IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO OUR CLIENTS
It is the clients responsibility to let me know of you have had Permanent Makeup done by someone else prior to scheduling.
If you have had Permanent Makeup done and fail to disclose this information, I reserve the right to refuse service, may recommend removal, and you will forfeit your booking fee for the lost appointment.
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PRE- CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- Do not schedule an appointment prior to major events, such as a vacation, wedding, social outing etc.
- A Drivers License is required at the time of the procedure.
- Do not have a tan/sunburn on your face prior to the procedure. The tan will exfoliate taking color as it fades. If you show up with a sunburn, you will be required to reschedule and your booking fee will be forfeited.
- Do not work out 24 hours before the procedure.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure.
- If you use Botox, it should be performed either 2 weeks prior to your scheduled procedure or 2 weeks after your procedure.
- Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels, and Retin-A 4 weeks prior.
- Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, face wash BB or CC creams and makeup primers for anything that says acid.
- You have to be off any kind of Accutane for 1 year. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Avoid Fish Oil, and “Hair, Skin, Nail” supplements 24 hours prior to the procedure.
- No brow waxing or tinting one week before.
- NO LATISSE ON BROWS-Lash hair growing serum (Discontinue for min of 3 weeks).
- Getting your procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make you hyper-sensitive at the procedural site.
- Avoid power shakes, and power greens 3 days prior to the procedure, it may cause blood thinning and heavy bleeding.
- If you get fillers, they should be done 6 weeks prior to your scheduled procedure or done 6 weeks after the procedure.
AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS (To be followed for original procedures and all touchups)
After your eyebrow procedure, you may be swollen. Everyone heals differently. This can cause the area(s) to appear uneven, red, itchy, and irritated when healing. The area(s) will also appear much darker and thicker than the final result. You can expect eyebrows to fade 10%-50%, this typically happens within 30 days of the procedure. There will be some shedding of the skin with color as the area heals. DO NOT pick, it may cause scarring. Some area of the eyebrows may fade more than the other areas, as the pigment oxidizes it will start to darken up a little over a 2-3 week period. This varies person to person. The better you take care of the area, the longer it will last. Please keep in mind this is a process and may require a perfecting follow-up visit to make sure the application is best.
- DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss.
- Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, steamy hot showers and/or steamy hot baths for 3 weeks.
- Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can cause hyper-pigmentation and scarring.
- Avoid heavy sweating for 10 days. Any physical effort, gym, hot weather, any other activity that can cause heavy sweating through or on the brows will cause the “hair strokes” to blur under the skin, there is no fixing this.
- Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days.
- NO makeup or skincare products or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
- After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading.
- Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your procedure.
- Avoid Retin-A, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion around the brow area once healed. Avoid ANY SKINCARE THAT HAS THE WORDS “ACID”, “RETIN-A”,”Glycol”, ON THE AREA TREATED. Look in your foundation and primers too, its things that say “long lasting” or “forever”.
- Skin types such as African American, Filipino, Italian, Oily skin please note the hair strokes will blend more with your skin tone and MAY not appear as defined as on light skin types.
- Redheads, blondes, fair skin types may experience more swelling, redness, crusting, or scabbing and some areas may fade substantially. They may look more powdered or solid looking with a possibility of no retention.
- Smoking will affect your results and may cause the pigment to fade prematurely.
- if you had the area previously tattooed, prior to Joanne, there are no guarantees to retention of the pigments. It may fade sooner or may not take at all.
- When you leave the spa, the hair strokes are intact. How your body heals them out is out of control of the technician. Even when following the aftercare instructions, fading, blurring, or poor retention can still happen depending on your skin and lifestyle. This is NOT the fault of the technician. Permanent Makeup is an art, not a science. Client results will vary & using pencil or powder may still be needed. We have no control over your bodies healing process.
- A perfecting follow-up visit may be needed 8 weeks after the first procedure up to 3 months. ***After 3 months there will be a change for any additional “touch-ups”, “spot touch-ups”, or “color boosters”.
- If you go elsewhere for ANY touch ups after Joanne has done them, you WILL be charged full price and may be treated as corrective work when you return. It is recommended to schedule an annual color boost to maintain the color. All aftercare rules apply to ALL subsequent applicants as well.
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- You have a pacemaker/defibrillator.
- You suffer from hemophilia.
- You suffer from keloid (raised) scarring.
- Cirrhosis of the Liver– (Susceptible to infection)
- Surgical Forehead/Brow lift- (Scar tissue will prevent proper healing)
Alopecia-(Hair loss due to auto-immune disease, hair strokes will appear more blurred or blended)
Trichotillomania-(Compulsive pulling of body hair, due to constant pulling, scar tissue is prominent and piglet will not heal properly)
Shingles-If you EVER had Shingles on your face. (No exceptions…PMU will not be performed as the procedure could cause a flare up)
Oily or severely oily skin-(Hair strokes will appear more blended, solid, or not retain at all)
Large pores on your forehead & in the brow area-(Pigmeny will blur/blend in large pores looking powdered)
Menapause-(Considered) If you have hot flashes during the procedure, the pigment will not retain.
Platelet Disorders-Aggregation Disorders. An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop bleeding from a damaged blood vessel.
Moles/raised areas in it around the brow area. (Pigment will not be put into anything raised)
Deep wrinkles in the brow area-(Hair strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the brow an uneven look)
Hair transplants for your eyebrows-(Pigment will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed)
Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition (Hypo, Hyper Susceptible, Graves Disease, Hashimotos)
Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 (redheads/white skin/light eyes)…Due to hypersensitivity the skin does not take the pigment well.
On Accutane-within the last year.
Any type of Organ Transplant or Anti-Rejection Medications
Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupos or the like)…Due to the medications to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain.
MRSA-(Can be very contagious)
- Triflusal (Disgren)
- Clopidogrel (Plavix)
- Prasurgrel (Effient)
- Tricagrelor (Brilinta)
- Triclopidine (Ticlid)
- Cilostazol (Pletal)
- Vorapaxar (Zontivity)
- Dipyridamole (Persantine)
- Pradaxia (Dibigatran)
- Xarelto (Rivaraxaban)
- Eliquis (Apixaban)
- Savaysa (Edoxaban)