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AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LIP BLUSH?


IF YOU ARE PRONE TO COLD SORES YOU WILL NEED TO GET ANTI-VIRALS FROM YOUR DOCTOR AND TAKE THEM 3 DAYS PRIOR & 7 DAYS POST PROCEDURE.

CLIENTS WHO HAVE DARK LIPS MAY NOT BE A GOOD CANDIDATE BECAUSE THE RISK OF HYPERPIGMENTATION IS MUCH HIGHER.




PRE-CARE & AFTER CARE FOR LIPS


PRECARE

EXFOLIATE LIPS FOR THE WEEK PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT AT HOME USING A DROP OF COCONUT OIL AND SUGAR TO CREATE YOUR OWN SUGAR SCRUB. MAKE SURE THEY ARE USING A LIP CONDITIONER, MASK OR BALM EVERY DAY LEADING UP TO THE APPOINTMENT TO GET THEIR LIPS IN GREAT SHAPE.

AVOID SUN EXPOSURE, BLOOD THINNING MEDICATIONS FOR 48 HOURS - NO ALCOHOL OR CAFFEINE FOR 24 HOURS.

AFTERCARE

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A LARGE AMOUNT OF SWELLING, YOU CAN ICE THE TREATMENT AREA. APPLYING ICE FOLLOWING YOUR PROCEDURE ALSO HELPS TO PREVENT BRUISING.

NO EXERCISE FOR 5-7 DAYS POST PROCEDURE

DURING DAY 1 TO DAY 7 (OR UNTIL THE SCABS ARE GONE)

PLEASE AVOID:

WATER (ON THE PMU AREA) ASIDE FROM CLEANING THEM
MAKEUP
EXCESSIVE SWEATING
SAUNA
POOLS
SUNBATHING
SPICY FOOD
KISSING


DO NOT PICK THE DRY LIPS.
DO NOT APPLY ANYTHING BESIDES AQUAPHOR OINTMENT (NO VASELINE, ANTIBIOTIC CREAMS, POLYSPORIN ETC).

FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURE, DO NOT USE CREAMS THAT CONTAIN ACIDS OR INGREDIENTS THAT WILL LIGHTEN OR EXFOLIATE THE SKIN.

TOUCHUPS (IF NEEDED) CAN BE DONE NO SOONER THAN 8 WEEKS AFTER THE ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT.




DOES IT HURT?


USING A PERMANENT MAKE UP MACHINE RATHER THAN A MANUAL TOOL, MY CLIENTS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE COMFORTABLE THROUGHOUT THE PROCEDURE, WITH MY TECHNIQUE OPPOSED TO THE MANUAL TECHNIQUE. NUMBING LIQUID IS APPLIED MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE PROCEDURE. EACH CLIENT IS DIFFERENT WHEN EXPERIENCING PAIN LEVEL ASSOCIATED WITH HAIR STROKES OR SHADING. SOME CLIENTS DON’T EXPERIENCE ANY DISCOMFORT AT ALL, AND SOME EXPERIENCE MINOR PAIN, AND SOME MORE. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT SO WE WON’T KNOW YOUR PAIN LEVEL UNTIL WE BEGIN. IF THE PAIN LEVEL IS HIGH, I APPLY THE NUMBING CREAM MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE PROCEDURE.




HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?


LIP BLUSH TYPICALLY LASTS UP TO 3 YEARS AFTER THE 6-12 WEEK TOUCH UP! YEARLY COLOR REFRESHERS MAY BE NEEDED!

FACTORS THAT MAY CAUSE QUICKER FADING:

+ MEDICATIONS: USING RETINOL OR ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS CAUSE THE SKIN TURNOVER RATE TO INCREASE

+ NOT PROPERLY FOLLOWING POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS.




LIP HEALING PROCESS


DAYS 1+2: LIP COLOR IS VERY BOLD!

DAYS 3 - 5: LIP COLOR WILL PEEL OFF

DAYS 6 - 40: COLOR WILL DISAPEAR & SLOWLY COME BACK

WEEK 6: LIPS HAVE FULLY HEALED, COLOR SHOULD HAVE COME BACK (30-50% LIGHTER THAN DAY 1)

6-12 WEEK TOUCH UP: WE WILL PERFECT THE SHAPE & COLOR, HEALING PROCESS WILL REPEAT.




