Some things to avoid "at least a week" before you get permanent makeup:
aspirin, Advil. Alieve, Vit. E, St. Johns Wart, fish oil, ginseng, energy drinks, health tonics, powders added to smoothies,Musinex, Nasinex, Celibrex,anything ending in "ex".
Expect slight swelling, thickness and/or redness for 1 to 2 days. Apply the WHITE PETROLATUM (that I give you) for 3 to 5 days. Rinse with water pat dry.
Eyeliner and shadow/liner:
Have someone drive you home (your eyes may be blurry from the numbing product). Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. Ice packs or cold tea bags (boiled and refrigerated) may be used the day of and the day after the procedure. Apply a thin vail WHITE PETROLATUM (that I give you) on the treated area for 3 to 5 days. You can rinse with water and pat dry. Use a new mascara after 5 days.
Up to 50% of the color can be lost in the healing process (pealing, flaking and leaking).
Keep moist with White petrolatum for 3 to 5 days.
Put a damp cloth between the ice and your skin.
No vigorous exercise, gardening or heavy cleaning for 24 hours (dirt and dust can give you an infection).
Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. You will get infections from door knobs, grocery carts, children, your runny nose...not from getting a tattoo.
Do not use Retin-A, Glycolic acids, or anti-blemish/wrinkle products on your tattoo.
Do not expose to the SUN or tanning beds (cover or use sun block).
Avoid facials, swimming and whirlpools (for one week).
Do not dye or tweeze eyebrows (for one week) before or after brow procedure.
Please do not have eyelash extensions applied during our permanent makeup procedures.
The density of color will fluctuate during the healing process.
All procedures require more than one visit/treatment (touch up in 6 to 8 weeks), and will need a color boost in 1 to 3 years depending on your age, condition of your skin, lifestyle (sun/tanning beds), medications, the colors used and the products you use to clean and moisturize your face.
Failure to follow post procedure instructions results in loss or discoloration of pigments used in your new permanent makeup.
Before you get your permanent makeup
Former fashion model, national award winning permanent makeup artist.
What happens during your procedure.
First we numb with a topical anesthetic (15 to 20 minutes), talk about (and choose) your "best" color while you are numbing.
We wipe the numbing product off and mark our measurements (from the nose, outside of pupils and the ends of the eyes).
Then we mark the proposed brow (in this case this brow was higher than the other) so we lowered it just a little.
This is the finished product (tattooed brow) that has been plucked. Notice that the peak of the arch is farther out.
BEFORE with eyebrow pencil.
AFTER brows are now leveled and arches are balanced.
Afterwards- taking care of your permanent makeup.
Here she is after finial touchup. she opted for a soft smudge eyeliner also.
She was a courageous woman. She had her permanent makeup done while she was out of work and traveling the country looking for that perfect job.
She got her perfect job and got her last touchup as she was packing up her Uhaul and moving out of state.
New face, new job, new life.
Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours before your procedure.
A little blood is expected, I make an opening in your skin and implant color. If you bleed out of that opening, you will loose some of that color. So we want to minimize bleeding. Please check with your Doctor to see if your medicines are blood thinners (like cholesteral meds). Ask him/her if you can go off of that medicine a week before your procedure.
I am semi retired. I am now available for Wednesday and Saturday appointments only (10 AM untill).
Please do not ask to be a special exception.
I take credit and debit cards, 5% off for CASH on full price services, 10% off on full face (brows,liner and lips) and cash.
Permanent makeup artist Stephanie Drumright (Lucas) serving: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,Tennessee and Florida since 2004.