Please READ ENTIRE page to ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Are you a good candidate?
Permanent Makeup is NOT recommended for any clients that are or have:
• Pregnant or nursing
• Diabetic (consult your doctor)
• Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
• Have used Accutane in the past year
• Viral infections and/or diseases
• Pacemaker or major heart problems
• Organ transplant
• Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
• Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
• Prone to Keloids
• Botox in the past 2 weeks
Day of Procedure
Before we begin the procedure, we will sit down and work together with a brow pencil to customize a symmetrical shape, allowing us both to agree on the best natural shape to fit the bone structure and desired look. When choosing a color, it is recommended to go lighter until we see the healed results...we can always go darker at the touch up...we CANNOT go lighter. It is not required for your eyebrows to be shaved and does not damage your natural hair. The pigment will be implanted into the eyebrow area using a wide range of high quality, hypoallergenic, permanent makeup pigments and sterilized needles. To keep discomfort to a minimum, an anesthetic is used before, during and after the procedure. The entire process takes approximately 2 hours and there is no down time required.
• No other person(s) are allowed in the procedure room during treatment.
• Please do not bring children or pets to your appointment.
• Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, it is advised not to make social plans for the same day.
PLEASE NOTE: When you leave the studio your eyebrow enhancements are intact. That is the job of the technician. There are NO GUARANTEES made as to how your body will heal them. If they fade, blur or not take good, that is the result of the clients skin type and lifestyle...not a result of the technique or the technician. It is impossible to know how the clients skin will heal. This is a potential risk all clients take when consenting to any type of procedure. NOT everyone is a good candidate for this procedure. How long it lasts or how quickly it fades depends on the individual and can vary from 6 months to 3 years. A touch up may or may not be required between 6-12 weeks after the initial procedure. Pigment retention and how well they heal depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, immune system, medications, lifestyle and other factors. Color Refreshers are recommended once a year to prevent natural fading.
Applies to both Initial Procedure and Touch-up(s)
• Wash your hair the night before or day of the procedure prior to your appointment as you cannot wet your brows for 7-14 days until the scabs fall off.
• Do not work out the day of the procedure.
• Do not tan or have a sunburned face.
• Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure.
• Avoid alcohol, caffeine or energy drinks 2 days before the procedure. This will minimize any bleeding during the procedure or swelling after the procedure.
• Please note that you will be hyper-sensitive to any discomfort during your menstrual cycle.
• If unwanted hair is normally removed in the area to be treated, i.e.; tweezing or waxing, the hair removal should be done at least 48 hours prior to your procedure. Electrolysis should not be done within 5 days of the procedure. Do not resume any method of hair removal for 14 days after the procedure.
• If eyebrows are normally dyed, do not have that procedure done within 48 hours of this procedure. Wait 2 weeks after the eyebrow procedure before dying brows.
• Clients with darker skin, please know that the hair strokes will not appear as defined or as dark as lighter skin types due to the difference in contrast and skin color already being naturally darker.
• If you wear contact lenses, do not wear your lenses to your appointment.
For 14 days following application of permanent cosmetics:
• 4-5 Hours after the procedure, clean the area with sterile water and a cotton pad or gauze and allow to air dry. (Boil water to sterilize, wait to cool down and wipe)
• DO NOT wet treated area, at all whatsoever.
• DO NOT work out! Your eyebrows WILL fade very fast due to the production of salt/sweat. Salt is used to remove permanent makeup. Water, sweat and oil on hair stroke lines can cause the pigment to blur or spread.
• DO NOT use cleansers, creams, make up, chemicals or any other products on the treated area and absolutely NO Neosporin.
• DO NOT soak treated area in bath, swimming pool or hot tub. Do not swim in fresh, salt or chlorinated pool water. Chlorine WILL cause the pigments to fade or change in color. It is recommended to apply the Vaseline to the treated area prior to swimming after healed to prevent the chlorine water/salt water from penetrating the area.
• DO NOT rub, scrub, scratch or pick at the epithelial crust (scab); allow it to flake off and naturally exfoliate off on its own. Picking can cause scarring or infection.
• AVOID sleeping on your stomach and sides for the first 14 days.
• NO facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
• DO NOT expose treated area to the sun or tanning bed.
• Use total sun block after the procedure area is healed to delay premature fading of pigment color.
• DO NOT use Neosporin.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Colors appear darker, bolder and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure. This is due to color remaining in the outermost epidermal layers of skin at the start. Color softens within a few days during the healing process as the upper layers of epidermis slough and are replaced by new epidermal cells. The area will shed, taking some color with it, this is normal and common in all Permanent Makeup applications. The area will begin to oxidize and take on it's true color over the first 6 weeks. A touch-up may or may not be necessary 6 weeks after the initial procedure. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete (6 wks).
IF THE AFTER CARE IS NOT FOLLOWED PROPERLY, IT WILL BE UP TO OUR DISCRETION IF WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON YOU IN THE FUTURE. THIS IS AN INVESTMENT ON YOUR FACE AND THE AFTER CARE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCEDURE.
Approximate Daily Healing Schedule for
Permanent Cosmetics Eyebrows
Your brows are approximately 20-40% darker, bolder, and more sharply defined than your healed result. Under the pigment, the skin is red and pigment has been deposited into the layer of skin containing dead skin cells; combined giving the appearance of darker color. There may be minimal swelling but because typically the eyebrow area does not retain much fluid, swelling will be limited. The top layers of skin will begin to shed on about day 3-5, and you will see a loss of color. This is normal please DO NOT scratch or pick!
Your eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised.
DO NOT Scratch!
The skin is now rapidly exfoliating and will shed evenly if left alone. The color under the exfoliating skin will continue to appear light until the epidermis takes on its more transparent characteristics.
Your scabs should have naturally shed by now. You may resume washing your face regularly. Your strokes will appear very light, this is normal, you can now apply make up to your brows and resume your normal brow care i.e. waxing/tweezing.
Day 42+ (6+ Weeks):
Now is the time to critique your brows, the tattoo has now become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis.
Long Term Care
While permanent makeup pigment remains in the dermis its beauty-span may be influenced by several possible factors. These factors can include sun exposure, medications, lifestyle, immune system etc. Every individual heals different, there is no telling how your body will heal. The Microblading technique/application of pigment is deposited at the dermal level and is likely to require a touch-up.
• Use a good sunscreen, sun exposure will prematurely fade your permanent cosmetics.
• If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your permanent cosmetics.
• The use of RetinA/Tretinoin or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used regularly on the forehead area will cause the permanent makeup to the eyebrow area to fade prematurely.
• The use of chemical peels and acid peels regularly on the forehead region can also cause eyebrow tattoos to fade prematurely.
• Smoking WILL cause the pigment to fade prematurely and anesthetics will not last as long.
Antacids, thyroid, and anxiety medications have been reported as interfering with permanent makeup either by affecting retention or shifting the pigment to an undesirable tone. Remember, everything we eat and drink have their own chemical structure and the electron ends that are unattached or free, may get attached to other compounds inside the body forming a new molecule that may show a different color spectrum. With that info, an educated client may have better expectation and know that he/she may need more frequent adjustments than others. Please avoid these procedures at least a month prior to important life events such as weddings, vacations etc.. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances.
The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be. Mature clients may need an additional one or two weeks healing for the final results to appear. The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetic procedures.