Pre-Treatment and Contradictions
· Exfoliate the skin
· Moisturize daily
· Drink plenty of water
· Eat a small meal the day of your appointment
· If you did not have an in-person consultation, please text or email a clear, well-lit photo of your makeup-free eyebrows at (510) 613-3236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· Please try to abstain from drinking alcohol and caffeine for 48 hours before and after your procedure.
· Absolutely NO CAFFEINE at all, the day of the procedure. Alcohol and caffeine can cause excessive bleeding, bruising, and swelling. Excessive bleeding prevents pigment from being implanted effectively. It will cause extremely poor results. Your appointment will be rescheduled if you have had caffeine. NO EXCEPTIONS.
· Avoid Niacin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oil, Omega 3, Turmeric, Biotin, Prenatal Vitamins, power shakes, and green shakes. All of these are blood thinners, and they will cause excessive bleeding and swelling. Bleeding prevents pigment from being implanted effectively. It also prevents you from retaining pigment.
· Do not take blood thinners (Aspirin, Heparin, Warfarin, Coumadin), and NSAIDS (Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve) Coumadin, and Warfarin for 3 days prior to your procedure. These blood thinners will cause excessive bleeding and swelling. Bleeding prevents pigment from being implanted effectively. It will also prevent you from retaining pigment. Those prescribed blood thinners for daily use will need a doctor’s release
· Avoid direct sun and tanning beds for 10 days prior to your procedure and for 10 days after your procedure. Do not have a tan/sunburn on your face or scalp prior to your procedure. Having a sunburn will result in having to reschedule your appointment.
· Do not exercise the day of the procedure as the body heat expands the pores. It is recommended not to sweat (heavily) for the first 10 days after the procedure. Salt in sweat will prematurely fade pigment.
· Discontinue Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Glycolic Acid, Retinols/Retina A, Tretinoin etc. for 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Avoid using these for 2 weeks following your procedure. Avoid using these directly on the treated area indefinitely, as the above treatments will cause pigment to fade prematurely. Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Facials and Laser Skin Treatment for 4 weeks prior to your procedure.
· Avoid eyebrow waxing, plucking, threading or tinting for 1 week before your procedure and 2 weeks after your procedure.
· No Botox or Dermal Fillers in the eyebrow area for 4 weeks prior to your procedure, and 2 weeks afterwards.
· You must be off of Accutane for 6 months prior to your procedure.
· No Latisse on eyebrows or eyelashes (for eyeliner) for 8 weeks prior to your procedure.
· No guests are allowed in the procedure room during your procedure. Please do not bring children with you to your appointment as they cannot be left unattended in the waiting area. No exceptions.
· No permanent cosmetics during active cancer/cancer treatment. It is recommended to wait 12 weeks after your final treatment. A Doctor’s release for the procedure will be requested. Do not take blood thinners (Aspirin, Heparin, Warfarin, Coumadin), and NSAIDS (Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve) Coumadin, and Warfarin for 3 days prior to your procedure. These blood thinners will cause excessive bleeding and swelling. Bleeding prevents pigment from being implanted effectively. It will also prevent you from retaining pigment. ur final treatment. as the immune system is compromised.
· Diabetics may require a doctor’s release for treatment.
· Microblading is not ideal for those that have oily skin. Pigment will not appear as bold. The hair strokes will not seem crisp and will blend and fade quickly. Those with oily skin may also require additional treatments or more frequent touchups. I offer many other natural-looking eyebrow services that work on all skin types. These other options can produce a very similar aesthetic to Microblading.
Permanent Cosmetics Contradictions:
Micropigmentation is not ideal for those with the following conditions.
Please inform me if you have:
Heart Conditions: Pacemaker/ Defibrillator/Mitral Valve Prolapse
Low/High Blood Pressure
Allergies to latex, nickel, iron oxide, anesthetics
Pregnancy or Nursing
Those undergoing active cancer treatment (Chemo, Radiation) Physician release will be required.
Anyone who has taken Accutane in the last 6 months
Prone to keloids
Botox in the last three weeks
Active viral infections, a cold or flu-like virus
Anyone who has undergone an organ transplant
Anyone taking blood thinners as a medical necessity
You must be over 18 years old.
You must schedule your touch up within 4-8 weeks following your procedure to avoid any additional charges.
Women that are on or near their menstrual cycle may be hypersensitive to the procedure.
If you take thyroid medication your retention may not be ideal. You may have to have additional treatments to achieve the desired result. The color may also heal a little ashy/cool.
