lips, at that time, will be quite light in color. However, they will begin to become more colorful with each passing day up to 4 weeks. They will soften into the beautiful shade you have been patiently waiting for. Meanwhile, you may apply an ice pack (which is protected with a wet barrier film of paper toweling) for 10 minute intervals for the first couple of days. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired. During the first two weeks, please follow these guidelines for beautiful lip color:

  • Stay out of the sun (even up to 6 weeks) as the sun will quickly fade color.
  • Be careful when brushing your teeth use children’s toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste will pull out pigment.
  • Do not bite into greasy, oily, salty or spicy foods, rather cut them up and place them into your mouth.
  • Consistently apply the aftercare ointment to your lips. Use a clean Q-tip with each application.
  • Do not pick or pull off the sloughing pigment, let it fall off naturally.
  • You may wear gloss after the first two weeks if the gloss is new.
  • Make sure you take your anti-herpes medication to help prevent cold sores two days before your next lip appointment, if needed.
  • If you have any other concerns or questions, call Carole @ 504-415-7846504-415-7846

Scar Camouflage

Apply aftercare ointment to the camouflaged area with a clean Q-tip as needed in order to keep the site moist at all times for 7 days. Try not to rub against it or pick at it. The same applies whether you have had only a patch test or the actual procedure. Again, it is important to understand that camouflaged skin will not change color with the seasons of the surrounding skin. i.e, sunburn, suntan, etc. Therefore, it is important to wear a sunscreen every day because daily exposure to the sun may cause slight changes.

Areola Repigmentation

Apply aftercare ointment to the pigmented areola approximately 2-3 times a day for 7 days. Starting on the second day, it is best to sleep at night without a bra so that the air can help heal the procedure site(s). Try to avoid rubbing the area and do not pick at it. Shower with the shower head to your back rather than your front.