PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING
MY GOAL IS TO ENSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST RESULTS FROM YOUR TREATMENT. TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS, YOUR SKIN MUST BE HEALTHY, STRONG, AND FREE OF ANY IRRITATIONS. UNFORTUNATELY, NOT ALL CLIENTS ARE GOOD CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP DUE TO THEIR COMPROMISED SKIN CONDITION OR PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS.
Ingrown hairs and open bumps on eyebrow-injured skin cannot be tattooed
Eczema (Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)- skin is not healthy
Psoriasis (Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)- skin is not healthy
Dermatitis (Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)- skin is not healthy
Rosacea (chronic acne-like skin indicated by redness)- skin bleeds easy and will not retain color well.
Severely oily skin on eyebrows- Microblading hair strokes will appear more blended, solid, or not retain at all, we offer other brow pigmentation techniques that are better for this skin type.
Large pores on your forehead & in the eyebrow area- color will blur/blend in large pores resulting in a powdered look. Powder or combo brow is recommended for this skin type.
Have moles/raised areas/piercings in or around the brow/eye area- anything raised or indented will not retain color
Deep wrinkles in the brow area-the hair strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the eyebrows an uneven look
Hair transplant for your eyebrows-color will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed
Shingles-permanent makeup will not be performed as the procedure could cause a flare-up
Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 (red heads/translucent skin)- due to hypersensitivity and thinness, this skin type does not take the color. Powder or combo brow is the best option.
Accutane or Retin-A (acne medication) within the last year- skin composition is altered and will not heal well. Must wait 1 year before treatment
Retinol or Vitamin A user- skin composition is altered and will not heal well. Must discontinue use 1 month prior to treatment
Extremely thin skin- transparent or translucent bleeds easily and cannot hold color due to its thinness
If you come in with a tan or sunburn- skin is not normal color and is possibly damaged
Use of Latisse, infinityLash or any eyelash/eyebrow growth conditioner- skin will be hypersensitive and bleed easily. Use of these serums must be discontinued for 2 months prior to procedure
Pregnant or nursing. I do not personally perform any tattoo services if any these conditions are present. I also require a period between four and six months after birth/breastfeeding before any procedures, this is due to the change in hormones that WILL affect the healing and color on your procedures if hormones are not back to normal.
Hemophilia (high risk- cannot stop bleeding)
Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions) (high risk)
Body runs hot (increased bleeding which prevents color deposit)
Bleeding disorders (increased bleeding which prevents color deposit)
Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition (Hypo, Hyperthyroidism, Graves Disease, Hashimoto’s- results in thicker skin) healing is unpredictable and more touch-ups may be required
Auto Immune Disorder such as LUPUS or Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (MS, RA, Lupus or the like)
Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, color will not retain. Also the facial skin is not healthy and is/or bumpy, and the color will not heal evenly)
Trichotillomania (Compulsive pulling of body hair) Due to constant pulling, scar tissue is prominent and color will not heal evenly/properly.
IF YOU ARE ON ANY OF THESE MEDICATIONS, YOU WILL HAVE EXCESSIVE BLEEDING AND COLOR RETENTION WILL BE COMPROMISED:
If you fail to disclose any of the above skin conditions/medical conditions/medications, you will have a poor outcome and further touch-ups to improve the results will be at an additional cost.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
PREPARATION AND AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
Please arrive wearing absolutely no makeup (the entire face). We understand some clients are coming directly from work at this is not convenient, however, our concern is regarding skin infections and skin trauma. Too much scrubbing aggravates tissue which results in poor pigment absorption. Removing makeup upon arrival aggravates tissue, cuts into procedure time, and is not compliant with our policy.
Contacts should not be worn to your procedure please bring glasses. Mascara, indelible makeups and henna stains should not be worn for 72 hours before your procedure.
Do not work out 24 hours before the procedure.
No Alcohol, caffeine 24 hours before the procedure
No Fish oils, Omega 3's, Niacin and vitamin E supplements 48 Hours before the procedure
No Facials, Botox, Glycolic treatments 45 Days before the procedure
Avoid Sun tanning TWO WEEKS before and after the procedure
No Excessive sweating and NO exercising 10 to 15 days after the procedure (salt on body seat will pull the pigment out of your skin) This has to be done.
