Important Information

What is Permanent Makeup / Microblading?

Permanent makeup / Microblading is a specialized technique used for permanent cosmetics which is sometimes referred to as micro pigmentation. The process includes a free consultation, the application of pigment, and one follow-up visit.  During the follow-up visit, the area is evaluated and touch-ups are added where needed to perfect the look.

Who is Permanent Makeup / Microblading for?

If you are ready to look your best from the moment you wake up in the morning to the time you rest your head, then it’s for you. If you’re a busy mom or career woman and don’t have the time to fill in your eyebrows every morning, it’s the perfect solution for you.  If you dislike wearing makeup and would rather keep it natural but still have perfect eyebrows then it’s definitely for you.  It is also perfect for people who are very active, who do a lot of sports or go to the gym on a daily because you don’t have to worry about your makeup getting smeared.

Who should not get Permanent Makeup / Microblading?

Although most people have perfect results, some people are not good candidates for Permanent Makeup / Microblading.  Here’s a list of circumstances in which permanent make / microbladingis not recommended.

If you have excessively oily skin there is a chance that the pigment will not take on your skin and fading will occur faster.  In these cases, our clients don’t wait for their annual touch-ups and chose to come in sooner and more frequently.

You have an existing eyebrow, eyeliner, lip tattoo.  If you have an old tattoo, you will need to schedule a tattoo removal with Kathy and follow the recommended procedures before you can get a new tattoo.

If you’ve had Botox or any other facial aesthetic procedures in the past 15 days.

If you are sick with the cold, flu , etc.

If you are Diabetic.

If you are pregnant or nursing.

If you have Epilepsy.

If you have a viral infection and/or diseases.

If you are undergoing Chemotherapy.

If you have a skin irritation such as Rosacea or psoriasis near the area being worked on.

If you have had an organ transplant.

If you have a pacemaker or any major heart problems.

If you’ve used Accutane in the past year.

What type of permanent makeup / microblading procedures are there? 

The possibilities with permanent makeup / microblading are endless!

Does permanent makeup / microblading look natural?

Alicia’s experience, steady hand, and passion for beauty translate over to permanent makeup / microblading/Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage. Alicia prides herself on providing the most natural procedures in the business.  There are many great technicians out their but Alicia’s style, obsession with perfection and intense attention to detail are what set her apart from the rest.  A substantial percentage of her clients come to her for corrections after experiencing unsatisfactory treatments done elsewhere.

Permanent makeup / microblading isn’t supposed to be noticeable, it’s meant to look natural and that’s exactly what you’ll get at New Image Beauty Bar.

How long does the healing process take?

It is completely normal to experience some tenderness and swelling immediately following the procedure and for a few days after. The pigment will appear darker and more vibrant than how it will actually look when it is healed.  Healing durations vary with each person but generally take between 7 to 14 days.  Other than the slight sensitivity to the treated area, healing is normally painless.  You must remember that how well you heal depends in part by you and your skin.  Depending on your unique biology you may experience different results.Everyone heals differently!  It is important that you speak with us about your expectations and your skin along with how well you can follow the aftercare instructions.  All are very important for healing.

How long does it last?

Although permanent makeup / microblading lasts for years allowing you to focus on more important matters, the exact length of time varies depending on skin type, lifestyle and exposure to the sun.  To maximize the duration, please follow the aftercare procedures provided on this page and to you and try and always cover treated area when in the sun.

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PERMANENT MAKE UP

Permanent skin pigmentation procedure carries with it known and unknown complications and consequences associated with this type of cosmetic procedure, including but not limited to; infection, scarring, inconsistent color, and spreading, fanning or fading of pigments. Corneal abrasions are a rare side effect, especially if you rub or scratch your eyes or apply contacts too soon after any eyeliner procedure. The actual color of the pigment may modify slightly, due to the tone and color of your skin.

Before & After Care

What to do Before your procedure.

To maximize the procedure, it is important that you follow the procedures listed below prior to your scheduled visit.

Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Niacin Vitamin D, or Vitamin E 24 hours before your procedure.

Do not go tanning in or outdoors or have a sunburned face, or Body.

Do not get a wax or tint 3 days before.

Do not get botox or any other treatments.

Do not work out the day of.

Do not get a laser treatment 30 days before.

Do not drink alcohol or caffeine the day of the procedure.

Please Eat something atlas 2 hours before your procedure.

Please dress comfortable.

Do keep in mind that if you are scheduled during your menstrual cycle you will be more sensitive.

What to do After your procedure.

To ensure that you have long-lasting results, please follow the aftercare instructions outlined below.

Absolutely no cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 2 weeks.

No water on treated area either so we recommend getting your hair washed by a friend or at a salon to ensure you do not get the area wet whatsoever. This is extremely important and we cant stress it enough.  NO WATER ON AREA FOR AT LEAST 7-14 days.

Keep the area clean and sterile.

Don’t scratch, rub, or pick at the area, let it heal on its own.  Scabbing or dry skin are normal and a part of the process so let it heal naturally.

Avoid sleeping on your face for as long as possible but specifically for at least 14 days.  If you cant help it, we recommend silk pillow covers.

Do not get any other treatments on or near the area such as botox, facials, chemical peels, laser, or microdermabrasion for at least one month.

Avoid the sun for at least 60 days and if you can’t help it, always cover the treated area.

Avoid heavy sweating for at least two weeks, so that means NO working out.  Sorry ladies!

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE’S SKIN IS DIFFERENT SO THE RESULTS VARY FROM ONE PERSON TO THE NEXT.  THIS MEANS THAT THE TATTOO MAY FADE AND WITH SOME PEOPLE COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR. YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A RISK YOU ARE TAKING.  PERMANENT MAKEUP IS AN ART AND NOT A SCIENCE SO IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ALTHOUGH 95% OF CLIENTS HAVE A SUCCESSFUL PROCEDURE, SOME DON’T.  SOME PEOPLE’S SKIN DOES NOT TAKE THE TATTOO SO IT FADES PARTIALLY AND OR FULLY AND THAT IS A MAJOR RISK YOU ARE TAKING.

YOU WILL BE GIVEN A CONSENT FORM WHEN YOU ARRIVE WHICH WILL OUTLINE THIS AND MORE IN DETAIL, BUT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CALL US BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT.

We advise all patients to read and fully understand these terms and conditions prior to making an appointment.

Disclaimer

Permanent MakeUp / Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing where pigment is placed in the dermal layer of the tissue.  Retention of the pigment is out of our control, as it is determined by the clients skin type, how well they follow after-care instructions, as well as their immune system, therefore no specific result can be 100% guaranteed.

Maintenance

As a general rule, the patient should expect to book a maintenance appointment every 12 to 18 months.  With that said, some factors will effect fading more quickly for some versus others.  These factors include, but are not limited to the following:

Not taking the after care instructions seriously.
Sunbathing or using sunbeds.
Using Retin A creams, or any other products that contain AHA’s, Glycolic or Vitamin A.
Certain skin treatments such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
Certain skin conditions and or excessively dry/oily skin types.
Specific medications which are known to cause increased fading.
Excessive use of alcohol.
Swimming in chlorinated pools.

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