PRE-TREATMENT & AFTERCARE

BROWS BABY!

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. NO makeup on or around the brows on the day of the procedure.
  3. 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 have been on prescription Accutane (used to treat severe cystic acne) in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
  7. 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.
  8. NO Botox for 2 months prior to microblading and No Botox 4 weeks after microblading. It is best to wait until after your touch up heals before getting Botox. An educated injector will take your new brows into consideration when choosing where to inject.
  9. Chemical, laser peel, and Retin-A should not be performed 6 weeks before the procedure.
  10. Avoid plucking, waxing, and threading your brows for a couple weeks leading up to your appointment, the more hair i have to work with, the better. Any hair that falls outside of your desired shape will be removed at the appointment.
  11. 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.




Aftercare


DO'S

  • After 48 hrs, apply Coconut Oil once daily
  • Wash eyebrows with antibacterial soap (Dial Gold) once a week for 2 weeks to prevent infection
DONT'S
  • During the healing process, DO NOT touch or traumatize the pigmented area for 2 weeks
  • Avoid sleeping on your side/ eyebrows
  • NO long term exposure to water (swimming, sauna, jacuzzi, hot showers, exercise or sweating)
  • NO makeup or face soap on or around eyebrows
  • DO NOT pick, peel or scratch
  • NO direct exposure to sun for at least two weeks
Following ALL aftercare instructions will yield in the best possible results and increase the longevity of the pigment retention. ENJOY YOUR NEW BROWS!!!!





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. NO makeup on or around the brows on the day of the procedure.
  3. 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 have been on prescription Accutane (used to treat severe cystic acne) in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
  7. 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.
  8. NO Botox for 2 months prior to microblading and No Botox 4 weeks after microblading. It is best to wait until after your touch up heals before getting Botox. An educated injector will take your new brows into consideration when choosing where to inject.
  9. Chemical, laser peel, and Retin-A should not be performed 6 weeks before the procedure.
  10. Avoid plucking, waxing, and threading your brows for a couple weeks leading up to your appointment, the more hair i have to work with, the better. Any hair that falls outside of your desired shape will be removed at the appointment.
  11. 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.




Aftercare


DO'S

  • After 48 hrs, apply Coconut Oil once daily
  • Wash eyebrows with antibacterial soap (Dial Gold) once a week for 2 weeks to prevent infection
DONT'S
  • During the healing process, DO NOT touch or traumatize the pigmented area for 2 weeks
  • Avoid sleeping on your side/ eyebrows
  • NO long term exposure to water (swimming, sauna, jacuzzi, hot showers, exercise or sweating)
  • NO makeup or face soap on or around eyebrows
  • DO NOT pick, peel or scratch
  • NO direct exposure to sun for at least two weeks
Following ALL aftercare instructions will yield in the best possible results and increase the longevity of the pigment retention. ENJOY YOUR NEW BROWS!!!!