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Pre & Post Care

Please follow these instructions to ensure proper healing and maximum color retention. Remember that colors appear darker immediately following the procedure. As the healing progresses, color will soften. You should wait to interpret results until the healing and touch up is complete. A touch-up procedure will be necessary to refresh the color and fill in any places that do not take. Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may cause loss of pigment, discoloration, or infection.


Pre Care Instructions


  • 24 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE.

  • 72 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT TAKE BLOOD THINNERS such as Advil, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E unless medically necessary. Tylenol is okay.

  • If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 7 days after the procedure.

  • It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure to avoid the skin exfoliation that occurs following a sunburn. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit.

  • Lip Procedures: Talk to a doctor about obtaining a Valtrex prescription for 3 days before and 3 days after procedure for the first appointment and the follow up to avoid a cold sore breakout.

  • Eye Liner: Stop all lash serums 4 weeks before any eyeliner procedure. And remove eyelash extentions.

  • Botox should be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure.

  • Fillers should be done 4 weeks before or 4 weeks after.

  • No waxing or tinting 3 days before or 1 week after.

  • Arrive with no makeup on for your appointment.

  • A lot of wiping of pigment takes place and makeup can get ruined, so save yourself the hassle!

  • Be prepared for your procedure area to be slightly red and/or really dark that will fade in color 20-30%.

  • Lips will be swollen up to double their size and extremely vibrant in color, which generally fade 30-50%.


After Care Instructions

  • On the first evening after your procedure, take a warm cloth and GENTLY pat the procedure area to remove any dried exudate off your skin. Apply after care product sparingly. This will allow the tissue to heal more quickly.

  • Apply the after-care product sparingly two to three times per day for 7 days following the procedure using a clean cotton swab each time: not your fingertips. The after-care product is used to prevent infection and minimize crusting. Apply a thin layer to prevent excessive dryness and use a clean cotton swab each time, no double dipping.

  • Stay out of the sun. If you must be outside, wear a hat. After the procedure heals, use sunscreen to prevent future fading of pigment


  • Ice may be applied the first day following the procedure for 10-15 minutes per hour for a couple of hours, use a clean tissue to cover the ice bag each time


  • Avoid excess sweating for 7 days.


  • Avoid contact with water shower, pools, etc., on the procedure area for 7 days.


  • Do not rub the procedure area while it is healing, pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue.

  • Avoid makeup, lash/brow tints, and other facial treatments for 7 days. Very gentle facial washes and treatments are acceptable after 24 hours as long as the procedure area is avoided


  • Avoid gardening and contact with animals for 7 days following the procedure to prevent infection


  • Avoid any clothing that may irritate the procedure area

  • Your permanent cosmetics will begin to turn darker immediately and for the next 3-4 days. After this, the color will settle back to the original color you chose

  • It is normal for some people to have pigment scab or flake off. It is also normal if it does not. Fading or loss of pigment may occur during the healing. There should be pigment under the skin where the pigment has flaked off. If there is no pigment underneath, you may need a touchup

  • Color intensity is high immediately after the procedure. Over next 2-3 weeks, the color may lighten up by 50%

  • Pigment may come off on your pillow while you sleep and may stain linens. Use a clean cover that you won’t mind staining if this happens

  • Symptoms of infection or adverse reaction may or may not occur. They include excessive redness, swelling, tenderness of procedure site, elevated body temperature, rash, or purulent drainage from the procedure site. If you experience symptoms of infection or adverse reaction, seek medical attention immediately. Please note that some redness, swelling, and tenderness is normal

  • You may or may not be allowed to give blood for 1 year following your procedure depending on your state, see your donation specialist for details

  • Touch-ups should be scheduled about 6 weeks post procedure. All permanent cosmetic procedures are a two-step process. Results are not determined until a touch-up application is completed

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