IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS 

HYALURON FILLER AFTERCARE

 The more you know about the recovery process the easier it is for you to cope with that. The healing process can be divided into 3 stages below. During the 2-4 weeks after the procedure, you will experience all these phases. Healing of the irritation on the surface layers of the skin and management of potential lumps; Changes in the shape and thickness of skin; Achieving of the stable new state. BE PREPARED FOR SOME SWELLING AND BRUISING. Immediately after the treatment, there may be redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and/or itching near the treatment area. Avoid itching, massaging, poking or picking around the spots that mark the insertion of filler. This is completely normal and generally disappears within a few hours to a few days. If these symptoms last more than 3 days, please contact me. You may take acetaminophen (Tylenol or similar) to reduce any pain as necessary. You can add a bit of coconut oil in the following days. Some clients have also found that Arnica - a natural ointment commonly used to reduce bruising, works very well on the treatment area. For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. This minimizes the risk of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites. An ice pack can be applied to the site if you experience swelling. LUMPS AND BUMPS ARE TOTALLY NORMAL WITH HYALURON PEN FILLERS. Initial bumps can be due to injection site injury and swelling (not necessarily the product). Lumps and bumps tend to disappear on their own but can take up to 2 weeks to integrate and spread. After the swelling goes down, if there is still a lump, apply soft pressure onto the lump and hold for up to ten minutes, 2 - 3 times daily. After 2 - 3 days of doing this all lumps should be gone. DO NOT CONSIDER THE RESULT OF THE INITIAL PROCEDURE TO BE FINAL. Many clients have experienced mild anxiety when they have studied how the shape of lips or facial smile-lines changes during the first couple of weeks after the procedure. This is completely normal and there is no need to worry because of that. In the beginning, the treatment area sometimes looks a bit asymmetric, it will most probably change quite significantly during the first month after the procedure.

AFTERCARE For 1 week prior & 1 week after, avoid tretinoin, retinal, retinoids, glycolic acid, peels, skin sensitizing products. 72 hours prior & 72 hours after, avoid highly processed foods as they grately dehydrate the body. Instead, eat spinach, kale and celery the week before to boost your levels of Vitamin K. For 1 week after, keep your treated area protected from the sun and use 45+ broad spectrum SPF. Avoid intensive sweating, exposure to extreme temperatures and swimming for 2 -3 days prior to treatment. Drink 1/2 gallon or more water daily for 48 hours hours before and after treatment. Hyaluronic Acid bonds to other Hyaluronic Acid and water. Dehydration dissipates the Hyaluronic Acid Filler. 24 hours prior and as needed after take arnica montana tablets and an anti-inflammatory to help with swelling and bruising. 24 hours prior and after avoid flying or saunas as they dehydrate the body. Be gentle to your treatment area for at least 24 hours after the procedure. 24 hours prior and after avoid rigorous workouts. New fresh fillers need time to set so lots of water and lack of rigorous movement for 24 hours after is key. After the swelling goes down, if there is still a lump, apply soft pressure onto the lump and hold for up to ten minutes, 2 - 3 times daily. After 2 - 3 days of doing this all lumps should be gone.

MICROBLADING PRE-CARE

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 can dilute the pigment color and lead to poor results.

Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.

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

Avoid sun and tanning one week 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 48 hours prior to procedure.

Discontinue Retin-A at least 4 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure). Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).

Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 1 month prior to procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables.

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

Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion or facials for 4-weeks prior procedure.

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