PRE CARE

INSTRUCTIONS

Please adhere to the instructions below for your Permanent Make Up service. Thank you!

•Do not drink alcohol or excessive caffeine 24 hrs before and 24 hrs after your treatment. Both alcohol and caffeine are blood thinners and can result in poor pigment retention. 

•Do not book any major events (wedding, vacation, social event) during the 2 weeks after the procedure, a little peeling or flaking will occur. 

•You should not wear any makeup, creams or sunscreen on the procedure area until fully healed and no sign of scab. 

•Avoid facials, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks prior to appointment and 2 weeks following procedure. 

•Absolutely no anti-aging or anti-acne products on or around the procedure area for two weeks prior to your appointment as they contain active ingredients that should be avoided pre + post procedure. 

•The procedure area must be free of all irritations including ingrown hairs, rashes, blemishes, eczema, psoriasis ect.

•Avoid sweating, sun, gardening, any recreational swimming, pools, hot tubs, tanning booths and all creams around the brow area for two weeks after procedure. Please plan accordingly. 

•Although there is no medical evidence that tattooing would have an effect on an unborn child, we don't know for sure. There is a miniscule risk of infection but the increase in natal hormones significantly affects pigment retention, so we prefer to have you come in after the baby is born and you are no longer nursing.

 

•Avoid supplements with blood thinning effects. Supplements that have blood thinning effects include dong quai, fish oil, garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, green tea, red clover and vitamin E, and should be discontinued 7 days prior to getting a cosmetic tattoo. These supplements may increase bleeding especially if you’re taking blood thinning medications such as warfarin or non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs resulting in poor pigment retention. 

 

•Avoid any blood thinning medications. A number of medications make your blood less likely to clot (“thinner”) like aspirin, Midol, Excedrin, and NSAIDs ( Advil, Motrin, Naproxen, Aleve). These medications should be discontinued 7 days prior and 1 day following your appointment. If you need to take something for pain opt for Tylenol (acetaminophen). Coumadin and Plavix also have blood thinning effects but it is not recommended to discontinue them due to their medical necessity. You should be aware of an increased risk of bruising if you’re taking them. 

FOR BROW PROCEDURES:

 

It's beneficial to come to your appointment with your brows grown out. It's beneficial to see how your hair grows naturally to inform the design process, and we can clean them up at your appointment. If you would like to clean them up or tint them beforehand, please do so 7 days prior to your appointment. 

 

•If you normally pencil or color in your brows, please pencil them in how you like them. The area will be properly cleaned and re-drawn but this provides a general idea of the shape you would like.

 

•If you do not pencil in your brows, you can bring reference photos of brows you like but it is not necessary. 

 

•You must stop using Retin A, Retinal, or Renova around your brow area 14 days prior to procedure. You must stop using Accutane six months prior to procedure.

 

•Inform your technician of how often you use any of these products before your appointment. 

 

•Botox, Fillers or Dysport must be done at least 14 days prior to your appointment. It takes 2 weeks to settle in the skin. Receiving either within 14 days of your appointment will result in being sent home and asked to reschedule.

Felicia Verrett-Dale is the owner and Senior Artist                         Contact: browishbrowartist@gmail.com.                       Address: 

at Brow-ish Brow Art Clinic and a native                                                        667-213-5232                                                             1225 Parrish Hill Lane

of Maryland. She has a passion                                                                                                                                                             Severn, Maryland 21144

for helping people boost their self confidence                                                                                                                                      

through permanent make up and paramedical                                                                                   

tattoos.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hours: By Appointment