Permanent Makeup FAQs
Should I Wear Makeup To My Appointment?
Feel free to arrive with your makeup on if you would like for me to see how you wear your customary daytime makeup. You may also bring any photographic examples and/or makeup colors to use in the selection process.
What If I Have Eyelash Extensions?
NO LASH EXTENSIONS can be worn if you are having eyeliner. We recommend removal of any lash extensions at least one week prior to your eyeliner to avoid any possible reaction to the removal solution. You may need a touch up approximately 4-6 weeks post procedure. You will need to wait 2 weeks after an eyeliner procedure to re-apply lash extensions and remove them again a minimum of one week prior to a touch up. It is often best to leave the extensions off until you have completed the entire process with your permanent eyeliner.
You must discontinue the use of all eyelash growth enhancement products, for a MINIMUM of 30 days, i.e. Latisse and similar prescription or over-the-counter brands. These products cause inflammation to the lid and lash line and combining them with eyeliner tattooing is a medical contraindication. If you have any medical conditions with your eyes that require a doctor’s monitoring or prescription eye drops, like glaucoma, you must get written permission to have the eyeliner procedure from your healthcare provider before you can schedule with us.
What Will My Face Look Like Right After Permanent Makeup?
Your permanent makeup will look darker and more dramatic for the first 3-7 days following your procedure. This is normal and temporary. You will probably call me at this point and ask me if this is normal. Yes, this is normal. You will also experience some mild to moderate localized swelling of the eyelids. We apply ice packs and soothing ointments post procedure, but plan on looking a bit puffy for a day or two.
How Do I Care For Myself After My Permanent Makeup Procedure?
You will be wearing a thin layer of healing ointment for 7 days. Please plan your procedure to ensure enough time to heal and feel comfortable with your appearance. Usually 5-7 days is adequate. You will not be wearing mascara for 7 days if you have your eyeliner done. You must stay out of the sun and water (swimming) for 2 weeks following your eyebrow procedure. Plan your schedule accordingly.
- Do not tint or wax or tweeze your eyebrows within 48 hours prior to your procedure. This will ensure that there is no skin irritation. Also, any large open hair follicles can absorb pigment.
- If you are using Retin-A, Tretinoin, Retinols or Glycolic acid skin products, please discontinue in the treatment area for 7 days prior to your appointment.
- If you have moles, bumps, skin tags, etc., in the direct area of the eyebrow procedure, we cannot color over these places for health reasons. They will not hold color and may need an assessment from a dermatologist to check for skin cancer or other lesions that need medical attention.
- Certain medications can affect the outcome of your permanent makeup. It is very important to refrain from taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements for 3-5 days prior to any permanent makeup procedure. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, fish oils, any prescription blood thinners, anti-coagulants, and vitamin E.
- Please refrain from taking any medications for 7 days prior to your appointment that may cause thinning of the blood. We do not want to encourage any unnecessary bleeding. These medications include Advil (Ibuprofen) Aleve, Aspirin, or other prescription medications that promote thinning of the blood. If you are on a prescription blood thinner or anti-plaque drug, please contact your physician to discuss discontinuing your medication for 3-5 days prior to your procedure. Alcohol constitutes a blood-thinner so refrain from drinking alcohol within the 48 hours leading up to your appointment. Certain Supplements, such as Vitamin E and Fish Oils also thin the blood.
- If you are pre-menstrual or on your period you will be more pain sensitive. Every effort is made during your procedure to make you comfortable with the use of topical anesthetics. Typically the procedures are relatively painless; some experience mild discomfort. Try to plan your procedure so it does not fall at this point of your monthly cycle.