APPOINTMENT PREP


At Alexia Makeup • Hair • Beauty, we want to make sure you are prepared for your upcoming service. Please take the time to read the list below. 

 

 THE FOLLOWING MUST BE STOPPED AND/OR AVOIDED PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:  


First 24 Hours

  • Caffeine

  • Alcohol

  • Energy & Pre-Work Drinks

7-14 Days

  • Aspirin & Blood Thinners (unless approved by Doctor)

  • Anti-inflammatories, Antibiotics & Ibuprofen

  • Magnesium, Vitamin C, Chamomile, glucosamine, primrose oil, anti-oxidants, ginger, gingko, Niacin, Vitamin E, omega-3 and fish oil. 

  • Chemical peels or laser treatments 

  • Retinols/Retin, Glycolics, and Brightening Serums 

  • Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn!

30 Days

  • Botox & Fillers

EYELINER TATTOO (all the above +)

  • No Eyelash Extensions

  • No Contact Lenses

LIP TATTOO (all the above +)

We strongly suggest for the client to undergo a course of any of anti-viral medications to prevent cold sore outbreak after your tattooing procedure.

  • If you are prone to getting cold sore or even if you've never had one, you can still have an outbreak after lip tattooing.  Getting cold sore is never a pleasant experience and to prevent it we advise taking an anti-viral medication 1-2 weeks prior to your appointment.

  • Exfoliate lips each day for at least 3 days leading up to your appointment with a gentle sugar scrub.  Apply a moisturising lip balm afterwards.  

CONTRAINDICATIONS TO MICROBLADING/COSMETIC TATTOO:
 

Please notify Alexia Makeup • Hair • Beauty before booking an appointment if you have one of the medical problems listed below:

  • Cancer - Client must be in remission and off of medication for six months, unless given written consent from their medical practicioner.

  • Pregnancy/Nursing

  • Diabetes - Can be considered on case by case basis.

  • HIV +

  • Hepatitis B or C

  • Blood thinners

  • Keloid scars

  • Roaccutane/Accutane - Clients must be off Accutane for at least 6 months.

  • Hemophilia/Bleeding disorder

  • Eczema, psoriasis, or skin irritation in the treated area

  • Prior organ transplant

  • Chronic steroids (prednisone) greater than 2 weeks duration

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AFTERCARE ADVICE

We want you to have the best results possible but that is going to require your help. Aftercare is very important and results will reflect how well you take care of your brows during your healing phase and for the months to follow.  Aftercare instructions will be provided to you at your appointment.  Each individual requires a customised healing method based on their skin type. 

 

AVOID THE FOLLOWING FOR 7-14 DAYS AFTER PROCEDURE:
 

  • Swimming or immersing in water; this will flush the pigment out, resulting in less pigment retention.

  • Sauna, hot bath/shower or jacuzzi.

  • Exercise/sweating, which will cause the ink to be pushed out or blur.

  • Sun Exposure: Sun-bathing; natural or tanning beds.

  • Picking, peeling or scratching scabs, which can result in scarring and loss of pigment.

  • Lotion, soap or makeup around your brow area/forehead.

  • Sleeping face down or on side, which can result in rubbing pigment off.

  • Lasers, Chemical Peels, Retin-A or Glycolic Acid (must always be avoided on brow area).

 

POST PROCEDURE TIPS:
 

  • Try to not get the tattooed area wet.  Keep a towel close by to gently pat if it does.

  • In the shower lean your head far back and cover your brows with your hand when rinsing your hair.

  • Wash bottom of face in sink and top of face near brows with a washcloth.

  • Drinking alcohol and specially smoking may lead to slow healing of wounds.

  • After completely healed, apply sunscreen. Sun exposure will make the pigment fade faster.

LIP TATTOO (all the above +)

  • Avoid any salty, oily, spicy, hot and citrus food for the first few days.

  • Drink everything through a straw if possible for one week following the procedure.

  • On the day of your appointment, wipe your lips each hour with a cotton round to absorb any fluids and then apply ointment right after.

  • Do not touch your lips with dirty fingers!

  • Apply the given ointment multiple times a day for at least 10 days after the procedure with either a clean finger or Q-tips provided and pat it in and do not rub.

  • You may ice the area within the first 48 hours, do not put the ice directly on your lips use a barrier (ie; gladwrap) and only keep it on for 10 minutes at a time.

  • Do not smoke while your lips are healing for at least 10 days after your appointment.

  • Do not kiss or rub lips while your lips are healing.

  • Try not to constantly wipe or lick your lips when eating.

  • Try to sleep on your back elevated for the first night to avoid swelling and use a new pillow case (if possible satin material)

  • Do not whiten teeth while your lips are healing (at least 2 weeks)

  • Do not go into direct sunlight or tanning beds for 4 weeks as this can alter the colour of the pigment on your lips.

  • Do not touch or pick at your lips! If you pick at your lips or the scabs this will remove the lip colour. Let the scabs fall off naturally.

  • After 10 days, you can wear lip makeup but make sure the product is new.

  • Do not get any Botox or fillers for at least 4 weeks after the appointment.

  • Do not use any soaps or creams on your lips for 10 days.

  • Avoid wetting your lips for 10 days, when showering, brushing teeth, etc. put ointment on the area to protect your lips from the water.

  • Avoid stretching the lips too much, cut food into tiny pieces if needed.