Freckles Pre/Post Care
How to be prepared/Pre-Care:
You must be 18 years old to get any permanent makeup done.
Come with an idea of what you want (you can bring pictures too)
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, or any blood thinning medications, (unless they are prescribed by your doctor) Examples: Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen etc
Avoid the use of fish oils 2 weeks prior
Avoid tanning/excessive sun exposure 2 weeks before appointment.
No harsh exfoliation microderm, chemical peels, skin treatments, etc 2 weeks prior to appointment.
Stop the use of Retin-a, Renova, glycolic acids 2 weeks prior.
You must be 18 years or older to get permanent makeup. No exceptions or "parental approval".
If you have a tendency to keloid scar, you need to ask your doctor before getting microblading
If you are nervous, consider bringing headphones and music. Numbing will be used!
Be aware that one touch-up may be necessary, the first touch-up is free if done within 10 weeks of the first service
Be aware that freckles will look very dark for the first 3-5 days of healing
Please read! You are NOT a good candidate and cannot get permanent makeup if you have any of the following conditions indicated with RED:
*Trichotillomania- Compulsive pulling of body hair or scabs on body
* Use of Accutane (acne medication) within the last year
*if you have MRSA
*have Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator/Stint
*If you are Hemophiliac
*Any active skin disease/condition on the face (cold sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, severe acne, actinic keratosis, rosacea, contact dermatitis, shingles, etc,) any other skin conditions that are not listed please ask about before booking
*Epilepsy- Must get a doctors note
*Uncontrolled High blood pressure
*Chemotherapy treatments - You can get freckles with a doctors note of approval.
The following conditions do not prevent you from getting permanent makeup, but should be considered when deciding if it is right for you.
Cirrhosis of the Liver: Susceptible to infection
Scar tissue: Scar tissue can prevent proper healing; pigment may not take to the skin at all.
Alopecia (Hair loss due to auto immune disease): May not retain as well.
Oily skin (or oily in the t-zone): Pigment will fade out faster
Platelet Disorders- Causes more bleeding to occur, and therefore lower pigment retention.
Moles/raised areas: Pigment will not be put into moles or anything raised on the skin.
Thyroid medications: Potential for faster fading and need for more touch-ups
Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus etc): Due to the medicines to treat these disorders, pigment will not retain
Frequent Exercise (4-7 days per week): The salt in sweat may cause faster fading. Even if the results are healed, frequent gym-goers will fade more!
Anemia: Will require more touch-ups
Freckles can last up to 1-2 years depending on the person
MEDICATIONS: Taking certain medications can effect your skin and and the way it heals. Taking a lot of different medications at once will also make it harder to predict how well the freckles will heal on you (no its not the same as a regular tattoo).
The following medications will prevent proper pigment retention and if you take any of these regularly you should not get permanent makeup:
Time spent in the sun and overall health play a factor in fading. Medications can effect how your results will heal
These instructions and requirements are for your safety and are recommended for the best results possible. If you show up to your appointment/book your appointment with any of the conditions indicated in red, or if the pre/care is not followed, you may be turned away and charged a cancellation fee. If you experience any of the conditions above indicated in blue, then by scheduling you except the possible outcomes explained.
Wash your freckles once or twice a day with water and a very mild soap (ex: baby wash). DO NOT RUB skin, simply rinse with room temperature water, not hot water.
If the area starts to get itchy, this is normal, don’t itch the area. This can cause scars, and excessive fading.
No exercising for 10-14 days after permanent makeup. The salt in sweat can cause poor healing/fading.
Do not touch the newly tattooed areas with your fingers.
Try and sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side or stomach could increase the risk of pulling off flaking/scabbing skin, causing the pigment to fall out.
Do not pick the flaking, scabbing skin. It could pull the pigment out and cause scarring (flaking and scabs are natural reactions and should fall off on their own). Even small amounts of picking, or “helping” a scab fall off can drastically change how much fading occurs.
No sun/tanning beds for at least 2 weeks. Understand that any tanning/sun exposure will fade the pigment and possibly change its color over time, even after the healing is completed.
Use sun-screen after day 14 (try to use sunscreen without Aloe Vera, as it fades tattoos)
No HOT showers, swimming, exercising, or saunas directly after the procedure. Shower pressure should not go directly on the tattooed area for 10-14 days.
Don’t use a harsh cleanser near the area for 3 weeks (beware of products with chemical exfoliants). Clean area with water until healing is done.
NO anti-aging creams of any sort on area for 2 weeks.