Permanent Makeup

What to Expect
Permanent makeup, like all micro pigmentation procedures, is usually a multi-session processes. A touch up session will be scheduled 4-6 weeks after the original procedure.

Stages of Healing
Days 1-4: Initially the newly tattooed pigment will appear more intense than you expected. Oxidation and blood rushing to the skin’s surface darkens the appearance of the tattoo pigment.

Days 2-7: The pigment color of your procedure will significantly soften and lighten during this healing process. The "disappearing act" is due to the immaturity of the epidermal cells that have been exposed because of sloughing. Your tattooed area will have a milky cast, diffusing the original color. The pigment doesn’t go anywhere. It’s just not visible through the "veil" of tissue during the wound rebuilding stage.

Days 5-45: Translucency is slowly restored and you’ll see the pigment color deposited in the dermis. While these injected pigment tones may initially be similar to the exact color chosen, it will not always be a perfect match. The tones of the injected pigment remain consistent while your own skin tone changes depending on exposure to temperature, sun, circulatory changes and medication.

Contraindications for Permanent Makeup 
  • Under 18
  • Diabetes type 1 (doctor's approval required if insulin resistant)
  • Heart condition of any kind/pacemaker (requires doctor's approval)
  • Blood disorders of any kind (requires doctor's approval)
  • Epilepsy (requires doctor's approval)
  • Pregnant or breast feeding
  • Taking blood thinners (doctor to approve coming off a few days before your procedure)
  • Psoriasis, eczema
  • Allergic to anesthetic
  • Active herpes outbreak (cold sores)
  • Auto immune disease
  • Hepatitis (have or had in the past)
  • Cancer or Chemotherapy (6 months prior)
  • Glaucoma (no eyeliner)
  • Keloid or Hypertrophic scarring
  • No use of Latisse 6 months prior
  • Chemical peels must not be done within 2 weeks of micro pigmentation
  • Botox/fillers should be done 2-3 weeks before (or after) micro pigmentation
  • You should not take aspirin, ibuprofen or anti-inflammatories from 3 days before. Do not drink alcohol the night before micro pigmentation. No coffee or exercise stimulants with caffeine the morning of your procedure
  • Retin A and Retinols should be stopped 2 weeks before, and should not be used for 3 weeks after
  • Accutane stopped 18 months prior to procedure
  • You should stop taking all vitamin supplements at least 3 days before, and very important to stop taking any Omega 3 supplements, Vitamin E supplements 7 days before, as these thin the blood and can result in excessive bruising and pigment migration
If you're unsure, it's best to consult your physician prior to your appointment!