PRE-TREATMENT & AFTERCARE

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Pre-Treatment


Things You Should Know About Your Lips Lip procedures require the most time. The client and technician will determine lip color and shape during consultation. Lips can be given more definition and color. Fever blisters are a common side affect of lip tattooing. If you have ever had fever blisters (even years ago), cold sores, shingles or chicken pox a prescribed anti-viral medication must be taken prior to and after the procedure. To ensure the best retention of color, it is advisable to exfoliate the lips during the week prior to procedure by using a soft toothbrush, a washcloth or wet paper towel. After exfoliating apply Vaseline or a lip moisturizer to lips. Do not wax above lips or use any bleaching products within a week of procedure. Lips will be kept numb during the procedure with a combination of topical anesthetics. After the procedure you will be given an ointment to apply to the lips as well as all after care instructions. Lips will be tender for a day or so but over the counter pain medication can help relieve this as well as using ice for swelling and discomfort. The lips generally take 2 to 3 weeks to heal completely and always need at least 1 touch up.




Aftercare


What To Do After A Lip PMU Session Lips will feel swollen and very dry after your treatment. Apply supplied after care ointment on lips several times a day. This should be done for at least 14 days post treatment. Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a liberal amount of ointment. Just tap on skin and do not rub in. Always use a clean Q-tip, not fingers to apply ointment to the lips area. This will reduce the risk of secondary infection. It is advised to sleep on an old pillowcase. There will be residual pigment coming off the lips for several days that can stain linens. After lips are no longer tender to the touch they may become flaky. This is normal and is expected. Please do not pick or scratch at them. This may significantly reduce the amount pigment uptake. Avoid the sun and tanning beds pre and post procedure. Be sure to use a sun block once lips are healed. Do not use any Glycolic, Hydroxy or fruit acid products on lips. Avoid direct water pressure, pools and other bodies of water, until healed. Please be advised it is a good idea to brush your teeth with just water for 72 hours, post treatment. You can resume wearing lipstick once lips are healed. It is advised to use a new lipstick after all lip treatments. Redness, swelling, tenderness, dryness are all common post treatment side effects and will dissipate in a short period of time. Avoid oily, salty, acidic foods and alcohol while healing. Lips are a muscle and will need 1 to 3 sessions to complete the process of this procedure. Lips are unpredictable. Some clients will yield very strong healed lip color. Others will only heal with slight color uptake. This will vary on an individual basis. Clients with sun damage, scar tissue (from injury or fever blisters) and clients with implants may not have strong results. Hyperpigmentation can happen on any lip client without warning. Fever Blisters are a known side effect of all lip procedures. Clients are asked to go to their doctor or dentist for an anti-viral medication prior to any lip procedure, to help avoid an outbreak. Follow all before and after instructions after all lip treatments. Lip retouch must be scheduled 30 to 45 days apart from initial season to help with color retention. Lips heal in three stages: Too dark - Too light - Just right. This takes one month to happen. Please avoid any friction to lip area.





LIP SERVICE

Pre-Treatment


Things You Should Know About Your Lips Lip procedures require the most time. The client and technician will determine lip color and shape during consultation. Lips can be given more definition and color. Fever blisters are a common side affect of lip tattooing. If you have ever had fever blisters (even years ago), cold sores, shingles or chicken pox a prescribed anti-viral medication must be taken prior to and after the procedure. To ensure the best retention of color, it is advisable to exfoliate the lips during the week prior to procedure by using a soft toothbrush, a washcloth or wet paper towel. After exfoliating apply Vaseline or a lip moisturizer to lips. Do not wax above lips or use any bleaching products within a week of procedure. Lips will be kept numb during the procedure with a combination of topical anesthetics. After the procedure you will be given an ointment to apply to the lips as well as all after care instructions. Lips will be tender for a day or so but over the counter pain medication can help relieve this as well as using ice for swelling and discomfort. The lips generally take 2 to 3 weeks to heal completely and always need at least 1 touch up.




