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ON APPOINTMENT DAY

IF YOU ARE SICK . . .

HAVE THE SNIFFLES, ARE RUNNING A FEVER, OR HAVE ANY ACTIVE SKIN OUTBREAKS NEAR THE AREA TO BE TREATED - PLEASE STAY HOME. CALL US AS SOON AS YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T MAKE IT AND WE WILL RESET YOUR APPOINTMENT TO A BETTER DATE.

NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOOKED YOUR PROCEDURE . . .

Please be sure to submit your CLIENT DATA, MEDICAL HISTORY AND HEALTH DECLARATION prior to the day of your appointment. 

Frequently Asked Questions​ . . . 

IF AFTER READING THROUGH THE TOPICS, YOU HAVE QUESTIONS THAT YOU COULD NOT FIND AN ANSWER TO, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US BY LEAVING US A MESSAGE ON THE 24/7 MESSAGE CENTER  AND WE WILL REACH BACK OUT AS SOON AS WE CAN.

BY BOOKING A PROCEDURE AT PERMETIKA, YOU ARE DECLARING THAT:

  • YOU AGREE WITH OUR CONSERVATIVE APPROACH AND UNDERSTAND THAT THIS APPROACH IN A PROTECTIVE MEASURE, WHICH MAY REQUIRE MULTIPLE FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS.  THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO ENSURE THAT SOME PEOPLE WILL NOT HOLD TOO MUCH COLOR.

  • YOU HAVE READ & UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THE LINKS BELOW, AND HAVE NO OTHER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE.

  • NOTE:  MULTIPLE SESSIONS ARE USUALLY REQUIRED TO REACH A TARGET GOAL. SPECIFIC RESULTS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED BECAUSE WE ARE DEALING WITH A BIOLOGICAL SYSTEM THAT IS AFFECTED BY EVERYTHING WE DO. ALSO, EVERY PERSON IS DIFFERENT. SOME PEOPLE SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN THE SUN, WHILE OTHERS NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY. SOME HEAL FAST WITH EXCELLENT RESULTS, WHILE OTHERS TAKE MORE TIME TO HEAL. THESE FACTORS, (AND MORE) ALL PLAY A ROLE IN HOW YOUR FINAL RESULTS TURN OUT.

  • Good health, proper daily nutrition, and a good mental attitude all factor into creating the best possible scenario for OPTIMAL RESULTS!  Each of these trigger points is heavily influenced by your diet, smoking, and supplements - especially in the weeks just prior to and following your procedure. Poor health and a bad diet can directly affect the amount of edema (swelling) bruising, discoloration, scar formation, redness, and length of healing time.

  • YOU UNDERSTAND THAT OUR PROCESSES ARE CONSERVATIVE TO AVOID BIGGER PROBLEMS.

  • YOU UNDERSTAND THAT FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS ARE NOT FREE.  PRICES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR MENU PAGE.

  • YOU ALSO AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROCEDURE YOU ARE ASKING FOR.

  • IMPORTANT: Afternoon Appointments may run late. We do respect your time and we know it's frustrating to have to wait. However, we cannot fully anticipate, nor guarantee, when the procedure prior to yours will be finished. Just know that we will give you the same attention that you also deserve when it's your time in the chair.

  • POLICY PAGE: Please read over our company policies thoroughly regarding our cancellation policy, follow-up fees, planning for your procedure, aftercare, and proper healing. ​

PLEASE HELP US KEEP THINGS LOW STRESS:

  • DO NOT SCHEDULE IMPORTANT EVENTS BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT  TODAY.  SOMETIMES IT'S UNAVOIDABLE THAT WE RUN LATE AND DON'T WANT ANYONE STRESSING OVER THINGS. 

  • Most clients are cool calm and collected. If however, you show up with a lot of anxiety it only prolongs the event. Take a few deep breaths and realize that you are in good hands! 

  • The first appointment of the day starts at 10:00 am. There is a 30-minute window in which to complete paperwork and ask any final questions as we start the numbing process.

  • Your arrival time is not your START time. Your specialist will start your first procedure approximately 30-45 minutes later to allow for sufficient numbing. 

