Saturday, July 20, 2013

Medication and Permanent Makeup

Prior to any Permanent Makeup procedures, clients are asked to complete a Consent Form.
The form is used to document medical history, current and previous use of certain medications and to alert any possible interference for a quick recovery.

When possible, the client should be in optimal health.  If you're feeling under the weather, just wait.  Remember, our body has a better chance of healing and fighting infections when we're well rested and healthy.

Cases with Cancer patients, they don't have that luxury, so be sure to check in with your doctor.
Medications that are particularly of interested are as follows:

  • Cumadin
  • Aspirin (baby or adult dose)
  • Any other blood thinning medications
  • Acutaine (if used in the last 12 months)
  • Excessive use of alcohol or tobacco
  • Latisse
Please check with your doctor prior to stopping any medication.

Permanent Makeup procedures may cause droplets of blood immediately after the procedure, so use a clean tissue and gently blot your brows for 10 minutes.  

Acutaine, used for severe acne, tends to add sensitivity to client's skin.  Therefore, it is recommended that the client wait minimum 12 months.  In addition, when on Acutaine, people should also wait minimum of 12 months prior to getting waxed (face and body).

Latisse is used to enhance, lash growth.  However, it may thin and/or hyper pigment your lash line.  I would recommend stopping use for minimum 2 months prior to the Permanent Makeup Eyeliner procedure.  Use of Latisse will not affect Brow or Lip procedures.
San Ramon, CA

How to look younger without spending any money

My clients often ask me what procedures are out there to help them look younger and fresh.

That's always an easy answer for me.  I tell them that many people don't take advantage of the most inexpensive methods to look and feel younger!

1.  EXERCISE vigorously 3 to 4 hours per week.  It's guaranteed to lift and firm everything, increase circulation, and give you an overall glow.  I know I sound like a commercial but it's the simple truth.  After our 20s, gravity has a way of sagging and deflating our face and body.  
We really do need to move our body to pump the blood and strengthen our muscles.

Exercise won't plump our face like Juviderm or Restalyn, however, it does increase blood circulation and as a result, it benefits your skin.

2.  Drink lots of WATER throughout the day.  Not coffee, soda, or tea, but just water.  Our lips are like plants.  Give it some water, and it instantly plumps up.  Try it and see.  When your lips are dry, not only does the color go pale, but it accentuates all the cracks and wrinkles.   And no matter how much you externally moisturize with lip balm, lipstick or gloss, it will still feel dry.

3.  Get a good night SLEEP.  Some of us are night owls, but there's nothing better for brighter eyes than solid night rest.

4.  Makeup- Less is More!!!  Make sure your foundation or press powder isn't too ashy for your complexion.  I have a lot of Asian clients that looks ashy, grey.  There are millions of foundation shades.  Don't buy simply because you are loyal to a Brand.  I love MAC and Origins for various makeup products, but they don't have my foundation shade.  I had to try 20+ different brands, before I found the right shade.  Foundation should really make you glow, not mute or alter your complexion.  Best to take a head shot with your camera indoors, with some natural day light to see accurate color.  Ask yourself, do I look like I glow, or is there a white, grey or simply fuzzy look to your skin.
San Ramon, CA

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