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PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT

*Note: During permanent cosmetic appointments, only clients will be allowed in the working area. No guests may accompany clients during these services for safety, sanitation standards and privacy. 

 

Prior to consultations, if you normally fill in your brows please do so before your appointment.

Instructions and aftercare products will be provided the day of your visit.

 

To Prepare for Your Permanent Makeup Appointment

 

  • Bring examples of brow shapes, Eyeliner, or Lip stick color you prefer.

  • Know that you may experience hypersensitivity and more pain around or during your menstrual cycle.

  • Please understand we will not be able to tattoo over any blemishes, sores, and moles in or around the brow area. 

 

 

Avoid the Following Prior

 

  • Consumption of alcohol, blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, Niacin) within 48 hours of your procedure (this will promote excess bleeding and may affect your results).

  • Use of skin thinners (Vitamin A, glycolic acids, exfoliation) on the brow area 2 weeks prior.

  • Consumption of caffeine the day of your appointment

  • Waxing or brow shaping within 3 days of appointment 

  • Brow tinting within 7 days of appointment

  • Cosmetic botox 2 weeks before appointment. Or 4 weeks after.

  • Lip Filler 4 weeks before appointment.

  • Lash Serum must be discontinued 4 weeks before eyeliner appointment. 

 

 

 

To Prepare For Your Lip Blush Appointment: 

 

Valtrex MUST be taken prior to appointment, the day of and after the procedure. (3 pills x 3 times for 3 days).

Fever blisters are a common side affect of lip tattooing. If you have ever had fever blisters (even years ago), cold sores, shingles or chicken pox a prescribed anti-viral medication.

To ensure the best retention of color, it is advisable to exfoliate the lips three days prior to procedure by using a soft toothbrush, a washcloth or lip sugar scrub. After exfoliating apply Vaseline / Aquaphor for moisture the following days. Moisture and hydration plays a big role in pigment retention.

To Prepare For Eyeliner Appointment:

 Remove any lash extension 3 days prior to appointment. Discontinue any lash serum for 4 weeks before appointment. If you wear glasses, please bring a pair of your glasses to wear after appointment.

Ombre Soft Powder Brows or Hairstrokes Aftercare

 

After care is crucial, it is very important to follow these instructions for  the full 10 day healing period to ensure proper healing and color  retention. Results will vary for all individuals and we can not  guarantee your results.

 

OMBRE SOFT POWDERED BROWS & HAIRSTROKE EYEBROWS

  • Clean morning and night. Pat dry and apply aftercare ointment after each wash.

  • Apply provided ointment 2 times a day on treated skin until completely healed.

  • For oily skin, you may apply aftercare 1x a day.

  • Do not apply other creams, makeup or any other products on treated skin area for 7-10 days.

  • Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. (Allow any scabbed or dry skin to naturally exfoliate off. Picking at the skin can cause scarring.)

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 10 days after your procedure.

  • Avoid physical activity which induces excessive sweating for 10 days after your procedure.

  • Avoid facials, botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

  • Try to avoid sleeping on your face for 10 days after your procedure.

  • *Note: your eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural  scabbing,peeling and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures. The pigment color will take up  3-4 weeks to clarify.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION WHAT TO EXPECT 

 

  • Permanent cosmetics do not always heal perfectly after the first session, it may take 2 or more sessions to reach your ideal result.

  • During the first 2 weeks of your healing process, you will need to be patient as your brows will continue to change and will appear different day to day. Please know this is completely normal.

  • Immediately after your procedure your brows will appear darker and more defined (this will last up to 2 weeks). Your brow tattoo may appear more thick and hair strokes may seem to disappear (it may look wet and painted on). All of this is normal and to be expected. 

  • About 4-5 days after your treatment you will see scabbing around the skin area and your brows may look dry and flakey. It is very important that you do not pick your scabs and let them fall off naturally. If scabbing comes off prematurely, missing stokes will  result and cause patchy brows.

  • Your brow tattoo may take up to 6-8 weeks to fully heal. When the scabbing naturally comes off, the brow strokes may seem faint, this is because a fresh layer of skin has healed over the  brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes will  become clearer.  

  • You may experience itchiness in the brows after 10 days and up to 2 months because of the healing of the dermal layer. 

  • Hairstrokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery while drier skin types tend to heal more crisp and defined. 

 

 

THINGS TO AVOID

 

  • Overexposure to sun or tanning can be detrimental to your treated skin. Excessive UV exposure will alter the pigment of your tattoo. 

  • Laser light therapy on your treated skin (this can darken, lighten, and distort the color pigment). 

  • Direct water on your brow tattoo/skin (this is a crucial step to avoid washing out the color). 

  • Use of cleansers, soaps or any other creams on your brow tattoo. Wash around the area using a cleaning cloth or makeup wipe. 

  • Use of Vaseline, Neosporin, and petroleum based products on your tattooed area.

  • Applying makeup on your brows for 2 weeks after your treatment.

  • Use of exfoliants, retinol acids, or AHA’s on the treated area for 30 days after the appointment, these products will fade your tattoo prematurely.

  • Excessive exercise and sweating for the first 10 days after your treatment (sweating may infect, discolour, or prematurely fade your brow tattoo). 

  • Visiting saunas, pools, and steam rooms.

  • Massages, facials, or skin treatments during the healing process.

 

 

TOUCH UPS

 

  • Your treatment will be a 2-step process. The first session is used to build shape and gain symmetry (note your brows may not be perfect after the first session). The second session is used to perfect the brows and add density. 

  • The first touch up(or second session) is done within the first 2-3 months after the first session. 

  • It is your responsibility to book your touch up appointments. Please plan to book your touch up appointment in advance, as some artists may have limited availability.

  • If your tattoo appears to be faded due to improper after care, there may be additional costs for your touch up appointment.

  • Out of town clients please ensure you plan your future appointments in advance as availability cannot be guaranteed. 

  • For our darker complexion clients, permanent makeup will not look as bold or sharp as fairer complexions.

  • Please know some client’s skin may have a harder time retaining pigment and may require additional sessions.  

 

 

LONG TERM CARE

 

  • We hope that all of our clients understand we cannot provide any guarantees or results, each client’s results will vary due to skin type, lifestyle, the initial 10 day care and long term care of your  brow tattoo.

  • For proper skin care practices use at least SPF 30 to protect your brows, sun exposure will cause fading and can alter the color of your tattoo.

  • Using chemical exfoliants on the treated area will cause the color to fade faster.

  • Do not apply laser treatments to your brow area (IPL etc), some lasers may change the color of the ink.

  • As the tattoo naturally fades, the strokes will get fainter and less defined. 

  • Maintenance is required to keep up desired results. Brow Refreshes can be booked and completed on average every 12-18 months to maintain your permanent cosmetics.

  • Permanent cosmetic treatments typically last 1-3 years.

 

 

A $100 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit fee (per person) is required when booking permanent cosmetic appointments. 

 

For rescheduling, retainer fees are only transferable if at least 48 hrs advance notice is given. No shows will forfeit this deposit Contour Brows Studios has the right to refuse clients and to complete services.

 

There is a $50 fee for no shows on touch ups when less than one week cancellation or reschedule notice is given. Non-refundable.

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