Procedure

Pre & After Care

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In the first 24 hours after treatment:

  • Avoid hot water or steam. It can breakdown your lash adhesive.

  • Avoid wearing eye makeup after your appointment - especially mascara!

Ongoing care tips:

  • Keep lashes clean and free of debris.

  • Use clear, oil-free, water-based mascara every couple of days to coat lashes and extend wear.

  • Avoid oil-based skincare products, cleansers, and makeup removers as they cause the glue to breakdown faster.

  • Avoid oil-based eye makeup. When removing eyeliner, use a cotton swab with oil-free makeup remover.

  • Do not use mechanical eyelash curlers.

  • Avoid putting your face directly into the shower water; the water pressure may result in damage to your lashes.

  • Sleep on your side or back to avoid pressing your lashes into the pillow.

  • If this can't be helped, a silk pillow case will help reduce breakage and loss as the smooth surface glides over the lashes instead of causing friction.

  • Brush out your lashes with a mascara wand at least once a day, especially after getting them wet. Use a twisting/curling motion instead of tugging or pulling.

  • Keep lashes away from direct heat, such as  blow dryers, BBQs, or when opening the oven, as they can cause your lash extensions to sizzle on the ends!

Lash Fills and Removal

  • If you come in for a lash fill, please note that if more than 50% of the lashes are gone, you will be charged for a full set.

  • A lash fill should be done every 2-4 weeks depending on which style of lashes you have, the retention your body keeps, and your body's natural lash cycle.

  • The average person loses about 5 lashes per day naturally during a normal lash cycle, so do not be alarmed as this is normal.

  • Please come in for removals; do not attempt to remove your lashes at home. It is a quick and painless procedure when done professionally and keeps the integrity of your natural lashes.

Did you know? Our bodies naturally shed and regrow lashes every 30-45 days. Lash serums can help to strengthen and nourish our lashes so that they may grow quicker, thicker and longer naturally.

Lash Extensions

 

Eyebrows

Procedure not recommended if you are/have:

  • Pregnant or nursing.

  • Diabetes (blood sugars must be controlled well!).

  • Undergoing Chemotherapy (please consult your doctor before scheduling an appointment).

  • Sick or have a viral infection.

  • Epilepsy.

  • A pacemaker or other major heart problems.

  • Had an organ transplant.

  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the brow area.

  • Had Botox in the past month.

  • Used Accutane in the past year.

Before the procedure:

Please note - Brow area must be healthy; not sensitive or irritated. If the below occur, the procedure needs to be rescheduled for a later date! Team Goal - We want to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit. Please:

  • Consider if you have any events, or vacations coming up. Your brows will be healing, and may be sensitive or swollen after the procedure.  Sun exposure, swimming, facial, etc. will not be allowed during your healing time.

  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. Scheduling your appointment at other times will be make the procedure easier.

  • If you are experiencing acne, or skin irritations leading up to your procedure please contact MelaBeauty beforehand. It is up to the discretion of the artist to decide whether or not it is safe to work on the skin surface. Failure to communicate this may result in a cancellation or rescheduling of your appointment. All deposits are non-refundable.

  • Do not tan or have a sun burnt face two weeks prior to appointment.

  • Do not have microdermabrasion, dermaplanning, laser treatment, chemical peels or any type of facial two weeks prior to appointment.

  • Do not tweeze/wax brow area for one week before your procedure.

  • Do not have electrolysis on brow area for one week before your procedure.

  • Do not take Fish Oil (raw or vitamin forms) or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners) to procedure.

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours beforehand.

  • Do not consume coffee, tea, power shakes, power greens, or "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours before your procedure.

  • Avoid working out the day of your procedure.

  • Do not have freshly tinted/dyed brows prior to your appointment.

  • Alcohol, illegal drugs and medicines may render your skin less receptive to the ink.

  • Do not take an aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or ibuprofen for pain relief prior to appointment. These are blood thinners. Topical anesthetic is applied to achieve maximum comfort.​ Please consult your doctor prior to  stopping any medication.

In the first 24 hours after procedure:

  • There may be swelling or tingling in the treated area. Everyone is different, so everyone's reaction to the procedure may be different as well.

