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How To Prepare For Your Appointment

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
*Avoid caffeine for 12 hours before your procedure, and yes, that means no coffee!
  (Caffeine increases blood flow and will greatly affect your healed results)
*You must not use Retin-A near the brow area 2 weeks before or after the procedure.
*You will need to avoid water for two weeks after! This includes pools, lakes, salt water, and extreme sun exposure, so plan your vacations accordingly!
*No Botox, fillers, Microdermabrasion, chemical peels or anything of the like for at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure, and also two weeks after.
*Do not work out the day of your appointment. You will be unable to work out for SEVEN DAYS after your appointment. Sweating causes pigment discoloration which results in
brows turning gray. Please plan accordingly!
*You should not take any medications that may thin your blood (i.e. Aspirin, Ibproferen) 72 hours before or immediately after your procedure.
Do not drink alcohol within 24 hours of your procedure.
*You will be unable to wear any type of makeup on the brow area for two weeks while the brow heals, so please plan accordingly with any events/parties/weddings.

YOU CAN NOT RECEIVE COSMETIC TATTOOING IF YOU ARE
* Pregnant/breastfeeding
*Are currently using Accutane or have used Accutane within the past year
*Have a freshly tanned/sunburned face
*Are on blood thinning medications or antibiotics
*Are currently undergoing cancer treatment
*Must be off Chemo or Radiation for 6 months


WHAT FACTORS EFFECT THE COSMETIC TATTOOING PROCESS?
*Oily Skin: Increased oil production can cause hairstrokes to blur and heal lighter
and powdery.
*Smoking: Smokers may notice that their Semi-Permanent Cosmetics will fade
faster.
*Anemia and iron deficiency: Your body will absorb these iron based pigments
more quickly.
*Sun exposure: Increased exposure to the sun will cause premature fading. You
will want to use a special sunscreen for your Semi-Permanent Cosmetics; I
recommend Color Guard. You can find it on Amazon.
*Age and metabolism. The Faster your metabolism the faster the pigment will
fade.
*Bleeding during the procedure: Excessive bleeding during your procedure will
greatly affect how your body retains pigment. While this is not entirely in our
control, it is important that you follow before care instructions to help minimize
bleeding. This includes avoiding blood thinning medications, alcohol, and
caffeine 24 hours before your procedure.