  • Shower in the morning and wash, condition, and style your hair as normal so you can go a few days without washing your hair again.

  • Remember, after cleansing your face - DO NOT USE any Moisturizer on the forehead or temples.

  • You may wear makeup, but you may also come with a clean face too if you choose to.

  • Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a sweater. It can get cold in the office building.

ABOUT BROW PROCEDURES 

  • Generally produce minimal pain to no pain.

  • After the first session, the color will be too light. 

  • Once healed, we will know more about how YOUR skin reacts to the treatment and can make adjustments at the follow-up session.

  • This is for your protection. Please embrace it!

 

ABOUT EYELINER PROCEDURES  

  • REMOVE LASH EXTENSION at least 3 days prior to eyeliner procedures.  If you fail to do this, we will have to reset your appointment and you will have to pay a new booking fee.

  • REMOVE CONTACT LENSES prior to your appointment.  

  • Bring a contact lens case with saline and do not reapply your lenses for about 48 hours after an eye procedure.

  • ​Bring prescription glasses with you to the session. You will need to wear them home after any eyeliner procedure.

  • Eyeliner normally causes more mental anxiety than true "pain". The tickling is far more annoying than "painful". 

  • For that reason, you may want to consider taking Antihistamines such as Benadryl before the procedure as it may reduce swelling and help you relax.

  • You may also ask your physician to prescribe Xanax - but you must arrange for transportation. If we feel that your judgment, balance, or speech is compromised in any way, we will cease the treatment and you will have to reschedule your appointment. The fees will be forfeited.

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is normally sufficient to control any discomfort or occasional pain due to the procedures.  

  • Do not dye or perm eyelashes for 7 days prior to the appointment - refrain for another month following an eyeliner procedure.

  • Do not use an eyelash curler for about 2 weeks after an eyeliner procedure.

  • Eye surgeries??? Be sure to consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure.

ABOUT LIP PROCEDURES 

  • If you have ever had (even one) fever blister or cold sore, you should consult your physician a few weeks in advance and get a prescription for an antiviral medication to start taking a few days before, during, and for a few days following your lip procedure. If you fail to do this, you risk an outbreak, which will most likely remove most or all your implanted color! 

  • Lips are the most sensitive of all procedures, pain-wise.​ We stay ahead of the pain as much as possible by applying more numbing cream as needed. Most people are able to tolerate the initial pain. I assure you, I will give you a break as soon as you tell me to and will apply a more numbing gel to help alleviate the pain.

  • Following the procedure, lips will sting a bit and feel sunburned for 12-24 hours.

  • Then feel super chapped for the duration of the initial healing process.  

  • Once they peel, they will feel really tender, like baby skin.

  • Continue to keep moisturized.​

  • LIPS ALMOST ALWAYS TAKE 2-3+ SESSIONS FOR COMPLETE COLOR. This is a highly active area and the color is easily lost on some people. 

  • Darker Lip Color could take 4-5 sessions, or more.​

​ FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS:

  • FOLLOW-UP WORK IS NOT FREE. PRICES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR MENU PAGE.

  • MULTIPLE FOLLOW-UPS MAY BE NECESSARY OR YOU ONLY MAY NEED ONE. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT.

  • Schedule Follow-ups at twelve (12 ) week intervals, following the date of your initial procedure. This keeps the application dates on track.   

  • 2-3 Weeks prior to your follow-up, check your permanent makeup. If you feel that everything is ok, and you'd rather wait a while, (or if something else comes up) you may reset your appointment.

  • You may change, your date up to one (1) week prior to the date of your next visit. If you need to postpone, just search your emails for "Permetika" to find your most recent confirmation email. You will find a link there to reset your appointment.

PHOTOS

  • Mandatory Before and After photos will be taken for your client file.

  • Your consent form will give you the opportunity to accept or decline the use of your photos on our website, in marketing & training material. 

  • We can make your photos "private" but you must request that we make your photos CONFIDENTIAL.   

