Valerie's Salon Spa Boutique
Our pre-care instructions are provided to ensure the best possible results of your procedure. The instructions below will help promote healthy skin, longer-lasting results as well as minimize bleeding during the procedure. Please check each box and sign the bottom stating you read and understood these pre-care instructions.
Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
Avoid power shakes and power greens, Fish Oil, and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure. These items may thin the blood.
Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A 4 weeks prior.
Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, facewash BB or CC creams and makeup primers for anything that says acid.
Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle as well.
You have to be off any kind of Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions!
If you get FILLERS they should be done six (6) weeks prior to your scheduled procedure or done six (6) weeks after the procedure.
If you use Botox, it should be performed either two (2) weeks prior to your scheduled procedure or two (2) weeks after your procedure.
PREGNANT OR NURSING MOTHERS
WE DO NOT WORK ON ANYONE PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING, NO EXCEPTIONS!
If I do not follow these recommendations I understand that I may have unrealistic expectations.
YOU ,MAY NOT BE A CANDIDATE FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP IF:
You have a heart condition, a pacemaker, or a defibrillator, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN.
If you "keloid" scar you need to ask your doctor (raised scarring).
If you have Hemophilia
If you are any of these medications as you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain.
If you have oily skin your results WILL appear softer in appearance and may require additional procedures (eyebrows can look solid).
Dark Skin types please note that your permanent makeup will not appear as bold as lighter skin types. (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.)
Microbladed eyebrows require a “DRY HEAL”. Do not get them wet for ten (10) days.
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss!
COMPLETELY avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper pigmentation and scarring.
Avoid pools, saunas, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for three (3) weeks.
Be aware that profuse sweating may cause the "hair strokes" to blur under the skin and there is no fixing this.
Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first ten (10) days.
NO makeup or skincare products to be used on the treated area for two (2) weeks.
NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for four (4) weeks.
After ten (10) days, once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading.
Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for four (4) weeks after your procedure.
ALWAYS AND FOREVER:
Avoid Retin-A, Chemical Peels and Microderms around the brow area once healed.
Avoid any skincare that has the words: Acid, Retin A, or Glycol, on the treated area. Look in your foundations and primers as well as these products are usually found in skincare that states they are “long-lasting”.
HEALING PROCESS: (Typical Effects of microbladed brows)
Day 1-2: The eyebrows are approximately 20 to 25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Do not be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
Day 3: Eyebrows will start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Natural exfoliation begins, do not exfoliate yourself.
Day 4: The skin begins to flake- peeling from the outside edges first.
Day 5: Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and greyer for 8 weeks until color clarifies.