Aftercare


What To Do After A Lip PMU Session Lips will feel swollen and very dry after your treatment. Apply supplied after care ointment on lips several times a day. This should be done for at least 14 days post treatment. Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a liberal amount of ointment. Just tap on skin and do not rub in. Always use a clean Q-tip, not fingers to apply ointment to the lips area. This will reduce the risk of secondary infection. It is advised to sleep on an old pillowcase. There will be residual pigment coming off the lips for several days that can stain linens. After lips are no longer tender to the touch they may become flaky. This is normal and is expected. Please do not pick or scratch at them. This may significantly reduce the amount pigment uptake. Avoid the sun and tanning beds pre and post procedure. Be sure to use a sun block once lips are healed. Do not use any Glycolic, Hydroxy or fruit acid products on lips. Avoid direct water pressure, pools and other bodies of water, until healed. Please be advised it is a good idea to brush your teeth with just water for 72 hours, post treatment. You can resume wearing lipstick once lips are healed. It is advised to use a new lipstick after all lip treatments. Redness, swelling, tenderness, dryness are all common post treatment side effects and will dissipate in a short period of time. Avoid oily, salty, acidic foods and alcohol while healing. Lips are a muscle and will need 1 to 3 sessions to complete the process of this procedure. Lips are unpredictable. Some clients will yield very strong healed lip color. Others will only heal with slight color uptake. This will vary on an individual basis. Clients with sun damage, scar tissue (from injury or fever blisters) and clients with implants may not have strong results. Hyperpigmentation can happen on any lip client without warning. Fever Blisters are a known side effect of all lip procedures. Clients are asked to go to their doctor or dentist for an anti-viral medication prior to any lip procedure, to help avoid an outbreak. Follow all before and after instructions after all lip treatments. Lip retouch must be scheduled 30 to 45 days apart from initial season to help with color retention. Lips heal in three stages: Too dark - Too light - Just right. This takes one month to happen. Please avoid any friction to lip area.





SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION (SMP)

Pre-Treatment


The following instructions are designed to limit the amount of bleeding and skin sensitivity during your procedure. Excessive bleeding and sensitivity during the procedure can inhibit completion and dilute or expel the pigment. Failure to adhere to the following safety requirements will result in the IMMEDIATE cancellation of your appointment. If your appointment is canceled, Babe with a Blade will retain the deposit plus 50% of the balance due. Please note the following:

  1. Do NOT drink any alcohol or caffeine (including decaf) 48 hours prior to your appointment.
  2. Men please shave your head before the first session as it is less shock to the scalp. Also you can find all marks and scars, which you may decide to leave or cover with the treatment.
  3. Ladies having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.
  4. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
  5. We require that our clients avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 48 hours prior to their appointment. This includes, Aspirin, Naproxen and Ibuprofen.
  6. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long and also may lead to poor retention.
  7. It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
  8. If you suffer from dry skin, please moisturize properly before you undergo treatment.
The most important thing to consider is moisturizing the scalp, as you will need to do this at least 3-4 times a day in the final days leading up to your treatment. You should not be worried about the particular moisturizer you use, just make sure that you give your technician a healthy canvas to work on, without any dry spots to impede the process. What to expect during each treatment session? Each session can take between one to four hours (depending on the amount of hair follicle creation needed). You will be in a calm and relaxing room in a very comfortable reclining chair. For most people, SMP is a fairly pain-free procedure, as the SMP technician uses an effective, medical-grade topical anesthetizing cream to gently numb each area. However, each individual is different and most people feel little to no discomfort.




Aftercare


DO'S

  • Apply Coconut Oil daily
  • On the forth day you can gently wash hair with water or baby soap and continue moisturizing with Coconut Oil
DONT'S
  • Do not wash your head in any way for at least 3 days following a treatment.
  • During the healing process, DO NOT touch or traumatize the pigmented area(s)
  • NO long term exposure to water (swimming, sauna, jacuzzi, hot steamy showers, exercise or sweating) Any abrasive factors such as sunbathing, exfoliating or heavy sweating should be avoided for a month after treatment.
  • NO soap or shampoo for 3 days
  • DO NOT pick, peel or scratch
After the first week, you may resume swimming, sweating, and exposure to the sun, but it's extremely important to moisturize daily and use sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. This is vital to the overall maintenance and protection of the SMP to maintain its natural look. Following ALL aftercare instructions will yield in the best possible results and increase the longevity of the pigment retention. This is vital to the overall maintenance and protection of the SMP to maintain its natural look.





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