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SANITATION, STERILIZATION & SAFETY

  • From the moment we start, you will observe our strict attention to sanitation guidelines throughout the duration of your service. ONLY DISPOSABLE PRODUCTS ARE USED FOR YOUR PROCEDURE. ALL NEEDLES ARE PRE-STERILIZED, ONE-TIME USE FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING! 

  • After each procedure, surfaces are wiped down with virucidal/germicidal agents and draped with plastic barriers.  Disposable gloves are worn and changed any time we need to leave our work area or handle a device or product that's not on the work tray. Following each procedure, disposable parts are inserted into properly labeled containers for proper disposal. All waste material is wrapped up in plastic and properly disposed of. 

Pain, Anxiety & Medications

Pain thresholds are totally different from client to client. Some feel more than others, but the sensation ranges from a plucking feeling, vibration, scratching, but it's rarely unbearable. We prep our client's brows with topical numbing cream throughout the entire process to dull the discomfort. If you have low pain tolerance, it's best if you apply numbing cream for 30-60 minutes beforehand.

  • BY TEXAS STATE LAW, a cosmetic tattoo studio is only allowed to administer Lidocaine at 4% or less without a Medical Director, however, stronger topical applications may be available to you over the counter or online.

  • You may also ask your physician to prescribe a stronger topical that you can apply prior to your procedure.

  • DO NOT RISK APPLYING TO EYELIDS! If the numbing cream reaches the eyes it will burn and could cause a corneal abrasion if it is not flushed properly and immediately.

  • NEVER take sleeping pills prior to your procedure! ​They will NOT help you "relax"!  While you might become sleepy, you could also become combative...  and start swatting me away from your face in your sleep. Trust me on this. It happened!  In the best interest of the client, I actually had to terminate the procedure and drive her home. TRUE STORY!

  • IF YOU TAKE ANYTHING FOR ANXIETY, YOU MUST BRING SOMEONE WITH YOU OR ARRANGE FOR TRANSPORTATION HOME.

NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOOKED YOUR PROCEDURE . . .

Please be sure to return to this page to submit your CLIENT DATA, MEDICAL HISTORY AND HEALTH DECLARATION prior to the day of your appointment. 

Frequently Asked Questions​

IF AFTER READING THROUGH THE TOPICS, YOU HAVE QUESTIONS THAT YOU COULD NOT FIND AN ANSWER TO, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US BY LEAVING US A MESSAGE ON THE 24/7 MESSAGE CENTER  AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK AS SOON AS WE CAN.

There are over 60 pages on this website.

WE DO REALIZE THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION TO CONSIDER, BUT WOULDN'T YOU RATHER KNOW THE DETAILS (IN ADVANCE) THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR OUTCOME? WE HOPE SO. Not all of this information will pertain to you. However, it's important to put it out there so you have the opportunity to read if you choose to.  So for your convenience, we have provided links (in the footer section below) of THE MOST IMPORTANT information.

​When reviewing the information, take notes on topics that affect you. You may also want to set a reminder on your phone or calendar as you go so you don't forget important tips.

  • COMPLIMENTARY COVID HEALTH SCREENING: Our Medical Director is requesting that you check in with her about 24-72 hours prior to your appointment for a quick Covid Screening.​   SEE MORE INFO HERE.

ABOUT BOOKING YOUR APPOINTMENT:​

 

If your schedule normally runs tight.

We do respect your time and we know it's frustrating to have to wait. So if you can, try to book your procedure as the FIRST procedure of the day so can wrap up your appointment on time. Our 10 am spot is the only spot we feel safe in saying that we will be able to start ON TIME, barring Galleria Traffic or any other unforeseen incidents. 

Afternoon Appointments may run late. 

Appointments starting at noon or later may be held up due to a variety of reasons beyond our control. Some cases are more difficult and time-consuming than others. So while we cannot fully anticipate, nor guarantee, when the procedure prior to yours will be finished, as there are numerous things to consider, Just know that we will give you the same attention that you deserve. 

Please educate yourself PRIOR to your appointment.

There are many pros & cons of having any cosmetic procedure, and we are committed to providing as much information as we can to help you become the most informed consumer possible. 
 

