PRE/POST PERMANENT EYEBROW PROCEDURE:
....It is best to have your permanent eyebrow procedure done first, then Botox later. If you have already had Botox done, it is fine, although you should wait at least 4 weeks following your Botox injection.
.....If you have any skin blemishes, rashes, or irritation within your brow line, you should wait until your skin clears up before having the eyebrow procedure done.
.....You should refrain from any laser treatments in the brow area, or microdermabrasion, chemical peels or acid treatments in the brow area at least 4 weeks prior to your eyebrow procedure. Avoid facials around the brow area, for 2 weeks post eyebrow procedure.
.....You must be completely off of Accutane (or any product similar to Accutane) for at least one year prior to your eyebrow procedurre. (Accutane is a drug used for severe acne treatment).
.....It is not necessary to wax/shape your eyebrows prior to coming into your appointment as Lynn and Kristin Duncan are both makeup artists and can shape them for you during your eyebrow procedure. (You may, however, have them shaped before you come in, if you'd like to, it's just not necessary.)
.....You must not wax, thread, or tweeze (never shave) your eyebrows at least 48 hours prior to your eyebrow procedure.
.....You must not have electrolysis in the brow area at least two weeks prior to your eyebrow procedure.
.....Your eyebrows will look amazingly good following your eyebrow procedure. They may be a little darker than desired, although you may notice that the color will lighten about 30% during the first week of healing. And about another 10% during the second week of healing.
......You will need to apply a thin film of healing ointment (which we will provide) over your eyebrows for one week post eyebrow procedure. You will take a fresh Q-tip with a very small amount of ointment and apply over your new eyebrows, twice a day for one week. After you apply the ointment, you may take a piece of kleenex and wipe off excess ointment so your brows only need to remain moist, not greasy, during the healing ointment week.
.....During the week that your eyebrows heal and lighten in color, you may notice some flaking of color. Do not pick at your brows. Allow the color to naturally exfoliate off on it's own. If you pick or rub your brows you will have excess color loss.
.....The reason you have color loss is because the top layer of our skin goes through a sloughing cycle, and when this happens, it will pull off the top layer of pigment with it. If you lose too much color, you may use your conventional eyebrow pencils/powder to fill in with more color, as needed, until your next (second/"touch-up") application of color. After your second color application, which is scheduled 4-8 weeks following your initial appointment, you will no longer need to use your brow pencils/powder.
.....You may want to come into your appointment with your eyebrows drawn on in order to "show" us the way you would like them to look, or provide us with an idea as to what feels "comfortable" for you, i.e., size and color. (We will remove all makeup prior to starting your procedure.) However, if you would rather come in with a clean face, we can look at eyebrow pictures from our gallery, to discuss shape/color. Even if you come in with your brows on, we will still consult about shape/color for your individual facial features.
.....Before we start your procedure, we will draw your eyebrows on for you. Even though we are makeup artists, you will get "two votes to our one" and give us the "green light" on when you feel the shape is exactly how you would like it to be. So, you will be in charge of your procedure, even though we work as a team.
YOU will LOVE your new eyebrows!
.....ALL OF OUR GALLERY PICTURES ARE OF OUR EXCLUSIVE WORK AND ARE COPYRIGHTED.
.....NONE OF OUR GALLERY PICTURES ARE PHOTOSHOPPED.
PERMANENT EYEBROW LONG TERM CARE:
.....Use a good sunblock over your eyebrows. Sun exposure will fade your permanent makeup. Tanning beds are extremely harsh on permanent makeup.
.....If you are planning for a chemical peel, laser procedure or any type of work by a professional around your permanent makeup site(s), always inform the practitioner.
.....The use of Retin-A/Tretinoin or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used regularly around the eyebrow area will cause premature fading. Any type of "acids" or chemical peels used regularly around the eyebrow area will cause premature fading.
.....The time you may consider coming in for a "color boost" or "color refresher" is when you feel the need to add more color to your brows. Rather than picking up the pencil, pick up the phone to schedule your maintenance appointment!
PRE/POST PERMANENT EYELINER PROCEDURE:
.....Do not wear contact lenses during your eyeliner procedure. You must also refrain from wearing your contact lenses for at least 48 hours post procedure, although, technically, your eye doctor should advise you as to when you may resume contact lens usage.
.....You must have a driver available, or at least an "on-call" driver available, to drive you home post eyeliner procedure.
.....You must avoid using any type of eyelash enhancing serums, such as Latiesse, for at least 3-6 months prior to your eyeliner procedure and not to resume usage until at least 2 weeks post procedure.
.....You must not have any eyelash extensions on during the eyeliner procedure and not to resume eyelash extension usage until at least 2 weeks post procedure.
