PHILADELPHIA MIRCOBLADING & PERMANENT COSMETICS

Proper preparation and aftercare checklists

By Jazmin Rodriguez, AAAM.

How to properly prepare for microblading and permanent makeup.

PREPARATION

First things first – are you a candidate? Not everyone is a suitable candidate for a permanent makeup procedure. Check below to make sure you are!

CONTRADICTIONS (those that cannot be treated):

Pregnant or Nursing

Under 18 years of age

Chemotherapy and Raditation full treatments ~ prophlayatic chemotherapy is generally safe to proceed.

Active dermatologic disorders, i.e. rosacea, eczema, psoriasis

Eyelash extensions must be removed prior ro eyeliner & eyeliner must be full healed before getting eyelash extensions

Illness – cold or Flu

Active herpes or Shingles anywhere on face

Transmittable blood conditions (i.e. HIV, AIDS or Hepatitis)

REQUIRED WAITING PERIODS:

Lasik or Cataract Surgery ~ 1 month prior and wait 3 months post-op

Latisse ~ 2 weeks off

Botox or Disport ~ 1 day since you cannot lie flat for at least 5 hours. However, it is advised to wait until product has fully ran its cycle before considering Permanent Makeup. 

Fillers (i.e. Juvaderm, Silk, Volume, Sculptra, etc.) ~1 week. 

Fat transfer in lips ~ wait 1 month for welling to subside

Accutane ~ 1 year

Suntanned Skin ~ 1 month

Retnoids, glycolic acid (A.H.A), Vitamin C peels ~ 4 weeks

Lasers ~ 8 weeks

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) ~ 1 week

Shingles shot ~ 1 month 

Laser that removed old permanent makeup ~ 8 weeks

REQUIRED MEDICAL CLEARANCE/PRE-MEDICATION:

Heart valves, stents, pacemakers, rheumatic fever ~ medical clearance and pre-medication

Organ Transplants ~ medical clearance and pre-medication

Joint replacements ~ medical clearance and pre-medication

Insulin dependent diabetics ~ medical clearance and pre-medication

Fever blister history ~ medical clearance and pre-medication

Shingles history ~ medical clearance and pre-medication, even with immunization

Seizures ~ medical clearance

Blood thinners, steroids ~ medical clearance

Eye Diseases (i.e. Glaucoma or Graves’ disease) ~ medical clearance

Lupus / Autoimmune Disease ~ medical clearance and pre-medication 

Blepharitis ~ medical clearance 

EYELINER CLIENTS:

Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure or for 24 hours after. 

Bring sunglasses to wear home, your eyes may be sensitive after the procedure. 

Do not dye or perm lashes for a minimum of 2 days prior to the procedure. 

Do not use an eyelash curler the day of the procedure. 

Do not use lash growth serum for two weeks before or after your procedure. 

Avoid drinking anything caffeinated the day of procedure.  

Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is acceptable)
 
Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.  

EYEBROW CLIENTS:

Do not tweeze, wax, or dye brows for 2 days prior.

Electrolysis should not be done for a week prior.

Avoid drinking anything caffeinated the day of procedure.  

Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is acceptable)
 
Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure. 

LIP CLIENTS:

If you are prone to getting cold sores, you will need an antiviral prescription prior to any lip procedure.

Oral prosthesis dentures/partials/braces and tongue piercing bars may increase risk of getting bacterial and/or fungal infection from the mouth to the lips.

Frequent or recent sinus infection, Influenza or common cold puts lips at risk of infection.

Avoid drinking anything caffeinated the day of procedure.  

Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is acceptable)
 
Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure. 

AFTERCARE

Please keep in mind, there are no guarantees for the final outcome. Your skin, lifestyle and aftercare play a huge roll in the results – every client heals differently.

Your permanent cosmetic procedure was performed using sterile, single-use needle and high quality pigments.  The end result of your procedure depends greatly on following this aftercare protocol.  Please follow the instructions below unless otherwise instructed by a physician.

