PRE-PROCEDURE

before-and-aftercare

  • Absolutely NO sun or tanning for at least 3 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Must be off Accutane for 1 year – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Avoid alcohol or caffeine prior to procedure. This will minimize any oozing, swelling or excess bleeding during or after the procedure.
  • If possible, schedule appointments around your menstrual cycle. Having a procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make you hyper-sensitive at the procedure site.
  • If you are having an eyeliner procedure and have hyper sensitive eyes, watery eyes, tear ducts, plugs or severe allergies, this may not be the procedure for you. Our eyes produce saline-salt water and this WILL cause the area treated to fade or not take the color at all. Additional procedures may be required (we charge for any additional appointments, including touch-ups).
  • Arrive with your eyeliner on how you like it if you would like to show me otherwise, no makeup.
  • Bring eyeglasses as needed. DO NOT wear contacts for eyeliner procedures.
  • Do not plan around any important events. We recommend 10 days for proper healing.

FOR 10 DAYS FOLLOWING PROCEDURE

  • Clients need to follow all after care instruction for maximum results of their procedures.
  • Gently use a cold cloth to pat away any excess lymph (fluid) from the procedure area immediately, before and after you to go bed, and upon rising in the morning.
  • Do not touch the healing pigmented area with your fingers, they may have bacteria on them and create an infection during the healing process.
  • Apply a very thin layer of the ointment provided to you by PCE Studios morning and night.
  • Do not apply make-up on procedure area, tinting of lashes or brows, sun, soap, sauna, steam exercise, hot yoga, Jacuzzi, swimming in chorine pools or in the ocean for 10 days post procedure.
  • Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing, pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue.
  • Sleep on a clean satin pillowcase while the procedure area is healing (Available for Purchase)
  • If you have any questions, please notify your technician immediately
  • Remember all procedures must heal, peel, and fade. This process can take up to 10 days.
  • The color will look much darker for the first 10 days
  • You may use ice packs to relieve swelling.
  • Absolutely no sun or tanning prior or after, for at least 3 weeks.
  • Avoid direct shower water on the treated area after procedure.
  • Avoid extreme exercise (sweating) immediately after the procedure. Sweat will fade the pigments prematurely.

LONG TERM CARE

  • Use sun block on procedure area, when area is healed, to prevent future fading of pigment color.
  • Tanning and sun will fade area if not protected.
  • Failure to follow the above steps can result in less than desired results.
  • Do not use ANY products that contain AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy, or Hydroxy Acids), Vitamin A, Retinol A or similar lighting and peeling products on the procedure area. (Example Glycolic, Lactic Acids. Check your product labeling). These products will fade your pigment color. Using RevitaLash, Latisse or other hair growing products may lighten the procedure area as well. Read the ingredients on the back of every bottle of product that you will be using.

LIPS AFTER CARE

  • While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking you lips as this will impede the healing process. DO NOT PICK dry healing tissue! You will remove the pigment color.
  • Drink through a straw for the first few days. Do not eat citrus fruits and juices, greasy, salty, oily or spicy foods until your lips are completely healed.
  • Be careful when brushing your teeth. Toothpaste may pull the pigment out of the lip vermilion. Also, do not bleach your teeth while your lips are healing.
  • Replace any existing lip products with new ones. Also, using products with Lidocain in them will help to sooth the chapped feeling.
  • Keep lips well lubricated for at least 2 weeks post procedure (petroleum is a good choice).
  • After the initial healing period, apply a total sun block that is waterproof 3-4 times daily to prevent fading. (You may also use Petroleum or Chapstick.)
  • No Smoking while your lips are healing!
  • Treat your lips gently and with care. No kissing, rubbing or friction until the area is totally healed.

EYELINER AFTER CARE

  • Do not use mascara for 7 days post procedure. When you do resume the use of mascara, purchase a new tube, the old tube may have bacteria in it. This includes all eye makeup.
  • Do not use you eyelash curler for a few days pre and post procedure. Clean your eyelash curler with alcohol prior to reusing it to destroy any bacteria on it.
  • DO NOT use oily makeup remover, baby oil, mineral oil, or heavy creams, especially glycolics
    around the eyes. This will prevent proper healing.
  • Do not wear your contacts for 24 hours post procedure, wear glasses. If eyes are irritated do not use contacts until your eyes feel better.
  • Do not scratch or rub your eyes. Use an eye wash if eyes itch.
  • Sleep on a clean satin pillowcase. Sleep on 2 pillows or in a upward position. This will help to alleviate eye area swelling.
  • Do not scratch or rub your eyes. Use an eye wash if eyes itch.
  • Touching your eyes with your fingers, unclean cotton swabs, old products or other, may result in an eye infection, corneal abrasion or pink eye.
  • Do not apply individual lashes or strip eyelashes to the eyelash area. You will pull off your pigment.

EYEBROW AFTER CARE

  • Follow All General After Care Steps listed above.

POST EYELASH EXTENSION CARE

The First 24 Hours

  • Do not get lashes wet in order to all glue to dry thoroughly….
  • Avoid hot steam from the shower and sauna
  • Leave them alone… be gentle with your new lashes
  • Do not rub your eyes excessively
  • Do not wear any mascara or use an eyelash curler
  • Do not wash them

After 24 Hours

  • Avoid Oil-Based Cleansers, Lotion Or Eye Makeup.  These products will dissolve the eyelash bonding agent.  Instead, use plain water or water-based gel cleansers.  You may wish to use a Q-tip to gently remove eye makeup around the lash line. There are also micro brushes available for purchase that works great to remove eye makeup.
  • Do Not Use Waterproof Mascara. The ingredients in this type of mascara will dissolve the bonding agent and your lashes will fall off.
  • If You Feel You Must Wear Mascara… apply only “water-based” mascara on your lash tips, not at the base of your lashes.  Application at the lash base may break the lash and/or create a clump of mascara in your lash line. Mascaras that are water-based are available for purchase which is recommended if mascara look is desired. Again, most women do not feel the need to apply any mascara at all.  If you accidently drop some powder on your lashes, simply remove with Q-tip moistened in plain water in order for your dark lashes to reappear again.
  • Avoid Using A Mechanical Eyelash Curler.  Instead, use a heated eyelash curler sparingly.  Prolonged heat to the lashes may cause them to come loose.  These are in stock, if desired.
  • Schedule A Touch-Up Procedure In 2-4 Weeks. “Touch-ups” or “fills” are highly recommended in order to maintain a full, lush lash line.  They take less time tan an initial application and are at a reduced price.