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Pre Care & After Care

Contraindications:

Under 18 years old

Pregnancy or if you are  trying to conceive under IVF and lactating women (while nursing)

Glaucoma,

Herpex Zoster in eyes, (on lips treatments might be done after premeditation at least 3 days  before treatment and 2 days after)

All blood thinners medications including all-natural/organic blood thinners

Taking Cortisone, Steroids, Aquitaine, Retin-A, Renova

Keloids and/or  hypertrophy scarring,

Tendency to develop post-treatment hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation,

 

Diabetics and/or any kind of immune system disease,

Blood disorders: Hemophilia

Cancer/chemo or radiotherapy; if you just discover it and you are going for the treatment soon, please, consult with your doctor and obtain a written note for a cosmetic tattoo,

Active acne on or close to the tatted area,

Any skin diseases, infections,  Psoriasis, eczema, non-diagnosed rashes, and blisters. Fresh sunburns and/or after laser skin treatments- wait 4 weeks 

Heart condition and/or  peacemaker,

Allergies to hair dye; If you have allergies to topical makeup we recommend a  color patch test at least.

Recently done any kind of surgery+ being under following medical treatment, including dental-please, check with your doctor

Beautifying injections (Botox, fillers) done in less than 3 weeks

Usage of any lash/brows  growth serum (discontinue for at least weeks) 

 

GENERAL PRE CARE instructions for ALL cosmetics tattoos (how to prepare before getting a cosmetic tattoo):

permanent makeup, microblading, scalp micropigmentation, areola, and other tattoo procedures.

 

You must strictly follow these guidelines to achieve the best micropigmentation results.


*DO NOT CONSUME before in any form:  

Alcohol or caffeine, energy drinks at least a full 24 hours before

At least a week before: Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin A & E, fish oil, pain killers, cold or flu medicine, "hair, skin, nail", body detox, power/green shakes, fat burner supplements, turmeric, garlic, Gingko Biloba, spicy food/seasonings, antibiotics, steroids 4 weeks before. All of them cause you bleeding and push away pigment which will result in poor pigment retention=more paid visits.

 

*IF YOU ARE TAKING OR UNDERGOING any MEDICATIONS, MEDICAL TREATMENTS, PRE/POST SURGERIES, BEAUTIFYING INJECTIONS, LASER TREATMENTS, please  

CHECK WITH your PHYSICIAN if it is appropriate for you to have a cosmetic tattoo/permanent makeup/microblading. Please, we asking you to obtain a note, that permits you to have a cosmetic tattoo within the upcoming months of your procedure (PMU usually is a multi-session procedure that requires coming back for touch-ups). Please, make sure that the note includes a practice/doctor name, address, contact information, and clearly stated release for a cosmetic tattoo procedure. It can be signed on your doctor's form or you can ask for our form to be emailed to you. We will not perform any PMU procedure if we believe it might compromise your health and safety. Please obtain a doctor's note of approval if in doubt.

 

*DISCONTINUE ALL SKINCARE products containing any of those: Glycolic, AHA, BHA, Retin-A, Kojic Acid and other lighteners or exfoliators, foto facials and chemical peels 4 weeks prior on eyebrow areas and 3 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, face wash, BB or CC creams, and makeup primers for anything that says acid.

 

*AVOID suntan and spray or self-tanning products on the face a week prior to the procedure. DO NOT COME with SUN BURNED or INFLAMED SKIN on FACE until you completely healed! YOUR SKIN MUST BE HEALTHY AND WITHOUT ANY BREAKOUTS, irritations, and cuts. We don't tattoo over moles or skin tags. Please have it removed and allow it to heal prior to scheduling any appointments.

 

*SOCIAL, SPORTS & VACATION ACTIVITY & MENSTRUAL CYCLE - try to book your appointment accordingly if possible: During period you will be more sensitive. Right after the procedure and up to the next 5 to 10 days PMU usually looks very dark and heavy. The body can be puffy or swollen, red, etc. It might not be the best idea to have PMU done when you want to look your best for a special event. You will need at least 2 to 3 months to complete the PMU process. You cannot cover it with regular makeup! Also, you must avoid sun exposure, swimming, heavy exercise/sports activity, sweating, saunas, pools, beaches, dust, etc. Over 95% clients have not found it necessary to take days off from work and normal daily activity to "hide" themselves at home. 

