Pre/Post Treatment Advice

Pre Treatment

Eyebrows

Avoid drinking coffee, taking ibuprofen, aspirin (unless medically advised), alcohol, fish oil supplements, green tea and excessive sun exposure for minimum of 24 hours before your appointment but ideally as long as possible.

You will not be able to apply make-up for 24 hours after your treatment. We strongly recommend using new products to avoid bacterial contamination.

Ideally, you should not visit the gym, sauna, Jacuzzi or swim for 24 hours.

Any tweezing, waxing, facial hair tinting or eyelash curling should be done 48 hours prior to treatment and 1-week post-procedure.

On some occasions due to skin type; sun exposure and other factors it may be necessary to have more than 2 treatments. On these occasions, a charge of £75 for treatment 3 onwards will be incurred.

Eyeliner

You should not wear eyelash extensions; please remove them before arriving at the clinic. If you wear contact lenses you will need to bring glasses to wear immediately after your treatment.

Retinol and lash serums – please refrain from using for 6 months prior to your appointment.

Lips

If you are prone to cold sores it is likely you will have an outbreak and you will need to take a course of Zovirax tablets prescribed by your doctor or L-lysine (available from any health shop) prior to treatment and continue as described post-treatment.

On the day of your treatment – You must be in good health on the day of your treatment. Please eat before you visit the clinic, this will help with your blood sugar levels.

You will be required to fill in consent and treatment forms and will have your photograph taken. These will be stored securely by your technician.

Post Treatment

Aftercare is key – if you can keep the area clean and don’t pick your procedures will heal quickly and look beautiful.
You may notice white blanching around the area, this is quite normal and will subside in a few hours.

Do not allow water to go directly onto the treated area. If it does please blot with dry clean gauze do not wipe.

The area may still be numb and be slightly swollen. The numbing will subside within a couple of hours. The swelling should subside within 2 days.

In some cases, there may be bruising. This should last no longer than 1 week. If the area weeps, you can gently blot the area with tissue to remove the moisture. Do not rub.

If you are given some aftercare ointment for eyebrows and lip procedures use sparingly.

Apply 1-3 times a day with clean hands and a clean cotton bud. If your lips feel dry, apply more frequently but do not overuse. Overuse may affect pigment retention.

DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE AREA – IT MAY RESULT IN INFECTION OR PIGMENT LOSS

Your treatment will follow these healing phases:

Heal

As soon as your procedure is finished your body will start to heal. The skin will close and you may see a thin scab that protects the area whilst healing.

Peel

After a few days the scab will fall away and you will see pigment

Fade

You will see a lighter hue of implanted colour. This colour will change over 4/6 weeks. In some cases, healed lip colour will not be seen for up to 3 months, and in some cases, eyeliner can disappear entirely during this phase.

THIS IS A 2 STAGE PROCEDURE – VISIT 1 IS THE BASE COAT – VISIT 2 ‘PERFECTS’

  • Your procedure is not deemed complete until you have had both treatments.
  • Your second visit can be booked after 6 weeks and before 3 months.
  • If it is after 3 months it is deemed to be a retouch and you may be charged accordingly.

Tips for keeping your procedure looking beautiful

  • Consider using a waterproof sunblock. Sun exposure will fade your procedure and the colour may change
  • Strong chemical or glycolic/acid peels of any kind may cause pigment to lighten
  • Keep your procedure looking its best – book a colour boost procedure 12/18 months following your second visit