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Permanent Makeup Pre-Care & Aftercare

The right pre-care and aftercare are insurance for a great outcome.

The Prep - How to get your skin ready for the procedure:

3 weeks before the procedure: 

  • If you have extreme allergies, an allergy skin test is offered upon request, fee of $25.

2 weeks before the procedure: 

  • Do not tan or have a sunburned face. (all procedures) 

  • Do not have any type of facial. (eyebrow procedures) 


1 week before the procedure and 1-week following: 

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis. (eyebrow procedures) 

  • Per approval of your primary care physician discontinue the use of Fish Oil, Krill Oil, Omega 3 Supplements or Vitamin E, or aspirin, Tylenol. (all procedures}  Note: No medication should ever be discontinued without first consulting your physician.

3 days before your procedure: 

  • For the eyebrow procedure, do not wax. 

  • For the eyeliner procedure, have lash extensions removed. (eyeliner procedure) 

  • For lip procedure, if you are prone to cold sores, you must be on an anti-viral medication two days before, the day of, and two days after any lip procedures. Be sure to get enough of a prescription for both of your sessions.


1 day before any procedure: 

  • Do not drink alcohol.  

  • Permanent Makeup results will be negatively affected by alcohol consumed within 24-hrs prior.


12 hours before any procedure: 

  • Do not workout.

The day of your procedure: 

  • If you are prescribed anti-anxiety medication, take them as directed by your doctor.

  • Do not consume coffee. (all procedures) 

  • For the Eyeliner procedure, remove contacts and wear your glasses. (eyeliner procedures) 

You may want to set reminders to assist you with these important dates. 

If you plan on being in the sun or sweating (raising core body temperature) within 7 days after your eyebrow procedure, I suggest purchasing Sun and Sweat Protection by Phi Brows ($20, as available).

The procedure area is to remain dry, even while showering. I provide eyebrow shields.

Additional Information:

New Clients may have a Consultation Meeting or a  combined Consultation Meeting & Procedure Appointment(s),  followed 4 to 6 weeks later by a Follow-up Visit, a 1-2 hour meeting to add more pigment, shape additions, and more saturation.    A Follow-up visit is an additional charge, see Online Booking for price.

Be prepared for the initial color intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition based upon how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.

While these tattooed colors may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, they will not always remain a perfect match. Tattooed colors are constant, while your own skin color will vary depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun, and circulatory changes. For example, if your skin tans and you had a scar camouflage, your surrounding skin will become darker in appearance than the treated area.

Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it is best not to make any social plans for a day or two following any procedure.  Caution: It is always best to avoid these procedures within months prior to important life events such as weddings, class reunions. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances.

For First Procedure Appointment(s) combined with a Consultation Meeting, or Follow-up Visits and Maintenance Visits, please bring a picture or combination of pictures of your desired result, please avoid makeup in the procedure area, however, bring your conventional makeup if you desire similar colors for your procedure.  Please do not wear mascara or lash extensions to an Eyeliner Procedure.  

All permanent cosmetic procedures are recommended as multi-visits.  




​Proper care following your procedure is necessary to achieve the best results. If during your healing process you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected.

NOTE: The outcome of permanent cosmetic procedures is dictated by the canvas (your skin). The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be.

Very oily, dry, or sun damaged skin can be very difficult to achieve a beautiful, even result. Mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks 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 cosmetics procedures.

For the first 24-hours

Cotton-tipped applicators may be used to gently remove debris from eye lid.

Eye wash may be used to remove debris from surface of eye.

Wash your hands before touching any treated area.

Follow Aftercare Guidelines for Eyebrows, Aftercare Guidelines for Eyeliner.

For first 2-days.

DO NOT wear contact lenses.

You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-tattooed condition. Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling.

Sleeping slightly elevated helps alleviate swelling sometimes seen in the morning after facial procedures.

For first 3-days:

No makeup.

The treated should remain as dry as possible.. If you get the area wet, pat dry it as soon as possible (do not rub). Do not expose the area directly under a shower spray, no scrubbing the area, do not swim or sit in a spa, and do not soak your body where the area is submerged in water.

For first 7-days

Do not expose your healing skin to direct shower spray, skin creams, ointments, or lotions other than what you have been instructed to use.

On Day 8 and everyday following

Use a good sunscreen daily- even lips require protection. Sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics.

For first 2-weeks

avoid ANY method of hair removal; avoid eyelash or eyebrow tinting or eyelash curling.

Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, hot tubs (tub bath if body area treated), saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, or extremely hot water.

If during your healing process you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions. Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect new eyeliner from dust, ect.

Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area or your color may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection. Use Q-tip to lightly poke the area to relieve itching.


If you are planning chemical exfoliation or other medical procedure, avoid procedure area.

If you donate blood, Red Cross and Community Blood Center policy in Texas allows you to donate after permanent cosmetic tattooing in a licensed/regulated clinic which we are.

Proper care following your procedure is necessary to achieve the best results. If during your healing process you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

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Cool compress may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling, place a moisture barrier (plastic wrap) between the cool compress and your skin.

Swelling in the procedure area is expected the first day or two after the procedure.  Anti inflammatory medication may be taken only as directed by your doctor.

Wash your hands before using kleenex or qtip to apply ointment (skin candy, vaseline, or aquifer) to the treated area.
Do not expose the area to unwashed fingers, pillowcases shared with pets, or dirty and unsanitary conditions.

Itching and peeling is normal. Blotting lymph fluid and applying ointment will lessen or eliminate scabbing and color loss. If a scab or a dark crust forms allow it to peel off naturally. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area as it could cause pigment loss, scarring or changes in the natural skin color. Removing the scab will also increase healing time.  If you have a tendency to scratch, cover with Tegaderm bandage.  Do not tweeze or wax the treated area until healed.

No makeup is to be applied for minimum of 72 hours (three days) after the procedure. After any eyeliner procedure, use new mascara.

Do not use an eyelash curler for two weeks and wash prior to use.

Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, makeup, anti-aging skin creams/lotions/serums, gycolic acid, AHA, BHA, other than what you have been instructed to use for week following your procedure.

The treated should remain as dry as possible for at least 7 days. You may take cooler, shorter showers, and you may splash the treated area once with water, but pat dry immediately (do not rub) and apply ointment. Do not expose the area directly under a shower spray, no scrubbing the area, do not swim or sit in a spa, and do not soak your body where the area is submerged in water.

If itchiness develops and is irritating, you may apply apply ointment to a Qtip and lightly poke the area or apply ointment and place Tegaderm bandage over the area. Excessive scratching on the treated area may cause additional irritation and possible scarring.

What to Expect:
Days 1-2:

What you see is about 20-60% darker, bolder, and more solid than what your healed result will present.
There may be minimal swelling; however as the eyebrow area typically does not retain much fluid, swelling will be limited.

Days 3-5:

The top layers of skin will begin to shed and you will see a loss of color. This is normal.
3 Your eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised.

Days 4-6:

Your skin is now in rapidly exfoliating and if left alone, will shed evenly. The color under the skin will continue to appear light until the epidermis becomes more transparent.
Days 30-40:

Your eyebrows have had a full cycle of cellular regeneration in which the tattoo has now become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis. If you are not 100% happy, If it is not as you like, please schedule Follow-up Visit for 3-4 weeks in the future.

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