No Ibuprofen, 48 hours before the procedure.
Try to avoid aspirin products a week before the procedure
***Must STOP using LATTICE or/and any Lash serums one month before (eyeliner and brow procedures)
***For Lip procedures a course of Valtrex or Zovirax is required if you are prone to cold sores.
***No eyelash extensions for any eyeliner/eyelash enhancement tattoo.
***Must stop ANY RETINOL products 6 weeks before your procedure.
All permanent makeup results vary from person to person, how your body heals is out of the control of the technician. This is 100% your bodies job. Even when following the aftercare fading, blurring or poor retention can still happen depending on your skin and lifestyle, this is completely out of control and not the technician's fault.
Permanent makeup is an art, not a science. Client's results will vary and using pencil/powder may still be needed.
***IF YOUR EYEBROWS, LIPS AND EYES HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY TATTOOED PLEASE CONSULT RAQUEL MACK BEFORE MAKING AN APPOINTMENT
You will be given detailed after care instructions on how to wash and moisturize the tattooed areas.
prepare to do the following:
-No exercising (sweating, hot yoga, saunas) 7 to 10 days after your procedure.
-No direct exposure to the sun or tanning for 4 weeks after your procedure.
If you are planning a vacation I will suggest you schedule your appointment for your return, to prevent all the above.
-Avoid sleeping on your face for the first week after your procedure.
-Avoid hot long showers and don't let the water directly hit your face when you shower.
-No makeup on the treated area for 7 to 10 days.
-For lip procedures, avoid spicy, hot foods for at least a week after your lip porcedure.
-No facials, exfoliants, pen needling, laser, microdermabrasion treatments four weeks after your procedure. No Retinol, Vitamin C serums, AHA products for at least 4 weeks after the procedure.
-Fading will occur faster if you tan constantly, work out more than normal, have excessive sweating or if you have any autoimmune conditions.
Immediate after the procedure your brows will be slightly red, the redness will last for the rest of the day. A very small amount of the ointment will be applied to help the skin, minimize discomfort and help with the healing process that will be between 10-15 days.
The day after the procedure the brows will appear darker, this may last up to the third day.
Do not get the brows wet, and apply the ointment given 3 x day for seven days.
A few days after your procedure the brows will start the flaking/scabbing, this process is completely normal, the skin will shed naturally and is very important that you DO not touch or pick at the skin and do NOT apply any other products or makeup.
After the faking/scabbing process is over the brows may look lighter, the pigment implanted on the skin will get eventually get darker. Expect the brows to heal about 20% lighter than the day of the procedure. I recommend a time frame of 1.5-2 years to refresh the color and keep the skin healthy.
LIP BLUSH TATTOOING:
***Clients with previous lip tattoo will require a consultation before booking.
Clients with hyperpigmentation skin conditions, (dark or light spots on lips) are NOT candidates for lip blush tattooing.
What to expect after a lip blush procedure:
Your lips will be a little swollen, this will subside within a few hours after the procedure. Applying an ice pack on the lips 10 min. on 20 min. off will help reduce the puffiness.
It is important to keep your lips moisturized with the ointment that will be provided (Neosporin lip balm can be used too) Keeping your lips moisturized will minimize the flaking of the skin (this process is completely normal and part of the healing stages) The skin has to shed naturally, this means no picking.
On the first week of the procedure the lips will be sensitive do NOT drink extremely hot or cold beverages, do NOT eat spicy foods or/and foods than contain coloring and red wine.
Before brushing your teeth apply a thick layer of ointment to keep the toothpaste from rubbing against your freshly tattooed lips (this may take the pigment out) the use of toothpaste without peroxide like Toms is recommended.
The lips will fade about 30% lighter than the original color, this is completely normal and should be taken in consideration when selecting the color.
I require a cycle of Valtrex before any lip procedure (starting 72 hours before the date of your procedure)