Before You Book An Appointment
The health requirements and risks of Semi Permanent Makeup (SPMU) is largely like that of getting a tattoo.
Before booking an appointment, we want to be extra careful and make sure that you don’t have any conditions that may cause side effects or jeopardize your safety – we call these conditions contraindications.
Such contraindications may include:
- Pregnancy or if you’re currently breastfeeding
- Any diseases or conditions that affect the immune system and thus, can affect the healing process
- Any skin conditions that may cause inflammation or aggravation to the eyebrow area
- Any conditions or medications that may cause heavy bleeding (alcoholism, taking blood thinners such as aspirin, Vitamin E pills or fish oil tablets, etc.)
- If you are someone prone to keloid scarring
- If you have a rare condition called Sarcoidosis that causes inflammation and creates raised bumps or lumps in the skin
If you have any such conditions, it doesn’t mean that you’re completely banned from getting beautiful brows. Just consult with your artist first to see what your options are. S/he may recommend you to reach out to a licensed physician to get approval prior to your tattoo.
At the end of the day, your safety and wellness precedes any procedure. So, in order for you to have safe and beautiful results, it’s always best to schedule a virtual consultation to form a deeper understanding between client and artist.
Preparing for Your Upcoming Appointment
It’s so exciting when you finally book that big day, I know! For some, it can also be kind of nerve-wracking. Don’t worry, I’m here if you have any lingering questions or concerns.
Here’s how you want to care for your brows, leading up to your appointment:
1 month prior to your appointment:
- You want to avoid any invasive procedures on or around the eyebrow area. This includes any intense chemical peels or surgeries.
- This is a great time to research and look through our archives to see what style of brow you really like.
- Don’t schedule anything intensive on the week of your appointment. Keep reading to understand what I mean!
2 weeks prior to your appointment:
- Avoid any heavy sun exposure! Make sure you’re not going on vacation during this time or laying out on the beach for extended periods of time. If you are, make sure you’re covering your face with a big floppy hat to protect your skin from the sun rays!
- Look through your skincare products. Do you have anything that’s brightening or acne-related? At this time, stop use of these products on the eyebrow region. Acids such as Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, AHAs/BHAs, Vitamin C, etc. can all affect the level of sensitivity of the skin. If you’re unsure, feel free to take a photo of the product you’re wondering about and send it to me to double check! (TIP: Hyaluronic Acid is the only “acid” you don’t have to worry about because it’s actually a humectant, aka it is a HYDRATING ingredient.)
- Avoid tinting or waxing your brows at this time. Let them be, let them grow naturally so I can see how your natural eyebrows lay.
- If you need to get your facial or lashes done, do it now! You’ll want to avoid prolonged contact to the eyebrows afterwards for about two weeks to allow them to heal properly.
48 hours prior to your appointment:
- Check your emails and texts! I’ll be sending you important forms and reminders for you to look over.
- If you’re feeling unwell during this time or have an emergency, please feel free to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Life happens, no worries!
24 hours prior to your appointment:
- Get ready for the 2.0 version of you girl! Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early to make sure you can find a parking spot and to have enough time to fill out your client intake form!
- Wash your hair! You’ll want to avoid heavy water contact to the brows 48 hours after your Microblading. To make your life easier, wash your hair before you come into your appointment.
- Please do not drink any coffee or alcohol, or take any blood thinners (e.g. aspirin) 24 hours prior to your appointment! Why? These substances cause blood to thin and may cause more bleeding during the procedure. More blood means less pigment absorption, which means your results may not heal as beautifully as they can.
- To increase the health and safety of our clients, I ask that you do not bring another person into the studio with you.
- Remember, don’t schedule any intense activities on the day of your appointment. No hot yoga sessions, heavy workouts, hot pot dates, saunas, or beach dates whether that’s before your appointment or after.
If you want to see for yourself how powerful brand new brows can make you feel, then go ahead and book a 15-min free virtual consultation with me. My line is open! Can’t wait to meet you and talk to you soon.