BE SURE TO READ THE PLAN AHEADAFTERCARE PAGES. & POLICIES PAGES AND THE OTHER LINKS IN THE FOOTER SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE.

Then a few days prior to your procedure,  read back over these pages again to see if you're ready. 

THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE:

  • PRE-MEDICATION: 

IF YOU HAVE ANY ARTIFICIAL JOINTS AND ARE REQUIRED TO PRE-TREAT WITH ANTIBIOTICS PRIOR TO HAVING YOUR TEETH CLEANED, YOU MUST ALSO PRETREAT PRIOR TO PERMANENT MAKEUP AS WELL. Plan to have your medication ready to go on the day of your procedure.​

  • ALLERGY SKIN TESTING:

If you want an allergy skin test, you must schedule it a minimum of 3-5 days prior to your appointment to allow time for any potential reaction to occur. This step may help circumvent a potential allergic reaction, but is not a guarantee that a future reaction will not occur.  In all the years that we've been in business, we have not had one client present a problem. However, we know it's possible since there are documented cases of allergic reactions, they are just extremely rare. If you have very sensitive skin or suffer from allergic skin reactions, we welcome you to schedule a complimentary test. 

  •  EVER HAD A STAPH INFECTION, MRSA, SEPSIS, OR SHINGLES?

We will need a Doctor's clearance in advance of treatment stating that you are able to have your requested procedure.  IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER HEALTH ISSUES AT ALL, PLEASE DISCUSS THEM WITH YOUR DOCTOR AND PLEASE BRING THEM UP FOR DISCUSSION PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE.​

  • SMOKING

    • Eliminate cigarette smoking completely before and after your procedure. Cigarette smoke (including secondhand smoke) affects your lungs, heart, blood vessels, and the way in which wounds heal. It changes the way topical anesthetics work and can have a profound impact on your results.

    • Do not use any other herbs or supplements prior to your procedure. While some herbs and supplements can contribute to a healthier, longer life, new evidence proves that their benefits are derived mainly by functioning as blood thinners.  However, for our application, using blood thinners prior to your procedure may complicate the application process as well as prolong healing. With this in mind, you should also eliminate alcohol and drugs such as steroids, marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines.

  • SUPPLEMENTS​​

Stop taking any non-prescription dietary supplements, vitamins (other than daily vitamins), or herbal or homeopathic medicine for at least 2-3  weeks prior to your treatment.

TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE

The following recommendations may only make a marginal difference in your outcome, but every little bit helps!

 

  • START TAKING:  ARNICA MONTANA  (pills, not cream)

Arnica Montana helps to prepare the skin by reducing bleeding, swelling & bruising and also helps to speed healing. If you are allergic to Arnica Montana, or unable to take it for any reason,  you may start eating pineapple every day and take Bromelain to help speed healing.

  • Get proper nutrition and rest.

  • PRESCRIPTIONS REQUIRED PRIOR TO PROCEDURES:

  • ANTIBIOTICS: Are required if you've had any joint replacements. 

  • ANTI-VIRAL MEDICATION: THIS is needed for ANY LIP PROCEDURE if you get fever blisters or cold sores. 

  • DIETARY ROUTINE:

    • Drink plenty of water every day. (Our bodies are 70% water, and all of that water needs to be continuously replaced.)

    • Drink eight ounces of water 30 minutes before each meal.

    • Eat five times a day: three meals and two snacks.

    • Eat more fruits and vegetables and less pasta, bread, grains, and cereals.

    • Eat a healthy breakfast.

    • Have a small snack a half hour before exercising.

    • Have a small snack before bedtime.

    • Maintain a healthy diet. and eat a surplus of Green Leafy Vegetables.​

ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE​

  • Continue taking Arnica/Pineapple.

  • Try to get plenty of rest.

  • Do not stay up late or work long hours. 

  • Stop using anti-aging products such as Obagi, and Retin-A, or any other acid or mechanical exfoliators on the area to be treated.

  • LIP PROCEDURES:  If you've ever had a cold sore, (even 1) you'll need to start on an antiviral medication to reduce the chances of a breakout during healing.

3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT  - STOP TAKING:

  • NEVER discontinue PRESCRIBED medication without first consulting your physician. 

