FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PERMANENT MAKEUP & MICROBLADING?
Permanent Makeup uses a digital machine to deposit pigment in to the recticular dermal layer of the skin using a micropigmentation device with an ultra-fine needle.
Microblading uses a manual tool to create superficial incisions to deposit pigment in the epidermis layer of the skin.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP?
If you have any of the following conditions, you may not be considered a candidate for this procedure:
Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain)
Surgical Forehead/Brow lift
(Scar tissue will prevent proper healing)
(Hair loss due to auto immune disease)
(Hair strokes will appear more blurred or blended)
(Compulsive pulling of body hair)
(Due to constant pulling, scar tissue is prominent and pigment will not heal properly)
Shingles-Have you EVER had shingles on your face
(No exceptions...PMU will not be performed as the procedure could cause a flare up)
Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis in or around the brow area
(Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)
Oily or severely oily skin
(The hair strokes will appear more blended, solid or not retain at all)
Large pores on your forehead & in the brow area
(Pigment will blur/blend in large pores looking powdered)
If you have hot flashes during the procedure, the pigment will not retain and Mary may have to stop.
(You will be required to sign and addendum prior to procedure)
If your body runs hot
Platelet Disorders-Aggregation Disorders
An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop the bleeding from a damaged blood vessel.
Moles/raised areas in or around the brow area
(Pigment will not be put into anything raised.)
Piercing in the brow area
(Scars can cause the pigment to migrate)
Deep wrinkles in the brow area
(The Hair Strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the brow an uneven look)
Hair transplant for your eyebrows
(Pigment will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed)
Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition
(Hypo, Hyper Thyroidism, Graves Disease, Hashimotos)
Rosacea (severe reddening of the face)
Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 (red heads/white skin/light eyes)
Due to hypersensitivity the skin does not take the pigment well.
On Accutane (acne medicine) within the last year
Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus or the like)
(Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain)
MRSA (can be very contagious)
Extremely Thin skin
(Transparent or Translucent or very vascular)
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY MICROPIGMENTATION APPOINTMENT?
All permanent makeup procedures can be a multi-session process, each session lasting between 1hr.-1hr. 30 mins to 2 hrs.
No sun exposure 30 days prior to your procedure
No exercise activity the day of your scheduled appointment
Do NOT take Aspirin, Fish Oil, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 72 hrs prior to your procedure.
No alcohol for 24 hours to your procedure
No caffeine or salty foods for 24 hours to your procedure.
Eyebrow tinting should be done no sooner than 48 hours prior to the procedure or two weeks after the procedure
Tweezing or waxing should be done at least 48 prior to the procedure; electrolysis hair removal no less than 5 days before. DO NOT resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR THE PROCEDURE?
First, your technician will measure and map out your brows in an effort to create balance and symmetry. Please note*, that the procedure will not begin until you and your technician agree on your desired brow shape. A topical anesthetic is then applied to insure that you are comfortable during the procedure. Finally, we will select a pigment color that is best suited for your skin and hair color, then start the permanent makeup procedure using the digital technology technique.
*The human face is naturally asymmetrical. During the measuring and mapping process every effort will be made to make sure your eyebrows are as symmetrical to your facial features as possible. Prime Lash & Brow Boutique does not guarantee perfect proportion or symmetry.
WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be SIGNIFICANTLY larger, sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. During the healing process.
While the injected tones of the pigment may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, During the healing process the color fade depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun and circulatory changes.
WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE TREATMENT FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Expose the treated area to water, sun, sweating or exercise for 2 weeks AFTER the procedure. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Apply ANYTHING to your brow for 14 days AFTER your procedure
Apply any Petroleum products to the treated area i.e (Vaseline)
Pick, rub or pull at the treated area
Apply aftercare treatment provided by your technician as directed to the treated area 72 hours after the procedure
At the time of the touch up appointment the treated area will be assessed and make any changes if necessary. Touch up appointments are highly recommended to achieve optimal results.
HOW LONG WILL MY PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST?
Results will vary due to skin type, activities and aftercare. To maintain your permanent makeup up a touch-up or color boost is recommended every 1.5-2 years.