Some residual swelling is normal for all procedures. Most swelling occurs on days 1-3.

The area may appear uneven, dry, itchy, tender, red and irritated – this is totally normal. REFRAIN FROM PICKING. These symptoms will dissipate each day and vary on an individual basis.

Expect color to fade or soften anywhere from 10% to 50%. How quickly your color fades will depend on several factors: Following after care instructions, UV exposure (sun or tanning beds), skin care treatments, health conditions, medications, lifestyle (e.g., smoking), and the original color implanted (lighter colors fade faster than darker ones). During the touch-up we will fine tune any area that has faded too much. It is normal to get a “color boost” every 1-2 years to maintain its fresh & natural appearance.  You may need still to pencil in your brows even after healing due to fading.

For ALL permanent makeup procedures AVOID the following:

  • Makeup, Retin-A & glycolic acids on pigmented areas while healing
  • Touching with finger, sunscreens, direct sun, tanning beds & self tanners on pigmented areas. Once healed, user daily sunscreen of SPF 30+.
  • Swimming pools, oceans, hot tubs, saunas and hot steamy showers.
  • Dirt & Sweat
  • Picking or scratching. Scabbing is normal.

EYELINER CLIENTS:

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Various degrees of swelling may occur, generally for the first few morning. Sleep propped up or on your back to reduce swelling. A sealed ice bag covered with a paper towel can LIGHTLY be applied for the first 2 days. If eyes are wiping or tearing, pat lightly to dry with a soft tissue. DO NOT PRESS ICE BAG AGASINT EYES.

If you allow your eyeliner to dry out during the first few days you stand the chance of losing all or much of your eyeliner color. Do not wear contact lenses for at least 48 hours following the procedure. If you donate blood, it is a Red Cross policy that you must wait one year after any tattooing procedure.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PERMANENT MAKEUP:

The day of the procedure and day 2:

Wash eyes with mild soap and water, using fingertips or clean Q-Tip. Rinse thoroughly and lightly pat dry. Apply nothing.

Absolutely NO makeup is to be worn around or on the eyes.

Eyes may be swollen and tender, this can last for a few days. Don’t worry about the swelling, your eyes will become much less swollen within a couple of hours with normal activity. You can do two, 10-minute ice packs to help with swelling.

** In the morning, after cleaning, apply a 10-minute ice pack. They will be the most swollen and crusty the morning after the procedure. **

Day 3:

Apply nothing. No need to wash unless lashes are stuck together.

Days 4-6+:

Apply nothing. Allow your eyeliner to dry heal. Should be no need to wash until healed. Then, resume regular routine. Change your pillowcase nightly during healing.

Itching is also common but do not rub your eyes or pick at the eyeliner, if you notice a little lifting of color, let it fall off naturally.

**Old makeup can cause an infection. Apply a VERY thin coat of Vaseline on before you apply ANY makeup to create a barrier.**

Avoid tanning beds, the sun, pools, hot tubs, and any bodies of water, direct water pressure and all creams around the eye for two weeks.

Do not dye, perm, or use an eyelash curler for 2 weeks.

WHAT TO AVOID:

Avoid eye creams, Latisse/lash  growth products, moisturizers, Retin-A, lash tinting, lashes extensions and false lashes for 2 weeks following procedures. Avoid high sodium foods for at least the first 3 days.

WHAT TO NOTICE:

Your eyeball should not become more red! You must seek medical attention immediately if you see signs of bloodshot eyes or pus in corners of your eyes/eyes. This may indicate an infection, requiring a physician and prescribed medication. 

EYEBROW CIENTS:

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Immediately after the procedure your eyebrows will appear to be too dark, too thick and will have an unnatural appearance. Relax! And don’t worry, within one to two weeks the color will fade and they will become more natural looking.  On average you will lose 20% to 40% of the initial color.

Slight swelling with varying degrees of redness. Fairer complexions will tend to be more pink or red for longer.

Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least 2 weeks after your new brows have been tattooed.

If you donate blood, it is a Red Cross policy that you must wait one year after any tattooing procedure.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PERMANENT MAKEUP:

The day of your procedure:

Pat lightly to remove any fluid with a soft tissue. 

Day 2:

Wash brows lightly with warm water and mild soap using fingertips or Q-Tip. Pat dry with soft cloth.

Day 2-7+:

Continue to wash lightly as above. Apply a small amount of recommended ointment or Grapeseed Oil once daily in the morning with a Q-Tip.

WHAT TO AVOID:

Avoid placing your face directly into shower. Avoid night creams, moisturizers, active skin creams, Retin-A, soaps, facial cleansers on pigmented area. Avoid picking and scratching brows wile healing. Do not wear any makeup for at least 5 days on or around your brow area.

Avoid tanning beds, sun, pools, any bodies of water, direct water pressure and all creams around the brow.

Do not pick or rub the area.

WHAT TO NOTICE:

Infections are extremely rare, however, if red ring appears around your brows, seek medical attention. Brows may weep for the first few days. Change your pillowcases nightly. 

Color Corrections of another artist’s work usually take more visits.

LIPS CLIENTS:

WHAT TO EXPECT:

If you are having your lips tattooed and you are prone to cold sores, you should be on your medication 5 days before your procedure and 5 days after your procedure.

On the day of procedure swelling may occur. An ice bag covered with a paper towel can be applied for the first day and following morning. Lips tend to be very dry.

If you donate blood, it is a Red Cross policy that you must wait one year after any tattooing procedure. You will experience redness, tenderness, itchiness and/or burning, which will subside with time.

Some pigment may drop out altogether or look like it is flaking off; this can be filled in on the follow up visit in 4 to 6 weeks.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PERMANENT MAKEUP:

Keep moist using Q-Tip with Vaseline for 14 days. Very moist lipstick/lip conditioner ma be worn over a coast of Vaseline. Avoid the sun as much as you can especially the first week. Apply an extra coat of Vaseline before washing the face, bathing or showering. This will protect the healing area from bacteria, soap and other debris or particles. 

Day 2:

Wash lips with mild soap and water using fingertips or Q-Tip. Rinse and pat lightly to dry. Apply a very thin layer of Vaseline. 

Day 3-6+:

Repeat washing and reapply Vaseline. Peeling will occur – DO NOT PEEL OFF.

WHAT TO AVOID:

Avoid extended or long wear lipsticks and plumping lip glosses. Avoid teeth bleaching for a minimum of 3 weeks. Avoid drinking beverages without a straw. Don’t use any acidic or exfoliating products. Keep away from the area at all times (Retin-A, Glycolic, or hyaluronic acid, etc). 

WHAT TO NOTICE:

Lips may weep for the first few days. Change your pillowcase nightly. Lips tend to fade 60% and color can “hide” for a 4-week period before resurfacing.

 

AT FIRST SIGN OF INFECTION, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN.

For all procedures, a touch-up is often required. 

Don’t be alarmed if pigment comes off on Q-Tip when applying aftercare ointments. 

Don’t be alarmed by fading after first application. Final color cannot be judged until 2 weeks post procedure. 

Never use topical antibiotics unless given to you at time of your procedure, with specific instructions. 

If planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please notify technician you have an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo.

If planing to have laser hair removal on upper lip or a Photo Facial using IPL, notify laser specialist of cosmetic tattoo so this area may be avoided by the laser. Both ablative and non-ablative lasers may cause pigment to turn black. 

To donate blood, it is a Red Cross policy to wait one year after any tattooing procedure. 

If planning a beach trip, avoid swimming pools, oceans, hot tubs, direct sun, and sunscreens on unhealed areas.

Have additional questions or concerns?

Emergency Contact Info:
Jazmin Rodriguez
(267) 974-3768 (call or text)
info@jazminrae.com