Please READ ENTIRE page to ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have previous tattoos you must submit photos prior to requesting an appt.
Are you a good candidate?
Permanent Makeup is not recommended for any clients that are or have:
• Pregnant or nursing
• Diabetic (consult your doctor)
• Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
• Viral infections and/or diseases
• Pacemaker or major heart problems
• Organ transplant
• Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
• Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
Day of Procedure
Before we begin the procedure, we will sit down and work together with an eyeliner pencil to customize a symmetrical shape, allowing us both to agree on the best natural shape to fit the desired look. The pigment will be implanted into the eyelid area using a range of black/brown, high quality, hypoallergenic, permanent makeup pigments and sterilized needles. To keep discomfort to a minimum, an anesthetic is applied before, during and after the procedure. The entire process takes approximately 2 hours and there is no down time required.
PLEASE NOTE: When you leave the studio your eyeliner is intact. That is the job of the technician. There are no guarantees made as to how your body will heal. If they fade or do not take good, that is the result of your skin type and lifestyle...not a result of the technique or the technician. It is impossible to know how the clients skin will heal. This is a potential risk all clients take when consenting to any type of procedure. NOT everyone is a good candidate for permanent makeup. How long it lasts or how quickly it fades depends on the individual and can vary from 6 months to 3 years. A touch up may or may not be required between 6-12 weeks after the initial procedure. Pigment retention and how well they heal depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, immune system, medications, lifestyle and other factors. Color Refreshers are recommended once a year to prevent natural fading.
Applies to both Initial Procedure and Touch-up(s)
• No caffeine, alcohol or energy drinks 2 days before the procedure.
• Do not work out the day of the procedure.
• Do not tan or have a sunburned face.
• Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure.
• Please note that you will be hypersensitive to any discomfort during your menstrual cycle.
• Eyelash tinting or eyelash curling/perm should be done no sooner than 48 hours before, and 2 weeks after the procedure.
• Eyelash extensions should be removed before the eyeliner procedure, and not replaced for 2 weeks after the procedure. Must be removed prior to touch up appointment.
• The use of Latisse should be stopped 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
• Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the eyeliner procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-tattooed condition the next day.
• As a safety precaution, we recommend that you have someone available or accompany you so that they may drive you home if necessary, in case of watering or swelling.
• Please note that you will be hyper-sensitive to any discomfort during your menstrual cycle.
• Wash your hair the night before or day of the procedure prior to your appointment as you cannot wet your eyeliner for 7-14 days until the scabs fall off. We will go over this.
• Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, it is advised not to make social plans for the same day..
PLEASE BE AWARE: The result of the procedure is depending on the following: Medication and health conditions, Skin Conditions – i.e. oily and poor skin, very dry/flaky skin, sun-damaged skin, loose or laxed skin, Natural skin undertones, Alcohol intake and smoking, General stress, immune system, Poor diet and not following the aftercare instructions, may affect your healed results.
For 7-10 days following application of permanent cosmetics:
• 2 hours after the procedure, clean the area with sterile water and a cotton pad or gauze and allow to air dry. (Boil water to sterilize, wait to cool down and wipe)
• DO NOT wet treated area, at all whatsoever.
• DO NOT work out! Your eyeliner will fade prematurely due to the production of salt/sweat. Salt is used to remove permanent makeup.
• DO NOT use cleansers, creams, make up, chemicals or any other products on the treated area and absolutely NO Neosporin.
• DO NOT soak treated area in bath, swimming pool or hot tub. Do not swim in fresh, salt or chlorinated pool water. Chlorine WILL cause the pigments to fade or change in color.
• DO NOT rub, scrub, scratch or pick at the epithelial crust (scab); allow it to flake off and naturally exfoliate off on its own. Picking can cause scarring or infection.
• AVOID sleeping on your stomach and sides for the first 14 days.
• DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun or tanning bed.
• Do not use mascara of eyelash curler for 7 days post-procedure. When you resume the use of mascara, purchase a new tube, the old tube may have bacteria in it.
• After the scabs have fully shed you may continue the use of makeup on the procedure area with new makeup. It is important to be aware that all used makeup contains bacteria. It is recommended to wash all makeup brushes with antibacterial soap.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Colors appear darker, bolder and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure. This is due to color remaining in the outermost epidermal layers of skin at the start. Color softens within a few days during the healing process as the upper layers of epidermis slough and are replaced by new epidermal cells. The area will shed, taking some color with it, this is normal and common in all Permanent Makeup applications. The area will begin to oxidize and take on it's true color over the first 6 weeks. A touch-up may or may not be necessary 6 weeks after the initial procedure. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete (6 wks).
IF THE AFTER CARE IS NOT FOLLOWED PROPERLY, IT WILL BE UP TO OUR DISCRETION IF WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON YOU IN THE FUTURE. THIS IS AN INVESTMENT ON YOUR FACE AND THE AFTER CARE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCEDURE.
Approximate Daily Healing
Schedule for Eyeliner
Day 1 ~ You may experience slightly puffy or swollen eyes, heavy lids, light sensitivity and bloodshot pupils. Your eyes may feel more swollen than they appear. Please try to sleep in an elevated position to help reduce swelling at night.
Days 2-3 ~ Eyes will be swollen and perhaps ‘crusty’ upon waking. The swelling will disappear from being in an upright position and increasing circulation to the area. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion and crying.
Days 4-6 ~ Pigment within the epidermis will begin to flake off in little stitch like lines, although some people do not notice the exfoliation at all. Blinking helps to eliminate the small pieces of pigment and epidermis which has detached. Do not scratch or pick!
Days 7-10 ~ All shedding should be complete. You’re safe to put your face back in the shower spray.
Long Term Care
While permanent makeup pigment remains in the dermis its beauty-span may be influenced by several possible factors. These factors can include sun exposure, medications, lifestyle, immune system etc. Every individual heals different, there is no telling how your body will heal. The Microblading technique/application of pigment is deposited at the dermal level and is likely to require a touch-up.
• Use a good sunscreen, sun exposure will prematurely fade your permanent cosmetics.
• If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your permanent cosmetics.
• Smoking WILL cause the pigment to fade prematurely and anesthetics will not last as long.
Antacids, thyroid, and anxiety medications have been reported as interfering with Permanent Makeup either by affecting retention or shifting the pigment to an undesirable tone. Remember, everything we eat and drink have their own chemical structure and the electron ends that are unattached or free, may get attached to other compounds inside the body forming a new molecule that may show a different color spectrum. With that info, an educated client may have better expectation and know that he/she may need more frequent adjustments than others. Please avoid procedures at least a month prior to important life events such as weddings, vacations etc.. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances.
The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be. Mature clients may need an additional one or two weeks of healing for the final results to appear. The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetic procedures.
If you have any questions or concerns please call us. If at any time you have any concerns at all during the healing process please call or text Maria at (408) 835-2291.