ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?
Unfortunately, not everyone can receive permanent cosmetics. Lifestyle, skin type, health, and skin treatments impact our ability to provide a safe and success treatment. Read below to find out more!
IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOU, HOVER OR CLICK THE SQUARE FOR MORE INFO
PREGNANT / BREASTFEEDING
For the safety of you and your baby, we can’t work on you while you’re pregnant! We also cannot work on you while you’re breastfeeding because hormonal changes will greatly affect your pigment retention. It’s best to wait! We suggest giving your body a few months to normalize post – nursing. You are more than welcome to pre-book your appointment if you know when you’ll be done!
AUTO IMMUNE DISORDERS
Autoimmune disorders can cause challenges to permanent makeup results. Due to the body’s immune system being in a compromised state, we want to ensure we will not cause harm to you during the procedure or while healing. Unfortunately, results can be unpredictable depending on the type of disorder.
TAN / SUNBURN
UV rays are your skin’s worst enemy! We absolutely will not work on guests who are tan or sunburned. Why? Not only is the skin in a damaged state, but we simply cannot read your true skin tone. What this means in permanent cosmetics is your results may appear blurry under the skin, change in color, fade prematurely, or not retain at all.
BLOOD THINNERS / BLEEDING DISORDERS
If you are currently taking blood-thinning medication or have a bleeding disorder, you are not a candidate for permanent cosmetics. Simply put, the more your skin bleeds during a procedure, the less pigment retention you will have. Due to the increased blood flow, your pigment stands a high chance of healing very ash in color, or not retaining at all.
ANTI-AGING / ANTI-ACNE PRODUCT USE
The use of anti-aging and anti-acne medication prior to a permanent cosmetics appointment causes rapid cell turn-over and therefore leaves the skin too sensitive to work on. Stopping use at least one month prior to your service is advised. However, the use of these products on the pigment after receiving your tattoo may cause fading and potential color change.
Because Botox, Dysport, Xeomin or any wrinkle relaxer can adjust the lift in your brow, we suggest letting your results wear off before you see us for a brow appointment. We want to ensure any symmetry adjustments that need to be made are natural, not from injections. You’re free to resume Botox or the like once you’re healed from both brow treatments!
KELOIDS / HYPERTROPIC SCARRING
Unfortunately, if you are prone to developing keloids / hypertrophic scars, we must avoid permanent cosmetics. We certainly would never want to run the risk of creating a raised scar on your face! Keloids are simply an overproduction of collagen during the body’s healing process.
Our company takes great pride in serving cancer warriors! Because your health is our greatest concern, you must be 6 months post-chemo / radiation treatment. If you are considering permanent makeup before beginning your treatment, we would love to see you! Just give yourself enough time (8-12 weeks) to ensure you can squeeze in both appointments before you begin your cancer treatment.
OILY / EXTREMELY OILY SKIN
Regretfully, oily to severely oily skin does not retain well for some permanent makeup procedures. Hair stroked looks are not an option, however, fully shaded techniques such as powder brows are possible! Oily skin will fade PMU faster, so more frequent touch ups may be needed.
THIN / MATURE SKIN
As professionals, it is our responsibility to ensure the best possible outcomes for our guests. Thin, mature, or delicate skin runs a greater risk of increased bleeding, blurred results or poor retention. Hair strokes techniques are not advised for eyebrows, however, fully shaded techniques such as powder brows are a great option!
LASER TREATMENTS / RESURFACING / FACIALS
Similarly to anti-aging ingredients, facial resurfacing of any kind will change the quality of your skin. Strong laser treatments, chemical peels, and resurfacing treatments have the potential to prevent pigment from retaining, or causing very blurred, cool results. These treatments must be discontinued at least one month before tattooing.
PLEASE PROVIDE A DOCTOR'S NOTE FOR THE FOLLOWING
Recent remission of cancer
History of melanoma in treatment area
Auto immune diseases
Under a physicians care for your heart, seizures, or other medical conditions requiring medications that cannot be stopped
If you are diabetic, have thyroid issues, regularly tan, have trichotillomania, use retinol products or the like regularly, have oily skin and/or large pores, or visit the gym 4+ days a week and still wish to proceed:
You will be required to sign an addendum to your waiver acknowledging these situations as contraindications to permanent makeup and a powder brow will be recommended for best results.