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Pre & Post Care For Treatments

What you do at home accounts for 80% of your skin's health.

Correcting & achieving healthy, glowing, balanced skin takes time, commitment & teamwork.

Pre & post-care are fundamental to us achieving those goals.

Permanent Makeup

FOR BROWS LIPS & LINER

Avoid the following supplements/medications  1 week prior to appointment

**ALWAYS consult with your physician before stopping use of prescription medication.**

  • Coumadin

  • Plavix

  • Aspirin

  • Fish Oil

  • Turmeric

  • Vitamin B6

  • Vitamin E

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids

  • Coenzyme Q-10

  • Cranberry

  • Dong quai (or Angelica)

  • Ibuprofin

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Ginkgo

  • Ginseng

  • Glucosamine

  • Green tea

  • Lycium tea

  • Melatonin

  • Soy products

  • St. John's wort

 

You are NOT a candidate for permanent makeup if you have keloid scaring, are pregnant/nursing, have uncontrolled diabetes, have an uncontrolled autoimmune disease, have uncontrolled diabetes or taking certain blood thinners.

If you have previous permanent cosmetics in the area you wish to schedule, you MUST have had a consultation before your procedure. 

It is your responsibility to disclose any concerns regarding pre and post care to ensure the best outcome. 

BROWS

  • IF YOU ARE SICK, GETTNG SICK, JUST GETTING OVER BEING SICK, ON ANTIBIOTICS/STEROIDS, OR HAVE ANY COLD/FLU/ILLNESS SYMPTOMS OF ANY KIND IN THE LAST 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT... RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH 24 HOURS NOTICE. THIS NOT ONLY PUTS YOUR TECHNICIAN AND OTHERS AT RISK FOR ILLNESS, BUT GREATLY COMPROMISES THE RESULT IN WHICH YOU CAN EXPECT. 

  • Regarding Vaccinations: please allow two weeks before any permanent makeup procedure is to be done.

  • Please no tweezing, waxing or threading brows for at least 1 week prior to your visit.

  • Please do not tint brows for 1 week before, the longer the better.

  • Please do not tan (in a bed or in the sun) for 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Do not arrive for a procedure with a tan or sunburnt face. AVOID all unprotected sun exposure for 2-3 weeks. If face appears to be burnt or very tanned at visit, it will be rescheduled by technician.

  • Do not work out the day of your appointment. 

  • If you have skin irritation or any blemishes within 1 inch of the brows, appointment will likely be rescheduled by technician until completely clear.

  • NO BOTOX or Cosmetic Filler for AT LEAST 2 weeks before, the longer the better.

  • Come to your appointment with your brow makeup done as you normally do OR come with a clean face. If you like your brows a specific way it is best to come with makeup on so the technician can get an idea for what you want. 

  • Avoid any chemical treatments, peels, abrasion, exfoliation or ANY invasive treatment for at least 4-6 weeks prior to your visit. 

  • Discontinue Vitamin A and Retinol products for 1 month prior to appointment. 

  • Discontinue Accutane 12 months prior to appointment. 

  • Avoid Alcohol, Caffiene, Pre-Workouts, and Energy Drinks for 24-48 hours prior to appointment.​

  • Avoid all blood thinning medications/supplements for 7 days prior to your appointment. If you are unsure of one of your supplements or medications, please call your technician or physician for clarification.

       **ALWAYS consult with your physician before stopping use of prescription medication.**

   

EYELINER
  • IF YOU ARE SICK, GETTNG SICK, JUST GETTING OVER BEING SICK, ON ANTIBIOTICS, OR HAVE ANY COLD/FLU/ILLNESS SYMPTOMS OF ANY KIND IN THE LAST 5 DAYS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT...RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH 24 HOURS NOTICE.    

  • Regarding Vaccinations: please allow two weeks before any permanent makeup procedure is to be done.

  • Inform your technician if you are currently using or have used any lash-enhancing/growth serums in the last 6 months. You MUST be off of lash serums for at least 1 month prior to the procedure but preferably longer. The longer you are off the serum the better retention we will get. 

  • Bring your contact lens case and glasses. 

  • Purchase a brand new tube of mascara for after healing is complete. DO NOT USE YOUR OLD MASCARA. 

  • Do not work out the day of your procedure.

