STUDENTS: The following information and forms are for students who are considering taking my Training Classes. This is an example of what you can give to your client if they have questions.

Information about Permanent Makeup

Pre-Procedure Care

All permanent cosmetic procedures are multi-session processes. You will need to come back for at least one touch-up visit before it can be determined that your work is complete. Touch-up visits are scheduled from four to eight week intervals. Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be significantly larger, sharper, brighter or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition, based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates. While these injected tones may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, it will not always remain a perfect match. Injected tones are constant, while your own skin tones will vary depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun, and circulatory changes. For example, if you tan your skin and had a scar camouflaged, your surrounding skin will be darker in appearance than the treated area. Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it best not to make any social plans for a day or two following any procedure. Wear your normal make-up and bring your lip or eyebrow pencils to the office on the day of the procedure. Any tweezing or waxing should be done at least 48 hours prior to the procedure; elecrolysis no less than 5 days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks. Any eyelash or eyebrow tinting or eyelash curling should be done no sooner than 48 hours before or two weeks after the procedure.

Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the
eyeliner procedure. Remember to wear your glasses.

You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-treated condition. If you are having lip procedures and have any history of cold sores/fever blisters/herpes simplex, you will be required to contact your physician to obtain the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks. Many physicians prescribe 12 capsules of 500 mg. Valtrex. These can be taken 3 times a day, two days before micro-pigmentation and four days after or as physician prescribes.

Post-Procedure Care

Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. Tea bags or ice packs may be used to minimize swelling the day of and the day after the procedure. Use Vaseline Ointment around the treated area for 2-3 days following the procedure. You must use NEW mascara to avoid contamination. You may use old tube after treatment area has healed.
Expect slight swelling, thickness, and/or redness for 1-2 days following the procedure. Keep lightly glossed with Vaseline for 3-4 days. Wash with warm water and pat dry.

Expect moderate swelling, usually 1-2 days following the procedure. Applying ice for the first two hours is most important and continue throughout the day. Keep moist with Vaseline or lipstick for the next 5-7 days, then switch to chap stick or lipstick with an SPF of 15 or greater, as the sun tends to fade lip color quickly. After the procedure, the lips may appear to have too much color for the first 3-4 days. You may add make-up to soften the color. After 3 to 4 days, the color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off. It will appear that you have lost all your color; however, when your lips have healed completely, the dermal layer will gradually become darker. Two or three applications may be required to achieve the desired results.

It is not uncommon to lose up to 70% of the color on the first application.


Keep area away from water for 24 hours. Keep moist with Vaseline for 3-5 days. No vigorous exercise for 24 hours.


  • Do not use any Retin-A or Glycolic Acids while healing
  • Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on ANY areas
  • Do not scrub or pick treated areas
  • Do not expose area to sun or tanning beds
  • Avoid swimming and/or whirlpools for at least 5 days
  • Do not dye or tweeze eyebrows one week before and after the procedure.


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