If there are any blemishes, herpes, active cold sores, irritation of the skin, moles rash or other skin imperfections in or around the area of the procedure, we WILL NOT be able to do the procedure until the area of concern is gone or the mole is removed and healed. FOR LIP BLUSH: Anyone with past or present Herpes/Cold Sores should take antiviral medications before Lip Blush procedure.
PERMANENT EYELINER clients must remove contact lenses before procedure and leave them out for 48 hours or until swelling has subsided. Please have someone available to call to pick you up to in case you experience excessive swelling.
If you do not have any eyebrow hair and you fill them daily, please bring your pencil or makeup with you so I can match the color as best I can.
I will try my best to help you achieve the look you want. Sometimes expectations cannot be met. If we don’t predict you will be satisfied with the outcome, we will suggest you seek another artist. This ensures that all parties are committed to respect for the technician’s capabilities, as well as the client’s satisfaction.
Remember that no one has a face that is perfectly symmetrical. We try our best to attain symmetry but absolute perfection is an unrealistic goal. As the saying goes; Eyebrows are sisters, not twins.
THE HEALING PROCESS
Some things to remember:
It’s important to wait until your eyebrows are properly healed (after your 6 week touch up appointment) before making a final judgment about them. Remember… this treatment is a two-step process requiring patience (with some clients needing a third appointment) to get the full desired look and you won’t achieve this until after your touch up appointment.
During the first few days, you may experience some minor swelling, redness, blanching (white outline) and tenderness, as well as some tightness or itchiness around the eyebrow area.
If your eyebrows are kept clean and dry, only a thin film (not a scab) will appear. The film will make your eyebrows look darker than when treated, but this is not the color your eyebrows will be when healed. The color implanted will fade by up to 40% during the healing process and the shape may also shrink in size as the skin is healing. The film will peel off by itself after 7-14 days and may not exfoliate evenly. Leave the film alone. Picking will lift color and strokes from the treated area resulting in unevenness and empty spots. Let the area heal naturally for best results.
While the film is peeling, it may seem as though the treatment hasn’t worked – the color may look weak, orange, pink, or grey or it may seem as though hair strokes and pigment have disappeared.
Microblading is not as deep as a regular tattoo – your new healed skin is covering the pigment and is what’s making it look like your treatment hasn’t worked.
You’ll notice between weeks 2- 4 that your eyebrows start coming back. If the color is still weak or patchy at 4-6 weeks, please don’t worry. In many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected. We may need to try a different technique at your touch up appointment and can monitor your healing after this to ensure you get your desired results.
Healing is specific to each client. It is important to know that you’ll need a color boost about every 12-18 months, (depending on your skin type and lifestyle) to maintain the vibrancy of your eyebrows. When you leave the appointment, your eyebrows will be intact and I’ll do my best to help you heal properly. Following proper aftercare is EXTREMELY important. Other factors such as personal lifestyle choices, age, genetics, and skin type will contribute to the retention of your eyebrows.
If you use tanning beds, do not wear sunscreen when in the sun, have oily skin, use anti-aging creams or acidic cleansers, have regular chemical peels or exercise frequently to the point where you sweat a lot, your eyebrows WILL fade faster than anticipated.
Permanent makeup is an art, not a science. Your results will vary and using a brow pencil or powder may still be needed, especially when wearing heavy coverage make up. Please remember that microblading is only an enhancement to your natural brows. No two sides of the face are the same or perfectly symmetrical. While trying to obtain perfect symmetry is my goal, nothing is guaranteed or perfect.
It’s important to keep your brows completely dry for the first 2 days after your treatment, unless you are deliberately washing the procedure area. Even a small drop of water will expand the wounds and a scab will appear causing pigment to come out of the skin which will result in patchy eyebrows. Take extra care when washing your hair. Turn your body away from the water stream when doing so. Keep showers to a five minute minimum if possible.
Remember when applying your aftercare ointment, make sureyour skin is copletely dry. Use only the size of HALF OF A GRAIN OF RICE, with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
The entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. It may be difficult, but you must trust the process!
The pigment will appear very natural looking immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will appear much darker the next day. It might be very shocking, especially if you had very sparse eyebrows to begin with. Rest assured, it will definitely fade (at least 40%) within the next two weeks.
Note, that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling), brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that color is fading too quickly. Often even with proper care, clients may lose original hair strokes which make brows look uneven. It is absolutely normal. This is the reason why most clients will need a touch-up after 6 weeks.
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.
Never rub the treated area as it will disturb the skin from natural healing.
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen/SPF to your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure will cause premature fading of the pigment.
PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.
Text / Call: (510)613-3236
Below you will find an illustration that may help to visualize the healing process.