Permanent Makeup & Eyelash Artistry
by Julie Uwaine

PRE & POST CARE

 
 EYELASH EXTENSIONS 


PREPARATION FOR EYELASH EXTENSION APPOINTMENT:

* Wash hair the night before procedure.
* Best to arrive with no eye makeup.
* Allow 1 - 3 hours for the procedure.

PROCEDURE PROCESS:

* Consultation & Lash Education.
* Client's natural eyelashes will be analyzed and advised accordingly.
* Client will lay face up.
* Natural Lashes will be properly washed and prepared for application.
* Bottom lashes will be covered with a gel eye patch.
* Procedure will begin.

POST CARE:

* Do not allow water to contact lashes for at least 24 hrs after application.
* Do not steam face, use steam bath, swim, or wash your face with hot water for the first 2 days.
* Do not use waterproof mascara or eyeliner.  No oil based products on or near eye area.
* Do not use clamp style lash curler.
* Do not rub, touch or play with eyes or lashes.  BE CAREFUL & GENTLE with lash extensions.
* Gently pat dry(with a paper towel) lashes after cleansing.
* Gently cleanse lashes daily with a gentle soap and brush(provided).
* For Longevity of lash extensions stay out of extreme hot temperatures, hot water,saunas, steam baths and    excessive crying(there's a natural oily lubricant in the eyes tear ducts which can loosen the adhesive).


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions naturally enhance a person's beauty.  A trained professional will isolate a single natural lash and adhere a single or fan of lashes to that isolated lash.  There are many different styles and looks that can be accomplished, from a classic natural to a volume dramatic.  After your lashes are applied they should feel weightless, look completely natural/real and brighten your eyes.  


What kind of results can I expect?
You can expect to enhance your natural lash line.  However there are numerous weights, lengths, sizes that can accommodate what your natural lashes can handle.  A proper assessment will be done to determine what the best combination for each individual.  People will think you were born with beautiful long and full lashes!

How long do they last?
Typically it will last up to 1 month.  It is recommended to relash every 2-3 weeks to maintain fullness and to touch up areas that have fallen out due to the normal lash growth cycle. 

How long can I go before relashing?
It is recommended to relash every 2-3 weeks.  You should relash once you lose less than half of your extensions.  Lashes will last longer with proper aftercare and minimal touching, rubbing and a gentle cleansing routine and care while sleeping.

Will it damage my natural lashes?
NO.  When applied properly, eyelash extensions are completely SAFE and WILL NOT damage your natural lashes.  Each lash is meticulously placed lash by lash, therefore it will not interfere with the natural lash growth cycle.  They fall out as your natural lash falls out.  
Damage is usually caused by improper application (adhering more than one natural lash together), clients roughness or playing with the lashes and even during sleep.  If the natural lash is prematurely pulled out it will take much longer for the natural lash to grow back.

What is the process like?
Sleeping.  You will be lying down with your eyes closed while the extensions are being applied.  I take pride in my craft and believe in taking my time carefully and meticulously applying the extensions by assuring properly isolating and filling every natural lash.  You'll get what you pay for.  Full sets usually take 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours. Relash should take up to an hour.

How do I take care of my eyelash extensions?
BE GENTLE.  Try not to touch or rub your extensions.  Do not wet them within a 24 hour period.  Avoid oily products and waterproof makeup around the eye area.  Keep in mind excessive touching, swimming, sauna, sports, cosmetics and sleeping habits can affect the longevity of the extensions.  Special care is required but overall maintenance is low.
    
PERMANENT MAKEUP 


PREPARATION FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP:

* Allow 1.5-2.5 hours per procedure.
* No caffeine, alcohol, aspirin or medicine that will thin the blood 24 hrs prior to scheduled appointment. 
* Must not be pregnant or nursing.
* Any facial, laser treatments or peels may cause skin to be sensitive.  Be advised by your esthetician when it's best to get your permanent makeup done.
* No tanning 48 hrs before procedure and no direct sun exposure for less than 5 days after the procedure.
* Due to higher sensitivity to menstrual cycles please schedule accordingly.
* EYE BROW PROCEDURE, wax or tweeze brows no less than 48 hrs prior to procedure.
* LIPS, if you have any history of cold sores, herpes, fiver blisters it is highly recommended to consult with your physician to prevent or maintain outbreaks.
* EYE LINER, if you have severe glaucoma or sensitive eyes, this procedure is not recommended unless approved by your opthalmologist.
* If you have had eye surgery, please allow at least 6 months for healing before scheduling a procedure.
* Contact may not be used during procedure of immediately after, please plan to have your prescription glasses with you on the day of the procedure and until your eye liner procedure has completely healed.
* No lash extensions the day of procedure.  It is recommended to resume lash extensions after the tattoo has complete healed.

