There are contraindications to this service (some of these include but are not limited to use of particular medications/illnesses/skin conditions, some of these are listed below, please check this list and contact me prior to booking your appointment to discuss all current medications/conditions. Please be aware supplements including vitamins/minerals can also impact and should be discussed prior to your appointment.
- On keloid scars or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.
- Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor’s note is required).
- Circulatory disorders (doctor’s note is required).
- Any bleeding disorders (doctor’s note is required).
- Blood thinning medication (including antiobiodics / aspirin / panadol / vitamin/mineral supplements).
- Vitamins / minerals (FISH OIL, OMEGA 3’s, COD LIVER OIL, TUMERIC, ROOT TYPE HERBS (GARLIC, HORSERADISH etc in larger doses)
- Antidepressants (some of these – call to discuss).
- Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids.
- If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
- Botox / Disport treatment in the area (waiting period applies).
- Old cosmetic tattoo (semi-permanent makeup) – Must be told prior to appointment to discuss.
- Broken capillaries in the eyebrows area.
- After waxing (must wait 3 days).
- After chemical peels (must wait two weeks).
The Prep: It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated. Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:
Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before the procedure
Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face
Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure
Do not work out the day of the procedure
Do not have botox 3 weeks prior to the procedure
Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E at least 3 days prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners)
Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit:
Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your tattoo
Do not consume coffee 24 hours before your procedure
Do not take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these also thin the blood)
Do wash your hair before your procedure as it is part of the aftercare not to get your brows wet afterwards
💋Come to your appointment prepared:💋
The procedure should involve very minimal pin-point bleeding. Therefore, during your procedure you want to avoid any excessive bleeding, which can drastically effect your ability to numb and the overall results. Therefore DO not drink alcohol or caffeine the day you are to have your procedure. Do not take any blood thinning medications (unless prescribed by a doctor for medial reasons) one week before your appointment (aka: Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Ibuprofen, etc)
No tanning/excessive sun exposure 2 weeks before procedure (and 2 weeks after).
No Lip Filler/treatments 3 weeks before procedure (or 4 weeks after)
Plan your procedure with your schedule/vacations/events! DO NOT schedule when you have an incoming event that conflicts with healing. You will need 5-7 days heal. Expect an additional “perfecting” touch-up 6 weeks after the first appointment.
Please eat before the procedure, since you want normal blood sugar levels for any tattooing procedure. You will not feel like eating after (And you have to wait 3 hours for any food)
You will want to start a lip scrub once a day for 3 days before your procedure so that your lips are prepped and don’t have a rough texture, which will prevent proper pigment saturation and a poor healed result. Use the morning of your appointment. Do not over scrub to the point that you have raw or compromised skin.
You may buy a lip scrub from any local drug store or make a sugar lip scrub at home (google sugar lip scrub) in order to exfoliate off dead layers of skin.
Use moisturiser often on you lips in the days prior to the procedure to maintain smooth texture.
⚠️⚠️⚠️VERY IMPORTANT: ⚠️⚠️⚠️
If you have a history of cold sores you’ll need to start taking an anti-viral prescription (Valacyclovir, Denavir (penciclovir), Valtrex, Virex or acyclovir (Zovirax)), the day BEFORE your proposed procedure and also after the procedure.
Cold sore outbreaks are often triggered by stress or trauma to the lips and skin. Therefore if you are a carrier, lip blush will likely cause an outbreak if you do not take an anti-viral medication prior. Your appointment WILL be cancelled if you have had a history of cold sores and do not follow this instruction (with cancellation fees). This is because cold sores will effect the healing/results and can even lead to scarring. So please do not skip this step, you will be happy you didn’t and have better results.
If you are nervous, consider bringing headphones and music. Numbing will be used during the whole procedure.
You CANNOT get permanent makeup if any of the following apply to you (indicated with Red):
Pregnancy/breast feeding- NO EXCEPTIONS
Use of Accutane (acne medication)- must discontinued 3months before getting any permanent makeup procedures.
Hemophilia- Bleeding Disorder
Trichotillomania- Compulsive pulling of body hair or scabs on body
Keloid Scarring history- If you’ve ever had a diagnosed keloid scar, you need to supply a Doctors approval note at your appointment
Have Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator/Stint
Cold Sores- You can get the Lip Blush procedure IF you take a prescription anti-viral medication for cold sores PRIOR to you appointment
If you are Hemophiliac
Recent lip fillers (in the past 5 weeks)
Any active skin disease/condition on the face (cold sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, severe acne in the brow area, actinic keratosis, rosacea, contact dermatitis, shingles, etc,) any other skin conditions that are not listed please ask about before booking
Epilepsy- Must get a doctors note for approval
Uncontrolled Diabetic OR Uncontrolled High blood pressure
Minors cannot get lip blush, even with parental approval
Chemotherapy or Radiation treatments
The following conditions (indicated with blue) do not prevent you from getting permanent makeup, but should be considered when deciding if it is right for you.
Cirrhosis of the Liver: Susceptible to infection
Scar tissue: Scars can be tattooed over, however be aware that scar tissue can prevent proper healing; pigment may not take to the skin at all. This can happens if you’ve had microblading or permanent makeup in the past.
Platelet Disorders- Causes more bleeding to occur, and therefore lower pigment retention.
Moles/raised areas in or around the area: Pigment will not be put into moles or anything raised but you can be tattooed around them
Thyroid medications: Potential for faster fading and need for more touch-ups
Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus etc): Due to the medicines to treat these disorders, pigment will not retain well
Anemia: Will require more touch-ups
Tanning: May alter color over time
Taking certain medications can effect your skin and the way it heals. Taking a lot of different medications at once will also make it harder to predict how well the permanent makeup will heal on you (no its not the same as a regular tattoo).
The following medications will prevent proper pigment retention and if you take any of these regularly you should not get permanent makeup:
Time spent in the sun and overall health play a factor in fading/healing.
These instructions and requirements are for your safety and are recommended for the best results possible. If you show up to your appointment/book your appointment without following any/all of the above requirements including pre care or you have any of the conditions indicated in red above, you will be turned away and charged a cancellation fee. If you experience any of the conditions above indicated in blue, then by scheduling you except the possible outcomes explained.
For best results, please be sure to follow the below directions in preparation for your upcoming Eyeliner Tattoo treatment:
- No alcohol or caffeine for 24 hours before the treatment
- No eyelash extension on the day – please have them professionally removed at least 2 days before treatment
- No skincare product containing retinal, AHA, vitamin A agents for 1-2 weeks before treatment
- Stop taking fish oil tablets (if you do) the moment you schedule your eyebrow tattoo appointment or at least 3 days prior
- No cosmetic injections around the eyes, temple or forehead areas for at least 2 weeks before treatment
- N0 heavy workout or excessive sweat 24 hours before treatment
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