  • OTC products that should be eliminated prior to any invasive procedure are as follows:  ​

  • All Blood Thinners... Again, never discontinue any prescriptions w/o asking your doc!
    • Alcohol - It thins the blood, and causes more bleeding.

    • Caffeine - It increases the heart rate, causing more bleeding.  

    • Aspirin or any Aspirin based products, including Baby Aspirin

    • Ibuprofen

    • Motrin

    • Advil

    • Aleve

    • Naproxen

    • Fish

    • Fish Oils 

    • Green Tea Extract, Garlic, Ginkgo Biloba as well as Cayenne Pepper supplements.

    • Vitamin E (Internal Capsules and External topicals as well.) 

    • ANY facial oils. EXCESSIVE CREAMS AND OILS PLUMP UP THE SKIN making it difficult to implant pigment and also can cause less color retention.

 

  • REDUCE VIGOROUS EXCERCISE:  Exercise increases the heart rate, expands pores, and produces sweat. This can cause a loss of color retention. So FOR the BEST RESULTS, please avoid any exercise within 1-2 days prior to your procedure and for 12-14 days following your procedure. If you must exercise, (and I know some of you WILL), do so sparingly .

  • If you must exercise, you must also be willing to accept the fact that your color may fade and additional follow-up sessions may become necessary.

  • Cleanse skin as normal, however, stop using all oils or skin creams in the area to be treated to reduce the amount of oil in the skin. Drier skin holds color better.

  • LASH EXTENSIONS:  If you are having eyeliner, be sure to remove any lash extensions at least 3 days prior to the procedure. 

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE​

  • Refrain from consuming alcohol or caffeine.

  • NO EXERCIZE: (see above).

  • Remember: When cleansing your face only, use cleanser only, rinse and pat dry - DO NOT use Moisturizer on areas to be treated.

  • Remember to keep taking Arnica/Pineapple.

  • GET PLENTY OF REST.

START OF PROCEDURE:

  • During the numbing process, just relax. Being nervous (is expected) but a real waste of energy, because you're about to be amazed!

  • Once the procedure is started, additional topical (as needed) will be applied to help control discomfort.

  • Almost every client agrees that the procedures are much more tolerable than originally anticipated.​​​

  • Having realistic expectations ALSO applies to your appointment time! Creating a "PERMANENT MARK" on someone's face is a complex and personal thing that cannot be rushed. Some people require more time and focus than others... this is just the way it is. Just know that we are committed to providing THE BEST POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE for everyone.​

  • If you have to wait, we ask for your patience while we take good care of the client in the chair.

  • Avoid a TIME CRISIS on your end, by allowing a 3-4 hour window of time to complete your appointment. 

  • Do not plan anything right after your appointment just in case we are running behind.

  • Make a backup plan in case you have lunch or dinner plans.

  • Have someone scheduled as a backup to pick up your kids. 

  • Don't plan any first dates, a speaking engagement, or a walk on the red carpet on the day of your procedure. You have some healing to do!​

ABOUT APPOINTMENT DAY . . .

  • Please do not arrive early. Sufficient time for check in & numbing has been built into your allotted appointment time.

  • Afternoon appointments may run late. So please be patient and wait for your turn in the chair and we will be as devoted to you as we were the client before you. 

  • If you have a tight schedule and need to leave ON TIME, it's best to book your appointment starting at 10:00 am. 

  • REMEMBER - NO CAFFEINE TODAY. NO HEAVY EXERCISE. 

  • You may take TYLENOL before and after the procedure to help minimize pain.  DO NOT TAKE IBUPROFEN OR ALEVE.

  • DO NOT SCHEDULE IMPORTANT APPOINTMENTS TODAY.  SOMETIMES WE RUN LATE AND DON'T WANT ANYONE STRESSING OVER THINGS. 

LASTLY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST! 

Again, relax!  DON'T BE NERVOUS! This is your day to be happy, have fun, and come get treated like the Queen that you are! ​You're in good hands!​ WE LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING YOU! Thank you for taking the time to educate yourself and for your interest in Permetika! ​

Connie & The Team