 

Additional instructions for EYEBROWS: 
*Do not tweeze, wax, or dye brows for a week prior. Threading is okay, but we prefer to perfect the shape according to permanent makeup procedure.


*Electrolysis should not be done for a week prior and three weeks after.

 

*Do not cover freshly done eyebrows with any makeup or SPF for the following two weeks; this action might change the color and/or cause infections. 

 

*Do not wear waterproof eyebrow makeup on the day of the procedure.


Additional Pre Care for EYELINER 


*Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure or for a week after. 


*Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive. 

 

*Stop using Latisse (or other growth serums) 4 weeks before the eyeliner procedure. You may resume them when your procedure is complete.


*Do not dye or perm lashes for 10 days prior and for 3 weeks after.
 

*Do not use an eyelash curler on the day of the procedure and for 3 weeks after.
 

*If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. 

 

*Do not wear waterproof makeup on the day of the procedure. Certain cleansers block pigment and numbing absorption.

 

*If you wear any kind of lash extensions they need to be removed a week before the procedure and a new one can be filled in three weeks afterward. We suggest you will wait until the eyeliner procedure and healing process are fully completed.

 

* We advise you do not drive/operate any mechanical vehicle after the eyeliner procedure for at least 8 hours.

Additional Pre Care For LIPS 


* If you are prone to cold sores you will need an antiviral prescription. Physicians usually instruct clients to begin taking it 3+ days before the procedure, for a 7-10 day course, and 2+ days after.
* If you have had any type of lip surgery or fillers consult with your doctor about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on the lips. 

* Prepare dry lips by massaging gently with a soft toothbrush for exfoliation (or you can use a special lip exfoliation) and by using a moisturizing lip balm or natural honey. Dry, cracked lips are more sensitive, tend to bleed more frequently, and do not retain pigments easily.

Additional Instruction for EYELINERS:

*You must remove false lashes a week before ( you will be able to put them back as soon as your procedure is completed and fully healed) 

*If you wear contact lenses, please remove them before the appointment, and wear eyeglasses 

*Lash tint and lift can be done at least 7 days prior to appointment

*Do not wear waterproof mascara on that day;  you might have regular makeup (avoid that if it is not necessary)

*If you have an eye infection, unknown redness, or skin tag on the eyelids - consult a doctor treated condition first

Additional Instruction for LIPS:

*If you EVER had had a cold sore breakout (Herpes Zoster virus), even one time in your life, you must be on medication at least 3 days before and 2 days after or follow physician guidance

*Make sure to keep moisturizing lips for at least a few days before; you might also do DIY home scrub for dry lips, to smoothout surface ( a sugar with honey or damp, soft toothbrush). Ink won't stay on dry and cracked lips!

Additional Instruction for Scalp Hair Micropigmentation:

* Hair Piece – Please do not wear a hairpiece at least  5 - 7 days prior to your 
scheduled procedure. Wearing a hair piece may limit oxygen flow to the scalp and the ink may not be fully absorbed into the follicle. Also, avoid any paste or fibers for 2 to 3 days if possible


* Hair Length – Please contact your artist prior to the procedure to discuss proper hair length on the day of the scheduled procedure. In the majority of cases, we request a buzzed look (around 1 or 2 days of hair growth)

* Skin/Hair Preparation – Please do not use a razor on your scalp within 24 hours of the scheduled procedure. It is critical that we see all native hair in order to properly blend the hair follicles. 


* You might dye hair color a week before and after as soon as it will be completely healed. For all blonds, adjusting color to slightly or even darker color might be necessary

After washing the scalp, moisturize the skin with some form of gentle skin moisturizer  (Aquaphor, Nivea, Cethapil, etc.) to keep  skin hydrated. Doing so will allow the ink to be properly absorbed. 
Do not use ointment on the procedure day!

* Refrain from sun, booth tanning to avoid skin burned and peeling  at least for 3 to 4 weeks 


If you are extremely sensitive to pain, seek medical advice prior to the procedure.

