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Am I a candidate for permanent makeup?

There are several factors that can effect retention therefore a consultation is necessary. Please do not schedule a Permanent Makeup Service if the following condition(s) apply to you:

  • Pregnant or Nursing

  • MUST be 18 years of age or older to receive permanent makeup. Permanent makeup is considered a tattoo.

  • History of cold sores (must be on antiviral medication prior, during and after to ensure you will not have an outbreak after a lip blush/ lip neutralization treatment)

  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)

  • Any Blood diseases

  • Cancer (If in remission for 6 months we can schedule an appointment)

  • Viral infections and/or diseases

  • Tendency towards keloid scarring (explanation required)

  • Used Accutane in the past year

  • If you are knowingly under the influence of drugs or any mood altering drugs/medications. Please do not do any recreational drugs a minimum of 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.

  • Have any Thyroid (Hyper/Hypo) related condition that requires any medication (ie: Synthroid ). Thyroid medications WILL cause the pigment not to retain properly.

  • Uncontrolled Diabetes type 1 & 2 (prone to slow healing & Infection).

  • Have upcoming vacations or special occasions planned. Please book an appointment a minimum of two months in advance to give time for the healing process and touchup appointment.

  • 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

    • Triflusal (Disgren)

    • Clopidogrel (Plavix)

    • Prasugrel (Effient)

    • Ticagrelor (Brilinta)

    • Ticlopidine (Ticlid)

    • Cilostazol (Pletal)

    • Vorapaxar (Zontivity)

    • Dipyridamole (Persantine)

    • Coumadin

    • Pradaxia (Dabigatran)

    • Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)

    • Eliquis (Apixaban)

    • Savaysa (Edoxaban)

What do I need to do to prepare for my permanent makeup appointment?

  • Please wear glasses to your appointment instead of contact lenses.

  • For permanent eyeliner, discontinue the use of eyelash serums (Latisse, Babe Lash, Maxilash, etc.) a month before the procedure. These serums enlarge the blood vessels in this area and make pigment retention more difficult.

  • Do not exercise 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.

  • Refrain from mood-altering drugs for at least 24 hours prior to any procedure.

  • If you are not allergic to Benadryl, you make take one the night before and the morning of the procedure, which may help control swelling.

  • Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

  • No doctor prescribed medication should ever be discontinued without first consulting your physician.

What can I expect during the healing process for permanent makeup?

  • Healed results will vary with each individual client. NO guarantees can be made, additional sessions may be required to obtain optimal results. This will result in additional charges. Although we give our best efforts to provide you with quality service, many factors can result in a less than desired outcome as each client will heal differently.

  • There are three stages of healing:

  • 1-4 days- Initially, the new tattooed pigment will appear more intense than expected. Oxidation and blood rushing to the skin's surface darkens the appearance of the tattooed pigment.

  • 2-7 days- The pigment color of your procedure will be significantly softer and lighter during the healing process. The "disappearing act" is due to the immaturity of the epidermal cells. These cells have been exposed to pigment and the sloughing process disrupted. Your tattooed area will have a milky cast, diffusing the original chosen color. The pigment doesn't go anywhere. It's just not as visible through the "veil" of tissue during the wound-rebuilding stage, resulting from tattoo actuation.

  • 5-30 days- Translucency is slowly restored and you will see the pigment color deposited in the dermis. While these injected pigment tones may initially simulate the exact color chosen, it will not always be a perfect match. The tones of the injected pigment remain constant, while your own skin tones change depending upon exposure to cold, heat, sun, circulatory changes and medications.

  • Is a touchup necessary after my first session?

  • The first touch up should be scheduled no sooner than 8 weeks following the first session. This touch-up appointment is crucial for the best results. Additional touch-up appointments may be needed for oily, problematic skin, those with dark pigmented skin and especially for clients who do not follow aftercare instructions properly.

  • How long does the procedure last?

  • Everyone's skin, metabolism, internal and external factors are different and as a result the length will vary. Some client's retain the pigment longer than others. Clients can get 1 to 3 years out of their procedure, I recommend an annual touchup for the best results!

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