  • Do not have lashes tinted or permed at least 1 week before or after treatment.

  • Have Lash Extensions professionally removed. Do not attempt to remove at home to prevent damage to your natural lash. This must be done at lesat 1 week prior. 

  • Arrive to appointment with no eye makeup unless you have a specific way you want your eyeliner done then eye makeup is okay. 

  • NO BOTOX or Cosmetic Filler for 2 weeks before or after appointment.

  • If you have had any eye surgery in the past 12 months, please bring Dr. approval letter. 

  • Discontinue Vitamin A and Retinol products for 1 month prior to appointment. 

  • Discontinue Accutane 12 months prior to appointment. 

  • Avoid Alcohol, Caffiene, Pre-Workouts, and Energy Drinks for 24-48 hours prior to appointment.

  • Avoid all blood thinning medications/supplements for 7 days prior to your appointment. See above list. If you are unsure of one of your supplements or medications, please call your technician for clarification. 

  • **ALWAYS consult with your physician before stopping use of prescription medication.**

LIPS
  • IF YOU ARE SICK, GETTNG SICK, JUST GETTING OVER BEING SICK, ON ANTIBIOTICS, OR HAVE ANY COLD/FLU/ILLNESS SYMPTOMS OF ANY KIND IN THE LAST 5 DAYS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT... RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH PROPER NOTICE.  

  • Regarding Vaccinations: please allow two weeks before any permanent makeup procedure is to be done.

  • Beginning 5-7 days before your visit, please use a daily, gentle lip exfoliating treatment (like a sugar scrub!) and a rich lip balm to prep your lips and help them be in the best shape for tattooing. The more hydrated your lips are the better retention we will get. 

  • If you are prone to cold sores, herpes, or fever blisters,  you will need an antiviral prescription. Physicians usually instruct medication to begin taking it 3 days before procedure, for a 7-10 day course. We recommend 3 days before, day of, and 2-3 days after. You will be asked for proof of prescription. You can still get cold sores from the trauma of the procedure even when on a prescription. 

  • If you have skin irritation or any blemishes within 1 inch of the lips, appointment will likely be rescheduled by technician until completely clear.

  • NO BOTOX or Cosmetic Filler for 2 weeks before or after appointment.

  • Discontinue Vitamin A and Retinol products for 1 month prior to appointment. 

  • Discontinue Accutane 12 months prior to appointment. 

  • Avoid Alcohol, Caffiene, Pre-Workouts, and Energy Drinks for 24-48 hours prior to appointment.

  • Avoid all blood thinning medications/supplements for 7 days prior to your appointment. See Above List. If you are unsure of one of your supplements or medications, please call your technician for clarification. 

  • **ALWAYS consult with your physician before stopping use of prescription medication.**

POST CARE FOR BROWS & LIPS

  • Keep light barrier of ointment on your newly tattooed procedure. 

    • Ointment will be given to you at appointment. Aquaphor & Bacitracin are preferred. Never use a used open bottle of ointment on your newly tattooed procedure as it could be contaminated and infect the area. ​

  • Do NOT use neosporin. 

  • Be sure to not over saturate the area with ointment as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should barely be noticeable on the skin.

  • NEVER put ointment on the tattoo when wet or damp. Let air dry or gently dab dry. 

  • FOR BROWS - Apply ointment 3 times a day for 5-7 days depending on dryness.

  •  FOR LIPS - Apply ointment all throughout the day to keep lips hydrated. Apply for 1 minimum of 10 days but longer is preferred. 

  • FOR LIPS - Avoid all food and drinks with salt along with hot drinks and food for 72 hours. Salt will pull the pigment out of your lips and heat will encourage the lips to peel faster thus decreasing pigment retention. 

  • Bacitracin will aid in itchiness. Never itch or scratch at your tattoo. 

  • Wash the newly tattooed area daily for 7 days with a gentle cleanser. A cleanser can be purchased from me or cetaphil or cerave is preferred. 

  • For some clients, I will instruct you to dab the newly tattood area with healing pads. Gently dab the area with healing pads every 15 minutes for the first hour followed by one time per hour for 1-2 days. Make sure hands are thoroughly cleaned prior to using pads. Pads can be kept in the refrigerator so that they are cool and soothing on the skin. healing pads are provided by me.

