specks) to indicate the designs dimensions, then I start layering in the base
DURING THE PROCEDURE: Some technicians will not let you use a mirror
during a procedure. I don't know about you, but I think I would go insane
wondering what is happening to my face. So, I feel it is important to let you
see what is happening.. As long as you know that you will be going through
some awkward stages before completion... At several points during the
session, I will ask you peek into the mirror to check that we are on the right
track BEFORE we get too much pigment packed into the skin. It normally
looks "undone at this stage, because it is! So don't be scared, just enjoy
watching your face come to life. I do understand those who do not want to
look. That's OK too. Immediately following the session, your face will be
cleansed, then photographs of the work will be taken to show the final
AFTER CARE PROCEDURES: Immediately following the procedure(s), a very
thin veil of protective ointment will be applied to serve as a barrier to germs
and to prevent the tissue from drying out. If you have not already purchased a
weeks supply of Aquaphor, I will give you some to get you by until you do. You
should leave the area(s) undisturbed for approximately 12 hours. After that
you may cleanse lightly to remove any dried fluids that may have accumulated.
Proper care is discussed in the After Care Instruction Guide. It is very
important to follow these directions to ensure proper healing and to prevent
secondary bacterial infections. If you forget to pick yours up, the same
information can be found on the After Care Page of this website.
HEALING PHASE: There may be some swelling and bruising in the
immediate area following your procedure. Most swelling will subside within
24-48 hours and bruising typically disappears within 3-4 days. During this
healing phase, you may want to refrain from scheduling social events - but
you can return to work and resume all normal activities as long as you keep
the area clean, and protect it from exposure to sun and water. Again, see the
After Care Page for further details.
Outer Healing: The outer lay is considered healed within about 5-7 days.
Inner Healing: Even though the outer layers appear to be fully healed, there is
still healing occurring beneath those layers. This explains why we cannot
work the area again until after 4-6 weeks. To do so would create tissue
damage resulting in excessive scar tissue. Excessive scar tissue makes
future results more unpredictable.
. FOLLOW UP SESSIONS: Even if you are satisfied with your new look, you
should schedule a follow up session between 4-8 weeks following the initial
procedure. Together, we will take this opportunity to decide what touch-ups
need to be done, if any. Photos showing the healed result will be taken at this
time. If touch-ups are done, additional photos will be taken after that
procedure as well to document that stage. There will be a $149 supply charge
for this session.
and if you have no objections, a photograph will be taken for
After the preliminary paperwork has been taken care of, we will
move on into the fun stuff. We'll discuss colors and shapes...
can best serve you.
Consultations last about an hour. If you are pretty certain (in
advance) that you will want to go ahead and get your procedure
that day, make sure you request that I mark out time on my
books for you.
SCHEDULING FEE: You are not charged a fee for time and
materials surrounding your consultation, but a scheduling fee
of $50 is required to secure your appointment time. This fee
will be applied toward the procedure of your choice. Missed
appointments will be gladly rescheduled twice. After that, the
scheduling fee will be forfeited and in order to reschedule, an
additional $25 fee will be required to reserve subsequent
PAYMENT OF SERVICES: It is only a suggestion, and not a
requirement that you make your payment after the consultation
and prior to services. By the end of the session, you may be
tired and you will just want to get home.
SAFETY: Universal Precautions are practiced in order to
minimize potential infectious risks for my clients and myself.
Strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines are followed by
cleansing surfaces with a viricidal/germicidal agents before
and after each procedure. Disposable gloves are worn and
only new, sterile disposable needles, tubing and pen parts are
used for each client. Following each procedure, disposable
parts are inserted into properly labeled containers.
a topical anesthetic will be applied. During the numbing
process, just lay back and relax. Once the procedure is Thirty
minutes prior to the started, additional topical will be applied
as needed to help control discomfort. Although every person's
pain tolerance is different, almost every client agrees that the
procedures are much more tolerable than originally
OTHER MEDICATIONS: You may ask your doctor if there are
medications that you can take, such as Benedryl, Tylenol,
Zanax or Valium prior to this procedure to help you relax or
control discomfort If you feel you need to.
Also, please refrain from taking alcohol or any medications
that thin the blood such as aspirin. However, do not
discontinue any prescriptions without getting your doctors
|Benefits of Permanent Makeup
Maintaining REALISTIC expectations . . .
You should understand (in advance) that every effort will be made to create the most beautiful results
possible! Most of my clients have been very happy with my work because they had realistic
expectations and understood the complexities surrounding a procedure such as this. This is why I
want to do what I can to prepare you in advance also. So here goes...
The main thing you should know is that this is not an exact science that can be absolutely
predicted or guaranteed. Permanent Makeup ...is an art. When that art is meshed with living
human skin you have to understand that certain variables can affect the end result. A few examples
are: The care you take following the procedure... Your cells ability to encapsulate the particles for
highest retention... The possibility that your immune system could reject some, or in a worse case
scenario, all particles... Even excessive muscle tension during a procedure could cause poor retention
of pigment... Some things that are just impossible to predict... Knowing this in advance will help you
make in informed decision prior to your service and help you take it "with a grain of salt" should you
need some finishing touches when it has healed.
OTHER POINTS TO CONSIDER...
Since there is no way to predict or guarantee the exact
results, its wise to set your expectation level toward
improvement, not perfection. Because the pursuit of absolute
perfection can be the worst enemy of a job well done! With
that said, plan on scheduling Follow-up Sessions in order to
finish what we start. The best results come in time...
No one walks in requesting MIRROR IMAGE EYEBROWS. But what happens people look way too closely in the mirror during the
process. They see tiny holes (empty space between the strokes) and automatically think that there's a spot that needs filling.
But really, there should be a little AIR between the HAIR! This is what makes it look believable. So if you see an empty spot,
check one more thing before filling...Does the space still take away from the look if you hold the mirror 3 feet away? IF NOT, don't
fill the hole! When too many spaces are filled, the brows start to take on a harder look. Take a minute to study up close pictures
of models. Pick ANY magazine! You'll find that none of the brows are identical mirror copies of the other.
- We always shoot for REALISTIC looking brows. Not flat, perfectly marked and measured strokes that would make a SUPER
HERO proud. We do want them to be exciting, but not over the top! Mechanics (measuring & placement of the brow) are
important, but the fine artistic detail, is what will bring your face to life!
- Avoid the surprised or startled look by placing the highest part of the arch closer to two thirds out, instead of closer to the center
of the eyebrow. But don't over exaggerate it. Too far out could look a bit too dramatic.
- Avoid at all costs, a rounded, half moon or McDonald's arches. This looks like a clown.
- Eyebrows that end higher than the beginning can look like angry birds. Or totally devious like Cruella DeVille. We're not shooting
for alienesque either!
- Eyebrows, that are lower at the tail, that the front of the brow, tend to look pensive, nervous, scared. You want your brows to look
alert, not like a sad puppy.
- If the tail is too short, your brows will look unfinished.
- If your brows are too far apart, you will look overplucked and will show age.
- The tail should not be too long either. If they extend to the temples, they're probably drawing too much attention. Brows should
be a little thicker at the beginning and taper in thinner towards the arch.
- The beginning of the eyebrow should be above the inner corner of the eye, and should not look hooked down like a hockey stick.
That look closes in the eye and makes them look smaller.
- We don't prefer eyebrows that are flat and tapered to a point, are not natural looking in most cases. It sort of looks like they are
pointing away from either other. (Hey, did you guys get in a fight?)
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