FAQ's For Permanent Makeup

What to Expect
  • Your treatment will take approximately 2 1/2-3 hours including the initial consultation.
  • We will work together to choose the correct pigment color for your skin tone and the best shape for your brows or eyeliner. 
  • I will draw the template for your brows/eyeliner taking care to ensure symmetry and the style we agreed upon.
  • You will receive topical numbing ointment before & during the procedure to keep you comfortable
  • You should plan to schedule your "perfecting" appointment within 4-8 weeks following your initial procedure. 99% of permanent makeup procedures require a second appointment to ensure your permanent makeup looks it's best.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. It is cool in the studio. 
  • You will receive everything you need to take care of your brows or eyeliner during the healing period, including a gentle soap, aftercare balm, written instructions, and a few other goodies too!
Prep For Permanent Makeup

 

THE PREP:

Welcome to your journey to amazing brows and/or eyeliner!  Below you'll find important tips that will tell you how to get much better results when you properly prep.  It all starts with a good canvas! The area must be healthy, non-sensitive, blemish-free, and non-irritated.  You can wear makeup to the procedure - I will clean the area prior to beginning the service. However, if you are getting eyeliner, please DO NOT wear mascara. If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few photos to your appointment. Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:

For Permanent Brows:

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis 3 days before the procedure (If there are any hairs that fall outside your final shape, I can remove them for you) 

  • Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face

  • Do not have any type of facial, peel, or laser procedure 2 weeks prior to the procedure

  • Do not have Botox 2 weeks prior to the procedure

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners)

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before your tattoo

  • Do not consume caffeinated beverages before your procedure 

  • Do not take any Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these also thin the blood)

 

For Permanent Eyeliner:

  • Do not wear mascara to the eyeliner appointment.

  • Do not have any type of facial, peel, or laser procedure 2 weeks prior to the procedure

  • Do not have botox 2 weeks prior to the procedure

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners)

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before your tattoo

  • Do not consume caffeinated beverages before your procedure (especially for eyeliner procedure as it will cause excess eyelid twitching)

  • Do not take any Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these also thin the blood)

  • Do not wear contacts to your appointment. Bring glasses or sunglasses and you can put your contacts in the next day.

  • Do not dye, perm, or curl lashes for 2 days prior. If you have the individual glued on eyelash extensions,the numbing creams, protective eye gels (GenTeal or Sustain), many eye washes and skin wipes during the procedure break down the glue and they will fall off.  You can have the lash extensions reapplied after 2 weeks.
    * Discontinue use of eyelash growing serums like Latisse 2 months prior to procedure. 
    * If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Physicians may require a 2 month waiting period after cataract, lasik, and blepharoplasty procedures.

IS THE STUDIO & EQUIPMENT SAFE? Absolutely!  I have an immaculate and sterile studio space. I use only pre-packaged, sterilized single-use tools. You will actually get to see the tools in their packages prior to the beginning of your procedure.  The disposable needles and hand tools are safely discarded after every procedure and the entire studio is thoroughly disinfected for each and every client.

 

IS PERMANENT MAKEUP RIGHT FOR ME?

While getting permanent makeup is life changing and a good option for almost everyone, there are some contraindications that make the process difficult or can affect the pigment retention for certain people.  Here are some of the reasons that permanent makeup might NOT be the right choice:

Pregnant or breastfeeding

Thyroid Conditions (may not retain color)

Botox on face (must wait 2 weeks after injections)

Uncontrolled Diabetes

Autoimmune Disease (may not retain color)

Chemotherapy (consult your doctor first)

Viral infections or disease

Epilepsy

Pacemaker or major heart problems

Organ transplant

Skin irritations or psoriasis near brow area (rashes, burns, acne, etc.)

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