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

  • No Eyelash Extensions

  • No Contact Lenses

LIP TATTOO 

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

  • Lysine is a natural essential amino acid, best taken 1 month before the procedure

  • Valtrex, which you can obtain a prescription from your doctor, will attack virus immediately. Best to take 2 days before and after the procedure.

For instance, you have a cold sore on your lip and you have your eyebrows or eyeliner tattooed, best to wear Compeed patches in order to prevent spreading. Mixing in Zovirax with your aftercare cream is recommended.

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

  • Accutane - Clients must be off Accutane for 12 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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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 customized healing method based off of 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 brows wet during shower.  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.