BOTOX & XEOMIN
.

  • PLEASE DO NOT WEAR LASH
    EXTENSIONS TO AN EYELINER
    APPOINTMENT!

  • If you wear prescription glasses, please
    bring them to the session. You will need
    to wear them home after the procedure.

  • REMOVE CONTACTS PRIOR TO
    SESSION.

  • Do not wear contact lenses for about 48 hrs
    after.
  • Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes will be
    light sensitive.
  • Do not dye or perm lashes for 2 days prior.
  • Do not use eyelash curler for about a week
    after the procedure.
  • If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult
    with the physician about how long you should
    wait before having a permanent eyeliner
    procedure. Some physicians are giving a 2
    month ok after cataract, lasik, and
    blepharoplasty.


BEFORE EYEBROWS . . .
  • Do not tweeze, wax, or dye brows for several
    weeks prior. You can remove the strays but
    leave some hair so that I can have the
    opportunity to shape them. Electrolysis should
    not be done for a week prior or for at least 2
    weeks following.


BEFORE LIPS . . .
  • If you've ever had cold sores (even 1) You will
    need to ask your doctor for an antiviral
    prescription such as Zovirax or Valtrex to help
    prevent an outbreak during your healing
    process. Physicians usually instruct usage for
    a 7-10 day course, beginning 3-4 prior to
    procedure.

  • If you are unable to get a prescription, you may
    pick up a supplement called Lysine at any
    nutritional store. Take 1000-2000 mg of lysine
    daily for a week or two prior and following your
    procedure.

  • If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult
    with the physician about how long you should
    wait before having a permanent makeup
    procedure on the lips.

  • Most physicians are giving a 3 week OK after
    lip filler injections like collagen or Restylane.
    BUT JUST BE AWARE THAT LIPS THAT HAVE
    BEEN INJECTED MY RESIST RETENTION OF
    COLOR.  Many Permanent makeup artists
    have noticed poor color retention in lips that
    have received collagen injections within the
    previous 6 months, longer for restylane. We
    won't know ON YOU, until we try though.

  • There has even been a little pigment migration
    along lip edges with Restylane.

  • It is always best to have Permanent Makeup
    PRIOR to Lip Filler, if possible, because this is
    your "permanent" state.

  • If the lip surgery involves an incision (like a lip
    implant), the incision needs to mature about 1
    year before tattooing on top of it.

  • If you have tongue piercings or wear dentures,
    this may increase risk of getting bacterial
    and/or fungal infection from the mouth to the
    lips.

  • Silvadene ointment used on lips helps fight
    both bacterial and fungal problems.

  • DO NOT USE WHITENING
    TOOTHPASTE AFTER A LIP
    PROCEDURE... it could bleach
    out the lip pigment.
BUT FIRST, ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?
Most people are... However, you should NOT
consider cosmetic tattooing if you experience any of
the following conditions:

  • INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETIC (high blood
    sugar)
  • HEMOPHILIAC (bleeding disorder)
  • PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE
  • ACTIVE INFECTION (staff or impetigo).  
  • PREGNANT
  • NURSING A BABY

There may be other medical issues that may
prevent you from a successful procedure
. IF
YOU ARE UNDER THE CARE OF A DOCTOR, YOU
SHOULD INQUIRE IF YOU  ARE A CANDIDATE
FOR COSMETIC TATTOOING.

Also, you should be aware that medications may (or
may not)  have a negative affect and may result in
premature fading and/or the need for multiple touch
up sessions.
ULTIMATE SATISFACTION...
...is obtained through understanding!
  • Also, teeth whitening causes
    tooth enamel to become more
    porous. Do not whiten your teeth
    for at least 2 weeks prior to a lip
    procedure as the pigment could
    stain your teeth.
  • DO NOT USE WHITENING
    TOOTHPASTE AFTER A LIP
    PROCEDURE... it could bleach out
    the lip pigment.
THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT:

WHAT TO WEAR:  Here's a good rule of thumb... Pigment generally
washes out of most clothes, but NEVER  your favorite ones! So wear
sometimes splashes.  Bring socks and a sweater if you get cold
easily. But we also have sheets and blankets in case you need them...