PROCEDURE PROCESS:

* Consultation includes, shape and style, procedure process & after care.
* Anesthetic will be applied 30 mins prior to procedure.
* Procedures take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
* Client will be lying down while the procedure is being done.





















 


POST CARE:
PROPER CARE AFTER PROCEDURE IS REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE OPTIMUM RESULTS.  IF THE AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT PROPERLY FOLLOWED AN UNPREDICTABLE AMOUNT OF COLOR MAY BE LOST.  PLEASE BE SURE TO PROTECT YOUR BEAUTY INVESTMENT BY FOLLOWING THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS.

1. ICE THE PROCEDURAL AREA - The area may be swollen for up to 72 hours.  As long as the area is swollen continue to ice the area for 10-15 minute intervals while resting in between.  Use a cloth to wrap ice to prevent ice from sticking to the skin.
EYE LINER, Swelling may peak the next day.  Keep salt intake to a minimum to prevent excess swelling.
2. BLOT, BLOT, BLOT - Monitor area for lymph, blood, plasma secretion (this is normal.  Blot with a clean tissue by pressing gently and firmly. This is a very important step because if the secretion stays on the procedural area it can cause a thick scab that can affect the color of the tattoo pigment saturation.  Blotting may stop after the secretions stops.  Oozing may last for 2-3 days.
3. RINSE THE PROCEDURAL AREA- For the first 2-3 mornings rinse the area gently with cool water and lightly rub excess or loose scabs, blot with tissue.  It is important to keep this area dry and flat.
4. APPLY OINTMENT- When flaking and scabbing begins 3-4 days after procedure, apply a very thin layer of ointment 1-2 times a day with a clean cotton swab for 5-7 or until the scabbing is completely done.  The flaking should look very thin and not come off as big pieces.
(LIP PROCEDURE, Be sure to keep your lips moisturized at all times.  Apply a very thin layer of ointment on day 1 because lips will feel very taunt and dry, do blot if you see any oozing.)
5. KEEP PROCEDURAL AREA CLEAN - DO NOT TOUCH the procedure area during the healing to avoid bacteria infection.  Avoid direct shower spray and do not get area soaked.  Avoid makeup on the procedure area until completely healed.  Avoid saunas, hot tubs, swimming, direct sunlight, facial cleansers, toners or lotions and avoid heavy exercising.

WHAT TO EXPECT RIGHT AFTER THE PROCEDURE:


* Darkness, thickness, unevenness of shape is normal due to swelling.
* Dryness 3-4 days after the procedure.
* Uneven flaking will start around the 5th day.
* Tenderness, dryness and itching are normal during the healing process.  When flaking occurs avoid peeling or picking at the flakes, it may cause the color to heal unevenly and may cause scarring and infection.
* When flaking and scabbing is done, the area will appear pinkish and tender.  Allow the skin to heal and you will notice the true color of the tattoo darken within the next 4 weeks.
* An unpredictable amount of color will be loss due to each individuals skin type, approx. 20-60% of the color will be loss.
* IF DOING LIP PROCEDURE - Do not eat any type of citrus fruits, oily, hot, spicy, and sea foods. No kissing or stretching of the mouth. Drink from a straw if possible for 5-7 days or until healed. Due to unknown Herpes simplex I virus (cold sores on the outer edge of mouth), a breakout of lesions may occur around area of application. I understand that a breakout may occur and I accept the risks and complications that may be involved.

PLEASE CALL IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS OCCUR:


* Excessive swelling that moves outside of the procedural area.
* Inflammation, itchiness, irritation of the tissue around the procedural area after 72 hours.
* Oozing of yellowish secretion or sharp pain in the procedural area.

(Due to exposure to environmental bacteria during the healing period, there is always a low risk of infection to the procedural site.)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Is permanent makeup for me?
Yes! Permanent makeup is virtually for anyone who is tired of reapplying makeup and sacrificing precious time and money. Even if you are allergic to different cosmetics, permanent makeup has been known to help women with that issue.  To sum it all up it helps tremendously with the hustle and bustle of applying everyday makeup and can also give you a very natural appearance if you don't apply makeup on a daily basis. Permanent makeup is for women with oily skin, active women, women who have a hard time seeing, have shaking hands, women that don't know how to apply their makeup properly, busy women, etc. 

What are the benefits of permanent makeup?
No more smudging!  Can't find a makeup that won't smudge because of oily skin or because of the humidity?  Permanent makeup won't smudge and will leave you worry free! You will save a lot of time and money so you can focus on the more important things in life.  Permanent cosmetics can also look very natural and help to enhance and accent your beauty.  There are many benefits of permanent makeup, come and see for yourself!
 
