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Pre-Procedure Instructions

All permanent cosmetic procedures are multi session processes. You may need to come back for at least one touch-up visit before it can be determined that your work is complete. It is recommended that Touch-up visits are scheduled within 4-6 weeks.

Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be larger, sharper, brighter and darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition for the wet pigment to dry to a soft powder form, approximately 7-10 days.

While these injected tones may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, it will not always remain a perfect match. Injected tones are constant, while your own skin tones will vary depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun and circulatory changes. For example, if you tan your skin and had a scar camouflaged, your surrounding skin will be darker in appearance than the treated area.

Permanent cosmetic procedures normally require multiple treatment sessions. For best results, clients will be required to return for at least one retouch procedure, usually between four and six weeks after the initial procedure.
Be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the procedure. This will subside and become lighter as the tissue heals. This process can take up to ten days.
Advice for all permanent cosmetic procedures
 Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may be swollen or red, it is advised not to make social plans for the same day.
 Please inform your technician if you have taken aspirin, Ibuprofen or Coumadin within the two days leading up to procedure.
 Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.
 Do not drink alcohol the night before your treatment.
 Any waxing should be performed at least 48 hours before the procedure:
Electrolysis no less than five days before the procedure.
 Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for two weeks prior to the
procedure.


Eyeliner procedures
 Any eyelash tinting or eyelash perming should be carried out no sooner than 1 week before or two weeks after the procedure.
 Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes feel comfortable. (This is normally 24 hours after the procedure).
 You may have some swelling, as a safety precaution, we recommend that you have someone available to drive you home.


Lipliner/Colour
 If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex), we advise you to contact your doctor to obtain the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks.
 Alternatively, obtain herpes medication for example Zovirax from your local chemist and use one week before and one week after your procedure. This can help minimise an outbreak.
 Permanent cosmetic procedures do not cause cold sores, however if you carry the virus, it lays dormant in the body and can be aroused by the procedure.
 Lip wax or bleaching treatments should not be undertaken for at least a two- week period preceding your permanent cosmetic procedure.

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  • "What a great experience! Relaxing and very professional gem right in the heart of Poway. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!"
    Vera L., Poway, CA
  • "Great experience! I did a purifying facial with fruit enzymes at SDIM spa and scheduled my appointment for multi acid peel� prices are really reasonable))"
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  • "Amazing service, fabulous products, best facial and lashes in San Diego!"
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  • ""I like how Dr. Cutler is very calm and gentle with the Botox and Dermal filler procedure. I didn't feel any pain. The place is very beautiful and the receptionist is friendly.""
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  • "My procedure was a permanent makeup (eyeliner) with Julia. We conversed about my preference and the end result I wanted to achieve. She Accomplished the look I was hoping for!!
    I was delighted with the outcome immediately! Her technique & skills were precise & gentle.
    I've had this procedure done in the past (other spas) & had severe puffiness & swelling and not quite the outcome I wanted. Not so with Julia.
    Slight swelling only. I definitely would recommend Julia to others."
    Teri P.
  • "Love my lashes!!! Julia is the most AMAZING lash artist out in the San Diego area. After struggling to find a lash artist who could provide volume and consistency, I found Julia. My lashes always last 3 weeks or longer and never look to sparse between sets! Quality lashes and quick fills! By far, most highly recommended lash tech"
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  • "Upon entering, I was enchanted with the pristine, non clinical, yet professional look of SDIM. Beautiful, clean, tranquil turquoise and white. Julia was calm, professional and answered my 100 questions. I was afraid of a needle near my eyes for the permanent eyeliner and her demeanor relaxed all of my fears. This is the day after and so far, so good!
    I would recommend Julia for her precision and ability to calm the terrified!"
    Cat V.
  • "I have to say he is one of the best doctors out there. He actually listens to what I have to say. He also does his best to fix all the problems I come to him for. I feel like he knows what he is talking about as apposed to some other doctors I have had who don't know what I'm talking about. He also takes his time and is very thorough. Most doctors I have had don't spend a lot of time in the room. He does. He actually wants to fix the problem and not get through his patients as fast as he can. I'm definitely going back and I'm going to recommend him to all of my friends."
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  • "I have had my eyelashes done multiple times by Julia and she is great! She is very fast and every time it turns out great! I have gotten my lashes done many time in the past and this is hands down my favorite place! The spa is super clean and professional and offer many other services! I would highly recommend it!"
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  • "SDIM is a special business. Dr. Cutler has made an inviting space here for San Diegans to feel at home. My experience included Dr. Cutler staying after hours for me and went above and beyond the call of duty in the name of good business while supporting excellent customer satisfaction. For those lucky enough to live in Poway or in the general San Diego area, I highly recommend giving this business a chance to earn your business and I believe you'll be their next five-star review. Their prices seem to be most competitive in town too, I came all the way from downtown after vetting many other practices in San Diego and am glad I took the time to research and make the drive to Poway to visit San Diego Integrative Medicine."
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