IT'S COLD in that office!

CONSULTATION:
 If you didn't preschedule a consultation, you still have
a chance to have all of your questions answered. So put your thinking
cap on... and let me know of any of your concerns. You will need to
complete some paperwork, including a Client Medical History Form
and a Client Consent Form for your file.  After the preliminary
paperwork has been taken care of, we will move on into the fun stuff.  
We'll discuss colors and shapes... Your image, preferences and
personal needs, to see how I can best serve you. Consultations last 30
minutes to an hour.  

ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES: If you are pretty certain (in advance) that
you will want a second proceedure that day, make sure you request
that I mark out extra time on my schedule for you.

SCHEDULING FEE:  $50  This fee will be applied toward the procedure
of your choice.  Missed appointments will result in a forfeited deposit.
An additional fee will need to be paid to reserve  subsequent
appointments.

PAYMENT OF SERVICES:  You may pay at the beginning of the session
if you like, but it's not a requirement. By the end of the session, you may
be tired and you will just want to get home.

SAFETY:   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.

TOPICAL ANESTHETICS:   A topical anesthetic will be applied prior to
the start of the procedure. During the numbing process, just lay back
and relax.  Once the procedure is 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 anticipated.

PAIN, ANXIETY AND OTHER MEDICATIONS:  You should 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.

PHOTOS: Mandatory Before and After photos will be taken for your
client file. Your consent is required in order to submit any
photos to this (or any other) website. If you choose not to be presented
on line, you must state so on the consent form.
FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURES BELOW, you
must wait a period of one year to have a cosmetic
tattoo procedure performed on your eyes! This
includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • Lasix
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cornea Repair
  • Lens Replacement
  • Refractive Eye Surgery........etc.  
ONE WEEK AFTER:
following the procedure, and delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell
slightly, or redden, it is advised not to make social plans for about a
week.  Lip liner may appear severely chapped and/or crusty for up to
one week.

Of course this is different from person to person. ONLY YOU will know.  

PLEASE REFER TO THE AFTERCARE PAGE SO YOU WILL KNOW HOW
TO PLAN!
PAIN & RELAXATION:

BROW PROCEDURES generally produce minimal pain to no pain and
the topical numbing creme is normally sufficient.

EYELINER PROCEDURES normally cause more mental anxiety than true
"pain". For that reason, you may want to consider taking Antihistamines
such as Benedryl, before the procedure as it may reduce swelling and
help you relax. You may also ask your physician to prescribe Xanax for
you if you are particularly apprehensive about someone being close to
your eyes. But with either, you will need to plan for transportation home.
You should NOT drive...

Acetomenephine (Tylenol) is normally sufficient to control any
discomfort or occasional pain  due to the procedures.  

LIP PROCEDURES are the ones that tend to suffer a bit more. But I
assure you, I will give you a break as soon as you tell me to and will
apply more numbing gel to help alleviate the pain when I resume
treatment.  They will feel stingy and hot for the day of and possibly after
the procedure.

Never (and I mean NEVER!)  take sleeping pills prior to your
procedure. They will NOT help you "relax"!
  While you might become
sleepy, you could also become combative...  and start swatting me
away from your face in your sleep. Trust me on this. It happened!  I
actually had to terminate the procedure in my clients best interest, and I
had to drive her home. (Lol...)
Benefits of Permanent Makeup
NOTE:  FREE ALLERGY TESTING IS AVAILABLE
Allergic reactions are extremely rare but still, I do
recommend allergy testing at least 3-5 days prior to
your a procedure. This is extra important if you are
allergy prone or have other conditions involving skin
sensitivities. This test ONLY helps to determine
whether you will have an immediate reaction.
Reactions can still be developed over time. Again,
these are  extremely rare.  Testing may be accepted
or declined at your discretion.

ALL LIP PROCEDURES: If you have ever had a  
cold sores, fever blisters, or mouth ulcers,
(even 1) the procedure is likely to re-activate
the problem.  Please obtain a prescription for
Zovirax or Valtrex from your physician.  This will
help prevent or minimize the outbreak - but is
not a GUARANTEE that you will not experience
some sort of outbreak.

