*WE DO NOT OFFER MICROBLADING*
PERMANENT MAKEUP FAQS
PLEASE READ THE
BEFORE & AFTER CARE PAGE AS WELL
*ONLY THE CLIENT IS ALLOWED IN THE
You must review the "Scheduling" page to make sure you meet all the criteria for the hair stroke technique.
Pictures of your eyebrows
(FULL FACE WITH NO MAKEUP ON)
are required prior to scheduling.
Not everyone is a candidate for this technique. In order to make an appointment
pictures must be reviewed by Mary.
Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include email address for our response & questionnaire.
The Hair Stroke Technique WILL NOT work on everyone:
Mary does not work on clients with the following Contraindications:
In order for us to determine if you are a good candidate for the "Hair Stroke" procedure we will need some information.
*Ever had permanent makeup on your eyebrows before
(We do not work on anyone with previous permanent makeup on their
*Pregnant, nursing, or trying to get pregnant
Must wait 6 months after delivery & 6 months after nursing
*Any scars or experienced any head trauma in the brow area
*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)
*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 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
* If you are under the age of 25, you will only be able to do this procedure a few times(1-5). The younger you start, the younger you are when it can no longer be done. It is recommended to do when you are older so that you can maintain for a few years.
*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 & 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.
(Addendum is required if proceeding)
*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)
*List medicines currently taking including all vitamins.
(NO FISH OIL 2 WEEKS PRIOR)
*MRSA (can be very contagious)
*Extremely Thin skin
(Transparent or Translucent or very vascular)
*Frequent Exercise (5-7 days per week)
(Due to the frequent production of sweat(salt), the pigment WILL NOT retain, fade very quickly, appear blurred or change in color)
THIS WILL HAPPEN!
NO LASH/BROW GROWTH SERUMS ON BROWS AT ALL
60 DAYS PRIOR AND IT NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE ON THE BROWS AT ALL AFTERWARDS
THESE CONTRAINDICATIONS CAN ALSO PRESENT LATER IN LIFE. FUTURE PROCEDURES MAY NOT BE PERFORMED.
*If you come in with a TAN
(no sun 30 days before & 30 days after)
Mary will not argue with you if you come in with a tan.
Pigments implanted in TAN skin WILL Heal Darker, Appear
Ashy and WILL NOT look like hair strokes. Even after the area is healed and you go out in the sun, it can darken as the skin darkens. This cannot be lightened at all.
You will lose your deposit and will not be put back on the schedule
again without the approval from Mary.
HAT & GLASSES ARE NOT SUFFICIENT
*If you are knowingly under the influence of drugs or any mood altering drugs/medications
(ie: Prozac, Xanex, Valium)
YOU WILL BE CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED!
NO WORKING OUT THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE, NO DIRECT SUN OR TANNING BEDS.....NO RETINOLS ON FOREHEAD OR AROUND EYES FOR 30 DAYS...NO SWEATING (14 DAYS).....
NO SALTWATER (OCEAN) (30 DAYS before and 30 DAYS after the procedure)
ALL SHOULD BE AVOIDED DURING THE HEALING PROCESS,
SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY
Remember to ask your Technician
these important questions:
Are you Licensed by the Laws governing your state?
(Florida Department of Health Requires all Permanent Makeup Technicians/Tattoo Artists to have an ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE (for each location)......TATTOO ARTIST LICENSE......BIOMEDICAL WASTE PERMIT......PASS THEIR STATE TEST FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND A BUSINESS LICENSE....THESE MUST BE POSTED IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE)
How long have you been working in the field?
View Credentials displayed in office
Are you Insured?
(Remember, if doing Permanent Makeup in a non-licensed facility or home.....INSURANCE IS NULL AND VOID)
View Many Photos
Make sure photos are consistent....many of mine have been stolen and claimed as others' work...unethical..yes..but, happens all the time.
*Don't base your decision on price, base it on;
Experience, Artistic Skill, Photos and Credentials!
This is your face, trust it to an experienced & skilled ARTIST....
Do your research!
What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent Makeup(PMU) is the process which sterile hypoallergenic cosmetic pigments are placed into the dermal layer of the skin using single use individual disposable sterile needles. PMU is not the same process as in conventional tattoos. PMU pigments will fade over time unlike conventional tattoos. We use different pigments for the face, not carbon ink. Its called permanent because even though it fades, particles remain in the skin. The areas to be treated are numbed using approved topical anesthetics
to make your experience a comfortable & pleasant one.
Is it really permanent?
YES & NO... I use only the finest permanent makeup products/pigments and they will soften/fade in color over time....typically 1-10 yrs. Even as the permanent makeup fades and becomes less visible, there will always be particles in the skin forever. The natural elements, anti-aging creams, sun exposure, sweating, tanning beds and just age of the permanent makeup, without question, will fade in time. It is recommended to get color boosts to freshen up the Permanent Makeup to maintain its natural look annually.
Permanent Makeup is an art, NOT a science. Clients results will vary and using a pencil or powder may still be needed. We have no control over your bodies healing process and each time a procedure is done, the pigment will have less retention due to scar tissue.
At some point the procedure can longer be performed due to scar tissue and the aging of the skin. (Typically 2-6 times) but, varies person to person.
What is the recovery/healing time?
Healing time varies from person to person. With proper topical anesthetics & numbing, swelling will be very minimal and typically there is no bleeding involved with my procedures. I provide each client with Vaseline for the aftercare and written instructions. The treated area will begin to soften/lighten up within 3-30 days...and it is recommended to have your touch-up appointment any time 6-12 months following your original procedure. Then every 2 yrs. for color boost. Schedule Permitting.
Hair Stroke Technique
Hair Stoke technique is when the Specialist implants the pigment into the skin in hair-like strokes giving the appearance of hair. This technique is becoming more common and popular in the Permanent Makeup Industry. Keep in mind that this technique will require color boosts every 2 yrs to maintain it's natural appearance...the hair strokes with time will fade, blur or look more powdered. The aging of our skin and tissue will affect the appearance of your permanent makeup, this is universal in all permanent makeup applications, especially as the pigment ages. They will need to be refreshed. As the skin ages, the eyebrows WILL look more powdered, no matter what
Fitzpatrick skin types 1-2
(Red heads/Blondes-fair skin-light eyes)
You will be red, swollen and sometimes the pigment will not retain good and you may require additional procedures.
Fitzpatrick skin types 3-6 please note the hair strokes will not be as visible as on lighter skin types.
Before beginning...the eyebrow area is numbed with only the best topical numbing creams. The shape and colors are chosen by the client and myself prior to the application of the Permanent Makeup.
Pre-numbing and color selection