  • Using a tissue, gently blot the brow area with a clean tissue to absorb the fluid which occurs post-treatment. If left alone, this fluid - which is a combination of pigment and plasma - will form a crust, and will result in a thicker scab forming. Repeat every 10-15  minutes until fluid production stops. By removing this fluid, the thinner scab will better absorb the aftercare ointment and improve desired healing results.

Don't Panic!

Your brows will appear darker and bolder due to scabbing and healing during the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures! During the healing process, the pigment will lighten up. If a darker colour is wanted, or there are areas you want fuller, this can be addressed at your touch-up appointment 4-6 weeks post procedure.  It's better to add less pigment initially, than to add too much! 

 

For the first week after procedure:

  1. Using your fingertips, in light circular motions, gently cleanse brow area twice daily with antibacterial soap (do NOT use cleansing products containing acid (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants). This process removes bacteria and does not remove pigment!

  2. Continue this motion for approximately 10 seconds. Remove cleanser, ensuring *all* product is washed away.

  3. Gently blot area with a clean tissue to dry. 

  4. Once skin is completely dry, apply a rice grain-sized amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab, or clean fingertip, across the area. Do NOT over-apply the ointment! You should not be able to see the product on the skin. Over-applying will delay healing as the skin can't breathe.​ Please avoid getting the ointment in your eyes. If this happens, or if irritation occurs, please immediately seek medical attention.

Ointment will be provided to you post-procedure. If you run out or misplace the ointment, in place, you may use coconut or grapeseed oil. Aquaphor ointment is a barrier cream, which also helps to lock natural moisture within the skin. Avoid anti-biotic creams or oilments, such as Polysporin, as these speed up healing and will aid the skin in rejecting the tattoo pigment, resulting in loss of colour.

Ongoing care tips:

  • Do not touch your tattoo! If you have to, please thoroughly wash your hands!

  • As irritating as it will be, please allow any scabbing to naturally lift and fall off. Picking or removing scabs prematurely can cause scarring and/or loss of color - do NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area!

  • For 1 month post-treatment, refrain from facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion.

  • Avoid sweaty exercise for one week.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 1 month after procedure.

  • Avoid long, hot showers for 2 weeks - this will soften scabs which may fall off prematurely. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 2 weeks - friction may irritate the area.

  • Avoid swimming and hot tubs for two weeks. Remember, your brows are an open wound and we want to keep bacteria at bay.

  • Avoid topical makeup on the brow area until fully healed.

Disclaimer: To clients who have had a permanent makeup procedures performed, we only use the very finest pigments available, however, some procedures may need to be repeated. MelaBeauty offers clients one free touch-up appointment, of original procedure purchased from MelaBeauty, within a 6-month period of procedure date. Initial permanent make-up applications can fade anywhere from 25% to 40% (lips will naturally fade upwards of 75% due to texture of lip skin) once healed. Please remember that the amount of pigment you retain or lose after your initial application is not a reflection of the quality of work. Pigment retention varies with each person. For example, those with oily skin may have results which appear softer and may require additional procedures. MelaBeauty can not predict your fading experience. Individual chemical and genetic makeup can affect the final result. Even after the free touch-up appointment, desired results cannot be guaranteed by MelaBeauty.

If you wish to receive a touch-up procedure for permanent make-up performed at MelaBeauty or elsewhere, you will need to wait at least 21 days of the date of your original application. Application cannot be repeated within 21 days or less, as the tissue is not ready to absorb new pigment, even if your skin looks healed. Ideally, please wait 30-45 days to re-touch.

Eyeliner

Procedure not recommended if you are/have:

  • Pregnant or nursing.

  • Diabetes (blood sugars must be controlled well!).

  • Undergoing Chemotherapy (please consult your doctor before scheduling an appointment).

  • Sick or have a viral infection.

  • Epilepsy.

  • A pacemaker or other major heart problems.

  • Had an organ transplant.

  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the eye area.

  • Had Botox in the past month.

  • Used Accutane in the past year.

Before the procedure:

Please note - Eye area must be healthy; not sensitive or irritated. If the below occur, the procedure needs to be rescheduled for a later date! Team Goal - We want to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit. Please:

  • Consider if you have any events, or vacations coming up. Your eyes will be healing, and may be sensitive or swollen after the procedure. Sun exposure, swimming, facial, etc. will not be allowed during your healing time.

  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. Scheduling your appointment at other times will be make the procedure easier.

  • Do not tan or have a sun burnt face two weeks prior to appointment.

