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  • People who want to wake up with makeup.

  • People who desire natural or dramatic makeup that won’t smear, run or disappear during the day or night.

  • Athletes or physically active women who always want to look their best.

  • People who are allergic to conventional makeup.

  • People who are visually or physically challenged with makeup application. 

  • People who have invisible hair or who cannot regrow hair due to burns, scars or overtweezing.

  • People who desire symmetry or definition with facial features like lip borders, eyebrows or hair lines.

  • People who have hair transplant scars.

  • People who have had breast reduction or reconstructive surgery.


  • Are pregnant

  • Have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring

  • Are receiving or recently received chemotherapy (consult your doctor)

  • Have or are prone to viral infections and/or diseases

  • Have skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)

  • Are sick (cold, flu, etc.)

  • Have had Botox in the past 1 month

  • Have taken Actuate in the past 2 years

  • Recently tanned or will be tanning within 4 weeks

  • Have any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system/healing


Conditions that will require a doctor's note:

  • Certain medications

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure

  • Organ transplant

  • Pacemaker or major heart problems

  • Epilepsy

  • History of cancer

  • Diabetes


Pain:  There may be some pain felt even after anesthetic is used. Some people respond better to anesthetics than others.


Infection: Infection is very unusual. The areas treated must be kept clean and only freshly cleaned hands should touch the areas. You will receive specific aftercare instructions upon booking your appointment. 


Uneven Pigmentation: This can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding or many other causes. Your follow up appointment will likely correct any uneven appearance.


Asymmetry: Every effort will be made to avoid asymmetry of your permanent makeup but our faces are not symmetrical so adjustments may be needed during the follow up session to correct any unevenness.


Excessive Swelling or Bruising: Not typical for microblading. Minor if it occurs, and subsides within a few days. With permanent eyeliner and lip enhancement, swelling may last a few days. 


Anesthesia: Topical anesthetics are used to numb the area to be tattooed. Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine and Epinephrine in a cream or gel form are typically used. If you are allergic to any of these please advise your technician prior to your appointment date.


Keloid Scarring: Occurs when a wound scar grows excessively producing fibrous protein (collagen) after the wound has healed, beyond normal boundaries. Although keloid scarring is more likely with deeper wounds, persons with this tendency may have problems with tattooing also.

Cold Sores/Fever Blisters & Canker Sores: Trauma around the mouth area may cause an occurrence of cold sores. It is usually a few days after the procedure that cold sore pain begins. You are required to take anti-viral medication prior to your lip procedure and show proof of your medication on the day of your appointment.  Failure to do so at the time of appointment will result in loss of your deposit.  


Corneal Abrasion: A painful injury that usually heals in 1-2 days. It may result from a scratch or poke, or irritation from meds. If you wear contact lenses, you will be required to removed them prior to your appointment and wear glasses immediately after the appointment and for 3-4 days after. 

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH): Dark skinned individuals have a higher predisposition for this, and permanent makeup lip procedures are higher risk (larger area, more swelling, longer healing time) than permanent eyeliner or permanent eyebrows.


Foreign Body Granulomas: Nodules that form around material that the body perceives as foreign. This is rare, but is possible with tattoo pigment, body piercing jewelry, splinters, or any foreign material that is too large to be ingested and removed by macrophages.


MRI: Some pigments used in permanent cosmetic procedures contain inert oxides, a low level magnet may be required if you need to be scanned by an MRI machine. You must inform your MRIntechnician of any tattoos or permanent cosmetics. In some cases, some heat and/or tingling may be felt in the area of the tattoo.


Allergic Reaction: There is a small possibility, although rare, of an allergic reaction to tattoo pigments. However, this may show up many years after your procedure.  You may take a 5-7 day patch test to determine this. However, it is up to you to seek advice from a medical professional to diagnose an allergic reaction should an adverse reaction occur. Even if your patch test shows you are not allergic, this does not rule out a reaction showing up many years later. Allergic reactions to pigments are rare, however, it can occur.


You may also be allergic to other products used during the procedure.  This is why it is important for you to disclose information in the medical questionnaire.


The alternative to these possibilities is to use cosmetics and not undergo the permanent cosmetics procedure.


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