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Contraindications For All PMU Procedures 

For potential clients who are wondering if permanent makeup is a possibility for them. Those that cannot be treated are:

* Individuals under the age of 18

* Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding

* Those with glaucoma

* Herpes Simplex - Inflammation of the cornea

* Those taking blood thinners (must stop 4 weeks prior to procedure, please discuss with your doctor)

* Graves Disease

* Lupus

* Those with Diabetes and on Insulin

* People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or.  blisters on the site is to be treated

* Those who Keloid scar

* Those with birthmarks or moles in the area to be tattooed (Must be at least 2mm away from area being treated)

* Those with severe acne

*Psoriasis (in the eyebrow area)

*Keratosis Pilaris (in the eyebrow area)

*Dermatitis (itchy and flaky skin in the eyebrow area)

*Trichotillomania (in eyebrow area)

* PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES TO MAKEUP OR PIGMENTS

* THOSE WITH HIV OR HEPATITIS MAY HAVE COMPLICATIONS IN THE HEALING PROCESS ALTERING THEIR RESULTS

* ACTIVE CANCER (In some cases your doctor may be able to give you clearance)

* THOSE WHO ARE HEMOPHILIAC

* HAVE HEALING DISORDERS, UNCONTROLLED BLOOD PRESSURE OR HAVE MITRAL VALVE DISORDER.

* THOSE ON ANY SKIN MEDICATION SUCH AS ACCUTANE OR STE

If you are on any medications please check with your doctor to determine if they will cause any drug interaction with permanent makeup procedures and materials 


Contraindications Specifically For Those Looking To Get MICROBLADING ONLY (This Does NOT Apply Machine Work Such as OMBRÉ/POWDER BROWS)


*Blood Thinners (microblading will create excessive bleeding)

*Heart Conditions (oftentimes taking blood thinners)

*Hemophilia (excessive bleeding if microbladed)

*Rosacea (skin too sensitive and will not hold color)

*Sensitive Skin (skin too sensitive will not hold color)

*Chronic Acne/Excessively Oily Skin (hairstrokes will blur together)

*Large Pores (in eyebrow area will cause hairstrokes to blur together)

*Deep Wrinkles (the result will appear uneven)

*Natural Redhead (skin is too sensitive and will not hold color)

*Thin-Skinned (skin to fragile and hypersensitive)

*Previous Permanent Eyebrows (microblading will not implant properly)


Before Care

If you don’t have any of the limitations listed above you are ready to begin your permanent makeup journey! The following before care is absolutely necessary as we need healthy skin in order to perform any procedure.


4 Weeks Before Procedure:

Because we need healthy & healed skin:

* Stop any acne cream treatment

* You must stop taking all antibiotics 3 weeks prior to procedure. Please consult with your doctor before doing so.

* Do not get any laser work or chemical peels at this time

* Keep sun exposure to a minimum in order to reduce the risk of sunburns on your face.

* Do not use AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) such as lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoid and tartaric acids or any creams/lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, as this may discolor the pigments once deposited into the skin

*Retin-A (creates very thin skin therefore usage must be discounted )

*Retinol/Vitamin A (discontinue the use of these products on forehead/brow area for at least 30 days prior to procedure)


2 Weeks- 48 Hours Before Procedure:

* No Botox or microneedling

* No eyebrow tinting

* If your experiencing a skin irritation or fresh blemishes on your brows (such as from an eczema flare), please reschedule your appointment

* If you are feeling sick, having cold or flu like symptoms, sinus/respiratory infections please reschedule your appointment

* Do not exfoliate your face 48 hours before treatment

* Do not wax or tweeze brows (remember we are working with your natural shape)

* No alcohol 48 hours before

* Please stop taking vitamin E

* No caffeine 24 hours before

After Care

Micropigmentation after care is very important to attain the very best results

ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS WITH A DISINFECTANT SOAP BEFORE TOUCHING FRESHLY TATTOOED AREAS! Remember, you do not want bacteria settling in open skin.


For Brows Only


The Day of the Treatment : First 12 Hours

* After the procedure you may notice that your brows are secreting a clear like substance (maybe some blood) known as lymph. Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb the lymph (and blood). Do not allow it to build up and dry into a crust, if this happens when the crust dries it will fall off taking pigment with it and altering your results.

* This should be done through out the day until the lymph fluid disappears.


Care For Days 1-10

* Expect slight swelling, thickness, and or redness for 1-2 days following your procedure.

* For days 1-3 when you wake up and before going to bed gently wash your face WITHOUT SOAP and with cool water. For days 4-10 you may wash with a gentle soap, always remembering to rub gently and not rub area vigorously.

* Do not rinse your face with hot water

* Do not try to remove any excess color with soap, no matter how dark, during this time period. Remember this is a process. The color will flake and fade into a beautiful and natural color if left undisturbed.

* Pat dry with a clean paper towel after washing and allow to air dry

* Using a Q-Tip (never your fingers) apply a thin layer of the healing ointment, provided by your artist (if misplaced an NEW jar of Vaseline will do), to your fully dry brows. Do this multiple times a day in order to keep the area moisturized.


Remember:

* DO NOT use any Retin A or Glycolic Acids until healing process is over (including touch ups)

* DO NOT use peroxide or Neosporin on ANY areas

* DO NOT pick or scrub treated areas

* DO NOT expose area to sun or tanning beds for 3-4 weeks

* AVOID facials, swimming, whirlpools, steam rooms, hot saunas, and jacuzzis for at least 2 weeks

* NO vigorous exercise of sweating for at least 1 week


What To expect During Healing

* The entire healing process may take from 4-6 weeks depending on how your body heals

* The brows are approximately 20 to 25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment, which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.

* There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside.

* Exfoliation, which begins naturally in a few days, will cause excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a narrower appearance will result.

* Eyebrows will sometimes itch. DO NOT scratch or pick (moisturize if necessary)

* Color will continue flaking off and upon finishing the treated area will appear softer and grayer for a few days until the color clarifies

* New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer finished appearance of your eyebrows.

* Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.