Permanent Makeup Brows – are you suitable?
Before the appointment
- No alcohol/caffeine/exercise prior to the procedure on the day of treatment.
- Getting a procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make you hyper-sensitive.
- You must be off all Retinols/Retina-A 30 days prior to appt. If not the area may bleed and pigment will not implant effectively. Keep all creams off your brows for the first week after the appointment. If you resume the retinols after your brows have healed, it is advised to continue avoiding application over your brows in order to avoid premature fading.
- Botox should be performed 3 weeks before or 3 weeks after the procedure.
- You have to be off Oratane/Accutane for 1 year.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen for 24 hrs prior to your procedure.
You are not a suitable candidate for permanent makeup/hairstroke brows if:
- You are pregnant or nursing.
- If you bleach your eyebrows – the chemicals WILL bleach the hair & the pigment as well.
- There is any irritation or blemish of any kind in or around the treatment area (e.g. pimples, active cold sores, general irritation of the skin, moles or other skin imperfections) the procedure cannot be performed until the blemish or area of concern is gone/removed/healed.
- If you have large pores or oily/severely oily skin, you are not a candidate for the Hairstroke technique – Powder technique is recommended.
- You have scar tissue from previous Permanent Makeup/eyebrow removal, it may be difficult to implant pigment and additional sessions may be required. Your old Permanent Makeup must be light enough to work over. If your old PMU is very saturated, removal sessions will be required before we can begin creating your new brows.
- You do frequent peels – the brows may fade prematurely. No chemical peels 30 days prior/after the appointment (always tell your therapist about your tattooed brows so as to avoid applying the peel too close to them).
- You have a sun burnt/very tanned face – skin is too sensitive and may bleed.
- Clients with darker skin (Indian, African, etc.) must be aware that the Hairstrokes will not appear as defined as they appear on lighter skin types. Powder technique is recommended.