  • Do NOT stand facing the showerhead. Gently wash your brows away from the water or over the sink. It is important to gently wash the soap away with water. With a very light touch use your fingertips to very gently cleanse the area. 

  • Make sure your hands are washed every time prior to washing your new tattoo.

  • Avoid anti-aging or exfoliating facial products near the tattoo area. 

  • Avoid alpha-hydroxy acids, Retin-A and Benzoyl Peroxide for 14 days after. Use cautiously around tattooed area moving forward as any lightening products will lighten your tattoo over time. 

  • Avoid sun exposure for 7 days after. 

  • Always wear sunglasses and a hat if you are outside to protect the tattoo. 

  • Avoid working out, hot tubs, pools and saunas for at least 3 days after. 

  • Avoid hair removal methods for a minimum of 14 days. 

  • Avoid makeup products around the newly tattooed area for 7 days or until flaking is done and tattoo is healed. 

  • You can ice the tattoo for 10 minutes every hour and take any pain medication you would normally take following the procedure. 

POST CARE FOR EYELINER

  • Apply saturated healing pad on eyeliner every 15 minutes for the first hour and then once per hour for the remainder of the day. 

  • Healing pads can be used the following day as well to ease discomfort. 

  • Healing pads can be kept in the refrigerator so that the pads feel cool and comfortable on the new tattoo. 

  • Make sure that hands are thoroughly cleansed prior to applying healing pads. 

  • Bacitracin can be applied if the eyeliner is irritated, dry or itchy. Make sure to apply very little as we want to make sure the tattoo is not oversaturated. 

  • Eye Makeup can be worn after 1 week as long as the tattoo is visibly healed. It is HIGHLY recommended to get a NEW mascara as most mascara bottles have bacteria in them. 

Aftercare Reminders

  • Following your procedure, expect your color to be sharper, darker, and bolder than the final result. Once you have healed fully, the pigment will look softer and about 30-50% lighter. The darkest days are typically 2-4.

  • Expect to see redness and slight swelling both in and around the brow area. Pigment (color) itself may appear warmer than expected due to red, irritated skin.

  • A white border formed around the brow is normal for the first few hours following the procedure. 

  • Typically the pigment I use cools down over time so it is intentionally warm the first few days/weeks. 

 

DAY 1-10

  • A permanent makeup procedure is the equivalent of a skin-deep wound - like a scratch you might get around the house. The day of your procedure, expect a small amount of fluid, weeping or blood. Firmly blot brows with healing pads provided or clean gauze or slightly damp soft towel to remove lymph. Excess lymph may dry and forms scabs too early. Blotting typically only needs to be done the day of your visit.

  • Cleanse brows morning and night with mild, gentle cleanser and pat dry or allow to air dry.

  • Apply ointment with clean q-tip or clean finger on dry skin. Only a THIN layer should be used at any time. You may need to apply once a day, and you many need to apply 3-4 times a day… This is dependent on your skin. A good rule of thumb is apply whenever your skin looks or feels tight and dry. (For reference of how much cream you should be using - think grain of rice.)

  • Brow area may begin to itch and appear slightly thicker in texture before taking on a flaky, dry, narrow appearance. Do not pick any of the flakes, allow them to fall off completely on their own. Picking the dry flakes can cause scaring and pigment loss. 

  • After all peeling/flaking is done, color may take on a hazy, too-dull, too-light, muted appearance. We call this the “Foggy Phase”. The color will return {bloom} after healing is fully complete, typically between the 3rd and 4th week.

 

Keep in mind, when healing is complete, it is normal to have lighter/less saturated areas. You may lighten up to 50% the first time through. That's why we have a touch-up with all permanent makeup procedures. The touch-up is 100% necessary to achieve finished brows, eyeliner and lips. 

 

FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Sleep only on a CLEAN PILLOWCASE.

  • Do not use active ingredient products on or around the eye/eyebrow area including, but not limited to: Retin A, Glycolic or Salicylic acid.

  • Do not use Peroxide or Neosporin on or around the area.

  • Do not Scrub or Pick treated area.

  • Avoid all vigorous exercise and strenuous activity.

  • Do not expose treated area to direct sunlight or tanning beds.

  • Avoid Facials, Steam, Saunas, Steam Rooms, Heavy Sweating (gym!!) and Long Hot Showers.

