Treatment Care

“I love the permanent eyeliner I got done. Pam is great. I have minimal swelling the day and next day. Pam is thorough with the whole process. I was nervous to do this but the numbing cream and Pam’s attention to detail eased my nerves. I will be a faithful client.”
Christina Harvey

BeYoutifully Permanent

Before Your Treatment

  • Permanent makeup procedures CAN NOT be performed if you are pregnant or nursing. No exceptions.
  • No chemical peels 60 days prior to your procedure.
  • You must be off Accutane for at least one year prior to any permanent cosmetic procedure.
  • No tanning prior to your procedure. Tanned skin will exfoliate at a faster rate and will affect the color as well as the delicate healing process.
  • Please do not wear contacts to your eyeliner appointment- Bring your glasses!
  • All skin care products containing hydroxy acids, retinol and lightening ingredients must be discontinued at least 2 weeks before your procedure.
  • Discontinue use of lash growth serum (Latisse) for at least 30 days before your eyeliner procedure.
  • Please do not wear waterproof eyeliner or false strip lashes for 1 weeks before your eyeliner procedure.
  • Please remove any eyelash extensions 2 weeks before your eyeliner procedure. If any eyelash extensions are present at your appointment you will be rescheduled. No exceptions.
  • Please avoid caffeine the day of and alcohol for 48 hours prior to your procedure. It is also advised to avoid multivitamins, vitamin E, fish oil/omegas and aspirin/ibuprofen for 2 weeks prior to your procedure unless directed by your physician.   
  • Lip Procedure: Exfoliate lips for 5 consecutive nights prior to the procedure. This will help the lips accept the pigment much better.
  • Hydrate – Drink plenty of water prior to and after your procedure. This will ensure better-healed results.

What You Need To Know

After Your Treatment

Micropigmentation procedures are affected by the “canvas” (your skin) that they are performed on. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and other procedures, and age of skin all contribute to fading. The initial application is always applied conservatively because every person’s skin is different, and the final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during a follow-up appointment after the initial application has fully healed. Because of this, the micropigmentation process is not complete after the initial procedure. In all cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 6-8 weeks after your initial application to fine tune and ensure the best result. Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.

* Wash hands before touching your permanent makeup. This prevents contamination and   infection

* Use provided after care wipes to blot the procedure area every hour for the first 3-4 hours.  Discontinue after 4 hours then begin After-Inked ointment.

* Beginning 4 hours after your procedure, apply a very thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 5-10 days (or until all scabbing/crust has come off) after cleansing with simple soap or baby shampoo.

*When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.

 *Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 1-week post-procedure.

 *For at least 2-weeks post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer)

Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).

 Do not scrub or pick treated areas.

Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas.

Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.

Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micropigmented areas. These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.

Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.

Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.

Avoid eyebrow tinting within 48 hours before or two weeks after the procedure.

If you’ve never had micropigmentation before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different, and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect.

Temporary side effects from micropigmentation include but are not limited to:

 Redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness.

You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the optimal pigments for you with this in mind. In approximately 6 days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.

Day Effect

  1. The eyebrows are approximately 20-25% bolder and darker in width than they will be when healed. Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. The skin’s redness causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow to flake away and a narrower appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
  2. Conditions remain the same.
  3. Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins.
  4.  The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first.
  5. Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.
  6.  The color has lightened from its initial overly-dark appearance. For the next few days, the color may now be lighter than what the final color will be.

10 – 15. The final color begins to stabilize and show through. The color will continue to soften as the healing process complete

Micropigmentation procedures are affected by the “canvas” (your skin) that they are performed on. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and other procedures, and age of skin all contribute to fading. The initial application is always applied conservatively because every person’s skin is different, and the final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during a follow-up appointment after the initial application has fully healed. Because of this, the micropigmentation process is not complete after the initial procedure. In all cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 30 days after your initial application to fine tune and ensure the best result.

Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.

Wash hands before touching your permanent makeup. This prevents contamination and infection.

Use provided aftercare wipes to blot the procedure site, once an hour for the first 4 hours. Discontinue after 4 hours then begin ointment. Wash with mild soap and water at bed time and first thing in the morning. Pat dry and apply a thin coat of ointment.

