Please READ ENTIRE page to ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure. It is critical to follow all before/aftercare instructions to prevent infection, scarring and to achieve optimum results.
Please read carefully!
PLEASE NOTE: If you have previous tattoos you must submit photos prior to requesting an appt.
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.)
• Botox for 3 weeks before procedure (may resume 3 weeks after)
• Chemical peals 60 days before procedure (may resume 60 days after)
• Retinols/Retin-A's: Must be OFF all Retinols/Retina-A, Acid containing products 30 days prior to procedure and for at least 30 days or more after the procedure
Day of Procedure
Before we begin the procedure, we will sit down and work together with a brow pencil to customize a shape that compliments your facial features, allowing us to agree on the best shape to fit your natural bone structure and desired look. When choosing a color, it is recommended to go with a more natural color until we see the healed results. We will select a color that best matches your natural complexion and skin tone, keeping in mind undertones and skin conditions. This procedure does not require any tweezing, waxing, plucking or shaving of the eyebrows and does not damage the brow 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, topical anesthetics are used before, during and after the procedure. The entire process takes approximately 2 hours and there is no downtime required.
• No other person(s) are allowed in the procedure room during treatment.
• Please do not bring children or pets to your appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: For the first 10-14 days, eyebrows will appear darker, bolder, and thicker due to the scab formation and the skin's natural healing process of the immune system. This is common and to be expected for all permanent cosmetic procedures. Please see "Approximate Daily Healing Schedule"
Applies to all procedures; Touch-Ups and Color Refreshers
• No caffeine, alcohol or energy drinks 2 days before the procedure.
• 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.
• Please note that you will be hypersensitive to any discomfort during your menstrual cycle.
• No tweezing/waxing at least 48 hours before the procedure. Electrolysis should be done no less than 5 days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for 14 days after the procedure.
• Eyebrow tinting should be done or removed no sooner than 48 hours before or after the procedure.
•Wash your hair before the procedure. You will not be able to wet your brows for 10-14 days so if you could go 2-3 days between hair washes that would be great for your aftercare. You will be provided with clear visors to use when you shower to help keep your brows dry.
PLEASE BE AWARE: The result of the procedure is depending on the following: Medication and health conditions, Skin Conditions – i.e. oily and poor skin, very dry/flaky skin, sun-damaged skin, loose or laxed skin, Natural skin undertones, Alcohol intake and smoking, general stress, immune system, poor diet and not following the aftercare instructions, may affect your healed results.
For 10-14 days following application of permanent cosmetics:
• ONLY on the same day as the procedure: Clean the area with aftercare pads provided or sterile water and a clean cotton pad. Allow to air dry and repeat every 2-3 hours. To sterilize water bring a small amount of water to a boil for 5 minutes, wait for it to cool down. Take a clean cotton ball or gauze and use the sterile water to wipe your brows. The next day of the procedure, you will begin the 10-14 dry heal.
• DO NOT wet treated area, at all whatsoever. You will be provided with protective visors for showering. It would be best to cleanse your face with a washcloth or wipes during these 10-14 days to avoid any splashing on your eyebrows.
• DO NOT work out or use a sauna. Your eyebrows will fade prematurely due to the production of sweat/salt. Water, sweat, or oil on hair stroke lines can cause the pigment to blur or spread. If you work out regularly (3-7 days a week), your eyebrows WILL fade very fast due to the production of salt/sweat. Salt is used to remove permanent makeup.
• DO NOT use cleansers, creams, makeup, 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 water. Chlorine will cause the pigments to fade or shift in color. It is recommended to apply the Vaseline to the treated area prior to swimming after healed to prevent the chlorine/salt water from penetrating the area.
• DO NOT rub, scrub, scratch or pick at the epithelial layer (scab); you must allow the scabbing process to exfoliate naturally on its own. Picking can cause scarring or infection and will affect your overall retention of the pigment.
• AVOID sleeping on your stomach and sides for the first 10 days.
• NO facials, Botox, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion for 3 weeks before or after.
• DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun or tanning bed. If you know you will be in the sun for extended periods of time you must wear a brimmed hat.
• Use total sunblock after the procedure area is healed to delay premature fading of pigment color.
• After the scabs have fully shed you may continue the use of makeup on the procedure area with new makeup. It is important to be aware that all used makeup contains bacteria. If using a brow pencil, please be sure to sharpen it to a brand new point. It is recommended to wash all makeup brushes with antibacterial soap.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Brows 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 the 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 Cosmetic applications. The area will begin to oxidize and take on its 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 AFTERCARE 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 AFTERCARE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE ENTIRE PROCEDURE.
Approximate Daily Healing Schedule for
Permanent Cosmetics Eyebrows
Days 1-2: 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 first 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.
Days 3-5: Your eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised.
The top layers of skin will begin to shed and you will see a loss of color. This is normal please DO NOT scratch or pick!
Days 6-7: The skin is now rapidly exfoliating. The color under the exfoliating skin will continue to appear light until the epidermis takes on its more transparent characteristics. The area may appear uneven, dry, itchy, tender, red & irritated, flake or scab unevenly. The areas may appear very light under the areas of peeling or flaking. The pigment will oxidize and become a little darker as the healing continues over the remaining 5 weeks of healing. This is all 100% normal. DO NOT PICK. If you pick, you can cause scarring. Results vary from person to person and some clients may heal quicker than others or could take longer. Please be patient and allow the procedure to have adequate healing over the course of the remaining 5 weeks.
Days 7-14: 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 makeup to your brows and resume your normal brow care i.e. waxing/tweezing. It is normal for the color to appear lighter. It will oxidize over the next few weeks and the color will be more visible.
5+ Weeks: Now is the time to critique your brows, the tattoo has now become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis. You may now determine whether or not you may need a 6 week touch up.
Long Term Care
While permanent cosmetic 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 permanent cosmetics 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 a better expectation and know that he/she may need more frequent adjustments than others. The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be. Mature clients may need an additional one or two weeks of 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. Please avoid these procedures at least a month prior to important life events such as weddings, vacations etc..
If you have any questions or concerns please call us. If at any time you have any concerns at all during the healing process please call or text Maria at (408) 835-2291.