  • Avoid Swimming in Lakes, Ocean, Pools or Hot tubs.

  • Avoid all gardening or yard work at peak sun times.

  • Avoid chemicals and irritants, particularly fine mist type products on or around the area.

  • Avoid ANY makeup directly on the treated area.

  • Do not tint, wax, thread or tweeze eyebrows.

Plant Shadow
Permanent Eyebrow Makeup
eyeliner makeup

Eyelash Extensions

  • Do not get lashes wet for 24 hours post full set or fills.

  • Gently brush your lashes daily. 

  • Do not perm, tint or curl your eyelashes with extensions.

  • Do not pick, pull or rub your lashes. 

  • Do not wear mascara with lash extensions. I mean that is the whole point, right! 

  • Keep oil-based skincare products, makeup or removers away from lash extensions. Oil will break down the glue bond.

  • Only use our recommended cleanser for lash cleansing OR oil-free miscellar water is always okay. 

  • Do not try to remove lashes yourself. Schedule a removal appointment or let fall out naturally. 

  • Pre-book fills for every 2-3 weeks. 

A few other things to note...

  • Always come to your lash appointment makeup free! If we have to cleanse makeup off your eyes there will be a $25 cleaning fee added on to the service. This also takes away precious minutes of lash time. 

  • Pictures for inspiration are great, however keep in mind that the result may not look exactly like the photos we are shown as everyone's lashes and eye shape are different. Some people have straight lashes while others have curly lashes. Some people have deep set eyes while others having bulging eyes. Some people have long full lashes while ohters have tiny thinner lashes. The list goes on and on, but all of these small things create a different look on different people. Sometimes "long" to one person may not be "long" at all to another, so it can take 2-3 appointments to nail the look you want. Always feel free to give us feedback and I promise we will get there. 

  • We can always adjust the lash style including curl, length, thickness, etc. at fills. So again, always be open and honest with your lash technician regarding how you feel about your lashes. We promise to be honest in return. Our goal is to give you the lashes of your dreams while also protecting your natural lashes. If you are requesting a mega volume set but your lashes can't handle that we will absolutely let you know and discuss what we think might be a better option for you. Communication is key with lashes!

  • Remember that you need 40% of your lash extensions remaining for your appointment to be considered a fill, otherwise, if you have less, you will need to book a full set. 

  • If your lashes are falling out quicker than expected PLEASE let us know so we can get you in sooner and discover what might be going on so we can correct the issue. 

Lash aftercare starts immediately after your appointment. When it comes to caring for lash extensions, it’s important to know that the eyelash extension adhesive can take up to 8 hours to fully cure. This means that within that 8-hour window, you should avoid anything that will get your lashes wet. This means no saunas, tanning, workouts, swimming or long, steamy showers. So, save the river or hot springs for the day after your appointment!

If you don’t keep your lashes clean, makeup, oil and debris will accumulate along your lash line. This buildup breaks down the adhesive bond that attaches your lash extensions to your natural lashes. Oily, dirty lashes lead to poor retention, aka: your extensions will fall off faster than your natural lash shedding cycle and your lash line will have gaps. Lack of proper cleaning can also cause blepharitis (bacteria and eyelid inflammation), so it’s so important to stay on top of our easy-breezy lash extension aftercare routine.

For more oily skin we recommend cleaning daily. 

For dry to normal skin we recommend cleaning every other day. We sell a beautiful and gentle lash rose cleanser for just $25. We highly encourage anyone wearing lashes to purchase this product with your first full set. With the cleanser you will also receive a soft bristle brush for cleaning your lashes along with spoolies to brush them daily. 

Makeup Trials

Chemical Peels

PRE CHEMICAL PEEL

  • Please be candid in revealing any conditions that could prohibit this chemical peel treatment such as the use of Accutane in the past 6 months, pregnancy or breastfeeding, history of photosensitivity, autoimmune disease, or connective tissue disorder. 

  • Discuss with your esthetician your medical history, medications, allergies, skin type, and any tendency for scarring, keloid, or poor healing.  Also, let your provider know if you have a history of cold sores so that a prescription for an antiviral medication can be given to avoid a cold sore outbreak.

