Before After Care

Pre-Procedure Instructions

for permanent cosmetics.If you are planning either an eyeliner, eyelash enhancement or eyeshadow procedure and are a contact lens user, please wear or bring your lenses/eye glasses to all appointments.
Do not wear contact lenses during any procedure involving your eye(s).
It is recommended to have a driver available or “on-call” to drive you home following a procedure involving your eye(s).
Do not schedule an appointment prior to major events, such as a vacation, wedding, social outing, etc. as you will have to wear an aftercare ointment on your procedure site(s) for one week following the procedure(s).
If you are planning a lip color procedure and have ever experienced a cold sore, even one time in your life, it is recommended you obtain a prescribed anti-viral medication. The medication must be taken two days prior to the procedure.
If you are required to take antibiotic medication prior to seeing your dentist, you will need to take antibiotic medication prior to having your procedure done.
It is necessary to be off of Accutane for one year, prior to all procedures. It is necessary to be off Retin A or Renova for 30 days, prior to a procedure.
Try to avoid aspirin and non-aspirin products for 7 days prior to all procedures unless medically necessary.
Try to avoid Vitamin E and Niacin for two weeks prior to all procedures unless medically necessary.
Avoid alcohol the night before all procedures.

Post-Procedure Instructions

Turning Back the Hands of Time

Our clients report smoother, softer feeling and looking skin after each treatment; noticing creams and lotions penetrate their skin more easily, and their fine lines and wrinkles have softened considerably.
Clients with other concerns, such as acne scaring, scars from surgery or injury, do not notice the depressed area. The body’s natural collagen is masking the imperfection of the scarring process after each treatment, while it regenerates the natural collagen.
We have clients that have seen immediate, long-lasting results, and other clients noticed an improvement gradually over an 8 week period. One of our acne clients said he noticed results 3 months post procedure and his skin kept looking better and better.
Each person’s results will vary as their body’s NATURAL collagen and elastin regenerate.

Post Procedure Appearance includes:

Day 1 and 2 – Depending on how deeply the technician inserts the needle into the epidermis, the tissue may be slightly to moderately swollen, tender, red and bruised,
with a slight lymph discharge from the treated areas. Minor itching may occur and the ‘needled’ tissue may exhibit the appearance of ‘cat scratches’.
Day 3 – The treated areas slightly crust and remain faintly pink to red.
Day 4—The redness and crusting have diminished.
Day 5—There is barely any evidence of a of the wrinkle after the procedure. With bigger areas like acne scars or other small scars the area will look red and some swelling occurs in the treated area.
Although results may be noticed in a few days collagen will continue to be deposited into the dermis for 6 to 9 months after the initial procedure causing the skin to tighten and appear smoother.
It may only take one procedure to receive the achieved results to smooth and soften wrinkles and fine lines. Deeper wrinkles may need more treatments.

Contraindications for Skin Needling:

Anyone who is darker skinned and hyper-pigmented will need to use a lightening skin treatment for 2 weeks prior to their treatment appointment.
If you have ever had a keloid (raised scar) you would not be a candidate for Skin Needling.
Raised moles or warts or any raised lesions is not treatable with Skin Needling.

Clients not accepted for Skin Needling:

People who are in poor health and are under a physicians care are not good candidates.
People who have a slower healing time for instance uncontrolled Diabetics are not good candidates.
If you have had an invasive laser treatment you would not be a good candidate.
People who are on blood thinners are not good candidates.
Anyone who has a scar that is less than 6 months old are not good candidates.
If you have had Botox, facial fillers, in the past 4 months in the lips or face you would not be a good candidate.
Any facial surgeries in the past 6 months you would not be a good candidate.
Anyone who has had PERMANENT fillers, such as Dermagen or Shark Cartilage injected in the past 6 months would not be a good candidate.
Anyone who is prone to herpetic outbreaks would not be a good candidate unless they are on antiviral medication prior to Skin Needling procedures.
Individual results vary depend on their body’s ability to regenerate the natural collagen and elastin.

Follow Up Procedures:

Treatments can be repeated at 6-8 week intervals depending on the desired results and the condition of the skin.
results vary between patients, with some acheiving 75 % – 90%+ improvement in scarring however, all patients acheive some improvements.

PermanentTechniques also provides Permanent Makeup Training and the class timings are extremely flexible i.e. you decide the time of your classes. All trainees are provided with the certification on completion.
All Pigments used are Iron Oxide Free. Serving Bryan/College Station And surrounding areas.