Enhance your natural features with Cosmetic Tattooing and Paramedical Aesthetics
Enhance your natural features with Cosmetic Tattooing and Paramedical Aesthetics
In order for us to determine if you are a good candidate for Cosmetic Permanent Makeup & Paramedical Tattooing, we have created a list of contraindications and pre procedure care.
Some contraindications may require an Addendum to the consent, if your artist proceeds with the procedure.
*Pregnant, nursing, harvesting eggs or trying to get pregnant
Must wait 6 months after delivery &/or 6 months after nursing
*Any scars or experienced any head trauma in the brow area or keliod scarring at all.(Addendum required if proceeding)
*Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
*Certain medications may prohibit you from having the procedure done.
*IF YOU ARE ON THESE MEDICATIONS:
Triflusal (Disgren), Clopidogrel (Plavix), Prasugrel (Effient), Ticagrelor
(Brilinta), Ticlopidine (Ticlid), Cilostazol (Pletal), Savaysa (edoxaban),
Dipyridamole (Persantine), Vorapaxar (Zontivity), Coumadin,
Pradaxia (dibigatran), Xarelto (rivaraxaban), Eliquis (apixaban)
*Diabetic (unless you have note from the doctor)
*Undergoing Cancer Treatment - (unless you have note from the
*Surgical Forehead/Brow lift
(Scar tissue will prevent proper healing)
If you are required to be on antibiotics prior to any type of procedure, a Dr's clearance letter MAY be required for lip procedures. If you show up to the appt. w/o this clearance, your appointment will be canceled and rescheduled to another available day. You will forfeit your deposit and be required to place a new deposit for the new appointment.
(Hair loss due to auto immune disease/lack of follicles)
(Hair strokes will appear more blurred or blended)
Powder Brows Recommended
*Trichotillomania(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
(Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)
*Oily or severely oily skin (Addendum required if proceeding)
(The hair strokes will appear more blended, solid or not retain at all) Powder brows recommended.
*Large pores on your forehead & in the brow area
(Pigment will blur/blend in large pores looking powdered)
*Menopause/Body Runs Hot (Considered-Addendum required if proceeding.
If you have hot flashes during the procedure, the pigment will not retain and your artist may have to stop.
(You will be required to sign and addendum prior to procedure)
*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 or lay unevenly)
*Deep wrinkles in the brow area
(The Hair Strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the brow an uneven look) Powder brows recommended.
*Hair transplant for your eyebrows (No exceptions)
(Pigment will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed)
*Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition(Addendum required if proceeding)
(Hypo, Hyper Thyroid, Graves Disease, Hashimoto's)
*Severe Rosacea (In the brow area) (severe reddening of the face)
*Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 & 2 (red heads/white skin/light eyes, Strawberry blondes and some blondes)
Due to hypersensitivity the skin does not take or heal the pigment well.
*On Accutane (acne medicine)or any other prescribed acne medicines within the last year
(Dr's note required with date of last use)
*Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus or the like)
(Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain)
(Addendum required if proceeding)
*List medicines currently taking including all vitamins.
(NO FISH OIL 3 WEEKS PRIOR)
*Botox should be performed 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure.
No chemical peels or lasers 30 days prior and must wait 30 days after
(avoiding the forehead is recommended)
*Retinols/Retin-A's, other anti-aging creams or serums containing acids WILL fade your permanent makeup prematurely EVEN AFTER IT IS HEALED.
You must be OFF all Retinols/Retina-A 15 days prior to appt. and for at least 30 days or more after the appt. The area will bleed and pigment will not heal properly if this is not followed. If you resume the retinols, after the 30+ days after your procedure, your brows WILL fade quickly due to the chemicals in the creams. They WILL blur and fade faster.
Your appt. will not be moved any sooner.
*NO TAN (No exceptions) 30 Days Prior & NO Sun 30 Days After
HAT AND GLASSES ARE NOT SUFFICIENT PROTECTION.
PIGMENTS WILL HEAL DARKER IN TAN SKIN. TAN SKIN BLEEDS THEREFORE PIGMENT WILL NOT TAKE AND WILL LOOK BLURRED. EVEN AFTER THEY ARE HEALED, SUN EXPOSURE WILL CAUSE THE TATTOO TO DARKEN AS YOUR SKIN DARKENS AND THIS CANNOT BE LIGHTENED EASILY.
*Extremely Thin skin
*Your artist will not be able to do hair strokes for clients desiring thin eyebrows. Hair strokes will not heal visible due to thickness of the brow. They will appear more powdered or solid.
*Frequent Exercise (3-7 days per week) (Addendum Required)
Due to the frequent production of sweat(salt), the pigment WILL NOT retain, fade very quickly, appear blurred or change in color. We use salt to remove permanent makeup.
*If you bleach your eyebrows, it is recommended not to have this procedure done. The chemicals WILL bleach the hair & the pigment as well.
*If you are knowingly under the influence of drugs or any mood altering drugs/medications
(ie: Prozac, Xanex, Valium or there-like)
YOU WILL BE CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED!