 

Apply a thin coat of After-Inked ointment to the area twice a day for 5-10 days before showering and after

Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24 hours.

No makeup applied to the procedure area (mascara, eye shadow) for 72 hours. Use unopened mascara after the 72 hours.

Some itching is normal DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR SCRATCH the treated area or the color may heal unevenly, and you can run the risk scarring and infection. Allow the epithelial layer to flake off naturally.

For at least 2-weeks post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer):

Do not scrub or pick treated areas.

Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas.

Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.

Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools(hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

Contact lenses should not be worn until the swelling subsides.

Do not use eyelash curlers for two weeks during the healing process.

Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micropigmented areas. These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.

Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, soap and chemicals (including skin cleansers, makeup removers, alpha hydroxyl creams, and tooth whitening toothpaste) near the treated area until healed.

Do not use any eyelash tinting or other coloration for at least two weeks after the procedure.

Tea bags or ice packs may be used to minimize swelling the day of and the day after the procedure.

Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh. 

Eyeliner Healing Schedule

If you’ve never had micropigmentation before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different, and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect. Temporary side effects from micropigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness. You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the optimal pigments for you with this in mind. In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.

Day 1 The eyes will be swollen and sore, like you have been crying, with a heavier eye makeup look. For the first 3-4 days, the color is darker than it will appear when healed. Apply a light veil of AfterInked® ointment sparingly to the treated areas with a clean fingertip. Too much ointment makes the swollen area too wet. Use the ointment in the morning and evening. A third application is fine if needed, but don’t over use. Clean the eyes in the evening with clean water and a tissue.

Day 2 The eyelids are swollen for a few hours after waking up, still with heavier makeup look. When you wake up, refresh the treated area with cool water. Tissue dry and re-apply ointment. The eyes will be swollen and sore but will get better throughout the day. In the evening, gently cleanse with cool water, tissue dry, and re-apply ointment.

Day 3 Swelling decreases but is not gone entirely. There is a tight feeling. The top layers of skin begin to lift away. The soreness will become less as the treated area begins to exfoliate. A rough texture appears on the skin. Use a small amount of ointment if needed.

Day 4 There is a pinching feeling. Some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake. When the eyeliner area begins to exfoliate, do not pick at it! Discontinue ointment. It will flake off with the movement of the eye.

Day 5 Color is somewhat grayish and will take a few more days to clarify to full color. The pigmented area begins to shrink and soften in size and color over the next few days. Exfoliation completes. The color will appear a bit “frosty,” but will clarify in a few days.

Day 6 The color has lightened from its initial overly-dark appearance. For the next few days, the color may now be lighter than what the final color will be.

Day10 The final color begins to stabilize and show through. The color will continue to soften as the healing process completes. The final color will not be revealed for four weeks.

Micropigmentation procedures are affected by the “canvas” (your skin) that they are performed on. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and other procedures, and age of skin all contribute to fading. The initial application is always applied conservatively because every person’s skin is different, and the final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during a follow-up appointment after the initial application has fully healed. Because of this, the micropigmentation process is not complete after the initial procedure. In all cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 30 days after your initial application to fine tune and ensure the best result. Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.

  • Apply ice packs as necessary to prevent or reduce swelling.
  • Wash hands before
  • When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.
  • Apply a thin coat of AfterInkedR ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days before showering and after cleansing.
  • Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24 hours.
  • For at least one-week post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer):
  • Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).
  • Do not scrub or pick treated areas.
  • Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas.
  • Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.
  • Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.
  • Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micropigmented areas. These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.
  • Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, soap and chemicals (including skin cleansers, makeup removers, alpha hydroxyl creams, and tooth whitening toothpaste) near the treated area until healed.

 

Lip Liner and Full Lip

  • Apply ice for the first 2-24 hours to reduce swelling.
  • Keep moist with of AfterInkedR ointment for the next 3-4 days, and then switch to lip balm or lipstick with an SPF of 15 or greater as the sun tends to fade lip color quickly.
  • Lips may appear to have too much color in the days following the procedure. 

Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.

Lip Micropigmentation Healing Schedule

If you’ve never had micropigmentation before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different, and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect. Temporary side effects from micropigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness. You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the optimal pigments for you with this in mind. In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.

