Pre-Care Instructions for Brow Procedures
Please make sure you read the following instructions to assure the best results for your procedure:
- It is very important to refrain from all alcohol, aspirin, or aspirin products, such as blood thinners, Ibuprofen (Advil) and Aleve for 24 hours prior to your appointment. The only product for aches and pain that will not make you bleed is Tylenol.
- Please refrain from Vitamin E and fish oil capsules for 7 days prior to your procedure.
ALL of the above medication (with the exception of Tylenol) may make you bleed excessively. Excessive bleeding during the procedure will negatively affect the longevity of your semi-permanent makeup application. In some cases, the application will need to be prematurely stopped.
- Do not use Botox in the forehead and eye area 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
- Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion or other invasive facials 3 weeks prior to procedure.
- Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products 2 weeks prior to procedure.
- Discontinue prescription Retin-A products 3 weeks prior to your procedure.
- Do not tint, thread, tweeze or wax your eyebrows 5 days prior to your procedure.
- Do not tan 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
- Please avoid energy drinks & coffee for 24 hours prior to your appointment. Not having caffeine in your system will help you to relax much more easily, as well as help to relax the facial muscles in the areas I will be working on.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you.
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"Very impressed with my experience with Mary! Doing anything permanent, especially on your face, can be very scary. My first impression with Mary made me confident I was ready. She is so welcoming, explains everything and answers all your questions. Mary is very confident and it shows through her work. She made me extremely comfortable. After spending ten minutes with her I felt as if she was a friend I’d known for years. She did an amazing job at designing the shape for my eyebrows and made sure both were perfect. I am absolutely in love with them! I get compliments everywhere I go! I would highly recommend her to anyone. Five stars!" - Hannah Larson
"I am so happy that I found Merry! I thought I was interested in Microblading, but after coming across Merry's site, I saw that she had better and more options to fix my sorry looking brows! Her technique makes your brows look natural and not overdone or fake. As some of the other reviews stated, it really does feel like you are hanging out with a pal when you are in Merry's hands. She makes you feel at home and comfortable and her place is so cozy! She spends a lot of time analyzing your face shape and how the brows should be in order for them to be fantastic and match your face! I am very pleased with the services I have received at The Raised Brow!" - Anna Addington
"Merry works absolute magic and always puts her clients first. She has been more than kind to me since February, this year, after a butch microblading job (done by another artist) and has never gave up on helping me gain my confidence back. I am more than grateful for her and her competence and owe to her more than I can state. If you’re looking for someone who is both loyal and skillful at their trade, look nowhere else. Merry is simply the best!" - Anna Bertie
"I had done a lot of research online so I knew what to expect before, during and after the process. What I wasn’t sure of was where to go and whether to get powder brows, micro-bladed brows or a combination. Merry walked me thru the decision (combination) and helped me pick the perfect shape and color. She really worked hard to map and align the brows perfectly! I didn’t feel a thing during the procedure but did take Advil that evening just in case. I am so, so happy I made the decision to do my brows and also very thankful for Merry as she is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled expert in the field. The bonus was we chatted and laughed thru the entire process!!!" - Renee Abe
"Merry is so professional and thoroughly explains procedures and post procedure self care. She provides a written dialogue of any questions and a packet of cleansing wipes ,moisturizers and q-tips for aftercare that is complete!! Her attention to detail is impeccable... Just like the cleanliness, esthetics,decor and ambiance of her studio. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY BROWS!!" - Leslie Ramsay
"Not only is Merry second to none in what she does, but she also explains the process very well and goes out of her way to make sure you're comfortable and that you get what you want. The experience for me was WONDERFUL. Not only do I have the lips I've always wanted, but I now have a new best friend! Thank you, Merry!!" - Donna S.
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The Raised Brow - Permanent Makeup Services in Richmond, VA. Serving Mechanicsville, VA and Surrounding Counties. Services include Signature Shade & Strokes Brows, Microblading, Feather Hair Strokes, Shading, Powder Brows, Permanent Eyeliner, Lash Enhancement, Lip Blush, Lash Tinting, Lash Lifts, Lacquer Brow Lamination, Facials & Tattoo Removal (Li-FT and PhiRemoval).