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Pre Care for Permanent Makeup

  • No alcohol 48 hours prior to your procedure

  • No caffeine the morning of your procedure

  • No Botox two weeks prior to your procedure

  • No fillers prior to your procedure

  • Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to your procedure

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours prior to your procedure

  • Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A four weeks prior to your procedure

  • Refrain form use of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area two weeks prior to your procedure. Check your moisturizer, facewash, and makeup primers for anything that says acid.

  • Discontinue use of Retinol products or strong skin products one week prior to your procedure

  • No brow waxing or tinting one week prior to your procedure

  • You must discontinue the use of any Accutane one year prior to your procedure

  • No LATISSE (lash hair growth serum) at least three weeks prior to your procedure

  • Please note that you may be more sensitive to permanent makeup procedures during your menstrual cycle

Post Care for Permanent Makeup

  • Gently blot treated area with a clean dry cotton round for the first 24 hours.

  • For the first five days following procedure, wipe the treated area with a damp cotton round. Discontinue this process after the fifth day or you will risk prematurely removing scabs which may affect the colour retention.

  • Do not pick scabs. The scabbing process is to be expected and is a common part of the healing process.

  • Avoid excessive sweating, long hot showers, swimming, or anything that may add moisture to the area for the first 14 days.

  • Do not apply makeup or additional products on the treated area until the scabs have healed.

Microneedling & BB Glow Post Care

  • No excessive facial cleansing or rubbing the skin for a minimum of 24 hours in order to allow the creams to settle underneath the skin

  • 3 days with no Retin-A products applications

  • 24 hours  with no makeup (if make up is needed, use a mineral base makeup) 

  • 14 days before any type of skin peel

  • 5 days with no swimming or gym

  • 14 days with no direct heat including sunbathing, sauna, or tanning bed

Post Care for Paramendical Tattoo

  • Use a thin layer of ointment provided twice a day for the first 5 days

  • No soap, shampoo, cleansers, or cosmetics on the pigmentation site for the first 5 days. No sauna’s, steam rooms and baths, hot yoga, or anything that causes excessive sweating for at least 5 days. No swimming in chlorinated pools for 2 weeks. No direct sun or sun tanning beds for 6 weeks.

  • Pigment will fade 20%-40% while healing. It will take 4-6 weeks to fully heal.

  • DO NOT PICK the area.

  • You can leave the tagaderm bandage on for up to 5 days as long as you are not bathing with it on.

  • Once healed, use SPF products daily as that will prevent camouflage from fading.

  • Chemical peels, microderabrasion, laser and anti-age creams may contribute to camouflage fading.

Pre-Care for Chemical Peels

  • Refrain from these activities for 7 days prior to your treatment: a. Do not have another treatment, unless otherwise directed. b. Avoid any irritants to your skin, including retinoids and retinol, glycolic and salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, astringents and Vitamin C. If you are on these products long term and have no irritation or redness from these products, please feel free to continue use. c. Do not wax, tweeze, or use depilatory creams. d. Avoid artificial tanning and sun exposure 2 weeks prior to scheduled treatment.

  • Do not schedule a procedure if you are pregnant or think you are pregnant.

  • Continue to use other skincare products. 

  • On the day of your treatment a. Wash your face and apply moisturizer. b. Do not apply makeup. c. At home, have Benadryl and aspirin or Tylenol available.

Post Care for Chemical Peels

  • Day 1: Do not apply anything else to the skin. Your skin will appear sunburned today and will continue to get more red as the day continues. It will begin to feel tight. You may also experience itching or mild burning as the peel penetrates deeper into the skin. You can help to alleviate this sensation by taking Benadryl or Zantac (for itching) and aspirin or Tylenol (for discomfort) as needed. You will want to avoid wearing makeup or tight fitting glasses for the first 3 days. Pressure from the nosepiece could cause deepening of the peel in that area.

  • Day 2: Your skin will continue to feel very tight. You will look like you have an uneven sunburn/tan. You may still feel comfortable in public today. Skin may begin to flake, usually starting between your eyes, around your mouth and nose. Sun damaged spots may turn darker prior to peeling. Rinse your face with cool or tepid water, and only use your fingertips. Do not use a cleanser or moisturizer. DO NOT PEEL THE SKIN. You may use petroleum jelly for the first few days in sensitive areas that are peeling. 

  • Day 3: Your skin will flake, peel and feel very tight today. DO NOT peel the skin at any time. If you were to peel skin that is not ready to come off, you can cause scarring. You may carefully use manicure scissors to clip any hanging skin. Today and tomorrow you may want to avoid making any social plans. Begin using a gentle cleanser today and a strong hydrating cream. Do NOT use SPF or retinoids, retinol, acids, astringents or vitamin C. You must completely avoid the sun during this time. This is the last day you should use creams to irritated areas.

  • Day 4: The majority of peeling takes place between days 3 and 4. Continue with cleansing and moisturizing. Some areas will have completely peeled and other areas may have not peeled at all. This is normal.

  • Day 5: Your skin may be tender for a few days. You may exfoliate the skin with a gentle scrub or cleanser to remove any remaining skin that has not peeled. Continue to avoid sun exposure until it has been 2 weeks since your treatment. You may begin to wear SPF if it is not irritating.

  • Day 6: Ease back into your skin care products. Wear sunscreen at all times.

  • Between week 1 and week 2: You may resume waxing, tweezing, or depilatory creams during this week. By the end of the second week you should be able to tolerate glycolic, salicylic, vitamin C, and retinol or retinoid products. You will notice your skin is pink for about one more week. Remember, daily sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is recommended to maintain your improved skin.


​As with any cosmetic procedure, I Woke Up Like This is not responsible for how your body responds to each service. It is common for clients to require an additional appointment to increase color retention, for instance. ​

Once a service is complete (for both initial and subsequent appointment types) refunds will not be issued.



A $50 deposit is required to reserve your appointment for permanent makeup and microneedling services. This deposit is non-refundable if the cancellation occurs within 72 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.

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