Here are some very important pointers to be mindful of, prior to having your procedure performed, particularly, if this is your first time having a procedure.
- CLEAN SKIN: Your skin should be as healthy as possible in the days leading up to your procedure.
- MAKE-UP: Please come to your initial visit with your “normal” daily look, including hair-style and make-up. I need to get a good sense of your overall facial features, along with your preference for style and appearance to achieve optimal looks.
- DEHYDRATION: Avoid alcohol and other dehydrating activities (including foods high in fat and/or salt) 7 days prior, and 5 days following your procedure. Stay well-hydrated! Otherwise, the procedure may not be as effective.
- MENSTRUATION: Avoid scheduling your procedure during or near your monthly cycle. It’s best to have at least 1 week before/after.
- EXPOSURE: Avoid unnecessary exposure of your skin to UV rays (sunshine, tanning-beds, etc.), harsh chemicals, peels, tanning-products, etc. as these will impact your skin’s ability to absorb the treatment.
- SUPPLEMENTS: Do not take any fish oil capsules, Aspirin or any other type of blood-thinners for 14 days prior, and 5 days following your procedure.
You will be asked to consult with your doctor and obtain a doctor’s written approval before undergoing a permanent cosmetic procedure if you have:
- uncontrolled high blood pressure,
- blood clotting problems,
- auto-immune conditions, diabetes,
- mitral valve prolapse,
- completed chemotherapy, or
- are required to take antibiotics prior to a general dental cleaning.
Under no circumstances, can I perform permanent cosmetics be performed if you are pregnant, nursing or under the age of 18. Please bear in mind that I will use my professional judgment at the initial consultation to make the decision if a procedure can be performed or not. Not everyone is eligible or able to have a procedure performed on them.
Video Transcript: – Hi, my name is Daniela and I’m a European Master Artist. Today, I would like to tell you what to do before you get permanent makeup. First of all, if you have any type of medications that you take on a regular basis that are blood thinners: aspirin, fish oil, Warfarin, et cetera, you can not take these 10 to 14 days before the procedure. If you are female and have your period, you have to wait until it’s over. 24 hours before the procedure, you can not have any alcohol or caffeinated drinks. If you are seeking eyeliners, you can not have any type of eyelash enhancements or perms. For the eyebrows, no freshly waxed or plucked eyebrows at least three to five days before the procedure and if you are seeking to have your lips done and have a history of herpes outbreaks, cold sores, fever blisters, I need to have you go to the doctor, get a prescription and start taking an antiviral three days prior to the procedure. There you go!