HOW DO YOU PICK THE COLOR?


EACH CLIENT RECIEVES A CUSTOM COLOR THAT I WILL CHOOSE AT THE TIME OF THE APPOINTMENT. I FACTOR IN YOUR SKIN TONE & TYPE, YOUR DESIRED OUTCOME, & THE TECHNIQUE WE ARE DOING.

WE WILL DO A FULL CONSULTATION AT THE TIME OF THE APPOINTMENT TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT COLOR FOR YOU!




YOU CANNOT RECIEVE PERMANENT COSMETICS IF YOU ARE:


+ PREGNANT OR NURSING - CANNOT GET PROCEDURE

+ UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY (CONSULT WITH YOU DOCTOR)

+ VIRAL INFECTIONS (DISEASES)

+ EPILEPSY

+ SICK WITH A COLD OR FLU-LIKE VIRUS

+ IF YOU ARE A SMOKER (PIGMENT MAY NOT RETAIN PROPERLY, COLORS MAY DISTORT)

+ HISTORY OF MRSA

+ AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE

+ THYROID/GRAVES DISEASE (MEDICATION MAY CAUSE PIGMENT TO NOT RETAIN PROPERLY)

+ ANEMIA (PIGMENT MAY NOT RETAIN PROPERLY)

+ HISTORY OF KELOID OR HYPERTROPHIC SCARRING

+ ARE CURRENTLY USING ACCUTANE OR HAVE USED IT IN THE PAST YEAR

+ CURRENTLY ON BLOOD THINNING MEDICATIONS OR ANTIBIOTICS

**IF YOU ARE UNDER A DOCTOR’S CARE AND HAVE QUESTIONS AT ALL ABOUT BEING ABLE TO HAVE THIS PROCEDURE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MEET WITH YOUR DOCTOR AND GET WRITTEN APPROVAL




AVOID DOING ANY OF THESE PRIOR TO PROCEDURE:


+ NO BOTOX 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT

+ NO CHEMICAL PEELS 6 WEEKS BEFORE OR AFTER

+ NO RETINOLS/RETIN-A OR OTHER ANTI-AGING/ACNE CREAMS, OR SERUMS CONTAINING ACIDS THIS WILL CAUSE QUICKER FADING. IF THEY TAKE VITAMIN A EVERYDAY THEN THEY HAVE TO BE OFF OF IT FOR 6 WEEKS BEFORE THEY CAN GET THE PROCEDURE & STAY OFF UNTIL 6 WEEKS AFTER TOUCH UP. ACCUTANE MUST BE OFF 6 MONTHS-YEAR

+ DISCONTINUE USE OF AHA (CHEMICAL EXFOLIATION) SKIN CARE PRODUCTS CLOSE TO THE AREA TO BE TATTOOED AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE

+ NO LASER OR ELECTROLYSIS ON OR AROUND THE TREATMENT AREA ONE WEEK PRIOR TO PROCEDURE

+ DO NOT HAVE ANY CHEMICAL PEELS, DERMABRASIONS, MESOTHERAPY, OR ANY OTHER INTENSE TREATMENTS WHICH WILL CAUSE FASTER SKIN CELL REJUVENATING AND CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION 3-4 WEEKS BEFORE PROCEDURE

+ DO NOT WORK OUT OR SWEAT HEAVILY THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE OR 7-10 DAYS AFTER

+ DO NOT TAN OR HAVE SUNBURNED FACE THE DAY OF

+ DO NOT TAKE ANY BLOOD THINNERS 48 HOURS BEFORE

+ NO WAXING OR TINTING 3 DAYS BEFORE

+ NO ALCOHOL OR CAFFEINATED DRINKS 24 HOURS BEFORE

+ SMOKING BEFORE PROCEDURE CAN CAUSE EXCESS BLEEDING, AND MAY LEAD TO SLOW HEALING OF WOUNDS




AFTERCARE FOR BROWS


+ ALWAYS WASH HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING BROWS

+ ON THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE CLEANSE BROWS EVERY 2 HOURS FROM THE PROCEDURE TIME

+ WASH HANDS, DIP Q-TIP IN WATER, WIPE BROWS, DIP Q-TIP IN SOAP, SWIPE BROWS 3 TIMES, RINSE OFF SOAP WITH WATER, PAT COMPLETELY DRY WITH CLEAN PAPER TOWEL.

