Lynn and Kristin Duncan's World Class Permanent Makeup Artistry | Delafield, WI  (262) 470-0077
Chicagoland/Grayslake, IL (312) 550-1473

Pre-Care & Post-Care Instructions

3D Permanent Eyebrows FAQ - Kristin Duncan

3-D Hairstroke Eyebrow Procedure

Very Important...

If you are interested in scheduling a 3-D Hairstroke Eyebrow Procedure with Kristin, please know that she CANNOT do your procedure if you have already had permanent makeup eyebrows done by someone else and still have pigment on them. Your permanent makeup will have to be lasered off of your brows in order to prepare for Kristin to re-do them. If you do not laser off the old pigment, the 3-D hairstrokes cannot be done as it will result in a less than satisfactory result. Kristin will reserve the right to refuse service to you, for your own good, if this is the case. You will also forfeit your $50 deposit, as well, for the lost appointment time.

You may, if this is the case, decide to have a soft, powder-filled eyebrow procedure done by Kristin instead during this same appointment, and not forfeit your $50 deposit.

Kristin cannot work on clients who:

...Have had eyebrows done by someone else (due to the use of different carbon-inks)

...Are pregnant or nursing (and must wait at least 3 months post delivery/nursing)

...Have had eyebrow transplants

...Have eczema, dermatitis, active blemishes or any type of skin irritation in the brow area

...Have an eyebrow piercing (still in brow)

...Have had a organ transplant requiring the use of anti-rejection medications

...Have a current tan (no sun on brow area 30 days before or 30 days after "3-D" brow procedure

...Either currently bleaches or lightens the eyebrow hair

Please Note...

Again, Kristin's 3-D hairstroke signature brows will NOT work well over dark, solid, mis-shaped, mis-colored, mis-placed, or carbon-based pigments.

Kristin can perform her 3-D signature hairstroke eyebrow procedure following your laser treatments. However, please know that lasering off your old brow color does scar the brow area skin and your final results may indicate this reality.

If you have already had your eyebrows done by another technician, and would rather not bother with lasering sessions to remove the old pigment, Kristin can most certainly re-do your brows by utilizing her powder-filled/shading techniques, right over your pigmented eyebrows (same pricing) of course, usually there is generally more work involved in re-doing and/or correcting someone else's previous work and this is why the fee for service will be the same if not more costly than a "new" procedure. Only Kristin's former clients qualify for her "color boost" prices. Once Kristin works on your procedure, you are then considered to be her client and qualify for her color boost prices.

Pre-Care Rules

.....IF you are someone who must premedicate with antibiotics one hour PRIOR to leaving your home when you go to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned, then you will need to also premedicate with your same antibiotics, same dosage, one hour PRIOR to coming in for your permanent makeup procedures. This includes ALL permanent makeup procedures, the initial procedure, all touch-up procedures, and all color boost procedures. If you do not premedicate PRIOR to coming in for your appointment, you will need to reschedule and forfeit your $50 deposit, due to lost appointment time. (If this paragraph seems even remotely confusing to you, then it does not pertain to you, and you may entirely disregard.)

.....No permanent makeup procedures can be performed on women who are either pregnant or nursing.

.....If you are currently under a doctor's care for a medical condition, you will be required to bring in a "permission slip" indicating that it would be safe for you to have permanent makeup done.

.....No sun, sweating, or tanning prior to the procedure or after the procedure for 10 days. Do not have a tan or sunburn on your face prior to your procedure. The tanned skin will exfoliate away and pull along with it, your permanent makeup pigment. Please do not show up to your appointment with a sunburn as you will be required to reschedule and forfeit your $50 deposit as a result.


.....No working out the day of the procedure as the body heat expands the pores. The sweat from your work out can prematurely fade the pigmented area during the first ten days following your permanent makeup treatment.

.....Do not sleep on your face during the lst 10 days post procedure.

.....No aspirin, niacin, Vitamin E, fish oil and/or ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48 hours prior to your procedure. You may take Tylenol.

.....No Botox 2 weeks prior or 2 weeks post procedure.

.....No Accutane use for 1 entire year prior to a procedure! This is because Accutane makes the skin tissue-paper thin. Thus, the skin can easily tear, scar and/or pigment migration may also result from this extremely thin skin caused by Accutane.

.....Avoid alcohol the evening prior to the procedure.

.....No Retin-A or Retinols for 7 days prior to your procedure and avoid using on or around the area for 30 days post procedure. If used 30 days prior to your procedure, it can cause the pigments to fade prematurely. If you resume using the Retin-A or Retinols 30 post procedure, please know that continued use will fade your permanent makeup prematurely. So, yes, you may use Retinols safely, just not on or too close to your permanent makeup site.

.....Oily-skinned clients will generally have "softer" permanent makeup results. For instance, eyebrows may end up looking more solid (but soft-looking) than stroked, which is very pretty. However, if 3-D eyebrows are your goal, you may end up requiring additional procedures.

.....Darker-skinned clients will notice that their permanent makeup will not appear as pronounced as lighter-skinned clients.

....No pimples, blemishes, cold sores, or irritation on the skin of any type, can be in the pathway of the permanent makeup to be performed. No moles, skin tags, or other bumps or lumps in the skin can be in the pathway of the permanent makeup to be performed. Either the skin will have to heal from the skin irritation or the moles, skin tags or lumps/bumps will need to be removed prior to a procedure. Permanent makeup cannot be performed until these problem areas are resolved and/or fully healed.

.....No swimming in salt water or chlorine for 2 weeks following your procedure.  It is recommended to cover the permanent site(s) with vaseline prior to swimming in the future to help  prevent the water elements from fading the color.

3-D Eyebrows

.....Do come into your appointment with your eyebrows drawn on (optional) if you'd like to do so and please bring your eyebrow pencil along with you.

.....No waxing your eyebrows 72 hours prior to your procedure. It is best to wait 1 week post procedure to wax them again.

.....Eyebrows will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften during the week post procedure. Hair strokes will appear crisp and bold at first, too, but will also soften up as the tissue heals

.....Previously done eyebrows may take 1-3 treatments to achieve the desired result. Scar tissue in the area of brows which were done multiple times WILL require additional procedures and fees will apply.

Some Residual Swelling Is Normal

Some residual swelling is normal for ALL procedures.  Some clients may have no swelling at all while others may have much more. This is very individualized; everyone's skin is very different. 

Whatever you do...please do NOT pick at or rub your new "3-D" eyebrows!   If you do, you will most definitely remove needed color!

The newly treated area may appear uneven, dry, itchy, tender, red and irritated.  This is all normal; no need for concern. And, again, everyone is different...some people notice it...and some others...not so much.  Whether you do or don't, it's no need for concern, it's all individualized and all normal. Each day these symptoms will dissipate. 

Also, you will notice that the color will fade/soften anywhere from 10-50% as it heals.  Again, this is normal and to be expected.  The loss of color, too, is individualized. Your touch-up appointment will fill in the faded areas. 

Color Refreshers/Color Boosts

Color boosts are recommended every 1-1/2 - 2 years in order to maintain a fresh "3-D" hairstroke appearance.  Again, as your brow procedure ages, the hairstrokes soften up and eventually resemble a soft, powder-filled eyebrow procedure.  This aging/softening process is universal with all permanent makeup procedures, not just the "3-D" eyebrow procedure.