PERMANENT MAKEUP FAQS
Q: Am I eligible for permanent makeup services?
If you have any of the following health conditions you are not eligible for permanent makeup:
• History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
• Diabetes (requires doctor’s clearance)
• Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
• Taking blood thinners
• Viral infections and/or diseases
• Pacemaker or major heart problems
• Organ transplant
• Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
• Sickness (cold, flu, etc.)
• Accutane in the past year
• Heart conditions, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or poor general health
• Any treatments, medication, or illnesses that compromises the immune system or healing
Some other factors that may affect the outcome:
Color retention and overall results vary by individual. Factors such as sun exposure, skin type, aftercare, lifestyle and skin tone determine how you will heal.
OILY SKIN - tends to “push out” the pigment quicker and may need more frequent touch ups. Hair strokes may heal a little blurry.
DARKER SKIN - will have less contrast and may heal more powdery or solid looking.
The darker the skin tone, the less visible the details will be seen.
MATURE SKIN (60+) - is very fine, delicate and thin. Clients may experience some loss of detail, discoloration or blurring.
Q: WHAT IS THE MICROBLADING AND/OR OMBRÉ/ POWDER BROW HEALING PROCESS?
Day 1 – Eyebrows will appear sharp, detailed, slightly red or irritated.
Day 2-4- Eyebrows become darker and raised as they form a light scab. Color in this phase will appear 40-60% darker than the healed result.
Day 5-12- The scab naturally exfoliates, peels, and flakes away over the course of several days. DO NOT PICK AT SCABS. The fresh skin underneath is whitish with a waxy coating, and brows will appear lighter than when fully healed.
Day 10-30 - The color will slowly come back darker as the new skin settles and heals. Please wait at least 4 weeks to see the true color. Your second appointment is to fine tune your brow shape, fill in any areas, touch up any light spots and also to assess how your skin reacts to the process, and the chosen color.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I AVOID AFTER GETTING PERMANENT MAKEUP?
You may shower or bathe, but avoid getting your brows wet, harsh soaps and shampoos, or allowing the shower to spray directly on your face for the first 10-14 days and all scabbing is healed. This can disrupt the bonding process necessary for the pigment to stabilize in the skin.
• DO NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin or flakiness. Please let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and may force the pigment off with the scab. Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will cover the hair strokes. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade.
• DO NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 10-14 days.
• DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum based products while healing.
• DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the brow area for one month following the procedure.
• DO NOT apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, etc.) or lightening creams such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.
• DO NOT apply facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids
• DO NOT thread, wax, or use hair removal products on brows while healing.
• DO NOT expose brows to excessive sun, swimming pools, jacuzzies, saunas or other bodies of water for two weeks.
• DO NOT submerge brows in water.