  • Do NOT use any acidic products or irritants to your skin 2 weeks prior to treatment, such as retinoids or tretinoins, acne medication products such as Retin-A, Tazorac, Renova, Atralin, Ziana, Differin, Veltin, the antibiotic Doxycycline, AHAs (glycolic, lactic, tartaric, etc.), BHAs (salicylic), benzoyl peroxide. These medications and products increase your photosensitivity, which can significantly increase the likelihood of complications.

  • Do NOT use the following products 1 week prior to treatment: vitamin C products, lightening agents such as hydroquinone or any exfoliative products including loofahs or coarse sponges to your skin. 

  • Avoid direct sun exposure of any kind as well as tanning beds and self-tanning to the planned treatment areas for 4 weeks prior to treatment.  A tan can produce a burn to the skin and can result in hyperpigmentation (skin darkening) as well as hypopigmentation (skin lightening). We recommend that you discontinue the practice of tanning overall due to the increased risk of skin cancer and aging.

  • Do NOT tweeze, wax, use a depilatory, or undergo electrolysis in the areas you wish to have treated for 1 week before treatment.

  • Avoid Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) and dermal filler injections on or around the treatment area(s) for 1 week prior to treatment, unless otherwise approved by your healthcare provider.

  • If you have an active cold sore or skin infection the day of your treatment, please call our office to reschedule your appointment.

  • Bring a large-brimmed hat or umbrella and a pair of sunglasses to block the sun for your trip home.

  • Please arrive to your appointment with the treatment area(s) fully cleaned and free of makeup.

  • Do NOT apply any creams, lotions, aftershave, cologne, or perfumes the day of the appointment to the planned treatment area(s).  Avoid shaving the treatment area the day of the appointment.

POST CHEMICAL PEEL

  • The peeling may take anywhere from 7-10 days on average or longer depending on internal and external factors such as skin type, age, weather, lifestyle, and hormones.  Slight redness and skin sensitivity and flaking can occur as your treatment eliminates dead surface skin cells.  Each treatment may vary. Other areas of the body will react differently because your skin has a different texture on your face and scalp than on your chest, back, arms, and legs. The healing process may take longer in those areas.

  • Your skin may take on a rough, patchy, darkened quality a few days after this treatment. Your skin may also darken and turn leathery leading up to the peeling phase. This is normal and expected and it will resolve on its own.  The first areas to peel are usually around the nose and mouth, but can begin anywhere.  Most people begin peeling on the 3rd or 4th day after treatment.  It is also possible to not peel at all.  If this occurs, you will STILL benefit from the treatment because the skin has exfoliated microscopically.

  • Possible side effects include but are not limited to: mild to extreme redness, temporary tightness, itching, swelling, and dryness of the skin similar to a sunburn or windburn.  This will usually subside in 2-3 days. A prescription of hydrocortisone, or over-the-counter hydrocortisone (Vanicream HC) or healing balm (provided by spa) may be recommended if the skin is inflamed or irritated.

  • You may GENTLY apply a cold compress to the treated area(s) as needed for any burning or irritation associated with your treatment.

  • Make sure to avoid excessive heat on the treated area and direct sun exposure of any kind, as well as tanning beds and self-tanners to the treated areas for 4 weeks after treatment. Please note that sun is always damaging to the skin, but particularly following a chemical peel. 

  • Do NOT engage in strenuous exercise for 2-3 days after treatment because it may exacerbate the inflammatory response and can cause your skin to become extremely inflamed.

  • Sweating excessively after treatment can irritate the skin or cause blistering due to the sweat being unable to escape through the top layer of dead skin.  Try to avoid sweating until after you have stopped peeling to avoid lifting the skin prematurely, as this can cause scarring.

  • Do NOT use any acidic products such as retinoids or tretinoins, acne medication products such as Retin-A, Tazorac, Renova, Atralin, Ziana, Veltin, Differin, the antibiotic Doxycycline, AHAs (lactic, glycolic, tartaric, etc.), BHAs (salicylic), benzoyl peroxide, vitamin C products, lightening agents such as hydroquinone or any exfoliative products including loofahs or coarse sponges to your skin for 2 weeks after your chemical peel, or more if you notice your skin becomes sensitive to application.  These medications and products increase your photosensitivity, which can significantly increase the likelihood of complications.

