To Prepare For Your Lip Blush Appointment:
Valtrex MUST be taken prior to appointment, the day of and after the procedure. (3 pills x 3 times for 3 days).
Fever blisters are a common side affect of lip tattooing. If you have ever had fever blisters (even years ago), cold sores, shingles or chicken pox a prescribed anti-viral medication.
OR a supplement of Lysine, this is over the counter. Take a week prior to appointment.
To ensure the best retention of color, it is advisable to exfoliate the lips three days prior to procedure by using a soft toothbrush, a washcloth or lip sugar scrub. After exfoliating apply Vaseline / Aquaphor for moisture the following days. Moisture and hydration plays a big role in pigment retention.
POST-APPOINTMENT (PERMANENT COSMETICS)
*Note: Instructions and aftercare products will be provided the day of your visit
After care is crucial, it is very important to follow these instructions for the full 10 day healing period to ensure proper healing and color retention. Results will vary for all individuals and we can not guarantee your results.
Lip Blush Aftercare
Apply provided ointment 2-3 times a day on treated skin until completely healed.
Do not apply other creams, makeup or any other products on treated skin area for 7-10 days.
Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. (Allow any scabbed or dry skin to naturally exfoliate off. Picking at the skin can cause scarring.)
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 10 days after your procedure.
Avoid physical activity which induces excessive sweating for 10 days after your procedure.
Avoid facials, botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
Try to avoid sleeping on your face for 10 days after your procedure.
*Note: your eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing,peeling and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures. The pigment color will take up 3-4 weeks to clarify.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Permanent cosmetics do not always heal perfectly after the first session, it may take 2 or more sessions to reach your ideal result.
During the first 2 weeks of your healing process, you will need to be patient as your brows will continue to change and will appear different day to day. Please know this is completely normal.
Immediately after your procedure your brows will appear darker and more defined (this will last up to 2 weeks). Your brow tattoo may appear more thick and hair strokes may seem to disappear (it may look wet and painted on). All of this is normal and to be expected.
About 4-5 days after your treatment you will see scabbing around the skin area and your brows may look dry and flakey. It is very important that you do not pick your scabs and let them fall off naturally. If scabbing comes off prematurely, missing stokes will result and cause patchy brows.
Your brow tattoo may take up to 6-8 weeks to fully heal. When the scabbing naturally comes off, the brow strokes may seem faint, this is because a fresh layer of skin has healed over the brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes will become clearer.
You may experience itchiness in the brows after 10 days and up to 2 months because of the healing of the dermal layer.
Hairstrokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery while drier skin types tend to heal more crisp and defined.
THINGS TO AVOID
Overexposure to sun or tanning can be detrimental to your treated skin. Excessive UV exposure will alter the pigment of your tattoo.
Laser light therapy on your treated skin (this can darken, lighten, and distort the color pigment).
Direct water on your tattoo/skin (this is a crucial step to avoid washing out the color).
Use of cleansers, soaps or any other creams on your brow tattoo. Wash around the area using a cleaning cloth or makeup wipe.
Use of Vaseline, Neosporin, and petroleum based products on your tattooed area.
Applying makeup on your lips for 2 weeks after your treatment.
Use of exfoliants, retinol acids, or AHA's on the treated area for 30 days after the appointment, these products will fade your tattoo prematurely.
Excessive exercise and sweating for the first 10 days after your treatment (sweating may infect, discolour, or prematurely fade your brow tattoo).
Visiting saunas, pools, and steam rooms.
Massages, facials, or skin treatments during the healing process.
A $100 non-refundable: non-transferable deposit fee is required when booking permanent cosmetic appointments.
For rescheduling, fees are only transferable if at least 5 days advance notice is given. No shows will forfeit this deposit Contour Studios has the right to refuse clients and to complete services.
There is a $100 fee for no shows on touch ups when less than one week cancellation or reschedule notice is given. Non-refundable.
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