  • Do not have microdermabrasion, dermaplanning, laser treatment, chemical peels or any type of facial two weeks prior to appointment.

  • Do not have electrolysis within one week before your procedure.

  • Do not take Fish Oil (raw or vitamin forms) or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners) to procedure.

  • If applicable, eyelash extensions must be removed 3-5 day prior.

  • Do not drink alcohol 24-48 hours beforehand.

  • Do not consume coffee, tea, power shakes, power greens, or "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours before your procedure.

  • Avoid working out the day of your procedure.

  • Alcohol, illegal drugs and medicines may render your skin less receptive to the ink.

  • Do not take an aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or ibuprofen for pain relief prior to appointment. These are blood thinners. Topical anesthetic is applied to achieve maximum comfort.​ Please consult your doctor prior to  stopping any medication.

Post-Procedure:

Your liner may appear bolder than expected due to scabbing and healing during the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures! During the healing process, the pigment will lighten up. If there are areas you want to address, this can be discussed at your touch-up appointment 4-6 weeks post procedure.  It's better to add less pigment initially, than to add too much! 

For the first week after procedure:

  1. Using a cotton swab, gently cleanse the eyeliner area twice daily with antibacterial soap (do NOT use cleansing products containing acid (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants). Be careful not to get cleanser in your eyes. This process does not remove pigment!

  2. Remove cleanser, ensuring *all* product is washed away.

  3. Gently blot area with a clean tissue to dry. 

  4. Once eye skin is completely dry, using a cotton swap, apply a very tiny amount of aftercare ointment along the tattooed area. Do NOT over-apply the ointment! You should not be able to see the product on the skin. Over-applying will delay healing as the skin can't breathe. Please avoid getting the ointment in your eyes. If this happens, or if irritation occurs, please immediately seek medical attention.

Ointment will be provided to you post-procedure. If you run out or misplace the ointment, in place, you may use coconut or grapeseed oil. Avoid anti-biotic creams or oilments, such as Polysporin, as these speed up healing and will aid the skin in rejecting the tattoo pigment, resulting in loss of colour.

If you experience dry eyes (contact wearers, those with allergies, etc.) artificial tears may be used if needed, but it is not recommended.

Ongoing care tips:

  • Do not touch your tattoo! If you have to, please thoroughly wash your hands first!

  • As irritating as it will be, please allow any scabbing to naturally lift and fall off. Picking or removing scabs prematurely can cause scarring and/or loss of color - do NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area!

  • For 1 month post-treatment, refrain from facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion.

  • Avoid sweaty exercise for one week.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 1 month after procedure.

  • Avoid long, hot showers for 2 weeks - this will soften scabs which may fall off prematurely. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 2 weeks - friction may irritate the area.

  • Avoid swimming and hot tubs for two weeks. Remember, your brows are an open wound and we want to keep bacteria at bay.

  • Avoid topical makeup on the brow area until fully healed.

Disclaimer: To clients who have had a permanent makeup procedures performed, we only use the very finest pigments available, however, some procedures may need to be repeated. MelaBeauty offers clients one free touch-up appointment, of original procedure purchased from MelaBeauty, within a 6-month period of procedure date. Initial permanent make-up applications can fade anywhere from 25% to 40% (lips will naturally fade upwards of 75% due to texture of lip skin) once healed. Please remember that the amount of pigment you retain or lose after your initial application is not a reflection of the quality of work. Pigment retention varies with each person. For example, those with oily skin may have results which appear softer and may require additional procedures. MelaBeauty can not predict your fading experience. Individual chemical and genetic makeup can affect the final result. Even after the free touch-up appointment, desired results cannot be guaranteed by MelaBeauty.

If you wish to receive a touch-up procedure for permanent make-up performed at MelaBeauty or elsewhere, you will need to wait at least 21 days of the date of your original application. Application cannot be repeated within 21 days or less, as the tissue is not ready to absorb new pigment, even if your skin looks healed. Ideally, please wait 30-45 days to re-touch.

 

Ongoing care tips:

  • Do not touch your tattoo! If you have to, please thoroughly wash your hands first!

  • As irritating as it will be, please allow any scabbing to naturally lift and fall off. Picking or removing scabs prematurely can cause scarring and/or loss of color - do NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area!

  • For 1 month post-treatment, refrain from facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion.

