In order for us to determine if you are a good candidate for any lip procedure we will need some information...
*Are you pregnant?
*Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
If you are on any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain...
The following medications cause excessive bleeding. You are not a good canidiate for lips if you are currently on any of these medications
*Do you have Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis in or around the lip area? You need to be clear of any current condition before proceeding
Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin
*Platelet Disorders-Aggregation Disorders
An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop the bleeding from a damaged blood vessel.
*Have you been on Accutane (acne medicine) within the last 6 months? Need to be off for at least 6 months
* Are you currently taking a perscription blood thinner?
Sun burned Skin? No Exceptions! Stephanie will not work on anyone who comes in with a sunburned face.
* Do you get Keloid scarring from small every day type of cuts? Not a canidate if you do
Do get cold sores? Need to be on preventative medication 48 hours before procedure if so. Also for 3 days post-procedure. Please call your doctor and get a prescription medication like valtrex or something similar to prevent cold sores.
SOME OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
*Type 1 diabetic (Doctors release needed before appoinement)
*Any Type of heart condition, Mitral valve, Prolapsed valve etc.. (Doctors release needed before appointment)
*Are you required to take antibiotics before seeing a dentist? (Doctors release needed before appointment)
IF YOU ARE NOT TRUTHFUL IN ANSWERING THE ABOVE QUESTIONS AND WE SCHEDULE YOU AN APPOINTMENT AND FIND OUT THAT YOU ARE NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE- YOU WILL BE BILLED FOR THE APPOINTMENT TIME & FORFEIT ANY DEPOSIT PAID.
STEPHANIE HAS PROFESSIONAL REASONING AS TO WHY SHE CHOOSES NOT TO WORK ON CLIENTS WITH THE ABOVE MENTIONED CONTRAINDICATIONS. THERE ARE TECHNICIANS THAT WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND RUN, SHE'S NOT ONE OF THEM.
Other requirements to consider:
YOU CANNOT HAVE A TAN 15 DAYS BEFORE & ABSOLUTELY NO SUN 15 BEFORE AND 15 DAYS AFTER (This means you cannot go out in sun with a hat and glasses on, this means no SUN or HEAT FOR 7 days AFTER at all. If you resume tanning, the results will fade quickly, heal darker, fade super fast or not retain at all. If you ruin the results by going out in the sun too soon there will be an additional charge for any additional required appointments.
TAN SKIN BLEEDS, HEALS POORLY AND COLORS WILL NOT HEAL PROPERLY. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Lips will appear bold in color for about 5-7 days. Similar to a lipstick. If this will bother you, don't schedule anything important immediately after.
The better condition the lips are in the better your color will look! Please do not come in with dry, cracked or chapped lips. Prep them prior to the procedure a week in advance by applying aquaphor or somekind of healing ointment to them so they are soft and supple.
Things to consider before your appointment:
You may come with our without makeup on before your appointment. It is easiest for Stephanie to get a good visual of how you like to wear your makeup. So either come with your makeup on or bring a picture of how you like to wear it. This helps put both of you on the same page.
It is very important to make sure that you express any color or shape changes that you wish to have made in the first and second session. If a 3rd session is required to make last min changes there will be an additional charge.
A lot of times clients come in wanting light and conservative because they are nervous when this is not how they are normally wearing their makeup every day. Once they see the results and feel more comfortable then they like to go darker and thicker. This is all ok and we understand that some want to start out conservative. Just please be aware that if significant changes are made in the second session this will result in needing a third session. There will be an additional charge for any sessions after the first two sessions.
Plan on your appointment taking around an hour-hour and a half.
YOU CANNOT HAVE A TAN 15 DAYS BEFORE & ABSOLUTELY NO SUN 11 DAYS AFTER. If you resume tanning, the results will fade quickly, heal darker, fade super fast or not retain at all.
Some residual swelling is normal for ALL procedures. Most swelling occurs on day 1-3 A needle was placed in your skin, there WILL be swelling, how much is individualized. For the brow procedure usually there is very minimal swelling.
The area may appear uneven, dry, itchy, tender, red & irritated. This is all 100% normal. DO NOT PICK. These symptoms will dissipate each day and vary on an individual basis.
Color WILL fade/soften anywhere from 10% to 50% or more after a 5-7 day time frame. At the touch up we will fine tune any area that has faded too much. Healing is specific to each client. Once your procedure has healed you are allowed to wear makeup on top of your permanent cosmetics if it is needed.
It is important to realize that you will need a color boost every 1-5 yrs to maintain it's fresh natural appearance. Fading WILL happen after each procedure. We do not have control over your bodies healing process.
If you are out in the sun a lot, have oily skin, use anti-aging creams, retinA/retinol products, acidic cleansers, natural elements, regular chemical peels, or exercise frequently, your permanent makeup WILL fade prematurely. The better you take care of the treated area and follow the provided aftercare, the longer it will last.
Permanent Makeup is an art, NOT a science. Clients results will vary and using a pencil or powder may or may not still be needed.
Remember, no two sides of the face are the same. Perfection is our goal, but, note that nothing is PERFECT. We try to make them as symmetrical as we can. It is important to make sure that you express any shape changes that you wish to have made in the first and second session. If a 3rd session is required to make last min changes there will be an additional charge.
Avoid lotions, cleansers, creams on the treated area for 7 days.
You will keep a thin layer of aquaphor on the treated area for 7 days.
Absolutely No Water on them, Sun, Sweating, Exercise or Exertion of any kind after the procedure for 5 days.
Avoid direct shower water on the treated area after the procedure. Absolutely NOTHING on the treated area.. no makeup, lotions, pencil, lipstick, chapstick....etc. for 7-11 days....Avoid scrubbing the treated area for at least 11 days.
No swimming until the area is completely healed, salt water/chlorine WILL cause the pigments to fade or change in color.
Only touch the treated areas with squeaky clean hands during the healing process.
DO NOT RUB, SCRATCH OR PICK AT THE TREATED AREA. Let any scabbing, flaking or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring or infection.
Plan on scheduling your second session within the first 6-8 weeks.
There is NO GUARANTEE'S made as to the final outcome. Your skin, lifestyle and after care play a huge roll in YOUR results. EVERYONE heals differently. Not everyone is a candidate for the Hair Stroke procedure.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS AN INVESTMENT... ON YOUR FACE AND THE AFTER CARE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCEDURE. THANKS!!