+ USE BALM WHEN BROWS FEEL DRY, TIGHT, AND/OR ITCHY & EVERY NIGHT BEFORE BED

+ DAY 2 & 3 CLEANSE MORNING & NIGHT WITH Q-TIP

+ DAYS 4 - 14 NO MORE CLEANSING. USE BALM WHEN BROWS FEEL DRY, TIGHT, AND/OR ITCHY & EVERY NIGHT BEFORE BED

+ LIMIT SHOWERS 5-10 MINUTES WITH DOOR OPEN. NO HOT SHOWERS OR ANYTHING WITH EXCESSIVE MOISTURE, STEAM, AND HUMIDITY LIKE SAUNA, HOT TUB, FACIALS, UNTIL FLAKING IS COMPLETE.

+ SLEEP ON BACK, TRY NOT TO SLEEP ON SIDE

+ NO WATER ON BROWS , NO SUN, SWEATING, OR EXCESSIVE WATER ON BROWS UNTIL FLAKING IS COMPLETE.

+ IF THE AREA STARTS TO FLAKE, LEAVE IT. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, SCRUB OR PULL ON THE SKIN.

+ DO NOT RESUME ANY METHOD OF EYEBROW HAIR REMOVAL OR TINTING FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS.

+ NO MAKEUP, LOTION, OR SKIN PRODUCTS ON BROWS UNTIL FLAKING IS COMPLETE

+ DURING THE 40 DAY HEALING PROCESS IT IS BEST TO NOT USE CREAMS THAT CONTAIN ACIDS OR INGREDIENTS THAT WILL LIGHTEN OR EXFOLIATE THE SKIN.

+ YOU CAN BEGIN GETTING BROWS WET, APPLYING SUNSCREEN, MAKEUP, MOISTURIZER, ON BROWS ONCE FLAKING IS COMPLETE.




DO I REALLY NEED A TOUCH UP/FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT?


MOST OF MY CLIENTS DO! AFTER THE FIRST SESSION, THE WORK HEALS IMPERFECT & POSSIBLY PATCHY. THE 6-12 WEEK TOUCH UP IS MEANT TO PERFECT THE SHAPE & COLOR!




DO YOU OFFER CONSULTATIONS?


ALL APPOINTMENTS BEGIN WITH A FULL CONSULTATION TO TALK ABOUT WHICH TECNIQUE IS BEST FOR YOU.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO MESSAGE ME ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO!




I HAD MY BROWS DONE BY SOMEONE ELSE, CAN YOU TOUCH THEM UP?


ALL NEW CLIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BOOK A FIRST SESSION APPOINTMENT.

IT IS NOT CONSIDERED A TOUCH UP IF THE WORK WAS NOT DONE BY ME. YOU WILL NEED TO SEND ME PICTURES OF YOUR PREVIOUS WORK PRIOR TO BOOKING. SOME WORK NEEDS COLOR OR SHAPE CORRECTION ($50 FEE) & SOME COLOR IS TOO DARK FOR ME TO CORRECT!

PLEASE TEXT PICTURES TO 240-464-5569




WHAT IS YOUR RESCHEDULING/CANCELLATION POLICY


BOOKING FEE/DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

72 HOURS TO RESCHEDULE & TO KEEP DESPOSIT

24 HOUR CANCELLATIONS / NO CALL NO SHOWS WILL BE CHARGED A 50% FEE




WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT


CASH IS PREFFERED.

I ACCEPT ALL ELECTRONIC TRANSFERS: VENMO, ZELLE, CASH APP, APPLE PAY, OR PAY PAL.

CREDIT CARDS WILL BE CHARGED A 3% PROCESSING FEE.