Eyeliner

Pre and Post Care

We reserve the right to deny service to anyone at our discretion. If you have (or had) any of the following contraindicative conditions below, please contact us (charmariesalon@gmail.com) before scheduling to ensure you are a candidate. Diagnosed conditions that are waived may be required to bring a doctor’s note stating their approval.

  • Upcoming vacations

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Diabetic

  • Viral infections and/or diseases

  • Epilepsy

  • Pacemaker or heart conditions

  • Had an Organ transplant

  • Tendency towards keloids or scarring

  • Seborrheic dermatitis

  • Skin irritations or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)

  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)

  • Had Botox in the past 2 months

  • Used Accutane in the past year

  • Taken Doxycycline in the past 6 months

  • Allergies to anesthetic (lidocaine) or epinephrine

  • Extremely oily or problematic skin

  • Cancer or chemotherapy

  • Auto-immune diseases

 

In order for your new brows to heal properly (and look their best) these Pre & Post Care Instructions found below are of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE! Pre-Care instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding during the procedure will dilute the pigment color and lead to poor results! 

Attention Please: We strongly advise prospective new clients to book their appointments at least 3-4 months in advance of Vacations, Weddings, and Special Occasions. This allows adequate time for healing of both your Initial Appointment as well as a Complimentary Enhancement Session 6-12 weeks after your initial visit. Dream PMU cannot be achieved in just one session, this is a multiple-step process! Some clients may require more than two sessions to achieve their desired density and shape. 


Permanent Cosmetics PRE-CARE

  • Do not work out 48 hours before procedure.

  • NO alcohol or caffeine 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).

  • Avoid sun and tanning on your face two weeks prior to procedure.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.

  • Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements two weeks prior to procedure.

  • Discontinue Retin-A, Chemical and Laser Peels, Microdermabrasions, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), and any chemical exfoliant or "brightening" skincare at least 6 weeks prior (Once your brows have fully healed, you must cover your brow tattoo with VASELINE prior to the use of these products on forehead area to prevent premature fading).

  • Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 2 months prior to procedure for those who regularly receive injectables.

  • No brow waxing, tinting, or threading one week prior (the more natural hair growth you have, the better!

  • Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

  • For eyeliner procedures, please discontinue all lash enhancing serums at least 8 weeks prior.

  • Must not have taken Accutane in the last year.

  • Eyelash Extensions must be removed one week prior to an Eyeliner procedure.

  • If you’ve had previous eye/LASIK surgeries, must have clearance from physician for Eyeliner.

  • No lash lifts or tints 10 days prior to Eyeliner.

  • Remove contact lenses prior to Eyeliner appointment and bring your glasses.  Some guests will prefer to have someone drive them home after an eyeliner procedure due to swelling or sensitivity to light.

  • Do not wear makeup or moisturizer to your appointment

 

Eyeliner Tattoo Post-Care

WHAT TO EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

Swelling and redness is to be expected immediately after the procedure as the skin is very thin in this area  (it will give off the appearance that you have been crying). Itching is also normal. The length of time it takes to heal varies from person to person.  The swelling shall subside in a few hours. It takes an average about 4-5 days for the scabs to naturally fall off.  Your true color will not be apparent until the 4-6 week mark.

Appointment  (Day 1)

  • After the procedure, cleansing should be done by compresses with the water wipes provided for the first 4 hours to clean the eye area in a padding motion, this is to absorb excess lymph fluid. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of any blood/lymphatic fluids and lessens the chance of scabbing. DO NOT APPLY OINTMENT!

  • Evening: Wash your eyes gently with lukewarm water before bedtime (Do not use rubbing motions, use dabbing motions)

  • Dry the area: Allow to air dry, or dry with a paper towel. DO NOT APPLY OINTMENT!

  • Eyes may vary from slightly puffy to swollen, heavy lids; light sensitive and possibly bloodshot eyes. Sleeping in a slightly elevated position can also reduce any residual swelling of the eyes.

  • Ice packs can be applied for 10 minutes each hour for the first 4-8 hours following the procedure. The ice is used to reduce swelling and provide comfort. If you experience any residual swelling the following day, you may ice them again. After the first 24 hours the use of ice is no longer beneficial.

(Days 1 - 7)

  • Day 1-2: Eyes will be swollen and perhaps a bit ‘crusty’ upon waking. The swelling will reduce after being in an upright position and from blinking and increased circulation to the area. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion, and crying.

  • The treated area may experience the following symptoms for 1 to 10 days after the treatment, which are all common and will dissipate in a short period of time.

  • Redness

  • Minimal Swelling

  • Tenderness

  • Flaking

  • Dryness and Itching

Day 2: Eyes will be less swollen, but will feel tight. The lash area will feel sore if touched.

  • Clean: Wash your eyes gently in the morning and evening with lukewarm water. (Do not use rubbing motions, use dabbing motions)

  • Dry the area: Allow to air dry, or dry with a paper towel before applying ointment. Apply the provided ointment on the treated area with a clean q-tip or clean fingertips.

Day 3 - 7 DO NOT WASH

  • Day 3-4: The top layer of skin will begin to flake off in little stitch looking lines, although some people do not notice the exfoliation. DO NOT PICK THEM – you will pull pigment out and end up with uneven color. Blinking helps eliminate the small pieces of pigment that have detached. It is important not to pick at it or rub the eyes.