* Focus on relaxing and get a good night’s rest before your procedure. 


* If you have any scalp medical condition-seek a physician help first

* Eat a hearty meal before your procedure

* You may bring a clean hat or scarf to loosely cover your head after the treatment, if 
so desired, but not recommended 



A healthy scalp is a must in achieving the best, long-lasting results.

GENERAL AFTERCARE for ALL PROCEDURES:

 

Disclosure: Om  SPA, LLC and her independent contractors, affiliates are properly trained and licensed for their trade and business, but we are not a medical professional, so please, seek medical attention immediately in a case of symptoms of infection or allergy;  Symptoms of allergy or infections are:  when honey-colored crusting and excessive oozing or spreading redness, if you experience an unusual discomfort or excessive bleeding, excessive redness, swelling, tenderness of procedure site, elevated body temperature, rash or purulent drainage from procedure site or if any other complications develop. If you have any extreme reaction (such as moderate to severe facial swelling, moderate to severe rash, any difficulty breathing, or you are in any distress) call 911 and go to the emergency department. Please note that some redness, swelling, tenderness, oozing, and itching is a normal process of healing. Please read the details below. For any other concerns please contact OM SPA.

POST  TREATMENT /AFTERCARE/ GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

FOR ALL PERMANENT COSMETIC’S TATTOO PROCEDURES:

DO NOT:

  1. Do not use any Retin-A or Glycolic Acids or any acids on any area while healing!

  2. Do not use Peroxide, Bacitracin, or Neosporin on ANY tattooed areas!

  3. Do not use petrolatum-based products on eyelids after the eyeliner procedure.

  4. Do not use sunscreen on the not healed area-this might change your pigment color.

  5. Do not scrub, scratch or pick treated areas! This can cause scarring and poor pigment retention.

  6. Avoid dirty, dusty environments, for instant gardening, and touching/sleeping with your pets for 5-7 days.

  7. Do not expose the treated area to sun or tanning beds! If you must be outside, wear a hat and protective sunglasses.

SPF cream can be worn ONLY on a COMPLETELY HEALED permanent cosmetic tattoo; otherwise can drastically change your pigment color.

  1. Avoid facials, heavy exercise causing sweating and/or whirlpools, saunas, swimming, bathing, and soaking the treated area in water (express shower is ok),  for at least 5 days or until your body is completely healing!  DO NOT CONTACT with salty water at all! Cause poor pigment retention.

  2. Do not dye or tweeze/wax/thread/laser off eyebrows 7 days after the procedure!

  3. If Scalp micro pigmentation was done, do not wash your hair for 7 days and do not dye or/ and bleach your hair for at least 2 weeks; always inform your hairstylist/barber about having scalp micro-pigmentation done. Use a baby shampoo or very mild antibacterial soap to quickly rinse your head, but don’t soak scalp’s skin in the water. You might wear a clean hat or scarf if needed.

  4. Do not wear ANY topical makeup on the area nor do tint your brows /lashes or put fake lashes/brows on for at least 10-14 days after the procedure. Do not wear any wigs or hairpieces too after scalp micro pigmentation or wig’s eyebrows. The chemicals in the tint /or glue can irritate skin and cause infection.

  5. Afterward, you might gently clean the area with clean, disinfected hands or gauze and mild antibacterial soap with water if needed. No occlusion/bandage is needed on your face permanent makeup or scalp or head scar camouflage. If you did some of the skin corrective color camouflage tattoos on another part of the body than face, wearing and changing a bandage/ sterile gauze might be required for at least the first 24 hours.

 

PLEASE DO:

  1. Twice per day apply provided A+D ointment extremely small amount (size of rice grain ) on eyebrows, lips, scalp, scar camouflage or skin color camouflage area –very thin layer by using clean/ sterile cotton swab;  NO DUBBLE DIPPING! The single tip must be used on EVERY SINGLE area that was tattooed (one for left eyebrow, second for the second eyebrow, separate for lips). NEVER use the same tip on your lips, then on your eyes –you must discard it immediately after the first usage and take another one for other body parts.  Freshly purchased bees wax-based chaps tics are very convenient and safe for the lips. If you have a tendency to cold sore breakouts, usage of preventive medicine over the counter additionally will protect you (if you were properly pre medicated before lip procedure nothing should happen).