  • Do NOT tweeze, pick, rub, exfoliate, wax, use a depilatory, undergo electrolysis, or schedule a facial or cosmetic service such as laser resurfacing, or IPL on a treated area(s) for 4 weeks after your treatment.  To reduce the risk of scarring, you do not want to remove the dry, rough, dead skin faster than your body wants to.

  • Do NOT ever pick or scratch at the skin as it peels and flakes away. This can cause injury to the skin and scarring. If large pieces of skin flake off, you can gently cut the dead skin flakes off with clean disinfected scissors. 

  • Do NOT get your hair dyed until a week after you have finished peeling if your treatment was performed on the face or neck.  For most people, week 3 post-peel is the best time to have your hair color treated.

  • This procedure can stimulate cold sores.  If you have an outbreak after your treatment, please call your physician to receive a prescription and please let us know immediately at the spa. 

How to Care for your Skin Post-Peel

  • Cleanse Gently:  Your skin may be fragile for 5-7 days. Cleanse your skin with COOL water (hot water will cause inflammation to the skin) using only your fingertips – no washcloths, loofahs, buff puffs, sponges, Clarisonic, etc. We recommend using the Hale & Hush or Tizo Gentle Cleanser (available at the spa). Other mild cleansers such as  Aveeno, Cetaphil, CeraVe, or Vanicream may be recommended by your esthetician, depending on your specific needs.

  • Moisturize Often: Letting the skin dry out may cause discomfort. We recommend using Hale & Hush, Tizo or Glymed Recovery Products available at the spa to help your skin recover.  For strong peels, you may use a healing balm or petroleum jelly for the first few days or as needed on sensitive areas that are peeling. When you start to peel, use a non-comedogenic moisturizer provided by the spa until the skin feels back to normal. We will choose a moisturizer specific to your skincare needs. This will promote the healing process by locking in moisture and reducing the chance of bacterial infection, redness, and irritation. Use these products several times per day or as needed. Topical hydrocortisone may be recommended, depending on your specific needs.

  • Protect Your Skin:  Heat and sun exposure can cause inflammation to the skin.  Remember to avoid excessive heat on the treated area and direct sun exposure of any kind, as well as tanning bed sand self-tanners to the planned treatment areas for 4 weeks after treatment. If you need to be outdoors, make sure to use an umbrella or wear a large-brimmed hat, and a pair of sunglasses, and use a physical sunblock (containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide).  We recommend using our Hale & Hush SPF, Tizo SPF or Tinted Monet SPF.  All of these products provide broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays with no chemical sun filters.  Apply 30 minutes before exposure and reapply often (about every 2 hours) when exposed to the sun.  Other sunscreen products may be recommended depending on your specific needs.

Spray Tanning 

Spray tans require prep at least 24 hours or more before your session!

Your spray tan is your very LAST stop! Complete ALL other services at least 24 hours before your tan, such as manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials, massages, eyelashes etc. Don't worry, your nails won't get stained with us!

Shower, shave and exfoliate the night before, and NOT right before. Exfoliating the skin is very important for a flawless tan outcome!

Avoid wearing any lotion, deodorant, makeup or any products to your session- these will create a barrier to the tan!

Wear dark loose-fitting pants, a baggy shirt and loose shoes or flip-flops to your appointment. Do NOT wear jeans or leggings.

Dove soap user? Ditch the Dove as soon as possible! It will create a barrier to your tan. Olay bodywash, bar soap & washes containing oils are a no-go too!

 

Please be advised there is a small percentage of people whose skin may not react favorably to a spray tan. Ex- severely dry skin, recently using retinol or skin resurfacing products, Accutane etc. Please discontinue these products at least 7 days before your session; we can also avoid spraying the treated areas if preferred. 

What to Expect

Not sure what to wear during the tan? You can wear whatever! Bikini, bra, thong, nude…We don’t care! But if you're under 18, you are required to wear undergarments.

Please be aware that you will have tan lines with whatever you decide to wear. Swimsuits with strings can cause funky tan lines. We do recommend going nude or with just a thong-type swimsuit or underwear. We do have nipple pasties available for use. 

Before beginning, we will discuss your desired color and darkness to ensure you are feeling confident when the session is complete! You will be guided through various positions to stand, as the technician applies the airbrush tan.

