Before Your Procedure
Although all our pigments are hypoallergenic, we offer a free allergy test. These tests are optional and need to be done at least 3 days before the procedure.
If you are taking blood thinners, such as Aspirin, Coumadin, or Vitamin E, please let us know. Refrain from drinking alcohol the day before your procedure and the day of your procedure.
If you wear contacts, please bring your eyeglasses. You will not be able to wear contacts until the next day.
You can drive yourself, inform the nurse if you are having eyeliner and are planning to drive.
Bring examples of your makeup colors so that we can customize your pigment.
If you have a history of cold sores and are planning to have permanent lip color, then it is important to get prescription anti-viral medicine from your doctor, prior to your appointment date. We recommend 3 capsules of Valtrex 500mg the day before, or the same day as your appointment, and again on day 3 if you fell a breakout starting.
After Your Procedure
A Advil (Take as needed for pain and swelling)
E Elevate (Sleep on an extra pillow)
I Icepacks (Apply to area 20 minutes,every 2 hours while awake for 2 days)
O Ointment (Apply ointment, or vaseline, as needed to prevent scabbing for 10-14 days)
U You (You shouldn't pick at the healing skin)
DO NOT touch area with dirty hands.
DO NOT wear make up over area until healed.
DO NOT expose unheald area to:
- dirty/unsanitary conditions
- direct sunlight or tanning beds
- hot tubs, saunas, salt water, pools, direct shower spray, or hot water
- skin creams or lotitions
DO use a good sunscreen daily-even the lips require protection. Sun exposure will fade
your permanent cosmetics and may cause irritation even years later.
DO inforn your physician of your permanent cosmetics if you are planning for any
chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatment, MRI, or any other facial procedures .