  • Apply Ointment: Apply ointment sparingly 2 to 3 times a day. Use the Q-tip in a gentle dabbing motion as not to disrupt the pigmentation bonding process. This will keep the area moist and accelerate the healing. If scabs form, keep ointment on them at all times. Do not rub the area in any way.

  • Day 7-9: All shedding should be complete. You are safe to shower facing the shower head. During this time, the pigment may appear to have vanished, this is a normal part of the healing process, and the pigment will re-emerge.

  • Day 10: Pigment, if it faded, should have returned. What you see now is very close to the healed result. If it is not as you like, please wait the final 4 weeks and return for a touch-up procedure.

NOTE:

  • Healing usually takes 5 to 7 days to heal.

  • When showering make sure you wash your hair with your head tilted backwards to avoid shampoo and conditioner from getting into the treated areas. You may apply the ointment provided or aquaphor to cover your eyeliner. Do not face the shower head because of water pressure purposes. You will be dry healing the area. This means no water on the area for a minimum of 10 days. This includes sweating. When showering or washing your face, please make sure water is not running into the eyes. You can use oil free wipes clean your face, just make sure you are avoiding the eye area.

  • Pre-care instructions MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding and sensitivity during the procedure will dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.

  • The following must be avoided:

  • Direct water on the eyeliner and the use of cleaners, soaps and heavy creams. (makeup wipes will be your go to this week.)

  • Do not use contact lenses for 48 hours.

  • Do not use mascara until outer healing is complete. Do not use old tubes of mascara.  Replace old with new.

  • Application of any makeup for 10 days.

  • Do not use a eyelash curler the day of the procedure.

  • Do not use saline eye drops/wash or mascara until healed

  • Do not rub, pick or scratch, as the color may heal unevenly and you could risk infection, which in turn could lead to scarring. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure/tanning or tanning beds for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors and/or big sunglasses.  

  • Eyes are sensitive to pet dander, gardening, dust and dirty hands. Sunglasses add wonderful protection to sun.

  • Avoid heavy sweating, exercise, sports, sauna, swimming, steam rooms, jacuzzi, and long hot showers for 10 days.  Eyes heal very well. However, they are exposed to the possibility of a secondary infection like conjunctivitis. Seek medical attention if needed.

  • Avoid use of skincare or cosmetics on the treated area.

  • Avoid using exfoliants, acids such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids lactic acid, salicylic acid, and Vitamin A on or around the tattooed area for 30 days. (Causes premature fading)

  • Use a fresh pillowcase. Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

  • Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks. They can darken/lighten or distort the pigment.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.

  • Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.

  • Do not performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or storage cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris–now is not the time!. Care must be taken to keep the eyes clean and free of bacteria.

  • Please Note:

  • If needed, over-the-counter Tylenol is recommended for temporary relief of pain.

  • After the healing process your eyeliner will appear lighter in color because of natural skin regeneration. Often, even with proper care, some areas may look uneven or patchy. It is normal because your natural skin regeneration is not a process that your artist can control. That’s why a complimentary follow up is included after 6-12 weeks from the initial session to fine tune your investment and assure that richness of color, symmetry, density in the shape and desired effect is achieved.

  • Healed results vary per individual client. We have no control over what occurs during the healing process. After the second session (touch-up) additional sessions may be required to obtain optimal results. Additional charges may apply.

  • Following the proper post-care is necessary to achieve the best results. When scheduling an appointment for a cosmetic tattoo keep in mind the healing time of the procedure will depend on your body’s regeneration, age, immune system and

Protect your investment after you’ve healed!

       

  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds will cause premature fading and discoloration of the pigment.

  • Apply a physical sunscreen daily on brow area once completely healed (10 days). We love Skinceuticals Physical Fusion.

  • For further sun protection wear hats, sunglasses, and stay in the shade!

  • Maintain removal of unwanted brow hair outside of your tattooed brow design by tweezing, threading, waxing, or razoring.

  • Lasers will alter the color of the pigment. 20% zinc oxide must cover your brow tattoo prior to any laser services.

  • Yearly touchups are recommended to maintain your results.

  • Certain skincare products and services will cause premature fading of your brow tattoo and may also alter the pigment color. Please apply a barrier layer of Vaseline over your brow tattoo before use of any of the following: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, hydroquinone, retinol/retin-a, vitamin c, peels, microdermabrasion, Obagi,or anything anything that brightens or treats hyperpigmentation.

  • Frequent chlorine swimmers, please apply a barrier layer of Vaseline over your tattoo prior to swimming, to prevent premature fading.

  • Do not laser near your eye are (IPL). Some lasers distort the color causing it to darken or lighten.

  • Future touch-up appointments are required to maintain their shape and depth of color. If you do not maintain, the color will lighten over time. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, and iron deficiency. We suggest that if you want to maintain your eyeliner looking its best, that you plan on scheduling a touch up once a year for best results.

  • If you are planning a laser procedure or MRI scan, inform the technician of your cosmetic tattoo.

  • The above Pre and Post-Care will affect how quickly or slowly you heal. Age, diet, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, general health, sleep/fatigue can all affect your healing process. The more fatigued you are the lower your immune system is and the more likely infection is to occur. Please get plenty of rest and drink lots of water to hydrate prior to your procedure!

  • *** We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for those to those who fail to follow our Pre and Post Care Instructions. Failing to follow the above instructions will result in your CharMarie artist denying your service and possibly future services. There are no implied or written guarantees, especially if you do not follow instructions!