Lightening/Removal is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:
Pregnant or nursing
On blood thinners
Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
Viral infections and/or diseases
A Pacemaker or major heart problem
Had an Organ transplant
Skin irritations near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
Used Accutane in the past year
Before your treatment
Please read through the before and aftercare pages before setting your consultation appointment to ensure that you are an ideal candidate for tattoo and semi-permanent makeup lightening/removal. Children, guests or pets are not allowed to come to your appointment.
You want to make sure that you come in with clean skin, no makeup and should be aware that you will not be able to apply any makeup on the area that the removal/lightening is performed on until it is healed apx 4-8 weeks.
Removal/lightening normally requires multiple application sessions. Typically it takes about 3-4 sessions to achieve to achieve desired results. You must wait 6-8 weeks in between each session to allow the skin to fully heal. There is no guarantee that the tattoo or semi-permanent/permanent makeup will be completely removed.
Be prepared for the area that the lightening is performed on to form a quite dark and thick scab. You typically will not see any lightening right after the treatment, but instead will see it once the scab has come off and the skin has healed. This is due to the way saline removal works.
The area(s) the treatment is performed on will typically bleed and may bruise; you are advised not to make social plans on the day of your procedure.
Please do NOT wear any makeup on the area where you plan to have the treatment performed on at your appointment.
Do not take aspirin or Ibuprofen or other medications or supplements that thin your blood, such as blood thinngers or fish oil for 24hours prior to your treatment.
It is advised you take Tylenol or non-aspirin an hour prior to your appointment.
Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.
Do not take alcohol or caffeine on the day of your appointment.
Do not use Retin A skincare products close to the enhancement area 1 month prior to and after your procedure.
Do not use AHA skincare products close to the enhancement area 2 weeks prior to and after your procedure.
Lightening/Removal of Eyebrow Area
Waxing treatments should be performed no less than 3 days prior to your enhancement.
IPL laser hair removal should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your enhancement.
Electrolysis treatments should be performed no less than 5 days prior to your enhancement.
Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 4 weeks after your enhancement .
After your treatment
The area treated may show redness, swelling and bruising for a few days after the treatment – this is quite normal.
Additional treatments cannot be undertaken until the area has completely healed. A 6-8 week healing time is required before any more work can be undertaken.
In order to let your skin, heal well, avoid water on the treated area, makeup to the brow area, the gym, sauna or pool for at least 7 days, until the scab that has formed has completely fallen off on its own.
Avoid all sun exposure until your treatment area has begun to heal. Once the area has healed, approximately one week, use a sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color fading.
You may notice whiteness or blanching around the area, this is quite normal and will subside within 12 hours. If you find any lymphatic fluid or blood weeping you can gently clean the area with saline, cool boiled water and gauze, blotting gently dry to remove any moisture.
Do not pick at the scab in anyway as the process needs to happen naturally for best results. Picking at the scab may increase the risk of scabbing. You will go through three healing phases: 1-heal: tender, sore, a little red and swollen, 2- a dark scab forms, 3-scab falls out and takes pigment with it, as soon as it falls you will notice some lightening but you won’t see final results for 4-8 weeks after the skin is fully healed.
With clean hands and a cotton bud you may apply a fine layer of over the counter antibiotic cream to the area. Repeat this procedure up to 3 times a day if you feel there might be signs of an infection. When in doubt, contact your Dr if you think you may have gotten an infection. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
Giving Blood – The Red Cross have suggested that you do not give blood for 6 months following treatment.
Consent to Procedure
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