If you normally wear false lashes, you should have extensions removed at least one week prior and avoid wearing strip or cluster lashes for a couple of days prior to your appointment.
Tinting, curling, perming, mascara
Any tinting or perming of your lashes should be done at least a week before your appointment. It is wise to avoid curling your lashes on the day of the appointment and you should avoid wearing mascara to the clinic.
Contact lenses and glasses
If you wear contact lenses, these must be removed before your treatment and should not be reapplied for at least 24 hours post treatment. Please bring your glasses with you on the day to wear afterwards.
On the day
The most often asked for colour is of course black for eyeliner and Lisa carries a range of different black pigments depending on your requirements.
It is possible to apply a coloured liner and this can look stunning. However, it is a less popular choice and therefore if you have a specific requirement, please check whether Lisa carries the particular colour you would like before you arrive at the clinic. Most colours can be sourced with advance notice.
If you are choosing a colour other than black, Lisa will apply pigment to your skin during the consultation process and explain how it is likely to look once healed so you can make a fully informed choice.
Choosing the (Finest!) line
Lisa will fully discuss the type of liner you are hoping to achieve on the day of your appointment. Whether you require a hard, jet black line to both lids or a soft smokey finish on the top lid alone, you will have the opportunity to explain this to Lisa and she will confirm what is possible.
Once your consent forms and treatment plans are completed, Lisa will ask you to make yourself comfortable on the treatment couch and eye-drops will be administered. This is to protect your eyes during treatment.
Topical anesthetic is then applied and you can relax for a few minutes to allow it to take effect. Lisa understands that being unable to keep an eye on what she is doing can be a bit disconcerting and she will never begin a procedure without explaining what is about to happen. If you are worried or nervous at any time, please make Lisa aware ad she will do her best to reassure you.
Once the tattooing begins, it sometimes takes a few moments to get use to the vibration of the needle near our eye. Lisa generally implants ‘two eyelashes’ worth of colour so you can see what it feels like before she starts the procedure fully.
Post-Treatment Advice and aftercare
Pain or discomfort
When having semi permanent eyeliner applied, it is quite normal for the area to swell and look red for a while after the treatment. Your eyes may feel irritated and sore for a short period of time too. You may wish to take an over the counter pain killer if you feel the need although any discomfort disappears quite quickly.
Please expect not to be able to apply make up around the eye area and avoid using eyeliner all together for 2 to 4 days post-treatment.
Healing time scale
Your body will form a film over the treated area which isn’t quite a scab but performs the same function. You should not pick or peel this film and allow it to come away naturally. Picking or peeling will expose the area to germs and can also remove colour. Eyeliner tends to heal more quickly than other areas.
Colour and fade
The implanted colour will look dark and glossy immediately after the treatment and will remain this way until the area has healed. After this, the colour will soften and fade quite quickly, usually within 7 to 14 days and by up to 50%.
In some cases, one eye will heal to a softer finish than the other. This does happen and can be addressed along with any other small imperfections at your top-up appointment.