NO BROW GROWTH SERUMS ON BROWS AT ALL
30 DAYS PRIOR AND IT NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE ON THE BROWS AT ALL AFTERWARDS.
If there are any blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, irritation of the skin of any kind, moles, bruises or other skin imperfections IN or AROUND the area of the procedure, your artist WILL NOT be able to do the procedure until the blemish or areas of concern are completely healed or the mole is removed and healed. If you run your finger through your brows and there is a bump, there cannot be any blemishes within a fingers width of the brow. As we wipe pigment, it can get into the irritated area and stain the skin. There is no way to avoid that.
(You can always email a photo the day before your procedure if you would like us to view the area of concern.)
If you show up to the appointment and there is an area of concern, you will be rescheduled to the next available appointment
There is NO GUARANTEE'S made as to the final outcome. Your skin, lifestyle and after care play a huge roll in YOUR results. EVERYONE heals differently. There may be other contraindications not listed and your appt. may be canceled. This is left up to your artist discretion and she will be totally honest with you.
Some residual swelling is normal for ALL procedures. Most swelling occurs on day 1-3. A needle was placed in your skin, there WILL be swelling, how much is individualized. Some clients may have minimal swelling, some may more.
The area may appear uneven, dry, itchy, tender, red & irritated, flake or scab unevenly. The areas may appear very light under the areas of peeling or flaking. They pigment will oxidize and become a little darker as the healing continues over the 30 days. This is all 100% normal. DO NOT PICK. If you pick, you can cause scarring. The results vary person to person and some clients may heal quicker than others or could take longer. You need to be patient and let the procedure have adequate healing over the course of 30+ days.
Color WILL fade/soften anywhere from 10%-50% or more. At the touch up we will fine tune any area that has faded too much. Even then, there is no guarantee that the pigment will heal better. Healing is specific to each client.
It is important to realize that you will need a color boost every 2+ yrs for brows and lips to maintain it's fresh natural appearance. Fading WILL happen after each procedure. We do not have control over your bodies healing process or skin. You may need still to powder and/or pencil even after the healed results. This is an enhancement to your natural brows....not a permanent one. At some point you will no longer be able to have your brows done. Each time a procedure is performed, scar tissue is made, causing retention to be less and less each time it is done. This is universal in all permanent makeup procedures. This is a fact. Due to the build up of scar tissue, touch ups will not be done any sooner than 2 yrs. after the 1st touch-up. NO EXCEPTIONS!
If you are out in the sun a lot, have oily skin, use anti-aging creams, retinA/retinol products, acidic cleansers, natural elements, regular chemical peels, or exercise frequently, your permanent makeup WILL fade prematurely. The better you take care of the treated area and follow the provided aftercare, the longer it will last.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW POST-PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OR DISCOLORATION OF PIGMENT. *THE KNOWN POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS FROM MICRO-PIGMENTATION ARE: REDNESS, SWELLING, PUFFINESS, BRUISING, DRY PATCHES, AND TENDERNESS. IT IS NORMAL TO LOSE APPROXIMATELY l/3 OF THE COLOR DURING THE HEAUNG PROCESS. AFTER INITIAL PROCEDURE, THE COLOR MAY APPEAR HEAVIER. IT WILL APPEAR SOFTER WHEN COMPLETELY HEALED.
Permanent makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed on. If your skin is sun damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, and/or excessively dry or oily, the result cannot be expected to be perfect after the initial procedure. Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal.
Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, and age of skin, all contribute to fading. Touch ups are needed 30 days after your initial procedure to ensure the best results and to keep your permanent makeup looking the best.
IF THE AFTER CARE IS NOT FOLLOWED PROPERLY, WE WILL KNOW AND IT WILL BE UP TO OUR DISCRETION IF WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON YOU IN THE FUTURE. THE IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR FACE AND THE AFTER CARE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCEDURE.
Remember, no two sides of the face are the same. Perfection is our goal, but, note that nothing is PERFECT. We do not use the "P" word when doing Permanent Makeup. Sisters, NOT twins is used universally in this field.
Powder Brows After During Healing Healed
Paramedical Tattooing also know as: scar relaxation, scar revision, scar camouflage, medical needling, areola re-pigmentation, micro pigmentation, Collagen induction therapy.
BECAUSE WE'RE FIRM BELIEVERS THAT BEAUTY IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP, MANY OF THESE SERVICES ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO HELP WOMEN AND MEN FEEL PRETTY AND MORE CONFIDENT WHEN THEY NEED IT MOST.
Clients with skin issues caused by medical conditions like alopecia, Bell’s palsy, cancer, trichotillomania, etc. may be eligible for discounted rates on their Restorative Aesthetic Procedures. Please contact us for details.
A consultation is mandatory before any first time paramedical tattooing or microneedling procedure such as for scar revlaxation, scar camouflage, or areola repigmentation. This is true even (especially) if you’ve had it done somewhere else.
We assess your skin type, nature and condition of the area to be pigmented, relevant medical background, lifestyle, and goals for the procedure. We’ll then discuss the various treatment methods available, the pros and cons of each as they apply to you personally, and any preparation you’ll want to do in order to maximize your results.
