FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Who is NOT an eligible candidate for Permanent Makeup?

  • Pregnant or nursing
  • History of keloids or hypertrophic scarring
  • Diabetic (requires doctors clearance)
  • Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Organ transplant
  • Skin irritation or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Botox in the past two days
  • Accutane in the past year
  • Heart Conditions, uncontrollable high blood pressure, poor general health.
  • Any treatments, medications, or illness that compromises the immune system/healing would make you not a good candidate for micro pigmentation procedure.

***All Permanent Cosmetic services require a prior consult via phone or in person, before booking***

Prior to your Permanent Cosmetic Appointment

-To ensure best results, please make sure your health is in good condition-

  • 72 hours before and after your permanent cosmetic appointment: avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibruprofen
  • One week before : stop taking the following supplements (Vitamin E, B6, Omega 3, Gingko Biloba, St. Johns Wort) as they contribute to thinning the blood and may affect anesthetic efficiency. You may resume taking your vitamins 72 Hours after.
  • The day of your appointment : Avoid caffeine and exercise. Caffeine can cause sensitivity and more bleeding, which results in less color retention. Wash your hair in the morning as you will need to avoid the shower for the following day after. Baths are recommended. 
  • Pigments during micro-blading are not implanted as deep into the skin as a traditional tattoo, or even micro pigmentation with a electric permanent makeup device. This allows for healed results of very fine, thin and crisp hair lines, however, results do not last as long as traditional methods. A color boost is required usually between 18-24 months. 
  • A touch-up may be required 12 months or sooner for oily-skinned clients, those who tan often or often expose serviced areas to certain chemicals (facials, chemical peels, chlorine, anti aging products, make-up etc). Pigment retention varies depending on skin type, age, after care, immune system, medications, certain chemicals, and the type of pigments used
  • For Eyeliner: if you have Eyelash Extensions, please understand it is impossible to maintain the integrity of your extensions entirely while performing a sanitary service. If this is worrisome to you, you have the option to have them removed, several days before your appointment.                                                                                                         ***Do not expect to replace your eyelash extensions until 10 plus days after***
  • If you use an Eyelash Enhancement product, like ‘Lash Boost’ or ‘Latisse’, Please stop using the product a minimum of 7 days prior to your appointment and do not continue using again until 6 weeks after.
  • Do not wear contact lenses on the day of service and expect to avoid eyedrops for 7 days after your appointment unless your drops are medically critical for your eye heath. 
  • For Lips: You should avoid eating too much salty foods, and exposure to sun or wind leading up to your appointment to keep your lip skin as healthy as possible. 
  • Be sure to eat before you arrive for your appointment. Your lips will be numbed during the procedure and eating may be difficult for the first few hours after.
  • Expect to drink all liquids with a straw and avoid eating salty or acidic foods for 7 days after.
  • If you have ever had a Cold Sore or Fever Blister on your lips in the past, you must start an Antiviral Meditation prescribed by a doctor 5 days before the appointment. Over the counter remedies won’t be effective and may remove the color from your lips if used after your procedure.

After Care Instructions

NO EXERCISE : 2 DAYS PRIOR – 2 WEEKS AFTER.

Exercise increases the heart rate and expands pores and produces sweat. All effects promote a loss of color retention. So for best results please avoid 1-2 days before the procedure, and for 12-14 days following your procedure.

NO TANNING, NO SCRUBBING: 2 MONTHS

Please do not tan for one month prior and for one month following the procedure. Tanning is detrimental to the procedure. No exfoliants or hard scrubbing to the serviced area for 2 months, because even though the skin is healed on the outside, it is still healing on the inside. Do not disturb the healing process.

NO DIRTY WORK & NO TOUCHING: 2 WEEKS 

Lawn mowing, gardening, etc should wait until outer healing is complete! 

Keep your HANDS OFF!! 

Touching your tattoo could introduce bacteria into the open area which could cause an infection.

NO MAKEUP, LOTIONS, SOAP, WATER : 2 WEEKS NO CHEATING 

It could result in an infection and loss of color.

SLEEP ELEVATED or PROPPED UP : 1 WEEK

If you sleep on the treated area, you will lose color and also stain your sheets. So prevention is important. You may find that a travel neck pillow comes in quite handy after permanent makeup.

NO NORMAL SHOWERING & SWIMMING : 2 WEEKS

Please understand that chlorinated and salt water will discolor and/or totally remove your pigment. You should do your best to take a bath with lukewarm water NOT HOT WATER, the steam of the hot water will promote color loss. 
I have found it easiest to take a bath and avoid your face area completely. 

However, if a shower is best suited for your needs, please avoid letting the stream of the shower head aim directly at your face.

After your bath, wash the lower part of your face as normal, avoiding your forehead or serviced areas. 

Use a damp cotton round or wash cloth and carefully wet your forehead or serviced areas. 

Put face wash on the round and carefully remove dirt and oil. 

It is best to face directly down at the sink so the water/facewash doesn’t run down onto your tattoo.

 

NEVER EVER EVER PICK, PEEL, RUB, SCRATCH, OR PULL ON SKIN THAT IS FLAKING OFF. 

YOU SHOULD ALLOW IT TO HEAL, AND FALL OFF NATURALLY.

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