  • Avoid sweaty exercise for one week.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 1 month after procedure.

  • Avoid long, hot showers for 2 weeks - this will soften scabs which may fall off prematurely. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 2 weeks - friction may irritate the area.

  • Avoid swimming and hot tubs for two weeks. Remember, your lips have open wounds and we want to keep bad bacteria at bay.

  • Avoid hot, spicy, and salty foods as it may cause added irritation.

  • Avoid teeth whitening and smoking.

  • Placing cosmetic products on unhealed lips is heavily discouraged.

Disclaimer: To clients who have had a permanent makeup procedures performed, we only use the very finest pigments available, however, some procedures may need to be repeated. MelaBeauty offers clients one free touch-up appointment, of original procedure purchased from MelaBeauty, within a 6-month period of procedure date. Initial permanent make-up applications can fade anywhere from 25% to 40% (lips will naturally fade upwards of 75% due to texture of lip skin) once healed. Please remember that the amount of pigment you retain or lose after your initial application is not a reflection of the quality of work. Pigment retention varies with each person. For example, those with oily skin may have results which appear softer and may require additional procedures. MelaBeauty can not predict your fading experience. Individual chemical and genetic makeup can affect the final result. Even after the free touch-up appointment, desired results cannot be guaranteed by MelaBeauty.

If you wish to receive a touch-up procedure for permanent make-up performed at MelaBeauty or elsewhere, you will need to wait at least 21 days of the date of your original application. Application cannot be repeated within 21 days or less, as the tissue is not ready to absorb new pigment, even if your skin looks healed. Ideally, please wait 30-45 days to re-touch.

Lip Pigmentation

Procedure not recommended if you are/have:

  • Pregnant or nursing.

  • Diabetes (blood sugars must be controlled well!).

  • Undergoing Chemotherapy (please consult your doctor before scheduling an appointment).

  • Sick or have a viral infection.

  • Epilepsy.

  • A pacemaker or other major heart problems.

  • Had an organ transplant.

  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the mouth area.

  • Had Botox in the past month.

  • Used Accutane in the past year.

  • Cold sores or fever blisters.  If you get cold sores or have ever had one in the past, you will need an antiviral prescription from your doctor before a lip procedure. Physicians usually instruct to take it 2 days prior, as this procedure will bring out the virus if not medicated beforehand.

Before the procedure:

Please note - mouth area must be healthy; not sensitive or irritated. If the below occur, the procedure needs to be rescheduled for a later date! Team Goal - We want to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit. Please:

  • Consider if you have any events, or vacations coming up. Your lips will be healing, and may be sensitive or swollen after the procedure. Sun exposure, swimming, facial, etc. will not be allowed during your healing time.

  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. Scheduling your appointment at other times will be make the procedure easier.

  • Lip fillers must be done one month prior to the appointment. Failure to disclose this information may result in a negative procedure outcome.

  • Do not tan or have a sun burnt face two weeks prior to appointment.

  • Do not have microdermabrasion, dermaplanning, laser treatment, chemical peels or any type of facial two weeks prior to appointment.

  • Do not have electrolysis within one week before your procedure.

  • Do not take Fish Oil (raw or vitamin forms) or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners) to procedure.

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours beforehand.

  • Do not consume coffee, tea, power shakes, power greens, or "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours before your procedure.

  • Avoid working out the day of your procedure.

  • Alcohol, illegal drugs and medicines may render your skin less receptive to the ink.

  • Do not take an aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or ibuprofen for pain relief prior to appointment. These are blood thinners. Topical anesthetic is applied to achieve maximum comfort.​ Please consult your doctor prior to  stopping any medication.

Post-procedure:

  • Your lip area will be bright and may appear bolder than  expected for about 3-5 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures and completely expected for lip pigmentation. During the healing process, the pigment will lighten up. In fact, you can expect the colour to fade by up to 50%-70%.  Once healed, you will have a tint of the colour chosen for the procedure, but your natural lip colour will still show through.

  • Your lips will be dry after the procedure. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! You must keep your lips heavily hydrated. The use of coconut or grapeseed oil is recommended, although I personally recommend using Aquaphor, as this is a barrier cream and locks natural moisture inside the lips

  • Avoid anti-biotic creams or oilments, such as Polysporin, as these speed up healing and will aid the skin in rejecting the tattoo pigment, resulting in loss of colour.

