Suggestions To Keep In Mind Prior To Your Appointment
Your cosmetic tattoo procedure is a multi-session process. You are required to come back for your follow-up visit before it can be determined that your work is complete.
Touch-up visits will be scheduled within 60 days of the final procedure day. Touch-ups are scheduled at 3 to 4-week intervals.
The initial color intensity of your procedure will be significantly sharper, brighter or darker (depending on color) than what the healed outcome will look like. It takes time for this transition, based upon how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
Lips heal in three stages; too bright, too light and healed color returning in about three weeks. Lip liner may appear crusty for up to one week and may take up to three procedures to prefect.
Your cosmetic tattoo colors will change with the seasons. Tanning and exposure to the sun will alter the look of your cosmetic procedure.
Do not wear makeup to your appointment.
Bring your favorite lip or eyebrow pencil to the office on the day of your procedure.
Delicate or sensitive areas swell slightly and redden.
Do not to make social plans a day or two following any procedure.
Do not schedule your appointment close to any major event such as a vacation, wedding, social outing, etc. as you will have to wear aftercare ointment on your procedure site for one to two weeks following the procedure.
If you are having a procedure done around your eyes, we recommend that you have someone available to accompany you and drive you home.
Tweezing or waxing should be done at least 48 hours prior to your procedure. Electrolysis should be done no less than five days before. Wait at least two weeks to resume any method of hair removal.
If eyelashes or eyebrows are normally dyed, do not have that procedure done within 72 hours of your appointmnet. Wait two weeks after your cosmetic tattoo procedure before dying lashes or brows. This also applies to eyelash perming.
Do not wear contact lenses during any procedure involving your eyes. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-tattooed condition.
Buy new mascara to use after all eyeliner procedures.
If you are having lip procedures and have any history of cold sores, fever blisters or herpes simplex, you will be required to contact your physician to obtain the proper anti-viral prescription to prevent an outbreak. Medication must be taken at least two days prior to the procedure.
Avoid alcohol the night before all procedures.
You must be off of Accutane for one year, prior to all procedures. You must be off Retin A or Renova for 30 days prior to a procedure.
Avoid aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, Ibuprofen or Coumadin for 7 days before and 2 days after any procedure unless medically necessary. Refrain from judgment-altering drugs for at least 24 hours prior to any procedure. No medication should be discontinued without first consulting your physician.
Try to avoid Vitamin E and Niacin for two weeks prior to all procedures unless medically necessary.
If you are required to take antibiotic medication prior to seeing your dentist, you will need to take antibiotic medication prior to having your procedure done.
A patch test to determine pigment allergy reaction is offered upon request. Patch test should be done at least one week before the planned procedure.
Getting a procedure while on your period can make you hyper sensitive.