Please ensure you have read our policies prior to booking an appointment with us.
Microblading/Permanent Makeup Contraindications:
- Pregnant or Nursing
- Sick (cold, flu, etc..)
- Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 - Not Recommended for Microblading (redheads/pale skin/pink skin undertone/light eyes)
Due to hypersensitivity and bleeding (in most cases) skin does not take the pigment well.
- Oily or Severely Oily Skin - Not Recommended for Microblading (The hair strokes will appear more blended, solid or not retain at all)
- Large pores on your forehead & in the brow are - Not Recommended for Microblading (Pigment will blur/blend in large pores looking powdered)
- Super thin/vascular sun damaged skin - Absolute NO for Microblading.
- Deep wrinkles in the brow area
(The Hair Strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the brow an uneven look)
- Any Blood diseases including Anemia
- Viral infections and/or diseases
- A Pacemaker or major heart problems
- Had an Organ transplant
- Tendency towards keloid scarring
- Skin irritations, Psoriasis, Eczema or Dermatitis in or around the eyebrows
(Chronic shedding, bumps, redness, irritation or flaking of the skin in the eyebrow area, rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
- MRSA-Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
- Had Botox in the past 3 weeks
- Used Accutane in the past year
- If you are knowingly under the influence of drugs or any mood altering drugs/medications
- Have any Thyroid (Hyper/Hypo) related condition that requires any medication (ie: Synthroid ). Medications WILL cause the pigment not to retain properly.
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Diabetes type 1 & 2(prone to slow healing & Infection)
- If you come in with a Tan (no sun 30 days before & 30 days after) Pigments implanted in TAN skin WILL Heal Darker, Appear Ashy and WILL NOT look like hair strokes).
- Have piercing in the brow area or scar from piercing in the brow area.
- Have upcoming vacations or special occasions planned.
- Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Benzocaine etc..)
- Had Chemical peel in the past 60 days
- If your body runs hot
- Platelet Disorders-Aggregation Disorders
An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop the bleeding from a damaged blood vessel.
- Autoimmune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus or the like)
(Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain)
- If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain
- Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
- NO alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
- Avoid sun and tanning 30 days prior to procedure.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
- Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure.
- Discontinue Retin-A 4 weeks prior.
- Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure.
- Waxing treatments should be performed no less than 3 days prior to your enhancement.
- No brow waxing or tinting two weeks before.
- Refrain from mood-altering drugs for at least 24 hours prior to any procedure.
- Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
- No doctor prescribed medication should ever be discontinued without first consulting your physician.
Permanent Makeup Post-Care
- Keep the area completely dry for 10 days .
- Apply ointment up to 1-3 times a day.
- Apply the aftercare ointment given (for the amount of days recommended by your artist) with freshly washed hands.
- DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate. Picking can cause infection, scarring and pigment loss!
- COMPLETELY avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper pigmentation and scarring.
- Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 3 weeks.
- Avoid sweating for a full 10 days. Any physical effort, gym, hot weather, any other activity that may cause sweating through or on the brows will expel pigment from the dermis producing poor results.
- Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days.
- Keep your bangs and hair pulled back from your face for the first 10 days.
- NO makeup or skincare products to be used on the treated area for two weeks.
- NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
- After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading.
- Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 4 weeks after your procedure.
- Avoid Retin-A, Chemical Peels and Microderms around the brow area once healed.