Try not to book a procedure during your
menstrual period, you will be far more
sensitive to pain and will bleed more!
It is
also good to know how to plan for and take care
of the procedure area for approximately 7-10
day following the session. See the pages called
PLAN AHEAD and AFTER CARE to know what to
do both before and after your procedure.

Remember - we are creating an open wound. So
healing time should be considered and there
are some definite NO-NO's to be aware of
during the healing process. Again,
see AFTER
CARE PAGE!!

LIP PROCEDURES: If you have ever had a fever
blister, (even 1) you should obtain a
prescription from your physician for an antiviral
medication such as ZOVIRAX or VALTREX.  Start
taking the prescription as directed about 3 days
prior to the procedure taking place. This will
"HELP" (not necessarily prevent) an outbreak.
START TAKING... 1-2 WEEKS PRIOR

should be taken as directed on package. These
supplements will help prepare the skin for the procedure.
They are often prescribed by plastic surgeons to help
reduce swelling and promote healing of wounded skin
tissue.
Those who have paid attention to this advice,
seemed to have had the best results....  
The faster the
healing, the better the retention of color!
 (AVAILABLE AT
WHOLEFOODS MARKET OR MOST NUTRITION STORES).

  • Vitamin K can used before in order to help "clot"
    your blood. Thin blood can cause excessive
    bleeding, bruising, swelling, discomfort and an
    overall poor result for cosmetic tattooing
    procedures

  • TYLENOL is ok to take as a pain releiver both
    before, during or after a procedure.

STOP TAKING... 1-2 WEEKS PRIOR
ALL BLOOD THINNERS (unless medically necessary) for
at least 7 days prior to your procedure.  Please consult
with your physician to find out if you can stop taking it for 1-
2 weeks.
Examples may include:
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Aspirin
  • Naproxen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Motrin
  • Excedrin
  • Aspirin
  • Coumadin
  • Warfarin
  • Fish Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Primrose Oil
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine

STOP TAKING THESE HERBS
(Unless medically necessary)... These herbs can actually
INCREASE bleeding & swelling include, but may not be
limited to:
  • Valerian
  • Hops
  • Melatonin
  • St John’s Wort
  • Passion Flower
  • Chamomile
  • Willow Bark.  Some herbs may increase or
    decrease the actions of other herbs or prescription
    medications.

AVOID THESE LOTIONS & OILS:  
For a few weeks before the procedure).
  • Mineral Oils
  • Glycolics
  • Retin A
  • Renova
  • Accutane
  • Any alpha-hydroxy products for at least a month
    prior and a month following the procedure. Then
    avoid use over tattooed areas once resumed.

If unwanted hair is normally removed in the area  to be
treated (i.e.: tweezing or waxing), the hair removal should
be done at least 24 hours prior to your procedure.
Electrolysis should not be done within five days of the
procedure. Do not resume any method of hair removal for
at least 2-3 weeks after the procedure.  

If eyelashes or eyebrows are normally dyed, do not  have
that procedure done within 48 hours of this procedure.
Wait one week  after the eyebrow or eyeliner procedure
before dying lashes or brows.  
FEMALE? TRY NOT TO SCHEDULE DURING, OR CLOSE TO,
YOUR PERIOD!
It will not put you in any danger,
its just that your body is more sensitive
during this time and you may bleed more,
which MAY affect the color retention.
AFTER CARE PRODUCTS TO BUY:

  • Q-TIPS (must be new)
  • NEW COSMETICS (if you plan on wearing makeup
    within 5 days)
  • DISPOSABLE APPLICATORS    (to apply new
    makeup)
  • COOL GEL PACKS OR FROZEN BAGS OF CORN...
    (peas stink).
  • LARGE BRIM HAT
  • SUNGLASSES
  • BABY WIPES (for dabbing, NEVER for wiping!)
It is very important to read and think
about the following before booking
any procedure.
BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS & SURGICAL SCARS...