Day 1 Swelling, tender, heavy, thick lipstick look with reddish brick color. For the first few days, the color is darker than it will appear when healed.

Day 2 Slight swelling, reddish, tender, with a slight metallic taste.

Day 3 Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfoliation with an orange color.

Day 4 Exfoliation begins, very chapped lips. The color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs   off. It will appear that you have lost all of your color, however, when your lips have healed completely, the dermal layer will gradually become darker.

Day 5 Very chapped but almost finished with first chapping stage. Do not allow lips to become dry.

Day 6 A soft, rich color begins to appear.

Day 7-13 Lip color disappears and the “frosty” 2nd chapping stage begins as a whitish gray haze on the lips.

Day 14 Color blooms from within more and more each day until day 21 (3 weeks post procedure).

Day 21 Healing complete. The color you see is the color that you have. Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two. Use a good lip balm and they will return to normal with full color.

Do not wear lipstick until lips are fully healed

There will be residue pigment coming off the lips for several days. It is advised to use an old pillow case.

Be advised that it is a good idea to brush your teeth with water only for the first 72 hours

Lips are a muscle and may need 1 to 3 sessions to complete the process of this procedure. Lips can be very unpredictable. Some clients will yield very strong healed lips, others will only heal with slight color intake. This will vary on an individual basis.

PLEASE RESIST THE URGE TO PICK!

It is critical to follow all aftercare instructions to prevent complications, scarring and to achieve optimum results. Please read carefully.

  1. KEEP AREA CLEAN and open to the air. Do not cover with a Band-Aid or anything else, leave open to air. Air/oxygen provides good and faster healing. You should not be touching the area at all but if you find yourself needing to please make sure your hands are exceptionally clean.
  2. CLEAN BY BLOTTING AREA with saline 3 to 4 times a day using a paper towel or gauze. NO ICE.
  3. DO NOT SOAK the treated area in water. You can shower as normal but keep the area out of the shower spray the best you can and do not let the area stay wet for more than a few minutes. It is best to keep it dry but if you do get it wet gently pat dry.
  4. NO BATHING, SWIMMING, SAUNAS, HOT TUBS, TANNING, OR EXERCISE. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  5. DO NOT disrupt the scabbing process (i.e. no picking, scratching, etc.) All scabbing needs to fall off naturally. If you force or pick a scab off you will disrupt the process and possibly cause scarring. It is critical to keep the scabs on as long as possible to achieve optimum results.
  6. TREAT AREA WITH TLC. DO NOT DO ANYTHING AT ALL THAT COULD CAUSE ISSUES OR PROBLEMS TO THE TREATED AREA.
  7. ONCE ALL SCABBING HAS NATURALLY FALLEN OFF, apply one drop Vitamin E Oil 3 to 4 times throughout the day for a minimum of 4 weeks, or until next lightening session. DO NOT start applying the Vitamin E oil UNTIL all scabbing has naturally and completely fallen off. It is our goal to keep the area as dry as possible until all scabs have naturally fallen off.
  8. LIPS pigment removal, drink all liquids with a straw until all scabbing has naturally fallen off. Brush with Toms of Maine or Classic Crest (no whitening, no peroxide toothpastes. Cut food into small bites…no biting into a sandwich. Try to keep mouth expressions to a minimum. It is important to the process and integrity of the skin that 8 full weeks of healing take place before another lightening session can be done. No exceptions!.

*Lightening and/or removing unwanted pigment is a long process and patience is required. This is true whether you are choosing a lightening product service or laser. Please be patient and give the process a fair chance to work. Expect visible and wanted results in 2 to 5 sessions. How many sessions needed will depend on how saturated the pigment is, how deep it was implanted and how much needs to be removed for the desired result.

In many cases only a percentage of the pigment needs to be lightened/removed and then we can continue the correction process by color correcting or color shifting. In those cases where we have pigment misplaced or in an unwanted area, color correcting will not be an option and removing as much of the pigment as possible will be our ultimate goal. Results cannot be foreseen, predicted or guaranteed. If you have any questions or concerns please call us. If at any time you have any green or yellow puss in the area of the removal during the healing process, please call us @ (918) 777-1049

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