Pre-Treatment Advice and Procedures
- Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly, or redden, it is advised not to make social plans for the same day. Eyeliner/eyes may be swollen for up to 72 hours post procedure, Eyebrows will appear many shades darker immediately after procedure to then soften drastically over the first week of healing and Lip liner may appear chapped for up to one week.
- Please wear your normal make-up to the procedure. If you are having lips or brows done, please bring your favorite pencils.
- If unwanted hair is normally removed in the area to be treated, i.e.; tweezing or waxing, the hair removal should be done at least 24 hours prior to your procedure. Electrolysis/Laser Hair Removal or Botox/Fillers should not be done within five days of the procedure. Do not resume any method of hair removal for a week after the procedure.
- If eyelashes or eyebrows are normally tinted, do not have that procedure done within 48 hours of your permanent cosmetics. Wait two weeks after the eyebrow or eyeliner procedure before tinting lashes/brows.
- If you wear contact lenses and are having the eyeliner done, do not wear your lenses to your appointment and do not replace them until 24 hours after the Eyeliner procedure.
- If you are having the eyeliner done, as a safety precaution, in case of watering or swelling and if you think you would be uncomfortable to drive yourself, I recommend you have someone available, or accompany you to get you here and back home if you feel it is necessary.
- If you are having Lip Liner done and have had previous problems with cold sores, fever blisters, or mouth ulcers, the procedure is likely to re-activate the problem. I as your MicroPigmentation Specialist can make recommendations to help prevent or minimize the outbreak.
- Allergies to pigments and products are used are highly unlikely but if you choose to have an allergy testing of the pigment, that has to be arranged prior to the procedure.
- Do not use aspirin or ibuprofen for 7 days prior to your procedure.
I look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please make notes so we can discuss them with you when you arrive for your appointment.
Post-Treatment Advice and Procedures
FOR ALL PROCEDURES
(Eyebrows, Eyeliner, Full Lip/Lip Liner and Areola Restoration)
Immediately Following Cosmetic Tattoo Procedure: Apply ice to treated area for 10-30 minutes to then resume 15 minutes on 15 minutes off for the next few following hours. Icing aids in healing and reduces swelling.
For 14 days following application of permanent cosmetics:
- Apply ointment provided by me, Steele Peterson, sparingly 3 times a day for 5 days following the procedure, using a q-tip, NOT your fingertips. Having a bottle of Saline might be useful to keep the eyes flushed during the healing process.
- DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust (scab); allow it to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely NO scrubbing, NO cleansing creams or chemicals. Gently cleanse the intradermal cosmetic area with a mild soap. You may rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry. DO NOT expose treated area to full pressure water or steam or soak them in the bath, pool or hot tub. DO NOT swim in the fresh, salt or chlorinated pool water.
- DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun.
- Use a total sun-block after that tattooed area has healed to prevent future fading of pigment color.
- DO NOT use mascara or an eyelash curler for 5 days post procedure. When you resume use of these items, purchase a new tube and curler due to possible bacteria.
- If you are a blood donor you cannot give blood for 6 months following your procedure. (Per American Red Cross.)
I understand that at the first sign of an infection, adverse reaction or allergic reaction to the procedure, I must notify Steele Peterson, if further complications occur we will then notify a health care practitioner and the Department of Health, Drugs and Medical Devices Division 1.808.586.4725.
Failure to follow post-procedure instructions may cause loss of pigment, discoloration or infection. Remember, colors appear brighter and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure. As the healing progresses, color will soften. A touch-up procedure is required 4-6 weeks following the initial application for Steele Peterson to guarantee the permanent make-up at a fee of $75. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. There is a 4 week grace period if something with your permanent cosmetic treatment needs further touch-up, you will need to contact Steele Moore immediately to avoid another touch-up fee. Enjoy your permanent cosmetics and if you have any questions, please call!
- Stay cool! Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation.
- Do not put the treated area directly into a hot shower spray.
- Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas.
- Do not go swimming.
- Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
- Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area.
- Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area.
- After receiving a professional chemical treatment, you should not necessarily expect to ‘peel’. However, light flaking-sheet like peeling can occur in the localized areas treated for several days is typical. Most patients who undergo these treatments have residual redness for approximately one to twelve hours post-procedure.
- As with all peels and other skincare treatments, it is recommended that makeup not be applied the day of treatment, as it is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight; however, makeup may be applied 15 minutes after the treatment if desired.
- To minimize side effects and maximize results use the skincare that was advised at the time of your scheduled appointment.
- Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day but can be applied more frequently for hydration and to decrease the appearance of flaking skin.
