Permanent Make Up Before & After Care

PRE-PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS:

 

  • No Aspirin or Blood thinning products such as Ibuprofen for 1 week prior to the procedure.

  • No Alcohol for 48 hours

  • No Regular Coffee or Caffeine that morning

  • No Blood Thinning Medications, such as Coumadin, Heparin or Plavix (you will need to ask your doctor so you can be off these medications for 3 days)

  • If you are pregnant or nursing, we cannot work on you!

  • If you have Open Angle Glaucoma controlled by drops you must have your doctor’s permission for an eyeliner procedure.

  • If you use Retin-A your skin is sensitive, but we can do your procedure.

  • If you are Diabetic and on Insulin, you must have your doctor’s permission.

  •  If you recently had Plastic Surgery in or near the procedure area, you must be fully healed and have your doctor’s release for the procedure.

  • If you are having your eyeliner done and you wear contact lenses, you need to bring your contact case and glasses to wear afterward. Do not wear eyeliner or eye shadow to your appointment. Your eyes will be sensitive, so bring sun glasses as well. You may feel like you have been crying for several hours.

  • If you are a Chemotherapy Patient, you must have your doctor’s permission.

  • Come knowing how you wear it. If you are not sure, we can draw it on just how you like it.

  • If you are having your lip liner or full lips done and have ever had a cold sore or fever blister, we require that you be on an anti-viral medication in order to work on you. An anti-viral prescription, such as Valtrex , or Zovirax, is usually prescribed for at least one day prior, the day of, and for at least three days following the procedure. Remember, you will have two procedures done, one month apart, and you will need to repeat the medication for the second procedure. Although we cannot insist you take any medication, we will not work on a client with a history of cold sores or fever blisters who is not taking preventative medication. NO EXCEPTIONS! Not doing so can result in a severe outbreak. 
    Gently exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush, beginning 3 days before your procedure. This really helps ready your lips as well.
    To speed healing lips and reduce swelling, we recommend purchasing Arnica Montana Tablets from your local Health Food Store. Dissolve one tablet under your tongue 3 times a day for 5 days. Excellent product!
    Some clients take Benadryl one half hour before their appointment to control swelling. If you have watery eyes at all please take this right before you come to your appointment to reduce any tearing. Please be on time. Be considerate of other clients who may be scheduled after you
    Please come Hydrated and in comfortable clothing so as to be ready for your Amazing New Look!

 

POST PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS:

 

BROWS-

 

  • We recommend that ice packs be applied for 10-15 minutes each hour for the first three hours following the procedure. The ice is used to minimize swelling and provide comfort. Do not take aspirin, as this promotes bleeding at the micro pigmentation sites. Tylenol  is recommended for temporary pain relief. 

  • Apply RecoverAll, Vitamin A&D ointment or Vitamin E oil to the treatment area 2-3 times per day for the following week, or whenever the area feels dry. Keeping the area moisturized and soothed is important for color retention. 

  • Stay out of the sun! If you must be out and about, wear a hat and lots of sunscreen. 

  • Keep water off of your brows for at least 24 hours. 

  • Do not use any face creams, exfoliants, or harsh cleansers on your brows during the healing process. 

  • Normal activity can be resumed immediately. We recommend that heavy exercise such as aerobic dancing, weight lifting, etc. be delayed for approximately two to three days following the procedure. 

  • Your procedure will begin to oxidize immediately and during the next 3-4 days. This causes pigment to become darker. Do not be alarmed, this dark color will either flake off or fade back to the color that was first implanted (during the 1st five minutes of the procedure). 

  • Do not pick any scabs or dry areas that may form during the healing process, this may cause you to lose color or damage your skin. Instead, apply some ointment to the area.

  • Other fading or loss of pigment may occur. Some flaking off of the pigment is normal on some skin types; however there should be pigment under the skin where the original pigment has flaked off. If there is no pigment present, a touch up will be required to achieve lasting color. 

  • Judgment of your final results should be deferred until one month following the procedure. Over the next two to three weeks, the pigment intensity will lighten by up to 50%. Your SofTap technician will schedule a follow-up appointment to make sure any faded areas are touched up and everything is healing properly.

 

EYELINER-

 

  • We recommend that eye drops be used every one to two hours after the procedure for the first day. If needed, a steroid eye drop may be prescribed as well. At bedtime, RecoverAll (given to you after the procedure), Vitamin A&D ointment or Vitamin E oil should be applied to new cotton swabs and gently dabbed along the eyelashes of the upper and lower lids. The ointment is used to prevent infection and minimize crusting. Do not get any ointment into your eyes—if this happens rinse eyes with water. 

  • You should expect a certain amount of mattering around the eyelashes in the morning, swelling of the eyelids, and/or bruising around the eyelids margins. Some pigment and blood-tinged tears may be expected to flake off from the lid margin during the first post procedural day and may be dabbed with a clean tissue. 

  • Under no circumstance should you pick, scratch, or rub the eyelid margins or make any attempt to remove the crusty material along the eyelashes. Removal of the crusts may result in removal of the actual pigment. 

  • It is permissible to clean around the eyelids following the procedure with Q- tips or clean cotton balls soaked in warm water, but under no circumstance should water come in contact with the eyelashes. Baths, showers, and swimming are permitted as long as the face does not become wet. After two weeks or after the pigment scabs over (whichever comes first), you may resume all normal methods of swimming and bathing. 

  • If marked bruising is present, concealer or foundation may be used. Eye shadow may be used on the second day; however under no circumstance should the eye shadow powder come in contact with the eyelashes. Mascara and eyeliner are not permitted for the first two weeks or until the pigment scabs over. After this time, all regular makeup can be resumed without any further complications. 

  • Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure. Contact lenses may be resumed usually in two to three days; however, an eye doctor should give final clearance.

  • For the first 24 to 48 hours, it is not unusual to experience some light sensitivity, and the use of dark sunglasses is permitted and recommended. We recommend wearing sunglasses for the first week following micro pigmentation; sunbathing of the face is permitted only with the use of protective sunglasses. 

 

LIPS:

 

  • As with all other procedures, stay out of the sun! 

  • Keep your lips moisturized with the RecoverAll ointment provided by your SofTap professional. This will minimize pain and help you retain color. 

  • Be gentle with your lips for the next few days, they will be prone to dryness and swelling (due to some natural formation of collagen after the procedure), and may crack easily. We suggest that extra care be taken while eating, drinking, kissing, etcetera during the healing process to prevent any damage to your lips. 

  • If you have ever broken out with a cold sore at anytime of your life, you carry a herpes virus, which can sometimes manifest itself in the form of a fever blister. Fever blisters may occur on the lips following lip procedures in individuals prone to this problem. In order to prevent this, you should obtain a prescription and take as prescribed by your doctor. L-Lysine, an over the counter amino acid, has also been taken in order to help avoid this outbreak, but always check with your physician.