  • After the first appointment, you may notice some uneven colouration. This will be corrected in the touch-up session. Depending on your skin's receptivity to the ink, more than two sittings may be required.

 

Face Care

Contraindications of skincare Treatments:

The following conditions are recognized as contraindications for skincare treatments and must be disclosed prior to appointment:

  • An active infection of any type, such as Herpes Simplex virus or flat warts.

  • Active acne

  • Sunburn

  • Recent use of topical agents such as glycolic, alphahydroxy acids or Retin-A.

  • Any recent chemical peel procedure.

  • Uncontrolled diabetes

  • Eczema

  • Dermatitis

  • Skin cancer

  • Oral blood thinner medications

  • Rosacea

  • Pregnancy

  • Use of Acutane within the last year

  • Family history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation

  • Cold sores or warts

  • Wounded, sunburned, excessively sensitive skin.

  • If you have taken Accutane within the past year, received chemotherapy or radiation therapy

Patients with a history of allergies, rashes or other skin reactions may be sensitive to the treatment. Procedures with serums or topical agents should not be received if you are pregnant, or nursing.

Before the Treatment

For one week prior to the treatment:

  • Avoid electrolysis, waxing, depilatory creams, laser hair removal and sun exposure.

  • Do not use tanning creams/sprays.

  • Cease using any exfoliating products on your face which may be drying or irritating, such as salicylic, alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids.

  • Cease using Tri-Retinol Complex, Retin-A, or any products containing Retinol, AHA, BHA, or Benzoyl Peroxide.

  • If you have any open skin lesions, please notify MelaBeauty immediately. Appointment may need to be rescheduled.  

 

On the day of the treatment:

  • If possible, arrive with your make-up removed.

  • If possible, remove your contact lenses prior to arrival.

 

After the Treatment:

  • Trauma such as scratching or picking the treated area should be avoided.

  • Do not wash the area for 24 hours after the treatment.

  • Keep the new skin clean and moisturized. Although some peeling may occur, moisturizer should help minimize this effect.

  • When you do wash your face, gently rinse with water only. Pat dry and do not rub.

  • After 2-3 days,you may start using a gentle cleanser without exfoliants.

  • Avoid harsh cleansers or washcloths.

  • Do not use glycolic, alpha hydroxy, beta hydroxy, retinol, benzyl peroxide or topical acne medications for 1-2 days.

  • Clients with hypersensitivity to the sun should take extra precautions to guard against sun exposure immediately following the appointment. It is recommended to stay out of the sun for at least 7 days to avoid UV damage and delayed recovery time.. Clients who absolutely cannot avoid sun exposure should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30+.

  • Do not have any other facial treatment for at least two weeks.

  • See your doctor immediately if you have severe redness, swelling, blistering, ulcers, pain, or signs of infection. 

  • Applying Aloe Vera is recommended. It acts as a cooling agent for post-care. Anti-inflammatory creams or cold compresses may be used as necessary.

  • Avoid exfoliation and glycolic products.

  • Avoid steam, workouts and activities that cause airborne dirt, dust or sweat to enter pores for at least two days.

  • If you are performing a series of treatments, please schedule your appointments 2 weeks apart.

 
 

Teeth Brightening

Before the Procedure:

  • If you are pregnant or nursing, vegan whitening is strongly recommended.

  • If you have Epilepsy, you aren’t eligible for the procedure due to the lighting used.

  • Please let MelaBeauty know if you have any crowns, bridges, fillings, implants, partial dentures or any other oral surgery scheduled during the next 6 months.

  • There are no guarantees, the amount of whitening differs for each client. There will definitely be a change, however we don’t guarantee the amount of colour change.  Additional whitening sessions may be required to obtain the ultimate desired result.

Post-Treatment:​

  1. Don’t eat, drink or smoke anything that will stain your teeth for 24 hours.

  2. Don’t brush your teeth for 24 hours.

  3. Don’t use mouthwash for 24 hours.

  4. For the first 24 hours, rinse with warm water after everything you eat and drink.

  5. If you have any sensitivity RUB (not brush) Sensodyne on your teeth using a cotton swab.

  6. If you have white spots, or discolouration visable on your teeth, please don't panic. This will disappear within 24-48 hours, depending on your body chemistry.

Please remember, the gels we use continue to lift stains for the first 24 hours, so following these tips will help you get better results!

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