- It is recommended that other topical, over-the-counter medications or alpha hydroxy acid products not be applied to the skin seven days post procedure, as they may cause irritation.
- It is recommended to delay the use of any prescribed acne or anti-aging products 5 days post-procedure. Consult with your physician before temporarily discontinuing use of any prescription medications.
- Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Use an SPF for broad-spectrum UV protection.
- Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post-procedure. This practice should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.
- Do not pick or pull on any loosing of peeling skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation.
- Do not have electrolysis, facial waxing or use depilatories for approximately 5 days.
- Do not have another skin treatment until your clinician advises you to do so.
- Avoid wearing makeup if possible for 12 hours post treatment to allow skin time to rest. Although a breathable foundation like the mineral or oxygenetix is safe for use, post treatment.
- Avoid tanning beds or excessive sun exposure for 48 hours after facial (some facial treatment treatments may need more time of avoiding sun depending on what your clinician advises.)
- Do not use any exfoliating products for 24 hours prior and post facial treatment.
- Use skincare products that your clinician advises to guarantee the best results possible.
- Schedule your follow up treatment needed for the skincare program you and your clinician are trying to target to continue and promote your skins health.
- Do not apply makeup 24 hours post Dermatude treatment.
- Do not apply SPF or any other skincare products advised by clinician for 24 hours post procedure.
- Do not exfoliate the skin between series treatments unless specifically advised to.
- Avoid any activity that could over-heat the skin for 48 hours after treatment.
- Make sure to schedule your follow up Dermatude’s being that this treatment is time sensitive for optimal results and needs to be maintained for proper collagen rehabilitation.
This treatment is very specific on post procedure care so if you have any questions, make sure to contact your clinician if you happen to forgot certain guidelines.
- Make sure to understand the post procedure care advised by your clinician. This treatment is very adverse as to what it can target for skincare issues and specific guidelines need to be followed for optimal healing results.
- Caladryl is a great aftercare topical product to be applied to the treated areas to calm any discomfort while healing post procedure.
- Exfoliation may be advised or advised against post procedure, again depending on specific treatment options. May sure to ask if you are unsure.
- If a follow-up treatment needs to be scheduled to retreat, make sure that is properly spaced from your prior treatment to make sure there has been enough time between to allow for proper healing.
The possible side effects of Botox include but are not limited to:
1. I understand there is a risk of swelling, rash at the injection site and/or tightness or irritation of the skin, headache, local numbness, pain at the injection site, bruising, respiratory problems (such as, bronchitis or sinusitis, nausea, dizziness) allergic reaction, flu like symptoms with mild fever, and back pain.
2. Infections can occur which in most cases are easily treatable but in rare cases, permanent scarring in the area can occur.
3. Most people have lightly swollen pinkish bumps where the injections went in for a couple of hours of even several days.
4. Although many people with chronic headaches or migraines often get relief from Botox, a small percentage of patients get headaches following treatment with Botox, for the first day. In a very small percentage of patients these headaches can persist for several days or weeks.
5. Bruising is possible anytime you inject a needle into the skin. This bruising can last for several hours, days, weeks, months and in rare cases the effect of bruising could be permanent.
6. While local weakness of the injected muscles is representative of the expected pharmacological action of Botox, weakness of adjacent muscles may occur as a result of the spread of the toxin.
7. I understand more than on injection may be needed to achieve a satisfactory result.
8. Another risk when injecting Botox around the eyes included corneal exposure because people may not be able to blink the eyelids as often as they should to protect the eye. This inability to protect the eye has been associated with damage to the eye as impaired vision, or double vision, which is usually temporary. This reduced blinking has been associated with corneal ulcerations. There are medications that can help lift the eyelid, however, if the drooping is too great the eye drops are not that effective. These side effects can last for several weeks or longer. This occurs in 2-5 percent of patients.
9. I will follow all aftercare instructions as it is crucial I do so for healing.
As Botox is not an exact science, there might be an uneven appearance of the face with some muscles more affected by the Botox than others. In most cases this uneven appearance can be corrected by injecting Botox in the same or nearby muscles. However, in some cases this uneven appearance can persist for several weeks of months.
This list in not meant to be inclusive of all possible risks associated with Botox as there are both known and unknown side effects associated with any medication or procedure.
Botox should not be administered to a pregnant or nursing woman.
Additionally, the number of units injected is an estimate of the amount of Botox required to paralyze the muscles. I understand there is no guarantee of results of any treatment. I understand the regular charge applies to all subsequent treatments.
I understand and agree that all services rendered to me are charged directly to me and that I am personally responsible for payment. I further agree in the event of non-payment to bear the cost of collection, and/or Court cost and reasonable legal fees, should this be required.