Frequently Asked Questions

A New You does not tattoo or perform any services on anyone under 18 years of age, pregnant or nursing (3 months post partum/weaning), those with allergies to makeup or hair dye/tattoo pigment/food coloring/certain metals, those with certain chronic medical conditions that are not under control, or those taking any medications that may affect healing (please call to discuss).

Retin A and other cellular turnover products (topical and oral) need to be stopped 5 days before your procedure. Wait 30 days after your 6 Week Perfecting session to restart them. You must be off Accutane for 6 months. 

BOTOX and FILLERS should be done after your Permanent Makeup procedure. If you have already had BOTOX or FILLERS wait 6 weeks before having a Permanent Makeup procedure.

No tanning please. It affects how color heals in the skin and could lead to an undesired outcome.

Avoid fish oil, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, and Ibuprofen for 72 hours before your procedure unless they are directed by your Physician. Please avoid drugs and alcohol at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. But DO continue to take all doctor prescribed medications.

A New You takes great care in providing the most comfortable experience possible. While certain procedures will be slightly uncomfortable, most clients report very little to no pain at all. After your procedure you may have slight redness and/or minimal swelling, however, there is no downtime required. 

It is normal for lips and eyeliner to have mild/moderate swelling and/or bruising immediately after service, but will subside in a few hours. 

Because of our extensive medical background, A New You prides itself on providing you the safest experience. Our artists are licensed and insured, needles are single use only, top of the line products are always used, and we are always within OSHA and Blood Borne Pathogen Standards. 

In very rare cases, however, allergic reactions may occur. Please advise A New You of any known or suspected allergies. 

No human face is perfectly symmetrical. For this reason, a set of brows that is mathematically symmetrical may look quite lopsided. At A New You, we strive to work with your bone structure to enhance your features and bring balance to your overall look. Perfecting Sessions will address any remaining symmetry or color adjustments needed. 

Eyeliner: You must inform us of any eye surgeries you have had in the past or any eye conditions you currently have. Failure to disclose accurate medical history can have devastating results. There is a 6 month waiting period for permanent eyeliner after eye surgery. You may be required to bring in a written release from your doctor. 

Lips: If you have EVER had a cold sore/fever blister at anytime in your life, you will need to see your doctor and start an oral antiviral at least 3 days prior to this procedure. Such as: Acyclovir (Zorvirax), Famciclovir (Famvir), or Valacyclovir (Valtrex). **I am not a physician and cannot prescribe medications. Lip procedures can activate the virus. Medication is only a preventative measure and not a guarantee. Herbal supplements and “preventatives” are not acceptable. You must bring your prescription bottle with you to your lip appointment for verification.

Due to different skin types, lifestyles, and adherence to aftercare THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OF RESULTS.

Plan to spend about 3 hours in the studio per procedure. Proper time is needed to allow for a thorough consultation, numbing, the procedure, and aftercare instruction. Follow up appointments take about 2 hours. 

After your Permanent Makeup procedure (and 6 week perfecting session), you can expect your makeup to last anywhere from 2-5 years, or more. How long it lasts is individual and depends on several factors including, but not limited to, medical conditions, medication, topical and anti-aging products, sun exposure and more. The better you care for your PMU, the longer it will last before needing a color boost.  

Expect to continue aftercare for 10-14 days after your procedure. However, final healing and results will take 6-8 weeks.

Color will fade up to 40% on brows and eyeliner and up to 60% on lips when fully healed.

For this reason your 6 Week Perfecting session is vital to the final outcome. At this visit we can also address areas that healed unevenly and adjust your shape and color if desired.

In most cases, previous permanent makeup is able to be corrected/covered up. However, it is up to the artists’ discretion whether lightening/removal sessions will be needed in order to achieve desired results.

At the beginning of your appointment we will conduct a complete consultation and review your medical history.

Before Photographs will be taken for your file.

We will take time to draw out (map) your makeup placement and decide on color. More photos will be taken once you approve the shape and design.

The area will be cleaned and a topical numbing cream will be applied for approximately 15-20 minutes. During this time we will discuss your aftercare instructions.

After the numbing cream is removed your procedure will begin. Additional numbing products will be used throughout to ensure your comfort.

After final adjustments are made, more photos will be taken for your file.

You will be provided with written aftercare instructions and products so you have everything you need to ensure quick and easy healing.

How To Prepare For Your Procedure

*For best results please follow all preparation instructions carefully.

Brows:

  • Complete waxing and tweezing 4 days before your procedure. OR you can allow your brows to grow out and fill in to give us a fresh canvas for your brow service.
  • DO wear your brow makeup to your brow appointment.
  • Please bring your brow makeup with you. This will help us with your color consultation.
  • Any brow tinting should be done at least 72 hours before your procedure. Wait at least 2 weeks post procedure before tinting again.
  • BOTOX should be done after your Permanent Makeup procedure. If you have already had BOTOX wait 6 weeks before having a Permanent Makeup procedure.

 

Eyeliner:

  • You must inform us of any eye surgeries you have had in the past or any eye conditions you currently have. Failure to disclose accurate medical history can have devastating results. There is a 6 month waiting period for permanent eyeliner after eye surgery. You may be required to bring in a written release from your doctor.
  • Do NOT wear contact lenses to your appointment. Bring your glasses!
  • Remove all eyelash extensions and glue before your appointment. If any is present you will be rescheduled. NO exceptions.
  • Do NOT wear mascara to your appointment. Buy a new tube of mascara for use after.
  • Do NOT wear waterproof mascara or strip lashes for 2 weeks before your eyeliner procedure.

 

Lips:

  • Bring your favorite lip colors to your appointment. This will help with the color consultation.
  • For best results, for 1 week before your appointment please moisten your lips with high quality lip balm or Vaseline nightly AND exfoliate your lips daily with a toothbrush or lip scrub.
  • Keep your lips moist daily. We recommend a quality lip balm with SPF for day use and a light coating of Vaseline every night while sleeping. Properly cared for lips will hold color longer.
  • FILLERS should be done after your Permanent Makeup procedure. If you have already had FILLERS wait 6 weeks before having a Permanent Makeup procedure.
  • If you have EVER had a cold sore/fever blister at anytime in your life, you will need to see your doctor and start an oral antiviral at least 3 days prior to this procedure. Such as: Acyclovir (Zorvirax), Famciclovir (Famvir), or Valacyclovir (Valtrex). *I am not a physician and cannot prescribe medications. Lip procedures can activate the virus. Medication is only a preventative measure and not a guarantee. Herbal supplements and “preventatives” are not acceptable. You must bring your prescription bottle with you to your lip appointment for verification.

Terms and Conditions

  • Failure to disclose accurate medical history could result in your appointment being canceled and the loss of your booking fee.   
  • Please contact us directly to discuss your particular conditions so that we can advise you what is needed to proceed. 
  • No extra people are allowed in the treatment room. 
  • Arrange childcare as there are no children allowed in the treatment area. Unattended minors are not allowed in the lobby and will result in your appointment being canceled and the loss of your booking fee.
  • Schedule your 6 Week Perfecting session when you book your first appointment. This ensures that you will get the time that works best for you. 6 Week Perfecting sessions must be completed within 60 days of your first appointment or you will have to pay the “Color Boost” pricing. NO exceptions.
  • 72 hours notice is needed to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
  • Arrive on time. If you come late, your appointment will be rescheduled resulting in the loss of your booking fee.
  • Payment takes place in the treatment room before service. Cash preferred. No checks, no exceptions.
  • While rare, should infection occur, please seek medical attention.
  • There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not take care of your Permanent Makeup.