We highly recommend consultations be done in-person at Rigdon Medical Center so we can inspect your skin up close.
When this is not practical or possible, we’ll schedule your consultation as a video call - though this is less ideal.
Avoid tweezing, waxing, electrolysis, and coloring your brows for two weeks prior to the procedure. This will allow your technician the most flexibility to achieve optimal results.
Please be aware that we will remove your foundation and concealer to determine your true undertones. This is vital for us to choose the right color.
We offer several different options of eyebrow pigmentation lasting from several months to several years. (Microblading vs. traditional micropigmentation). We offer hair strokes, hair strokes with shading and fully shaded brows. Your specialist will discuss the best options for you depending on your skin type, lifestyle, desired results, and desired maintenance.
Rest assured, we use the best tools and the best pigments in the industry.
If you have any history of cold sores, fever blisters, or herpes simplex, you must contact your physician to obtain and take the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks for at least 4 days before and after the procedure. Many physicians prescribe 12 capsules of 500mg Valtrex. Follow your physician’s instructions.
Micropigmentation is a process. Two or three sessions may be required to achieve the desired results. It is not uncommon to lose up to 50% of the color after the first session.
Please be aware that having a procedure done while on your menstrual cycle can make you hypersensitive at the procedure site.
You will be given detailed after-care instructions at the time of your procedure. Please call or email us with any other question you may have.
Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following your eyeliner procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-treated condition.
The use of Latisse® must be discontinued at least 3 months prior to your eyeliner procedure. Latisse® produces an inflammatory reaction in the skin, which causes excessive pain and bleeding. If you use Latisse®, your eyeliner will not take properly.
Do not use other growth stimulants such as RapidLash®, or RevitaLash® for at least one week prior to or one week after your eyeliner procedure.
Lash extensions must be removed completely before your eyeliner procedure. If you have lash extensions, we will not be able to do your eyeliner. Lash extensions pose a danger to your eyes during the micropigmentation procedure.
Expect slight swelling, thickness, and/or redness, for 1 - 2 days following the procedure. You may use sterile ice pack wrapped in towel the first 24 hours and/or take tylenol for swelling.
• First Night: Blot brows with a few drops of sterile water and tissue paper or paper towel every 5 min until bed or until a clear fluid (lymph) isn't seen. Repeat in second day if needed.
• Apply thin layer of aftercare given with cue tip before bed.
• First Morning: wash with anti-bacterial soap with a patting type method and cold water. Pat dry. Apply thin layer of ointment with cue tip.
• Second Night: Starting only at night, wash with antibacterial soap and cold water. Pat dry. Apply thin layer of ointment with cue tip.
• In the mornings rinse with cold water only and apply ointment.
• Keep treated area dry from any other water other than washing at night for 7 to 10 days of until all dry skin has come off naturally.
• IF OILY OR COMBO SKIN, DO NOT USE AFTER CARE OINTMENT UNTIL DAY 2.
Avoid sleeping on your face during the 1st - 14 days after the procedure.
• Do not rub area vigorously when washing your face for at least 10 days.
• DO NOT WAX TWEEZE OR THREAD AREA FOR 14 DAYS PRIOR.
•Wash with cold water, anti-bacterial soap and pat dry. Keep moist with
Aquaphor for the next 10 days, and then switch to chap stick or lipstick with an
SPF of 15 or greater, as the sun tends to fade lip color quickly.
•After the procedure, the lips will appear to have too much color. After 3 - 4 days,
the epidermis sloughs off . It will appear that you have lost all of your color;
however, when you lips have healed completely, the dermal layer will gradually become darker.
• One hour after the procedure, use cotton round and distilled water to gently pat between lashes/eye area. Do NOT rub or scrub eyes.
•Day 2, you may apply ice wrapped with tissue if eyes are swollen. Be aware that side/stomach sleepers tend to swell more. No contact lenses for first two days.
•Day 3, if the skin feels extra dry, you may apply a very light layer of aquaphor using q-tip. Grapeseed oil may be used in place.
•No mascara or makeup on eyes for 7-10 days. Including lash growth serums for 4 weeks post treatment.
ALL PMU AFTERCARE
•Avoid Sun and tanning Beds, Chlorine Pools, Saunas, Jacuzzis
•Avoid Moisturizers, skin creams and makeup, ALL ALOE PRODUCTS
•Avoid Picking or touching
•Avoid Hot, Steamy, long showers. (shower with your back facing the spray to keep area as dry as possible.
• You may use sunscreen and makeup following 10-14 days once flaking is gone. Avoid direct contact with sun until then.
• DO NOT use peroxide or Neosporin on ANY areas.
• Do not try to remove the excess color with soap. This color will flake and fade to a beautiful natural color if left undisturbed.*
**PMU is a two part application. It is not uncommon to lose up to 40-60% of the color on the first application.Upon your 6-8 week touchup the color will stay more vivid.**
Lip Blush Before After Healed