.....If you have an eye disease or under a doctor's care for an eye problem, you will need to provide "written" permission for you to have an eyeliner procedure prior to coming in.
.....You must wear a very thin film of healing ointment over your new eyeliner for 5-7 days post procedure. You will take a fresh Q-tip with a small amount of ointment (which we will provide) and apply over your new eyeliner twice a day. Again, a very small amount of ointment should be used.
.....You may wear mascara on the tips of your eyelashes during the healing ointment week as long as it is a fresh, new tube of mascara. You may wear all of your other makeup too, as long as it does not touch your new eyeliner.
.....When you leave the office, following completion of your eyeliner procedure, you will look amazingly good. There is no bleeding during the procedure (when done in our office vs. other places) and as a result you will not be swollen afterwards. Your eyes will not look swollen, it will look as though you've just applied your own eyeliner. However, the following morning, you may notice that your upper eyelids are swollen if you don't keep your head elevated the first night post eyeliner procedure. This may mean sleeping in a recliner. Otherwise, if you sleep normally, with your head lower, you may wake up with puffy upper eyelids, however, with normal activity that morning, you'll notice significant decrease in swelling as the morning moves forward.
.....You will lose approximately 30% of your newly applied eyeliner during the healing ointment week. This is due to the fact that our skin goes through a sloughing cycle and pulls off with it the top layer of color. (This is why there is a "second" application of color is scheduled 4-8 weeks following your first application.)
.....You may want to wear your eyeliner (not mascara) into your appointment to "show" us how you'd like your eyeliner applied permanently. (We will be removing all eye makeup, including mascara, prior to your procedure). Otherwise, you may come in with a clean face and we will look at pictures from my eyeliner gallery during your consultation to see which type/style you are desiring for yourself. Even if you come in with your eyeliner on, we will still take a look at my eyeliner gallery pictures...which, by the way, are NOT photoshopped.
.....ALL OF OUR GALLERY PICTURES ARE OUR EXCLUSIVE WORK AND ARE COPYRIGHTED.
.....NONE OF OUR GALLERY PICTURES ARE PHOTOSHOPPED.
LIP LINER AND FULL LIP COLOR PRE/POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
I do NOT do lip color on those who have had any dermal fillers; (Silicone, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Perlane or Gortex). Lips will feel swollen and tender for a few days following the procedure. However, they will only be slightly swollen. In fact, the majority of women enjoy the fuller shape of their lips following the procedure. Although you will feel comfortable with the size of your lips following the procedure, you will question the intensity of color on your lips. Be assured that the color of your lips will lighten significantly in just a few days. It is important to apply aftercare ointment to your lips consistently during the first week, especially. You will notice that on the second day post procedure, your lips will start of slough off the pigment. Do not pick at your lips. Allow your lips to slough off the pigment naturally. Usually, by day 4 or 5 the sloughing is complete. Your lips, at that time, will be quite light in color. However, they will begin to become more colorful with each passing week up to 6 weeks. They will soften into the beautiful shade you have been patiently waiting for. Meanwhile, you may apply an ice pack (which is protected with a wet barrier film of paper toweling) for 10 minute intervals for the first couple of days. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if
desired. During the first two weeks, please follow these guidelines for beautiful lip color:
Stay out of the sun (even up to 6 weeks) as the sun will quickly fade color.
Be careful when brushing your teeth as toothpaste will pull out pigment.
Do not bite into greasy, oily, salty or spicy foods, rather cut them up and place them into your mouth.
Consistently apply the aftercare ointment to your lips. Use a clean Q-tip with each application.
Do not pick or pull off the sloughing pigment, let it fall off naturally.
You may wear lipstick after the first two weeks if the tube of lipstick is new.
Make sure you take your anti-herpes medication to help prevent cold sores two days before your next lip appointment, if needed.
If you have any other concerns or questions, call Lynn Duncan at (262) 470-0077.
3D MICROBLADE PRE/POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
.....If you have had a permanent eyebrow procedure already you are not a candidate for 3d microbladed eyebrows unless your permanent makeup has totally faded away or has been lasered off.
.....You are not a good candidate if you have large pores or oily skin as the results will appear softer/more solid or powdered looking. You will most likely require more treatments.
.....You may not be a candidate if you have rosacea or extremely sensitive skin as the pigment may not retain very well.
.....Redheads, blondes and fair skin types will experience more swelling, redness and fading than darker skin types, and may require more treatments.
.....If you have any blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, irritation of the skin of any kind around the brow area, you should wait until they are gone prior to scheduling.
.....Avoid the sun and tanning for at least two week prior to your procedure. Avoid the sun or tanning for 30 days post procedure or your results will fade quickly, heal darker (hyperpigment) or possibly not retain pigment at all.
