1. As a precaution permanent makeup and microblading will not be performed if you are pregnant, nursing, or trying.
2. Make sure to not tweeze, wax or thread for 2 days prior.
3. Retinols/retin-a’s, other anti-aging creams or serums containing acids that will fade your permanent makeup prematurely even after it is healed. You must be off all retinols/retina-a 30 days prior to appt. and for at least 30 days or more after the appt. The area will bleed and pigment will not heal properly if this is not followed. if you resume the retinols, after the 30+ days after your procedure, your brows will fade quickly due to the chemicals in the creams. They will blur and fade faster.
4. Make sure not to place lash/brow growth serums on brows at all 60 days prior. It’s not recommended for use on the brows afterwards.
5. If there are any blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, irritation of the skin of any kind, moles, bruises or other skin imperfections in or around the area of the procedure, we will need to access if we can perform the procedure until the blemish or areas of concern are completely healed or the mole is removed and healed. if you run your finger through your brows and there is a bump, there cannot be any blemishes within a fingers width of the brow. When swabbing pigment, it can get into the irritated area and stain the skin.
6. Make sure to stay untanned 30 days before & no sun 30 days after (don’t go out in sun with a hat and glasses on) this means no sun or heat for 30 after at all. if you resume tanning, the results will fade quickly, heal darker, fade super fast or not retain at all.
7. Some residual swelling is normal for all procedures. Most swelling occurs on day 1-3. A needle was placed in your skin, there will be swelling, how much is individualized. Some clients may have minimal swelling, some may more.
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. they pigment will oxidize and become a little darker as the healing continues over the 30 days. This is all 100% normal. Please do not pick. If you pick, you can cause scarring. The results vary person to person and some clients may heal quicker than others or could take longer. The procedure have adequate healing over the course of 30+ days.
8. Color will fade/soften anywhere from 10%-50% or more. Healing is specific to each client. It is important to realize that you will need a color boost every 2+ yrs to maintain it’s fresh natural appearance. Fading will happen after each procedure. At some point you will no longer be able to have your brows done. Each time a procedure is performed, scar tissue is made, causing retention to be less and less each time it is done. This is universal in all permanent makeup procedures.
9. If you are out in the sun a lot, have oily skin, use anti-aging creams, retina/retinol products, acidic cleansers, natural elements, regular chemical peels, or exercise frequently, your permanent makeup will fade prematurely. The better you take care of the treated area and follow the provided aftercare, the longer it will last.
10. We see permanent makeup and microblading is an art form. Clients results will vary and using a pencil or powder will/may still be needed.
11. As we age our skin changes. The permanent makeup will eventually look more powdered, this is universal with all permanent makeup procedures.
12. Avoid water on them, sun, sweating, exercise or exertion of any kind prior to the procedure or after the procedure for 2 weeks. no sun 30 days prior & 30 days after the procedure. 1 day will tarnish the results if you do not follow the 2 week aftercare protocol. Avoid having a tan/sunburn on your face prior to your procedure. The tan will exfoliate taking color with it as it fades & will also heal the pigment darker than expected. Tan skin bleeds. If you show up to your appointment with a tan/sunburn, you will be required to reschedule and your deposit will be forfeited. Please do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat expands the pores. It is recommended not to sweat for the first 14 days following the procedure. sweat is salt and will fade, blur or cause the pigment not to take at all.
*we use salt to remove permanent makeup.
avoid direct shower water on the treated area after the procedure. Avoid the treated area -no water, no makeup, lotions, pencil….etc. for 14 days….avoid scrubbing the treated area for at least 1 month. Gentle washing ok after 2 weeks.
do not take aspirin, fish oil, niacin, vitamin e and/or ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 72 hrs prior to your procedure. Tylenol is fine. Avoid sleeping on your face during the 1st 14 days after the procedure. You must to be off accutane for 1 year.
13. You may not be a good candidate if you have severely oily skin or large pores…..your results will appear softer (eyebrows can look more powdered/shaded).Darker shade skin types please note that your permanent makeup will not appear as bold as lighter skin types. (indian, african american, filipino, etc.) it will look more solid/powdered due to having a darker skin color in the background. Avoid alcohol or caffeine the day before & day of the procedure, this will minimize any oozing/bleeding or swelling after the procedure.
14. Smoking will cause the pigment to fade prematurely and anesthetics will not last as long. Getting a procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make you hyper-sensitive at the procedure site. No swimming until the area is completely healed, salt water/chlorine will cause the pigments to fade or change in color. It is recommended to apply the vaseline to the treated area/s prior to swimming even after healed to prevent the chlorine water/salt water from penetrating the area.
Only touch the treated areas with squeaky clean hands during the healing process.
do not rub, scratch or pick at the treated area. let any scabbing, flaking or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. picking can cause scarring or infection.plan on scheduling your touch-up within the first 6-12 months. Avoid sun-tanned skin (we will not do the procedure if you come in with a tan,tan skin bleeds & is hard to determine pigment color.
15. We will be fully aware if the after care is not followed properly. Remember, this is an investment in your face and the after care is the most important part of the procedure.
16. It’s very important to make sure to avoid vaseline and coconut oil
the eyebrows will appear bolder immediately after the procedure. this is common in all permanent makeup applications. It will begin to soften up typically within 3-30 days. 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.
Hair strokes will appear crisp and bold at first, but will soften up in appearance as the tissue heals. The area will shed taking some color with it -this is normal. the area will begin to oxidize and darken over the 1st month. Make sure you don’t pick the area.
17. It is very common to have areas fade more so than others..this is part of the healing process and will be treated at the recommended touch up appointment. previously done eyebrows may take 1-3 treatments to achieve the desired result. scar tissue in the brow area of eyebrows done multiple times will require additional procedures and fees will apply.
redheads, blonds & fair skin types will experience more swelling, redness and fading than darker skin types. Clients with a darker skin tone (indian, african american, filipino, etc.), please know that the hair strokes will not appear as defined or as dark as lighter skin types due to the skin color already being naturally darker.