Aftercare & FAQ

Aftercare and FAQ

Pre-Procedure Instructions

Please read carefully to ensure you don’t have any contraindications prior to making your $200 retainer to secure your date. All retainers and services are non refundable with no exceptions under any circumstance.

You are not a suitable candidate if you answer YES to any of the following questions:
• Are pregnant
• Breastfeeding
• On any blood thinning medications
• Under 18
• Keloid
• Diabetic
• Chemo & radiation less than 6 months (with written Dr. consent needed)
• Accutane in the last 12 months
• Taking aspirin daily
• Immunosuppressed/immune compromised
• Low iron to which supplements are required
• Diagnosed skin conditions in an around the brow area
• NO blood thinning/anti coagulant medication, vitamins and supplements, Omega’s herbal/green tea/detox tea’s, NSAID’s (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspiring, Coumadin, etc). Also, be mindful of natural blood thinners such as turmeric, garlic, etc. ALL supplements will need to be suspended temporarily (pills, powders, oils, teas), NSAIDS (naproxen, advil, aspirin, etc). Consult your physician if these have been prescribed.
• Excessively dry skin in brow (flake/patchy)
• Excessively oily skin (slick to the touch)
• Previous permanent makeup

If you are excessively bleeding during the procedure, appointment will be cut short, deposit will be forfeited and you will need to be booked at a later date. Tylenol is fine to take prior to appointment. If you are still unsure about a medication check with your local pharmacy to ensure it does not have blood thinning properties.

Please eat something 20-30 minutes prior to your appointment. This keeps your blood sugar steady and helps you to be more comfortable and less sensitive.

Avoid any form of caffeine day of your appointment. Caffeine is a stimulant and will heighten your sensitivity.

If you are required to take antibiotics before dental procedures, please follow the same instructions from your doctor before your procedure.

If you get your eyebrows waxed, threaded, or tinted, please have this done at least 1 week prior to your scheduled procedure. It is recommended to wait 14 days to have them waxed or threaded and 30 days for tinting post procedure.

Do not have any chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or any other intense treatment which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenation and cause skin irritation 3-4 weeks before procedure.

No Botox, fillers, Retin A, anti-aging products 2 weeks before appointment.

Avoid tanning and tanning beds 2 weeks prior to procedure

You may request a patch test 2 weeks before procedure. We are required by the color manufacturer to offer that to you but not required. A patch test does not ensure you will not develop a reaction later.

Wash your hair before procedure.

Microblading is a 2 to 3 step process (typically only 2) and you must wait at least 6 weeks in between procedures (NO exceptions) The cost of each touch up is included.

Appointments are scheduled back to back. If arriving more than 15 minutes late, deposit will be forfeited and appointment will be rescheduled. Please check WAZE for directions and time travel prior to appointment date.

Although we love friends, family and children, they may not accompany you to the appointment. Full concentration from the artist is required.

If you have a major life event coming up in the near future (i.e. wedding in a couple months) or are experiencing a stressful period in your life, semi permanent changes in your appearance are not recommend. Patience and maturity is required through the healing process as semi permanent changes to ones appearance can be emotional and exciting.

Cancellation Policy:
All deposits are non-refundable under ANY circumstance. 48 hour notice must be given for any cancellations. If less than 48 hours notice is given, deposit is forfeited and full payment (non-refundable) will be required upon rescheduling. Appointments may be rescheduled only once if more than 48 hours notice is given.

To ensure best retention and less frequent touch ups for your skin type, please follow ALL instructions prior to your appointment.

Following these simple instructions will make a big difference in the enjoyment and outcome of your procedure.

3D Areola Pigmentation & Nipple Simulation Aftercare

You have received 3D areola pigmentation and nipple simulation. It is VERY important to follow the aftercare recommended for optimum results. The main objective is to allow the area to heal without friction for maximum color retention. Failure to follow the recommended aftercare may jeopardize the outcome.

