WHO IS INELIGIBLE FOR MICROBLADING?
Those under 18 years of age
People with diabetes (Unless controlled, and with written permission from Doctor)
Pregnant and nursing women
People with glaucoma and people who are taking blood thinning medicines (e.g., aspirin).
People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated.
People with allergies to makeup or colors
Those with easily triggered postinflammatory hyperpigmentation are not good candidates
Those with transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed
Are a hemophiliac
Have healing disorders, on blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had mitral valve Disorder.
Those on any skin medication such as ro-accutaine, steroids which thin make the skin overly sensitive
If you are currently using Retinols (please discontinue 1 mo. prior to your appointment)
If you have recently had Botox - please wait at least 1 mo. before booking an appointment
Let me know if you have/had any allergic reactions to topical anesthetics
AHA's (lactic glycol, citric, retinols and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, fading can discolor your permanent makeup.
Flu or Cold: Please stay home, reschedule your appointment if you have the cold, flu or a sinus/respiratory infection
Cancer/Chemotherapy: Doctor's clearance may be necessary
Botox, Juvederm or other fillers: Get permanent makeup first or ask your tech for clearance first
Shingles: If you have shingles on your face wait several months to get permanent makeup
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY UPCOMING
COSMETIC TATTOO APPOINTMENT?
If you normally get your eyebrows waxed or threaded to maintain the shape, you may get them shaped 3 days prior to your Microblading appointment
If you would like your artist to use as much hair as possible you may let your eyebrows grow until your Microblading appointment. Your artist will remove any stray hairs that fall outside of the desired shape of your brows during the mapping portion of your appointment.
If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure
If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure
Avoid Tanning 3 weeks prior to your Microblading/Cosmetic Tattoo appointment and 3 weeks AFTER.
DO NOT come in to your appointment with a sunburn, or any inflamed skin around the brow area. In the event that this happens, email your artist 48 hrs in advance to reschedule
Avoid chemical peels at least 4 weeks prior to your Microblading/Cosmetic Tattoo appointment
Avoid alcohol, ibuprofen or any medication that thins the blood 24 hr prior to your Microblading/Cosmetic Tattoo appointment
Do not have botox done 3 weeks prior of 3 weeks after your Microblading appointment/Cosmetic Tattoo appointment
Do not work out the day of the procedure (and avoid working out for at least 1 WEEK after procedure as it can effect how the pigment heals, and cause risk of infection)
Discontinue use of Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to your appointment
Discontinue use of any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic acid, proactive, etc), lightening creams, and anti-aging products 2 weeks prior to your Microblading/Cosmetic Tattoo Appointment
Avoid Botox treatments until AFTER your Microblading/Cosmetic Tattoo appointment (at least 2 weeks)
Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to your appointment (natural blood thinners)
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Our reschedule/cancellation policy is a minimum of 48 hours notice in advance. Late notice or no shows for any appointments will result in a fee to account for the lost time of service. *
*Late-notice or no-shows with Microblading appointments will result in a $150 fee.
Please take into account travel time and parking to avoid being late for your appointment.
Please note: Clients who show up late to their appointments are subject to rescheduling
Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years. Frequency of sessions depends on a number of factors including: the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. Please note that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your second session and make any changes necessary. Multiple sessions are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring a minimum of 2 visits.
HOW LONG DOES COSMETIC TATTOOING LAST?
Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your tattoo, so sunblock should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement. The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds. The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold. The choice of color: Some colors fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde color will fade quicker than a dark brown color. The area of treatment: Enhancements to the face, for example, fade more quickly due to constant exposure. Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Alcohol and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should not be taken prior to and following your appointment.
WHAT FACTORS EFFECT A COSMETIC TATTOO?
The purpose of cosmetic tattooing is to enhance the natural features of a client. Cosmetic tattooing is softer and more subtle – it is meant to be a natural-looking enhancement. Body tattoos use ink while cosmetic tattoo procedures involve pigments. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as client’s natural colouration and facial changes occur.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COSMETIC TATTOOING AND STANDARD BODY TATTOOING?