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Before Your Permanent Makeup Appointment

Before booking a microblading or permanent makeup appoint, it is important to ask these questions.
Am I a good candidate for microblading or permanent makeup?

"Am I a good candidate for microblading or permanent makeup?"

Before booking an appointment, it's important to know whether you are a good candidate for microblading and permanent makeup.

We want to make sure you get great results, which also requires that you follow appropriate pre-care and post-care instructions.

Contraindications
You are not a good candidate if any of the following apply to you:

  • Nursing / Pregnant

  • Diabetes - Type 1

  • Lupus

  • Hepatitis B/C

  • AIDS

  • Active Vitiligo

  • Rosacea

  • Blood Disorders: Sickle Cell, Hemophilia

  • Keloid Formation

  • Mental Disorders

  • Accutane (must be off for 6 months)

  • Steroids (must be off for 6 months)

  • History of MRSA or staph infections

  • Active Skin Disorders: cold sores, shingles, impetigo, psoriasis, pink eye, sun burn, severe acne

Restrictions

To ensure the best treatment results, before an appointment candidates are asked to adhere to the following restrictions:

  • Retinol/Retin-A must be discontinued 7 days prior to procedure. (It will cause the skin to bleed).

  • Injections (Botox, Radiesse, JuvaDerm, Voluma, etc.) must be done at least 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after procedure.

  • Chemical peels and laser treatments may not be done within 60 days before or after procedure.

  • The use of Latisse® must be discontinued at least 3 months prior to your eyeliner procedure

    • Latisse® creates an inflammatory response, causes excess bleeding, and prohibits the eyeliner from healing well.

  • Sunburned or suntanned skin is damaged skin and therefore will cause excessive bleeding.

    • We CANNOT work on sunburned or suntanned skin.

  • We are prohibited from tattooing over moles.

  • You cannot expose the area to the sun for 30 days before or after procedure.

  • Do not schedule this procedure within one week prior to a water vacation.

  • Stay out of steam rooms, saunas, hot yoga, swimming pool, etc. for one week following procedure.

  • Avoid working out or sweating for 1 week post procedure. Sweat will prevent pigment from healing into the skin.

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine 1 day before procedure to minimize any oozing, bleeding or swelling.

  • Do not take coumadin, aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin, fish oil or vitamin E 3 days prior to procedure.

  • Please consult with your physician before stopping any prescribed medical treatments.

Pre-Procedure Instructions for Cosmetic Tattooing

Pre-Procedure Instructions

Eyebrows:

  • If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment.

  • You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape and color you desire.

  • Avoid tweezing, waxing, electrolysis, and coloring your brows for two weeks prior to the procedure. This will allow your technician the most flexibility to achieve optimal results.

  • Please be aware that we will remove your foundation and concealer to determine your true undertones. This is vital for us to choose the right color.

  • We offer several different options of eyebrow pigmentation lasting from several months to several years. (Microblading vs. traditional powder brows). We offer hair strokes, hair strokes with shading, and fully shaded brows. Your specialist will discuss the best options for you depending on your skin type, lifestyle, desired results and desired maintenance.

  • Rest assured, we use the best tools and the best pigments in the industry.

Eyeliner:

  • Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following your eyeliner procedure. Remember to bring your glasses.

  • You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-treated condition.

  • The use of Latisse® must be discontinued at least 3 months prior to your eyeliner procedure. Latisse® produces an inflammatory reaction in the skin, which causes excessive pain and bleeding. If you use Latisse®, your eyeliner will not take properly.

  • Do not use other growth stimulants such as RapidLash®, or RevitaLash® for at least one week prior to or one week after your eyeliner procedure.

  • Lash extensions must be removed completely before your eyeliner procedure. If you have lash extensions, we will not be able to do your eyeliner. Lash extensions pose a danger to your eyes during the permanent makeup procedure.

Lips:
If you have any history of cold sores, fever blisters, or herpes simplex, you must contact your physician to obtain and take the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks for at least 4 days before and after the procedure. 

Scalp Micropigmentation:

  • 2 days before - Don’t consume alcohol at least 48 hours before the procedure. Alcohol is a blood thinner, making you bleed more. Avoid medication, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, as well. These also increase the risk of bleeding because they prevent the blood from clotting. Tea, coffee, and energy drinks are also blood thinners.

  • The night before - Get a good night’s sleep to make sure you’re in good shape for the operation. And make sure you’re properly hydrated atleast a day prior to allow your skin to accept the ink better. Exfoliate your scalp to remove any dead skin cells.

  • The day of - Have a hearty breakfast on the day of your procedure to build your stamina. Wash your head also since it’ll be a while before you can take a shower after getting the tattoo. Don’t exercise or use any oily, waxy products on your head. The excess oil can prevent the pigment from retaining.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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