The entire process takes less than 20 minutes and off you glow!

You have your

spray tan, now what!?

Rinse at the time your technician advises you to, and yes, we mean it! 

Do NOT touch your tan and avoid skin-to-skin contact until your water rinse.

The instant cosmetic bronzer that you see upon application is like makeup! It will build up/move around or smudge and may appear imperfect. It is important to wait until after the first initial rinse and full soap shower to see the real results!

When rinsing, use warm water and NO soap to rinse off the top coat, also known as the cosmetic bronzer. Use your hands to brush the water down your body until the water runs clear down the drain, ensuring all of your cosmetic bronzer coat is washed off. Don't worry, this is not your spray tan washing away!

Gently blot your skin with a towel to dry and moisturize immediately after.

Worried your tan looks lighter after you rinsed it? It totally will! Your tan takes a full 24 hours to see the final result.

Wait about 24 hours to shower with soap or body wash after your appointment.

Your tan needs moisture to last! Moisturize every morning and night to prolong the life of your tan.

Avoid the following as much as possible, but if you're going on a fun vacay to the beach, just let us know and we'll give you some tips for prolonging your glow in the water:

  • Ocean, hot tubs and swimming pools.

  • Exercise/sweating for 24 hours, but please be aware that sweat may affect your tan even if you wait longer than 24 hours to sweat.

  • Perfume or any sprays for 24 hours

  • Dove, Olay body wash or soap

  • Lotions or body wash containing oils

Want to see your tan last longer and stay even? We sell a Spray Tan Moisturizer with a small percentage of tanner in it that will help retain your tan longer and keep your skin hydrated. 

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Pre & Post Care For Microneedling

PRE-NEEDLING

  • Please avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication, drinking alcohol, or taking fish oil tablets for the three days before your microneedling treatment, as this will help minimize bleeding.

POST NEEDLING

  • DO NOT EXPOSE YOURSELF TO THE SUN

After you have undergone your microneedling procedure, stay out of the sun and do not apply any sunscreen, due to the toxins that may be contained in the lotion. Post procedure, the skin channels are completely open, and any toxins contained in topical applicants may be harmful to you. If you must be outdoors we highly recommend using TIZO tinted or non-tinted physical SPF which we sell at The Lash & Brow Den. 

  • DO NOT USE ANY “ACTIVE INGREDIENT” SKIN PRODUCTS

Post procedure, avoid any skin care product that has active ingredients. These commonly include things like Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Retinol and other similar agents. The skin will be highly sensitive and these products will only irritate it further.

  • DO USE COLLAGEN STIMULATING PEPTIDES

As microneedling serves to stimulate the production of collagen, the skin needs higher amounts of collagen than normal to recover optimally. Collagen Stimulating Peptides assist in that process, further aiding in the stimulation of collagen production. Hyaluronic acid aids in healing and hydrating the skin.

  • DO USE HYALURONIC ACID SERUM

Hyaluronic Acid Serum helps stimulate collagen synthesis. Your body needs hydration in order to produce enough collagen, a protein bond that keeps skin smooth, firm and supple. When collagen bonds break down, it results in wrinkling and sagging of the skin that appears uneven, making the skin look older and less bouncy. 

All product can be purchased after treatment at The Lash & Brow Den. 

  • DO USE AN ANTIOXIDANT SERUM

Antioxidant serums have properties that assist in healing the skin. Serums assist in soothing the skin and further reduce irritation.

  • AVOID THE USE OF MAKEUP AFTER TREATMENT

It is imperative that you let your skin “breathe” and recover for 24 hours after the procedure. The skin channels are open, and using a makeup brush can penetrate the pores, especially if they are very thin, causing further irritation. Using a makeup brush that has been used before can contaminate the skin and consequently, lead to infections. Wait 48-72 hours before you apply face makeup to give your skin the necessary recovery time.

  • USE A COOLING FACE MASK

After you have undergone microneedling, you may experience some skin inflammation or redness. You can use a cooling mask 24-48 hours post-procedure which will help reduce the inflammation or redness of the skin, giving you more comfort.