  • I FEEL THAT INJECTIBLES SHOULD BE PERFORMED AFTER YOUR FOLLOWUP VISIT...
    How can I effectively make adjustments to your brows if you go and get botox?  Botox
    changes everything, even if to a minor degree.  And if you THINK it doesn't matter, just
    remember that time you plucked THAT ONE LITTLE HAIR, then regretted it!  

  • I WILL STILL DO YOUR LIPS IF YOU HAVE A FILLER, But I will only work within the
    boundary of your natural lip line. I must do this in order to avoid an unbalanced shape
    once the filler dissipates. AND YOU MUST REALIZE, THAT COLOR RETENTION MAY BE
    PROBLEMATIC.  LIPS ALMOST ALWAYS TAKE 3+ SESSIONS.

  • You MUST be off Retin-A or Retinols 7 days prior to appointment and avoid on or around
    the area for 30 days afer.   If used before 30 days, it can cause the pigments to fade
    prematurely.

  • Areola/Nipple clients must be off Chemotherapy/Radiation treatment for at least 4 to 6
    months. I only do the procedure on clients that are more than 1 YEAR from the surgery.
    Failure to follow this rule could result in the breakdown of healing skin. Which will make
    you more prone to infection, create MORE scar tissue, which will make future procedures
    even less effective.  No exceptions on this one.  A surgical report may be requested.
CERTAIN FACTORS THAT CAN HAVE AN
ADVERSE AFFECT HEALING INCLUDE, BUT
ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING
CONDITIONS:

Incorrect Pre & Post Care:  If you do not follow the
instructions, you cannot expect the best results. It's almost
impossible to do the right thing every second of the day...
this is one reason we need to do followup visits.  If you let
the area get dry, you've just lost some color.  So you have
to be prepared to take care of it for about 5-10 days (24/7).
THE FASTER YOU HEAL, THE MORE COLOR IS
RETAINED.

  • So take the Arnica Montana and/or the Bromelain!

  • TIP: You might want to sleep with a travel pillow
    around your neck to keep your face from planting
    in the pillowcase at night. Color can lift off in your
    sleep. Scratching in your sleep can also remove
    some color.

Your Own Metabolism: Your overall health, age, medical
condition.

Condition of Your Skin:
The elasticity of the skin, excessive oiliness/dryness,
uneven texture, scar tissue, can all cause different
outcomes on different people.

Medications & Supplements: Over the counter and
prescribed may have a negative or positive affect on the
healed result, depending on the product.

Medical Conditions: Temporary and chronic conditions
can cause a loss of color. Just be aware of this and expect
to have a follow up session or two... Remember, higher
expectations may require more follow up sessions.  

Chemical Exfoliants: Such as alpha hydroxy, glycolic or
phenol acids, Retin-A, Retinol, and fruit peels and
bleaching creams should be applied AROUND the
tattooed areas to prevent premature fading.

Mechanical Exfoliants:
Such as DermaPlaning and Microdermabrasion. These
services do not typically come in contact with tattooed
areas, but if they do, could cause premature fading as
well.  If you shave your brows, premature fading will occur.

Cosmetic Procedures: Botox, Dermal Fillers, Facial
Surgery, Facial  Implants, Fat Transfers will most likely
alter the appearance of tattooed areas, requiring corrective
measures. NEVER get your brows tattooed following
BOTOX INJECTIONS. You must wait a full 4 months for the
effects to wear off. Brows should be tattooed in their
NATURAL STATE.

Your LIFESTYLE matters:  If you SMOKE like a train,  
DRINK like a fish, while you LIVE IN THE SUN, your
results will NOT be optimal.

Sun Exposure: Even casual exposure (riding in a car)
without Sun Screen/Block is bad for your skin and bad for
your permanent makeup as well!  We recommend a
sunblock that has ANTIOXIDANTS to prevent damage
caused by free radicals.
Nutragena with Helioplex is a
good one. The higher SPF the better!!!

Tanning Beds - Never good for permanent makeup.
Your treated areas will need special care for
about 7-10 days following the session.  So
consider this when making social plans!
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