Pre & Post Instructions
Swelling is normal for all procedures. You may apply ice or Frozen Chamomile Tea Bags once every 20 minutes for an hour however Linda prefers you did not. Dry skin, itching and/or tenderness to the treated area is normal! These symptoms will dissipate and vary on an individual basis. Color will fade and may become blotchy within the first few weeks. The color will fully develop in 4-6 weeks. You are welcome to take Benadryl when you get home.
If you take a Benadryl or other relaxant prior to procedure, you must have a ride home. This may impair your driving.
General Rules for ALL procedures:
- Do not apply any creams, cleansers, moisturizers, Vaseline, A&D or Neosporin for 10 to 14 days. No sun or tanning prior to procedure.
- Avoid direct shower water on treated area after procedure, but instead let the water hit the back part of your head allowing water to roll onto your face.
- Do not take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, and/or ibuprofen unless medically needed 48 hours prior to procedure.
- Avoid alcohol or caffeine prior to procedure.
- Getting a procedure while on your period can make you hyper-sensitive.
- Avoid extreme exercise prior to and directly after procedure. No heavy sweating for 10- to 14 days.
- If you are on a work out regimen, please schedule your appointment when you are able to NOT WORK OUT.
- No swimming pools until healed.
- Please allow time for all procedure(s) to heal before going on vacation, working out or any special event(s).
- Only touch the treated areas with squeaky clean hands or q-tips. This is a must!
- No creams, cleansers or makeup on the procedure for the next 5 to 7 days. You can still wash your face or apply make up, just NOT on the actual procedure.
- DO NOT RUB, SCRATCH OR PICK AT THE TREATED AREA. Let any residual pigment come off naturally.
- DON’T FREAK OUT! Your procedure will fade 10-40% for brows and eyes and 60% to 70% on lips. It will take 5 to 7 days for your procedure to heal and look natural.
Remember, in Permanent Makeup – LESS IS MORE! You can always come back for more if your procedure is too thin or too light…..HOWEVER if you request too much or too thick, I am not able to reverse color or remove.
Please understand everyone heals differently and touch-ups may be required. Touch-Up’s are not FREE nor are they included in your initial cost of service. If a touch-up is required, you must wait 45 to 60 days for all touch-ups. A touch-up is defined as the Client needing/wanting a procedure thicker, darker, longer, more color on an area that is missing color, overall MORE or due to color loss. If a procedure was previously done with another technician, the Client will be charge full price (possible discount however Linda must see you to determine IF a discount will be given) and NOT as a touch-up. A touch-up is considered a Touch Up if Linda DeLeon or her Student did the original procedure.
And once again, DO NOT RUB, SCRATCH OR PICK AT THE TREATED AREA. Let any residual pigment come off naturally.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Linda at (832) 654-4595.
Wear your makeup as you normally do to your appointment.
- Do not wear contact lenses to your appointment, bring your glasses.
- Clean contacts can be worn 72 hours after the procedure.
- Makeup can be worn 72 hours after the procedure.
- Buy a new tube of mascara to use after procedure.
- Do not use makeup, cleansers or wash your eyes, mineral oil or heavy creams, especially glycolic.
- If you have dry or sensitive eyes, there is a slight chance that you may get pink eye, if this occurs, consult with your Doctor for a prescription.
- Do not get used to the “Dark/Thick
- Look”, your color will fade 10-40% and you will loose a line, making it look thinner.
- Only use the after-care ointment. A small amount all day to keep moist.
- If there you wish to have your color thicker, darker, or longer, a follow up visit is needed after 30 to 45 days. There is an additional charge.
- If you get your eyebrows waxed or tinted, have this done at least 72 hours prior to the procedure and wait 2 weeks after to continue.
- Regular makeup can be worn 72 hours after the procedure.
- If there are any blank areas of pigment, this is normal and can be corrected on a follow up visit in 45 to 60 days, for an additional charge.
- If you have ever had a fever blister or cold sore, you should get a prescription for Zovirax, Valtrax or other prescribed medication from your doctor or dentist. If you are not able to get a prescription, you can also purchase Abreva or L-Lysine.
- Begin taking your prescription and/or L-Lysine one week before you come in and and a week after your procedure.
- Lips may take up to 3 sessions to be perfect. Lips are a muscle without hair follicles or pores.
- If a client has a lot of scar tissue in lips, the results may be weak in color intensity.
- A lip stick look cannot be achieved with lip tattooing. However, a beautiful natural shade is a realistic goal.
- Lips heal in 3 stages: too bright, too light, color returns in 3 weeks.
- Gently tap in ointment, DO NOT rub.
- Be sure lips are not dry, keep moist with ointment and use sparingly, not heavy. TAP IN, do not rub or it may pull out pigment before it has had a chance to heal.
- Lips will be very sore for a few days. This is normal. Swelling may also be an issue for a few days.
- Avoid oily, salty or spicy food and drink with a straw.
- Do not rub lips or pull loose skin/peelings.
- Avoid ANY friction to the lip area.
- If your still want more color, you are welcome to return for a touch-up in 30 to 45 days, for an additional charge