Permanent cosmetic procedures are often a multi-session process. You are required to come back for at least one perfecting/touch up appointment with new client services before it can be determined that your work is complete. Perfecting visits are scheduled out at 6-8 weeks from initial service but, within no more than 12 weeks. Your fee covers your consultation, the initial procedure, and one perfecting appointment. Additional perfecting or touch–up appointments will require additional fees. Perfecting or touch up appointments not scheduled within 12 weeks from original date of service may also require additional fees.
Be prepared for the initial color intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for your final outcome. It will take time to transition based upon how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates along with other health, lifestyle and environmental factors.
While tattooed colors may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, they will not always remain a perfect match. Tattooed colors are constant, while your own skin color will vary depending on many variables including but, not limited to exposure to cold, heat, sun, aging and circulatory changes.
Also, since the skin may swell or redden, some clients feel it is best not to make any social plans for a day or two following any procedure. It is always best to avoid these procedures within a few months prior to important life events such as weddings, reunions etc. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances.
INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL PMU SERVICES
The following is intended to protect you and better ensure the best possible outcome. Failure to cooperate and abide by these instructions increases the risk of complications and may result in a less desirable outcome, additional perfecting appointments and additional fees. Because of this, you may be required to reschedule. If you have any questions or concerns, notify CHAYA BEAUTY asap for clarification and direction. I have your very best interests at heart!
Hydrate! Everything about your body works better when hydrated! The better the condition your body is in prior to your procedure the better. This is an important factor in healing as well! Pay special attention to this in the week prior.
Refrain from using retinol, Retin-A’s, Alpha Hydroxy’s (AHA’s), peroxides, salicylic, glycolic, or lactic acids on or near the treatment area less than 6 weeks prior to your service.
Refrain from receiving laser and chemical peels, microneedling, vampire facials, photofacials, or any other intense skin rejuvenation treatments less than 6 weeks prior to the procedure.
Refrain from botox injections in or near the treatment area until after your permanent makeup services have been completed.
DO NOT receive fillers, collagen, or fat injections less than 6 weeks prior to your procedure.
Refrain from tanning or intense sun exposure for a minimum of 1 week prior to your service.
Refrain from the use of alcohol, aspirin, aspirin containing medications, NSAID’s (i.e. ibuprofen, naproxen) or any other blood thinning or anticoagulant medications or supplements (including but, not limited to: vitamin E, omega-3/fish oil) for 1 week prior and 2 days after any procedure. NO MEDICATION OR SUPPLEMENT SHOULD EVER BE DISCONTINUED WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN.
DO NOT drink alcohol or use any judgement altering drugs less than 24 hours prior to your procedure. NO MEDICATION OR SUPPLEMENT SHOULD EVER BE DISCONTINUED WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN.
THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT…
DO NOT drink coffee, tea, energy drinks or any other caffeinated or like beverages. Caffeine stimulates and may affect the nervous system, your blood pressure, and how your blood clots. This may be counterproductive to your service and/or alter the level of discomfort you experience.
DO NOT exercise or participate in any high activity that may alter blood pressure etc.
DO eat something prior to your appointment. Your service may take a couple of hours and we want to make sure your blood sugar levels are stable through out that time.
BROW SPECIFIC PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS
You may wear your normal makeup or bring your brow products to your appointment for reference purposes but, it is not necessary for your procedure
You may wear contacts to your brow appointment. However, if you have sensitive eyes, you may consider wearing your glasses to and from your appointment as the artist does touch and move around the eye area quite a bit.
Refrain from the use of any brow growth serums for a minimum of 60 days prior to your procedure. Brow and lash growth serums are stimulants that make the blood vessels more open and make the skin more vascular and fragile drastically increasing the risks for complications and less than optimal results.
If so desired, you may tint your eyebrows no less than 1 week prior to your procedure. However, keep in mind that the pigment color selected is based in great part on your brow hair color. If you normally have darker brow hair due to tinting and want this color for your PMU brows, please do this
Electrolysis is to be performed no less than 8 days prior to your PMU brow service.