First 48 Hours
For the first few hours following the procedure you may experience some oozing at the site. This is natural lymphatic fluid that the body produces to begin the healing process.

It is recommended you do not allow the fluid to build up and dry onto the area as the result will be scabbing. You have been provided Aquaphor aftercare product to take home with you. The objective is to keep the area lightly moist to prevent drying out and scabbing of the area.

1. Using a Q-tip, sparingly apply a thin layer of Aquaphor 2-3 times daily for 7 days, or until there is no longer any flaking, crust or rough texture to the area. Do not overapply the product, as the skin will become overly moist and may not heal properly.

2. It is advisable to wear a loose fitting top with no bra and only non-stick bandages applied over the aftercare product so as not to cause friction or stick to clothing.

3. Gently wash the area with a cool, dampened cotton pad by dabbing the area clean, and then apply fresh aftercare product. Always use a clean damp pad to remove any previously applied ointment before applying fresh ointment. Do this with a gentle dabbing motion – do not rub, scrub, or use soap

After 48 Hours

1. After 3 days you can use a mild soap (Cetaphil has been provided) and water in the shower to gently clean the area but light rinsing – no direct shower spray until after 7 days.

2. Let the area air dry for 15-30 minutes until the tattoo is dry.

At Night

1. Use a very thin coat of Aquaphor and cover with non-stick bandage.

2. Wear loose fitting sleep/leisure bra.

After Day 7

1. Let your breasts dry out to continue healing on their own.

2. No more ointment

3. Still gently blot them with damp cotton swab, if still oozing lymphatic fluid.

4. Let them dry heal now

What should you expect afterwards?
3D Areola Pigmentation & Nipple Simulation Aftercare

1. Slight swelling and redness following the procedure and the skin may feel tight and sensitive. These symptoms will ease within 1-7 days depending on how sensitive your skin is and how much post surgical feeling has been preserved.

2. Peeling or scabbing may begin in about a week. NO picking, peeling, or scratching the epithelial crust – this can remove the color before it is properly healed and can cause infection. Allow it to flake off naturally. It is important the healing process take its natural course. As the pigmented area of the skin heals and dries it forms a scab. This can last 14-21 days and the dead cells (scab)will come off as the healing takes place. Scarring can also occur if the scabs are removed prematurely resulting in color loss.

3. For a minimum of 10 days or until peeling phase is complete, DO NOT expose your tattoo to dust or dirt, long, hot steamy showers, jacuzzi, steam room, or swimming. Salt water and chlorine can “bleach” the color out and it increases the chances of infection. No mud wrestling, washing the dog, gardening, etc.

4. There is no restriction on light physical activity, however to minimize potential complications such as infection or color loss please no strenuous activity or exercise for one week (longer for radiated skin)

5. In the RARE event of possible infection, you may see redness spreading out from the treated area, red streaks, oozing of purulent fluid (pus). The area will be warm to touch and you may have a low-grade fever. If you have any of these symptoms, call me Claudia McNeff 323-303-2377, but please seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY.

6. Gently pat dry following showers/baths, even after 5-6 months after tattoo procedure. This allows optimal time for healing.

7. You will notice slight fading of the pigment and softening of the color. Your tattoo may have a waxy or shiny appearance when it first peels and this is normal.

IF YOU HAVE HAD RADIATION, NOTE THAT HEALING TIMES MAY BE SIGNIFICANTLY LONGER AND YOU MAY BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO INFECTION OR COMPLICATIONS. ALLOW 2 WEEEKS FOR COMPLETE HEALING.

Variations to these recommendations are not encouraged and will most likely affect the final outcome of your procedure, if not totally remove the implanted color. Skin types, surgical results, scar tissue, etc., will determine the healed results. It is typical and customary to see some minor imperfections in color density, symmetry, and/or desired tone. These specifics will all be addressed at your follow-up visit and modifications or additional color applied as indicated by technician discretion and personal preference.

Following these simple instructions will make a big difference in the enjoyment and outcome of your procedure.

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