  2. On eyelids, you can use freshly purchased coconut oil or Aqua for cream. Avoid anti-aging eye creams. You can add one drop of lavender oil to your ointment for additional soothing benefits.

  3. You can apply some clean ice pack on the treated area every 10-15 minutes per hour for a couple of hours (especially on eyes, wrapped in cleaned or clean gauze). This will minimize sealing. NEVER reuse the same ice pack on other tattooed areas (lips then eyes then over brows).

  4. Darker skin (Fitzpatrick 4-6) may or may not hyper pigment (turn 2-3 shades darker) during healing. This effect may take 6-8 weeks to develop if it occurs. Please wait 6-8 weeks between appointments even if the brows appear to be too light or even disappear! They can initially appear light and then turn darker/reappear during healing. Darker colors may be used at follow-up if hyperpigmentation does not occur.

  5. Your permanent cosmetic tattoo will begin to turn darker immediately and for the next 3-4 days. Within a week color heal much lighter, closer to the original color you had been chosen.

  6. It is normal for some people to have pigment scabs or flake off. It is also normal if it does not. Fading or loss of pigment may occur during healing. There should be pigment under the skin where pigment has flaked off. If there is no pigment underneath, you might need a touch-up within 4 to 8 weeks. Over the next 2-3 weeks, the color might lighten up by 30%- 50%. After the initial procedure, the color may be a  or two too dark; in six days it will appear too

light. After ten days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed because the color will come from the dermal layer of the skin to the epidermal layer of the skin.

  1. Pigment may come off on your pillow while you sleep, and might stain linens. Use a clean cover that you won’t mind staining if this happens.

 

FAILURE TO FOLLOW POST-PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OR DISCOLORATION OF PIGMENT or COMPLICATIONS and poor ink retentions= more sessions will be necessary. The known possible complications from micro pigmentation are: ● redness ● puffiness ● dry patches ● swelling ● bruising ● tenderness

Should you have more questions please, email info@omspachicago.com or call 773 853 0839

 

TYPICAL HEALING SCHEDULE (keep in mind, that some people are healing slower)

 

Lips:

Day 1        Swelling, tender, heavy, thick lipstick look – reddish brick color effect.

Day 2        Slight swelling, reddish, tender, slightly metallic flavor.

Day 3        Less swelling, thicker texture, sore hot feeling before exfoliation. “Orange” color.

Day 4        Exfoliation – very chapped lips

Day 5        Very chapped but almost finished with 1st chapping stage.

Day 6        See, soft, rich color.

Day 7        Lip color disappears – “frosty” stage begins (2nd chapping stage), a whitish, grayish haze on lips. Color “blooms” from within more and more each day until day 21. This is when the color you see is the color you have.  However, lips remain a bit dry for a month or two. Use a good lip balm with SPF and they will return to normal but with color.

 

Eyeliner:

Day 1        Swollen, like you’ve been crying, heavier eye makeup look.

Day 2        Swollen, usually for a few hours after waking up, still heavy eye makeup look.

Day 3        Less swollen-tight- pigment begins to lift away from the skin.

Day 4        Pinching- some itching is normal- skin will begin to flak. DO NOT pick at it.

Day 5        Blinking movement of the eye usually removes all pigment by this day. Color is somewhat grayish- will take a few days to clarify full color.

 

Eyebrows:

Day 1        The eyebrows are approximately 20-25% darker and bolder in width than they will when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment, which causes the color to appear darker. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrows to flake away and a narrower appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is part of the process.

Day 2        Color remains the same.

Day 3        Eyebrows start to itch and appear a bit thinker in texture. Exfoliation begins.

Day 4        The skin begins to flake- peeling from the outside edges first.

Day 5        Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer effect for a few days until color clarifies.

NOTE: If your skin is sun-damaged, thick or uneven in texture, or excessively oily, the result cannot be exactly the same for each person. Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal. Medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, age of skin, and lifestyle all contribute to fading. Color refreshers are needed to ensure the best results and to keep your permanent cosmetics looking their best.