Waxing, sugaring, and threading should be done no less than 1 week prior to your procedure.
Tweezing/plucking should be done no less than 48 hours prior to your service.
EYELINER SPECIFIC PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS
Following your eyeliner procedures, as a safety precaution, we recommend having someone available to accompany you or drive you home.
Refrain from using lash growth serums for no less than 3 months prior to your PMU eyeliner service. Lash growth serums are stimulants that make the blood vessels more open, bringing more blood flow to the eyelids. They will make the eyelids too fragile and vascular for cosmetic tattooing. To proceed with a service could cause abnormal bleeding and clotting, bruising, and increased risk of migration. It may also cause little to no pigment retention.
REMOVE lash extensions no less than 2 weeks prior to your eyeliner service.
Refrain from wearing temporary lashes (i.e. strip lashes, clusters) for 48 hours prior to your service.
Refrain from using a lash curler less than 48 hours prior to your eyeliner service.
DO NOT have any lash lifting and/or tinting services less than 48 hours prior to your PMU eyeliner service and at least 2 weeks afterwards.
DO NOT wear ANY eye makeup, including mascara, to any PMU eyeliner procedure!
DO NOT wear contact lenses to or during your eyeliner service appointment. You may resume contact lens use no less than 48 hours after your procedure.
LIP SPECIFIC PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS
Exfoliation and hydration are key in preparation for your PMU lip procedure. Gently exfoliate your lips with a sugar scrub and apply an emollient product (i.e. coconut oil, shea butter, Aquaphor, Vaseline) to soften the lips and maintain hydration. You’ll gently scrub your lips for approximately 3 minutes. Remove excess. Moisturize your lips immediately afterwards for 15-20 minutes with one of the emollient products mentioned above. If you prefer to mix your own lip sugar scrub, there are some great recipes online.
In the weeks prior to your service, incorporate the above lip exfoliation and hydration steps into your skincare routine at least 3 times per week.
For 4 nights prior to your lip service, exfoliate and hydrate the lips.
The morning of your PMU lip procedure, repeat these steps as described above. Remember – gently.
If you have ever – even once – had a cold sore, you are required to take an anti-viral prescribed by your physician (i.e. Valtrex, Zovirax). This is very important. Cold sore outbreaks are often triggered by stress and trauma to the lips and skin. Therefore, if you are a carrier, any lip procedure (i.e. PMU lip services, lip fillers, lip botox) is likely to result in an outbreak if you do not start an antiviral before and continue through and after the service. This is a non negotiable – no exceptions – and must be repeated with each lip procedure. Be sure to ask your doctor for a 14 day supply so that you have enough for your initial service appointment as well as your perfecting appointment. See standard instructions below.
Take the prescribed dosage for two days prior to your procedure.
Take the prescribed dosage the day of your service.
Take the prescribed dosage for four days following your procedure.
DO eat something before your service. Your appointment make take a few hours and it is recommended you avoid eating for a few hours after and drink from a straw as well.
DURING THE PROCEDURE: Topical anesthetics are used by CHAYA BEAUTY, LLC during all Permanent MakeUp (PMU) procedures. The appropriate primary topical anesthetic is placed over the treatment area approximately 15-20 minutes prior to treatment. An appropriate secondary topical anesthetic may be used periodically throughout the procedure. The use of anesthetics combined with the procedure itself may result in some redness and swelling that can last up to 4 days.
ALLERGIC REACTION(S): Allergic reactions can occur from any anesthetics used during the procedure(s). If you do suffer from an allergic reaction, you must seek professional medical attention immediately. Allergic reactions may show in a variety of ways including but, not limited to: redness, swelling, rash, hives, blistering, difficulty breathing. A skin patch test may be done upon request but, must be completed no less than 48 hours prior to the procedure. CHAYA BEAUTY, LLC is not responsible for any allergic reactions that the client may have during preparations for the procedure, during the procedure or as a result of the procedure and aftercare.
DEGREE OF NUMBNESS AND DISCOMFORT MANAGEMENT: CHAYA BEAUTY, LLC cannot be held responsible for how a client responds to the topical anesthetics (numbing cream). Whether or not a client responds to the anesthetics, to what degree the client responds, and for how long the client responds varies with each individual.