  • Cleanse Carefully

It is best to use the recommended Bio Enzyme or CBD Facial Cleanser at The Lash & Brow Den. Even your tried-and-true facial cleanser may cause increased redness, irritation, and dry skin after your microneedling appointment. To keep your soon-to-be radiant skin fresh and cleansed, follow these steps:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap and water to clean off any potential dirt or grime. 

  2. Using lukewarm water, wash your face with a gentle cleanser. 

  3. Pat dry. 

Our recommended cleansers are sulfate-free and gently remove impurities from your skin. They both also have a helpful dose of antioxidants to calm skin and promote your body’s natural healing process. 

Skincare Tip: When left unwashed, towels can collect bacteria, dirt, and other irritants. And that risks infection in your freshly microneedled skin. So before you head to your appointment, do a load of laundry. 

  • AVOID SWEATING

As you sweat the pores of your skin will reopen, and the bacteria on your skin may enter the skin punctures. This can lead to either a reaction or infection.

  • AVOID HEAT OF ALL KINDS

Avoid hot tubs, hot baths, pools, saunas, etc. for 48 hours. We do not want the skin to heat up more than it already is. 

  • DRINK WATER

It is important to stay hydrated before and after your procedure to help your skin heal and rejuvenate faster. It can also be beneficial to take collagen supplements pre and post treatment. 

  • Review all products with your Esthetician!!

What you don’t use is just as important as what you do use on your skin. One must remember that nearly all products have multiple ingredients, and some contain non-degradable substances or microbes that have no place being “injected” into living tissue. These substances also provide a habitat for biofilms associated with antibiotic resistance and chronic infection, increasing the risk of allergies and contact dermatitis.

Products That Pair

With Microneedling

  • DO USE COLLAGEN STIMULATING PEPTIDES

As microneedling serves to stimulate the production of collagen, the skin needs higher amounts of collagen than normal to recover optimally. Collagen Stimulating Peptides assist in that process, further aiding in the stimulation of collagen production. Hyaluronic acid aids in healing and hydrating the skin.

  • DO USE HYALURONIC ACID SERUM

Hyaluronic Acid Serum helps stimulate collagen synthesis. Your body needs hydration in order to produce enough collagen, a protein bond that keeps skin smooth, firm and supple. When collagen bonds break down, it results in wrinkling and sagging of the skin that appears uneven, making the skin look older and less bouncy. 

  • DO USE AN ANTIOXIDANT SERUM

Antioxidant serums have properties that assist in healing the skin. Serums assist in soothing the skin and further reduce irritation.

  • DO USE A VITAMIN C three days post-procedure to help with brightness, hydration and firming. This guy may tingle a little when applied. 

  • USE A COOLING FACE MASK

After you have undergone microneedling, you may experience some skin inflammation or redness. You can use a cooling mask 24-48 hours post-procedure which will help reduce the inflammation or redness of the skin, giving you more comfort.

  • Review all products with your Esthetician!!

What you don’t use is just as important as what you do use on your skin. One must remember that nearly all products have multiple ingredients, and some contain non-degradable substances or microbes that have no place being “injected” into living tissue. These substances also provide a habitat for biofilms associated with antibiotic resistance and chronic infection, increasing the risk of allergies and contact dermatitis. Many products out there also contains ingredients that are not stable (particularly Vitamin C's) so be cautious purhcasing items online (cough) Amazon (cough) and please do not think that some influencer on TikTok knows all the rigth products for you. They are getting paid to tell you which products to use. 

Let me emphasize this ingredient a little more because it is so crucial to healing well post microneedling...

 

Hyaluronic acid gives protection to cell structures, acting as the natural gel between skin cells that serves as a water reservoir. When applied topically to the skin, hyaluronic acid forms an air-permeable layer and penetrates into the dermis, helping the skin to feed itself the moisture that it needs. Hyaluronic can hold 1000 x its weight in water. Every single human with skin in our dry Colorado climate should have hyaluronic acid in their regimen. 

When skin is properly hydrated by pure hyaluronic acid serum, it appears smooth, supple and even and is able to keep producing collagen.

If you’re looking for a lightweight yet luxurious serum to target a multitude of anti-aging needs, Pure High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid Serum is for you!

  • Lightweight - won’t ball under makeup

  • Easily absorbed

  • Penetrates deeply into the skin

  • Aids tissue repair

  • Helps the skin retain moisture 

  • Combats dryness, dullness and tightness

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

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