| Treatment Instructions for All Procedures

Pre-Treatment Instructions for All Procedures

· If possible, do not take blood thinners 5-7 days before the procedure to prevent bleeding. Non-aspirin pain relievers may be taken up to one hour prior to the procedure. ***Important Note: Do NOT discontinue any medications that are . prescribed by a physician or which are necessary for your health!
· Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior to the procedure to prevent bleeding
· If you have a condition that requires you to take antibiotics before a dental visit, you must check with your doctor to determine if antibiotics are needed for permanent cosmetics
· Hair removal may be done 24 hours prior t-o your procedure, (ex: tweezing, waxing, etc.). Permanent hair removal should not be done s days before or after the procedure
· Botox@ and skin plumping injections such as Restylane@ may alter the shape of permanent cosmetics. You must wait until these treatments have worn off (usually 6 months)
· Skin treatments such as Retin-A that thin the skin in the procedure area must be discontinued for at least 30 days prior to the procedure. Check with your dermatologist about specific medications.
· Accutane users must be off of Accutane for at least one year
· Procedures cannot be performed over fresh sunburns, including those caused by tanning beds. You must wait until the burn heals
· Patch testing of pigment is recommended before the full procedure
· Do not use lash growth serums/products for at least one week before and after eyeliner procedures
· You may or may not be allowed to give blood for 1 year following your procedure depending on your state, see your donation specialist for details

Post-Treatment Instructions for All Procedures

· Apply Recover-All™ (or other provided ointment) sparingly two times per day for one week following the procedure using a clean cotton swab each time; not your fingertips. The ointment is used to prevent infection and minimize crusting. Apply a thin layer to prevent excessive dryness, and use use a clean cotton swab for each dip into the ointment, no double dipping!
· Stay out of the sun. If you must be outside, wear a hat and sunscreen
· Darker skin (Fitzpatrick 5 or 6) may or may not hyperpigmented (turn 2-3 shades darker) during healing. This effect may take 6-8 weeks to develop if it occurs, therefore for darker skin please wait 6-8weeksbetween appointments, even if the brows appear to be too light or even disappear! They can initially appear light and then turn darker/reappear during healing. Darker colors may be used at a followup if hyperpigmentation does not occur
· Ice may be applied the first day following the procedure for 10-15 minutes per hour for a couple of hours, use a clean tissue to cover the ice bag each time
· Avoid exercise that causes sweating for 2-3 days
· Avoid contact with water (bathing, pools, etc.) for 24 hours; afterwards you may gently clean the area with a mild soap and water as needed. Avoid water in the procedure area as much as possible until the procedure heals
· Avoid makeup, lash/brow tints, and other facial treatments until the procedure heals (5-7days). Very gentle facial washes and treatments are acceptable after 24 hours as long as the procedure area is avoided
· Avoid gardening and contact with animals for 2 weeks following the procedure to prevent infection
· Avoid any clothing that may irritate the procedure area
· Your Permanent cosmetics will begin to turn darker immediately and for the next 3-4 days. After this, the color will settle back to the original color you chose
· It is normal for some people to have pigment scab or flake off. It IS also normal if it does not. Fading or loss of pigment may occur during healing. There should be pigment under the, skin where the pigment has flaked off. If therei s no pigment underneath, you may need a touchup
· Over the next 2-3 weeks, the color may lighten up by 50%
· Pigment may come off on your pillow while you sleep, and may stain linens. Use a clean cover that you won't mind staining if this happens
· Symptoms of infection or adverse reaction may or may not occur. They include: excessive redness, swelling, tenderness of procedure site, elevated body temperature, rash, or purulent drainage from procedure site. If you experience symptoms of infection or adverse reaction, seek medical attention immediately. Please note that some redness, swelling, and tenderness is normal

Special Instructions for Eyeliner

· Do not wear your contact lenses to your appointment and for 24-48 hour following the procedure
· Due to possible swelling/irritation, you hould have someone available to drive you home if necessary
· Eye drops (prescription or over­ the-counter) may be used after the procedure according to their instructions
· In the morning and at night, apply Recover-AllTM (or other provided ointment) with a clean cotton swab and gently dab along the eyelashes. Do not get any ointment into your eyes-if this happens, gently wipe away and rinse eyes with water or eyedrops
· There may some discharge around the eyelashes in the morning, swelling of the eyelids, and/ or bruising. Discharge may be gently wiped away with a clean tissue or cotton swab
· Do not pick, scratch, or rub the eyes or make any attempt to remove the crusty material along the eyelashes. Removal of the crusts may result in removal of the actual pigment
· You may clean around the eyelids following the eyeliner procedure with clean cotton balls soaked in warm water, but avoid contact with the eyelashes/procedure area itself
· For the first 24 to 48 hours, it is not unusual to experience some light sensitivity; the use of sunglasses is recommended
· You may resume using lash growth serums/products after the procedure has healed (5-7 days)

Special Instructions for Lips

· Lips may appear dry, flaky, or crusty for up to one week. Use the Recover-All™ (or other provided ointment) to help minimize pain, heal faster, and retain color
· Lips will be prone to dryness and swelling, and may crack easily for up to week after the procedure. Reapply ointment frequently, and take extra care not to irritate your lips while eating and drinking. Dab on liberally, do not allow lips to become dry
· If possible, brush your teeth with plain water for the first 72 hours to avoid irritation and loss of color
· Avoid salty, oily, spicy, and acidic foods, as well as alcohol while healing
· Cold sores may occur after lip procedures in individuals prone to the problem. This can cause loss of color in the affected area. You may take over-the-counter (or prescribed) medications to avoid this. Talk to your permanent cosmetic professional for recommendations on how to prevent or minimize an outbreak

Special instructions for Camouflage and /or Areola Procedures

· Camouflaged sl<in will not tan along witl1 the rest of the skin. In order to avoid any noticeable changes, cover the procedure area and the surrounding skin witl1s11nscreen every day

· For areolas, use the 3-2-1 rule for changing bandages:for the first.3 d a ys, change bandages and gently cleanse, dry, and reapply ointment 3 times per day. Then for the next 2 days, change, clean, and apply ointment twice a day. The last day, change, clean, and reapply just once that day. Continue changing, cleaning, and reapplying each day, once a day until fully healed