Don’t panic! Your brows can get darker before they start to get lighter.
Using a clean cotton swab, apply a light layer of your specific aftercare product (provided by Chaya Beauty) as directed by your artist. Less is more – do not over apply, just enough to keep them from scabbing.
DO NOT use Neosporin or Vaseline or any other product not directed by your artist on the treated area and DO NOT listen to your friends’ aftercare advice.
NO water on them for the first 48 hours. AVOID water on them for the next 10 days.
DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can alter color retention and cause scarring.
NO saunas, jacuzzies, or long steamy showers for 10 days.
AVOID sun exposure and tanning beds for the first 3-4 weeks. This can compromise the healing and final outcome of your procedure.
AVOID heavy sweating and/or working out for the first 48 hours.
DO sleep on a clean pillow and bedding to prevent infection. Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days. This reduces contact with the treated area and also aids in preventing infection.
AVOID drinking alcohol and riding in open air vehicles for 10 days.
NO makeup, cleansers, creams or other products on the treated area for 10 days. This includes but, is not limited to: Retinols or Retin-A, Alpha Hydroxyls (AHA’s) Peroxides, Proactive, Salicylic, Lactic, or Glycolic Acids.
NO waxing, bleaching, tinting, hair removal or growth products on the treated area for 4 weeks.
NO facials, botox, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion for four weeks.
Not only is everyone’s skin different but, other factors can change the results of the healing in the skin. This includes but, is not limited to sun exposure and skin care products.
There are no written or implied guarantees. If additional fine-tune/touch up sessions are required, there will be additional fees.
Proper care post procedure is necessary to achieve the best results. Keep in mind that, in many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected. The purpose of the touch up visit is to correct any color or shape issues. Please review the following aftercare directions and refer to them as necessary.
Ice packs, protected with a cloth, may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling. Sleeping slightly elevate helps alleviate swelling sometimes seen in the morning after face procedures.
Wash your hands before touching the treated area. Clean cotton-tipped applicators may be used to gently cleanse the eye area. Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions. Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect new eyeliner from dust etc.
Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area or your color may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection.
No makeup is to be applied to the area for 10 days after the procedure. After any eyeliner procedure, use new mascara and eyeliner for the first 10 days after the 10 days with no makeup. Do not use a lash curler for 2 weeks after your procedure.
Do not expose your healing skin to shower spray, skin creams, ointments, or lotions other than what you have been instructed to use for at least 3 days following your procedure. This includes but, is not limited to the following: growth serums, Retinols or Retin-A’s, Alpha Hydroxys (AHA’s), Peroxides, Proactive, Salicylic, Lactic, or Glycolic Acids. Even though none of these should be applied to the eyeliner area, keep in mind that products do “travel” on the skin, so avoid the area at least 1″ around the eyeliner.
Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, hot tubs, steamy/hot tub baths or showers, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, or any extremely hot water for 2 weeks following the procedure.
Protect your eyes from the sun! Sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics and may cause irritation even years later. No direct sun exposure or tanning for at least 4 weeks following your eyeliner procedure.
If you are planning chemical exfoliation or other medical procedure, please inform your physician of your cosmetic tattoo. Chemical treatments, microdermabrasions, facials, botox are not recommended for four weeks afterwards.
Avoid heavy sweating for the first week.
There are no written or implied guarantees. If following fine-tune/touch up sessions are required, there will be additional fees.
If you have any questions or concerns during the healing process, please call or text 509-430-4282 or email [email protected].
Per the AAMPMU Board, January 21, 2021, here are some of the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine that you need to know:
None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19.
This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. However, it may compromise the immune system temporarily in order to strengthen it. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever.
These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity (protection against the virus that causes COVID-19) after vaccination.
Only once the body has had time to fully build immunity should PMU procedures be performed. AAM Founder Dr. Zwerling advises no tattooing between the 1st and 2nd dose of the vaccine and then waiting 10-14 days after the second shot.