I begin by having my client fill out a Medical History/ Release form. This gives me a chance to answer any last minute questions. We will also discuss the clients' desired shape, color and effect for their Permanent Makeup. I will give feedback and explain what I think will look best.
Next, I will take my clients' Before pictures, which will not be displayed in any advertising unless released for my use.
I request that my clients remove any cosmetics before our appointment, as this cuts down on the preparation time. Next I will apply a Caine-based topical anesthetic to pre-numb the procedure area. It will take about 20 minutes for the numbing agent to take affect. I will wipe off the anesthetic and test my clients comfort level. If pain is experienced, I will dress the procedure area with anesthetic one more time. Almost always, the first anesthetic application numbs the area. The client with an average threshold for pain and average ability to become numb will experience minimal discomfort. Some of my clients have reported that there was no pain, just a tickling sensation.
Once the procedure area is numb, I will begin to lay down the design; implanting pigment and slightly opening the skin. I will then add a second layer of anesthetic to keep the area numb. I will be alternating between implanting pigment, wiping with cold water and applying topical anesthetic until the procedure is finished.
Next, I will take my clients' After pictures and give them an After Care Ointment and Instructions sheet. I will review the After Care information with my client and schedule the Touchup appointment.
My clients are always a little swollen directly after the procedure. Most look as if they have been crying.
I have performed several of these procedures on myself and can say that it is a little uncomfortable but completely worth it! I have given myself a Lip Liner Blend and a Brow Enhancement.
This is a really easy process when done correctly and is completely worth it!!!