How long does permanent makeup last & is it really permanent?
Typically with the pigments used, permanent makeup will last anywhere from 1-3 years depending on skin type, body resistance, products used over the area, and how active a person is.  Permanent makeup is considered permanent because it is tattooed into the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off.  However, with any tattoo or colorant (pigment) in general, fading can and often does occur, requiring future maintenance and touch ups to maintain the darkness and intensity.

Does it hurt?
Some experience a little discomfort but we strive to find the best anesthetic to provide a comfortable experience.  Depending on your body and how it reacts to the anesthetic, when rubbed on to the procedural area, we let it sit for about 30-45 minutes and most women will feel only vibration and pressure while having the procedure done.  If more than that is felt, then more anesthetic can be applied to the area throughout the procedure to re-numb.

How do I choose the shape and color?
On the day of the procedure, we will work together as a team to carefully draw on what you want with conventional makeup.  The drawing on process usually takes the longest due to precise measurements and finding the perfect design for you!  We do respect your opinion with this process, and we also hope that you take our professional opinion into consideration.  Any color can be customized to match your skin tone and hair.  This process is all about teamwork!

What is the healing time & can I go back to work immediately after?
The healing time is about a week long or a little longer depending on your body.  The swelling should go down within about 2-3 days, then the area will start to flake on about the 3rd-4th day- the flaking will not come off evenly and you will have some dark and light spots throughout the healing process.  Do not pick peel or scratch area- just let it come off on its own.  It will take about 5-7 days for all the flaking to come off.  After the flaking is done the color may appear really light but after about 4 weeks when the skin is fully healed then the color will slightly darken.  Try not to get the area soaking wet, no touching, no makeup, no direct sunlight, and no heavy exercising for the first 5 days.
Yes, you may go back to work immediately after the procedure, this is just a personal preference.  Immediately after, the permanent makeup will appear darker and slightly swollen depending on your body's sensitivity.

How has permanent makeup changed over the years?
Permanent makeup has changed tremendously throughout the years! The machines are more advanced, the procedures are easier to tolerate, and the anesthetics are stronger. The overall knowledge of permanent makeup is vast and the inks have changed too.  Before, most permanent makeup salons would use only traditional tattoo ink and it would stain the skin and can last forever leaving you with something that you may not want in the future.  The color of the traditional tattoo ink usually changes over time leaving some women will blue, green, purple, red, or pink permanent makeup. That's why Alluring LLC prefers to use micro pigments.

What kind of ink do you use?
There are two different kinds of ink in the industry:
Traditional tattoo ink: which lasts forever, but most likely will fade over time, but leave residual color that may change color and the ink can spread or fan outside of the area over time.
Micro pigment: which usually lasts 1-3 years, shouldn't change color over time, and won't spread or fan out.
pigment is recommended for brows, eyeliner, and lips, but there is an exception for eyeliner- tattoo ink is fine for the liner if it's natural and thin because a thin liner will most likely not change shape over time.  The color may change color, but that's when you would need a retouch to achieve the color you started with when choosing which ink to use for eyeliner, ask yourself, what's more important, the color changing or the longevity of the liner?  

Alluring LLC uses the highest quality micro pigments available.

Is it safe and sanitary?
Yes and yes!  Everything at Alluring LLC is single use and then disposed of. The needles are all individually wrapped and everything is changed for each client.  All supplies and instruments are of the highest grade and quality, disposable and abide OSHA regulations.

What if I want to change my permanent makeup in the future?
With the pigments that's no problem! Faces always change overtime, our hair color change, and styles always change. Because the pigments are more semi-permanent you always have the option in the future to change the shape and the color of any permanent makeup procedure you do.

What will I look like after the procedure?
Each procedure depends on how sensitive your body and skin are.
Eyebrows: slightly swollen, dark, thick, and may appear uneven because of the swelling (after the anesthetic wears off you may experience a slight sunburn feeling- nothing too excessive.
Eyeliner: slightly more swollen than the brows- dark, thick and may appear uneven (sunburn feeling and may feel a bit tender if you blink hard.)
Lips: Swollen, dark coloration, and may look uneven. Lips will feel tender for up to 3 days.

Healing Agenda
​​Day 1-3    
  • Your eyebrows are about 20-60% darker and thicker than they will be when they heal.   This is due to oxidation and swelling.  You may have redness that will subside within the first 48 hours.  Start lotion in 2 days.

Day 4         
  •  The peeling begins.  The dark outer color will start peeling off, revealing a softer,  lighter color.  Try to keep this area moisturized for easier flaking.

Day 5-8          
  • Dark outer color finishes peeling off.  The color is lighter and softer and brows are thinner.  The color may have a greyish or ashy tone for a few days until the color clarifies.  Use lotion until needed.
 

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Aftercare Instructions
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