.....Do not work out the day of your procedure or 7 days post procedure. The salt/sweat or perspiration will erode the color. This includes no pools, sauna, steam rooms, and long hot showers.
.....Avoid alcohol and caffeine 24 hours prior to your procedure.
.....Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours prior to procedure. Tylenol is fine.
.....Do not take power shakes, power greens, Fish Oil or "Hair, Skin & Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure.
.....Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A on the forehead or around the brow area for 4 weeks prior to your appointment.
.....Discontinue Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the brow area 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks post procedure.
.....Discontinue eyebrow hair growth serums 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks post procedure.
.....Avoid brow waxing or tinting 3 days prior to procedure and not to resume waxing for 10 days and tinting for 30 days post procedure.
.....Avoid electrolysis around the brow area for 4 weeks prior to procedure and not to resume for 4 weeks post procedure.
.....You must be off of Accutane (prescription medication used to treat acne) or any products similar to Accutane for at least one year prior to procedure. This is extremely important!
.....Botox should be performed at least 2 weeks prior to procedure.
.....You may wear your eyebrows into your appointment to "show" us the way you would like your brows to look. Otherwise, you may come in with a clean face. We will discuss/consult eyebrow shapes and colors prior to your procedure whether you wear your eyebrows into your appointment or not. Even though Kristin and Lynn are both makeup artists, they will draw on your eyebrows and revise the shape to your approval prior to starting your procedure.
.....ALL OF OUR GALLERY PICTURES ARE OUR WORK AND ARE COPYRIGHTED.
.....NONE OF OUR GALLERY PICTURES ARE PHOTOSHOPPED.
3D MICROBLADE AFTER-CARE:
.....NOTE: NO cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 7 days. You may wear other makeup immediately after the procedure, just not on the treated area for 7 days.
.....NO using any other products on healing brows besides A&D that will be provided
.....ONLY touch the treated areas with thoroughly cleansed hands during the healing process.
.....NO sweating, exercising or exertion which results in perspiration for 7 days. This includes pools, saunas, steam rooms and long hot showers.
.....NO picking, rubbing or scratching the treated eyebrows as you will lose color and may cause scarring.
.....NO direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Direct sun exposure can cause pigment color changes, hyperpigmentation and scarring.
.....NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post procedure.
.....YOU will notice approximately 30-40% color loss during the healing process. You may notice some flaking of color occurring and this is to be expected. You may use your eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows after the 7 day healing period, if desired. As a result, be sure to schedule your second/"touch-up" application 8-12 weeks following your initial procedure. After your second color application, you will no longer need to use your eyebrow pencil.
.....Everyone is an individual with a different skin type, body chemistry and lifestyle. There is no guarantee as to the healing results in advance of the procedure being done. When you leave, the strokes will be intact. Following the pre/post care instructions will help to promote the best healing results.
3D MICROBLADE LONG TERM CARE:
.....AFTER 7 DAYS, use a good sunblock as sun exposure will fade your eyebrows.
.....The use of Retin-A/Tretinoin or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used regularly around the brow area will cause the eyebrows to fade prematurely. Beware of skin care products with words such as "acid" "retin-A" "glycol".
.....The regular use of chemical and acid peels should be kept away from your eyebrows.
.....Smoking will cause the pigment to fade prematurely.
.....It is recommended to apply Vaseline to eyebrows prior to swimming in chlorinated water (swimming pools) as chlorine is a bleach and will fade the color prematurely.
.....Be sure to schedule "color boosts" or "color refresher" appointments as needed. Once you feel the need to pick up your pencil to add more color is the time to pick up the phone to schedule your maintenance appointment.
AREOLA REPIGMENTATION AFTER CARE:
It is important to follow these after-care rules for best results:
— Do apply ointment to your areolas 3x/day for one week. (ointment will be provided)
— Do not rub your areolas for one week. This means do not wash them; washing is rubbing. Stand with your back to the shower head and allow the water to gently run off of your newly pigmented areolas.
— Apply a piece of gauze over your ointmented areolas within your bra for one week, following your shower. Approxiately 50% of the pigment will exfoliate during the healing ointment week and the gauze will prevent your bra from becoming soiled with remnant pigment.
— For the first three (3) nights, keep your bra on while sleeping. However, starting the fourth (4th) night, sleep with no bra. Instead, after applying your ointment (which you should do for an entire week), sleep with an older night garment and allow your areolas to breathe.
— Toward the end of the week, you will notice that the color will have softened and lightened into a natural color and you may discontinue all after-care instructions.
— Be sure to schedule your "follow-up" appointment 6-8 weeks following your initial procedure.